What’s On in London in May

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Making More Mischief

making more mischief

Until 22 June at London College of Fashion

The exhibition, in collaboration with the Museum of British Folklore, focuses on folk costume in Britain with a London perspective. It explores themes of class, sexuality, ethnicity, and identity, challenging the idea that folk cultures and customs must be static, nostalgic, or mainly rural.

Punchdrunk: Viola’s Room

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Previews from 14 May at One Cartridge Place, Woolwich

Punchdrunk presents “Viola’s Room,” penned by Booker Prize-shortlisted author Daisy Johnson. This new take on Barry Pain’s classic gothic mystery “The Moon-Slave” promises an intimate, audio-driven adventure infused with the immersive practice Punchdrunk is known for.

Spirited Away

spirited away

Until 24 August at the London Coliseum

After a sell-out stage production in 2022, the original Japanese cast of Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning “Spirited Away” is bringing the show to London. This limited season is presented in Japanese with English captions at the London Coliseum.

Kensington Dollhouse Festival

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17 & 18 May at Kensington Town Hall

Marking its 40th anniversary, the Kensington Dollhouse Festival celebrates the art of miniature creation. A haven for makers, enthusiasts, and collectors to revel in the world of dollhouses.

Chelsea in Bloom

chelsea in bloom

20-26 May in Chelsea, SW3

The prestigious Chelsea in Bloom returns with “Floral Feasts” as its theme this spring. The flower festival will convert Chelsea’s streets into a floral paradise, featuring displays inspired by famous culinary scenes and characters from various cultural mediums.

Yinka Shonibare: Suspended States

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Until 1 September at Serpentine South Gallery

“Suspended States” marks Yinka Shonibare CBE‘s first solo London exhibit in over two decades. The show features new works tackling the intersections of power, refuge, public statues, colonial ecological impacts, and the legacy of imperialism on conflict and peace efforts.

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