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EXHIBITION: Nelson Mandela Art Exhibition
■ Cranleigh Arts Centre ■ Tue 3 – Sat 14 March

Presented by Belgravia Gallery, this exhibition will display the collection of signed artwork produced by Nelson Mandela in the early 2000s after his release from prison and time as President of South Africa. As an iconic figure in recent history, this exhibition is sure to be a hit with everyone.


■ Fairfield Halls, Croydon ■ Thu 5 – Sat 7 March

Zog is super eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. But will clumsy Zog succeed? Head to Fairfield Halls with your little ones for the on-stage adaption of the famous 2010 picture book by Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.

COMEDY: Tom Rosenthal: Manhood
■ G Live, Guildford ■ Sat 7 March

Recognise this face from Friday Night Dinner or maybe Plebs? Tom is a rising star in the comedy world and has taken his quick wit to the stage for his very own stand up tour. We predict giggles on tap!

OUTDOORS: Herald of Spring
■ Bourne Hall, Ewell ■ Sat 7 March

There’s fun and games for all the family with a range of activities, beautiful floral displays, an indoor market, and this year there is a 60s theme. Be sure to stick around to see the contestants of this year’s Great Scarecrow Competition, which also has a 60s theme. John Lennon in scarecrow form, anyone?

TALK: An Evening with Nick Butter – The Tales of an Extraordinary World First Expedition
■ Electric Theatre, Guildford ■ Sat 7 March

In November 2019, Nick Butter was named the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world. And here we were proud of accomplishing Park Run this weekend! His tales of muggings, war zones, dog attacks, extreme exhaustion, and the sheer scale and diversity of our planet makes for a very insightful and interesting evening.

EVENGT: #March4Women and WOW Festival
■ Royal Festival Hall, London ■ Sun 8 March

Celebrate International Women’s with these two events in London – the Women of the World Festival at the Royal Festival Hall and the Care International #March4Women Rally. The WOW Festival is from 12noon-1.15pm (tickets £5) and features Emeli Sandé and RAYE performing alongside a star-studded line-up of musicians, actors, climate experts, youth activists and women directly impacted by the climate emergency. It’s followed by the #March4Women Rally which starts at 1.45pm from Whitehall Place and ends at Parliament Square with guest appearances and speeches. The march is free, but you must register. This year’s march and rally will call for action on the double injustice of climate change and gender inequality.

EXHIBITION: Norman Ackroyd: Etching the Archipelago
■ Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Compton ■ opens Fri 28 Feb – 19 April

St Kilda Morning, Norman Ackroyd, Etching and Aquatint

Watts Contemporary Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Norman Ackroyd, widely acclaimed as Britain’s foremost contemporary etcher and a leading landscape artist and printmaker. The exhibition brings together more than 40 aquatint etchings – including a number of new prints – inspired by the artist’s expeditions to the edge of the British Archipelago over almost 50 years.

EXHIBITION: David Hockney – Ways of Working
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ ends Sun 19 April

David Hockney, ‘Portrait of Sir David Webster’ 1971 © David Hockney. Photo Credit Richard Schmidt

An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. This exhibition takes an in-depth look at Hockney’s ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, spanning six decades of creative output.

LONDON EXHIBITION: Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
■ V&A Museum, London ■ ends 8 March 2020 

Curated in collaboration with the lauded avant garde Vogue portrait and fashion photographer, this will feature some of Walker’s seminal, fantastical images from his 25-year career, featuring major celebs including Kate Moss, Sir David Attenborough, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Björk and many more. You can also see 10 new photographic series created for the show, by Walker, influenced by the museum’s exhibits.

EXHIBITION: Polesden Voices
■ Polesden Lacey, near Dorking ■ ends 22 July

Find out the stories of the people who lived and worked at Polesden Lacey over the last century in this exhibtion. It’s open daily in the house from noon and from 11am on weekends. Normal admission applies.

LONDON EXHIBITION: Abba – Super Troupers
■ O2, London ■ ends 21 Aug 2020

Mama Mia! A brand new (and, quite frankly, must-see) exhibition is coming to The O2, London this month – ABBA: Super Troupers is a journey through the Swedish band’s career and will feature personal items and artefacts never seen before in the UK (6 Dec – 21 Aug 2020).

THEATRE: Time Machine
■ London Library, London ■ until 5 April

The Creation Theatre crew are heading to the Big Smoke! In this moving (literally) production, small audiences will be led through the vast London Library as Time Machine, which explores themes of neuroscience, big data, genomics and global connectedness, unfolds. Knowing Creation, it’s bound to be brilliant.

■ Maddox Gallery, London ■ 2 – 24 Mar

To mark International Women’s Day, this new exhibition aims to redefine the conversation around women in art and raise awareness for brilliant female artists that champion women in their work. Artists exhibiting include Coco Davez, Sophia Tea and Lauren Baker.


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