From inspirational women to powder-paint fights and Shakespeare as told by salt shakers. London is full of surprises this March…
The Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. This year’s line-up includes talks on rape, the gender pay gap and honour killings. Speakers include Caitlin Moran.
Southbank Centre, 8th – 13th March
Urban Food Fest is back with 15 street-food stalls in a Shoreditch car park. Feast on anything from wood-fired pizza and fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, to lobster brioche and exotic donuts. Yum.
162-167 Shoreditch High Street, 5th March
Find spectacular and surprisingly affordable artwork for your home. With more than 1,100 artists under one roof you’ll be spoilt for choice…
Battersea Evolution, 10th-13th March
Each of Shakespeare’s 36 plays as you’ve never seen them before, condensed and presented on a table using a cast of ordinary, everyday objects. A cheese grater takes the role of Macbeth while a bottle of ink stands in as Hamlet…
Barbican Centre, 1st-6th March
The capital’s greatest cocktail party. Four breathtaking floors, twenty pop up bars, more than 3,000 guests.
One Mayfair, 10th-12th March
“Leave the dull, grey City at the door, don your protective white suit, and step into the madness at the House of Holi, for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and colleagues, in a colourful powdered wonderland!”
Cinnamon Kitchen & Anise, 4th-12th March
Curated by iconic artist Martin Parr, this exhibition reveals how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural and political identity of the UK.
Barbican Centre, 16th March-19th June
Three years after a difficult breakup, Steph and Greg are wondering if they can start over again. The trouble is, she’s now married to someone else and he’s started a relationship with Carly – her best friend..
Hampstead Theatre, 17th March-16th April
Backyard are marking the 20th anniversary of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet with a special screening. Under beautiful stained glass windows and set amongst the candle-lit aisles of St Mary’s Church, the Some Voices choir will accompany the film and perform live versions of the famous movie soundtrack, including; Young Hearts, Everybody’s Free and Kissing You. Heavenly.
backyardcinema.co.uk, 29th March-9th April