Arts Ahead: What's On In London 15-21 March

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Arts Ahead: What's On In London 15-21 March

After the excitement of the Olivier Awards, and with St Patrick's Day looming on Thursday, it's quite a quiet week for London's cultural calendar. Here are our tips.

Be There First: London Shows Opening

First up: dance. This week's recommendation is Black & White by the English National Ballet at the London Coliseum. It's a mixed bill with something for everyone: costumes designed by Giles Deacon, the famous pas de deux from Swan Lake (or movie Black Swan, if you prefer!), Men Y Men and Wayne Eagling's Resolution. There's a lot to take in!

There's a handful of theatre shows opening tonight in a perfect demonstration of the variety you can get in a single night in London's Theatreland.

Choose from a passionless partnership in April in Paris at the Greenwich Theatre; Mike Leigh's working class London in Ecstasy at the Hampstead Theatre; song and dance in Hairspray at the New Wimbledon Theatre; and the ongoing horror of Guantanamo Bay in Lidless at the Trafalgar Studios.

Tomorrow, The Holy Rosenbergs brings tribal loyalties and family feuding from Edgware's Jewish community to the National Theatre; from Thursday, The Knot of the Heart examines the problems that occur when social drug use becomes an addiction at the Almeida Theatre.

In art, from tomorrow at Somerset House, there's a new exhibition dedicated to John Makepeace called Enriching the Language of Furniture. At the Getty Images Gallery from tomorrow you can see Cold Places by Sue Flood, 50 images of people, places and wildlife from the Arctic and Antarctic taken over the past 15 years.

And from Saturday head to the V&A for some great dance photography by Chris Nash. A Flash of Light includes dance companies The Cholmondeleys and Rambert Dance Company, as well as choreographers like Matthew Bourne, Michael Clark and Javier de Frutos.

Last Chance To See: London Shows Closing

Saturday is your last chance to see Les Dennis Drowning on Dry Land at the Jermyn Street Theatre. It's also the last night of Gilbert And Sullivan: All At Sixes and Sevens at the King's Head Theatre, The Heretic at the Royal Court and Shanked at the New Wimbledon Studio. Enjoy.

Last Updated 15 March 2011