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Sebastiao Salgado | Christmas at Kew | Frida Kahlo

Sebastiao Salgado: Amazonia, Science Museum, London, until 27 March

Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado spent seven years working on this “awe-inspiring celebration of life on Earth”, says Simon Ings in the Telegraph. His monochrome photos focus on what’s left of the Amazon rainforest today – and what we can save. Subjects include mountains, waterfalls, rainstorms and the indigenous peoples of “the most culturally and linguistically diverse region on the planet”. £10.

Christmas at Kew, Kew Gardens, London, 17 November to 9 January

Tickets for the ever-popular winter trail at Kew are selling fast. Expect flickering flames, waterside illuminations, trees drenched in colour, a panoramic light display, festive street food and a chance to say hello to Father Christmas. From £21.50.

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Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience, London, 16 April to 2 June

Immersive exhibitions are all the rage, so book early for this foray into the colourful world of two of Mexico’s greatest painters, heading to an as yet unrevealed London location next spring. Using more than 300 art projections and a surround-sound system, it explores the work and torrid relationship of Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera. You can also travel through Mexico in a unique VR experience. From £27.90.

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Carnaby Kaleidoscope, Carnaby Street, London, until 2 January

The Christmas lights on Carnaby Street are always a sight for sore eyes – more than 600 3D and 2D butterflies in neon colours will flutter above the streets of Soho and the Carnaby arch will glow a shimmering pink. This year’s event is a collaboration with the refugee charity Choose Love, which has opened a pop-up shop full of presents such as blankets, children’s shoes and phone credit. Once purchased, they’ll be sent to projects around the world.