Although the weather is still very wintery, spring is right around the corner. Here is this month's short-list of hot things to do.
1st March - 6th May
Somnai’ is an augmented-reality show that will take place across two floors of a warehouse in Clerkenwell. In groups of up to 6 people, it indulges you in a never seen before immersive show, helping you to heighten your experiences of various senses. As is the way with immersive shows, it’ll probably be difficult to say what ‘Somnai’ is about until you’ve experienced it. But whether it turns out to be a dream or a nightmare, it looks promisingly ambitious. It is said to be one of the most anticipated shows of 2018, a first of its kind in London. There is an age restriction of 18+.
WOW: Women of the World Festival
9 March - 11 March
Located in the Southbank Centre, this weekend is dedicated to the women around the world. With International Women’s day being on March 8th, it celebrates everything good and great going on in the world of women. One can expect to see a myriad of discussions, debates, performances and activists which celebrate the female successes.
Head of the River Race
The annual Head of the River Race rowing event follows the renowned Thames Championship course from Mortlake to Putney, with 400 national and international crews of rowers. You should be able to cheer on rowers on either side of the river, but in particular from Chiswick Bridge, Barnes Bridge and Hammersmith Bridge. The Thames Championship course was first used for a Boat Race in 1845 and covers a 4 mile and 374 yard (6.8 km) stretch of the Thames.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in central London including a spectacular parade on Sunday March 18th with Irish marching bands from across the UK and a party in Trafalgar Square.
Join this fun and lively festival with Irish food, music, song dance, culture and arts. Grab a drink and enjoy the day with the whole family. The parade starts at 12pm at Green Park and makes its way down Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square.
Great Music for Little Ears: go on a journey through Mozart’s marvelous symphony and hear the instruments telling a story – with a sprinkling of Handel’s Water Music.
Tunnel Vision: Array
A Culture Mile Installation
For one weekend in March the Beech Street tunnel will turn into a free, spectacular light and sound installation. Array uses digital projections to transform the tunnel into a stunning visual realisation of a piece of music. Vivid colours and images respond to ESA-Pekka Salonen’s ‘Karawane’, recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Suitable for families with children ages 6+
The Other Art Fair
22 - 25 March
This spring ‘The Other Art Fair’ takes place at the historic Victoria House. Presented by Saatchi Art the fair presents 130 contemporary artists chosen by a committee of art industry experts. Meet the artists and enjoy a wide range of different styles with artwork starting at £50. Check members offers for your discount code.
Sadlers Wells: Shaolin Monks
26 March - 28 March
This performance exhibits a collaboration between choreographer Sidi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China. It is returning yet again for its 10th anniversary special. The Sutra performance helps the audience explore the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with kung fu within a contemporary context.