The Very Hungry Catapillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a brand-new interactive adventure. Based on Eric Carle’s best-selling children’s book, the trail recreates the journey of the caterpillar from egg to butterfly though a series of 3D installations, including a variety of fruit, a cosy chrysalis, and a bright, beautiful butterfly.
Visitors to the trail will experience the caterpillar’s metamorphosis as they journey around the gardens, digesting facts about the wonder of nature and the close connections between plant and insect life on earth. Following in the caterpillar’s footsteps, they will wind their way through an assortment of fruit sculptures, each varying in size, playing with sensations of proportion and perspective to give visitors a unique insect’s eye view of the natural world.
Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death in 2020 and delayed because of Covid restrictions, the National Gallery presents one of the first-ever exhibitions to explore the complete career of this giant of the Italian Renaissance.
A painter, draughtsman, architect, designer and archaeologist who captured in his art the human and the divine, love, friendship, learning, and power, and who gave us quintessential images of beauty and civilisation: Raphael’s life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal.
In his brief career, spanning just two decades, Raphael (1483–1520) shaped the course of Western culture like few artists before or since. This exhibition examines not just his celebrated paintings and drawings – but also his not so widely known work in architecture, archaeology and poetry, as well as his designs for sculpture, tapestry, prints, and the applied arts.
With more than 90 exhibits, all by Raphael, except those in media he did not practise himself but for which he provided designs, 'Raphael' demonstrates why the artist plays such a pivotal role in the history of Western art.
In the depths of the Science Museum there’s a room that any keen gamer should make a pilgrimage to without delay. Featuring around 160 consoles that span the history of gameing, you can relive the likes of Pong and Pacman, unleash a dragon punch on Streefighter 2 or takedown Oddjob with your Walther PPK on Golden Eye N64.
The Anglesy Arms
Finding a great Sunday Lunch is like striking gold and whilst London contains a plethora of places that serve a mean pile of beef and yorkshire puddings, if you’re looking for a genuine homecooked roast there is no finer establishment on the face of this earth than The Anglesy Arms in Bromley.
The portions are mighty, the roast potatoes other-worldly and as you pour the last remaining meat juice from your gravy boat onto your throughly ravaged plate, for a brief moment in time, all will be right with the world.
Lauded as the ‘the greatest British play of the 21st century’, Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem returns to the Apollo Theatre with original cast member Mark Rylance on leading man duty as Johnny "Rooster" Byron. Since he last tread the boards as Johnny, Rylance has become something of a hollywood regular making films with the likes of Steven Speiberg, Christopher Nolan and Terrence Malick.
It will be difficult to equal the critical response it did over a decade ago, but few modern day productions deserve that ‘must-see’ lagline and Jersusalem with Rylance in tow definitely does.