Unmissable Things to Do In London in March 2019

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.

Goodbye Europe | Hackney Picturehouse, Hackney Central | Fri 29 March | 7pm | £5

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.

Making an Exit Chisenhale Dance Space

Making an Exit | Chisenhale Dance Space | 29-30 March | 8am-8am | £15

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 Queen of Club Nights | Wilton’s Music Hall | Fri 29 March | 9.30pm | £15

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.

Film

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.

Night out

Umm Kulthum | Rich Mix, Shoreditch | Sat 9 March | 9pm | £13.38

‘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!’

Vitalic | Electric Brixton | Fri 15 March | 10.30pm | £15 +fees

Electro disco multi-instrumentalist Vitalic (aka Pascal Arbez-Nicolas) presents a belter of a night out at Electric Brixton.

Festivals

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

See Through

See Through | Vault Festival, Waterloo | 8-9 March | 6pm | £15

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

Knowledge Night at UCL

Knowledge Night: Migration | Octagon Gallery, UCL | Fri 8 March | 6pm | £5

Join cultural commentators and academics including Dr Humera Iqbal to talk about migration, culture and ideas of identity.

Brick Lane Traces | Meet outside Christchurch Spitalfields | Sun 10 March | 6.30pm | Free

See the walls of Brick Lane come to life with live projections revealing the stories behind the epicentre of east London life.

Queer Squatting

Queer(er) Squatting| Sutton House | Fri 22 March | 6.30pm | £10/5

Squatters used to have rights in the UK, and this event by National Trust is key to understanding London’s queer radical history.

Curios

In Transition- Tinderdust: The Ether | Ugly Duck Southwark | 8-9 March | 10.30pm | £15.40

The future is now with this festival full of holographic technology, augmented reality, projection mapping, and light sculptures.

Femme Fatality | Theatre Deli – The Old Library, SE5 | Sat 16 March | 6pm | £10

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.

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Rupert Dannreuther

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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.