Woman in Love – A Celebration of Barbra Streisand

Join Winter as she combines her superb pitch and quality voice in her delivery of some of the most beautifully crafted songs ever written or performed such as Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, Woman In Love, and many more.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Sunday, May 13, 7.30pm. Details: 01708 443333 queens-theatre.co.uk


Footprints is an informal jazz quintet, who come together from different musical backgrounds and experiences, to share their enjoyment of playing great and sometimes neglected tunes from the jazz repertoire.

Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1HG, Sunday, May 13, 7.30pm. Details: 07904 525639 lunalounge.info

Genius John + Krix Panx

Krix brings his Mexican heritage to bear on a collection of powerful songs, while Genius creates epic layers of voice and guitar. Two of the best loopers in the business show off their distinctive and wholly different approaches to the art.

The Coppermill Pub, 205 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HF, Saturday, May 12, 8.30pm. Details: 020 8520 3709 coppermillpub.co.uk

Southbank Sinfonia Family Concert

Embark on a musical adventure into the music of Ligeti and magical pieces by his famous teachers and students, with Southbank Sinfonia’s 33 intrepid musicians as your guides in this concert for children ages 5 to 11.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, SE1 8XX, Saturday, May 12, 11.30am. Details: 020 7960 4200 southbankcentre.co.uk

Magic Frostie

Join Magic Frostie in a hair-raising, fun-filled show, with his bird Squalk and monster Ziggy, balloons and mind-blowing magic. It will have the kids laughing and the grown-ups amazed!

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Saturday, May 12, 11.30am. Details: 01708 443333 queens-theatre.co.uk

Lee Hurst: Mucking About

Lee Hurst, star of BBC1’s They Think Its All Over, is back on the road with his brand new show. Lee will be exploring the relationship between... No he won't, he'll be leaving that old twaddle to comedians at the Edinburgh Festival. There's no journey or message. If you want to go on a journey, buy an airplane ticket. If you want a deep message, run your voicemail through a sub-base woofer. If you want plenty of laughs, this is for you. Lee will be turning up and lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles.

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS, Saturday, May 12, 8pm. Details: 01279 431945 playhouseharlow.com

The Future Starts Here

Exploring the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.

V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL, from Saturday, May 12. Details: 020 79 422000 vam.ac.uk

London Nights

Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, London Nights will reveal the city after dark through photographs ranging from the late 19th century to the present day. Drawing from the Museum's extensive collection and loaned works, 50 artists, including Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tish Murtha and Nick Turpin, will be represented through over 200 works. London Nights will take visitors on a dramatic, nocturnal study of the capital. From the unexplored to the imagined, from Soho to Sydenham, see stunning images of a city illuminated by limited natural and artificial light. Uncover the more threatening side of night-time London, and see how Londoners work, rest and play when the sun goes down in one of the biggest metropolises in the world.

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN, Friday, May 11, to Sunday, November 11. Details: 020 7001 9844 museumoflondon.org.uk

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Conceived and co-curated with Monsieur Alaïa before his death in November 2017, the exhibition charts Azzedine Alaïa’s incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Alaïa personally constructed each garment by hand and refused to bow to the pressures of fashion week deadlines, instead working to his own schedule. His collaborative approach earned him an esteemed client list, including Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and Rihanna. Rather than a retrospective, the show interlaces stories of his life and career alongside personally selected garments, ranging from the rare to the iconic and spanning the early 1980s to his most recent collection in 2017.

Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG, Thursday, May 10, to Sunday, October 7. Details: designmuseum.org

A Lancashire Miner in Walthamstow: Sam Woods and the By-Election of 1897

News from Nowhere Club invites you to their next meeting. Founded in 1996, the club challenges the commercialisation and isolation of modern life. The Walthamstow by-election of 3 February 1897 was the most remarkable result of over 70 similar contests during the 1895-1900 parliament. Sam Woods, a 50 year old miner from Wigan, defeated Thomas Dewar, the wealthy director of Dewar’s Whiskey, and unexpectedly became Walthamstow’s first Labour MP. John’s illustrated talk provides fascinating insights into the birthplace of William Morris, socialist, artist and author of News from Nowhere, during a significant period of working class politics in suburban Walthamstow. John is Visiting Professor of Modern British History at the University of Huddersfield.

The Epicentre, West Street, E11 4LJ, Saturday, May 12, 7.30pm. Details: 0208 555 5248

E17 Designers Spring Market

An E17 Designers event is often a social gathering with DJs or live music, cakes (of course), the chance to win a goody bag, and a great way to bag presents for all the family... you will find a selection of traditional and contemporary jewellery made in brass, gold, silver, semi-precious stones; designer ceramics and rustic traditional stoneware; quirky, vintage inspired adults and children's clothing, alongside cool accessories, art prints, illustrations, stationery and much more.

Asian Centre, 18a Orford Road, E17 9LN, Saturday, May 12, 10.30am. Details: e17designers.co.uk

Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair returns, bringing thousands of works from sculpture and photography, to painting and prints from emerging and established talent, alongside exciting new pieces from the art world’s next household names. Plus all the works are available from just £100-£6,000 – catering to all budgets and tastes. Experts Will Ramsay and Luci Noel will be on hand to share their knowledge on a number of topics including everyday inspiration for artwork in the home, and expertise and advice for first-time art buyers.

Hampstead Heath, NW3 1TH, Thursday, May 10, to Sunday, May 13. Details: affordableartfair.com

Splice Festival

Founded in 2016, Splice has been designed to encourage the open exchange of ideas and information whilst producing and showcasing ground-breaking performances from both emerging and established artists. At its core the festival’s programme explores the overlapping fields of audio visual art and culture through a collection of live performances and projects including live cinema, AV remixing and VJing alongside other performative work that includes digital theatre, projection mapping, visual music, generative software, creative coding, experimental music and work that uses old and new technology in engaging ways. The educational programme features a range of workshops, talks, panel discussions and networking events, and new for 2018 there will be a kids and family section featuring a hands-on workshop and performance.

Various venues in London, Thursday, May 10, to Sunday, May 13. Details: splicefestival.com