Are you ready for Spring – I know I am. March is full this month. It begins with pancake day, ends with Mother’s Day, and we celebrate International Women’s Day in between. Spring blooms are bringing London out of winter with lots to do, conversations to have and this month our clocks will jump forward giving us brighter days.
Photography to see :
Kensington Palace Life through a Royal Lens 4 March : Unseen Royal photos exploring the Royal family’s relationship with the camera. This will be a wonderful exhibition to start the events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Take A Moment:
Art of London and photographer Ray Burmiston are doing a London takeover this month to raise awareness for Mental Health. A Listers have been photographed with their eye’s closed, and these images will be shown up on the screen in Piccadilly Circus and I believe they will be available to see in shops around the area – venues still tbc. You too can participate. Upload an image of yourself onto instagram with your eyes closed and tag @piccadillylights #takeamoment2022 At the end of the month there will be 10 minute film, curated by Ray Burmiston highlighting the campaign
Art to buy:
David Downton Legends Only at Claridge’s : 8-20 March. David Downton is a fashion artist – his drawings are exquisite. I have one, and I’d be happy with more. This boutique exhibition features his Legends.
Affordable Art Fair 2022: Battersea Park 10-13 March.Contemporary art work, curated collections all at affordable prices.
International Women’s Day : 8 March.
One of my absolute favourite things to do is walk around London learning its history. Look Up London has got an impressive line up of IWD walks this month.
Royal Academy of Music is showcasing female vocalist singing some of todays distinguished composers with a lunchtime concert, Song Plus.
Cutty Sark Rig Climb Experience : Yes that’s right, for those with a head for heights this is exclusive to members. Join the RMG and for the first time since 1954 get up as high as you can, and enjoy the views of London from the mast. Bookings now open.
Exhibitions opening in March to book:
Fashioning Masculinities | The Art of Menswear opens at the V&A 19 March.
Wild and Cultivated | Fashioning the Rose opens at The Garden Museum 16 March.
Performances I’m looking forward to:
Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House : Begins 1 March after its 2020 revival. I’m a sucker for the ballet every time, old or new.
Straight Light Crazy opens with Ralph Fiennes at The Bridge Theatre 14 March.
To Kill A Mockingbird finally opens at The Gielgud Theatre 10 March.
Check the LLW theatre guide
**** HIGHLIGHT Check out Marcus Lyon’s immersive light installation with A Human Atlas at St Martin’s in the Field from 5-7th March inclusive
London Design Week 2022 at Chelsea Design Centre 13-22 March. If you are ready to be creative, this is the time to sign up and listen to something inspiring. Many online talks are free, others are £10, so great value.
London Shuttle Club until 13 March: If you are still catching up on margarita month head here for a plethora of margarita flavoured cocktails – love the look of this.
Pancake Day 1 March : 7 places in London for the flipping day of the year.
St Patrick’s Day 17 March : London is planning a party after a two year absence. Expect the full monty!
Head of the River 26 March : A fun afternoon along from Mortlake to Putney watching world rowing crews take on the river ahead of the Oxford Boat race the following week.