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What’s Recommends Another Kind Of Life

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Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins @ Barbican
28 Feb – 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
Duration
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Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS



Movie Pick The Shape of Water

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The Shape of Water is sci-fi that won Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) Golden Globe for Best Director, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture!

Starring Sally Hawkins as a technician in a top-secret Cold War lab, it’s an otherworldly tale of romance that’s Toro’s best film in years.

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Admission | Show Times varies check cinema
Duration 123 mins
Age 15


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Long Days Journey Into Night @ Wyndham’s Theatre
Until 07 April Tickets from £12.50

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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


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Alchemy @ Whitechapel Gallery
24 Feb Tickets £5/£3.50

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Alchemy can, in turn, describe a philosophical tradition, an esoteric practice, a way of thinking and at times, an artistic methodology.

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Meet artists Robert Williams, Kate Briggs and Jane Topping to explore ideas of the alchemical in art.
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Admission Showtime 15.00
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Stardust @ Vaults
Until 24 Feb Tickets from £5

21 — 25 Feb Tickets from £14.50

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Stardust is an irreverent and impassioned investigation into the human cost that cocaine production and consumption has both in Latin America and further afield. Shining an unflinching light on Colombia’s heart of darkness.

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Provoked into action by the painful stigma left by the narco history of his country, Colombian artist and Blackboard founder, Miguel Hernando Torres Umba, unravels his own and the western world’s responsibility for a trade that kills thousands in his homeland. 
Bringing together contrasting stories from a range of Colombian voices Blackboard tells the story of the chain of lives and deaths that turns a coca leaf, sacred to indigenous communities in Latin America, into a line of coke on a mirror in the western world.
@VAULTFestival

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Admission 18.10 13.40
Duration 1hr
Age 15+
Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS


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Channel One x Blackboard Jungle x Jah Tubby’s: Full Soundsystems @ Electric Brixton
24 Feb Tickets from £12

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Channel One x Blackboard Jungle x Jah Tubby’s meet together for an extensive, all night long session with their full Soundsystems!

Join them at Electric Brixton on Saturday 24th February for the largest South London Reggae ordeal of the Winter.

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Welcoming full sound and crew –

Blackboard Jungle (Earl 16 & Danny Red) from France
Jah Tubby’s from London
Channel One from London
First ever meet! Big ting!

Bless up!

18+ No I.D = No Entry | R.O.A.R

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Admission Showtime 22.00 – 05.00
Duration all-nighter
Age 18+
Electric Brixton
Town Hall Parade; Brixton; London SW2 1RJ; United Kingdom


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Real Love @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
03 March Tickets from £5

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A Night of RnB & 80’s Soul with very best DJs in the game to make sure that the place is popping off with everything from Beyonce and Mary J Blige to Jodeci and Shalamar.

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As famed for his sets at huge events like Southport Weekender as he is for his years of radio experience for BBC 1xtra and now Mi-Soul Ronnie Herel is the man when it comes to RnB in the UK. DJ Swerve has been a mainstay on Kiss FM and London’s club scene for a minute now. It is with his smooth RnB mixes that he made his name and so this is a return to form for one of the best loved DJs around.

Supporting these headliners we have a trio of London’s hardest working and most exciting DJs. Bobafatt has torn up dance-floors up and down the country and around the world for many years. He is joined by The Doctor’s Orders resident Russ Ryan who’s sets are always drenched in soul no matter where he plays. Bringing a little feminine wiles to the mix is the brilliant Janeen Beanz, a mainstay on The Doctor’s Orders dance-floors across the years that is sure to set the place on fire.

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Show Times Daily 21.00 – 02.00
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Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU


 

Whats On Not To Be Missed 

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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
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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
Until 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
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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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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



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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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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
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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
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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