BEST Events In London
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Jutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea Battle at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich
London, SE10 9NF
Mark 100 years since the major naval clash with Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.
The exhibition recounts the story of the great battle and its aftermath, through both German and British perspectives. Examine all the action of a battle that involved an incredible 279 ships, and feast your eyes on photographs, paintings, ship models and items made by the sailors.
Uncover stories that have never before been told, while marvelling at personal accounts that will teach you about what it was like to live during the First World War.
Andy WarholTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
Andy Warhol was the son of immigrants who became an American icon. A shy observer who became the hub of New York’s social scene. An artist who embraced consumerism, celebrity and counter culture – changing modern art in the process.
He was born in 1928 as Andrew Warhola to working class parents from present day Slovakia. In 1949 Warhol moved from Pittsburgh to New York, where he was later joined by his mother. Initially working as a commercial illustrator, his skill at transforming the imagery of American culture soon found its unforgettable realisation in his ground-breaking pop art.
Visitors to this major retrospective will be able to see his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s Soup Cans, play with his floating Silver Clouds and experience the psychedelic multimedia environment of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. The exhibition will bring together rarely seen work from the 1970s that display his skill as a painter, as well as his experiments with different forms of mass media.
Popularly radical and radically popular, Warhol will emerge as an artist who reimagined what art could be in an age of immense social, political and technological change.
Zanele MuholiTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
Born in South Africa, Muholi came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that sought to envision black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives beyond deviance or victimhood.
Muholi’s work challenges hetero-patriarchal ideologies and representations, presenting the participants in their photographs as confident and beautiful individuals bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and, frequently, violence.
While Muholi’s intimate photographs of others launched their international career, their intense self-portraits solidified it. This exhibition will present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.
Maskelyne and Cooke Magic Bar21 Piccadilly, Mayfair
London, W1J 0BH
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from where this bar's namesakes Maskelyne and Cooke held their famous performances, this hip, upscale bar provides magic and cocktails four nights a week. The bar itself is open for drinks from Monday through Saturday. You will be wowed and awed with close-up magic at your table, performed by top-notch local and international magicians. Fancy cocktails are on the drink menu, including one made with green absinthe. . . even the cocktails have a trick or two up their sleeves! Drop in on a Wednesday for a magic masterclass, complimentary cocktail included in price.
The Comedy About A Bank RobberyPiccadilly Circus
London, SW1Y 4XA
Mischief Theatre’s hit comedy show The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is sending audiences into fits of laughter at the Criterion Theatre, as the hilarious theatre company are cementing their reputation as the funniest outfit in the West End and beyond.
The smash-hit follow-up to the company’s debut The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is set in the summer of 1958, as the Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted to take care of a precious diamond. A dangerous escaped convict is on the loose and determined to steal the priceless jewel with the help of his sidekick, girlfriend, and the maintenance man.
The Prince of Egypt268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 7AQ
A new stage musical based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture The Prince of Egypt is set to open in the West End at the Dominion Theatre from 5th February.
The musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who write the songs of Wicked, with a book by the film's writer Philip LaZebnik, and will be directed by Scott Schwartz.
Featuring songs such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey's hit , plus "Deliver Us", "All I Ever Wanted" and "Through Heaven's Eyes", The Prince of Egypt is based on the book of Exodus and tells the story of Moses, who was born a child of Israel, and brought up in Egypt after he was found by Pharoah's wife in a wicker basket floating on the Nile.