Gallery Yoga + British Surrealism
Stretch, strengthen and energise among the gallery’s beautiful collection of Old Master paintings, led by experienced British Wheel of Yoga teachers. After the class, you’ll get early access to Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest blockbuster exhibition – British Surrealism.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich SE21 7AD;
London Aquarium’s Rock Pool Explorer Experience
Anew hands-on rockpool experience opening on London’s South Bank will reveal the perils creatures face in one of the UK’s most extreme habitats.
Sea Life London Aquarium’s new Rock Pool Explorer experience, its most immersive yet, offers kids and their parents the chance to get their hands wet and learn more about limpets, common starfish, Dhalia Aanemones and hermit crabs.
Interactive displays will share the incredible stories of a constantly changing landscape and how creatures must adapt to survive.
From March 15
Sea Life, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road
Madama Butterfly is Puccini’s tragic tale that the hit West End musical Miss Saigon is based on. One of the world’s most popular operas, it tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Featuring international soloists and a full chorus and orchestra..
March 15 – April 20
Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA
The Open Art Fair
Featuring thousands of objects from an eclectic inter-disciplinary mix of dealers, The Open Art Fair – vetted by the British Antique Dealers Association – offers a celebration of excellence in a surprising multiplicity of fields. Works on display stretching from ancient antiquity to the contemporary, from English and continental furniture and objects, art deco and 20th century art and photography.
Duke of York Square, Chelsea
Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines with Britten Sinfonia
Third in Sadler’s Wells’ Composer Series is prolific contemporary composer Nico Muhly with a new one-off triple bill.
Led by the music of Muhly and played live by Britten Sinfonia with choreography by Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Julie Cunningham, Sadler’s Wells associate artist Michael Keegan-Dolan and New York City ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck, this production challenges choreographers to respond to the music of living composers by making new work.
Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Lewisham Choral Society and His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts transport audiences back to the 17th century in a performance of Monteverdi’s magnificent Vespers of 1610.
The multi-layered voice parts of the choral movements are interspersed with solos and duets, performed by seven outstanding soloists. Monteverdi’s vocal and instrumental writing are dazzling.
The period instruments played here enable us to imagine how this work would have sounded in Monteverdi’s day.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Borough Market St Patrick’s Day Celebration
St Patrick’s Day celebrations at Borough Market will showcase food and drink that Northern Ireland has to offer.
Fourteen guest traders will set up shop in the glass fronted Market Hall with some of the best produce from the region including meats, cheeses, malts, gins and traditional poitin.
During the celebrations, Northern Ireland celebrity chef and board director for Slow Food Northern Ireland, Paula McIntyre will be in Borough Market’s free demonstration kitchen cooking up delicious traditional dishes using products available at the showcase.
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
Macbeth: Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank
A psychological thriller examining the dangers of political ambition, the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank Macbeth is a gripping, full-scale 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre. The perfect way to introduce young people to Shakespeare, these productions are designed to empower teenagers to develop their creative curiosity.
March 14 and 19
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside