London Events to Attend this March
February has officially ended, and with Spring right around the corner, there’s a list-full of things to do this March! Kicking things off with a bang, March starts with Pancakes (for Pancake Day) and Guinness ( for St Patrick’s Day) before featuring two major holidays celebrating women (International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day of course).
Not only that but March commemorates the start of the next, hopeful season – Spring. In fact, you can probably expect to catch a few sunny days at the tail-end of the month. So this March it’s time to come out of hibernation and explore all that London has to offer!
WOW: Women Of the World Festival
The WOW Festival is the world’s biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls, and non-binary people. And for the first time in what feels like forever, it’s taking place in person at Southbank Centre from the 11th – 13th March. If you’ve never been to a WOW festival before, here’s what you can expect this year: A phenomenal line-up of world-class speakers, activists, performances, and interactive workshops.
What’s New in Theatres
Mike Bartlett’s ‘Cock’
In the latest edition of Mike Bartlett’s 2009 play ‘Cock’, we meet a man called John who is happy in himself, and with his boyfriend, until one day he meets the woman of his dreams. This satirical drama follows John as he struggles to choose between his long-term male partner and a charming woman. By doing so, we (the audience) are questioned ‘In a world full of endless possibilities why must we still limit ourselves with labels?’.
And what’s more, you can expect to see a few familiar faces such as Taron Egerton (who stars in Rocketman & Kingsman), and John Bailey (Netflix’s Bridgerton). The play is directed by Marianne Elliot (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). So if you’re interested, it’s playing at The Ambassadors Theatre for the next 12 weeks ( 5th March – 4th June), so get your tickets!
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day
London’s St Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade
Set on Sunday, the 13th March, The Mayor’s St Patrick’s Day festival is the biggest celebration of Irish culture and community in London. For guaranteed fun and rowdiness, follow the St Patrick’s Day Parade (complete with floats, marching bands, and colourful showmanship). This year’s festival line-up includes a boatload of live music and free entertainment.
This massive parade passes many iconic London sights before ending at Trafalgar Square and features a great line-up of Irish bands, culture, and celebrities.
Shamrock Sessions at BOXPARK Wembley
You’ll find plenty of Irish shenanigans at these shamrock sessions on March 17th for FREE in Wembley’s BOXPARK. Sing your way through the night as BARNSTORM performs some live traditional Irish songs alongside the latest and greatest party tunes. Running from 7 – 11pm.
The Other Art Fair
Head down to East London’s ‘The Other Art Fair’ and take home something original to spice up your living space for as little as £100. This month the fair is taking place at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane from the 17th to 20th March, and is more than just any old art fair – but an experience.
Combining affordable and original artworks and 140 independent artists with immersive installations, performances, DJs, and a fully stocked bar – you sure have a great time!