What’s on Monday 27th February, 2012 – Events in London

Our what’s on guide for Monday 27th February has all the best events and attractions in London.
Aida at Royal Albert Hall

PickVerdi’s “Aida”, performed ‘in the round’

23rd February – 11th Mar 2012  •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonThis spectacular version of Verdi's "Aida" will be performed 'in the round' amongst the ruins of Ancient Egypt. The epic work explores the tragic love triangle between the Ethiopian slave girl Aida, the King's daughter …more
Hayward Gallery

Jeremy Deller: Joy In People

22nd February – 13th May 2012  •  Hayward Gallery, LondonAs a former Turner Prize winner, Jeremy Deller has become hugely influential in the world of contemporary art. This exhibition will survey the breadth of his career, and provide an overview of his work so far. It will …more
Courtauld Gallery

CheapMondrian || Nicholson: In Parallel

16th February – 20th May 2012  •  Courtauld Gallery, LondonThe Courtauld Gallery is putting on a special exhibition which follows the friendship that developed between Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson -- two of the leading forces of abstract art. Using major paintings and reliefs …more
Tate Britain

Pick“Picasso and Britain” exhibition

15th February – 15th July 2012  •  Tate Britain, London"Picasso and Britain" will explore the artist's lifelong connections with this country. The exhibition will consist of 150 works charting Picasso's rise in Britain, tracing the ways in which his work was exhibited and …more
Jackie Mason at Wyndham’s Theatre

PickComedy legend Jackie Mason — his farewell UK show

13th February – 17th Mar 2012  •  Wyndham’s Theatre, LondonJackie Mason is back in town with "Fearless" -- his farewell show in the UK. Jackie's politically incorrect and acerbic wit will be aimed at everything from the ecomony and the US presidential race to the Olympics, David …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
Buckingham Palace

PickFreeChanging the Guard, at Buckingham Palace

1st – 29th February 2012 (odd numbered days only)  •  Buckingham Palace, LondonStrolling down The Mall to Buckingham Palace and watching the "Changing of the Guard" is one of the must-do events in everyone's itinerary. The new set of guards arrive on the forecourt accompanied by a military band, …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
 

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