March 2015

Theatre The Three Lions

A footballer, a prince and a prime minister walk into a hotel room….. This hilarious new comedy offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of diplomacy in action, revealing what really went on between David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William in a Swiss hotel the night before England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In spite of missed planes, mistaken identities, misunderstandings and sartorial challenges, they are determined to bring the beautiful game home. But, when things start to go disastrously and deliciously wrong, three heads may not be better than one!   ★★★★ Daily Telegraph ★★★★ The Independent ★★★★ The Times EXCLUSIVE MEAL DEAL! Band A Ticket + 2 Course Meal  = £54 Band A Ticket + 3 Course Meal  = £58 Please visit the box office or call the St. James Theatre on 0844 264 2140 to make a booking.  Monday – Saturday evening 7.30pm Thursday & Saturday matinee 2.30pm Twitter: @st_jamestheatre Facebook: www.facebook.com/stjamestheatre Ticket Prices: Band A £39.50 Band B £29.50 Band C £15 Premium seats available £49.50

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Other Alice’s Adventures Underground

Deep below Waterloo Station, Les Enfants Terribles invite you to discover Wonderland in all its nonsensical glory. Take a journey down the rabbit hole and enjoy cakes that will have you bumping your head on the ceiling, smoke a pipe with the Caterpillar and listen to his psychedelic tale and take tea with the mad Hatter. And, most importantly, make sure you don’t lose your head at the hands of the fearsome Red Queen. You are the centre of the story as you wander through this fantastic version of Lewis Carroll’s famous Wonderland. Piece together the puzzle and search for Alice who disappeared through the looking glass. The Wonderland Bar is open till 2am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday so you can paint the roses red, play Flamingo croquet and celebrate your un-birthday in style with a cocktail or two. This interactive, puppetry-packed fusion of story telling, music, circus and spectacle is a truly unique and immersive experience you won’t want to miss.

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Festival London Coffee Festival

Celebrating the capital’s love affair with coffee since 2011, the London Coffee Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever when it returns to the Old Truman Brewery in East London on April 30th for four days of caffeine-fuelled fun. Having quickly established itself as an unmissable event for the capital’s ever growing population of coffee connoisseurs, this year’s festival looks set to build on its success with 250 artisan coffee and food stalls and over 22,000 expected visitors. Whether you’re an unapologetic coffee snob or just coffee-curious, the London Coffee Festival is guaranteed to satisfy your every caffeine craving. This year’s event delves even deeper into the art and science behind coffee with live demonstrations from world-class baristas and a mind-boggling array of cutting edge coffee preparation techniques and technological innovation in The Lab. 2015 also sees the introduction of Coffee Masters, a fast-paced multi-disciplinary barista competition that promises to get the pulse racing more quickly than a quadruple espresso. Designed by Allegra and coffee creative duo DunneFrankowski, Coffee Masters is a never before seen knockout showdown to establish the best barista in town.

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Theatre Roald Dahl’s The Twits

The Royal Court Theatre has announced the hairy, nasty, mean, filthy, cruel, scheming, terrible, horrid, smelly and vile Twits are coming! The beloved story of the Twits was originally written by Roald Dahl and has been ingeniously adapted for the stage by Enda Walsh who cleverly turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the Royal Court Theatre. Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice people at all. You could even say they’re extremely nasty. They’re nasty to each other, and they’re especially nasty to everyone else. They’re so mean they hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. All the time. The Twits is suitable for brave 8 year olds and upwards and runs for Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, this includes a 20-minute interval. There will also be a full a full programme of free writing workshops for children and their families, as well as free in-school workshops for all schools.

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Sonia Delaunay at The Tate Modern

Tate Modern hosts the UK’s first Sonia Delaunay retrospective, granting visitors a fascinating insight into the work of a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde of the early twentieth century. Sonia Delaunay’s part in the development of modern art throughout the first half of the twentieth century is impossible to understate and her oeuvre encompasses much of what defined a period of restless creativity and invention. Along with her husband Robert, Delaunay explored modernism’s thrilling new terrain of abstraction and colour while investigating the era’s rapidly evolving technology and transformed urban landscape. This exciting retrospective showcases Delaunay’s vibrant and diverse practice across a variety of media, including paintings, textiles and clothes. Her contribution to the twentieth century’s ever advancing artistic landscape is further evidenced with the inclusion of the fascinating collaborative work Delaunay produced with poets, choreographers and manufacturers, from Diaghilev to Liberty. Tate’s revelatory Sonia Delaunay retrospective is a welcome survey of one of modernism’s most interesting figures and a vital exploration of a rich and tumultuous period in the history of art.

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Exhibition Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s largest photography competition, its aim is to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world. So it’s not surprising that it attracts the very best contemporary photographers from all corners of the globe and from all walks of life. Somerset House is proud to host the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition. The historic surroundings of the venue lend itself to an exhibition of this nature, where you will be able to view the winning and shortlisted images from across the Professional, Open, Youth and Mobile Phone competitions of the awards. The incredible exhibition will also include an intimate display by legendary photographer, and the awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient: Elliott Erwitt. The awards have consistently offered participants an unparalleled opportunity for exposure and have increased recognition for photographers at all stages in their careers. The awards span all genres of photojournalism, fine art and commercial photography and categories include but are not limited to: current affairs, nature and wildlife, arts and culture, portraiture, contemporary issues, sport, landscape, still life, lifestyle and architecture. Prizes range from the latest Sony digital equipment to large cash sums.

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