Lead image: Banksy, 2018, by Patrick Hughes (part of A New Look at Perspective at Alon Zakaim Fine Art)
1 SAMPLE Spring at Greenwich Peninsula
Back for spring, Greenwich Peninsula and HemingwayDesign present SAMPLE, London’s most vibrant urban market that celebrates the start of each new season with fresh produce and modern craftsmanship. The event, taking place outside NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula, will showcase artisan crafts and experiences from a hand-picked collective of emerging and established brands in fashion, homeware and craft. There will also be street food trucks to grab a bite or glass from as well as a line-up of up-and-coming DJs to create a great alfresco hangout for the weekend.
Greenwich Peninsula SE10 0ES; greenwichpeninsula.co.uk
2 Sydenham Word Week
To mark World Book Day on 7 March, Sydenham-based theatre company Spontaneous Productions have joined forces with Kirkdale Bookshop – Lewisham’s only independent bookseller – to stage a series of events celebrating the written and spoken word. Sydenham Word Week runs in the first week of March, featuring some great events like the first rehearsed reading of a new play by Jonathan Coe called The Magnificent Death of Henry Fielding on 9 March and a talk from Sydenham author Claire Adam whose first novel Golden Child has been published to great critical acclaim. Events take place at the Sydenham Centre and the Kirkdale Bookshop.
3 Sara Kobayashi recital at Wigmore Hall, Marylebone
The Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall is back this month with its first singer, Sara Kobayashi. Making her UK debut, she is set to thrill audiences by bringing the joy of Japanese music to the London stage joined by pianist Ayaka Niwano to present a diverse programme of Japanese composers. The concert will close with a special performance of Kunihiko Hashimoto’s Mai, during which Kobayashi will dance in the beautiful traditional Nichibu style.
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone W1U 2BP; wigmore-hall.org.uk
4 Secret Film Club at No 29, Battersea Power Station
A new film club is launching this month at the No 29 restaurant and bar in Battersea Power Station. Screening films that remain a secret until the lights go down, entry to the club is free as long as you reserve a seat. Luxury popcorn can be purchased as well as any of No 29’s usual food & drink offering throughout the film. Launching this month on 3 March at 4pm, the club will run on the first Sunday of every month from there on out.
Battersea Power Station, 29 Circus West SW11 8NN; no29powerstationwest.co.uk
5 Balletboyz at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell
Them/Us is a double bill presented by the internationally acclaimed all-male dance troupe BalletBoyz at London’s Sadler’s Wells this month. A co-production with Sadler’s Wells, the innovative double bill celebrates a brand new collaboration from the company’s own critically acclaimed dancers and the Tony and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The new productions of Them and Us are both set to original scores by world-class composers.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell EC1R 4TN; sadlerswells.com
6 House of HOLI at Cinnamon Kitchen, the City
Back for its fifth year, House of HOLI makes its return to Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square. Leave the drab and dreary City at the door, don your protective white suit and step into the madness at the House of HOLI for 30 minutes of paint-pelting fun to mark the Indian festival of colour. No Indian celebration would be complete without a feast and Cinnamon Kitchen is serving up a five-course Holi menu for £35 per person. A 30-minute paint play session is £22 with HOLI nibbles and a cocktail.
9 Devonshire Square EC2M 4YL; cinnamon-kitchen.com
7 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
The Affordable Art Fair is returning this month to Battersea with a line-up of thousands of artists and over 100 galleries. From 7-10 March there will be the opportunity to see their impressive work, as well as enjoy the programme of workshops and talks on this year’s theme of colour. What’s more, for the first time this year the fair is joining forces with Elephant West curator Becca Pelly-Fry, to curate an exhibition of large-scale innovative artworks from 2019’s hottest artists.
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road SW11 4NJ; affordableartfair.com
This March, world-renowned photographer Terry O’Neill will be exhibiting a collection of 20 iconic images spanning his 60-year career, in celebration of his 81st Birthday. STARSTRUCK will allow visitors to get up close with O’Neill’s astonishing and unique photographic perspective of some of the biggest stars of their time, including Elton John, Frank Sinatra and David Bowie.
402 King’s Road, Chelsea SW10 0LJ; boxgalleries.com
9 I saw this Coming by Andrew McIntosh at the bo.lee gallery, Peckham
7 March-6 April
Continuing its 10th anniversary celebrations this month, bo.lee gallery in Peckham is hosting I saw this Coming by Andrew McIntosh (AKA Mackie). The second solo show from the artist at the gallery, the exhibition showcases the artist’s unique and atmospheric paintings, which explore the history of art with imagery of abandoned buildings. McIntosh has re-contextualised derelict buildings in south east London and the surrounding areas, while drawing on his ongoing interest in the political dispute between artists and the inevitable developments of the property market.
222 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4NL; bo-lee.co.uk
10 BBC Singers: Cutty Sark 150 Concert, Greenwich
It’s a very special anniversary for the Cutty Sark this year, marking 150 years. In celebration, there are plenty of events lined up to celebrate its history including this concert by the BBC Singers who are returning with a show examining its place in trade history and her many connections across the globe. Collaborating with world music fusion band Kabantu, the BBC Singers will celebrate Cutty Sark’s international trade routes with a selection of music that exists beyond boundaries.
King William Walk, Greenwich SE10 9HT; rmg.co.uk/cutty-sark
The Royal College of Music is presenting a programme of events to mark International Women’s Day 2019, including a major celebration of contemporary female composers who are graduates of the RCM and a Keyboard Festival honouring Clara Schumann. The college will be honouring notable alumnae at the RCM New Perspectives concert on Friday 8 March as well celebrating the bicentenary of Clara Schumann through performances of her solo piano music and songs on Sunday 10 March.
Prince Consort Road, Kensington SW7 2BS; rcm.ac.uk/events/iwd
12 Grey Area at JD Malat, Mayfair
8 March-27 April
JD Malat gallery’s latest exhibition is Grey Area by Katrin Fridriks, which explores the interactions between humans and the forces of nature. Icelandic artist Fridriks’ work showcases the fact that colours are expressed through frequencies, the extremes of which are black and white through her acrylic paintings on canvas. What’s more, she will be the first female to have her own solo show at the gallery in a celebration for International Women’s Day.
30 Davies St, Mayfair W1K 4NB; jdmalat.com
13 National Absinthe Day at Croque Monsieur, Camden
In celebration of National Absinthe Day on 5 March, the weird and wonderful basement absinthe bar, Croque Monsieur, is hosting a special Absinthe tasting and talk with the legendary Ted Breaux on 9 March. Breaux is a native New Orleanian and research scientist who has dedicated over 20 years of research toward resolving the mysteries and myths associated with absinthe and is responsible for lifting the 95 year ban on Absinthe in the USA. Set downstairs from the new Lost Boys Pizza in Camden, this talk looks to be extremely interesting.
Basement, 245 Eversholt Street N1 1BA; designmynight.com/london
Brixton born and raised Mercury prize nominated rapper Ty will be leading the line-up of great music on at Brixton Village this month. Performing as part of the live music line-up that has been curated by local husband and wife DJ duo Chris Ellis and Cyndi Anafo, there’s a whole host of events on this month. You’ll be able to catch Ty at Supercute in Brixton Market laying down his favourite beats and treats in this free to attend gig.
Unit 74, Brixton Village SW9 8PR; brixtonmarketbar.com
15 Wedding Weekend, Belgravia
Belgravia’s new independent retail and co-working hub, Eccleston Yards is hosting its inaugural Wedding Weekend this month. Over the weekend of 9 -10 March, retailers will be hosting a range of events and activities fit for any bride and groom. These include Tailor Made, the 3D body scanning technology pioneers, offering grooms-to-be who book a session at the store a complimentary gift bag of pampering products and SMUK who are hosting a bespoke bridal hair and makeup workshop on the Saturday.
21 Eccleston Place, Belgravia SW1W 9AZ; mayfairandbelgravia.com/eccleston-yards
16 Barnes Music Festival, various locations
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 this year. From an ethereal classical offering to a photography exhibit, snazzy jazz and powerful, grand organ recitals, this is not one to be missed. Open your mind to a wealth of musical genres and bask in the simple joy of music. The event takes place in various locations in Barnes.
17 Midcentury Modern, Dulwich
Midcentury Modern is back at Dulwich College this Sunday 10 March with another event full of contemporary designers and midcentury dealers. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for with everything on sale from an original Cherner chair to a contemporary piece from a hot young British designer. Visitors can also source the latest furniture, wallpaper, ceramics, cushions and gifts upstairs.
Dulwich College, Dulwich SE21 7LD; modernshows.com/shows/dulwich
18 Orchids Festival at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Until 10 March
Colombia’s vibrant colours, culture, and magnificent plant life will be the centrepiece of Kew Gardens’ Orchids Festival. Inside the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory, visitors to Kew’s annual Orchids Festival will get a chance to shake off the winter blues and get creative. Colourful floral displays will welcome visitors as they enter the tropical glasshouse in a celebration of Colombia, which is the world’s most biodiverse country. Highlights include a breath-taking rainbow river Caño Cristales and Colombia’s incredible forests – complete with life-sized jaguar.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AB; kew.org
19 The Viewing at Ninth Life Pub, Catford
From 7 March
Catford’s brand spanking new Ninth Life pub has launched its nine-room immersive adventure space with its first ever production, The Viewing. The interactive theatre and gaming experience is inspired by local rumours that the building sits on mysterious ley lines, said to be portals to other worlds, times and realities. First, you’ll make an appointment with Morgan Turnkey estate agents for a property viewing in the up-and-coming district of Catford – so far, so normal. But then you’ll be led through a matrix of rooms where you’ll encounter different characters, challenges and tasks, from a vintage gin palace to an encounter with a giant cat. Tickets are £25pp including a 60-minute game and a drink for teams of up to six.
167 Rushey Green, Catford SE6 4BD. For tickets see designmynight.com
20 Richard III at Alexandra Palace Theatre
This month the newly restored Alexandra Palace Theatre will be putting on Richard III. Shakespeare’s most notorious villain will be directed by Headlong Associate Artist John Haidar (Disco Pigs) in this innovative new staging starring Tom Mothersdale as Richard, Duke of Glouchester. What’s more, the production is a co-production between Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic, with Royal & Derngate Northampton and Oxford Playhouse, marking Alexandra Palace’s first ever co-production.
Alexandra Palace Way N22 7AY; alexandrapalace.com
21 Comedy Paradise, Kensal Green
An evening of comedy is planned at Paradise by way of Kensal Green this month featuring Darrien Harriott, Tom Deacon, Taylor Glenn, Elf Lyons and Paul F Taylor. Local resident Glenn is hosting the night and is best known as the co-host of the hit podcast, Drunk Women Solving Crime. On at the venue offering an award-winning restaurant, nightclub and private rooms all in the confines of a friendly pub, it looks set to be a hilarious night of stand-up.
19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green W10 4AE; theparadise.co.uk
22 Passionate Machine at London Draper Hall, Elephant and Castle
14-16 & 21-23 March
What would you change if you could travel through time? This multi-award winning show which blends science, sci-fi, Schwarzenegger and self-determination asks just that. Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past. Darting playfully between multiple narratives, this complex and emotional performance explores the realities of time travel, taking in Bowie, motherhood and some heinous hangovers along the way. Passionate Machine is a hilarious and searingly honest story about finding yourself – literally.
50-57 Hampton Street, Walworth SE17 3AN; drapertogether.org
23 The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane
Over 140 artists will take over the Truman Brewery this month for the 34th edition of The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art. As well as an exciting new programme of events including guest exhibitions, site-specific installations and engaging workshops, the event is setting itself the challenge of creating a Greener Future via a year-long series of events, initiatives and exhibitions. Highlights of The Other Art Fair include Unmissable, a unique exhibition of portraits by emerging and established artists that depict the faces of missing persons, and The Illustration Corner, which will see an emerging illustrator host a daily interactive drop-in project for free.
Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane E1 6QR; theotherartfair.com
24 Lita Cabellut at Opera Gallery, Mayfair
The Opera Gallery are hosting an exhibition of work by celebrated Spanish artist Lita Cabellut entitled Transformation. This solo exhibition contains 22 new works by the artist who is the third highest selling artist in Spain. Her work also has a few famous fans with Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Gordon Ramsay all owning pieces. Visitors will be able to see her striking paintings, which feature the range of humanity, from everyday people to significant public figures such as Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel, Billie Holiday and Marie Curie.
134 New Bond Street, Mayfair W1S 2TF; operagallery.com
25 Thank Polly it’s Friday at The Birdcage Cabaret, FEST Camden
Until 15 March
You can catch Miss Polly Rae’s cabaret show Thank Polly It’s Friday every Friday until March 15 at The Birdcage Cabaret. The show combines world class performers including some hotly tipped showgirls and circus performers with the chance to enjoy drinks and dinner at the Camden hotspot. Three different package offerings from £35 to £59 per person include cocktail or prosecco on arrival, dinner options, cabaret entry and entry to FEST night club afterwards.
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden NW1 8AH; festcamden.com
26 Wimbledon BookFest Spring Weekend
This month Wimbledon BookFest are holding their first Spring Weekend Festival at King’s College School. The line-up includes Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, who will talk about the extraordinary life of Queen Victoria as well as a chance to hear from the 2018 Costa Book of the Year winner Bart van Es about their moving book The Cut Out Girl. The programme promises to offer an inspiring and informative mix of talks, interviews and debates featuring writers, commentators and acclaimed thinkers from the worlds of literature, politics and many more.
King’s College School, Southside, Wimbledon Common SW19 4TT; wimbledonbookfest.org
27 Brigadiers x Guinness Match Day Experience, the City
Until 16 March
Brigadiers, the barbecue, beer, whisky and live sports venue inspired by the army mess bars of India, has teamed up with Guinness to kick off the Six Nations Championship with a bespoke Match Day Menu and Guinness Butler Service. Watch the games live in the Blighters bar area while sharing starters like Poppadum’s & Chutneys, Cheese & Onion Bhajias, and Nargisi Kofta Venison Scotch Eggs, followed by a choice of three main courses such as Dum Beef Shin & Bone Marrow Biryani and Brigadiers Butter Chicken Pot Pie. The Guinness Butler Service will keep the Guinness flowing throughout the match, while cocktail lovers can opt for the limited-edition Match Day Martini – a Nitro Chai Martini made with premium Ketel One Vodka, Cold Brew Coffee, Chai and Milk Sugar.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, the City EC4N 8AR; brigadierslondon.com
28 VAULT Festival, Waterloo
Until 17 March
VAULT Festival returns to the tunnels under Waterloo station this month with its biggest showcase of innovative, daring work yet. With over 400 shows from 2,000 artists, the festival’s 8th edition looks sure to be full of great shows. VAULT has something for every occasion and is a spectacular arts festival that adds some fun and flair to the nightlife scene.
Leake Street, Waterloo SE1 7AD; vaultfestival.com
29 The BADA Fair at Duke of York Square, Chelsea
BADA, run by the British Antique Dealers’ Association, returns to Duke of York Square, Chelsea, this month for one of London’s leading showcases of fine art, design and antiques. The event will welcome many of the UK’s finest dealers, offering the chance to view and buy more than 5,000 objects from 100 of the world’s leading specialists in traditional, modern and contemporary art and antiques. There’s also a fine dining restaurant, a cafe and Taittinger Champagne Bar. Tickets are £20.
Duke of York Square, Chelsea SW3 4LY; badafair.com
30 The Idiot at the Print Room at the Coronet, Notting Hill
The Legendary Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara is back in London with a new dance version of Dostoevsky’s novel The Idiot. The UK premiere will be at the Print Room at the Coronet in Notting Hill from 20 to 30 March, showcasing the story of a man, a woman and a rat moving around the stage beneath pulsing light which transforms the space into a labyrinth. Two performers, Teshigawara and his long-standing artistic collaborator Rihoko Sato, embody the principal characters of the novel, Prince Myshkin (the Idiot) and Nastasya Filippovna in this unique and innovative production.
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington W11 3LB; the-print-room.org/theatre/dance
31 Little Miss Sunshine, Arcola Theatre, Dalston
21 March-11 May
Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine is the off-beat musical comedy created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine and William Finn. This new production will be directed by the Arcola’s Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen with design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Richard Williamson, choreography by Anthony Whiteman and musical supervision by Mark Crossland.
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL; littlemisssunshinemusical.com
32 Patrick Hughes: A New Look at Perspective at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, Mayfair
Until 29 March
Patrick Hughes: A New Look at Perspective is a showcase of ‘reverse perspective’ paintings by renowned British Pop Artist and Surrealist, Patrick Hughes. Set across two floors, his inaugural exhibition at Alon Zakaim Fine Art will trace Hughes’ lifelong exploration of perspective and visual paradox. Confounding viewers for more than 50 years, his three-dimensional paintings appear to move with the viewer, taking the viewer on a colourful journey down gallery corridors, around graffitied street corners and along dazzling Venetian canals.
5-7 Dover Street, Mayfair W1S 4LD; alonzakaim.com
33 Angry Alan, Soho Theatre
Until 30 March
Angry Alan is a ruthlessly funny, darkly comic and very timely play about masculinity in crisis. Roger thinks the world’s gone mad. He hates his job, his ex-wife torments him and to top it all, his girlfriend just discovered feminism. And then he discovers Angry Alan, an online activist and ‘voice of reason’… In 2016, in the wake of Trump’s election, award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner was inspired to write a play about the anger dominating today’s political landscape. In doing so she stumbled across the Men’s Right’s Movement and, along with American actor Donald Sage Mackay, created Angry Alan. Tickets £11-£26.
21 Dean Street W1D 3NE; sohotheatre.com
34 Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham
Until 24 March
Headlining the Omnibus Theatre’s 96 Festival, which celebrates queerness and theatre, Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran is a part theatre and part drag cabaret performance that straddles Tehran, Derry and London. The show is inspired by the time that writer/director Sarah Chew went to Iran on a theatre residency in 2010, just after the contested 2009 Iranian election when there were riots urging the removal of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office.
1 Clapham Common Northside, Clapham SW4 0QW; omnibus-clapham.org
35 Grief is the Thing with Feather at Barbican Centre
25 March-13 April
In one of the most anticipated pieces of theatre this year, Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) stars in Enda Walsh’s theatrical adaptation of Max Porter’s novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Making its transfer from a run in Galway and Dublin last year, the moving adaptation follows two young boys facing the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death and are visited by the Crow, an antagonist, babysitter, trickster and healer.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street EC2Y 8DS; barbican.org.uk
36 Romeo and Juliet, Royal Opera House
26 March-11 June
This spring, the Royal Ballet is reviving Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic ballet masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet. Set to Sergey Prokofiev’s seminal score, the performance will feature a number of principal and debuting dancers in the roles of Juliet and Romeo in the performance at the Royal Opera House. The work has been performed by The Royal Ballet more than 400 times since it was premiered at Covent Garden in 1965, making Romeo and Juliet a classic you can’t miss.
Bow Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9DD; roh.org.uk
37 Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain, Millbank
27 March-11 August
This highly anticipated exhibition opens at the Tate Britain this month in the latest EY Exhibition. Van Gogh and Britain will present the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade, including some of his most famous works like Shoes and Starry Night on the Rhône. They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery.
Millbank SW1P 4RG; tate.org.uk
38 Africa Express: The Circus, Leytonstone
In a celebration of a year of culture in the London borough of culture, Waltham Forest, this month there will be a one off performance of Africa Express: The Circus in Leytonstone. A big top circus tent will be erected on Wanstead Flats for the performance which will see participating artists including Batida, Damon Albarn, Django Django, Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice) and Gruff Rhys, among others. The night is set to be a celebratory cross-cultural collaboration in Leytonstone, where Africa Express co-founder Damon Albarn grew up.
The Big Top, Wanstead Flats, Bush Road, Leytonstone E11 3AE; wfculture19.co.uk/africaexpress
39 The Murdér Express, Bethnal Green
Until 31 March
Immersive dining experts Funicular are transporting passengers back to the glamour of the 19th century, with the return of their popular experience, The Murdér Express. Board a 19th Century train carriage at Pedley Street Station, indulge in a four-course meal curated by MasterChef 2016 winner, Jane Devonshire, and travel to Murdér, France. You’ll board the lavish carriage with an East End costermonger, a music hall star, a widow in search of adventure and a local antique dealer. Dinner will feature Edamame Bean Bruschetta, Roasted Garam Masala Cauliflower, Lamb Three Ways (or Layered Potato Cake with harissa flavours) and Apricot and Ginger Polenta Cake. Despite the name, there’s never been a murder on The Murdér Express, but there’s a first time for everything… Tickets from £53.
Pedley Street Station, Arch 63 Pedley Street E1 5BW; funicularproductions.com
40 The Dior Collection, Proud Central
Until 7 April
Step inside The House of Dior, one of the world’s biggest names in haute couture, as Proud Central flings open the door to its latest exhibition, The Dior Collection. The exhibition of fashion photography showcases the legendary designs of Christian Dior and its enduring impact on the fashion world. Not only is The House of Dior renowned for revitalising both haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion, it also reinvented the female silhouette and its legacy continues to inspire modern style. Documenting the brand throughout its first two decades, Proud Galleries’ The Dior Collection showcases the iconic works of many notable figures, from Mark Shaw’s works featuring Elizabeth Taylor, to Bert Stern’s iconic snaps of Marilyn Monroe, including a capture of her final sitting before her death. Entrance to the exhibition is free.
Proud Central, 32 John Adam Street WC2N 6BP; proud.co.uk
41 The Price at Wyndham’s Theatre
Until 27 April
A new adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The Price is opening at the Wyndham’s Theatre this month. Starring David Suchet and Downton Abbey star Brendan Coyle, the 50th anniversary production will run at the theatre until 27 April. First seen on Broadway in 1968, The Price tells the story of two long-estranged brothers meeting to divide the family’s possessions and explores the metaphor between the price of furniture and the price of one’s personal decisions.
Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DA; delfontmackintosh.co.uk
42 The Mouse and His Child at NOW Gallery, Greenwich Peninsula
Until 28 April
NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula are unveiling their latest exhibition The Mouse and His Child this month. The installation developed by Studio Morison transforms the gallery into an immersive sculptural reading room inspired by Russell Hoban’s children’s novel of the same name. Central to the exhibition will be a huge rug for reading, lit by a floating sculptural form and bespoke stools and reading tables. The installation will be free to enter and open to both children and adults alike.
The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square SE10 0SQ; nowgallery.co.uk
43 Don McCullin, Tate Britain, Westminster
Until 6 May
This major exhibition of legendary British photographer Sir Don McCullin’s work is currently on display in Tate’s Level 2 Galleries. He is known for his powerful images of conflict captured around the world from Vietnam to Northern Ireland. The exhibition showcases over 250 photographs, all printed by the artist himself in his own darkroom, and is a unique opportunity to see the scope and achievements of McCullin’s career.
Millbank, Westminster SW1P 4RG; tate.org.uk
44 Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Until 2 June
Dulwich Picture Gallery’s first show of 2019 will be a look at the original landscapes of the Norwegian symbolist artist, Harald Sohlberg (1869 – 1935). He is considered one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art. This exhibition, timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Sohlberg’s birth, will be the first major show of his work outside of Norway. Guests can also see a new installation by Mariele Neudecker, made in response to the paintings of Harald Sohlberg in the mausoleum. Tickets are £16.50 for adults.
Gallery Road, Dulwich SE21 7AD; dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk
45 Rip It Up – The 60s at Garrick Theatre
Until 2 June
The ultimate Strictly Come Dancing boy band has united to create a show full of dance, music and gymnastics. Called Rip it Up – The 60s, the performance brings the decade smashing into the 21st century through an explosion of song, dance, acrobatics and amazing visuals to celebrate the revolutionary cultural period. This marks the first ever West End run for the show that has already had a highly successful 2018 UK wide tour with McFly’s Harry Judd, JLS’s Aston Merrygold, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and The Wanted’s Jay McGuinness.
2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH; ripituptheshow.com
46 Mandela: The Official Exhibition, Waterloo
Until 2 June
A major new exhibition following the life of Nelson Mandela is opening this month at 26 Leake Street, a new venue in the railway arches under Waterloo station, near the iconic Leake Street graffiti tunnel. Designed to educate, entertain and inspire using many personal belongings and objects, the exhibition features a number of items never previously seen outside of South Africa. Mandela’s story has been told many times before but this exhibition aims to look at the deeper stories behind the headlines and bring us closer to the man behind the myth. Tickets from £15.
26 Leake Street, Waterloo SE1 7NN; mandelaexhibition.com
47 Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at V&A Museum
Until 14 July
The V&A’s latest exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams has been hotly anticipated since it was announced last year. Spanning from 1947 to the present day, it traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers and how Dior’s work has had a lasting impact of the fashion world. Highlights include a selection of sketches by the designer, photographs of everyone from the Queen to Yves Saint Laurent and a collection of dresses from the Dior Héritage collection in Paris. Tickets start at £20.
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge SW7 2RL; vam.ac.uk
48 The Poster Prize for Illustration at London Transport Museum
Until 14 July
A new exhibition of 100 illustrations is opening this month at the London Transport Museum in a celebration of London. The illustrations have been shortlisted in a competition organised by the Association of Illustrators in partnership with London Transport Museum. Artists were invited to create an illustration that visually captures a well-known or obscure London narrative; stories that are contemporary or historical, real or imagined. Tickets start from £16 online.
Covent Garden Piazza WC2E 7BB; ltmuseum.co.uk
49 Brick Wonders at Horniman Museum and Gardens, Forest Hill
Until 27 October
What would you build with half a million LEGO bricks? Find out what’s possible at the Horniman’s new Brick Wonders exhibition, opening this month. Brick Wonders has used 500,000 bricks to create amazing wonders from around the world, from an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge. The exhibition sees more than 50 models will be on show, from individual pieces that will inspire visitors to build them at home, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics. Tickets start at £5 for children and £9 for adults.
100 London Road, Forest Hill SE23 3PQ; horniman.ac.uk