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What’s Recommends Kinder Transport

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Kinder Transport @ Queen’s Theatre
08 – 24 March Tickets

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Hamburg 1938: nine-year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. Arriving at Liverpool Street Station, tagged like a piece of luggage, she’s handed over to strangers.

Manchester 1980: Evelyn, a proud mum, prepares to say goodbye to daughter Faith as she leaves the family home. But what Faith finds in the attic will change her life forever…

Diane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play 25 years ago. It has never been more relevant than today.

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A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past by Diane Samuels.

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Show Times Daily Tue & Wed | 19.30 Thu, Fri & Sat 20.00
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Age 11+
01708 443333
info@queens-theatre.co.uk



Movie Pick Isle of Dogs

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Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog. It’s the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi.

When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage dump called Trash island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots.

There, with the assistance of a pack of newly found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

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Admission | Show Times varies check cinema
Duration 101 mins
Age TBC



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Arab Women Festival @ Rich Mix
Until 25 March Tickets

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AWAN Festival is a multidisciplinary arts festival of women artists from the Arab world

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The festival is produced by Arts Canteen, an organisation that explores artistic relationships between the Middle East and Mediterranean states and diverse audiences across Europe. AWAN 2018 takes place at Rich Mix and other London venues across March. See the full programme here.

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whats on recommends 14 The void | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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Void @ Vault
Until 18 March Tickets

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Two one-on-one performances about harassment, abuse of power and gender, presented in two freight containers.

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Inspired by a movement; two stories captured in two boxes.

The stories are born from current dialogues about harassment, abuses of power and gender. One of bath bombs, quavers, an adolescent relationship that has left an indelible mark. The second looks back from the future on the toxic nature of masculinity.

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Admission 20.00 15.30
Duration 90 mins
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whats on recommends 10 the inheritance | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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The Inheritance @ The Young Vic
Until 19 May Tickets

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You have to wonder why there isn’t a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you’ve wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend.

A generation after the height of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, the different kinds of love?

The Inheritance is a two-part play

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Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
boxoffice@youngvic.org



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The Year of the Rooster @ Vault
7 – 11 March Tickets

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The witching hour: it’s late, it’s hot and an out of work actor Giselle loafs on a couch in Harlem. Suddenly a call comes through from Mom that changes the course of everything.

As the year of the Monkey gives way to the inauspicious year of the Fire Rooster, Giselle must wake up to realities of life – realities that she’s been avoiding for years. But she’s not alone. Given the opportunity to audition for the part of Oda Mae Brown – the reluctant psychic from 90s movie Ghost – Giselle sees an opportunity to channel Oda Mae’s chutzpah and tap into her own #BlackGirlMagic. From here on in she’s going to read the signs for what they are.

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Nominated for Best Production for As the Waters Rose by the Centaur Theatre,
Montreal Fringe 2016
Winners of the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work for Please Don’t Talk About

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Age 15+



whats on recommends 0 buggy baby | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

Buggy Baby @ The Yard
7 – 31 March Tickets

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My name is Aya. I’m eight months old and I live in a buggy. I share a room with my mum, Nur, and a strange man named Jaden. I bloody love bathtime.

Jaden, Nur and Aya didn’t always live here. They needed to escape another country and they’ve ended up in a rotting room in London.

Nur goes to college. When she isn’t there, Jaden chews leaves and hallucinates home. He sees giant rabbits with burning red eyes. He thinks Aya is someone else, someone dangerous. But she’s just a baby. Isn’t she?n.

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Admission Showtime
DurationAge 14+
020 3111 0570



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Follow Suit @ Vault
07 March – 11 Tickets

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In this absurd office avoiding the skeletons in the stationery cupboard is crucial. Rearrange the furniture, leap over the desks, then experiment with origami and orchestrate a four-part symphony using spreadsheet data. Witness these business people crawl up the walls of their office in search of inspiration for their distraction.
It’s business… but not as usual.

An “audacious” (The Scotsman) darkly comic take on the chaotic world of high finance.

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Following a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 with The Pleasance, Silent Faces bring their outrageous office antics and textbook political bite to VAULT.
“Marvellously comic and compelling… this is sterling work” The Stage

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Admission 19.15
Duration 60 mins
Age 15+



whats on recommends 12 No More | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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No More @ Royal Festival Hall
09 March Tickets

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No more violence.
No more harassment.
No more silence.

The #BlackLivesMatter movement continues to mobilise activists from across the world to protest against continuing violence towards people of colour. The Women’s March on Washington in 2017 was close to being the largest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history, with a worldwide participation estimated at five million. And in the same year, women have openly come forward to unravel historic sexual assault allegations sweeping Hollywood, Westminster, and almost every sector, artform and industry globally.

In the centenary of women’s suffrage, where some women got the right to vote after a long campaign of direct action, come and hear what’s next for these global campaigns.

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Special guests include:

Patrisse Khan-Cullors – co-founder of Black Lives Matter. An artist, organiser, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, California, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and an NAACP History Maker.
Laura Bates – pioneering feminist, activist and author of books including Everyday Sexism and Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism. Sharing the often ignored acts of sexism, Laura has been exposing the startling truth behind sexism since she started the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012.

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu – lawyer and founder of Women in Leadership publication, which she established to further promote the cause for equality and diversity. She is also an activist for women’s rights and one of the organisers of the Women’s March London.

Nidhi Goyal – Mumbai-based activist, trainer, and comedian advocating for disability rights and gender justice. She is visually impaired and uses humour to challenge existing notions around disability, gender and sexuality. Nidhi is currently participating in a Civil Society Advisory Group to the UN Women initiative.

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Age 14+
020 3111 0570



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Mothers of Colour @ Royal Festival Hall
10 March Tickets

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Part of WOW

When is the right time to tell your black daughter about the double whammy of racism and sexism, or your son about police brutality?

How do you parent against Islamophobia or avoid becoming the black ‘supermum’? This panel discusses the challenges, and joys, of mothering while black.

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Speakers include:
Afua Hirsch journalist and author of Brit(ish), Selma Nicholls founder of Looks Like Me talent agency, Leyla Hussein therapist and anti FGM campaigner. Chaired by Chrystal Genisis, Stance Podcast.

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whats on recommends 18 dr faustus | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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Dr Faustus @ Gate Theatre
13 – 17 March Tickets

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An unquenchable desire for fame drives Faustus to learn the magic of the dark arts. He summons the demon Mephistopheles using him to strike a deal with Lucifer – his soul for twenty-four years of infinite power. The cost of his worldwide notoriety is infinitely high as the damned hour approaches.

Tangle, South West England’s African Caribbean theatre company, interweave southern African-inspired music with electric performances from a trinity of actors, including Joshua Liburd (Dreamgirls), in this unique version of Christopher Marlowe’s classic.

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Admission Showtime
Duration 1.40 hr
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24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL[Map]
020 7503 1646



whats on recommends 10 old fools | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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Old Fools @ Southwark Playhouse
14 Mar – 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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Panel Discussion 19th March
After the show, there will be a panel discussion with the writer, Tristan Bernays; director, Sharon Burrell and actors Mark Arends and Frances Grey focusing on how the play was brought from page to stage and believably portraying the characters and the challenges they face in a story told ‘out of linear time’. The panel discussion will begin at 9.15pm.
Gala Night 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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Misty @Bush Theatre
15 Mar – 21 April Tickets

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Arinzé delivers an epic, lyrical journey through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city London. An inventive blend of gig theatre, spoken word, live art and direct address, Misty confronts the assumptions and expectations underpinning the act of telling a story.

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Heads Might Roll @ The Nursery
16 March Tickets

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Heads Might Roll – Things went wrong. Mistakes were made. Everyone’s pointing fingers, and the only responsible thing the government can do is to consolidate them all into one easily manageable fist; a fist at the end of the longest arm of the law – the ever-delayed, barely accountable (independent) inquiry.

Join a wholly independent panel of improvisers as they get to the bottom of the finest cock-up you can imagine, held to account only by your intervention. And all the while, the true(ish) story of what happened will unfold.

Part political farce, part social satire – Heads Might Roll is a jolly, carefree romp through everything that’s wrong with the modern world.

Things went wrong. Mistakes were made. Heads Might Roll. But they almost certainly won’t.

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The Nursery presents a night of improvised theatre – completely made up on the spot! Every show features a selection of talented improvisers from across the UK and beyond bringing you some of the most exciting unscripted theatre around. Watch them create everything from short scenes to an entire musical live on stage in front of your eyes!

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Admission Showtime 20.00
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The Nursery Theatre Broadgate, Liverpool Street


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whats on recommends 7 BALLISTIC | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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Ballistic @ Kings Head Theatre
Until 17 March Tickets from £16

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From Columbine to the tragic events in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday, horrific mass shootings have been a disturbing phenomenon in recent years. With humour and sensitivity, Ballistic asks searching questions of violence, identity and masculinity in the twenty-first century.

He tries his best with girls. He tries his best with mates. But for all his efforts, things just don’t seem to be going right. So he’s making a change. Somethings triggered him to stand up for himself and reassert his worth. They made him feel small but with just a few clicks he’ll become the biggest thing on the internet. But does he have the balls to go through with it? Ballistic is a darkly comic thriller that asks vital questions about the violent events that increasingly define our 21st century narrative.

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0207 226 8561
boxoffice@kingsheadtheatre.com



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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 through 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
Age
WYNDHAM’S THEATRE
Charing Cross Road
0844 825 5120


whats on recommends 4 SMOKE AND MIRRORS | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

Summer and Smoke @ Almeida Theatre
Until 7 April Tickets from £10

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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

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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


what's on recommends the age of jazz UK | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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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
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2 Temple Place
London
WC2R 3BD
020 7836 3715



Whats On venom kill or cure snake at NHM | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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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
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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 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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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



whats on recommends shebeen | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

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.

The Exhibition sends the clear message “That people of African and Caribbean descent played a significant part in our military history long before the First World War.” It was not well acknowledged at the time or since. So, the Exhibition is important to highlight it.

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
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Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL



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