march things to do in london

Things To Do in London in March 2016

The spring is here & our things to do in London in March are sure to make your bulbs bloom!

This month’s top picks include horse dancing, a Taiwanese street market, Shakespearean Bingo & many more…

Festivals

convergence

convergence | 10-20 March | Various Locations & Prices

A festival fusing music, art and technology with top pioneers Of Montreal (pictured above), The Correspondents & Lamb.

much ado about bingo shakespeare weekender

Much Ado About Bingo at Shakespeare Weekender | Sat 5 & Sun 6 March| Barbican | Free

A Bard weekend bonanza featuring Boogaloo Stu’s 70s TV cringe master general presenting a sensationally silly musical bingo party. All for free!

Plus if while you’re at the Barbican why not have a burger feast with Hydrocracker’s Shakespeare a la Carte, a live performance & dining experience not to be missed.

Wo! Show & Tell | 14-19 March | Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs | Various Prices

A dynamite week of theatre, comedy, spoken word and film exploring women’s voices. Highlights for us include:

Theatre & Shows

eastern european for dummies

Eastern European for Dummies | Fri 18 March | 4.30pm & 7.30pm | Rich Mix, Shoreditch | £8/6/5

Bojana Jankovic and Dana Olarescu open up the immigration debate & scrap some stereotypes behind all the scandalous headlines.

bartabas golgota

Golgota by Bartabas & Andrés Marín | 14-21 March | Sadler’s Wells | From £12

Four horses perform live on stage in this Spanish spectacle of art, music & flamenco dance.

Nando Messias: A Sissy’s Progress | 17-18 March | Toynbee Hall, Aldgate East | £10/8

After being beaten up in a homophobic attack Nando Messias is reclaiming the streets in this defiant walking performance with a live brass band.

theseus beefcake

Theseus Beefcake by Panic Lab | Weds 9-Fri 11 March | The Albany, Deptford | £12/10

Joseph Mercier and Jordan Lennie create a duet performance oozing with testosterone. The macho romp is a collision of mixed martial arts, death metal, American frat culture, rodeos, pornography and Greek mythology.

Comedy & Cabaret

Lady Rizo: Multiplied | Mon 7-Sat 26 March | Soho Theatre | £15-25

Chanteuse & new mother Lady Rizo explores how fecundity and parenthood fit with the revelry of showbiz with her sassy pop versions of classics and LR originals.

spencer jones

Spencer Jones is the Herbert in Proper Job | Tue 8 – Sat 19 Mar | 7.30pm | £12.50/10

Slapstick king of mime Spencer Jones is ripping up the comedy rule book. Catch him before he goes interstellar!

If You Kiss Me Kiss Me | 10 March-16 March | Young Vic, Waterloo | From £10

Jane Horrocks channels the music of The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, The Human League, The Buzzcocks, Soft Cell and more in this part gig, part dance show.

Film & Music

bfi flare the pass

BFI Flare | 16-27 March | BFI Southbank | Various Prices & Times

A celebration of the best new and classic LGBT films from around the world.

hail caesar

Hail, Caesar! | Fri 4 March | In Cinemas All Over London

An old-fashioned comedy romp from the Coen Brothers.

soas free film festival

SOAS Free Film Festival | 7-12 March | SOAS, Russell Square | Free

The first student run outing from the free film festival movement includes some true undiscovered classics like Fan Popo’s documentaries from China (pictured).

Yo Sissy! | Sat 19 March | Doors 5pm | The Glory, Haggerston | £10/7

Berlin comes to London with this queer music festival packed with live performances & DJs.

Markets & Sales

the sample sale

The Sample Sale | 4-6 March | Victoria House, Holborn | £5

Snap up some bargain design pieces including prototypes, ex display & overstocks in this killer sale.

taiwanese food market

Taiwanese Street Food & Night Market | 11-13 March | Dumpling Heart, Shoreditch | Free Entry

Yummy Taiwanese grub + fashion and art at this hidden gem amongst the hipster triangle of Shoreditch.

Tottenham Green Market | Sundays from 13 March | Town Hall Approach Road Tottenham | Free Entry

North London’s top street food & eclectic market is back for 2016 with some delicious treats. Stalls featured include Mexican tacos & wraps from Pink Cactus, Mauritian dishes from House of Dodo, Venezuelan Arepas from Guasaccaca, dreamy Indian inspired Street food from Social Enterprise DEVIS & Posh Chips from Poptata.

wasted chic

Wasted Chic | Sat 5 March | McQueen, Shoreditch | Free Entry

Next generation fashion market for the pomo fashionista with glitter galore, DJs & cocktails.

Did we forget anything for our top things to do in London in March?

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Rupert Dannreuther

About 

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.