Classes, Workshops and Lectures
- Paint The Classics! – The Northcote, Clapham Junction, SW11. Weekly expert-led painting classes by Artistique Paint Club, with a glass of Prosecco. 10/4/18 features Garrowby Hill by David Hockney. Tickets £35, 8pm start.
- The Lost London Tour – London’s history through the eyes of old photographic evidence and newspaper articles, featuring fashionistas, divas and theatre stories. Tickets £16/£12. See lostcityoflondon.co.uk for various dates and themed tours.
- The Ideas That Made Our World – The British Museum, Bloomsbury, WC1B. 2.5hr guided tour by an expert spanning more than 8 million artefacts. Tracing the evolution of humanity including The Rosetta Stone, the Lewis Chessmen, the Holy Thorn Reliquary and the Elgin Marbles. Tickets £20. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Book at getyourguide.com.
- Hofesh Shechter Company: Grand Finale – Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R. Ballet performance accompanied by Shechter’s electronic sounds and vocal chanting. Blurs the lines between gig, theatre and classical dance. Tickets £34, 7.30pm start from 4-7th July (Tickets available now! See sadlerswells.com for bookings.).
- Grand Designs Live – ExCeL London. Based on the C4 series, presented by Kevin McCloud. Providing new product launches, interior design advice, renovation ideas and self-build consultations – 6 project zones of inspiration all under one roof. Tickets £9, from 5th to 13th May.
- Madame Tussauds London LATES – Marylebone Road, NW1. Marvel Superheroes 4D show; Star Wars exhibition; Paparazzi photography experience; plus the all-important celeb waxworks themselves. No queues, age 18+ only. Tickets £29. Friday, 4th May. (See seetickets.com).
- Encounters with Indian Medicine – The Wellcome Collection, Camden, NW1. Exhibits from the Wellcome Collection archives such as Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts, gouache paintings, erotic manuals and even animal-shaped surgical tools! Based on the 18th-Century Nepali painting, ‘Ayurvedic Man‘. Tuesdays to Sundays until 8th April.
- Chocolate Memorabilia – The Chocolate Museum, Brixton, SW9. Ethically-sourced chocolates. Collection of gastronomic delights, curios and well, more chocolate.
- Brixton Spring Carnival – Electric Brixton, SW2. Europe’s largest static carnival sound system and stage, feat. Rampage Sound (Colville Square, Notting Hill) and party-starters Shabba Party. Steel bands, DJs, performers, carnival dancers and MCs. Age 18+ only. Tickets £12.50. 6th April!
[Credits: Feature Image – ‘Drawing the Bombay Plague’ (Ranjit Kandalgaonkar) from Encounters With Indian Medicine at The Wellcome Collection until 8th April; flickr.com; pinterest.com; skiddle.com; wellcomecollection.org; artistiquepaintclub.com; lostcityoflondon.co.uk; getyourguide.com; sadlerswells.com; granddesignslive.com; seetickets.com; madametussauds.com; thechocolatemuseum.co.uk; electricbrixton.uk.com]