Simulating the City

Three-dimensional game cities are neither static environments nor stationary views. They are experienced through movement, action, play and immersion. In this talk, director of the Interactive Architecture Lab Ruairi Glynn, will be joined a panel of experts who will explore how video games can be used to investigate and enhance our concept of city and space.

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN, Monday, October 24, 7pm. Details: 020 7001 9844

East-West Dialogues

A musical journey from London to Kolkata. A spellbinding fusion of the vibrant rhythms of the tabla, played by Harkiret Singh Bahra and the acoustic guitar of Stuart Masters results in a unique musical evening encompassing folk and classic guitar themes interwoven with the hypnotic tabla hand-drumming.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT, Tuesday, October 25, 8pm. Details: 01708 443333

Carry On Jaywick

A new play about the seaside gem of the Essex coast, made up entirely of the words of real people.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT, Wednesday, October 26, 8pm. Details: 01708 443333

Paul Nash

Uncover the surreal and mystical side of English landscapes through one of the most distinctive British painters. Paul Nash was fascinated with Britain’s ancient past and spent time in southern England exploring the downs and coastal areas. Featuring a lifetime’s work from his earliest drawings through to his iconic World War Two paintings, this exhibition reveals Nash’s importance to British modern art in the most significant show of his work for a generation.

Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG, Wednesday, October 26, to Sunday, March 5. Details: 020 7887 8888

The Epicurean London

Some of the tastes to savour from the artisan exhibitors at The Epicurean London this October include: Instil Drinks sharing its dark spiced matter rum, produced by Scotland’s first and only rum distillery; PostTea is launching the Advent Calendar of Tea, created at its home in the Surrey Hills; beech smoked salmon and trout will be available for tasting at the Luss Smokehouse pod; Pinkster Gin will be sharing its distinctive gin, flavoured by raspberries grown in Cambridge – and much more.

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL, Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29. Details: 020 7973 4606,

The Hotel Cerise

Michigan, USA. 2016. As America’s first black president ends his eight years in office, Anita Mountjoy risks losing her family’s beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King rested and Miles Davis played. Are the family keepers of this proud history, or simply trapped by its ghosts?  Can ‘the audacity of hope’ survive? Bonnie Greer’s new play is set in and around the Hotel Cerise – a famous retreat for middle class black people during the time of segregation. See feature on page 37.

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London, until Saturday, November 12. Details: 020 8534 0310