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A Spoonful of Sherman at Greenwich Theatre from 26 March until 30 March 2018

Singing and dancing through 100 years of Sherman Family music; and you already know all of the songs by heart! 😁 🎶

A compelling musical stage show for all the family, celebrating the life and music of multi award-winning Disney songwriters The Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh), Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman (writer for artists including Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald), and present day composer, Robert J. Sherman. Come with us on a journey through the songbook of your childhood!

Hits include:
Let’s Go Fly A Kite!, It’s A Small World (After All), I Wanna Be Like You, The Ugly Bug Ball, Comes A-Long A-Love, You’re Sixteen, Feed The Birds, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Hushabye Mountain, A Spoonful Of Sugar and more!

Have you booked your tickets for A Spoonful Of Sherman yet? Coming to Greenwich from 26-30 March, this smash hit show for all the family includes music from Oscar-winning #Disney songwriters The Sherman Brothers, Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman and present day composer Robert J. Sherman. . ★★★★★ SARDINES MAGAZINE (2018) ★★★★★ WEST END WILMA (2014) ★★★★ THE LADY (2018) ★★★★ THE TIMES (2014) ★★★★ WHATSONSTAGE (2014) . Including songs from MARY POPPINS, THE JUNGLE BOOK, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, ARISTOCATS, WINNIE THE POOH and more! . #greenwichtheatre #greenwich #theatre #london #familytheatre #musical #musicaltheatre #disney #marypoppins #junglebook #sherman #shermanbrothers @royal_greenwich @visitgreenwich @greenwichlondon @greenwichcouk @visitlondonofficial

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Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES


From £19.50 book online

Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain at Two Temple Place until 22 April 2018

Marking 100 years of jazz in the UK, the exhibition explores the impact that jazz had on Britons from 1918. 🎷

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.

The exhibition highlights how the new jazz sound in post-War nightclubs and dancehalls provided exciting and dynamic material for British artists. Bold depictions of lively dancers by William Roberts and Frank Dobson, will be displayed alongside the Harlem-inspired paintings for which Edward Burra, one of Britain’s foremost Modernist painters, was well-known.

The growing interest in jazz brought black and white musicians, artists and audiences together, and was crucial in influencing changes in British society, moving from stereotypes descended from the minstrel show to a more nuanced understanding of and interest in African American and black British culture.

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.


Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD

Monday 10am – 4.30pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 10am – 9pm
Thursday 10am – 4.30pm
Friday 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday 10am – 4.30pm
Sunday 11am – 4.30pm

Free entry

Andreas Gursky at Hayward Gallery until 22 April 2018

Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time. 📷

Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that are not just depictions of places or situations, but reflections on the nature of image-making and the limits of human perception. Often taken from a high vantage point, these images make use of a ‘democratic’ perspective that gives equal importance to all elements of his highly detailed scenes.


Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

11am – 7pm
Closed Tuesdays
Thursdays until 9pm

£16 book online

Future of Dating: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 23 February 2018

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

With dating apps ever increasing, finding love is now as much about an algorithm as physical attraction. Join us this Friday Late to swipe, like, and explore the future of dating. What role do data and technology play, and what is at stake in terms of chemistry, privacy and who knows our preferences best? Look at the politics of sex and relationships, and question how we build and sustain them today and into the future. Watch out cupid! 💕


Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

6:30pm – 10pm

Free, make sure you arrive early!

A Girl in a School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) at New Diorama Theatre until Saturday 17 February 2018

It’s the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them.

Now Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and barmaid, have to search for their missing friend, until the outside world starts infecting the theatre that stands around them…


New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, London NW1 3BF


£12.50 book online

Vault Festival LATES at The Vaults Waterloo until Saturday 17 March 2018

A series of evening events promising to lure festival-goers seeking a further theatrical fix into the small hours a total of eight weekends of specially curated, immersive parties every Friday and Saturday night until March.

With an anti-Valentine’s ball, Mardi Gras spectacular, Burlesque lock in and I ♥ EU Silent Disco on the bill, there’s a LATE for every species of party animal. You can also tuck into fiery fusion Thairitos and indulgent Mac ‘n’ Cheese with a specially curated menu of hearty street food. If you just want a drink there are six bars open every day of the festival.

NeverLand Lates (2nd and 3rd Feb) promises an exhilarating late night journey of discovery into the mystical world of Peter Pan, inviting party-goers to don their best pirate hat or fairy wings as they navigate banquets, food fights, sword fights and lagoons to a soundtrack of live music and circus acts.

The House of Burlesque: Lock In (9th and 10th Feb) welcomes the return of international showgirl Tempest Rose promising “Showgirl Explosions”, mini-burlesque tutorials, bespoke cocktails and a secret speakeasy for the night Time Out dubbed the “Moulin Rouge on Acid”.

The Bleeding Heart Ball (17th Feb) from Shotgun Carousel and Gypsy Disco will be a wild and debaucherous anti-Valentine’s party complete with jaw-dropping circus acts, roaming illusionists, face and body painting and a life drawing salon. A refuge for unrequited lovers, this LATE promises to be an audiovisual feast of gender-bending cabaret and awe-inspiring interactive theatre coupled with the wildest gypsy folk and brass heavy bands blasting out heart wrenching blues and blood-curdling ballads.

FAT TUESDAY (23rd and 24th Feb) sees Shotgun Carousel return to the festival for the fourth year with London’s most gratuitous answer to global Mardi Gras. Revellers will get wild with giant brass sections, circus acts and impromptu parades in this annual celebration of excess. Anything goes costumes and dancing on tables encouraged.

LABYRINTH (2nd and 3rd March) an immersive theatrical circus party from Chivaree Circus, brings to life the Goblin Realm. Adventurers will delve into a world full of mind-boggling aerial performances, stupendous circus feats and intimate encounters as they fight their way to the castle beyond the Goblin City to help #SaveSarah from losing herself in this topsy-turvy domain where nothing is what it seems.

The Final Countdown: I ♥ EU Silent Disco (10th March) will be a white-hot celebration of all things EuroPop as we inch towards the ominous one-year-to-go date for Britain’s departure from the EU. Three channels of continental club bangers including Eurovision hits, indie classics, ABBA favourites and plenty more variety, will add up to a crowd cutting some of the wildest moves around on a dancefloor full of open hearted revellers.

RUCKUS | Underground St Patrick’s Day (17th March) Think Peaky Blinders with twice the craic – travel back to 1919 London to celebrate St Patrick’s Day at RUCKUS. Expect live bands, DJs, game tables and a secret immersive quest for any that want to play. Part underground gangster party, part immersive piss-up, all trouble.


The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN


Ticketed events from £5 book online

Systems and Secrets: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 26 January 2018

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

DJ Sammseed (Grand Entrance, Cromwell Road)
Join South London based DJ Sammseed (Touching Bass and Scene + Heard) in the V&A Grand Entrance as he mixes a timeless journey through Spiritual Jazz, Broken Beats and all the Funky joints in-between.

Connectivity Algorithm (Grand Entrance, Cromwell Road)
Join Playdate Office at this interactive relay station, which will explore wartime semaphore – the Shutter Telegraphs that were once dotted on the prominent hillsides of the south of England. Answer a series of intuitive questions and spin the shutter rotations to create your very own a geometric code. What message will you create?

Talisman and Amulets (Islamic Middle East, Room 42 – The Jameel Gallery at 7pm)
Join Behnaz Atighi Moghaddam as she explores the visible and invisible power of words and signs, both secular and religious, in the Middle East. Learn about the V&A’s collection of talismans and amulets housed in the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, exploring their significance and social context. Behnaz will take us on a visual journey, looking at how talismans and divinatory sciences are used within contemporary Middle East. Asking us to imagine what place they hold in modern household ritual beliefs and what talisman might look like in the future.

London College of Communication (Fashion, Room 40)
Explore a series of provocative and interactive projects from MA Interaction Design Communication at the London College of Communication. Tonight the projects on display will examine four interpretations of code: universal codes that cross boundaries of time and space, secret codes that obfuscate or protect something; algorithmic codes that move ideas and information through processes; unknown codes that are out of reach or are undiscovered.

Symbols to Move (The Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a at 7:30pm, 9pm)
Join Language of Dance choreographer in this creative dance workshop, which transforms symbols into movement. Uncover this unique alphabet of abstract cyphers used by dancers across the globe. Learn how to translate and interpret the symbols to discover new moves on the dance floor, creating your own shapes and unique patterns.

Moving Through 2 Dimensions (The Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a at 8:15pm)
Join renowned movement specialist Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest, as she discusses the development of the language of dance. Tracing symbols as far back as the 15th century to the codes used by famous Russian dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky, learn how this distinctive dance heritage has evolved into the modern moves of contemporary dance today.

Tarot Reading (Europe 1600 – 1815 Galleries – The Salon, Room 4)
Fusing the intellectual with the esoteric, join Leona Nichole Black as she reads your cards. Using the universal symbols and archetypes of human experience Leona’s ethos is that tarot is not about the fatalism of future prediction. Instead, Tarot is about finding the language and methods to engage with the unseen parts of ourselves, so that we can live more authentic and empowered lives. Limited capacity. Time slots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Joto’s Robotic Drawing (Sculpture 1300–1600, Room 25)
Watch as Joto robotic drawing system turns intricate pixels into pen & ink. This collaborative project by artists Inconvergent and Variable Studio explores the different results you can get from systems of simple rules, computer coding and algorithms. Challenge Joto to create you a drawing to take home.

Coded Love (National Art Library at 7:30pm)
Queer women have an invisible history, seen by their contemporaries as merely platonic friendships, their existence has been left seemingly undiscovered by society. To many, the hidden nature of female queer experience is what kept them safe in the passages of time. Tonight we lay this history to bare as we uncover codes hidden within the written word to communicate affections covertly amongst female lovers. Join Amy Firth in this talk, which will explore the secret codes buried in pages of our National Art Library Collection.
Please note coats and bags are not permitted in the Library. Please leave these items in the cloakroom.

The Search for a Universal Language (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b – The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery)
How can we design a language that anyone can understand, even if they aren’t from this planet? Over the past few decades the human race has been sending interstellar messages into space, with the hope of someday making contact with an alien species. Come and find out more about this fascinating method of communication and have a hand at decoding an interstellar message for yourself!

The Ancestor (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b – The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery)
Standing at an almost human height, bearing neon figures the size of our heads, this digital sculpture seems to simultaneously appear like an abandoned piece of technology, or an almost-human automaton. Watch as the neon as it flickers, as you question our relationships with machines around us, asking yourself – just how much trust should we place in them?

Emoji Decoder (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64b – The Simon Sainsbury Gallery at 7:45pm) 🤔
Emojis are a hallmark of contemporary digital communication, allowing each of us to imbue our messages with emotional or semantic information that reaches beyond letters and words. But emojis sit at a crossroads between design, business and technology, and there are more nuances to the symbols and their usage than you may realise. Join Keith Broni, the first Emoji Translator, as he unpicks how the interpretation of these symbols have alternate definitions depending on your culture or identity. Question how you read emojis, from the waitress verses hair flick or high five verses praise hands. Illustration by Ben Hutchings.


Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

6:30pm – 10pm

Free, make sure you arrive early!

Hip Hop Zoo launch party at Fu Manchu Bar on Friday 2 February 2018

Mixing immersive activities, surprise performances alongside dedicated ringmasters and a Jumanji style atmosphere. Expect confetti cannons, glitter and a rumpus of hip-hop beats. This will not be an average weekly event. 🐼

A ringmaster will lead the night’s procession at Hip Hop Zoo, entertaining guests throughout taking them on a jungle journey from start to finish. Dancers will wow the crowd, dressed head to toe in animal prints and body paint with giant animal heads alongside secret guest performances from headline DJs and acts. To drop a few names, Raekwon, Fatman Scoop and M.O.P have all been booked to perform on past events between the teams.

Hip Hop Zoo will soon turn in to London’s weekly party paradise, imagine an indoor space with vibrant colours and jungle theme surrounded by the pandemonium of an unleashed zoo. Animal fancy dress is highly recommended.


Fu Manchu Bar, 15-16 Lendal Terrace, London SW4 7UX

9pm – 3am

From £15 book online

The Currency of Communism at British Museum until 18 March 2018

This display looks at the changing roles of currency and exchange in communist states in the century since the 1917 Russian Revolution. 🤑 🤑 🤑

Communism proposes that money has no role in a utopian society. To date though, no communist state has successfully removed money from its economy. In the last 100 years, communism has existed in various forms in dozens of states all around in the world. From eastern Europe to Southeast Asia, this display examines the role of money in communist states, as well as the iconography and imagery associated with it.

Within communist economies, concepts of value and wealth are eroded and distorted, and the national currency becomes just one of various means of exchange. The display features examples of how the value of money has been reduced by communist states. East German coins made from aluminium demonstrate how communist currency was deliberately made to feel light and cheap. Adverts for savings banks from the USSR show how consumer benefits were left out of advertising in favour of information explaining how savings benefit the state.

With the reduced role of currency, communist states introduced different reward systems, starting in Russia in the 1930s. Stalin said people were to be measured ‘by their heroic feats’. A worker who exceeded their factory quota may receive the Order of the Badge of Honour, and a mother who raised nine children would receive the Order of Maternal Glory, First Class. These awards came with monetary bonuses, and allowed recipients access to a better quality of life due to the perks that came with them.

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transition to democracy in the early 1990s had a huge effect on former communist states. With borders and economies suddenly open after many years, new ideas and imagery soon began to circulate, along with new national currencies. Today there are only four states with planned economies – China, Laos, Cuba and Vietnam. Trading relations between them and capitalist countries have become normalised, but concepts of currency and political ideology continue to evolve.


British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

10am – 5:30pm (Friday until 8:30pm)

Free entry

Constella OperaBallet – Sideshows at Lilian Baylis Studio (Sadler’s Wells) 25 and 26 November 2017

An anarchic opera and ballet spectacular featuring dancing bears, mystical palm readers and explosive fire-eaters. Roll up! Roll up! For the most un-hinged circus show in town!

Staring life as a single song, morphing into a song cycle and now in its premiere production of the final and complete two act extravaganza! Throughout its development, Sideshows has been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize and the Philip Bates Prize. In various guises Sideshows has been performed over 60 times across the UK and US, including Constella’s production which has been broadcast twice on BBC Radio 3 to critical acclaim.


Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Saturday 7:45pm
Sunday 2pm and 7:45pm

From £12 book online

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