Arts Ahead: What's On in London 2 - 8 November

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Arts Ahead: What's On in London 2 - 8 November

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Antonio, Joanne Landis Carnegie Hall Studio, New York Times Magazine, 1967. Part of Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum
Here are our suggestions for cultivating your cultural sides this week in London

Be There First: London Shows Opening

Lots of nice arty openings in London this week. Tomorrow is your chance to see Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum, while on Thursday, the British Museum's latest blockbuster, Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead opens to the public. And on Friday, Titianic: The Artefact Exhibition opens at The O2, following successful shows in America and across Europe. Also opening on Friday is The Tiger in Asian Art, an exhibition at Asia House in support of the endangered species.

Tonight in theatre, Being Sellers, a one-man show about the tortured Goon opens at Waterloo East Theatre. Also opening tonight is Henna Night at the Hen & Chickens Theatre: a subtle comedy about a woman meeting her ex's new girlfriend. Tomorrow, an exciting new Macbeth opens at the Barbican, taking the familiar play and reproducing it in a blend of text, movement and polyphonic song. And our final theatrical recommendation is Tales of the Harrow Road opening at the Soho Theatre tomorrow: it's a life-affirming show looking at the stories of women from Paddington's infamous street.

Tomorrow in dance, Sylvia opens at the Royal Opera House, performed by the Royal Ballet. Those who know your Greek myths will be ready for statues coming to life, evil hunters, and Eros' ability to sort it all out in the end. Bale de Rua opens at the Peacock Theatre on Thursday.

From Saturday, you can catch opera Don Giovanni at the London Coliseum - Rufus Norris' operatic directorial debut.

And from Monday, check out the various strands of the GFest GayWise Festival at places like the National Gallery, the V&A and Rich Mix.

Last Chance To See: London Shows Closing

Richard Bean's adaptation of House of Games closes at the Almeida theatre on Saturday, as does Ivan And The Dogs at Soho Theatre, Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House and Sweet Charity at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Sunday is your last chance to see Fantastic Mr Fox at the Little Angel Theatre and the Hendrix in Britain exhibition at the Handel House Museum. The Sondheim at 80 series comes to a close at the Donmar Warehouse, as does the Children's Film Festival at the Barbican. Enjoy!

Last Updated 02 November 2010