Overhead projectionists, magicians, Embarrassing Bodies and a strange island in Camden. We dived into the bizarre world of musicians The London Snorkelling Team before their shows next week. | By Franco Milazzo
Susan Hiller is our pick of the week, with not one but two exhibitions opening in London. There's also an international flavour to this week's Arts Ahead: Russian ballet, American dance, images from Communist East Germany and your last chance to see Japanese fashion at the Barbican. | By Zoe Craig
David Farr's production of King Lear, the last in the Royal Shakespeare Company's current London season, is a mix of successes and failures. Despite excellent acting, there's little light to be found in this perennially gloomy play... | By Zoe Craig
Our top recommendation for this week is Sampled at Sadler's Wells. But there's more to life than dance! Find out about Hamlets closing, photography exhibitions opening and some cultural tips for little londonists in this week's Arts Ahead... | By Zoe Craig
As You Like It is one of the Bard's comedies that ticks several Elizabethan mirth-making boxes; love at first sight, cross dressing, plain speaking fools and flirty freedoms when courtly townspeople head out to the countryside. Director Michael Boyd has added a dash of darkness to the proceedings too... | By Zoe Craig
Friends, Londonists, commuters,
Lend me your eyes.
I come to praise Caesar, not to bury it.
The good that men do lives on after them,
Their works oft inspire and amaze.
So let it be with Shakespeare… | By Franco Milazzo