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Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

Joaquin Sorolla, Self Portrait, 1904 © Museo Sorolla, Madrid

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Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light
Learn to Play Weekend at Yamaha Music London
Emma Kunz
Fiddler On The Roof
Jews, Money, Myth
The New Londoners
Homegrown Festival: Occupy
Beauty Weekend at Wolf & Badger
The Avocado Show
 

 

Make the most of your precious time off with the LondonTown weekend guide, which gives you the lowdown on the best events and things to do this weekend in London. Want it straight to your inbox? Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Something for the Weekend mailer.

 
 

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

Tube: Charing Cross Station , Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 18th March to 7th July 2019

 

In spring 2019 the National Gallery stages the first exhibition in the UK for over a century of the work of the Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida. More than sixty works displayed in Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light represent the artist's career, making this exhibition in the Sainsbury Wing the most complete exhibition of the artist's paintings outside Spain. Important masterpieces are among the portraits, landscapes and the seascapes, garden views and bather scenes for which he is most well known. Sometimes referred to as Spain's Impressionist, his work resonates with that of his contemporaries across Europe, including Sargent and Monet.

 
 
 

Learn to Play Weekend at Yamaha Music London

Yamaha Music London, 152-160 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8YA

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Oxford Circus Station

 

Dates: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019

 

Encouraging people to pick up an instrument and develop their skills, the Learn to Play Weekend sees music shops around the country offer free taster lessons with professional music teachers, and absolutely no obligation to buy. Yamaha Music London will be joining in on the fun, inviting everyone of all ages and abilities to take part. The shop will offer tasters of a wide range of instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, piano, brass, violin, drums and the venova.

 
 
 

Emma Kunz

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA

Tube: Lancaster Gate Station

 

Dates: 23rd March to 19th May 2019

 

Geometric drawings inspired by spiritualism go on display at the Serpentine Gallery at the first UK solo exhibition by the late Swiss healer, researcher and artist Emma Kunz, one of the great pioneers of abstract art. Born to a family of weavers in 1892, Kunz used her drawings, created using a pendulum, to formulate diagnoses for her patients and saw in them answers to her questions on life. She "channelled her sorrow into these amazing geometric drawings," says Serpentine Galleries artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist, "It's almost like a higher force, a magnetic force drew her hand."

 
 
 

Garage Nation: 20 Years of Scala

Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: Saturday 23rd March 2019

 

Iconic music venue Scala celebrates its 20th birthday in 2019, and to celebrate the occasion it will host Garage Nation Scala this weekend. Garage Nation have now been organising sell-out events at the venue for eight years, so they are a fitting host to celebrate a music genre that has been a staple at the club for its full 20-year history. On the night 20 handpicked DJs and MCs will make up the line-up, performing across three arenas that include House Nation on the top floor and Old Skool Nation in the bar lounge.

 
 
 

The Avocado Show

Bluebird Chelsea, 350 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 11th to 24th March 2019

 

Amsterdam restaurant The Avocado Show - the world's first all-avocado concept - comes to London this March, popping up at Bluebird Chelsea for two weeks. The exclusive pop-up will see the humble but much-celebrated avocado elevated to new heights with picture-perfect dishes such as The Avo Garden, topped with sesame seeds, smoked paprika, chlli and hummus; The Bun Burger, a wagyu burger in the middle of an avo bun; and The Benny Boy, two half avocados with crispy bacon, poached egg and homemade Hollandaise sauce.

 
 
 
 

Fiddler On The Roof

Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

Tube: Embankment Underground Station , Charing Cross Station

 

Dates: 21st March to 15th June 2019

 

Proud father Tevye struggles to maintain his family's Jewish traditions in turn of the 20th century Imperial Russia in the West End transfer of Menier Chocolate Factory's sold-out, "note-perfect" (The Guardian) staging of the Tony Award-winning musical. Trevor Nunn directs Andy Nyman as the despairing patriarch and Judy Kuhn as Golde in this joyous and timely celebration of life. Featuring well known songs like 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker', 'Sunrise, Sunset' and 'If I Were a Rich Man', Fiddler on the Roof "bursts from the stage" (Financial Times), bringing new life to one of the most beloved musicals of all time. "Musically, geopolitically, emotionally, this Fiddler raises the roof" said The Guardian in its five star review.

 
 
 

Jews, Money, Myth

Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London, NW1 7NB

Tube: Camden Town Station , Camden Town Station, Mornington Crescent Station

 

Dates: 19th March to 7th July 2019

 

The Jewish Museum London explores the role of money in Jewish life with its major new exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth. Examining the origins of long-running and deeply entrenched anti-Semitic stereotypes, the exhibition looks back at 2,000 years of history, bringing together manuscripts, prints, Jewish ritual and ceremonial objects, and cultural ephemera. Pieces on display include Rembrandt's first masterpiece, Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver, and new commissions by Jeremy Deller and Doug Fishbone while topics being explored include how Nazi propaganda used old myths to portray Jews as a threat to the world.

 
 
 

The New Londoners

British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Tube: King's Cross Station , Euston Station

 

Dates: 22nd March to 7th July 2019

 

Close to 200 different countries are represented by people living in London, according to the UN, and award winning British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has created portraits of most of them. The British Library has acquired the collection, featuring 163 families from 187 countries,and displays a selection of them in a free display in the Library's Second Floor Gallery. The New Londoners features photographs of the families in their London homes and is the first time an edit of the completed project can be seen on public display.

 
 
 

Beauty Weekend at Wolf & Badger

Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross Goods Yard, London, N1C

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 22nd, 23rd and 24th March 2019

 

Wolf & Badger at Coal Drops Yard is hosting a special Beauty Weekend this week. Running from Friday to Sunday, the special event presents a line-up of ethical beauty treatments, expert advice, demonstrations and samples, as well as the chance to get 10% off all beauty products. Treatments include facial from Icelandic skincare brand rĂ¥ oils, complimentary paint and shapes from Kure Bazaar with every purchase of nail polish, free mini skin consultations from Dermanutri and a body movement class from Saint Iris Adriatica.

 
 
 

Homegrown Festival: Occupy

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 

Dates: 18th March to 12th April 2019

 

Occupy expands Battersea Arts Centre's annual Homegrown Festival of young voices and emerging talent from four days to four weeks. The month long festival features six world premieres, gig theatre, live games, virtual experiences, rap poetry and installations. A dynamic collective aged 16 to 25 stages a London City Takeover (5 Apr to 7 Apr) as Battersea Arts Centre, BFI, the Roundhouse, Tate, Wired4Music and the Young Vic all give them space to share their visions of the future. High Rise eState of Mind, a new show from the makers of BAC Beatbox Academy's Frankenstein, exposes young people's fears of where will they live. An interactive theatre game of survival, love in the digital age and exploration of non-binary identity are just three further strands in the packed programme.

 
 
 

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