Make it a staycation with these top events and exhibitions
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
With an imminent volcanic eruption threatening to wipe out the prehistoric inhabitants of Isla Nublar for good, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to the ill-fated island to save as many dinos as possible, uncovering a shady government conspiracy along the way.
Opens June 6. Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria St, SW1E 6QW; curzoncinemas.com
Anthea Hamilton: The Squash
Turner Prize-nominated artist Anthea Hamilton is the recipient of this year’s Tate Britain commission; something she’s approached in typically wry fashion. Part sculpture, part performance piece, The Squash involves an actor wearing a squash-inspired costume moving around the newly tiled spaces of the Duveen Galleries every day for six months.
The performer is in the gallery from 10am to 6pm. Free entry, throughout summer. Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG; tate.org.uk
Blossom City 2018
Nordic-French restaurant Aster is once again in full bloom this spring with the Blossom City campaign, a celebration of all things floral. During this time the restaurant will be decked in pretty, fresh blooms and a selection of spring cocktails will be available at a special price of £7 between 7-8pm – AKA ‘Flower Hour’.
Aster, 150 Victoria St, SW1E 5LB; aster-restaurant.com
The Other Palace
Heathers: The Musical
Prepare for some serious 80s nostalgia at The Other Palace theatre with a killer new musical adaptation of cult classic Heathers. Carrie Hope Fletcher stars as high school student Veronica Sawyer, who is unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful but deadly Heathers. Unmissable.
9 June – 4 August. Tickets available from £25. The Other Palace, 12 Palace St, SW1E 5JA; theotherpalace.co.uk
The Queen’s Gallery
Splendours of the Subcontinent
For the first time, The Queen’s Gallery will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to the long-standing relationship between the British monarchy and South Asia. Over four centuries’ worth of exquisite art and artefacts will be on display, from illuminated Mughal manuscripts to modern masterpieces.
Splendours of the Subcontinent: Four centuries of South Asian paintings is on from 8 June – 14 October. £12, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A 1AA; royalcollection.org.uk