Unmissable Things to Do In London in March 2019
March is an odd month for London, with the impending doom of Brexit Day looming over us. But FEAR NOT dear reader, we have lots of unmissable events to make it all feel a bit less Brexshit!
Brexit Means (Stuff About) Brexit
Britain on Film: Welcome to Britain launch event | Migration Museum, SE1 | Thu 7 March | 6.30pm | £8.97
A series of short films exploring the true stories behind immigration to the UK.
Epic London documentary project 1000 Londoners profiles London residents from the EU’s 28 countries from rich to poor, the young and old, the integrated and the outsiders – all filmed in the run up to Brexit.
‘From the morning of March 29th until the morning of March 30th, a twenty-four-hour celebration of the arts will mark a planned exit.’ Chisenhale Dance Space has done what so many other arts venues have not and embraced Brexit as a catalyst for comment and creative output. We’re very excited to see what the diverse line up present.
Margaret Thatcher is reimagined as the unlikely cabaret queen at this tongue-in-cheek celebration/commiseration on Brexit night. This is a great opportunity to stay late, dance to non-stop 80s hits, and pretend the world is a little less shit at the beautiful Victorian relic that is Wilton’s Music Hall.
Captain Marvel + Q&A with Lashana Lynch | Genesis Cinema, Stepney Green | Sat 16 March | 7.30pm | £12/9.50/7
Hear breakout star Lashana Lynch talk live about her role in the new Captain Marvel movie at the most inclusive and innovative cinema in London.
‘A special edition of Arab Women Artists Now with DJ Young Mocro who was commissioned to produce, develop and constructs classical Arabic songs of Umm Kulthum and transforms them into club bangers!’
Electro disco multi-instrumentalist Vitalic (aka Pascal Arbez-Nicolas) presents a belter of a night out at Electric Brixton.
Ura Matsuri Mini iii – Frank Chickens & Friends | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club | Thu 7 March | 7.30pm | £6/8
A celebration of Japanese culture with cult icons Frank Chickens and friends hosting a joyful night of live music, fun performance and sake sipping.
Theatre & Performance
In response to the startlingly depressing news that 34% of young people want to be a Youtuber, Claire Gaydon decided to see what all the vlog is about. How far will she go to become a YouTube sensation?
My White Best Friend and Other Letters Left Unsaid| The Bunker, Southwark | 18-23 March | 7.30pm | £10
A taboo-busting night of revelations from writers such as Bola Agbaje, Zia Ahmed and Travis Alabanza.
Talks & Thinking
Join cultural commentators and academics including Dr Humera Iqbal to talk about migration, culture and ideas of identity.
See the walls of Brick Lane come to life with live projections revealing the stories behind the epicentre of east London life.
Squatters used to have rights in the UK, and this event by National Trust is key to understanding London’s queer radical history.
The future is now with this festival full of holographic technology, augmented reality, projection mapping, and light sculptures.
Inspired by Netflix’ G.L.O.W? Why not see the real thing live, just off the Old Kent Road, with Burning Hearts: an inclusive women’s wrestling collective.
Did we miss something? Leave a comment…
I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.