As signs of spring pop-up hither and thither and excitement grows for the easing of lockdown this month, there’s plenty of optimism in the air at last. Fingers crossed, it’ll be the last month we spend in the depths of a lockdown, so hunker down for four more weeks and dive into these brilliant things to do in March 2021. Here’s what’s on in London this month!
1. Head online for Women of the World UK Festival 2021 (March 1-21)
In normal years (I guess 2019 was the last one?), you’d find Women of the World Festival at Southbank Centre, its home since 2010. With that not possible this year, organisers are taking the festival online for an extended three-week gathering of influential female writers, thinkers, activists, and voices. Topics including mental health, sexuality, radical childcare, art, and #SayHerName will be explored across talks and interactive workshops, with big names including Arundhati Roy, Ruby Wax, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Bryony Kimmings all set to feature. They’re also implementing a ‘pay what you can’ scheme for tickets this year, with £1 enough to get you a seat at the table. Find out more about the festival here.
2. Catch up with a pal in the park (March 8)
Yep, you can stop pretending to exercise this month, as on March 8, easing lockdown restrictions will allow us to meet up with one person from outside our household in a social setting – for instance, sitting on a park bench or tucking into a picnic. This is also the day that weary parents can send their kids off to school once more, and care home residents can see their named visitor for the first time. An important milestone for many.
3. Pass judgement at this terrifying immersive theatre performance
Six disgraced celebrities enter the Redemption Room, seeking forgiveness from a studio audience (you) for their societal misdemeanours. But the Redemption Room possesses powers far beyond mere redemption, and with an evil entity on the loose, you’ll soon find that the road to redemption isn’t a straightforward one… Tickets can be found here.
4. Twist and shout about a fab disco bingo night (March 6, 13, 20, 27)
Putting a fun spin on the classic bingo game is Disco Bingo, where instead of waiting for numbers to be called out, you’re listening out for the pop songs to match those on your bingo card. It’s sure to get you up and dancing! Tickets are available here.
5-7. Celebrate amazing women on International Women’s Day (March 8)
Of course, International Women’s Day goes well beyond WOW Festival, and London is once again ready to celebrate the power and potential of women and girls everywhere. For instance, The Royal Opera house will host a talk entitled ‘Influence, challenge, and change: What is next for women in the creative industries?‘ at 7pm, with the likes of Arifa Akbar (The Guardian’s chief theatre critic) and Frances Morris, the Director of Tate Modern, contributing.
Meanwhile in Brixton, a group of female street artists under the guise of the WOM Collective will be unveiling a live mural painting on March 6, with more to follow until April 12. Finally, the Old Vic have commissioned two original works to drop on YouTube at 10am on March 8; Kiri Pritchard-McLean’s Putting A Face On stars Susan Wokoma and deals with domestic abuse and gaslighting, whilst Regina Taylor’s Aisha (the black album) traces the history of Black women’s political power. However you spend the day, make it a good one!
8. Outwit a killer with these gripping murder mysteries
A puzzling murder case really does liven up one’s lockdown, doesn’t it? Certainly beats solving the mystery of who used the last roll of toilet paper, at any rate. With two perplexing livestreamed murder mysteries to enjoy, you’ll need all your wits to crack the case – whether you’re solving the mystery of an exploding spaceship in Race to Mars, or hunting down a shadowy killer in Sherlock and the Palace Assassin.
9. Seek out London’s gorgeous spring flowers
London is poised to erupt in a riot of colour this month, and it’s already started in St James’ Park, where the daffodils are in full bloom. Elsewhere, cherry blossoms, bluebells, and tulips aren’t far off blooming, and you’ll find them all in our flower guide.
10-12. Join a delicious masterclass with London’s favourite foodies (March 11, 12, 17)
If you’re looking for the best pizza, burgers, and fried chicken in London, you’d be wise to start with Pizza Pilgrims, Bleecker Burger, and Mother Clucker. And happily, you can enjoy all three from home this month, as they’ve joined forces with Jameson to host a series of food and cocktail workshops this month. You’ll get all the ingredients delivered to your door, and the restauranteurs will be walking you through every step of the process – ending with a delicious home-made meal! Find your tickets below.
Article Source: Secret London