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    • from 13/02/2014 to 28/09/2014
      Event: Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

      Location: Natural History Museum, SW7

      Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story is a major Natural History Museum exhibition on early humankind. Twelve years of research have gone into the exhibition to bring to life  prehistoric human existence in Britain.

      As well as life-size models of human species that inhabited Britain (see the short film about making the models), the museum is showing rarely displayed items such as the oldest wooden spear in the world, and the oldest Neanderthal skull found in Britain.

    • from 17/04/2014 to 07/09/2014
      Event: Matisse Collages Exhibition

      Location: Tate Modern, SE1

      The Tate Modern’s major Matisse exhibition, Henri Matisse: The Cut-outs, focuses on the artist’s stunning final artworks, his colourful cut-out collages.

      Produced in the last few years of his life when ill health prevented him from painting (between 1943 and 1954), Matisse turned to collage, using cut out or torn painted paper for his designs, known as gouaches découpées. The Tate Modern has around 120 Matisse cut-outs, now considered to be iconic signature works, for a show at the Bankside gallery.

    • from 01/05/2014 to 06/09/2014
      Event: Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies

      Location: Aldwych Theatre, WC2

      The Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of the Hilary Mantel Tudor novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are transferring from the RSC’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon to London over the summer.

      Based on the Booker-winning novels, the two plays tell the story of Henry VIII’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, a blacksmith and brewer’s son, who rose through the ranks to become Henry’s most powerful courtier.

    • from 15/05/2014 to 13/09/2014
      Event: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

      Location: Regent's Park, NW1

      The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre season is one of the cultural highlights of the London summer; theatre in the atmospheric setting of one of the city’s best parks. With twinkly fairy lights, a picnic lawn, barbeque and bar, watching top quality theatre under stars is one of the joys of summer.

      This year’s offerings include the American play All My Sons, the comedy Hobson’s Choice, Twelfth Night re-imagined for children, and Gershwin classic Porgy and Bess. Details as follows:

    • from 17/05/2014 to 25/01/2015
      Event: Treasures from the Royal Archives

      Location: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4

      An exhibition of historic documents from the Royal Archives giving an insight into the lives of British monarchs and their families, is on display at Windsor Castle to mark the centenary of the Archive at Windsor.

      Treasures from the Royal Archives is a collection of private papers of British royalty, and records from the Royal Household, many going on display for the first time. The collections includes documents such as household accounts of the future Queen Elizabeth I, a letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie to his father, accounts written to the monarch of battles including from the Zulu Wars in 1879 and the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

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