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What’s On Picks Curious Case of the Flood At Night Time

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The Curious Case of the Flood At Night Time @ The Albany
12 -16 Feb Booking PWYD

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An extreme climate change has caused a huge flood which will overwhelm London. How can we prepare? What can we do?
It’s a Half Term Goodie

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Join in this big adventure for all the family with comedy, music, games, experiments and lots more. For more information visit www.smashfestuk.com

SMASHfestUK returns with its unique mash-up festival of science and arts for all ages. Themed this year around a super flood

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Admission Showtime 15.00 & 16.00
Duration 1 hr
Age 7+
100-106 Leonard St, London EC2A 4RH



Movie Pick Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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Set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system, this dramatic thriller stars Denzel Washington as a driven, idealistic defence attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell co-stars as the ambitious, moneyed lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.

Denzel Washington plays the brilliant but socially awkward Roman J Israel, Esq. He is the mastermind of civil rights. Then his partner dies and Israel is left in the lurch! He is offered a new post in a wealthy criminal practice. And that presents Israel with a mountain of moral conundrums.

Denzel own’s Israel’s character. And as to be expected, Denzel eats the screen although his sexy walk is replaced by a slouching shuffling gait. Set in modern day Israel firmly holds onto various stages of the past from 70’s music to an iPod Classic.

It’s wonderfully quirky. It’s off the wall, whacky but most certainly compelling.

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Admission | Show Times varies check cinema
Duration 122 mins
Age 12A


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Yous Two @ Hampstead Theatre
Until 24 Feb Tickets from £5

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Fifteen year old Billie has lived with her Dad in their little flat for as long as she can remember, but all that’s about to change. She’s got big plans – get Dad a job, sort out her grades, and live in a house with five bathrooms.

But one reckless night threatens to undo all her hard work and derail her ambitions…When it’s always been just the two of you, how easy is it to get out, or to let anyone else in?

Georgia Christou’s debut play is a moving portrayal of the conflict between personal aspiration and familial responsibility, and what happens when those you should depend on need you more than you need them.

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Admission Showtime 15.00 & 16.00
Duration 1 hr 10 mins
Age 7+
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU
020 7722 9301
boxoffice@hampsteadtheatre.com


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Gold Coast @ Theatre 503
13 -17 Feb Tickets from £12

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Gold Coast reveals the damage to three generations of one family from wars in the Gulf region. It reaches across time and continents to tell the story of Joe and his family.

Gold Coast is a searing new play from writer Louise Gooding that spans three generations to explore the lasting psychological toll of the wars in the Gulf, on its soldiers and their families.

Joe’s a soldier who can’t fight. A lover who can’t love. He’s carrying a terrible secret that’s threatening to tear his life apart.

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It’s 2003 and Joe’s returned from Iraq. His wife Roz knows something is wrong. She struggles to help him. Thousands of miles away, years later, his teenage daughter Lisa is fighting her own demons. Can Joe come to terms with his past to save his daughter’s future?

POST-SHOW Q&A: WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY
Wednesday night’s post-show Q&A follows the performances of Gold Coast. David Livingstone MBE, director Eloise Lally and writer Louise Gooding will be in conversation, exploring public engagement and understanding of the psychological traumas of war. The post show discussion will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

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Admission Showtime 19.30
Duration 90mins
Age 16+
Battersea Park Rd, London
SW11 3BW


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Dub Me Always @ Upstairs at the Ritzy
14 Feb Free

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Dub Me Always presents a Valentine’s special when veteran female DJ Nzinga Soundz alongside David Katz. It’s a night of vintage roots reggae, soul and lover’s rock, original vinyl style.

Niceness is guaranteed

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During the 1980s, DJ Ade & Junie Rankin’ regularly ran things at venues such as the Four Aces, the Astoria, the Africa Centre and the Mambo Inn, supporting Burning Spear and the Mighty Diamonds among many others, with guest interviewees Augustus Pablo, Betty Wright and Ziggy Marley appearing on their weekly radio show on community station SLR.

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Admission Showtime 20.00 – 00.00
Duration
Age 18+
Upstairs at the Ritzy
Brixton Oval, Brixton SW2 1JG
0871 902 5739


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Evolution 2018: Express Yourself @ Lyric
14 Feb £8/free

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Join four young artists for an evening of new and developed work exploring the theme of self. The evening will feature: Make Love by Violet Vincent, Autistic Artistic by Jody Nolan, N.P.B.D by Alexandria Macleod, Feels by TD.Moyo and Weak Tea by Daniel Bailey.

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Admission Showtime
Duration
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Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King Street
London
W6 0QL
02087416850
enquiries@lyric.co.uk


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Hip-Hop Pub Quiz @ The Book Club
15 Feb £2 inadvance

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Designed to be fun for music fans no matter how much they may or may not know. Each month the team to beat is Spin Doctor’s guest VIP team from inside the music world.
The world’s one and only Hip-Hop Pub Quiz (probably) is just like a regular pub quiz – just about Hip-Hop. Get your team together and answer questions from all ages of rap about your favourite MC’s, DJs, producers, albums and more. It follows the tried and tested format with picture, film, music rounds and loads more!

The winning team from each round chooses one of our golden envelopes and the prize held within, while monthly winners win the coveted Hip-Hop Pub Quiz Championship belt as well as a bag of swag from our friends at Flashback Records and a bottle of bubbly so they can profile like the big boss money playaz they are.

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£2 per player in advance | £3 per player on the night | Teams limited to 6 players
To pre-register a team please buy tickets on this page and send team name and number of players to yo@thedoctorsorders.com

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Admission Showtime 19.00 Third Thursday of Every Month 15th Feb | 15th Mar
Duration
Age
100-106 Leonard St, London EC2A 4RH


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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
Duration
Age
150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
020 7001 9844


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The Droves @ The Vaults
17 – 25 Feb Tickets From £15.00

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You’re invited into a secret community of children living deep beneath a derelict carpet factory. For decades they’ve hidden from adults, growing strange in the darkness – but now they’re asking you in… Unsettling dilemmas, mushroom forests and at least one gorilla await you at the door.
Part immersive experience, part escape game,

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The Droves is an immersive theatre show, designed by children, for adults.

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Admission Showtime 18.00 20.30 15.00 13.00
Duration 1 hr
Age 7+
COLAB Factory
84 Long Lane
London
SE1 4AU


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Blackbirds and Blue Helmets @ Bridewell Theatre
20 Feb – 03 March Tickets £8/10

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What does our reaction to war and division in another country say about us? Do we start to question our own nation, our own identity?

Blackbirds and Blue Helmets is a dramatised talk by Alex Batesmith, Former UN War Crimes Prosecutor in Kosovo. Commissioned by Théâtre Volière for the Marchland season, it gives a rare insight into the forces behind the breakup of one of Europe’s more recently vanished kingdoms.

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In the former communist bloc, on the borders of Europe, one nation had a strong, progressive, shared identity. Then came nationalism and war in which 100,000 people were killed. A personal reflection of two journeys to the former Yugoslavia separated by 15 years, both before and after its disintegration.

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Admission Showtime 13.00
Duration
Age 13+ This production contains nudity.
Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane
Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 8EQ
020 7353 3331
john@sbf.org.uk
http://www.sbf.org.uk/theatre
020 8692 4446


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The Shape of Pain @ Battersea Arts Centre
20 Feb – 10 March Tickets from £10

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One woman attempts to articulate her experience of physical pain. Pain with no apparent cause. Also, she’s met someone, and they want to make this work.

Words and an original sound score combine to create an explosive dialogue about love and perception.

An experiment in how we talk about pain – and if we ever do that in a way someone else can understand.

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A Scotsman Fringe First award-winning show exploring life in extremity and the joy that can be found there.

All performances are captioned, audio described and wheelchair accessible.

‘Exhilarating theatre. Funny and sad and wise’
★★★★ The Guardian

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Admission Showtime 20.00 16.00
Duration 70 mind
Age 14+
Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN
020 7223 2223


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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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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
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THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST
GERRY RAFFLES SQUARE
LONDON E15 1BN


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Collective Rage: A Tale of Five Betties @ Southwark Playhouse
Until 17 Feb Tickets from £12.00

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In Collective Rage, the lives of five very different New York women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex and “theat-ah.” As they meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realise that they’ve been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long.

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Hitting the ring with an electrifying soundtrack, looks to kill and spectacular routines, this outrageous comedy packs the punch to shatter lacquered femininity into a thousand glittering pieces. Strongly influenced by cabaret and female drag, this exquisite rejection of shame and stereotype will punch you in the gut, break your heart and then take you dancing.

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Admission showtime 19.30 15.00
Duration 95 mins
Age
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234


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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



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Beasts @ Bush Theatre
Until 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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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


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



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