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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beyond the Great Wave
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th May to 13th August 2017
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Dream: Pop to Present
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th March to 18th June 2017
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein ...More
 
 
 
David Hockney: Fourteen Poems From CP Cavafy
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th March to 14th May 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
A series of etchings published in 1967, inspired by the poet Constantine Cavafy's works about love and desire between men....More
 
 
 
Music Of The British Landscape 1850-1950
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 19th May 2017 - 6.30pm-7.45pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
A performance by students of the Royal Academy of Music perming music associated with the relevant exhibition....More
 
 
 
Hokusai Beyond The Great Wave
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th May to 13th August 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
An artistic journey through the last 30 years of Katsushika Hokusai's life, a time when he produced some of his most memorable masterpieces....More
 
 
 
Faiths In Tune: The Sixth London Interfaith Music Festival
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 21st May 2017 - 9am-4pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
A day-long celebration of music and dance from more than 15 religions. The event has been organised to promote inter-faith dialogue and provides an opportunity to ...More
 
 
 
Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd February to 27th August 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Watercolour landscapes from both the Victorian era and modern times by James McNeil Whistler, Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Muirhead Bone, Paul Nash, John Minton, Henry ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Chap Olympiad
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Saturday 15th July 2017
British Museum, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The ...More
 
 
 
Tibor Hajas: Action Works
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th May to 30th June 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Pied Bull Yard, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
Future Sex: Emily Witt And Katherine Angel
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 26th May 2017 - 7pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 14 Bury Place, WC1A | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
The 7th Function Of Language: Laurent Binet And Christopher Tayler
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 4th May 2017 - 7pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 14 Bury Place, WC1A | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Priestdaddy: Patricia Lockwood And Dawn Foster
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 24th April 2017 - 7pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 14 Bury Place, WC1A | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
The Golden Age Of Russian Classical Music From Glinka To Rachmaninov: Exploring The Evolution Of Rus
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 10th May 2017 - 7pm-9pm
British Museum, 5A Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, WC1A | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 28th October 2017
British Museum, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th March to 30th September 2017
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...More
 
 
 
Book Launch: The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide To Football Glory
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 18th May 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Jewish Galicia (1772-1918): Vibrant Past Rediscovered
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
East West Street: Philippe Sands In Conversation With Daniel Finkelstein
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 27th April 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Talk: The Themersons - At Home And Abroad
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 25th April 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga: Tushauriane - Let's Talk About It
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 24th June 2017 - 12.30pm-5.30pm
British Museum, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
...More
 
 
 
Benchmarks: New Prints By El Anatsui
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th April to 13th May 2017 - 12.30pm-5.30pm
British Museum, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
A new body of print works by the globally-renowned sculptor from Ghana....More
 
 
 
**SOLD OUT** David Sedaris, reading from his diaries
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 14th July 2017 - 7pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
The brilliant humorist reads extracts from his diaries....More
 
 
 
The Litro Literary Weekender: Ghana and Nigeria - A Literary Highlife
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 28th May 2017 - 12noon-4pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join Caleb Femi, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Ayobami Adebayo, Irenosen Okojie and Afua Hirsch for an afternoon of masterclasses and discussions around Ghanaian and Nigerian literature....More
 
 
 
Tim Dowling and Stuart Heritage in Conversation
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 15th May 2017 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join two of our best loved journalists, Tim Dowling and Stuart Heritage, for a discussion of modern masculinity in crisis as told through a series of ...More
 
 
 
Books Showoff
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 27th April 2017 - 7pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Books Showoff is a monthly literary comedy night in the basement of Waterstones TCR. Joining compere Steve Cross for April's edition are: Jim Craig, Keith Kahn-Harris, ...More
 
 
 
Litro World Series: Presents Inua Ellams' Rhythm and Poetry Party
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 27th May 2017 - 6pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Curated especially for the Litro Literary Weekender, this will be a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, straight-up evening of hip-hop-inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs....More
 
 
 
Cory Doctorow in conversation with Laurie Penny
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - 7.45pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Journalist, activist, and author (Little Brother, Homeland) Cory Doctorow, will be discussing his new multi-generational sci-fi thriller Walkaway with award-winning journalist and author Laurie Penny....More
 
 
 
The VINTAGE Poetry Showcase: Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi, Chaired by R.A. Villanueva
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 10th May 2017 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for a special evening of captivating readings and lively discussion from three of the very best voices in contemporary poetry....More
 
 
 
An Evening with Hari Kunzru
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 22nd May 2017 - 7pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
British Indian author and journalist Hari Kunzru joins journalist Alex Peake-Tomkinson to discuss his electrifying new novel White Tears....More
 
 
 
Fame and Fortune: A discussion of celebrity in children's publishing
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 9th May 2017 - 7pm-9pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join Children's Book Circle for a panel discussion which will take a deeper look at the question of celebrity children's publishing...More
 
 
 
 
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The American Dream: Pop to Present
The American Dream: Pop to Present
Exhibitions | Until 18th June 2017 

British Museum

This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of ...More

 
Priestdaddy: Patricia Lockwood And Dawn Foster
Exhibitions | On 24th April 2017 

London Review Bookshop 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
An American In Paris
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
The Unbound Pledge Party
Exhibitions | On 24th April 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Together with Unbound, Waterstones Gower Street are hosting a new monthly Pledge Party where you can hear from a selection ...More

The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui
The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui
Theatre | Until 17th June 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Lenny Henry makes his Donmar Warehouse debut this April in Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Written ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 

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VRX Europe 2017
VRX Europe 2017
Exhibitions | From 11th May 

Park Plaza Victoria Hotel

UK and Europe's most senior leadership enterprise VR/AR conference and expo, VRX Europe comes to ...More

 
Sci-Fi-London Festival
Sci-Fi-London Festival
Film Events | From 27th April 

Various Venues London

The Sci-Fi-London Film Festival lands this April offering ten days of film, live music and ...More

 
Art Beats
Art Beats
Exhibitions | On 12th May 

Old Spitalfields Market

New one-day event Art Beats launches at Old Spitalfields Market this May. ...More

 
London Pizza Festival
London Pizza Festival
Foodie Events | On 28th May 

Borough Market

Launched to celebrate London's transformation into a pizza-mad metropolis, the London Pizza Festival returns this ...More

 
Brixton Beach
Brixton Beach
Seasonal 

Brixton Beach

There's no need to venture far for a trip to the beach this summer as ...More

 
GrandFest
GrandFest
Exhibitions | On 18th June 

Various Venues East London

Back for its third year, GrandFest is a one-day mini festival that celebrates the heritage ...More

 
Cocktails & Coding
Cocktails & Coding
Business Events | From 25th April 

Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel

Sanderson London embarks on a series of tech-focused events this spring/summer, launching with a partnership ...More

 
Senor Ceviche Fitzrovia
Senor Ceviche Fitzrovia
Dining 

After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017....More

 
Saucy Chip
Saucy Chip
Dining 

From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at ...More

 
Madame D's
Madame D's
Dining 

Following the success of Gunpowder, Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame ...More

 
Flight Club Bloomsbury
Flight Club Bloomsbury
Drinking 

Flight Club hits the bullseye, adding a second stylish club to its stable....More

 
Floating Pocket Park
Floating Pocket Park
Leisure 

A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten ...More

 
Clarette
Clarette
Drinking 

The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox
Exhibitions | On 26th May 

SSE Arena, Wembley

The physicist, TV presenter and author takes audiences on a spectacular journey through space and time plus Cox will take part in an interview chaired by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince....More

The Kooks
The Kooks
Concerts | On 13th May 

Alexandra Palace

The Brighton-hailing indie-rock quartet celebrate their 10th anniversary, performing tunes new and old....More

 
Neverland London
Neverland London
Foodie Events | From 10th May 

Albert Wharf

Enjoy a staycation this summer with a visit to Fulham's first Thameside beach, which brings ...More

 
Pergola Paddington Central
Pergola Paddington Central
Dining 

Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop pop-up at ...More

 
JuJu's Bar and Stage
JuJu's Bar and Stage
Drinking 

Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, Juju's Bar and Stage is a ...More

 
Dirty Bones Soho
Dirty Bones Soho
Dining 

Dirty Bones comes to Soho in 2017, serving up New York-inspired comfort food and cocktails ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
This weekend in London: 21st - 23rd April
This weekend in London: 21st - 23rd April
Article 

Make the most of your precious time ...More

 
 
 
 
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