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This Week 13-19 March
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This Week 13-19 March

13 March 2017 Belphoebe New

The middle of March never feels like the most exciting time of the year, but fortunately this week there’s plenty of stimulating theatre to keep you on the edge of your seat, a beautiful and intimate exhibition on icon Amy Winehouse and an exciting new disco event arriving in the capital.

Black Magic Disco
 
Returning for 2017, Village Underground’s Black Magic Disco launch party brings together some world-renowned disco maestros. DJ Gerd Janson will be spinning some rare cuts and house records, whilst Norwegian DJ, producer and remixer Prins Thomas, best known for his side project with Lindstrøm, will bring his eclectic space sounds to keep the crowd moving and the dancefloor packed until closing. To top it off, suspended from the ceiling will be an incredible deconstructed disco ball installation. Disco devotees, don’t miss out.
 
Black Magic Disco takes place on 17 March at Village Underground. Find out more here and book tickets here.


 
London Beer Week
 
What’s your tipple? If you’re a serious beer fan, or you’re struggling to distinguish between a pale ale and stout, then head down to the huge range of events at London Beer Week. Spanning seven days, this festival will celebrate the best of the city’s beer scene with a dedicated beer village, events, brewery and taproom tours. From workshops where you’ll discover which beer is best to drink at certain types of year to tours around some of London’s best homegrown brewery talent, you’re guaranteed to be an expert by the end of the seven days. New this year is The Beer Edit, a special event offering fantastic pop-ups and immersive beer experiences.
 
London Beer Week takes place between 16 – 18 March. Find out more here.


 
Roman Tragedies
 
A six hour Shakespeare epic set in a conference centre may sound like a trial, but Roman Tragedies promises to be a constantly gripping and truly unique experience. Multiple screens relay non-stop media coverage, whilst the audience can move freely through the auditorium, have refreshments, watch the protagonists from different perspectives and live tweet the experience. Presenting Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Anthony and Cleopatra like you’ve never seen them before, this bold reimagining of Shakespeare encourages you to enjoy Shakespeare in a fast-paced media sphere.
 
Roman Tragedies will be performed at the Barbican theatre 17-19 March. Find out more and book tickets here.


Toneelgroep Amsterdam,Roman Tragedies, Bart Slegers, Roeland Fernhout, Hugo Koolschijn, Chris Nietvelt and Eelco Smits, photocredit Jan Versweyveld

 Don Juan in Soho
 
Doctor Who and famed Shakespeare actor David Tennant returns to the London stage this week in this hilarious and provocative play by Patrick Marber. Don Juan in Soho is based on Molière's tragicomedy Don Juan, but reinterprets the story for contemporary London, following the various adventures of the debauched protagonist (played by Tennant) as he cruelly seduces for his own gratification.
 
Don Juan plays at The Delfont Mackintosh Theatre 17 March – 10 June. Find out more and book tickets here.
 
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait
 
Hardly anyone has made a mark on the UK music scene quite like Amy Winehouse. With her heartbreaking vocals that evoke a wide range of musical styles including soul, blues and jazz, her prodigious talent was often overshadowed and misinterpreted by her constant persecution in the media. This exhibition by the Jewish museum seeks to show a much more intimate and moving account of the life of Amy. Family photographs stand alongside personal belongings and some of her outfits, giving a rare and special insight into an icon.
 
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait runs 16 March – 23 September at The Jewish Museum. Admission is £8.50. Find out more here.


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