As we head into March, we have been surprised by the Beast from the East in London. Londoners have fallen in love with the snow. Instagram is awash with stunning images of the capital, so instead of blossom and blue skies, we’ve have snow, blizzards and storm Emma is on her way. What other surprises does March have in store for us? Who knows, but we can tell you that we have found a good March Super Seven for you, and that doesn’t even include Easter at the end of the month;
Picasso arrives at The Tate for the EY exhibition at the Tate Modern. This is going to be an exceptional exhibition. It is the first solo exhibition of the artist at the Tate, and will be more about the man behind the paintings. Whilst over at Tate Britain you have the All Too Human exhibition, which has just opened, with the greatest 20th century painters from Freud to Bacon.
Bake for BEAT 4 March at 10am-till closing. A personal one for me, as a dear friend is helping to organise it. It is a one day sale at the lovely Pear Tree Cafe in Battersea Park. A host of bakers are coming together to raise money for the charity, BEAT, a charity that supports people with eating disorders. Enjoy the snow, wrap up warm, have a lovely walk in the park, and please go and support the charity. There will be all sorts of cakes to buy, free-from, vegan, healthy, you name they’ll have it. Contributions from Goodness Guru, Deliciously Ella, Felicity Spector to name just a few.
London Design Week at Chelsea Harbour 7-9 March. Feel like a Spring clean? Then this is where you need to head to for inspiration. I went last year, and my favourite part of LDW are the talks. This year they have Kit Kemp chatting hotel style on the 7th. If you haven’t heard Kit in conversation before, it is well worth it. Check out the programme and be inspired.
Victorian Giants : The Birth of Art Photography at the National Gallery. 1 March – 20 May. Where and when photography started. If you saw the exhibition at the Science Museum on Julia Margaret Cameron a few years ago, it could only have wet your appetite for this.
Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race 24 March. We love this, and with a son that has rowed at a competitive level, we appreciate just how hard this race is. That aside, if the weather is lovely, head down to Hammersmith & find a spot along the river with a rug and a picnic. Last year, there was no where better to be, and we caught a really beautiful sunset before heading home!
London Beer week returns to London 12-18 March. Register to get access to tastings, brewery tours, and at least 100 bars in London will have tastings. Cheers!
March4Women on 4 March. Supporting women has never been so important, and this Sunday the march will start at Millbank and end at Trafalgar Square. Walk alongside Helen Pankhurst, Sue Perkins, Sadiq Khan. Talking women, there is also Votes for Women starting at the Museum of London on 1 March. It includes Emily Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal, amongst many other bits of memorabilia. Seven Dials in Covent Garden celebrates International Women’s Day hosting an “In Conversation” with some seriously interesting women. Keep your eye’s peeled for more events, as 2018 is the Centenary year of when the law passed for women being allowed to vote.
Movie’s at the Natural History Museum. 3 & 4 March. If you are Star Wars or Star Trek fans, get yourselves over to the NHM for the new season of sci-fi films after hours.
Affordable Art Fair 8-11 March returns to Battersea Park.
Last chance to see the viewing at Christies of the Rockefeller art sale. It ends on 8 March. A stunning collection, and I say it again, so worth seeing.
Marie Curie’s Garden of Light is up at Paternoster Square 1-11 March. A garden of 4,000 illuminated daffodils. Just lovely to walk around and value the work of these incredible nurses.
Mother’s Day 11 March. Who could forget – well it appears quite a few of you!