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Things to do in London 22nd March – 30th March 2013

It’s nearly Easter folks! Although the weather isn’t at its best at the moment, here is a summary of things to do in London that are worth checking out in the next week. Just make sure you bring an umbrella!

Check out H&M’s New store & Other Stories in Regent Street


The new fashion brand & Other Stories will be offering women a wide range of shoes, bags, accessories, beauty and ready-to-wear to create their personal style, or story. The lines are diverse, ranging from masculine tailoring to feminine chic and are designed to provide endless styling choices.


Summer Series at Somerset House returns

Summer Series at Somerset House returns with a stellar line up of open air concerts, Basement Jaxx, Goldfrapp and newcomer Lianne La Havas are just a few of the the amzing artists that will be playing at Somerset house in July.

Book tickets to see how the Olympic park is being transformed

Now that the Olympics are over, lots of work is being done to convert the Olympic site into a public space, housing and the first set of events will be happening this June.

To book a seat on the tour bus visit: http://noordinarypark.co.uk/events/?yr=2013&mo=4

Attend a private view of winning artists from The Other Art Fair




Visit the Wellcome Collection’s  new Exhibiton – Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan Thursday 28 March 2013

The Spring exhibition brings together more than 300 works for the first major display of Japanese Outsider Art in the UK. The 46 artists represented in the show are residents and day attendees at social welfare institutions across Honshu, Japan’s largest island. The wonderfully diverse collection comprises ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture and drawings.

 Check back this weekend to find out about special Easter themed events in London!

Lanky Girl’s Advent Calendar 11th Dec: Christmas Pop-up Exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, 12th Dec 2012

An affordable art exhibition opens at the Truman Brewery tomorrow (12th December) where you will be able to buy art by emerging artists for under 150 pounds. The exhibition will have a broad selection of prints, posters, photographs, original illustrations, sculptures, and cards, to be presented as a salon-style exhibition for the Christmas shoppers. So if you are still looking for a Christmas present for that arty farty person in your life, get down there pronto. The Christmas party and opening night will take place Wednesday 12 December 6 – 8.30pm.

Christmas Pop Up Show
Christmas Pop Up Show

For more information visit: http://www.thebricklanegallery.com/

Date For Your Diary – Big Draw, Big Make Event at The V&A Museum, Sunday 30th September 2012


On Sunday 30th September 2012 from 11.00am the V&A will be launching Big Draw 2012. Enjoy talks and demonstrations by top designers Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and Richard Seymour, illustrator Quentin Blake and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe.

Visit pop-up studios to invent products for the future, design new buildings, illustrate fashion or books. Play collaborative digital drawing games, get portfolio advice from experts, and watch seven teams of top cartoonists cross pencils in the Battle of the Cartoonists and meet CBeebies star Mister Maker.

Big Draw 2012 is a festival of over 1000 events taking place across the UK and in 20 other countries throughout October. For more information about Big Draw 2012 visit www.campaignfordrawing.org

You can download the programme here.

All activities are free, but some require advance booking.

For more information please visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/1868/big-draw-big-make-3044/

Upcoming Mastercard Priceless London Events – Dates for Your diary!

Lanky Girl has been given the heads up on some MasterCard Priceless London Events coming soon. For those who don’t know these FREE Priceless Nights are part of MasterCard’s Priceless London programme, which offers all MasterCard holders that register on PricelessLondon.co.uk exclusive experiences and privileged access to the very best of the capital’s music, theatres, museums, restaurants, retail, sport and attractions.

Those who are lucky enough to bag a ticket will be greeted with complimentary champagne and canapes on arrival and able to experience the event in a relaxed atmosphere away from the crowds. You can read about one I attended here.

So coming up, make sure you are registered to know when to book!

Monday 18th June – Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 – The V&A


The first of these events will take place at the beautiful V&A museum and will focus on the hugely popular exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950. As well as seeing some of the most beautiful gowns that have been made in the last 70 years, guests will also be treated to an exclusive introductory curator talk before experiencing the collection in an intimate group of MasterCard guests.

Thursday 5th July – Launchpad – The Science Museum 

This event gives MasterCard holders the chance to learn some amazing facts on science from museum scientists and experience a series of thrilling workshops. Guests will be led through an adventure of science and space with talks on physics and chemistry as well as access to unseen exhibits and exclusive workshops, all in the company of just a few fellow guests.

 Wednesday 18th July – British Design: 1948-2012 – The V&A


The final event returns to the famous V&A museum for a night celebrating the best of British design. Featuring the pinnacle of post-war British design excellence from the 1948 ‘austerity games’ to the summer of 2012, the exhibition reveals how British designers have responded to economic, political and cultural forces that have fundamentally shaped how we live today. With an exclusive curator talk and inspiring entertainment, this is an amazing opportunity to view one of the major exhibitions of 2012 away from the crowds.

Please visit http://www.mastercard.co.uk/priceless-cities/london/ for more information.