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London events in March

Your guide to the best happenings in London this March

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Our March highlights

1

Lionel Richie

Did someone say 'Hello'? The multi-million-selling ex-Commodore raids his hefty back catalogue, from 'Easy' to 'Dancing on the Ceiling' for this epic O2 gig in March. Nobody does genteel loverman soul better than this...

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The O2 31 Mar 2015
2

Jungle

London's Jungle came from nowhere and became one of 2014’s hype sensations. They’ve released a series of steamy, grooving, disco-edged neo-soul tracks and sold out two London gigs last year. This Roundhouse gig shouldn't be missed.

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Roundhouse 03 Jun 2015
3

Inventing Impressionism

This touring show organised by the Philadelphia Museum of Art chronicles the key years between1865 and 1905 when Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Rue supported and inspired the likes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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National Gallery 31 May 2015
4

Noel Fielding Exhibition

Noel Fielding wears many hats: he's a comedian, actor, writer and DJ, as well as a fully-fledged artist. Having graduated from the Croydon School of Art, he's been exhibiting his work since 2008, with a string of shows across the capital. His latest offerings at the Royal Albert Hall include portraits of well-known musicians like The Beatles and Elvis Presley alongside more experimental pieces.

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Royal Albert Hall 15 Mar 2015 Free
5

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Savage Beauty, the first retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary creative talent, comes home to London after a triumphant run at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The most popular fashion exhibition in history, it’s the first retrospective of the work of the late designer, who was known for catwalk collections that were dramatic, dark and always boundary-pushing. Spanning his MA graduate collection to his unfinished AW 2010 collection, Savage Beauty is the hottest fashion ticket of 2015, so get booked in now.

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V&A Until Sun Aug 2
6

FutureFest

What does the future really hold for us? We're still holding out for tubes that fling us across town like they have in 'Futurama', but even if pipes aren't in the pipeline there are lots of advances to get excited about, and they'll all be explored on the line-up at this two-day festival of innovation. Expect discussions on the future of democracy, the security and technological changes behind the way we now use money and the effects of robots on the working world.

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Vinopolis 15 Mar 2015
7

Mother's Day in London

Get ahead of the game and plan the perfect Mothering Sunday pronto. From fancy food venues, to mum-friendly exhibitions – steal our fail-safe ideas and itineraries for Sunday March 15 and treat your mum to the mother of all Mother's Days.

Sun Mar 15. Various London venues

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By: Elizabeth Darke
8

St Patrick's Day in London

If anyone knows how to party, it's the Irish, and for St Patrick's Day they do it bigger and better than ever. On the Sunday before the big day (Sunday March 15) follow the St Paddy's Day Parade floats and marching band, then head to Trafalgar Square for a whole load o' craic at the annual festival. There'll be dancing, singing, Irish food, comedy and Gaelic-themed entertainment for the kids. Be sure to go green this March.

Tue Mar 17. Various London venues

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By: Elizabeth Darke
9

Play Holi with Dishoom

Welcome spring with Dishoom's take on the Hindu tradition of Holi: a party packed with colour, food and fun. Guests are encouraged to bring family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of storytelling and music which will culminate in the whole room flinging brightly coloured paint powders at each other. Much-loved Indian soft drinks Thums Up and Limca will be served on arrival, there'll be crafty activities for kids to help with and plenty of mithai – celebratory Indian sweets. Street food stalls from the likes of Pizza Pilgrims and Lily Vanilli will be on hand to provide extra sustenance. 

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Cubitt Square 29 Mar 2015
10

Simon Amstell – To Be Free

Critics' choice

Since ditching the bitchy world of pop music-based telly shows, Simon Amstell has made a stand-up career out of angst. He’s the epitome of melancholy, delving into his personal pit of poignancy so that we may laugh at his pain. He's dark, challenging and sensitive all at the same time and, above that, incredibly funny.

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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 28 Jun 2015
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angela dawodu
angela dawodu

Oh I love Suede, I think Brad Anderton has got a terrific voice, a bit annoying sometimes but generally good. In Britpop I also like Shed 7 when they did Go For Gold.