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5 exhibitions that celebrate women

It’s International Women’s Day tomorrow, Thursday 8th March, and so we thought we would set out to write a list of places that had women’s work on show in London.

Now, it turns out that aside from the pop-up things for the weekend there is actually very little out there. So here are our top 5, massive respect and girl power.

1. Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification, House of Illustration.

Illustrator Lucinda Rogers leads you through the streets of London, looking at the relationship between old and new, and in particular an area of East London being redeveloped. She captures intimate details from the world around her in her work.

It costs £7.50 but £5 with an Art Pass. It’s open until 25th March.

2. First Among Equals, The Foundling Museum.

The Foundling Museum present 300 objects chosen by women that have all achieved firsts in their professional lives.

It costs £11 for adults, but is free for children, and those with an Art Pass. It’s open until 13th January 2019.

3. Diana: Her Fashion Story, Kensington Palace.

Discover how the most photographed woman in the world used her fashion sense to captivate and inspire.

Entrance to the whole palace including this exhibition is £14; Free with an Art Pass, until 24 Feb 2019.

4. Votes for Women, Museum of London

This exhibition (and series of events) celebrates the centenary of the 1918 parliamentary act that gave some women the right to vote for the first time.

It explores the history of the Suffragettes, gives testimonies and explores those who are most inspiring.

Free for all, Until 6 Jan 2019

5. The Like A Woman Bookshop, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A

Between 10am and 6.30pm, visit the Penguin bookshop devoted to celebrating the talents of Women literary authors. Celebrating women, past, present and future. Find your inspiration to shout, rebel and make waves #LikeAWoman for International Women’s Day.

From 5-9 March.

One extra because you know how we are about lists – one that is opening soon and you shouldn’t miss:

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, V&A Museum

This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.

16 June-4 Nov 2018