Our April highlights
Opening just before Britain's General Election, this exhibition examines the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection. Specially commissioned interventions will be stationed throughout the Museum, raising questions about the opportunities, obligations and limits to participation within the V&A. The exhibition will also explore the role of design and architecture in defining areas including civic identity, technology, security and democracy.Read more
This new exhibition, displayed within the ornate setting of Danson House, celebrates the impact of eighteenth-century art and design on British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Designs and outfits on show reference the Rococo paintings of French artists Watteau and Boucher. Working with pieces loaned from the V&A, the exhibition will also showcase pieces from Westwood's earlier creations including the Cut, Slash and Pull and Mini Crini collections.Read more
It's all about modern interpretations of traditional Indian dishes at this attractive Indian restaurant in Croydon. Decor and presentation mark it out as a step above your typical curry house, too. A la carte options such as crayfish salad with Mumbai onion, pepper, avocado, coconut and lemon juice, salmon and cod pakora, and a Keralan alappuzha fish curry with salmon, ginger, cocum, coconut and curry leaves are served alongside tasting menus - available with matching wines, too. Indian Sunday brunches also prove popular, with oothappam pancakes, Indian omelettes and egg bhurji alongside chicken tikka, roasted leg of lamb Hyderabad Nawab style, tandoori paneer and dhahi wada - black gram dumplings in yoghurt, mustard and cumin. You can team it all with Champagne, should you wish.