British Surrealism at Dulwich Picture Gallery
A major exhibition marking 100 years since the birth of surrealism. Championing the British artists that contributed to the iconic movement, the gallery will showcase more than over 70 eclectic works from 42 artists, including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash, as well as lesser known figures such as Marion Adnams, Conroy Maddox, Reuben Mednikoff and Grace Pailthorpe.
February 26 – May 17
Gallery Road, Dulwich
Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects
An art fair dedicated to modern craft and design, founded by the Crafts Council, returns for its 16th year. This year, Collect brings together international galleries from across the globe, each curating their own displays to sell work made in the last five years by the world’s leading contemporary artists and designers.
With artists represented from more than 25 nations – from Sweden to Uganda and Japan – the breadth of work on show ranges from ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles to non-traditional materials and experimental techniques.
February 27 – March 1
Somerset House, Strand
V&A’s Friday Late: Eyes
Friday Late at the V&A celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture using the V&A collection and building as its inspiration.
For the first time, Friday Late will be programmed across three seasons spanning the year and will explore subjects of The Body, Endeavour and Illusions, with live performances, film screenings, installations, debates, DJ sets and workshops. From now until April it’s The Body, questioning how our bodies can shape contemporary notions of identity.
Cromwell Road, South Kensington
A Day of Dance
Join Elevate Dance Company’s enthusiastic team of teachers for a day of drop-in dance classes offering variety of styles for ages 2 to adult, including creative dance, ballet, acrobatics, street, tap and contemporary. No previous dance experience necessary.
Through performances and workshops, they hope to reach church, school, and theatre communities with a powerful message of hope.
Crofton Park Baptist Church, 154 Brockley Grove
The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest comes direct to The Turbine Theatre as a two-man re-imagining of the classic that will delight and entertain in equal measure. One of the UK’s funniest plays, this ingenious, riotous, re-telling of the story has two incredibly talented actors playing every single character.
Rapid quick-changes, tap dancing, fabulous frocks and enough tea to sink a ship, audiences are in for a wildly waggish time.
The Turbine Theatre, Arches Lane,
Circus West Village
A St David’s Day concert in aid of The Passage
Enjoy the voices of the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at a special evening of traditional Welsh music and popular classical tunes, all in aid of The Passage’s homelessness services.
The choir will be joined by classical tenor, Aled Wyn Davies, and harpist, Claire Jones, formerly official harpist to the Prince of Wales.
Methodist Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate
Chocolate Tasting Tour
A three-hour guided walking tour led by Paul Mansfield a former cocoa and coffee trader with more than 20 years experience as a London tour guide.
Visit the world’s finest artisan chocolatiers in Mayfair and sample truffles and ganaches and brownies and hot chocolate.
Also receive a 10 per cent tour discount on any purchases made during the tour.
Green Park Tube station
Sasha Hartslief: Nocturne
A solo exhibition of new oil paintings by South African artist, Sasha Hartslief. A series of still life paintings, Nocturne puts light itself at centre stage, infusing mundane moments with a significance
which highlights the beauty of the everyday. Hartslief uses light to draw our attention to these moments in our own lives, and to help us find beauty in them.
Until February 22
80 Fulham Road
The Walking Pub Quiz of Greenwich
Greenwich is home to the Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, and the Royal Observatory.
Its charismatic and historical presence makes it one of the most visited areas in London. But little did you know, it also has a dark side.
It happens to have some of the best pubs and breweries in the city. Enjoy an evening of pub hopping, beer tasting and knowledge testing.
Outside Cutty Sark Station,
51 Greenwich Church St