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Immerse yourself in culture and entertainment and become part of the Take A Moment 2022 exhibition by Ray Burmiston. #TakeAMoment2022 Check out our guide to London's West End, inspired by our collaboration with Take A Moment, we've selected some ways to find serenity in the West End.

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Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Green Park

Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan

The Royal Academy of Art is now showing spotlighting Whistler's Woman in White. The work of James McNeill Whistler frequently features the red-headed figure of Joanna Hiffernan her close professional and personal relationship with the artist which lasted two decades. Until now, little has been known about her role or influence in Whistler's personal and creative life.

Regarded today as one of the best-known names of the Aesthetic Movement of the 19th century, Whistler moved to London as a young painter where he then met the Irish model Joanna Hiffernan who became his muse and more.

Running until May at the Royal Academy of Arts, the exhibition explores the role of Joanna in Whistler's career and the influence that Whistler's paintings then went on to have for other artists.

26 Feb - 22 May 2022

The Royal Academy of Arts

This exhibition is organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Cosi Fan Tutti at ENO

Fiordiligi and Dorabella are sisters holidaying in Coney Island along with their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo. In Mozart’s comedic masterpiece, the fairground is a place of possibility, where almost anything can happen – and Don Alfonso, the manipulative master of the fair has a game to play with the lovers…

Mozart's riveting score score unfolds to tell a story of love, lust and desire, in a world where the boundaries between reality and make-believe are blurred. When the deception has been unmasked, can the lives of the four ever go on as before?

In Phelim McDermott’s ‘rollercoaster of a production’ (Evening Standard), step back into Coney Island in the 1950s for an unforgettable vacation brimming with romance and mystery.

Running from 14 - 22 March.

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Spring West End Gallery HOP!

The Spring edition of the West End Gallery HOP! takes place on the evening of the 6 April. Featuring an evening of late night openings for West End Galleries, hop between a selection of contemporary and old master focussed exhibitions across favoured gallery destinations of Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho and St James's.

6 April | until 8pm

Mayfair, Marylebone Soho & St James's

More information coming soon.

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Take A Moment to Reflect

Art of London presents TAKE A MOMENT 2022 a photography exhibition from artist, Ray Burmiston taking over the West End to raise awareness for mental health this March.

The spectacular exhibition features a huge number of famous faces photographed with their eyes closed, to remind people to take a moment to look after their mental health. Featuring portraits of A-list stars including Kylie Minogue, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Kate Moss, Richard Ayoade, Helena Bonham Carter, Ricky Gervais, Grayson Perry, Mel B, James Corden, Nish Kumar, and many others from the worlds of entertainment and sport, Art of London’s exhibition will appear on Europe’s largest advertising display, the Piccadilly Lights. Landsec, which owns the Piccadilly Lights, is donating the screen time in support of the campaign.

Underneath the screen of Piccadilly Lights, a vacant unit has been transformed into an art gallery, housing the Take A Moment exhibition with an interactive space for members of the public to take their very own picture against, as well as to get up close and personal with the intimate portraits of celebrated stars.

Spectators can also be part of the movement, and see their face up on the Piccadilly Lights alongside iconic celebrated stars. From early March, simply post an eyes closed selfie on Instagram, in a moment of reflection for the chance to appear on the Piccadilly Lights along with much-loved celebrities and ‘famous faces’ of the West End. Share your moment and tag @PiccadillyLights with #TakeAMoment2022.

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Downstairs at The Dilly

Take a moment for a tipple and some live music at the exclusive and intimate bar Downstairs at The Dilly has now opened its doors. Step out of the rush of Piccadilly, down the stairs and into the cosy, elegant piano bar for a delicious cocktail or two.

Enjoy the chic atmosphere of Downstairs at The Dilly, sit back and listen to London's talented pianist and vocalists with live entertainment every night, providing the perfect backdrop to an distinguished evening.