Spring is fast approaching so we can look forward to London brightening up (maybe just a little bit!), which means it’s time to start getting out and embracing the British weather. Not to mention, we have lots of celebrating to do this month with St Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day coming up. We’re in the know about some great events happening this March and we’re here to share them with you. It’s time to get out and have some fun!
Image: Southbank Centre Website
WOW: Women of the World Festival
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
7 – 12 March
If you’ve been marching on the streets in the name of women as of late, then you should already have this date in your diary. The 2017 edition of the Women of the World festival is back to celebrate the wonderful world of women. It will feature another amazing line-up celebrating everything that is great about women and girls. Through discussion, performances and activism, female achievements are celebrated, as well as debate on the obstacles that prevent women from achieving their full potential. You will come away feeling enlightened.
Attend the festival to hear influential speakers, take part in invigorating workshops, and see some of the best female comedians, musicians, performers and writers around. Tickets start from £22 and are available to purchase now.
Image: Guilty Pleasures
Koko, Camden, NW1 7JE
If you’re looking for a fun night out, we’ve got a legendary night lined up this March. For those who love a bit of pop and want to dance all night, this is the place for you! Guilty Pleasures is a cheesy but fun club night hosted once a month at KOKO London club in Camden. KOKO is a concert venue and former theatre, serving as one of the premier live music venues in London. If you haven’t been already, check out this place, it’s known for hosting some of the coolest and super fun nights in the city.
Guilty Pleasures will be a night to remember, featuring some of the greatest tunes that pop has to offer, from the ever-popular Rihanna to the iconic Whitney Houston as well as Taylor Swift, S Club 7, Katy Perry, Backstreet Boys and everything in between – it’s the ultimate pop safe space! KOKO know how to throw a party and you can bet there will be a glitter cannon, sequins and feathers to make your night really sparkle!
The House of Holi
Devonshire Square, EC2M 4WQ
7 – 18 March
Brighten up your day by taking a trip down to Devonshire Square, where Cinnamon Kitchen are back to host their Indian pop-up festival. To celebrate India’s festival of colours, in association with Kingfisher, Cinnamon Kitchen are adding a touch of colour to the city with The House of Holi. Slip into their party pod, pull on a protective white suit and start spreading the love – and by that we mean throw around some brightly-coloured paint and cover your mates! The 12-day pop-up runs half-hour sessions throughout the week. After working up an appetite from all that throwing, perhaps you’ll be hungry enough for a five-course Holi feast. It just wouldn’t be an Indian festival without lots of vibrant and flavourful dishes, such as grilled Kentish lamb escalopes, a king prawn curry, carrot samosa, pistachio burfi and fig-semolina halwa – all for £38 per person. You won’t want to miss out on this!
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
South Bank, SE1 9PX
1 March – 3 September
Here’s one for the kids – and the big kids! A pop-up of the world’s largest Lego exhibition will be built in South Bank this March. The exhibition with feature a collection of larger-than-life 3D sculptures of iconic comic book characters constructed entirely from Lego. These awesome real-life (well almost) super heroes were built by artist Nathan Sawaya who, interestingly, says he used almost 2,000,000 bricks to recreate these epic heroes and villains – that’s pretty amazing! Stroll through the spectacular 3D projections of Marvel scenes and get involved in the interactive zone at this epic event. The exhibition will be open daily from 10am, tickets are £10 and it’s well worth a visit if you ask us!
Image: British Heart Foundation
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Run
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Be a do-gooder this month and sign up to run the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Run for the British Heart Foundation. You can do your part to help the fight against heart disease by opting to run either 5K or 10K – remember, it’s not about how far you can run, it’s the taking part that counts here! This is the second time that the run has taken place at the impressive Olympic venue, making it an incredible experience taking in the views of the park and the stadium alongside fellow runners or your friends and family. Sign up today and start raising money for that life-saving research!
Image: Cut Festival Facebook
Cut Festival: The Art of Barbering
24 February – 5 March
All over East London the barbering community will be getting together to celebrate and support one another during this year’s Cut Festival. The festival is all about bringing established and emerging artists, barbers and activists together to use their creativity and art of barbering to explore themes of race, gender and community in their respective practices. Cut Festival is all about supporting those who identify as homosexual, trans or female and opening people’s eyes to gender issues within the field of fashion and beauty.
Throughout the festival there will be talks, discussions and performances taking place. There will also be a group exhibition at the Archive Gallery focusing on how artists use barbering to explore and expose themes of gender, community, race and social healing. See here for more information about the festival venues and what’s on.
What will you be doing in London this March? Let us know in the comments below!