The days are getting lighter and the bulbs are beginning to flower, which can only mean one thing – spring is in the air! And as London springs to life with events and activities across the month, our round-up of the best exhibitions, art fairs and theatre shows will ensure your March is a memorable one.
WOW: Women of the World Festival, 7 – 12 Mar
Who run the world? Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival is back for its seventh year, championing feminism, gender equality and everything that is great about being female. Featuring another stellar line-up of events, from inspiring discussions to performances, there’s no better place but the largest women’s festival in the world to celebrate your femininity.
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 9 – 12 Mar
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park
Anyone can master the art of buying art, especially at the Affordable Art Fair. Whether you’re looking for a painting to complement your furniture or a sculpture to dress up a fireplace mantel, get your fill of interior inspiration from over 100 British and international galleries at this four-day spring fair. It’s the ultimate place to spruce up your decor for spring!
Do Ho Suh: Passages at Victoria Miro, 7 – 18 Mar
Exploring ideas surrounding identity and migration, Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s installation at Victoria Miro Gallery is a beautiful collision of materials, colours and shapes. 3D rooms and sculptural works lend physical form to Suh’s vibrant life, from his childhood home in South Korea to past apartments and studios. Drift from door to door at this nostalgic display, unlocking an intimate look into Suh’s life story.
Ceramic Art London, 31 Mar – 1 Apr
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Going potty when it comes to choosing your ceramics? Let Central Saint Martins’ Ceramic Art London event take the stress away. Featuring 90 leading potters from around the world, revel in the chance to buy unique, one-of-a-kind pieces from the artists themselves. From tiny tea cups to stupendous sculptures, visitors aren’t short for choice.
Filthy Business, 10 Mar – 22 Apr
Be transported back to London’s Swinging 60s in Hampstead Theatre’s vivacious family comedy Filthy Business. Telling the story of headstrong entrepreneur Yetta Solomon and her thriving corner shop, it would appear that Yetta has the whole world in the palm of her hand — until life throws her some unexpected curveballs….
The Iris, Mar – 7 May
Now Gallery , Greenwich Peninsula
Need a quick escape from London’s bustling, fast-paced atmosphere? British artist Rebecca Louise Law’s installation provides the perfect oasis. With 10,000 coloured irises gently suspended by a copper wire, The Iris is a dazzling ceiling installation like no other — it’s blue, purple, yellow and white gently swaying flowers a sure reminder of nature’s true beauty.
The Japanese House, 25 Mar – 25 Jun
Hosting the first major UK display on Japanese domestic architecture, the Barbican Centre’s latest exhibition offers a fascinating look into evolution of Japanese design. A country steeped in tradition, Japan was quickly forced to embrace contemporary building styles after the devastation left in the wake of the war. Perfectly capturing some of the most incredible feats in Japanese architecture over the 70 years, this exhibition is a must-see for the design-obsessed.