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An Adventure @ Bush Theatre
Until 20 Oct Tickets

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On a stormy night in 1954, a woman doomed to marry one of five men discovers the wildcard choice might just be the person she’d been hoping for all along. An Adventure follows headstrong Jyoti and her fumbling suitor Rasik as they ride the crest of the fall of Empire from the shores of post-Partition India to the forests of Mau Mau Kenya onto the industrial upheaval of 1970s London and the present day.

But what happens when youthful ambitions crash hard against reality? When you look back at the story of your time together, can you bear to ask yourself: Was it all worth it?

Vinay Patel’s ambitious new drama follows strong-willed Jyoti and the love-sick Rasik on their epic journey from 1950s India to war-torn Kenya and present-day London. Inspired by the experiences of Patel’s own immigrant grandparents, An Adventure is a love story of unprecedented scope and heart.

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Bullet Hole
Until 27 Oct Tickets

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‘So I finally got my gift. Gifts are meant to be opened, right?’

A fight for love, hope and acceptance in a culture where a ‘gift’ can bear the ultimate price.

Young Londoner Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Genital Mutilation.

How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her? Finding strength after this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her family’s wishes and seek reversal surgery. On her journey of healing, Cleo meets Eve, a fellow FGM victim who is instantly drawn to her…

A story of hope, love and human rights played by an all-female cast. Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017

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Michael Jackson: Off The Wall @ National Portrait Gallery
Until 21 Oct Tickets

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Off The Wall is a landmark exhibition that explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media.

For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.

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Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story.

Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists.

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Roman Dead @ Museum of London Docklands
Until 28 October

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Last year, a rare Roman sarcophagus was found near to Harper Road in Southwark. Be one of the first people to lay eyes on the sarcophagus in modern times when it is displayed in Roman Dead, at the Museum of London Docklands, along with over 250 other artefacts from ancient burial sites.

Reflect on what these extraordinary items reveal about Roman Londoners, their relationship with death and the city’s diverse past.

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Objects on display include tombstones, jewellery and cremation urns of varying shapes and sizes. The charred remains of food and vessels that may have contained drinks help to shed light on how Roman Londoners prepared their friends and family for their journey to the afterlife.

Throughout the exhibition’s run the museum will host a range of activities and events for families and adults who want to learn more about the Roman dead. For a full list of these events vist  Roman Dead events page.


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The Paradise Circus
Until 03 Nov Tickets

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The Playground Theatre presents the world premiere of The Paradise Circus by James Purdy. Two brothers are chastised and neglected by their grief-stricken father, but they share a secret unshakeable bond. When a beguiling circus master pays them an unexpected visit, he makes a tempting offer which will have terrible consequences. Only the Witch of Hebblethwaite can help. But will her price be too high for the mean-spirited father to bear?

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In the deep Mid-West old miser Rawlings pines for his perfect boy killed in The Great War. His two younger sons, neglected by their father, waste their lives away painting beautiful horses for the merry-go-round. When the enigmatic ringmaster of a travelling circus pays an unexpected visit, he makes the old man a terrible but tempting offer. Wracked with guilt over his decision, in desperation Rawlings is forced to turn to Alda Pennington for help. But, salvation doesn’t come cheaply at the home of the witch doctor.


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The Jungle @ Playhouse Theatre
Until 03 Nov Tickets

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This is the place where people suffered & dreamed.

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community & hope, of the Calais camp’s creation – & of its eventual destruction. J

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oin the residents over freshly baked naan & sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, & experience the intense, moving & uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries & the volunteers who arrived from the UK


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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up @ V&A
04 November Tickets

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Experience a fresh perspective on Kahlo’s compelling life story through her most intimate personal belongings.

This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.

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I Object Ian Hislop @ British Museum
Until 20 Jan 19 Tickets

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History, as somebody wise once said, is just one damned thing after another. But is it really? Who decides what is ‘history’?

Traditionally, the answer is ‘the winners’. But in this exhibition the BM is setting out to investigate what the other people had to say – the downtrodden, the forgotten, the protestors. They left their marks on objects, just as the official view has, and these dissenting objects are also to be found in the BM collection.

A wide variety of objects will be on display in the exhibition – from graffiti on a Babylonian brick to a banknote with hidden rude words, from satirical Turkish shadow puppets to a recently acquired ‘pussy’ hat worn on a women’s march. See what tales these objects tell – sometimes deadly serious, often humorous, always with conviction. Unlock the messages and symbols these people used, and get closer to understanding them. The British Museum doesn’t escape ridicule either !

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Fashioned from Nature @ V&A
Until 21 Jan 2019 Tickets

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Fashioned from Nature presents fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.

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The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day


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MIMESIS: AFRICAN SOLDIER IWM
Until 31 March 19

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The First World War was waged between empires that were global in their ambitions and reach. Between 1914 and 1918, millions of African and colonial soldiers served in long campaigns that spanned the whole of the African and European continents, contributing to victories throughout the First World War. These soldiers from British and French African territories were brought to Europe’s western front, where hundreds and thousands lost their lives alongside unknown, unheralded and undocumented African labourers and carriers. Mimesis: African Soldier seeks to commemorate these Africans and colonial soldiers who fought, served and died during the First World War.

Multimedia installation.

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Jenny Holzer Truisms
31 July 2019 Free

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Like other artists of her generation, Holzer turned to the strategies of the mass media and advertising in her work. In the late 1970s, she devised nearly 300 aphorisms or slogans, which play on commonly held truths and clichés. Initially, the Truisms were infiltrated into the public arena via stickers, T-shirts and posters. Later, Holzer started using electronic displays. In 1982 she blazed these messages across a giant advertising hoarding in Times Square, New York. The Truisms are deliberately challenging, presenting a spectrum of often-contradictory opinions. Holzer hoped they would sharpen people’s awareness of the ‘usual baloney they are fed’ in daily life.

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