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The Friday Arts Diary

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Theatre

Curve: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (11 - 26 February)
Creating a theatrical confection of romance, heartbreak and surprise, innovative company Kneehigh present a new adaptation of the cult French musical film.

Exhibition

Tate Britain: Watercolour (16 February - 21 August)
A celebration of the huge variety of ways that watercolour has been used, ranging from the works of Turner to Anish Kapoor.

Literature

ICA: Novel Women (16 February)
A discussion of gender politics in publishing and the literary world, with panelists including Arts Council Literature Director Antonia Byatt and Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC.

Dance

Barbican: The Blue Dragon (17 - 26 February)
Master choreographer and theatre-maker Robert Lepage returns to the stage with the tale of an artist in modern China.

Music

Southbank Centre: London Philharmonic Ochestra (13 February)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts a programme of sweeping classics by French composers Ravel and Berlioz, including Mother Goose and Symphonie Fantastique.