Arts Ahead What's On In London 3-9 June

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Arts Ahead What's On In London 3-9 June

Paul Smith's Mini. The artist is one of 15 taking part in the Design Museum's Super Contemporary exhibition, which opens today, and runs until 4 October
London welcomes June with a pick n mix bag full of new cultural treats. Take your pick from the following:

What's New: London Shows Opening

As mentioned earlier, Super Contemporary explores the history and future of design in London at the Design Museum from today. Pop along, and you'll see commissions from 15 established and emerging designers, including Paul Smith, Thomas Heatherwick, Zaha Hadid, Wayne Hemingway and Ron Arad; their brief was to give something back to the city.

The Richard Long (he of the free posters on the Tube) exhibition, Heaven and Earth opens at Tate Britain today. Look forward to radical rethinking of art and landscape, big sculptures, and walls painted with mud.

In the more conservative corner, the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair opens on Friday (unless you want to shell out £80 for a preview ticket for the Thursday), and the wonderful Summer Exhibition, the 241st since it began, opens at the Royal Academy from Monday.

Over in theatreland, Jude Law's run as Hamlet kicks off at Wyndham's Theatre from today: it's sold out, so you'll be joining us in the queue for returns if you want to see it. Also opening today is a new dance musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe at the Apollo Theatre called, simply, Marilyn.

Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's award-winning play from 1993 returns London at the Duke of York's Theatre from tomorrow. It stars the playwright's son Ed, alongside Samantha Bond and Neil "Drop the Dead Donkey" Pearson.

On Tuesday, The Winter's Tale and The Cherry Orchard, part of Sam Mendes' transatlantic Bridge Project collaboration both open at the Old Vic.

Last Chance to See: London Shows Closing

In theatre, Steve Water's well-received climate change double bill, The Contingency Plan concludes at the Bush Theatre on Saturday. Middle aged anxiety and ASBOs come to a close on Saturday in Ordinary Dreams or How to Survive A Meltdown with Flair by Marcus Markou at the Trafalgar Studios. It's got those boys from Teachers in it.

Artswise: Picasso: Challenging the Past comes to an end at the National Gallery on Sunday and the lovely Kuniyoshi exhibition closes at the Royal Academy of Arts on Sunday. You're sure to enjoy it, whether or not you have a kid in tow. Let us know what else is going on in the comments below!

Last Updated 03 June 2009