March in the capital brings with it a warmer tide of celebrations. From flowers on Mother's Day, through to eggs on Easter Sunday - and not to forget the first bank holiday of the year - there's plenty to throw yourself into as spring approaches. Here's our pick of the best events to keep you happy during the month of March.
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Our March highlights
Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Florentine painter of exquisite mythological scenes (including that sad-eyed Venus being born from a sea shell), as well as graceful pictures of the Madonna and Child and countless flattering portraits of his Medici paymasters, was immensely popular in his lifetime.Read more
A Shoreditch car park is transfored into a food-focused party for this weekly night market which features a revolving cast of traders. Dishes from all over the world are served from stalls and trucks; regular options include Venezuelan beef arepas (maize flour flatbreads), vegan hand-made pasta, Brazilian chorizo wraps, Belgina waffles and the ubiquitous (but undeniably delicious) pulled pork in a soft brioche bun.Read more
Transfers to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited 12 week West End run from 15th March. The set is white-tiled, Dettol-clean – a urinal or two would not look out of place there – but instead what we are greeted with is Chekhov. The woman on stage is playing Nina from ‘The Seagull’, yet quickly she begins to flail and plummet.Read more
Martin Parr has spent his career casting a quizzical eye over Britain, so he’s the ideal person to curate a show that looks at how international photographers from the 1930s to today have captured the social, cultural and political identity of the UK through the camera lens.Read more
Parents can introduce their little ones to the programmes they watched and adored as wee nippers thanks to this retrospective exhibition of Smallfilms - Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin's production company whose fantastic output includes The Clangers, Bagpuss and other creations such as Pogles Wood and Ivor the Engine.Read more