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London Insider Calendar: March 2017

A guide to the best creative events this month

Here is our line-up of the best creative events happening in London this March. From a sharp and entertaining night of poetry to a weekend of one-of-a-kind shopping, we have all bases covered in our Insider calendar for March. To get in-depth articles, interviews, and reviews from our journal, make sure to subscribe.

An Evening with an Immigrant
23 Mar
Cost: £10

Image:Copyright © 2017 Theatre Royal MargateInua Ellams Poetry Experience

A Muslim – Christian born in Boko Haram territory? Not a joke. But it is with poignant and approachable humour that Inua Ellams explores a hot topic, combining poetry and spoken word. It’s World Poetry Day on March 21st, and this may be the best way to celebrate.

Made London
17 Mar – 25 Mar
Cost: Free

Image: John Plater Banksia Nut BowlsDesign Experience

This new event will see some of the best contemporary designers and makers come together under the same roof. There will be two events showcasing completely different sets of artists, so make sure you take a look at the list of exhibitors. Discover over 60 makers contributing jewelry, accessories, furniture, statement pieces and more.

Beer & Cider Festival
8 Mar  – 10 Mar
Cost: Free to £5

Beer Food Experience

What’s not to love? In its 33rd edition, the festival allows enthusiasts of the golden drink to taste the best of London, as well as meet the makers and learn more about this flourishing industry. Need a little prep for the event? Check out our article about the top 3 London craft breweries. If you’re thinking of tricking your beer-detesting friend into joining, fear not: 2017 welcomes a few carefully selected English wines into the mix.

The American Dream
9 Mar – 18 Jun
Cost: £16.50

Image: Grant’s from the suite Urban Landscapes I. Color screenprint, 1972. © Richard Estes.Art Experience

“America. Land of the free. Home of the brave…” The exhibition traces 60 years of American history by spotlighting the printwork of some of the most influential American artists, from Andy Warhol to Kara Walker.

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
23 Mar – 25 Jun
Cost: £14.50

Image: Office of Ryue Nishizawa, Moriyama House, 2005 © Tak_a shi Homma

Architecture Experience

This exhibition is the first of its kind to celebrate Japanese residential architecture since the end of World War II, featuring some of the most innovative contemporary designs. By bringing together celebrated and lesser-known Japanese architects, the exhibition spotlights some of the most groundbreaking architectural projects of the last 70 years.

Brixton Village Kilo Sale
4 Mar – 5 Mar
Cost: Free

Image: Make do and mend

Shopping Experience

The changing seasons may have you calling out for a wardrobe change, and this innovative shopping experience may offer just what you’re looking for. Scour the rails to find unique vintage looks, then pay for your items by weight. Looking for more of a high-end shopping experience? Join Insider Boo Attwood for some Shopping in Style.

Deutsche Borse Photography Prize
3 Mar – 11 Jun
Cost: £4.00

Image: What do you see?, 2013 © Sophie Calle Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Perrotin. 

Photography experience

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize is an annual exhibition and award of £30,000. Established in 1996 as the UK’s first dedicated photography award, it continues to identify and celebrate innovative and original photography from across the world. Want to delve deeper into the life of a photojournalist? Meet Stuart Freedman.