Things to do - March 2023
Spring has arrived! Although it has been a mild February in the UK with some beautifully sunny days, there's nothing quite like the lighter mornings and evenings to really give you a boost.
Below we've given you ideas for things to do this March, and dates to remember!
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Dates to Remember
International Women's Day 8 March
International Women's Day is a chance to celebrate all women, everywhere. This year's theme is "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality", championing the inclusion of women and other marginalised groups into the field of technology. To help to #EmbraceEquity, head to the IWD website to find out how you and your business can support this mission.
Holi (The Festival of Colours) 8 March
Traditionally celebrated by Hindus to celebrate the love of Radha Krishna and the triumph of good over evil, events begin with a bonfire, followed by coloured paint flinging, music and feasting the following day. There are many events taking place across London - generally the weekend before or after - and tickets are available directly for some, or there are many options through Eventbrite.
St Patrick's Day & Red Nose Day 17 March
Looks like it's time to put on a leprechaun hat AND a red nose! This year, St Paddy's and Comic Relief fall on the same day. Find out all the information about raising money and supporting Comic Relief on its dedicated website, and if you're not glued to the TV in the evening, head to Waxy O'Connor's at the edge of Soho, for 6 floors of lively St Patrick's Day craic.
Mother's Day 19 March
Although celebrated at different times all around the world, Mother's Day in the UK falls this year on Sunday 19 March. What do you do to celebrate the mother in your family? Flowers and meals are the most commonly chosen gifts, but also check out websites like Not On The High St. for other gifting ideas.
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Ramadan 22 March - 21 April
Celebrated by Muslims, Ramadan begins this year on the evening of 22 March. It is a sacred time for worshipping Allah within a month of fasting during daylight hours, prayer, reflection and community. See the Ramadan Timetable for London and other UK cities showing prayer times.
Mamma Mia! The Party, at the O2 Arena Ongoing until September 2023
The hit film and musical has become an interactive experience for everyone to get involved and dance to some Abba tunes! Set in Nikos Taverna, every ticket includes a welcome drink, a delicious four-course Greek meal, full access to the Mamma Mia! The Party show, and an invite to enjoy an ABBA disco after. Tickets are on sale now with bookings being accepted until September.
Latin America Culture Expo, at the University of Westminster 6 March, 13:00 GMT
Want to know more about Latin American culture? Join this interactive exhibition to hear from state ambassadors, take part in a culture quiz, and enjoy latin music, food and a piñata!
The Hidden Shore - A Walk Around The Strand 18 March, 11:00 GMT
Perhaps for Londoners who want to learn more about the city they live in. Lead by a qualified London guide, this 90 minute tour is an opportunity to understand the history of The Strand that sat by the side of the Thames.
Formula 1 Grand Prix, Bahrain 5 March
The Formula 1 season starts this weekend at its first circuit of the tour; Bahrain. Pre season testing has begun and Red Bull are looking favourites with laps that possibly surpassed even their own expectations. It's a long season but can Max Verstappen win again or can Mercedes and Ferrari up their game?
How to watch: Sky has exclusive rights over the live race coverage, but catch up a few hours later with highlights on Channel 4.
Oscars 12 March
The red carpet awaits for a big line up at this year's Oscars. Will Avatar: The Way of Water steal the show for Best Picture from other big headliners; Top Gun: Maverick, The Banshees of Inisherin or Tár? Find the full list of nominees here.
Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race 26 March, 16:00 start (Womens) and 17:00 start (Mens)
The annual Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race returns to the River Thames. Last year, Oxford Men and Cambridge Women were victorious, but in a close head to head over the years, every race matters. Who will win this year? Check out this website if you're looking to find a good spot to watch the race, either on foot, or from a riverside pub.