Quentin Blake: As Large As Life

Quentin Blake was everyone’s favourite illustrator as a child: his drawings were used to illustrate Roald Dahl’s brilliant books (Dahl was everyone’s favourite children’s author). This exhibiton features around 60 of his drawings, and it’s great for many reasons – for the illustrations, but also because the theme: As Large As Life draws from four series created for a children’s hospital, a maternity hospital, young people with eating disorders and older patients with mental health issues. A very worthy cause.

Until 15th April
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kasuma is a living legend, and we don’t use that term lightly – she’s lived for nine decades, during which time she has proven to be a tenacious and highly productive artist, turning her hand to a wide range of media. At the Tate Modern exhibition, you’re invited to experience some of her immersive installations, mirrored rooms that play with your vision and create entirely new, mind-boggling worlds within their own space.

Until 5th June
Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG

Positive Blackout: Guillemots

Labeled an ‘experimental pop group’, the Guillemots have built up a strong fanbase since their inception, and are now a festival favourite. This event at the brilliant Village Underground is a celebration of acoustic performance in an intimate candlelit setting. Alongside the London-based band will be Robyn Hitchcock, Oliver Coates, John Hegley, Thomas Feiner, Mary Epworth, Luke Wright and Joby Burgess – an eclectic line-up for what should be a enjoyable concert with a difference.

30th and 31st March
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ


Tru Playaz at fabric on a Friday is a much of a tradition for drum n bass heads as Sunday roast dinners are for Brits. A staunch fixture in the raving calendar at London’s seminal electronic music venue, this is an essential destination. With DJ Hype, Pascal, Shy FX, Kenny Ken, Brockie (and more) on the line-up, this one’s a no-brainer.

30th March
Fabric, 77a Charterhouse St, Clerkenwell, EC1M 3HN