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Dry Powder Hampstead Theatre
26 Jan – 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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Rhythm and Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain @ Two Temple Place
31 Jan – 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
Duration
Age
2 Temple Place
London
WC2R 3BD
020 7836 3715


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The Claim @ Shoreditch Town Hall
Until 26 Jan Tickets £12.50

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A comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society.

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Serge stands before us. He has a performance to give.

But why is he here? What is he claiming has happened to him? And what has Willy Wonka got to do with it?

The Claim gently invites you into the most British of interviews, then morphs into a dizzying onslaught of bureaucracy and prejudice. A bold, imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK, this play asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words.

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Admission Showtime 19.45
Duration
Age
Shoreditch Town Hall,
380 Old Street,
London EC1V 9LT
020 7739 6176
info@shoreditchtownhall.com


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TEMPORARY@ Camden People’s Theatre
28 Jan Tickets £8.00

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What does it mean to be housed in temporary accommodation? How do you end up there? And once you’re there, what are the chances you’ll get housed permanently?

TEMPORARY explores the social and political reasons for the surge in households in temporary accommodation, why women (single mothers especially) are particularly at risk of ‘social cleansing’ in London and the emotional effects for women and children in temporary accommodation.

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In June 2017, published figures recorded over 77,000 households in temporary accommodation – 70% of those were London households. Many of those in temporary accommodation are women, often with children. Last year an estimated 120,000 children spent Christmas in temporary accommodation.

“A powerful and challenging piece…” Female Arts

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Show Times Daily 19.00
Duration 60
Age 16+
Camden People’s Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road
London, NW1 2PY
Tel. 020 7419 4841


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Ethiopia Skate @ Box Park Croydon
Until 31 Jan Free

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A glorious exhibition of skater kids in Addis Ababa taken by Berlin photographer Daniel Reitner who fell in love with the burgeoning Ethiopian skate community when he visited in 2015.

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Admission Showtime 20.00
Duration
Age
99 George St
London
CR0 1LD
croydon@boxpark.co.uk


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Coco @ Various Cinemas
On General Release

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Pixar presents Coco. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. And get his blessing. But 12-year-old Miguel becomes trapped in the Land of the Dead, where he’s surrounded by the skeletons of his ancestors, and even some of Mexico’s greatest celebrities and visionaries.

It focuses on the Mexican festival Dia de Muertos, where people continue living in the Land of the Dead after they die.

It’s a beautiful film that shows the beauty and love of Mexican people.

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Admission check your venue
Duration 1h 45min
Age U


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Bobby’s Bay @ Finborough Theatre
30 Jan 24 Feb Tickets from £14

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A passionate, comic fable about the housing crisis in Cornwall and beyond, and a maverick’s mission to turn the tide.

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Above a secluded cove in Cornwall, Huck, a former fisherman, is holed up in an empty second home. The holiday season is fast approaching, the sharks are coming, but he refuses to budge. As Booby’s Bay fills up for the annual surfing competition, Huck wants to shake things up, even if no one is listening. He’s got media connections and intends to make a political stand.

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Show Times Daily 19.00 – 15.00
Duration 90 minutes with no interval
Age
118 Finborough Road
SW10 9ED London
United Kingdom


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The Girl with Glitter in her Eye @ Stratford Theatre
8 – 10 Feb Tickets from £12.00

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A show colliding music and poetry following one woman dealing with a secret she can’t face. #StrongerThanFear

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A young woman in London. A young woman who wants to tell so much, to do so much, to love so much but she’s living with secret that she can’t face. A secret that she believes she can never overcome.

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Admission Showtime 19.15
Duration
Age 16+
THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST
GERRY RAFFLES SQUARE
LONDON E15 1BN


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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
Age
THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST
GERRY RAFFLES SQUARE
LONDON E15 1BN


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The Birthday Party @Harold PinterTheatre
Until 14 April Tickets from £15.00

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Harold Pinter’s brilliantly mysterious dark-comic masterpiece

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‘The Birthday Party’ is set in a faded seaside boarding house, in which retired pianist Stanley (Toby Jones) is content to live a repetitive existence lodging with owners Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey (Peter Wight). One day, two besuited men turn up: Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor). They claim to know Stanley, though how is made never clear. They resolve to throw him a birthday party. Stanley professes that the men must leave, that he doesn’t know them, that it’s not his birthday, and that this isn’t even a boarding house. Nonetheless, the party occurs, sucking in Meg’s young friend, the blowsy, chipper Lulu (Pearl Mackie). It starts creepily; it ends in cracked horror.

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Admission | Showtime 19.45 13.00 15.15
Duration Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)
Age 12+
6 Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN
Phone: 0844 871 7627


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Basquiat: Boom for Real @ Barbican
Until 28 January 2018 Tickets £16

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Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

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Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

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Admission 10.00
Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 4141


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Glengarry Glen Ross @ Playhouse Theatre

Until 03 Feb 2018 Tickets from £31.50

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Lies. Greed. Corruption. It’s all business as usual.
Glengarry Glen Ross takes place in the office of a group of cut-throat Chicago salesmen, willing to go to any lengths to get sales, legal or not. Pitting against each other, it’s a high-stakes competition to get one up on each other, and soon the increasingly desperate four employees are fighting to win. But as time and luck begin to run out, one thing becomes clear: close the deal and you win; blow the deal and you’re out.

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Glengarry Glen Ross features a stellar cast, including American actor Christian Slater.

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Show Times 19.45 14.30
Age 12+
Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE


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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 @ Gate Theatre
Until 10 Feb Tickets from £15.00

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This is a city at war with its own children.

When the policemen accused of assaulting young, black taxi driver Rodney King were acquitted, deadly riots broke out across LA, laying bare the recurring pattern of racial oppression and police brutality in America.

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For this ground-breaking piece of verbatim theatre, Anna Deavere Smith interviewed hundreds of people from police commissioners to Rodney King’s family about those devastating few days in the summer of 1992.
These are their words.

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Admission 20.30
Duration
Age
Gate Theatre
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3HQ
020 7229 0706


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The Brothers Size @ The Young Vic
Until  14 Feb Tickets from £10

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After a spell in prison, two African-American brothers reunite through Yoruba mythology and live music.

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Bijan Sheibani directs this long-awaited revival of a deeply moving fable about the bonds between men.

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Admission 19.30 14.00
Duration
Age
Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
boxoffice@youngvic.org
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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
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65 Peckham Rd
London
SE5 8UH


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



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Venom: Kill or Cure @ NHM

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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)

469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739



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