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What's On This Month In London | March 2016

What's On This Month In London | March 2016

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Updated: 15 November 2016
As we ‘march’ on through the year, marvellous March is finally upon us. Spring comes into play as the flowers start to bloom, sunlight lasts longer, and we get to enjoy a long weekend and indulge in chocolate galore! Not sure what’s getting us so excited about March in London? There is an abundance of events, galleries, openings and so much more – we promise, this is the beginning of an amazing month.



© Gustavo Piola / © Tony McGee / © Michael Leckie / Courtesy of English National Opera

© Gustavo Piola / © Tony McGee / © Michael Leckie / Courtesy of English National Opera

DANCE   |   Discover The Classic Dance, The Immortal Tango

Tues 1st – Sat 19th March

Don’t miss the intoxicating mix of Argentinian and vintage Hollywood as the sultry tango returns to London in an exclusive premier of Germán Cornejo’s Immortal Tango.


PHOTOGRAPHY   |   London Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography

Tues 1st – Thurs 24th March

Did London Fashion Week get you all fashionably excited? From silhouette portraits to athletic nudes, 60 years of fashion photography have flown by with so much to see and learn from.


OTHER   |  Super-Sized Adult Bouncy Castle, Bouncingham Castle

Thurs 3rd – Sat 5th March

This is your chance to jump as high as the clouds once again at this real, super-sized bouncy castle, over at South Bank!


COMEDY   |   ‘Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved’ With Frankie Boyle

Fri 4th March

For unapologetic yet relevant humour, head down to Croydon to experience Frankie Boyle’s controversial and razor-sharp perspective of the world.


OTHER   |   Celebrate The Bard At Shakespeare Son et Lumière

Fri 4th – Sat 5th March 

To go or not to go? That is the question. But we know you should definitely head down to the Guildhall Yard for a spectacle celebrating 400 years since the death of the beloved Bard.


MUSIC   |   Akhnaten: English National Opera at London Coliseum

Fri 4th – Fri 18th March

This is your chance to witness a musical spectacle at the English National Opera this month, as this Egyptian mythology-inspired opera returns to London after a 30 year break.


ART   |  Discover The Botticelli Reimagined Exhibition At The V&A

Sat 5th March – Thurs 2nd July

Discover the works and the influence of Sandro Botticelli, the renowned Florentine painter who depicted ideals of feminine beauty at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


FOOD   |   Urban Food Festival, A Hippy Hipster’s Market

Sat 5th March – Sat 17th Dec

Groovy, baby! For heaps of hippy fun, head down to the Urban Food Festival in Shoreditch on a Saturday for a choice of Swinging London-themed street food and cocktails.



Courtesy of Sir John Soane's Museum / © Idil Sukan / Courtesy of St. James' Theatre / © StillWorksImagery/Pixabay

Courtesy of Sir John Soane’s Museum / © Idil Sukan / Courtesy of St. James’ Theatre / © StillWorksImagery/Pixabay


THEATRE   |   Miss Atomic Bomb Takes On London’s West End

Mon 7th March – Sat 9th April 

Miss Atomic Bomb is the winner of a beauty pageant celebrating only the most elegant woman during the US atomic bomb test. Don’t miss this new musical comedy that will have you exploding with laughter in no time!


DANCE   |   Be Encaptured By Rosas’ Golden Hours At Sadler’s Wells

Tues 8th – Wed 9th March

In this busy world, it is golden to cherish the moments of clarity and stillness; Rosas’ masterpiece, Golden Hours, will remind you of exactly that.


FESTIVAL   |   Celebration Of Women At WOW: Women Of The World Festival

Tues 8th – Sun 13th March

From business leaders to refugees, politicians to activists, the Women of the World Festival returns to London, uniting only most powerful and inspiring female leaders to celebrate women’s achievements.


FOOD   |   A Masterclass In Italian Cooking: Homemade Tagliatelle

Thurs 10th March 

Love Italian food? Assia Rosica welcomes you into her home for a delicious evening showing you how to make the most authentic pasta. Gustoso!


FILM   |   Rev Up for The Drive-In Film Club

Thurs 10th – Thurs 31st March 

If you’ve always wanted to experience a drive-in movie, now’s your chance, as the Drive-In Film Club is setting up shop at Alexandra Palace. Hot dogs and a great film from the comfort of your own car!


ART   |   Discover The ‘Power In Woman’ With Sarah Lucas

Thurs 10th March – Sat 21st May

Women are often victimised as naked objects. This month, contemporary artist Sarah Lucas challenges this perception through topless sculptures at the Soane’s Museum.


MUSIC   |   Watch Western Music In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall

Fri 11th March

For the first time in the U.K, the Royal Albert Hall will be showcasing the moving and captivating scores within Western films. Mosey on down and catch the show!  


CELEBRATION   |   Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At The London Parade

Sun 13th March

With a mass of shamrocks and spectacles, experience the best of Irish tradition and culture in the heart of London city. There is no other party like a St. Patrick’s Day party!



Courtesy of National Literacy Trust / © David Iliff / Courtesy of The O2 / Courtesy of Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation

Courtesy of National Literacy Trust / © David Iliff / Courtesy of The O2 / Courtesy of Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation


DANCE   |   Admire French Artist Bartabas Perform Golgota

Mon 14th – Mon 21st March

It’s not everyday that you get to see live horses on a theatre stage. This extraordinary spectacle is Bartabas’ Golgota, and you’d be trotting mad not to see it!


PHOTOGRAPHY   |   Rockarchive’s Heroes of Teenage Cancer Trust

Tues 15th March – Sun 1st May

Calling all artists and comedians! This is your time to admire the photographic works of the greatest heroes frozen in time in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.


MUSIC   |   Adele: Britain’s Most Powerful Singer Performs At The O2

Tues 15th – Tues 22nd March

We’re sure it takes someone like you to set fire to the rain this March, as the one and only Adele takes to the big stage once again.


THEATRE   |   These Are All The ‘People, Places And Things’ You Know

Tues 15th March – Sat 18th June

For a captivating and powerful theatrical performance, this intoxicating play of addiction and psychology will make you to feel tense on your seat.


FILM   |   Find Flair At BFI’s LGBT Film Festival In London

Wed 16th – Sun 27th March

Get ready to be captivated by the range of film, special events, guests and parties at this year’s LGBT Film Festival.


DRINKS   |   Celebrate Queen Of Hoxton’s 7th Birthday

Thurs 17th March

Celebrate the Queen of Hoxton’s 7th birthday with a special gig by The Mouse Outfit. The party will be spread across three floors with resident DJs, cocktails and bites to get you going.


ART   |   Russia And The Arts At The National Portrait Gallery

Thurs 17th March – Sun 26th June

Great Russian artists have influenced the last two centuries of art immensely, and the National Portrait Gallery is proud to present an exhibition representing Russia and the Arts in the age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky.


FOOD   |   Indulge In Oysters With London Shell Co

Sat 19th – Sun 20th March 

London Shell Co has introduced London’s first canal boat supper club! Cruise on the Thames and take in the sights whilst knocking back oysters paired with carefully selected wines.


PHOTOGRAPHY   |   Paul Strand: Photography & Film For the 20th Century at V&A

Sat 19th March – Sun 3rd July

Are you curious to know how fine art and documentary photography came to be understood and practiced the way it is today? American photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand’s works return to the UK for the first time in 40 years!


OTHER   |   Do You Know Where’s Wally? A Literacy Trust Fun Run

Sun 20th March

There is nothing more fun than Where’s Wally, so why not dress up and keep an eye out for Wally as you take a run all in the name of literacy and charity!



Courtesy of Alexandra Palace / © Ian West / Courtesy of Think Jam © Warner Bros / Courtesy of Moscow State Circus

Courtesy of Alexandra Palace / © Ian West / Courtesy of Think Jam © Warner Bros / Courtesy of Moscow State Circus


CIRCUS   |   Run Away To The Circus With The Moscow State Circus

Tues 22nd March – Sun 3rd April

Roll up! Roll up! This is your chance to be amused and amazed by a new show by one of the greatest circuses of all time, the Moscow State Circus.


FOOD   |   Get Down At The 80s Office Party

Wed 23rd – Sat 26th March

For a night of nostalgia, be transported back to a former decade with The Art of Dining’s 80s Office Party. The theme pervades throughout the evening, from the food to the set design!


THEATRE   |   Watch Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Fifth Column’

Thurs 24th March – Sat 16th April

For a love story set against the tumultuous Spanish War, literary genius Ernest Hemingway’s only full-length play, The Fifth Column, is being performed at the Southwark Playhouse.


DRINKS   |   Quench Your Thirst At Springfest’s German Bier Festival

Fri 25th March

Ever wondered what those beer festivals in Munich look like? We can’t take you there directly, but London has something equally as great: The Springfest German Bier Festival!


FILM   |   Ultimate Battle: Batman V Superman In Dawn of Justice

Fri 25th March

Batman or Superman? That is the question. However, with the new threat approaching Gotham, will our favourite heroes find a way to join forces and defeat it before it’s too late?


DANCE   |   BalletLORENT Perform Enchanting Snow White & Digitopia

Fri 25th – Sat 26th March

A magical event is landing in London! Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend will show new adaptations of Snow White and Digitopia in incredible performances suitable for all ages.



© Andrew Timms / © Thesupermat/Wiki Commons / Courtesy of Backyard Cinema / Courtesy of Riotsquad

© Andrew Timms / © Thesupermat/Wiki Commons / Courtesy of Backyard Cinema / Courtesy of Riotsquad


DANCE   |   Richard Alston’s ‘An Italian In Madrid’ In London

Tues 29th – Wed 30th March

UK’s founding father of contemporary dance returns to the stage with his brilliant work An Italian in Madrid, in collaboration with the BBC Young Dancer Finalist and Khatak dancer, Vidya Patal.


PERFORMANCE   |   Magician Impossible’s Dynamo In Seeing Is Believing

Tues 29th – Wed 30th March

For a night defying the laws of gravity and jaw-dropping illusions, Dynamo takes to the stage to wow audiences of all ages at The O2 for two nights only!


FILM   |   Love Lies In The Backyard Cinema With Romeo & Juliet

Tues 29th March – Sat 9th April

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Luhrman’s greatest film surrounded by a live choir in a candlelit church.


MUSIC   |   James Taylor Quartet Grace The Stage At Ronnie Scott’s

Wed 30th March – Sat 2nd April

Fun, thrilling and musically exceptional, you’ll be dancing all night long to the James Taylor Quartet with their mix of jazz, funk, classical and blues.


LITERATURE   |   Examining The Self With The Novelist Ian McEwan

Thurs 31st March

The Self is an extraordinary and intangible entity that has not yet been researched to the extent that some scientists would hope, but British novelist Ian McEwan has accepted this challenge.