The Friday Arts Diary
Whitechapel Gallery, E1, Gillian Wearing, from 28 March
In an image-driven digital world, how large is the dichotomy between how we present ourselves to others, and who we truly are? This is the question that shapes the Turner Prize winning artist's new exhibition, which uses film and photography to explore the modern sense of identity.
Clapham Grand, SW11, Book Slam, 27 March
Author of the bestselling novel Any Human Heart William Boyd reads from his new novel Waiting for Sunrise. Plus, there's an appearance from poet Martin Figura, and music from Jono McCleery
BFI Southbank, SE1, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 24 March -1 April
This year's festival includes exclusive gala screenings of Cloudburst, Absent and North Sea Texas, as well as another chance to revisit highlights from the last year, including Potiche and Bol. The programme also showcases the best of international queer cinema, and a varied programme of festival events.
Barbican, EC2Y, Roberto Fonseca, 26 March.
One of the stars of Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band, the pianist plays tracks from his new album YO, an expert blend of Afro-Cuban beats and jazz lyricism. Plus support from Ayanna.
Soho Theatre, W1D, 7 Day Drunk, until 31 March
This raucous one-woman show explores the relationship between mind-altering substances and creativity. Join the star of the show Bryony Kimmings as she throws a party on 30 March at the Soho downstairs.