15 Great Things to Do this Weekend in London: 14-15 March – The Resident

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The best things to do in London this weekend from an @inthefrow beauty masterclass at Bentalls Kingston to Andy Warhol at Tate Modern

Lead image: Ellen Kents staging of Puccinis Madama Butterfly comes to Churchill Theatre Bromley

1 Midcentury Modern, Dulwich15 MarchMidcentury Modern is back at Dulwich College this Sunday 15 March with85 midcentury dealers and modern designers spread across seven rooms. Youre sure to find what youre looking for with everything on sale from an original Cherner chair to a contemporary piece from a hot young British designer. New designers appearing this time around include Richard Mason Art with beautiful, simplistic mobiles using found materials; modernist jewellery from Anja Capuzzimati and Elsiem, sculptural pieces made from recycled plastic and resin by Bronwen Gwillim, and Nick Hammond Lighting and Furniture. 10am-4pm.Advance tickets (online only)9 from 10am,2 for 10 from 1pm, free from 3pm.Dulwich College, Dulwich SE21 7LD;modernshows.com

2 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea12-15 MarchThe Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea this month,offering of 1000s of original art works with prices from 50 to 6,000.This year,AAF joins forces with leading affordable art consultant Nicholas Campbell in the inaugural edition of its curated section, Access, focusing on prints and what makes them so collectable.Plus, tohonour International Womens Day, Affordable Art Fair will dedicate Friday 13 March to celebrating women in the arts with creative workshops and aTalks Lounge,backed by Katy Hessel,the art historian behind the popular@thegreatwomenartistsInstagram account.Now in its 21st year, AAF is continuing its mission to democratise art for all withnew Family Day initiatives, such as theParents & Pushchairs hour and drop-in family workshops, to make the event accessible to all visitors and inspire children.Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road SW11 4NJ;affordableartfair.com

3 Vegan Life Live at Alexandra Palace14-15 MarchIts easy to think that being a vegan is all about what you cant have, but Vegan Life Live is here to show you just how much is on offer. Try pizza, kebabs, ice creams, pasta, curry, soul food its recommend you arrive with an empty stomach.For those who want some ideas to take home to their own kitchens, learn from amazing vegan chefs who will be whipping up everything from quick family dinners to delicious desserts in the cookery demos. Tickets 15 per day or 24 for both days. Doors 10am. (under 16s free when accompanied by an adult).Alexandra Palace Way N22 7AY;alexandrapalace.com

4 Sothebys Friday Night Late: Pop Art, Bond Street13 MarchSothebys is celebrating all things Pop Art at this Friday Late Night.Head for Sothebys Bond Street Galleries after hours to preview the Prints & Multiples exhibition, which kicks off on March 19. The collection includes an impressive range of printed masterworks with an emphasis on the revolutionary Pop movement. Prints & Multiples also features a special section devoted to the King of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, as well as Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.Beyond the exhibition, therell be a Pop Art Print Making Workshop co-hosted with Jealous Gallery; a panel discussion titled Pop Art: The Rivals (free but ticketed), and a sparkling wine tasting (additional cost). Highlights from Sothebys forthcoming Made in Britain, Banksy / Online and Patrick Kelly sales will also be on view.6.30pm-9.30pm. Free to attend, but youll need to register here to guarantee entry.34-35 New Bond Street W1S 2RT;eventbrite.co.uk

5 Lilith & KaraOkay atThe Bunker, Southwark10-14 MarchAhead ofTheBunkersclosure at the end of March, Week 6 ofitsTake Over Seasonwill seethe world premiere ofLilithfrom world-renowned teacher and theatre-maker, Jennie Buckman,who passed last year. This lyrical, searing play draws on Jewish mythologytoexplore stillbirth and the vilification womxn face in their fight for equality. A short piecefromSabrina Mahfouz,KaraOkay,will accompany it, combiningkaraoke classics with stories of abortion and miscarriage, questioningwhether we could one day talk about such issues as easily, if as awkwardly, as we can take part in karaoke? A programme of talks offers the opportunity to discussand reflect on the subject matter both pieces explore.Ten 10 tickets are available at each performance for under 30s, otherwise tickets are 16.53A Southwark Street SE1 1RU;bunkertheatre.com

6 Gallery Yoga + British Surrealismat Dulwich Picture Gallery15 MarchTry a yoga session with a difference at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Stretch, strengthen and energiseamong the gallerys beautiful collection of Old Master paintings, led by experienced British Wheel of Yoga teachers. After the class, youll getearly access to Dulwich Picture Gallerys latest blockbuster exhibition: British Surrealism, championing the British artists that contributed to the iconic movement with more than 70 eclectic works from 42 artists. Tickets are 25 (12 for Friends) including yoga, exhibition entry and a hot drink from the Gallery Caf.8.30am-10am.Gallery Road, Dulwich SE21 7AD;dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

7 The Cunning Little Vixen atSt Marys Barnes14 MarchPart of Barnes Music Festival, The Cunning Little Vixen anunconventional operaby Leo Janek is nearly 100 years old, and yet its themes couldnt be more relevant today. Janaceks opera explores the delicate symbiotic relationship between humans and the environment, questioning human moral responsibility and the dangers we face when we destroy nature. This timeless story,all told through the escapades of an adventurous fox, features singing, dancing and puppetry Think Wind in the Willows meets Extinction Rebellion. Staged bybyRiverside Opera featuringrising stars in the international opera world. 7.30pm. Tickets25-40 (click here to book). Barnes Music Festival runs from 7-22 March.barnesmusicfestival.com

8 SEA LIFE London Aquariums Rock Pool Explorer Experience, South BankFrom 15 MarchBritains coastline may seem idyllic, but a new hands-on rockpool experience opening on Londons South Bank will reveal the perils creatures face in one of the UKs most extreme habitats.SEA LIFE London Aquariums 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 Anemones and Hermit Crabs. Interactive displays will share the incredible stories of a constantly changing landscape and how creatures must adapt to survive.Expert Aquarists will be on hand to invite guests of all ages to touch and feel some of the weird and wonderful inhabitants of this amazing landscape.County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7PB;visitsealife.com

9 Madama Butterfly &La Bohme at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley15 March & 20 AprilThe award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns to Bromley this spring with Puccinis Madama Butterfly on 15 March and La Bohme on 20 April. Madama Butterfly is Puccinis tragic tale that the hit West End musical Miss Saigon is based on. One of the worlds 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, Ellen Kents stunning traditional productions of Puccinis masterpieces Madama Butterfly and La Bohme will star international sopranos Elena Dee, originally from Korea, and Alyona Kistenyova, with the two performers sharing the role of Mimi in La Bohme.With exquisite sets featuring a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costuming including antique wedding kimonos from Japan, Madama Butterfly will be told in the original Italian with English surtitles.High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA;churchilltheatre.co.uk

10 Andy Warhol at Tate Modern, Bankside12 March-6 September 2020A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar. Andy Warhol was one of the most recognisable artists of the late 20th century, yet his life and work continue to fascinate and be interpreted anew. A shy, gay man from a religious, migrant, low income household, he forged his own distinct path to emerge as the epitome of the pop art movement. This major new exhibition at Tate Modern the first at the gallery for almost 20 years offers a rare personal insight into how Warhol and his work marked a period of cultural transformation. As well as his renowned pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbells soup cans, the exhibition features work never seen before in the UK, including the largest ever grouping of Warhols Ladies and Gentlemen series. Drawing upon recent scholarship, it will provide a new lens through which to view this American icon, emphasising recurring themes around desire, identity and belief that emerge from his biography.22 (Concessions available).Bankside SE1 9TG;tate.org.uk

11 The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailorat the Sydenham Centre7 March-5 AprilFrom humblebeginnings in Baghdad to sailing the seven seas in search of adventure, join Sinbad on his incredible voyages inSpontaneous Productions latest production,in association with Kirkdale Bookshop. Withgiant birds, an amorous mermaid, a hungry giant, two dancing camels and amurderous sultan to contend with, can Sinbad get home in one piece? Expect a magical story, amazing original songs and dance routines, comedy, specialeffects, animation and lots of audience participation. Shows at2pm & 4pm every Sat & Sun from 7 March-5 April. Adults10, kids aged 3+5 (under 3s free but must sit on laps).Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre, 44a Sydenham Road SE26 5QX;spontaneousproductions.co.uk

12 Love, Loss & Chianti at Riverside Studios, HammersmithUntil 17 MayCold Feetand Downton Abbey star Robert Bathurst is currently treading the boards alongsideRebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood) in Love, Loss & Chianti at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. Love, Loss & Chianti is a double-bill that beautifully combines acclaimed poet Christopher Reids Costa Book Prize-winning, startlingly beautiful exploration of grief (A Scattering) with his fictional comedy about a reckless attempt at rekindling an old flame (The Song ofLunch). Directed by Jason Morell and set to a backdrop of Charles Peatties witty and richly inventiveanimation, this is anevening of two parts one autobiographical, one fictional; one sad, one funny. If youve ever suffered a loss, and/or been on a rubbish date, this ones for you Tickets 30.101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith W6 9BN;lovelossandchianti.com

13 Waiter! Theres a Murder in my Soup! atTroubadour Wembley ParkUntil 29 MarchTravel back to the year 1946 in this immersive theatre event, where cultural bigwigs have gathered for the grand opening of Marchioness du Jours performance.But all is not as it seems When a chilling murder is discovered, the lavish soiree quickly becomes a crime scene, and over the course of dinner thats an IRLthree-course meal in the newly opened Studio 5ive restaurant atTroubadour Wembley Park renowned detective Susan Gusset must race against time to unmask the killer, with the help of you and your fellow diners. The menu includes dishes such as heritage beetroot with lambs lettuce, hazelnuts and goats curd & braised beef cheek with heritage carrots and parsley puree.Tickets are 49.50 (click here to book).3 Fulton Road, Wembley HA9 0SP;troubadourtheatres.com

14 Tam Bam Steel Pan Workshop,Peckham Levels14 MarchPeckham Levels is hosting a month-long programme of events to celebrate Womens History Month and International Womens Day. Part of the fun is aTam Bam WorkshopwithTam Bam Steel Orchestra Academy, led by international steel-pan performer Panness James, taking place on 14 March.Tam Bam Steel Orchestra Academy is a south east London-based Community Interest Company. Founded in April 2019 by Nadine McLeary alongside fellow musicians Mikhail Caga-Anan andDelphina, who first met while performing in Europes most decorated steel band. Together they continue to perform while conducting workshops designed to explore music on the steel pan. 2pm-4pm. Free.Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Lane SE15 4ST;peckhamlevels.org

15 The Fenwick Beauty Showcase,at Bentalls Kingston12-22 MarchThe Fenwick Beauty Showcase, running from 12-22 March across all Fenwick stores, features a series of special events celebrating make-up, skincare and fragrance. This year, Fenwick is highlightingThe New Beauty Classics the new decades essential products andwho better to spill the secrets than Victoria Magrath, aka fashion and beauty influencer @Inthefrow? Magrath will be atBentalls Kingston on Thursday 19 March from 6pm-8pm, hostinga masterclass alongside celebrity makeup artist Rachel Singer Clark (tickets 50, redeemable on all purchases).For events at Fenwick Bond Street, including a Jo Malone London Pressed Flower Box Decorating session, click here.fenwick.co.uk

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