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What’s On Recommends East

East @ Kingshead Theatre
Until 03 Feb Tickets from £15.00

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Steven Berkoff’s East is brought to you by the winners of the 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. East deals with growing up and rites of passage in London’s rough East End.

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Still as startlingly original as it was then, EAST is assaultive, riotously funny, and entirely unapologetic. Mike and Les strut through their manor – the Commercial Road – brawling, swearing and living for the moment in all its dubious glory. Their first encounter is a fight over Mike’s girl Sylv yet they become sworn mates, thick as tea leaves. And then we meet the fascist Dad and the faded Mum… and can’t help but hope for more for Mike, Les and Sylv.

A cast of five and a live pianist, twists and turns of foul-mouthed verse and explosions of personality will plunge you into interior worlds you might never want to crawl out of.

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Admission | Show Times 19.00 15.00
Duration
Age 16+ only. Contains frequent strong language.
115 Upper St, N1 1QN
0207 226 8561
info@kingsheadtheatre.com


Movie Pick Darkest Hour

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As a seemingly unstoppable Nazi force rolls across Western Europe, the threat of invasion is imminent. And Churchill’s first few weeks as prime minister look uncertain.

It’s an unapologetically wordy film that showcases Churchill’s undeniable ornate verbal flourishes. They are rousing and satisfying. Meanwhile, Members of Parliament – the old boy’s network do what the Brits do best: politely stabbing each other in the back.

At times patronising and fake, Churchill would never hold a referendum among a few commuters on whether to elect peace talks or war, it shows that words can be mightier than the sword.

Somewhat disingenuous, but nonetheless an absorbing and interesting movie.

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Admission | Show Times varies check cinema
Duration 125 mins
Age PG


What’s On recommends

The Divide @ Old Vic Theatre
01 – 10 Feb Tickets from £10

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In the aftermath of a deadly contagion which has decimated the population, contact between men and women has become fatal. Under the dictates of an elusive and authoritarian Preacher, an unthinkable solution has been enforced. The adult survivors are now segregated by gender and, physically separated, men wear white as a sign of their purity and women – still deemed infected – are clothed in black as a mark of their sin.

As new social norms prevail, brother and sister Elihu and Soween grow up learning the ways of their tightly controlled society. As they begin to glimpse the cracks in the system, Elihu falls for Giella, the daughter of two radical mothers, risking fatal disease and threatening to ignite a bloody revolution.

Written not as a play but as a ‘narrative for voices’ by Alan Ayckbourn

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Admission | Show Times 19.00 13.00
Duration
Age
THE OLD VIC,
THE CUT, LONDON
SE1 8NB
0844 871 7628


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So Many Reasons @ The Albany
07 Feb Tickets  £15.00

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Sassy and soulful. This show looks at the influence our mothers have on how we understand the world and asks what happens when we realist mums don’t always know best.

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Admission | Show Times 19.30
Duration
Age 12+
The Albany
Douglas Way
Deptford
London SE8 4AG.
Box Office 020 8692 4446

info@kingsheadtheatre.com



What’s On recommends

For The Love of Garage
09 Feb Tickets from £1.00

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🎉🔊💥 2 Arenas of Garage, Grime and UK Bass! 🎉🔊💥

DJ Luck & MC Neat and many more

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DJ LUCK & MC NEAT
MIKE DELINQUENT
WIDEBOYS
REDHOT
TRUDOS SOUND
BUMP & GRIND

Hosted By:
VIPER
MC Kie
DAPPA
SHANTIE

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Admission | Show Times 23.00 – 06.00
Duration
Age 18+
Lightbox
6A S Lambeth Pl; Vauxhall; London SW8


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London Children’s Book Swap @ Discover Children’s Story Centre
10 Feb Free

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Join Discover for the seventh annual London Children’s Book Swap. Bring an old favourite to Discover, and swap it for a brand new story, completely free! Then write your own story for Hootah before you go home.

This is a drop-in event and pre-booking is not required.

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If you would like to book Monkey Puzzle or A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures on this day please call Discover on 020 8536 5555 (Mon-Fri 10.00-17.).

Please note that online booking is not available for free days.

Discover’s London Children’s Book Swap will also be taking place in family friendly venues across the capital. Visit  Facebook  for more information.

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Admission | Show Times
Duration
Age
Discover
383-387 High Street
Stratford
London E15 4QZ
020 8536 5555
bookings@discover.org.uk


Mango Spice: Caribbean Family Jamboree @ Rich Mix
11 Feb Free

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A fun and interactive performance workshop for families to enjoy together, based around traditional Caribbean folk songs and ring dances.

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Immerse yourselves in song and dance, with a morning of interactive performances and music & movement games celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean. Led by Cherise Adams-Burnett and Tomorrow’s Warriors Artistic Director Gary Crosby with special guest musicians, Mango Spice will take you on journey to the beautiful island of Jamaica and back again, where you’ll learn call-and-response games and ring dances, and discover the stories behind the rhythms, words and movements of calypso, reggae and traditional folk song. Great fun and brilliant edutainment for children and the young at heart!

Followed by a short performance by Tomorrow’s Warriors.

Tomorrow’s Warriors is a pioneering music education/professional development organisation and award-winning creative producer working nationally and internationally with some of the most exciting, most diverse new, emerging and established jazz artists in the UK, with a special focus on those from the African diaspora and girls.

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Admission | Show Times 11.00
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.


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Jubilee @ Lyric Hammersmith
15 Feb – 10 Mar Tickets from £15.00

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A new stage adaptation of Derek Jarman’s seminal film Jubilee.

Faith in the establishment collapsing everywhere. The far-right on the march. Culture wars and random violence – all decked out in red, white and blue. But a spirit of anarchy hangs in the air, the desire to burn it all down and start over…

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Forty years on, Derek Jarman’s iconic film is reworked for the stage and the social and political turmoil of 2017.

Jubilee is a free-spirited, gloriously rude, take-no-prisoners blast of a show, for young punks, old punks, and anyone who’s ever wanted to set the world on fire.

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Admission | Show Times
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Age 16+ the show contains strong language, nudity and sexually explicit content throughout.

Lyric Square,
King St, London W6 0QL
020 8741 6850
tickets@lyric.co.uk



Duckie:Changemaker @ Rich Mix
16 Feb Free

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Black. Activist. Single Mum. Queer. Arts Producer. Kayza Rose joined Duckie on the Arts Council Changemaker programme to shake up what it means to be an Arts Producer in 2018. This is her story.

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As well as developing a distinctive voice in Black activism and working with UK Black Pride, Kayza has produced a season of innovative black queer events including the film, performance and clubbing triptych Duckie Family, the nourishing mental health format Family Dinner and a new QTPOC London youth theatre that opens early 2018.

She was also tasked with updating the traditionally white-facing LGBT outfit Duckie with a more intersectional approach to producing art and culture.

In this post work drinks/informal panel show Kayza is joined by her co-conspirators who have helped her along the way including Niké Jonah, Campbell X, Elijah Cushnie, Arts Council’s Abid Hussain and a few of her colleagues that are makers of change.

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Admission | Show Times 18.00
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk


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Timbuktu @ Stratford Theatre
22 – 24 Feb Tickets £12

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A journey that travels through some of the harsh realities of our time, as it moves towards healing and transformation. #StrongerThanFear

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Her wise old grandmother’s Syrian folktales and insights have set Aaneseh on this challenging road to possible TIMBUKTU directly confronts the current crises consuming and confining contemporary Black males, challenging traditional conceptions of Black masculinity and notions of a monolithic, centralised, and authentic Black manhood.

The play is a candid portrait of, racial and economic injustice, hyper-masculinity, love and pain. Externalising the inner tensions experienced by young Black men as they attempt to negotiate the processes of life.

TIMBUKTU is told from the perspective of four articulate young men during the aftermath of another murder on their Council Estate. Weaving together movement, poetry; storytelling and direct audience address.

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Admission showtime 19.15
Duration
Age
THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST
GERRY RAFFLES SQUARE
LONDON E15 1BN


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Glengarry Glen Ross @ Playhouse Theatre

Until 03 Feb 2018 Tickets from £31.50

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Lies. Greed. Corruption. It’s all business as usual.
Glengarry Glen Ross takes place in the office of a group of cut-throat Chicago salesmen, willing to go to any lengths to get sales, legal or not. Pitting against each other, it’s a high-stakes competition to get one up on each other, and soon the increasingly desperate four employees are fighting to win. But as time and luck begin to run out, one thing becomes clear: close the deal and you win; blow the deal and you’re out.

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Glengarry Glen Ross features a stellar cast, including American actor Christian Slater.

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Show Times 19.45 14.30
Age 12+
Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE


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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 @ Gate Theatre
Until 10 Feb Tickets from £15.00

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This is a city at war with its own children.

When the policemen accused of assaulting young, black taxi driver Rodney King were acquitted, deadly riots broke out across LA, laying bare the recurring pattern of racial oppression and police brutality in America.

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For this ground-breaking piece of verbatim theatre, Anna Deavere Smith interviewed hundreds of people from police commissioners to Rodney King’s family about those devastating few days in the summer of 1992.
These are their words.

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Admission 20.30
Duration
Age
Gate Theatre
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3HQ
020 7229 0706


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The Brothers Size @ The Young Vic
Until  14 Feb Tickets from £10

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After a spell in prison, two African-American brothers reunite through Yoruba mythology and live music.

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Bijan Sheibani directs this long-awaited revival of a deeply moving fable about the bonds between men.

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Admission 19.30 14.00
Duration
Age
Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
boxoffice@youngvic.org
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Michael Armitage: ‘The Chapel’ @ South London Gallery
Until 23 February 2018 Free

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A solo exhibition by London-based, Kenyan-born artist, Michael Armitage. Armitage show’s East Africa as somewhere very familiar. That is a welcome change from the ‘exotic’ ‘dark’ continent or ‘other’ images Western art has conjured up.

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His large-scale paintings explore the ambiguous boundaries between religion, folklore and social consensus, particularly in relation to issues of mental health in East Africa. Referencing historical and contemporary news stories, internet gossip, and the artist’s own experiences of Kenya, the paintings blend dream-like figuration with compositional references to masters of Western art history.

Painted on Ugandan lubugo bark cloth, the texture and ruptures within this distinctive material are integrated into Armitage’s surreal imagery, the surface beauty of which often belies the disturbing subject matter upon which it is based.

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Admission 11.00 – 18.00
Duration
Age
65 Peckham Rd
London
SE5 8UH


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Dry Powder Hampstead Theatre
Until 3 March Tickets from £10

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New York City – open for business 24/7.

The game is on in Sarah Burgess’ breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy exploring the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping – and skewing – the economy.

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In the same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a supermarket chain, Rick threw himself a lavish engagement party – which even featured an elephant – setting off a publicity nightmare. However all’s not lost when you’re the titan of high finance – there’s still an abundance of cash in reserve and Seth, one of Rick’s partners, spots an opportunity to salvage the company’s reputation with an investment that’s both sound and PR-friendly. But Jenny, the third partner, and Seth’s nemesis, has other ideas: she’s not in business to make friends. If there’s money to be made, she’ll do whatever it takes to generate the maximum return, irrespective of what the critics might say…

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Admission 11.15 – 21.00
Duration
Age 14+
HAMPSTEAD THEATRE,
ETON AVENUE, SWISS COTTAGE,
LONDON, NW3 3EU


what's on London Visions @ Museum of London

London Visions @ Museum of London
Until 15 April Free Drop In

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Fantastical realities seen through the eyes of artists, architects and designers.

Using video, installations and architectural narratives, this exhibition fantastical visions from the past of a future London. Contemporary artists, architects and designers have been enlisted to explore ideas about tomorrow’s possible worlds, taking the challenges we face today into account.

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The future has never felt closer than it does today. Just a few decades ago we thought that at the start of a new millennium we would holiday on Mars and commute by spaceships. This new exhibition uses video installations, architectural narratives and video games to explore fantastical visions of the future as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists, architects and designers who unfold their own virtual depictions about tomorrow’s possible worlds based on the challenges we face today.

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Show Times Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Duration
Age
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN
020 7001 9844


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Rhythm and Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain @ Two Temple Place
Until Apr 24 Free

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In partnership with The Arts Society, Two Temple Place mark 100 years of jazz in the UK. Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain will explore the impact that jazz had on Britons from 1918.

The exhibition brings together painting, prints, cartoons, textiles and ceramics, moving film, instruments and the all-important jazz sound, to explicitly examine the influence of jazz on British art, design and wider society.

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Jazz provoked reactions ranging from devotion to abhorrence when the idea, and then the sound, of the music first entered the consciousness of the British public in the aftermath of the First World War. Visiting American groups such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the Southern Syncopated Orchestra offered Britons their first chance to experience the music live.

Jazz provoked reactions ranging from devotion to abhorrence when the idea, and then the sound, of the music first entered the consciousness of the British public in the aftermath of the First World War. Visiting American groups such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the Southern Syncopated Orchestra offered Britons their first chance to experience the music live.

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Admission Mon, Thu-Sat 10-16.30, Wed 10am-21.00, Sun 11.00-16.30
Duration
Age
2 Temple Place
London
WC2R 3BD
020 7836 3715


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Venom: Kill or Cure @ NHM

What’s On Recommends
Until 13 May Tickets from £5

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Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health.

Get up close to all kinds of specimens, from snakes, centipedes, snails and scorpions to the unassuming platypus.

See the world through the eyes of both predator and prey and explore the effects of venom and the role it plays in the natural world.

Please note this exhibition contains images that some may find distressing.

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Get up close to a live venomous creature
Hear from scientists whose ideas represent the cutting edge of venom research and its use in modern medicine

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Admission
Open daily 10.00-17.50
Last entry 17.30
Closed 24-26 December
Duration Age 15+
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD


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The Tina Turner Musical @ Aldwych Theatre

21 March 2018 – 16 June Tickets From £34.50

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From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical in London reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

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Show Times 19.30 14.30
Duration 75 mins
Age
49 Aldwych,
London WC2B 4DF


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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 @ IWM

Until 28 May 2018 Tickets from £15/£7.50

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The UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

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Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

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Admission 10.00 – 18.00
IWM London
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7416 5000


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Shebeen @ Theatre Royal Stratford
20 Jun – 7 Jul Tickets from £10

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You are invited to the party some never knew existed.

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It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march.

Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.

Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.

As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.

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Show Times | Admission 17.00
Duration
Age 14+ (plot includes strong language and violence)

469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739



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