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17th February 2020

WOW – Women of the World

6 – 8 MARCH 2020

Taking place from 6 to 8 March 2020 – coinciding with International Women’s Day too – WOW – Women of the World celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Exploring gender equality across the globe – talks, performances and readings will take place at the Southbank Centre over three fascinating days. Plenty of well-known faces will be there too, including Naomi Wolf, Sandi Toksvig and Shazia Mirza.


South bank centre

Earth Hour

28 MARCH 2020

This global event for positive environmental impact will see many lights switched off for an hour on Saturday 28 March. Major landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral will switch off their lights at 20:30. Either soak it all up in the heart of London or enjoy the incredible outlook from The View.

earth hour

London Book & Screen Week

9 – 15 MARCH 2020

A celebration of film and the written word, London Book & Screen Week takes place from 9 to 15 March. Including a range of special events, from An Evening with Lynda La Plante to a celebration of 15 years of the revived Dr Who, there is something for each and every fan of literature and the arts.

London Book and Screen Week

Steve McQueen`

Until 11 MAY 2020

Dates are available at the Tate Modern throughout March to see this special exhibition of Turner Prize and Academy Award-winning Steve McQueen. The first exhibition of McQueen’s artwork in the UK for 20 years, this is a place to see some of his major works across film, photography and sculpture.

Steve McQueen

London St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2020

15 MARCH 2020

Watch the city turn green on Sunday 15 March as the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations take over London. As well as a huge parade making its way through the city centre, Trafalgar Square will be a hub of events, with Irish food and plenty of dancing.

St Patrick's Day London

VAULT Festival 2020

Until 22 MARCH

An arts festival hosted in the tunnels underneath Waterloo Station and other nearby venues, expect comedy, cabaret, immersive experiences and more at VAULT Festival 2020. The show runs all the way through until Sunday 22 March – meaning this could bring an original Mother’s Day treat too!

The Vaults Festival

Swan Lake

5 MARCH – 16 MAY 2020

Ballet fans should make their way to the Royal Opera House from 5 March onwards for the Royal Ballet’s revival of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Another experience ideal for Mother’s Day, this revival of Swan Lake includes much-anticipated additional choreography and incredible new designs.

Swan Lake


20 MARCH 2020

An event exploring the most important questions of our times, FutureFest looks at everything from how the planet can sustain us, to the real stories behind our favourite technology. With interactive experiences, talks, debates and a line-up of well-known faces – from documentary maker Louis Theroux to neuroscientist Anil Seth – this promises to be a one-of-a-kind event on 20 March 2020.

Future Fest

Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild

14 FEBRUARY – 14 JUNE 2020

This exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum is a must for interiors and design fans. Bringing inspiration from around the globe in fabrics, patterns and design pieces – this is a celebration of creative vision.

Textile and Design Museum

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

27 FEBRUARY – 28 JUNE 2020

An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery devoted to David Hockney’s journey from being a draughtsman in the 1950s, this is a fascinating insight into the artist. Featuring 150 artworks from both public and private collections, the show also includes a selection of daily self-portraits Hockney created in the 1980s over a period of two months.

David Hockney

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