Lead image: The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus opens at Proud Chelsea on 16 March
1 Perch Light launch at Moooi London
Cool Dutch-inspired homewares brand Moooi London is celebrating the arrival of spring with the launch of their highly anticipated new origami-inspired Perch Light – and you are invited! Taking place on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at Moooi LONDON, the event will be a fun and creative evening with an origami workshop, drinks, concept food and the chance to win a Perch table light. Also on the night, The Resident magazine’s Assistant Editor Bethan Andrews will be interviewing the designer of the cool, bird-like light, Umut Yamac, live on stage about the inspiration and process behind his creation. Limited spaces available. 6pm-9.30pm.
23 Great Titchfield Street W1W 7PA. To RSVP click here
2 Jeremy Barlow at Llewellyn Alexander
14 March-19 April
The light and life of France and Italy are captured in a major new exhibition of over 70 paintings by one of the country’s most accomplished landscape artists, Jeremy Barlow. His passion for radiant sunlight and the relaxed open air lifestyle of the Mediterranean is demonstrated in this superb collection of paintings, on show at Llewellyn Alexander this month.
124-126 The Cut SE1 8LN; 020 7620 1322; llewellynalexander.com
3 Made London Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf is all set to host a new free contemporary design and craft event, bringing together around 120 of the best craft talent in the country. Made London Canary Wharf will offer visitors the chance to meet makers and discuss inspirations, design processes and future projects, as well as purchase works directly from makers. Taking place over two weeks, 17-20 March and 22-25 March, each show will present around 60 makers and will host a different selection of media from ceramics to furniture, via fashion and jewellery.
4 Escape The Scaffold at Theatre503
22 March-15 April
Titas Halder’s Escape The Scaffold is a dark, dangerous thriller with pitch-black humour. Set against the background of a rapidly changing world, three best friends hunker down in their student house, forced to make decisions that will mark them for the rest of their lives. Youthful idealism is tested, paranoia takes hold, and real life melts into a nightmare world. Eventually, a love triangle escalates into a murderous betrayal. 7.45pm.
The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW; theatre503.com
5 Black Lives, Black Words at Bush Theatre
An international theatre project that explores the stories of the black Diaspora in multicultural cities in the US and London, Black Lives, Black Words is set to provide viewers with compelling food for thought at Bush Hall. Posing the question, ‘do black lives matter today?’, the performance will get candid about issues surrounding the intergration of black culture into western society, with original writing from black British writers such as Rachel De-Lahay and Winsome Pinnock.
7 Uxbridge Road W12 8LJ; 020 8743 5050; bushtheatre.co.uk
6 Barnes Music Festival
Until 26 March
A magnificent event filled with some of the most talented musicians the area has to offer, Barnes Music Festival is set to be a blow out event. From an ethereal classical offering to poetry readings, snazzy jazz and powerful, grand organ recitals, this is not one to be missed. The theme this year is Music & Place – a celebration of the way in which music enhances our appreciation of spaces and landscapes, whether that’s the countryside, the city, the sea, the sky, the world or – of course – Barnes.
7 Junkyard Golf Club
Junkyard Golf Club London officially reopened on 2 March following a serious face-lift at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. Junkyard Golf Club London may have landed a little less than a year ago but its impact on the city has been huge. The party person’s must-do has welcomed over 200,000 players through the doors and celebrity spots have included Jonathan Ross, Tom Hardy and members of Little Mix. Now Junkyard Golf Club is ready to cut loose once again and eager putters can try their luck on three new courses – all designed to a whole new level for maximum crazy golf trickery and enjoyment – as well as six pimped-up bars, perfect for pre, mid and post-game drinks, cocktails and fairground style snacks.
8 Hedda Gabler at National Theatre
Until 21 March
Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors, is making his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, Hedda Gabler. In a new verison by Patrick Marber, the production stars Ruth Wilson in the title role, alongside a cast that also includes Rafe Spall and Sinéad Matthews. Just married, bored already: Hedda longs to be free.
9 Bunny at White Bear Theatre
Until 25 March
Bunny by multi-award winning playwright Jack Thorne stars Catherine Lamb, an actress and first-time producer whose recent credits include The National Joke (The Stephen Joseph Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Arts Theatre West End), The Crown (Netflix) and Cucumber (Channel 4). Opening on 7 March at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington, Bunny is a vital tale for our times – an interrogation into the mind of one young girl struggling to find her place within a modern world lacking intimacy and connection. Now, more than ever, theatre needs to explore stories where women are made to feel powerless, inadequate and submissive. Tickets are £12 (£10 concs).
138 Kennington Park Road SE11 4DJ. To book call 0333 666 3366 or see whitebeartheatre.co.uk
10 The Wild Party at The Other Palace
Until 1 April
Formerly the St James Theatre, The Other Palace will officially open its doors in February. The first production in the main theatre will be Grammy and seven-time Tony Award nominated musical The Wild Party, starring Frances Ruffelle and directed by Olivier Award winning choreographer Drew McOnie.
11 Barbican’s Cinema Matters: Part 2
Until 23 April
Barbican’s Cinema Matters moves on to Part 2: What The Movies Do To Us, exploring the unique ways in which cinema constructs us as spectators and audiences. Check out Oscar Scores, too, which returns on 8 March at 6.15pm with a screening of Joe Wright’s Atonement and ScreenTalk with composer Dario Marianelli.
12 Richard Mosse: Incoming at The Barbican
Until 23 April
In collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten, conceptual documentary photographer Richard Mosse has created this new exhibition of work, opening on 15 February at the Barbican Centre, using a new, powerful telephoto military camera. With this he has created narratives of the journeys made by refugees, shown in a whole new light.
13 Barbican’s Cinema Matters: Part 2
Until 27 April
Barbican’s Cinema Matters moves on to Part 2: What The Movies Do To Us, exploring the unique ways in which cinema constructs us as spectators and audiences (running 5 March until 27 April). Check out Oscar Scores, too, which returns on 8 March at 6.15pm with a screening of Joe Wright’s Atonement and ScreenTalk with composer Dario Marianelli.
14 The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus
Until 14 May 2017
The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus at Proud Chelsea unveils never before seen images of the Fab Four shot by Magnus 50 years ago. The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Keith Moon, Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Jane Asher and Pattie Boyd were all part of one special weekend back in June 1967 when The Beatles recorded their hit song All you need is Love for the first time during a live broadcast that was seen by 400 million people worldwide. Magnus was asked to document the live broadcast for BBC’s Our World and will be showcasing them for the first time at Proud Chelsea.
161 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 5XP; proudonline.co.uk
15 Diana: Her Fashion Story
From the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances to the glamour and elegance of her later life, Diana captivated the world’s attention as a trendsetter. Now, 20 years on from her death, Diana: Her Fashion Story presents an extraordinary collection of garments – from the glittering ball gowns of the 80s to the chic Catherine Walker Suits and tailored shift dresses of Diana’s 90s ‘working wardrobe’. Tickets £19 (concs £15). Kids go free (must be accompanied by an adult).
Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX; hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace