Your Weekly Agenda | 16th – 22nd March
Main image: Artists Unknown at Wilton’s Music Hall
NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of Covid-19, most (if not all) of the events listed below are no longer going ahead. And given the current circumstances, we’ve temporarily stopped giving recommendations within the weekly agenda…
Catch A Sell-Out Hit From The Edinburgh Fringe
One of the Fringe Festival’s biggest shows of 2018, Daughter is a dark and thought-provoking one man show about toxic masculinity, seen through the prism of fatherhood. The critics called it “magnetic,” “electrifying” and “unsettling,” and there’s a post-show discussion with the producer every night.
Details: Until 28th March | Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN | £12.50-20
Book Tickets To An Evening Of Wild Swimming
The Secret Adventures team, who – aside from organising scenic kayak trips to a canalside brewery and staging secret concerts in candlelit bombed-out churches – are adding to their roster of offbeat, magical experiences with a few summer evenings of wild swimming in one of London’s loveliest outdoor spots this summer…
Details: 26th June, 31st July and 21st August 2020 | Tickets available now, £20
See The New Andy Warhol Exhibition
A major exhibition on one of the most legendary artists of the 20th century opened last week. Expect to see iconic pieces like his pop art paintings of Marilyn Monroe; rarely seen work like his portrait series of Latinx drag queens; and the sheer bonkers creativity of his Silver Clouds installation and multimedia extravaganza, Exploding Plastic Inevitable. READ MORE
Details: Until 6th September | Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG | £22
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
You might want to just stay in and raise a glass, but if you fancy going out for St Pats, here’s what’s on in London… SEE YOUR ST. PADDY’S LONDON GUIDE
Try Out The New Residency at 10 Heddon Street
10 Heddon Street set out to provide a central London platform for chefs and pop up outfits to develop their restaurant ideas. And so far, it’s been churning out blinders, with Pacific and Manteca (already open permanently in Soho) blowing the socks off critics. Their next resident, Fallow, has just moved in – and with their sustainable menu, they look set to go the same way. READ MORE
Details: Open daily | 10 Heddon Street, W1B 4BX
Lift Your Spirits While You Lift Spirits at TT Cinema
TT Liquor is one of Shoreditch’s eminent cocktail bars. And hidden away in their back room is a boutique cinema, where they host screenings accompanied by a welcome drink. And this Tuesday, they’re lifting spirits with Sing Street… READ MORE
Details: 17th, 24th & 31st March | TT Liquor, 17b Kingsland Road, E2 8AA | £15, or £20 for two
Filling in Fallow’s shoes when they leave Crispin is Michael Thompson, the former head chef of Cub and chef-director of pop up restaurant Fodder. He’ll be in residence until the end of April, serving Modern British dishes with a sustainable edge. There’ll be small plates to share like squid with egg yolk, and smoked Jerusalem artichoke dashi, alongside unusual puddings like hogweed, whiskey, pear & popcorn dessert.
Details: Until 25th April | Crispin, Pavilion on The Corner, White’s Row, E1 7NF
Dine On A Rooftop
The Marksman may be known for its exceptional Sunday roasts. But proving the founders are a dab hand at veggie food too, this one-off supperclub will see chefs Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram partner up with Knuckle for a three-course feast on top of Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel, serving up broad bean and mint fritters; mushroom, marjoram and celeriac pie; preserved rhubarb with rose meringue; and more.
Details: 18th March, 7-10pm | Ace Hotel Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ | £55
Consume The Mushrooms: Gallery Late
Somerset House are opening their doors for an after-hours look around their mushroom exhibition, where you’ll also be able to ‘get hands on with mushrooms’ and witness the performance of STINKHORN by artist Siôn Parkinson. In the vaults beneath Somerset House, amongst peeling plaster and crumbling brickwork, he’ll be performing his one man show inspired by the Stinkhorn mushroom, which apparently looks like a penis and smells of rotting meat. It’ll all be accompanied by live theremin music and – be warned – a specially-developed scent.
Details: 19th March | Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA | £10
See A Mystery Gig
The premise is simple: you get to see a big-name musical act supported by a couple of unknown (but very talented) up-and-comers in a beautiful, intimate venue.
Only, they won’t tell you the name of the headliner…
Details: 20th & 21st March | Wilton’s Music Hall, 8 Graces Alley, E1 8JB | £10-£25
Book Tickets For Kate Tempest’s New Play
Tickets for the new season of plays at the National Theatre go on sale today – including a new play from twice Mercury-nominated, Ted Hughes Award-winning spoken word artist Kate Tempest. She’s written a blistering new version of the ancient Greek legend of Philoctetes (played by Olivier-nominated actress Lesley Sharp), a wartime hero who meets with an old enemy after ten years of isolation on a desert island. It’s hugely anticipated, so worth booking your tickets now.
Details: Booking now open | National Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1 9PX
Hit The Hijingo Soft Launch
Looking for a new night out that combines dazzling multi-sensory effects, top-shelf cocktails and a light dusting of high-stakes competition? Because this new venue from the people at Bounce – opening its doors for the very first time this week – is catapulting the game into the 21st century, combining a cool, futuristic aesthetic with a 360º sound system and ludicrous prizes…
Details: 50% off food & drink until April 30th | 90 Worship Street, Ec2A 2BA
Hit a Jive Party at The Rivoli Ballroom
London’s only remaining 1950s ballroom is hosting a jive party on Saturday, featuring live music from The Revolutionaires…
Details: 21st March | 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, SE4 2BY | From £10/Jive Party £17
See the final shows at VAULT Festival
London’s answer to the Edinburgh Fringe is ending this weekend, and this will be your last chance to get in a show there… READ MORE
Details: Until 22nd March | The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN
Get Immersed In A Shipping Container…
Inside three shipping containers in King’s Cross lie a series of pitch-black immersive experiences blending art with theatre. In a Victorian séance room, an economy airplane cabin or a dystopian dormitory, you’ll sit down, put on a pair of headphones, and be taken through parallel worlds, psychological experiments and more… READ MORE
Details: Until 22nd March | Lewis Cubitt Square, 11 Stable Street, London, N1C 4BT | £8/9
Looking for more things to do in London? See what else is coming up in Your Monthly Agenda