If the weekend went too quickly then don't worry, there's lots going on this week to keep you occupied...

The Bubbly Black Girls Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Meet Viveca, a young African American girl who dreams of becoming a dancer. We follow her journey from school in 1960s LA through to auditions on Broadway. Growing up during the civil rights movement, Viveca chooses to face the realities of racism and sexism with optimism and faith.

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, E15 1BN, until Saturday, March 11. Details: 020 8534 0310

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Jane Austen Study Day

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. To coincide with the anniversary commemorations, British Library Learning is offering an immersive study day for school and Further Education college groups. The day will feature talks from Professor Kathryn Sutherland, University of Oxford, and Professor John Mullan, University College London, with interactive workshop sessions and an opportunity to view a new display of Jane Austen’s juvenilia. Students will gain fresh insights into Austen’s work and the context in which she was writing.

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB, Monday, February 6, 9.30am to 3pm. Details: 01937 546546

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Collecting Europe

As the debate about the future of Europe continues, the Goethe-Institut and the V&A have commissioned 12 artists to imagine what Europe might look like 2,000 years from now.

V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL, until Tuesday, February 7. Details: 02079 422000

Des O’Connor

One of the UK’s greatest ever performers, in his brand-new show celebrating his career in showbiz. Des entertains as only he can, whilst bringing to life stories of legendary personalities with whom he has shared the stage.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Tuesday, February 7, 7.30pm. Details: 01708 443333

Road Gals LDN

Female artists, MCs and DJs from across London will come together for a night of sharing and cross-arts collaboration. Emerging and diverse acts will perform in a rare opportunity for them to share any new material with an open audience of creatives. There will also be time to network and talk to everyone whilst hearing the songs by DJs.

Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA, Wednesday, February 8, 7.30pm. Details: 020 7613 7498


Focusing on why they exist rather than on how they work, this blockbuster exhibition explores the ways robots mirror humanity and the insights they offer into our ambitions, desires and position in a rapidly changing world. Join an incredible journey spanning five centuries, illustrated with robotic artefacts from around the globe. From a 16th century mechanised monk to some of film’s most iconic robotic creations and the very latest humanoids, Robots will make you look at yourself and society in a whole new way.

The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD, from Wednesday, February 8. Details: 03332 414000

Winter Exhibition

Grazia Tancredi presents some of her best works about the sky and what lies beyond. Together with her celestial works, Grazia also presents her latest landscapes and naturalistic compositions.

Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS, Thursday, February 2, to Saturday, February 25. Details: barbican.org.uk

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Rising Silence Fundraising Concert

A fundraising concert for producing Rising Silence, a ground-breaking docu-film on the lives of a group of ‘Birangona’ women who survived rape and sexual violence in the conflict of the Liberation War of Bangladesh.It will feature SSSPA, Sahana Bajpaie & Lokkhi Terra and is in partnership with Openvizor & Making Herstory.

Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA, Thursday, February 9, 7.30pm. Details: 020 7613 7498