Diary dates for culture connoisseurs
Banish January and February blues by booking tickets to some of the most exciting cultural events coming to central London in 2020.
Clap your hands An RSC production set in present day South Africa, Kunene and the King explores the unlikely relationship between two men from different walks of life who bond over a shared interest in Shakespeare.
From £24. 24 Jan – 28 Mar. rsc.org.uk
Feast your eyes The trend for all things Japanese currently sweeping London is set to continue at the V&A early next year. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk will explore the significance of the iconic garment, both socially and sartorially.
From £16. 29, Feb – 21 June. vam.ac.uk
Exercise your intellect Learn more about the representation of the black working class in cinema from Doctor Nwonka, an LSE fellow in film studies. His lecture ‘The Black Neoliberal Aesthetic’ is guaranteed to be thought-provoking.
Free. 29 Jan. kcl.ac.uk
Fill your basket Sprawling across the ground floor of a former ABC cinema, The Big London Flea hosts over 50 handpicked traders. Veteran vintage sellers from established London markets like Spitalfields sell alongside locals having a clear out. Expect furniture, homewares, clothing and unexpected oddities.
Free.12 January. earthackney.co.uk