Things to See and Do: Saturday 11th February

There is lots of things to see and do no matter what you are looking for. Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide… 

  1. Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London, Victoria and Albert Museum:-  an extraordinary insight into the life and work of Lockwood Kipling, who was a major influence on the arts and crafts movement. Filled with a treasure trove of objects, this free exhibition does feel like a cave of wonders and transports visitors from London all the way to India. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
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Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London. (c)Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2. Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse: – this rarely performed Burt Bacharach musical is rather on the long side, but is charmingly old-fashioned (if outdated in terms of sexual politics) that is delightfully warm entertainment with two standout performances from Gabriel Vick and Daisy Maywood. It finishes on the 18th February so this is the last chance to catch it! Here is Love London Love Culture’s full review.

3. Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Dulwich Picture Gallery:-  this latest exhibition at the gallery really highlights the importance of Vanessa Bell’s work and why she was considered to be an important part of British art in the 20th century. It is also a chance to see her come out of the shadow from behind her also famous sister Virginia Woolf. Read Love London Love Culture’s review here.

4. The Glass Menagerie, Duke of York’s Theatre:- critics have been raving about John Tiffany’s production which officially opened in London this week.  This new production arrived in London following a successful run in New York and stars Cherry Jones, Michael Esper, and Kate O’Flynn. It is playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited time until the 29th April. (Ticketmaster.co.uk, ATG Tickets, Discount Theatre.com, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk. ) 

5. Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre:-  with a beautiful score, two outstanding performances from the two leads and a quirky story, Death Takes a Holiday is wonderfully gothic and does bring to mind The Phantom of the Opera. It is playing at the Charing Cross Theatre until the 4th March. Read Love London Love Culture’s review here.  (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk,Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)