The Culture Edit: March

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Disobedient Bodies at the Hepworth Wakefield

Being smart is the trend that never goes out of style for JW Anderson. Adding a new string to his bow after his success at Loewe and his eponymous capsule collection, he has curated a new exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield called Disobedient Bodies. It will focus on representations of the body across the arts, featuring sculptures by artists such as Jean Arp, Sarah Lucas, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth alongside fashion pieces by Christian Dior, Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo. A fascinating part of the conversation about gender and the fluidity of renderings of the human form. From March 18

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Certain Women

Showcasing a nuanced view of sexism in society, Certain Women is a filmic triptych of short stories about three different women in Northwest America. Based on a collection of works by Maile Meloy, each imperfect woman is struggling for the things they want most in life: career recognition, love or a home they are proud of. Whilst a melancholic air pervades each segment, the tender and evocative portrayals by a talented cast that includes Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and René Auberjonois results in a finely woven, poignant piece of cinema. March 3

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Tree of Codes at Sadler's Wells

Set to a score by the award-winning musician and producer Jamie XX and with sets designed by Olafur Eliasson, Tree of Codes, at Sadler’s Wells, pushes the boundaries of ballet and visual art alike. An adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, this dancework opened to critical admiration at the Manchester International Festival in 2015 and now the London premiere reunites the dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor. March 4 to 11

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Don Juan in Soho at Wyndham's Theatre

David Tennant blazes back to the West End stage as the incorrigible Don Juan in Patrick Marber’s play Don Juan in Soho. Drawing inspiration from Molière’s tragicomedy, this is a contemporary and darkly funny revival placing this notorious womaniser in the heart of central London. Definitely our guilty pleasure of the season. March 7 to June 10

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We: A Manifesto for Modern Women

Riding on the wave of active feminism comes Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel’s new work We: A Manifesto for Modern Women. Offering nine principles for a more meaningful future, the book examines strategies to live a happier and more fulfilling life. This is a battle cry to create change together, react against the superwoman “have-it-all” culture and focus on the things that make us truly content. March 8

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Midnight Sun on Sky Atlantic

Midnight Sun continues our obsession with the Scandanavian countries as it finally transmits on UK screens. Described as “high-end Nordic noir” this is a French-Swedish production about Kahina Zadi, a French police officer, as she investigates a murder in northern Sweden. Murder most foul is just the tip of iceberg – change channel at your peril. March 15

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Things I've Never Said by Frances

Soft and soulful, Frances releases her debut album Things I’ve Never Said, towards the end of this month. Nominated for the BRIT’s Critics’ Choice Awards in 2015 and the BBC Sound of 2016, her music is melodic and gentle but infused with real emotional energy. Will 2017 be her biggest year yet? March 17

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