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What’s On Recommends Jubilee

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What’s On Feb recommends

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
Duration
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


Movie Pick The Post

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The Post is a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks).

Together they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.
The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

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Admission | Show Times varies check cinema
Duration 116 mins
Age 12A



What’s On Feb Recommends

For The Love of Garage
09 Feb Tickets from £1.00

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

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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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Harvey @ Theatro Technis
06 – 10 Feb Tickets from £12

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Harvey is both a screwball comedy rife with cases of mistaken identity AND awkward situations with embarrassing relations, and a witty and cynical satire about coping with mental health and coping with people coping with it. At its heart though, it asks whether it is better to be oh-so-clever or oh-so-kind – and whether a rabbit might have the answer…

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Veta Louise Simmons lives with her brother, Elwood, in the house bequeathed to him by their late mother. Veta and her daughter Myrtle Mae are aspirational social climbers but Elwood presents as a BIT OF A problem to this. Though he is pleasant and generous, he makes a habit of frequenting bars and befriending “unsuitable” people – the most unsuitable of all being Elwood’s best friend, a 6 foot 3½ inch tall invisible rabbit named Harvey.

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Show Times Daily 19.30 – 15.00
Duration 90 minutes with no interval
Age
Theatro Technis
26 Crowndale Road 
London N1 1TT


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Girls & Boys Royal Court Theatre
08 Feb – Sat 10 Mar 2018 Tickets from £12

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“I met my husband in the queue to board an easyJet flight and I have to say I took an instant dislike to the man.”
“I don’t remember exactly when things with us started to go properly wrong – I just remember suddenly finding myself in it.”

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An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.

Post Show Talk – Wed 7 Mar
Big Idea: In Conversation with writer Dennis Kelly
Free with a ticket to the evening’s performance.

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08 Feb – Sat 10 Mar 2018
Admission | Show Times 19.30 14.30
Duration
Age 14+
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000


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Shades of Suffragette Militancy @ Museum of London
Until 25 April Free Entry

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Over 1,300 women went to prison for their commitment to the Votes for Women cause.

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Over 1,300 women went to prison for their commitment to the Votes for Women cause. But Suffragettes were not just militants. They were also successful fundraisers, accomplished organisers and inspirational speakers. See objects never before displayed and learn about the lives of the forgotten Suffragette champions.

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Admission Showtime 10:00 -18.00
Duration
Age
150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Tel: 020 7001 9844


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Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments @ Museum of London Docks
Until 09 Sept Free Entry

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This display explores the changing image of the West India Regiments, starting from the life a single man, Samuel Hodge, the first black soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross for valour. It focuses on the history of Britain’s West India Regiments from their creation at the end of the 18th century up to the First World War. Read more about the extraordinary story of Samuel Hodge.

“The key message from this display is that people of African and Caribbean descent played a significant part in our military history long before the First World War. This was not well acknowledged at the time, or well known since, which is why it is important to highlight this history in this display.”
Professor David Lambert, Professor of History at the University of Warwick

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The display is curated by David Lambert, Professor of History at the Department of History. It has been created in partnership with the University of Warwick and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and draws on research undertaken as part of the ‘Africa’s Sons Under Arms’ research project. Find out more about the wider project research project. Watch the display film ‘Representing Samuel Hodge, V.C. ‘

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Show Times Admission 10.00 -18.00
Duration
Age
Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL


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Victim@ Soho Theatre
12 Feb Tickets £16

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Victim follows the power struggle between a prison guard and criminal as they come face-to-face with a notorious inmate.

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A one-woman show performed by Louise Beresford whose comedy group Lead Pencil have appeared on Comedy Central & BBC radio.

Written and directed by Martin Murphy whose previous play Villain is nominated in this year’s Offie Awards.

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Admission Showtime 21.00
Duration 1h
Age
21 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3NE
020 7478 0100


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Beasts @ Bush Theatre
12 Feb – 03 March Tickets from £10

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The Beasts explores how far one mum will go to put what her child wants first. A searing ‘What If?’ exploration of the pornification of our culture and the sexualisation of our children.

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Admission Showtime 21.00
Duration 1h
Age 14+
7 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd’s Bush
London W12 8LJ
020 8743 5050


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Dead And Breathing @ The Albany
20 Feb – 03 March Tickets £14/£10

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Dead and Breathing is an unexpectedly funny tale of morality and mortality that pits the right to die against the right to live on your own terms.

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Spiteful old Carolyn Whitlock wants to die already. She’s been sick with cancer for almost as long as she can remember and the pain has made her so mean that there’s no one left who loves her. She just wants to give up, but now she’s going to have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her very Christian nurse to help her end it. But Veronika isn’t all she seems and before Carolyn can die in peace, they’ll both need to let go of everything they believe about what is right.

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Admission Showtime 19.30
Duration
Age 13+ This production contains nudity.
The Albany. Douglas Way
Deptford.
SE8 4AG.
020 8692 4446


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Dust @ Soho Theatre
20 Feb – 17 March Tickets from £14

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Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So she kills herself. But she’s stuck. A fly on the wall. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And discovers that death isn’t the change she hoped for.

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Admission Showtime 19.15 15.30
Duration 1h 10min
Age 18+
21 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3NE
020 7478 0100



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What’s On Feb Recommends

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


Whats On Not To Be Missed 

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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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What’s On Feb Recommends

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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What’s On Feb Recommends

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

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)
Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN
020 8534 0310



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