What’s on Friday 24th February, 2012 – Events in London

Le Nozze Di Figaro at Royal Opera House

PickMozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” — Royal Opera House

11th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, Friday 24th Feb & 28th February 2012  •  Royal Opera House, LondonThe Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Mozart's glorious comedy, "Le Nozze di Figaro". The plot revolves around Figaro's attempts to protect his love from the lusty looks of Count Almaviva, but the action soon …more
National Portrait Gallery

PickLucian Freud’s Portraits

9th February – 27th May 2012  •  National Portrait Gallery, LondonThis major new exhibition will focus on Lucian Freud's portraits -- a central theme throughout his career. It will be divided into broad themes from particular periods. For example, paintings of Freud's lovers, close …more
Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama exhibition

9th February – 5th June 2012  •  Tate Modern, LondonYayoi Kusama is probably best-known for her repeating dot patterns. Since 1977 this intriguing artist has spent much of her life living in a psychiatric institution, and her work has been touched by obsession and a desire …more
British Museum

OlympicsFreeSee the London Olympic medals, at the British Museum

8th February – 9th Sept 2012  •  British Museum, LondonThe British Museum will be hosting a small exhibition showcasing all the medals that can be won at the London Olympics. Also on show will be medals from the 1908 and 1948 London Olympics. The display will tell the complete …more
Victoria & Albert Museum

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton

8th February – 22nd Apr 2012  •  Victoria & Albert Museum, LondonCecil Beaton photographed The Queen as she went from being a princess to a monarch and a mother. This exhibition will feature nearly 100 of his best portraits. Also included are extracts from Beaton's own letters and …more
Hayward Gallery

CheapDavid Shrigley: Brain Activity

1st February – 13th May 2012  •  Hayward Gallery, LondonDavid Shrigley is best known for his witty and wry observations on everyday life. He uses a deliberately crude graphic style alongside an insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships. This exhibition …more
BFI Southbank

David Lynch film season, at BFI Southbank

1st – 29th February 2012  •  BFI Southbank, LondonBFI Southbank will be celebrating the career of one of Hollywood's most talked about directors with a month-long retrospective of David Lynch's films. Films include "Blue Velvet", "Dune", "The Elephant Man", "Eraserhead", …more
Sex With A Stranger at Trafalgar Studios

“Sex With A Stranger”, at Trafalgar Studios

1st – 25th February 2012  •  Trafalgar Studios, LondonWhen Adam leaves his girlfriend at home to attend a mate's birthday, he dosn't anticipate meeting Grace and ending up back at her flat... "Sex With A Stranger" is an excruciatingly accurate exploration of the time of our …more
Cartoon Museum

“Her Maj” — 60 years of portraits of the Queen in cartoons

1st February – 8th Apr 2012  •  Cartoon Museum, LondonThe Cartoon Museum will be marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a special exhibition of portraits drawn during the last 60 years. Some are affectionate, some are teasing, and some are totally unflattering, but their …more
Der Rosenkavalier at London Coliseum

Richard Strauss: “Der Rosenkavalier”

1st, 4th, 11th, 17th, Friday 24th Feb & 27th February 2012  •  London Coliseum, LondonRichard Strauss's Viennese comedy "Der Rosenkavalier" tells the tale of Octavian, who quickly loses his heart to Sophie when asked to deliver a rose on behalf of the elderly Baron Ochs. With 2,359 seats the London Coliseum …more
Tate Britain

“Migrations” exhibition — Tate Britain

31st Jan – 12th Aug 2012  •  Tate Britain, LondonCutting through 500 years of history, the exhibition will include works by Lely, Kneller, Mondrian, Bomberg and more. It was also explore the 16th and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish artists who came over in search of new …more
British Museum

Hajj — Journey to the heart of Islam

26th Jan – 25th Apr 2012  •  British Museum, LondonHajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and every muslim must make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least one time in their lives. This major new exhibition will chart the history of this journey, exploring how pilgrims have …more
 

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