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Check out the seven best events in the capital this bank holiday week, all vying for your attention.

S.O.S – The Titanic Centenary
BFI Southbank

This April marks the centenary of the infamous ship’s sinking. The DiCaprio- Winslet film is back on screens in 3D, ITV has a mini-series and the BFI has a host of events, too. There’s various big-screen retellings of the sinking (A Night to Remember and German portrayal Titanic + In Nacht und Eis, with a decidedly anti-Brit POV); multi-media production The Debris Field looking at the cultural fallout from the ship’s ill fated voyage; and a special event about the Titanic film that was almost Alfred Hitchcock’s first US movie. 

Apr 11-28 Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT
Tube | 
Waterloo 
bfi.org.uk 

 

Street art tour and workshop

From forgotten concrete wasteland to cultural and creative thriving hotbed, London’s East End has undergone
a sparkling rejuvenation and Alternative London’s graffiti tour and workshop takes you through the heart of the Brick Lane area, with the opportunity to create your very own spraycan work of art for all to see.

Sat, 10am-2pm
Brick Lane, E1 6SA
Tube | 
Liverpool Street 
alternativeldn.co.uk
 

 

Flight BA2012

 These BA Great Briton-boasting pop- up events celebrate the ‘Isles of Wonder’ ahead of the Games, with a craftily constructed dining room (dinner’s sold out, though), art gallery, cinema and bar. Talent on show includes the Timothy Spall-starring short Boy and BA2012 ‘Dove’ designer, Pascal Anson. 

Apr 10-13, 16 & 17. 6pm-11pm
3-10 Shoreditch High Street
Tube | Shoreditch High Street
facebook.com/britishairways

 

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough

Illustrator David Bray, who has worked for the likes of H&M, Puma and Harvey Nics, unleashes his new set of precision works, which incorporate as many women, animals and skulls as Bray fans might expect to encounter in his finely drawn, ink-penned one-of-a-kind creations.  

Apr 6-29. 11am-6pm
Ben Oakley Gallery, SE10 9JA. 

Tube | Cutty Sark, Greenwich 
benoakleygallery.com

  

Future Cinema: Bugsy Malone
The Troxy

This run of Bugsy-movie events comes to a halt at the end of this month, so you’ve got only a few days left to don your finest suit and get down to the regenerated Troxy for an evening of 1920s-themed gangsters and molls with a screening of the ace food-fight musical. Sing along, pick up a pie and toss it towards the nearest unsuspecting face, and embrace your film-loving inner child. 

Apr 11-14, 16, 19, 20, 22-29. 6.30pm
490 Commercial Road, E1 OHX
Tube | 
Limehouse 
futurecinema.co.uk
 
 

Marilyn

The original bombshell blonde, Marilyn Monroe, takes centre stage for this collection of photos and paraphernalia, which includes shots from Norma Jeans’ movies, off-screen images from throughout her career, as well as dresses that she wore in some of her most famous films. 

Daily. 10am-5.30pm
Getty Images Gallery, W1W 8DX 
Tube | Oxford Circus 
gettyimagesgallery.com

 

Far East Film Fest

 The fourth annual Terracotta Film Fest features everything from comedy and drama to horror (including a fright-night triple bill on Friday). Korean war epic My Way opens the show, with the all-China funded comedy Inseperable, co-starring Kevin Spacey, closing the proceedings.

Thurs-Sun.10.30am
Prince Charles Cinema, WC2H 7BY 
Tube | Leicester Square
terracottafestival.com

 


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