Roxy’s pick: Equality and power
Are you also interested in gender equality and emotionally strong performing arts? Look no further: Metta Theatre combines visual symbolism with emotionally powerful performances.
Metta Theatre has a strong commitment to gender equality with at least 50 percent female performers in their artwork. They also work hard to integrate disabled artists into their projects. Metta Theatre’s residency at Victoria and Albert Museum coincides with a UK wide celebration of 250 years of circus this year.
Metta Theatre V&A Circus Residents, Residents Studio 1, Sackler Centre for Arts Education. Friday, 6 April 2018 – Wednesday, 20 June 2018. Admission: free.
Hannele’s pick: Get your home that springlook
Now it’s time to conjure a unique spring look to your home and give room for beauty. To chase an inspiration, I recommend you to head at Spitalfields Arts Market on the first weekend of April. There will be a wide selection of art to choose from, from paintings to photographs, suitable for every taste and budget. Even if I won’t find the perfect piece for my wall, I know I will be delighted with all the intriguing encounters with the artists.
Spitalfields Arts Market, Brushfield St, Spitalfields, London E1 6AA. 5.–8.4.2018. Admission: Free.
Oula’s pick: Hear the freshest jazz
Here I go with the jazz stuff again. The blooming jazz scene in London and the UK has been recognized all over the world as one of the most innovative musical movements of the moment. The recent success can be traced back to the grassroots level work done by a selected group of people who have provided a platform for young and talented artists to sharpen their skills. Jazz Re:freshed has been one of the major players, operating from Mau Mau Bar for the last 15 years in the highly gentrified Notting Hill. Pop into Mau Mau on a Thursday to check out new and exciting talent, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Next Jazz Re:freshed event, Phresoul @ Mau Mau Bar, 265 Portobello Road, W11 1LR. 19th of April at 8pm. Admission: £5.
Veera’s pick: Photos from the margins
Every single social group should have their own voice. I am very interested in society, politics, and history. That is why my choice this month is the exhibition Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins. The show focuses on people on the fringes of society in communities across the globe. The show features photographs by 20 photographers, from the 1950s to today. It covers themes such as drugs, addiction, sexuality, minorities and youth culture – discussing the idea of social outsiders as agents for change.
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins -exhibition, Barbican. Silk Street, London, City of London, EC2Y 8DS England. Open until 27th of May Sat-Wed 10am–6pm. Thu & Fri 10am–9pm. Admission: £13,50.
Keren´s pick: The Phantom of the Opera takes your breath away
Why not experience one of the most popular and award winning musical this April in London. As known musicals are one of the best cultural activities in London and I can highly recommend The Phantom of the Opera. The breathtaking music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. This tragic love story with amazing score, sets and special effects is performed every night.
The Phantom of The Opera: Her Majesty’s Theatre 57 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL. Admissions: Vary.