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Pick of the week *The Big London Night Walk 2017 

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The Big London Night Walk 2017
St John’s Church | 03 March 2017


Fundraising walk with a difference. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided along the way at  rest stops


It will be an experience like no other. Starting off in central London at St John’s Church, Waterloo, the unique 12.5 mile route through central London will take you on a tour of the iconic sites at night. We’ll visit locations connected with our important work, and you’ll get the opportunity to hear personal insights from Big Issue vendors along the way.

Hot drinks and snacks will be provided and the finish venue will remain open for participants until transport re-starts, as your finish time is likely to be between 2.30am and 5am, depending on your speed and time at rest stops.

Whether you’re a group of friends looking to get fit by training for an alternative night out, or an individual looking to see a different side to London, this is the charity event for you! Read the information pack for the event here.


3 March 19:00 –  4 March 07:00:00

Register for the event here

Tickets from £20 + booking fee. Registration necessary.

St John’s Church
73 Waterloo Road

0207 526 345

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Robotics, AI and Society
British Academy |  01 Mar 2017


Seminar: Does AI pose a threat to society?


The idea of a robotic takeover – a staple of Hollywood sci-fi – taps into the fear that machines will eventually surpass humans in general intelligence. Yet does artificial intelligence really pose a risk to society, especially when current technology is nowhere near those science fiction scenarios and when AI actually offers many opportunities, in areas ranging from transportation to medicine? We ask whether recent developments in AI technology raise fresh concerns, if these fears are justified, and how they might be addressed.


Professor Christian List FBA, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, LSE
Professor Maja Pantic, Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing, Imperial College London
Samantha Payne, CEO, Open Bionics
Professor Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Bristol


Doors 18:30 – 20:00

Tickets:  ENTRY FREE – Registration required

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
North Entrance, Frenchay Campus
Filton Road
BS34 8QZ
020 7969 5200

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Soho Theatre | Wed 1 Mar 2017


Stand Up. Lolly returns to Soho Theatre with her critically acclaimed character comedy show


Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lolly returns to Soho Theatre with her

critically acclaimed character comedy show, Lolly 2.

The Evening Standard’s Fresh Faces of 2016;
The Hospital Club h100 Awards: Winner (Broadcastcategory) 2016;
Chortle Best Newcomer and BestCharacter/Improv/Sketch Act Nominee 2016


Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 16+

Tickets £12

21 Dean St
London W1D 3NE
020 7478 0100

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The Unreality of Reality TV: From After Dark towards Twitter, Big Data, and Big Brother
University of Westminster | 3 March 2017


Debate.  Fake news, fake reality. How do we fight back?


High-velocity media, superficial news and sound bite-driven debates are increasingly shaping our public discourse. The Brexit referendum and the 2016 U.S. election are cases in point. In the age of social media and digital television, what potentials and limits are there for strengthening constructive public debate? What are the roots of the present crisis and what can be done to fight back?


Doors 17:00 – 20:00


University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
Boardroom 117

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Sunday Jamm: Reggae Roast
Brixton Jamm | 12 Mar  2017


Music. A weekly Reggae showcase home to an array of delicious street food.


A weekly Reggae showcase home to an array of delicious street food, happy hour drinks deals, reggae sound system’s on rotation and yes, bottomless Bloody Marys This is the ultimate Brixton ‘Sunday Funday’ spot for those who want to chill out with your pals or shake off any remaining weekend energy.


Free entry b4 17:00!
£5 entry all night tickets
£3 – Draught Lager or Cider / Small glass of Wine / Single spirit & mixer
£3.50 – Bottles
£15 – Bottomless Bloody Marys / Bottle of house wine

HAPPY HOUR 14:00 – 17:00
£8 Pizza + Pint✔ £8 Jerk Chicken Wings + Rice & Peas + Pint


Doors 14:00 – 00:00
Age 18+
ID required for entry.
Tickets £5 Tickets guarantee entry before midnight only

261 Brixton Rd
London SW9 6LH

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Roger Mayne
 The Photographers’ Gallery  | 3 March – June 11 2017


Exhibition. The iconic work of British photographer Roger Mayne (1929-2014).


This major exhibition is the first since 1999 to show the iconic work of British photographer Roger Mayne (1929-2014).

It includes his pioneering photographs of 1950s and early 1960s community life in London’s Southam Street. Mayne’s humanistic approach has influenced subsequent generations of photographers, and made a significant contribution to post war British photography. Also featured are examples of Mayne’s less well known work from outside the Capital,


Doors Mon-Sat 10:00 – 18:00 |  Thu 10:00 – 20:00 | Sun 11.30 – 18:00

16-18 Ramillies St

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Dana Lixenberg
The Photographers’ Gallery  | 3 March – June 11 2017


Talk. Artist Dana Lixenberg in conversation as she talks about her work Imperial Courts.


Dana Lixenberg (b. 1964, The Netherlands) has been nominated for her publication Imperial Courts (Roma, 2015). In 1992, Dana Lixenberg travelled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts. Returning countless times over the following twenty-two years, Lixenberg gradually created a collaborative portrait of the changing face of this community. Over the years, some in the community were killed, while others disappeared or went to jail, and others, once children in early photographs, grew up and had children of their own. In this way, Imperial Courts constitutes a complex and evocative record of the passage of time in an underserved community.

Host Mark Sealy is interested in the relationship between photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. He has been director of Autograph ABP (London) since 1991 and has produced artist publications, curated exhibitions, and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide.


Doors 18:00

Tickets £8/£5 members & concessions

16-18 Ramillies St
London,W1F 7LW

020 7087 9300

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Dirty Great Love Story
Arts Theatre | To 18 March 2017


An achingly funny, romantic catastrophe fuses poetry and prose to ask can a one-night stand last a lifetime.


Two hopeful, hapless romantics get drunk, get it on, and then get the hell away from each other. In her eyes, he’s a mistake. A mistake who keeps turning up at parties. In his eyes, she’s perfect. He’s short-sighted.

A very human tale of good intentions and bad timing. Dirty Great Love Story is a tale of the chance of love in a one-night stand.
Winner of 2012 Fringe First (for innovation and outstanding new writing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe).


Age 12+
Contains strong language. Contains scenes of sexual nature.
Running time: 90 minutes. No interval
Start 19:30 | Matinee 14:30
Tickets from £18

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Southwark Playhouse | 23  Feb – 18 March 2017


Never, ever give up on the game of love…You know what they say, love makes the world go round. And sex of course, when you can get it.


Sex at 70?
Falling in love at 65?
Coming out at 62?

Roundelay, a fantabulous conglomeration of circus, dance and music. We may not have lions in this little circus of ours, but we have tigers….How’s your inner tiger tonight? Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for close encounters with the third age!

Post Show Talks 

Friday 24 February

Artist Talks | post-show evening discussions with Roundelay artists (30 mins)
Late Valentines: lovers sharing personal stories about love 

A unique opportunity for discerning valentines who are extending their celebrations this year to Roundelay. Hosted by the dynamic Ringmistress Clare Perkins, this hot-seating will invite lovers in the audience to share their stories of ‘youthful and mature love…’ from the stage.

Tuesday 28th February
Provocations | post-show matinee panel discussions and audience exchange (45 mins)
The diversity of sex and relationships across the ages 

Many loves? Shifting sexualities? Intergenerational relationships?

This panel discussion will bring together a diverse team of experts to comment on and discuss how Roundelay engages with diversity, sex and relationships across the ages.

Thursday 2nd March 2017
Artist Talks | post-show evening discussions with Roundelay artists. (30 mins)
From Reigen to Roundelay: a conversation between Mike Alfreds and Sonja Linden

Arthur Schnitzler’s Reigen (1897) has enjoyed multiple cinematic and theatrical translations and adaptions, from his own La Ronde in Vienna (1920) to David Hare’s The Blue Room (1998) and Jo DiPietro’s Fucking Men (2009) in New York.

Saturday 4th March 
Artist Talks | post-show evening discussions with Roundelay artists. (30 min)
Anna Ledwich and Diane Alison-Mitchell on the ambition of Roundelay

A discussion between Director Anna Ledwich and Movement Director Diane Alison-Mitchell on their creative process in leading the ensemble through this fierce and physical new play by Sonja Linden.

Saturday 11th March 2017
Provocations | post-show matinee panel discussion and audience exchange, 3.30pm (45 mins)
Writing the end of Roundelay

An invitation into the writer’s process: writer Sonja Linden and actress Clare Perkins, Roundelay’s Ringmistress, will discuss the nature of their close collaboration in writing the epilogue for Roundelay.

Tuesday 14th March 2017
Provocations | post-show matinee panel discussion and audience exchange (45 mins)
Age Diversity Matters: Why is addressing age diversity a concern for all British actors?

With older age effaced in our theatres and on our screens, Visible think it vital that we openly debate ways we can work together to secure the futures of our professional actors, while representing the diversity of the British population (1 in 3 of which are now over 60 years old). This session crucially aims to bring to the fore the necessity of ‘age’ in ‘diversity in theatre’ discussions and build steps toward longer and more meaningful careers in British theatre.

Thursday 16th March 2017
Artist Talks | post-show evening discussions with Roundelay artists. (30 mins)
Sonja Linden’s Roundelay

An interview with Sonja Linden by her daughter and Co-Director of Hackney Showroom, Nina Lyndon, unveiling the extent to which Roundelay and her former work have been inspired by her personal narrative.


Start Time 19:30  |  Matinee Starts 15:00
Running Time TBC
Tickets £20 | £16 concessions | £12 preview

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
020 7407 0234

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Electricity: The Spark Of Life
Wellcome | 23 Feb – 25 June 2017


Exhibition. The story of electricity is the story of life itself. Within every object on earth is hidden either a positive or negative electric charge.


Three celebrated artists have been commissioned to create three new artworks for this exhibition: John Gerrard has taken inspiration for his commission from Luigi Galvani’s famous experiments into bioelectricity; Bill Morrison explores historical footage from the Electricity Council archive to consider the movement and networks of electricity and its profound interconnectedness with our daily lives; and Camille Henrot considers our energy-dependent lifestyles, as well as the relationship between humans, technology and the environment.


Tue – Sat  10:00 – 18:00 | Thur 10:00 –  22:00 | Sun 11:00 – 18:00 | Mon Closed

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE
020 7611 2222

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Speech & Debate
Trafalgar Studios | 22 Feb –  01 April 2017


Three misfit teenagers are brought together by a sex scandal in their school with nobody taking them seriously until they speak out with hilarious consequences.


Three misfit teenagers are brought together by a sex scandal in their school with nobody taking them seriously until they speak out with hilarious consequences.

Living in a social media minefield, where peers are judgmental and adults are dictatorial and condescending, Howie, Solomon and Diwata grapple with homophobia, online privacy and how to get the lead in the school play!

Featuring Douglas Booth (Riot Club, Noah) and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel and coming soon Spiderman:Homecoming), Patsy Ferran (Treasure Island,  As You Like It) and Charlotte Lucas (Red Velvet, Posh).


Running time TBC
Age 14+
Doors 19:00
Tickets from £19

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, UK

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Orchids 2017
Kew Gardens | To 05 March 2017


Orchids is a colourful celebration of India’s vibrant plants and culture.


Inspired by the vibrant colours, culture and magnificent plant life of India, this year’s festival will feature giant floral displays created using exotic orchids, decorative rickshaws, Indian soundscapes, films and much more.


Day admission includes entry to the festival. Friends of Kew enter free.
Tickets from £14

To book by phone 0844 995 9672 (Calls cost 7ppm plus standard network charges)

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Guerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?
Whitechapel Gallery | To 05 March 2017


Do women have to be naked to get into a Museum?


The Guerrilla Girls are probably the art world’s most creative complainers. For over 30 years they have been successfully showing the hypocrisy of American galleries and museums. Now they are turning their attention to Europe. Is it worse in Europe?

They explore diversity in European art organisations. It presents responses to questionnaires sent to 383 directors about their exhibitions programme and collections. The questions were formulated to critically look at the narratives that are produced by cultural institutions.


Admission 10:00 – 18:00

Whitechapel Gallery
Gallery 4
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

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Dream Girls
Savoy Theatre | To 11 March 2017


A musical loosely based on Diana Ross and The Supremes.


Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America and loosely based on Diana Ross and The Supremes, Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams.’ They learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.



Tickets from £15 plus £3 booking fee

Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court
Strand WC2R 0ET

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The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Theatre Royal Stratford East | To 11 March 2017


It is a musical that follows the life of Viveca, a young African-American girl who dreams of becoming a dancer in 1960’s America. A cheeky and satirical coming-of-age story with an original score fusing Motown, pop, and R&B.


There isn’t a black child who hasn’t woken up one day to realise they won’t ever be the blond haired blue eyed princess or prince. In a world where black is always trouble – that smiling and fitting in costs – so you become a chameleon – changing who you are to fit others!

We follow Viveca journey from school in 1960s LA through to auditions on Broadway. It is a look at how women have been defined by others and themselves from the 1960s to present day. It also considers growing up during the civil rights movement. Viveca chooses to face the realities of racism and sexism with optimism and faith and discovers her self-worth.


Suitable for ages 13+

Post Show Talks
Fri 10 Feb: discussion panel includes Fadi Tavoukdjian (Writing Manager) and Kirsten Childs (Writer).
Sat 11 Feb: Bonnie Greer leads a discussion about the themes of the show with Writer Kirsten Childs, Actress and Twerk Innovator Kelechi Okafor and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway.
Thurs 9 March: TRSE Artistic Director Kerry Michael chairs a Q&A with members of the Bubbly company.

Access Nights
Signed 9 Mar 7.30pm
Captioned 10 Mar 7.30pm
Audio described 11 Mar 2.30pm

Newham Resident Discount Night
Wed 1 Feb £2.50 proof of address required, subject to availability

Tickets £12-£15.

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square
London E15 1BN
020 8534 0310

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Mother Africa: Khayelitsha — My Home
Peacock Theatre | To 11 Mar 2017


In Mother Africa, dozens of acrobats, dancers and musicians from seven African nations blend spectacular circus feats, shimmering costumes and jaw-dropping dance, to bring the pulse of daily life in Khayelitsha to the West End.


Mother Africa is more than just a circus show – it is a journey through the African continent, guided by some of its most talented performers. As the only African circus production, Mother Africa is giving African artists the opportunity to present themselves to audiences on an international level. Only ‘real’ African artists are cast for Mother Africa – artists whose lives are firmly rooted in this exciting, vibrant continent full of contrasts.

About 25km away from the city of Cape Town and Table Mountain lies Khayelitsha. Close to two million people live in Khayelitsha – the Xhosa word for “New Home” – in self-built shacks made of panel sheets, wood and cardboard. Founded as a sanctuary for black people, who had been banned from South African cities by the Apartheid government, Khayelitsha remains plagued by violence and crime – but is also a place of hope, talent and positive energy, on which the show focuses.


Performances Tue – Sat 19:30pm | Sat at 14:30pm | Sun 14:00 & 18:00
Running Time 2 hrs 20 min interval
Age guidance: 7+

Tickets £15 £24 £32 £38 (Transaction fee applies)

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street
020 7863 8222

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
The V&A | To 12 March 2017


Discover the fascinating and sometimes controversial story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day.


EXHIBITION: Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day.Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury. From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith, the exhibition explores the relationship between underwear and fashion. It covers notions of the ideal body, and the ways that cut, fit, fabric and decoration can reveal issues of gender, sex and morality.


Entry 10.00 – 17.30
Tickets from £12

Room 40
V & A Museum
Cromwell Road
020 7942 2000

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Terrains of The Body
Whitechapel Gallery | 16 April 2017


An exhibition that showcases women’s photography and video work from around the world.


Drawn from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, U.S.), this collection display showcases photography and video work by seventeen contemporary artists from around the world.

By turning their camera to women, including themselves, these artists embrace the female body as a vital medium for storytelling, expressing identity and reflecting individual and collective experience.


Admission Tues – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 | Mon Closed

Whitechapel Gallery
Gallery 4
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

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Child’s Play
Foundling Museum | To 30 April 2017


An exhibition of photographs, and a symposium exploring children at play around the world.


The exhibition presents a series of Neville’s photographs of children at play in diverse environments around the world. Immersing himself in communities from Port Glasgow to North London, and in the war zones of Afghanistan and Ukraine, the artist has captured beautiful moments of free, spontaneous play.

Mark Neville is renowned for his socially focused projects. The aim here is to generate debate on the complex nature of children’s play and to advocate for improved provision for this universal right.

Armed conflict has internally displaced 13 million children, and traditional public space is being privatised.  So this is a timely exhibition. Child’s Play reinforces our responsibility to ensure that children the world over have full opportunity for play and recreation.


Admission Tue-Sat 10:00 – 17:00 | Sun 11:00 – 17:00 | Mon closed

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
020 7841 3600

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How We See Animals
Wellcome Collection | To 21 May 2017


It’s not what you see; it’s how you see it.

Organised around four themes – ‘Ordering,’ ‘Displaying,’ ‘Observing’ and ‘Making’ – this exhibition questions the approach of ‘learning through looking.’


A major exhibition that examines what we think, feel, and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us. It brings together over 100 fascinating objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography to reveal the hierarchies in our view of the natural world and consider how these influence our actions, or inactions, towards the planet.


Admission Tues – Sat 10:00 – 18:00/Thurs 22:00 | Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK.
tel: +44 (0)20 7611 2222

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Royal Observatory | To 25 June 2017


The annual free exhibition of stunning space photography


Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

For a taste of past exhibits and a preview of this year’s contestants click on the link


Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Blackheath Avenue
SE10 8XJ

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The Science Museum | To 03 Sep 2017


Robots reveals the astonishing 500-year quest to make machines human.


Exhibits from the dawn of mechanised human forms to cutting-edge technology fresh from the lab.  Focusing on why they exist rather than on how they work, this blockbuster exhibition explores the ways robots mirror humanity and the insights they offer into our ambitions, desires, and position in a rapidly changing world.

An incredible journey spanning five centuries, illustrated with robotic artifacts from around the globe. From a 16th century mechanised monk to some of film’s most iconic robotic creations and the very latest humanoids, Robots will make you look at yourself and society in a whole new way.


Entry 10:00 – 18:00
Tickets adults £15 | kids £13 Under 7’s free
Museum Lates: Adults Only from £ £7:50 | £6:50 concs | £7:00 seniors. Last Wednesday of each month until August

Science Museum
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London, SW7 2DD

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What’s on Wildlife Photographer of the Year*
Natural History Museum | To 10 Sept 2017


100 exceptional images, revealing the astonishing diversity of life on our planet.


From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers’ passion for the natural world produces startling images.


Admission 10:00 -17:50
Tickets Adults from £10.50 | Child & concs from £6.50 | Family from £27.00

The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road

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