Douglas & Gordon March Events Guide

Friday, March 13, 2015 by

North of the river

Thunder

The British rock band Thunderwill soon emerge from the studio with a brand new album and their own long-awaited shows. Performing in association with Live Nation, the band will be delivering a set of stone-cold hits alongside new material from one of the landmark albums of their illustrious career. Don’t miss their performance at Eventim Apollo on Saturday, 14th March. Doors will open at 7pm. Ticket prices are £34.25.

British & International Franchise Exhibition

Uncover the world of franchising at Olympia National this weekend until Saturday, 14th March. Discover how to run your own business with the support of an established brand at London’s largest franchise exhibition. Join thousands of visitors who are looking to adopt one of the UK’s most successful business models by owning a franchise. With hundreds on offer, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Business sectors include food & drink, sports & fitness, retail, property management, travel and children’s activities. Doors will open at 10am.

Ideal Home Show

Ideal Home Show will return to its original home of Olympia London for its 107th year from 20th March – 6th April 2015. Ideal Home is the world's biggest home show which, since its launch at Olympia in 1908, has been helping to transform Britain’s homes and gardens for decades. From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, you’ll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show. Doors will open at 10am. Ticket prices start from £12.

Fulham Palace

Visit Fulham Palace during the 21st – 29th March and enjoy the young archaeologists’ club and the monthly historical tours or garden walks to view the country residence of the Bishop of London, Lord of the Manor of Fulham, which in the last century became his only home.

Royal Society of British Artists

The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition presents the best of contemporary painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing sourced from member artists and through open submission. Styles range from photo-realism to abstract. The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship. This display will run until Saturday, 21st March at Mall Galleries. Doors will open at 10am. Ticket prices are £3.

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire will host ‘To Kill a King’, ‘Comedy Warehouse – Mother’s Day Special’, ‘Europe/Black Star Riders’ and ‘St. Paul and the Broken Bones’ performing live on various days between 14th – 28th March. Show times and ticket prices vary.

St John’s Church

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Visit the St John’s market on North End Road in Fulham. Browse through beautiful handmade crafts, gifts, new and old handbags, dress jewellery and much more - held weekly every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8am until 2pm.

Brook Green Market

West London’s brand new Brook Green Market at Addison Primary School in Addison Gardens is a one-stop-shop for fantastically fresh produce, on-trend street food, innovative master classes and maybe even somewhere to meet some new foodie friends!The market is open every Saturday from 10am-3pm.

Partridges Food Market

With 70 diverse stalls selling everything from cakes to speciality breads, and cheese to pies, this gourmet food market sees small producers, farmers and start-up businesses sharing their passion and expertise with the public. The market takes place every Saturday from 10am until 4pm at Duke of York Square.  It is a great place to buy lunch with international stalls selling sushi, Caribbean dishes, Moroccan cuisine and empanadas from Argentina. Stalls include The Ethiopian Coffee Company, Fatman Chilli, Comptoir Gourmand, the French Patisserie and The Pancake Man.

Comedy Store

As always you can enjoy the ‘Best in Stand Up’ at the Comedy Store every weekend this March. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices start from £14.

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014

This is your last chance to visit the wedding dress 1775-2014 exhibition. Trace the eternal fashion of the wedding dress and discover the most romantic, glamorous and iconic dresses from the last 200 years. This magical exhibition highlights exceptional craftsmanship and brings together couture and designer-made wedding garments from key fashion designers including Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang. Join in and share the stories behind the outfits, celebrating the most comprehensive, nostalgic and evocative collection of wedding dresses and bridal fashions ever. This display runs until 15th March 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

The exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.This display runs until 2nd August 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

South of the river

The Rock Farm Family day

Enjoy the Rock Farm Family Day at The Bedford on Sunday, 15th March. Bring your family and relish in an excellent roast and entertainment for both adults and kids. It is the perfect way to spend your Mother’s Day having fun and making memories. Doors will open at 12pm. Ticket prices start at £2.

Lorraine & Alan

‘Lorraine & Alan’ is a modern re-telling of the Selkie myth with live electronic sound design, song and several hundred plastic bottles. It is about co-dependency and how those we love shape who we are. Showing at the Battersea Arts Centreuntil Saturday, 14th March. Doors will open at 9pm. Ticket prices are £12.

New Wimbledon Theatre

Experience one of the biggest selling classical artistes of all time, Russell Watson, as she performs live at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Saturday, 14th March. And if you are a Fureys fans, see them take the stage on Sunday, 15th March. Doors for both performances will open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices vary.

Polka Theatre

Take the kids out to see one of these three stories this month: ‘I Believe in Unicorns’, ‘My Father and Other Superheroes’ and ‘Error 404’, showing at the Polka Theatre. Show dates and times vary. Ticket prices start from £11.50.

Half Moon

The Half Moon will host daily performances every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, 29th March. With artists such as the Boom Band, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam band, Who’s Who, Absolute Bowie and Noa Alvarez to name a few taking the stage, you can expect a fun and unforgettable night every time. Show times and ticket prices vary.

Fiction

See ‘Fiction’ showing at the Battersea Arts Centre until Saturday, 21st March. Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. With the audience wearing headphones, it is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Tickets prices are £15.

Venn Street Market 

Visit the Venn Street Market on the A3 just off the South Circular. Stop by for some locally sourced fresh seasonal fruit and veg; fresh Dorset fish from day boats; organic and free range meat, milk, eggs and poultry; artisan breads; award-winning cheeses; charcuterie; gluten free, vegan and vegetarian sweets and savouries;  and pastries, cakes, tarts and brownies. Open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Hourglass Festival

A multi-art-form festival of bold new work, full of fresh ideas, radical discussions and the hottest talent in live performance, music and spoken word. The Hourglass Festival will take place at the Battersea Arts Centre from 24th – 29th March. Show times and ticket prices vary.

 

If there are any events you think we should know about, don’t hesitate to let us know.