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What’s Recommends Black Men Walking

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Black Men Walking @ Royal Court Theatre
21 Mar – 07 April 2017 Tickets

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“We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don’t see us. We walked England before the English.”
Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk.

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They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk…
Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk back through two thousand years before they can move forward.

Dedicated to the Black Men’s Walking Group.
Written by rapper/beatboxer Testament

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Admission | Show Times 19.45 15.00
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Age 14+
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000



Movie Pick A Wrinkle in Time

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A Wrinkle in Time Opens 23 March

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A Wrinkle In Time is sci-fi novel about a girl planet-hopping in search of her dad.
Fiery teen Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is transported to far-off realms by a trio of spirit guides, Mrs Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs Who (Mindy Kaling), in search of her missing Nasa-boffin father (Chris Pine). He’s a mathematician whose pursuit of scientific discovery led to his disappearance a few years before.

Ava DuVernay the director has brought Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 sci-fi classic into the 21 century. DuVernay is the first woman of colour to demand a significant $100-million-plus budget.

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The HeadWrap Diaries @ Albany
20 – 23 March Tickets

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Set within a South London hair-salon called BE U Tiful, The Head Wrap Diaries gives you front row seats to watch, interact with and be immersed in a journey from childhood to the present day. Told through a unique blend of house, waacking and vogue fused with African and contemporary dance and accompanied by a commissioned soundtrack of Afro house, folk, electronic dance music, jazz and Ghana gospel.

Three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage, womanhood, friendship, and most importantly, hair.

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Age 5+


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Vincent River @ Park Theatre
20 March – 14 April Tickets

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Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. Tonight, they meet for the first time… and their lives will change forever.

Philip Ridley’s modern classic was a huge success when it premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 2001, and a West End smash in 2007. Thrilling, heartbreaking and darkly humorous by turns, it is now seen as one of the most powerful explorations of hate crime – and society’s need to crush ‘difference’ – ever written.

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Starring rising talent Thomas Mahy, who made his stage debut as Heathlcliff in Wuthering Heights at Euro Theater Bonn in Germany. He will perform alongside esteemed actress Louise Jameson, well loved for her roles in Doctor Who and EastEnders, as well as many theatre credits including the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

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‘Isle of Dogs’ Exhibition @Store Studios
21 Mar – 05 April Free

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Imjussayin picked Isle of dogs as a movie to watch and now it’s an exhibition.
Go behind the scenes and see the original sets and puppets.

Curated by Wes Anderson, the film’s producer

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Free entrance, no reserved booking. Food (Japanese Ramen) and drink will be available to purchase from the ‘Noodle Bar’ from midday; Sake cocktails and bar snacks available during late night openings on Thursday/Friday.

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Show Times Sat – Weds 11:00 – 19:00 | Thurs – Fri 11:00 – 22:00
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180 The Strand



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The Loop @ Theatre Royal Stratford East
22 – 24 March Tickets

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Loop is Aadynamic new play, following its sell-out London run, Loop is a journey through 50 years of life, love & music. Combining a soulful family story with the best songs of the ’60s and ’80s, through to the grime and rhythm of 2018, it’s a story of people evolving with the music they listen to.

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London, 1965. A woman leaves her mother, fiancée and everything she knows behind, to search for something better in another city…

Manchester, 1985. Boy meets Girl under the serious moonlight. For the Boy, music is everything. For the Girl, everything is a new pair of trainers. They dance and fall in love as the New Romantics play, while a woman waits by the phone…

The Present. A Young Man who feels like nobody understands him wants out of his home, his school and his life. His parents just want what’s best.

Maybe he’ll find what he’s looking for in the same city his grandmother left 50 years ago…

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After The Ball @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Until 24 March Tickets

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You’ve been away almost two years. I haven’t seen you, I haven’t hardly heard from you… I’m your wife.

London, 1914. As the Great War breaks out in Europe, Blanche and William meet at a dance and marry. They share a political passion for peace, but William enlists to fight in Belgium. Amidst the horrors of the battlefield, he finds love with another woman, while Blanche is left at home with their baby.

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Ian Grant’s new play explores how personal acts reverberate down the generations. Inspired by a true event, and spanning sixty years, After the Ball is a gripping ensemble piece about desire, personal responsibility and the devastating repercussions of human conflict.

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Show Times 19.30 | 15.00
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The Gatehouse, Highgate Village 
London N6 4BD



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A Tiger’s Tale @ Lyric Hammersmith
24 March Tickets

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From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell us the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their adopted tiger cub.
Join Titch, Ma and Pa on their riotous adventure into a world where ‘all the best stories end with a surprise’.

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Based on the extraordinary story of Fenella, the Holmfirth Tiger, A Tiger’s Tale is a high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live music and song.

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Duration 50 mins
Age 4 – 10
180 The Strand



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Caroline or Change @ Lyric Hammersmith
Until 21 April Tickets

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1963. In quiet Lake Charles, Louisiana, the destruction of a Confederate statue might just signal that change is in the air…

But, whatever the progress of the civil rights movement, in the Gellman household things seem just the same – for now at least.

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Eight year old Noah, heartbroken by the death of his mother and his father’s remarriage, sneaks down to the basement to spend time with the black maid he idolises, Caroline Thibodeaux: Caroline who runs everything. Whilst the basement may seem a fantastical place – even the appliances have a voice of their own – Caroline’s work there is repetitive and badly paid. But when Mrs Gellman comes up with a way for her to take a little more money home, the consequences for Caroline and Noah’s relationship are not what anybody might have expected…

An Olivier Award winning musical with a hugely original, highly eclectic and uniquely American score, Caroline, or Change creates an uplifting and profound portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval.

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Age 14+



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Frozen @ Theatre Royal Haymarket
Until 5 May Tickets

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One sunny evening a young girl walks to visit her Grandma, she never arrives…

FROZEN is a play set in England, and it has 3 main characters. It starts with each character’s own version of the story, but soon the audience is presented with the intertwining of their stories, as they connect with one another over a very important and painful event. This starts an ‘unfreezing’ process between them, as they learn about forgiveness and compassion.

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18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT


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We Need To Talk About Bobby @ King Heads Theatre
25-26 March Tickets

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12 year old Annie has hit the big time but shes no idea how hard its going to be. After landing a huge role in a late night TV drama, shes left alone in an adult world, struggling to make sense of things shes told to do and say. Soon, her comfortable childhood begins to fall apart.

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Br’er Cotton @  Theatre 503
Until 31 March Tickets

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Lynchburg, Virginia, on the former site of a cotton mill. 14 year old Ruffrino is struggling to make sense of his place in an impoverished world filled with seemingly random killings of young black men. As his anger towards reality grows, he moves further away from his family. Losing himself online, Ruffrino’s world sinks around him while he battles to wake up the zombies and prove by any means necessary that Black Lives Matter.

23 March – Black people make up 12% of the prison population – what are we going to do to change this? A discussion with purpose for a postive change. Free to ticket holders on the night

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Show Times Daily 19.30
Duration 135 mins
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Harold and Maude @ Charing Cross Theatre
Until 31 March Tickets from £17.50

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Equal parts dark comedy and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic romantic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing: a compulsive, self-destructive young man and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.

Harold and Maude dissolve the line between darkness and light along with ones that separate people by class, gender and age.

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Dame Marjorie “Maude” Chardin (Olivier Award-winner Sheila Hancock), is a free spirit who wears her hair in braids, believes in living each day to its fullest, and “trying something new every day”. Harold Parker Chasen (Bill Milner) is an 18-year-old man who is obsessed with death, attends funerals of strangers for entertainment and stages elaborate fake suicides. Through meeting Maude at a funeral, he discovers joy in living for the first time. Harold and Maude dissolve the line between darkness and light along with ones that separate people by class, gender and age.

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Admission Showtime 19.30 14.00
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08444 930 650



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Long Days Journey Into Night @ Wyndham’s Theatre
Until 07 April Tickets

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The Tyrones’ summer home, August 1912. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, the Tyrones and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in the cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and the family indulge in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives.

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Considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century, the production will play a strictly limited 10 week West End season at Wyndham’s

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Show Times Daily 19.30 – 14.00
Duration 90 minutes with no interval
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WYNDHAM’S THEATRE
Charing Cross Road
0844 825 5120



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Old Fools @ Southwark Playhouse
Until 07 April Tickets

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Old Fools is the story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they’ve shared together – from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that order.

It is a surprising and touching tale about a couple, their experience of Alzheimer’s, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years.

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In Support Of ARUK Wednesday 21st March
To coincide with the final day of the Alzheimers Research UK Conference 2018, there will be a special fundraising gala performance of the show followed by a panel discussion on Alzheimer’s and its creative representation on stage. Chaired by actor Laurie Brett (EastEnders, Waterloo Road, Les Miserables), the panel includes Tristan Bernays, the playwright; Tim Parry, Director of Communications ARUK and other special guests TBC. The post-show discussion will begin directly after the show at 9.15pm. One-third of the ticket price will go to Alzheimer’s Research, and all attendees receive a free programme.


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Summer and Smoke @ Almeida Theatre
Until 7 April Tickets

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In the heat of summer – under the wings of an angel – Alma meets John.
Trapped between desire and fear in a life of obligation, her world turns upside down in the search for salvation.

Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction.

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Admission Showtime 19.00 14.30
Duration 90mins
Age 16+
020 7359 4404
boxoffice@almeida.co.uk



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
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150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN
020 7001 9844


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Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins @ Barbican
Until 27 May Tickets from £13.50

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Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day.

Capturing the lives of people living on the fringes of society all over the world, this diverse exhibition features the work of 20 photographers working from the 1950’s to today. A cast of outsiders is documented in both gritty street photography and elegant formal portraiture, with the identities of junkies, circus performers, gangs, and cross-dressers being negotiated through the lens.

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Another Kind of Life follows the lives of individuals and communities operating on the fringes of society from America to India, Chile to Nigeria. The exhibition reflects a more diverse, complex view of the world, as captured and recorded by photographers. Driven by personal and political motivations, many of the photographers sought to provide an authentic representation of the disenfranchised communities with whom they spent months, years or even decades with, often conspiring with them to construct their own identity through the camera lens.

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Admission 9.00
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Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS



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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
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150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Tel: 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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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.

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Admission Mon, Thu-Sat 10-16.30, Wed 10am-21.00, Sun 11.00-16.30
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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 – 16 June Tickets

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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
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49 Aldwych,
London WC2B 4DF



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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 @ IWM
Until 28 May 2018 Tickets

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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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Fatberg! @ Museum of London Until 1 July Free

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The highly anticipated display of the last remaining parts of the Whitechapel fatberg – a sewer blockage which became an international media sensation when it was discovered in September 2017. Weighing 130 tonnes and over 250 metres long, it is one of the largest fatbergs ever found.

Find out more about the challenges of curating and conserving this disgusting, fascinating and dangerous mass, and see the fatberg samples close-up – if you dare!

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Admission Showtime 10.00 – 18.00
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150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
020 7001 9844



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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
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Age 14+ (plot includes strong language and violence)
Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN
020 8534 0310



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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.

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



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