We have a roadmap… Things are looking up for London. Navigating ourselves out of this 2021 lockdown is hopefully the positive spin we needed. Spring is on the way and blossom is beginning to bloom all over the city. A walk in the park is suddenly filled with people smiling.
The March Super Seven has some cultural events to keep you entertained at home but I’ve also found a really good reason to get up and out this month. On the foodie side, remember it is Mother’s Day on 14th March, so I have some delicious food to-go recommendations you should book now.
Hymn at The Almeida: This was due to be staged with a socially distanced audience. That obviously can’t happen for now, so the treat is that this is LIVE streaming 3-5th March. A must for anyone missing live theatre. The play by Lolita Chakrabarti stars Danny Sapani and Adrian Lester.
“The secret to life is one thing; own it” Diane Von Furstenburg. Diane is in conversation with the How to Academy in their latest series of talks. How do you turn problems into assets – you can tune in and listen to Diane talk about her own manifesto. Tickets include a signed copy of her new book. Friday 19 March at 6.30pm GMT.
A positive challenge for March is The Lady Garden March Challenge. I have signed up a Little London Whispers team for my walker friends. We are going to be walking 250km during March. Being a ‘virtual team’, we will all walk wherever we are, near or far (it works out at about 2 miles a day). We are raising money for gynaecological cancers, so if you can make a contribution, no matter how small, we would be incredibly grateful. Here is the LLW Lady Garden Just Giving page.
The Royal Opera House celebrated 75 years since the Royal Ballet reopened the Royal Opera House after WWII. It is rather wonderful then that they are streaming Sleeping Beauty this month. They are also releasing Elite Syncopations on 12 March, for one month. It was truly one of the most beautiful ballets I watched last year. You can view it for £3.
Mother’s Day, 14 March : You will find a new blog up on my top ‘Mother’s Day Food To-Go‘ ideas for what we hope is the last ever Mother’s Day in lockdown.
Filmed at London’s Southwark Playhouse last month, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a magical new musical. It is set against the backdrop of the Northern Lights and explores the world of a sorcerer, his rebellious daughter and the possibilities of her newfound magical powers. It is available to watch until 14 March and costs £15.
Virtual art tours are the only thing to do right now. This one is from the Grove Square Gallery in Fitzrovia, showcasing the colourful work of Crystal Fischetti’s latest exhibition. I’m hoping this will still be on when galleries are allowed to re-open.
What about a Virtual puzzle steeped in London history? Yes, Alex Lacey is running a virtual Tudor Escape Box, and by all accounts they are super fun.