Schedule: Mon / Fri 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm | Sat / Sun 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Tickets: £ 10 | £ 5
Location: Royal Observatory
Address: Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ
Are you ready to immerse yourself in an electrifying experience among the dunes and canyons of the red planet? Mars is closer than ever, particularly at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, where visitors of all ages, or to be more precise, from seven years of age and up, can explore the mysteries of the fourth planet of the solar system. Key word: amazement. No preparations necessary, just sit back in your seat and look up - the immersive experience of One Day on Mars will revel an unexplored world, crossed by volcanic valleys and pummelled by sand storms. As NASA’s Rover Perseverance continues to make preliminary strides across the red planet and Elon Musk promises to land, by 2026, humans on Mars, the Royal Observatory offers a little taste to the curious and impassioned.
Japanese artist Yoko Matsumoto's first solo exhibition in the UK featuring paintings and works on paper from the mid-1980s to the present day. For Matsumoto "color determines form" and so the color pink, unlike black and white, has no concept. It exists, unattainable, in the most hidden depths of our subconscious.
The exhibition, curated by writer Ekow Eshun, showcases the work of contemporary artists from the African diaspora, including Michael Armitage, Lubaina Himid, Kerry James Marshall, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Amy Sherald, and highlights the use of figures to illuminate the richness and complexity of Black life.