Here at Truly, we are definitely pleased to see the back of the long, dark days of February. If, like us, you are ready to embrace bright, blossom-filled March; read on to get some inspiration for things to get you out and about in the sunshine (fingers crossed!)
St. Patrick’s Festival
It’s no secret that the Irish know how to celebrate, so why not join them in Trafalgar Square on the 15th March? There will be a parade with plenty of dancing, traditional food and as many pints as you can manage!
When: Sunday 15 March 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
The epitome of Spring, cherry blossom trees are a beautiful, yet fleeting moment in nature’s calendar. Make sure you glimpse them at their best, whilst taking a walk in one of London’s parks.
Where: Greenwich Park, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kew Gardens
Cost: Free or £16.50 for an Adult at Kew
Andy Warhol, Tate Modern
The Pop Art of Andy Warhol goes on display at the Tate Modern this month, including some of his most famous pieces; Marilyn Monroe and the Campbell’s Soup Cans. Some of his lesser known work from the 1970s will also feature, alongside his art in experimental media forms. This could be one of the must-see exhibitions of 2020, so make sure you don’t miss out.
When: 12th March – 26th September
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Cities and towns in 178 countries, including London, will be switching off their lights in support of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour. Landmarks all over the capital, including The London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, the Gherkin, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the National Theatre will be participating and you can too. Turn off the TV, light some candles and join the 10 million people who took part last year for one hour. It helps to raise awareness and money for climate and nature initiatives around the world.
When: Saturday 28th March
Where: London and your house
The Boat Race
The annual Boat Race on the River Thames sees Oxford and Cambridge Universities battle it out in one of the world’s oldest sporting events. Up to 250,000 people turn up to cheer on their favourite team, so make sure you get there early to grab a prime viewing spot. You can watch from either side of the river the whole way along the 4.2 mile course from Putney to Mortlake, or alternatively find a pub somewhere along the way!
When: Sunday 29th March
Time: The Women’s Boat Race 3.44pm
The Men’s Boat Race 4.44pm
(at the start) Putney Bridge, Putney Embankment and Bishop’s Park
(best for the first mile) Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC
(mid-course) Hammersmith & Barnes
(at the finish) Dukes Meadows & Chiswick Bridge
Aubrey Beardsley, Tate Britain
A new exhibition displaying the controversial Victorian artist’s work comes to the Tate Britain this month. It’s the biggest exhibition of Beardsley’s work in 54 years, showing the huge amount of work he created before his death, aged 25.
When: 4th March – 25th May
Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Artisan Food Market
A new artisan market has opened in Buckinghamshire on the second Saturday of every month. It helps to support local, small-scale, independent food producers. Offering the very best in quality, fresh, seasonal produce and all locally sourced. You will find vegetables, meats, fish, dairy, baked goods and much more. Please bring cash as some of the vendors do not have card machines.
When: Saturday 14th March
Where: Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
Cost: Free and free parking
Cliveden – National Treasure: The search for the Sancy Diamond
Have a day out at The National Trust’s Cliveden in Buckinghamshire and search for the lost treasure. Somewhere in the woodlands is the missing Sancy diamond, waiting to be discovered. Back in 1946 during a lavish dinner party, the Sancy diamond from Nancy Astor’s bejewelled tiara was stolen. The criminals hid the stolen diamond in the woodlands and left instructions for an accomplice to collect it at a later date, but during their escape they dropped the clue sheet and so never returned to collect their plunder. Decades later, these instructions have been rediscovered and now it’s your turn to try crack the codes and find Nancy’s Sancy diamond.
When: Every day in March
Where: Cliveden, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS
Cost: £5 for a group ticket
Attend in style…
From loungewear to elegant blouses, we are sure you will find something you love to wear for all occasions, and if you are planning on attending one of these events, don’t forget to tag @Truly_lifestyle and share some of your images with us!