25th Jan 2012 2:10pm | By Editor
Here are the events not to miss in London this March
St. David’s Day celebrates the patron saint of Wales, a monk named St David, who, legend has it, died on the first of March.
So grab a leek or a daffodil - here's a list of venues in London that will be putting on events or serving special menus for the day.
The Famous 3 King's
171 North End Road, W14
020 7603 6071
London Welsh Centre
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1
London Welsh RFC
Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey
020 8940 2368
The leading American-Canadian singer-songwriter will perform his settings of five of Shakespeare’s sonnets, two of which were featured on his 2010 album, "All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu."
Wainwright performs the sonnets with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in an event that also features readings of the sonnets of veteran stage actress Siân Phillips, music from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, Erich Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing suite and more.
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8BS
March 8-September 30
This small exhibition honors the centenary of history’s most famous maritime disaster - the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. Letters, photographs and personal objects gathered by author Walter Lord, who featured them in A Night to Remember, will be on display.
Royal Museums Greenwich
Romney Rd, London, United Kingdom SE10 9NF
March 10-September 22
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street transfers to London’s West End for a limited run at the Adelphi Theatre. Imelda Staunton of Harry Potter fame and theater vet Michael Ball star as the malicious duo Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett.
The Strand, London WC2R 0NS
Tube: Charing Cross
120 galleries with an array of contemporary art from just £50 up to £4,000 will be on display at this year’s Affordable Art Fair.
Over 18,000 visitors attended the fair last year, which was founded in 1999 as a way to make contemporary artwork more accessible.
Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Tube: Sloane Square
The race, which runs 4.25 miles along the River Thames, is one of London’s longest running sporting traditions and brings over 400 crews from around the world to compete every year.
The annual event began in 1926 as a way for crews to practice long rows in the off-season.
River Thames, Mortlake to Putney
Irish songstress Camille O’Sullivan, who’s sold out solo shows at Sydney Opera House, Roundhouse and Royal Festival Hall, will lead the St Patty’s Day celebrations with a full set with her band followed by a late night ceili.
O’Sullivan, who has also performed with Jarvis Cocker and Damien Rice and acted alongside Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, will be joined at Roundhouse by Damien O’Kane, Hot Sprockets and London Lasses.
Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH
Tube: Chalk Farm
Opens March 26
After a two-and-a-half month, £12 million transformation, Kensington Palace reopens on March 26 with a brand new permanent exhibition, Victoria Revealed.
Victoria Revealed is an intimate look at the life and reign of Queen Victoria through her own words - inspired by extracts from her own journals and correspondence. The exhibition also features displays of personal objects and artworks, along with the dress she wore when she held her first Privy Council and the first document she approved as the new reigning monarch.
The Broadwalk, Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom W8 4PX
Tube: High Street Kensington/Notting Hill Gate
Opens March 31
Fans of the blockbuster film series will get to explore actual sets from the seven films, including the Gryffindor Common Room, the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office.
Iconic props such as Harry’s Nimbus 2000 broomstick and Hagrid’s motorcycle will also be on display, and visitors will have a chance to see how creatures like Fawkes the phoenix and Buckbeak the hippogriff were brought to life.
Warner Bros Studio
Aerodrome Way, Leavesden, Hertfordshire WD25 7LS
Transport: Watford Jct rail then bus
£28, £21 children
March 31-August 12
The exhibit, which features over 300 works from across Britain in fine art, fashion, ceramics, furniture, photography and more, celebrates the best of British art and design in the last 50 years.
The exhibition explores turning points in the history of British design and how the country today continues to be a leader across the globe in creativity and design.
V&A, Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom SW7 2RL
Tube: South Kensington
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