Friday, 20 March 2015

The What, Where, When: 20 March

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days

Written by Lucy Skoulding
WHAT: Fashion in Film Festival. An exploration of the use of the fashion industry in film and an insight in to how fashion films are made. A series of panels and conversations including more than 25 acclaimed practitioners and commentators in the industry.
WHERE: Central Saint Martins (sold out but there is a reserve list), Somerset House and Hackney Picture House, London
WHEN: Until 24 March

WHAT: Country Living Magazine Spring Fair. Running for over 20 years, this is a high-end consumer show celebrating the fantastic crafters and producers of Britain. Features a variety of domestic and gardening products as well as top quality food and drink. The aim of the show is to enable British creators and designers to grow and connect with their customers.
WHERE: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
WHEN: Until 22 March

WHAT: The Chelsea Antiques Fair. Prides itself on being London's largest continuously running antiques fair with a focus on luxury items. You will find a range of products, from The Tudor era to current times. The fair will have between 35 and 50 specialist dealers. Expert committees are hired to check the authenticity of everything on sale.
WHERE: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3 5EE
WHEN: Until 22 March

WHAT: BADA Antiques and Fine Art Fair. Located in one of London's most fashionable areas, the fair is known for its quality and elegance. It includes the country's leading specialists in fine and decorative arts. Items for sale range from the 16th century to contemporary pieces and the fair attracts collectors and first-time buyers from around the globe.
WHERE: Duke of York Square, London SW3, Greater London
WHEN: Until 24 March

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WHAT: Hobbycrafts – Birmingham. This is an award-winning show connecting top people in the creative world with celebrities of television and print. The show has lots on offer, from trying out a new craft in one of the workshops to listening to expert advice to purchasing crafting supplies. There are over 350 exhibitors showcasing their work. Tickets only cost £12.50 for adults and £11.50 for seniors.
WHERE: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
WHEN: Until 22 March

WHAT: Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. The annual festival returns for an action-packed agenda of fiction, documentary and animated films and videos which focus on the issue of human rights. Through storytelling it aims to persuade people to empathize with this cause and show them how individual action can make a difference.
WHERE: Curzon Soho, Ritzy Brixton, Barbican and British Museum, London
WHEN: Until 27 March

WHAT: Sewing for Pleasure. The show is ideal for everyone who loves knitting, sewing, patchwork and cross stitch. There is a variety of things to do, including workshops, demonstrations, a chance to buy the latest fabrics and plenty of opportunities to seek advice from experts.
WHERE: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
WHEN: Until 22 March

WHAT: The York Literature Festival. This festival promotes arts in York, focusing on literature, the spoken word and poetry. It also presents other forms of art such as music, comedy, theatre and cinema. The events programme is full and varied, featuring talks, workshops and even a literary tour of York!
WHERE: Various venues in York, see website
WHEN: Until 29 March

WHAT: The London Asian Film Festival. Created by Tongues on Fire, the festival has been running for over 15 years, focusing on both arts and cinema in order to send social and political messages whilst providing entertainment at the same time. There is a packed agenda which includes lectures, workshops, live performances, visual arts exhibitions, master classes, a short film competition and the Asian film awards ceremony.
WHERE: Different venues in London, see the website for the list
WHEN: Until 29 March

WHAT: The Edible Garden Show. The show invites both professionals and first-timers to gain all the inspiration and information needed to grow things this season. There is something for the whole family, including talks from experts, the pop-up city farm and chicken coup, advice from chefs, a fete and the chance to buy everything you need to start growing.
WHERE: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY
WHEN: 20-22 March

WHAT: Peterborough Festival of Antiques. The show opened in 1999 and has grown in success, now attracting over 1,700 stallholders from across Europe and 15,000 visitors. There is something for everyone, including collectables, furniture, fine art, rare high quality pieces and ceramics.
WHERE: The East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
WHEN: 20-21 March

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WHAT: The Ideal Home Show
. The famous show returns to its original home in Olympia, London to mark its 107th birthday. It boasts its position as the biggest and most popular home and lifestyle show in the country. There is a lot of variety on offer, including furniture for every room in the house, fittings, fine food and drink, gardening products, the latest gadgets, fashion, beauty and gifts.
WHERE: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
WHEN: Until 6 April

WHAT: The X Factor Live. The stars of last year's X Factor perform live on their UK tour. You will want tickets if you are a fan of Ben Haenow, Jay James Picton, Andrea Faustini, Lauren Platt, Only the Young, Stereo Kicks, Fleur East or Stevi Ritchie.
WHERE: O2 Arena, London, SE10 ODX
WHEN: 20 March

WHAT: Wales One World Film Festival. David Gillam established the WOW film festival in 2001 to celebrate the variety and emotion involved in films from across the world. He personally chooses the mixture of films which are then shown in cinemas across Wales throughout this period.
WHERE: Cinemas in Wales
WHEN: 20-26 March

WHAT: Whisky Live London. This global tour brings together some of the best whiskies in the world for you to taste.
WHERE: Honourable Artillery Company, City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ
WHEN: 20-21 March

WHAT: Brides The Show – Spring. A show which brings you bridal fashion, beauty and reception styling.
WHERE: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
WHEN: 21-22 March

WHAT: Financial Times Oxford Literary Festival. Offers the opportunity to meet and listen to talks from authors and experts from across 20 different nations as well as having book signings, debates and writing classes. Authors include Kazuo Ishiguro, Phillip Pullman, David Lodge, AC Grayling, Louis de Bernières and many more.
WHERE: The Sheldonian Theatre and the Bodleian libraries, Oxford
WHEN: 21-29 March

WHAT: Falmouth Spring Flower Show. Prides itself on being organised and put on entirely by volunteers. Features a range of horticulture and crafts and features competitions in different categories, including ones for children.
WHERE: Princess Pavilion, 41 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AR
WHEN: 21-22 March

WHAT: Paloma Faith live. The singer continues her worldwide tour.
WHERE: Various venues across the UK, see website
WHEN: Until 30 August

WHAT: Shire Horse National Show. Boasts status of the largest shire horse show in the world, celebrating the breed's unique history and heritage. The Queen is patron.
WHERE: East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
WHEN: 21-22 March

WHAT: Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall. This includes a week of performances with appearances from Paul Weller, The Who, The Stereophonics, comedian Kevin Bridges and more. Funds raised go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
WHERE: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
WHEN: 23-28 March

WHAT: The International Food and Drink Event. This is by far the largest food and drink trade event in the UK with over 1350 exhibitors. Activities include live cooking, presentations and showcases.
WHERE: ExCeL, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
WHEN: 22-25 March

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