Now that we’ve gained an extra hour of light, we’re well and truly en route to getting into the swing of Spring. Fortunately for us (and our chill-beaten limbs), the month of April is all about art and film in the comfort of beautiful spaces.

Spending hours soaking up culture and getting lost inside immersive exhibitions and cinemas is riding high on our itinerary, so much so that we’ve collated four of our favourite happenings across the Capital from The Tate and 180 The Strand, to Bertha DocHouse and The Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery. Think of it as one show per week! 

Andreas Gursky
Photography aficionados are in for a real treat this April; after two years of refurbishment, The Hayward Gallery at The Southbank Centre is back in business, marking its relaunch and 50th anniversary year with a retrospective of famed photographer, Andreas Gursky. Showcasing his most iconic contemporary social landscapes from the 1980s up to the present day, the exhibition is the first of its kind in the UK for the acclaimed German artist.

Andreas Gursky runs until 22 April 2018 at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Main image photography Mark Blower.

Image courtesy of Jack Helms.

Isle of Dogs
Marking the release of Wes Anderson’s dystopian animated film, Isle of Dogs, go behind-the-scenes and explore the psyche of this eccentric director in an exhibition which displays 17 of the 240 intricate sets that were created for the film – alongside 40 starring puppets. Plus, in keeping with the Japanese theme, tuck into ramen beforehand courtesy of Akira Shimizu, a chef at Engawa restaurant, Soho.

The Isle of Dogs Exhibition runs until 5 April 2018 at The Store, 180 The Strand, WC2R 1EA.

Image courtesy of Tate Modern.

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy
Certain works of Picasso are already favourite fixtures of the Tate Modern’s permanent collection. However, now (heralded as one of the most poignant events The Tate has played host to) a new and gargantuan exhibition features over 100 works including paintings and sculptures, which explore and reflect the fame, love and tragedy rife in his life during 1932 – also known as ‘the year of wonders’. It’s a once in a lifetime experience… And definitely not to be missed!

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy runs until 9 September 2018 at Tate Modern, SE1 9TG.

Image courtesy of Bertha DocHouse.

Even When I Fall
For four days this month, Bertha DocHouse – the cosy 56-seat cinema, and the UK’s first venue that’s dedicated to documentary screenings – brings you an empowering story of survival about two young women who have escaped the nightmarish world of human trafficking. Filmed over the course of six years, the 92-minute narrative tells the story of Saraswoti and Sheetal, who were captured from Nepal as children and sold to Indian circuses. Now freed, they are rebuilding their lives and regaining power through utilising their learned skills to create Nepal’s first ever circus.

Even When I Fall will play daily from Thursday 12 April until Sunday 15 April at the Bertha DocHouse Screen, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, WC1N 1AW.