March Super Seven

We are springing into March, like March hares. As you know we are big walkers in this City, and this month we are stepping into Spring with 10,000 steps for Marie Curie. Find some inspiring ideas included in our monthly shop, ahead of Mother’s Day. There’s even the latest fit-bit so there’s no excuse not to get out and enjoy this beautiful Spring weather. Here is our March Super Seven for you.

Christies Lates:  This is so special it goes in at No1. We were lovers of the great, late George Michael.  He was and will always be the biggest musical gift we were given growing up. Christies are hosting an open brunch in their King Street galleries to showcase the George Michael Collection up for auction. We had so much fun here last time, we are going back for more. Who is coming?  Sunday 10th March 10-12am

Barnes Music Festival: 9-24 March. This festival is new to our radar. It runs at various locations in and around Barnes, showcasing everything from jazz, orchestral, choral, instrumental, opera, to film soundtracks…There is something for everyone.  The theme this year is Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th anniversary.

Mother’s Day: As mothers we thought it might be a nice idea to come up with a list of different ideas for Mother’s Day. So, aside from our Mother’s Day shop edit which will come to you in about 10 days, we have created a plan ahead guide, and there is also a list of London Talks to be inspired by. All great alternative gift ideas. 

International Women’s Day 8 March: Head to the Southbank for the Women of the World line up of inspirational speakers. In its 10th year, the line up of speakers gets better and better. Another great event happening at the Olympic Studios in Barnes on March 6th is “In Conversation: Female Filmmakers Talk the Future of Film. 

Chelsea Design Week: at Chelsea Harbour 13-15 March: We have been drawn into this event regularly for the inspiring talks and workshops they have. Well worth checking out – even if you aren’t revamping your home!

Things to book now:

Nine to Five, a fantastic feel good musical.

The Lehman Trilogy, we are so excited that this play is back, not to be missed.

All About Eve, This is sold out but you can catch it on NT live on April 11.

This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay will be sharing stories from his time as a junior doctor.  We loved the book!

Six the Musical, The six wives of Henry VII meet disco, you will be up on your feet for the entire ninety minutes.

Bitter Wheat. A new comedy starring John Malkovich at the Garrick starting June 7.

Art hitting our radar in London this month:

Van Gogh & Britain at Tate Britain.
Elizabethan Treasures at the National Portrait Gallery. Recommend to go with this exhibition: Nicholas Hilliard (Life of an Artist) by Elizabeth Goldring
Henry Moore at the Wallace Collection.
The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park.
Collect : The International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design at Saatchi Gallery. Ends 3 March. 

Head of the River: 30th March. A preview to the annual Oxford Cambridge Boat Race, these are the top school and university crews racing against each other as they face the challenges of the Thames. Fabulous on a sunny day.

Pancake Day: 5 March. Our suggested venue of choice is Borough Market. Food heaven, and where they hold their annual pancake day races.  Be sure to pick up the fresh pancakes being made kerb-side. They were so good we had to have two! Starts at 12.30 – 1.30.

Earth Hour: 30 March. Head into London and see the city in darkness as we continue to be educated on the effects of climate change and the natural world.

St Patrick’s Day: 15-17 March. Celebrate in London’s Trafalgar Square with concerts and a big green parade on Sunday. Family fun I’m told!