Highlights at The Athenaeum in 2018
In 2019 we’ll be enjoying the fruits of our labour after an epic 2018. Here’s what happened.
14th March 2019
Join us at The Athenaeum for an Easter full of foodie surprises and exclusive experiences. Come in for our renowned Afternoon Tea over the Easter weekend – which will have a chocolate-inspired makeover just for the occasion – or join us on Easter Sunday or Monday for a special Easter menu. This includes dishes with some of the finest British-sourced ingredients, from salt-baked Cheltenham beetroot with smoked eel, to a bavette of Cumbrian beef with wild garlic pesto.
This pop-up performance space next to the Southbank Centre has a whole host of shows on over the Easter weekend. Underbelly Festival Southbank is hosting amazing performances including A Simple Space – where seven acrobats show off their skills, and London Comedy Allstars.
Remember what Easter is all about by watching a portrayal of the Easter story in Trafalgar Square. Two free open-air performances of The Passion of Jesus take place here on Good Friday at 12:00 and 15:15 and involves around 100 actors and performers.
On Easter Monday, Verdi’s epic opera is taking place at London’s iconic Royal Opera House. La forza del destino is an Italian opera about life on the run and an unstoppable destiny. With a star-studded cast, this performance is a rousing way to round off the Easter weekend.
For those who are fascinated by the built environment, the Southbank Centre is hosting an architecture tour on Easter Saturday. Participants will have the chance to delve deeper into the architecture of Europe’s largest art centre and catch a glimpse of how newly renovated spaces have been designed fittingly with the local environment.
Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday falls on Easter Monday (21 April) this year. To mark the occasion, gun salutes are fired in her honour. Listen out for this on the day, or make your way to Hyde Park, where one of the gun salutes is usually fired.
Head over to the British Museum throughout the Easter weekend for a one-of-a-kind exhibition of the Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch. This is the largest show of his work in the UK for 45 years and delves deeper into the background and works of the father of Expressionism.
This annual photography competition and exhibition is now in its 54th year, and is as impressive today as it was five decades ago. Head over to the Natural History Museum over the Easter weekend to explore Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the incredible short-listed competition images of wildlife from around the world.
This stage adaptation of the 1950 film starring Bette Davis has renowned actresses Gillian Anderson and Lily James taking on impressive roles. All About Eve is showing at the Noel Coward Theatre for a limited time only, so the Easter break is the perfect time to watch it while it’s still in town.
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