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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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Human Rights Watch Film Festival @ various 07 – 16 March

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Exploring themes of oppression and resistance, equality and tolerance, London’s annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns. Women have directed half of the award-winning films.

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Find a full programme of all the films on show, here.

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Hamlet @ Hackney Empire
12 – 31 March Tickets

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The Royal Shakespeare Company bring Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of murder and revenge to Hackney Empire as part of a national tour.

A student is called home from university to find his life turned upside down. He had the world at his feet, but now everything has changed. Who can be trusted, who can be believed?

Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?

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The Shakespearean tragedy is set in a West African kingdom. The doomed prince is played by Paapa Essiedu to critical acclaim. Paapa Essiedu is the first black man ever to play Hamlet for the RSC.

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Runny For Money @ Camden Peoples
13 March Tickets

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Runny For Money takes you on a fun and surprising journey, getting up close and personal with ideas that frame our relationship with money and what we really value in life.

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Your host is a charming Chinese character called Manyi: a self-made nouveau riche woman excited to share her ideas about money and markets, in a frenetic mix of business pitch, financial self-help, and TV guest show.

What is a good life? Is that for sale? How much money do you need? And what would you sell to get it? What does the market say? And who turned the volume up so loud?

In her work as a journalist, Angela saw many social problems rooted in a distorted relationship with money, fuelling short-term choices, environmental degradation, deteriorating mental health, and damaging social inequality. This humorous interactive journey seeks to open a real discussion about viable alternatives.

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Show Times Daily 21.00
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Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?@ The Space

13 – 17 March Tickets 

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Hagley Woods, Worcestershire, 1943: Four boys find a human skull hidden in a tree. Police then discover the partial skeleton of a female. Despite countless enquiries, the woman cannot be identified.

Then the messages appear.

Tracing a case that has baffled investigators for 70 years, Pregnant Fish have been given access to police documents in order to try to solve this murder on stage.

A mystery that stretches from Birmingham to Berlin, from Nazi spy rings to witchcraft, this is the perfect show for anyone with an interest in true crime

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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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A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Cockpit
14 -17 March Tickets

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Are you sure that we are awake
it seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream

When four young lovers enter a forest and encounter supernatural beings their lives are changed forever.

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LadyLike @ The Vaults
14 -15 March Tickets

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Ladylike is a piece using Afro Cuban, Breaking, Rocking and Contemporary dance theatre to focus on the female perspective. Themed around the slang word for woman as ‘chick’ or ‘hen’, Ladylike is a celebration of wonderful women and a provocative protest at gender roles, the masks we wear, sexual violence and sexism.

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Artists 4 Artists 2 for £10 Combo
Save £13.00 (or £6.50 off each ticket) when booking to Ella Mesma Company’s Ladylike and Alias LDN’s Caravan. Simply add a ticket to each show into your basket to take advantage of the offer.

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Duration 1hr
Age 15+


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Trust @ Gate Theatre
Until 17 March Tickets

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Lea and Stefan are in a relationship. It’s been 10 years or maybe it’s been 14, but they’ve got a mortgage and ‘settled down’. The trouble is, they don’t trust each other anymore.

Was it that one of them spent their food budget on smartphone apps or was it that one of them sold their flat to 7 different buyers, or was it that one of them borrowed 6 billion and never paid it back?

Meanwhile, a voice on the radio sings you need more, you need more, you need more.

Jude Christian’s Trust is an explosive, shapeshifting exploration of broken relationships, the tyranny of capitalism and the denial you need to survive systems you can’t trust

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Duration 1.40 hr 1 hour 40 minutes, no interval
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Gate Theatre
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3HQ
Box office:
020 7229 0706



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The Tattoo Collective @ Old Truman Brewery
17th – 18th March Tickets

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The Tattoo Collective is a unique and innovative tattoo convention. The exhibition showcases inspirational art and the best of British & Irish studios.

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150 pioneering tattoo artists from selected studios within Britain and Ireland have been carefully chosen. It’s an opportunity to view the artists in action and the chance to collect a piece from a panel of truly remarkable tattoo talent.

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Show Times Daily 11:00
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Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL



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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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Harold and Maude @ Charing Cross Theatre
Until 31 March Tickets

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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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Summer and Smoke @ Almedia 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



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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


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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
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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



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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.

“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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