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CHARLOTTE MULLINS

Feature Film

Atlantis Gallery, E1 (0171 336 6803) to 3 May

angel/Beck's 1999 commission by Douglas Gordon.

Thinking Aloud

Camden s, NW3 (0171 435 5224) to 30 May Inspirational mix of artworks and everyday objects.

Kandinsky

RA, W1 (0171 300 8000) to 4 July

Watercolours by one of the first abstract artists.

Opening this week

Clementina, Lady Hawarden

V&A, SW7 (0171 938 8361) Thurs to 30 August

Domestic pictures by the Victorian photographer. See feature, page 3.

Susan Hiller

Delfina, SE1 (0171 357 6600) Wed to 4 July

Video installation exploring the relationship between magic and art.

Film

ANTONIA QUIRKE

Happiness (18)

Todd Solondz's suburban epic.

An Ideal Husband (PG)

Oliver Parker's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy.

Return to Paradise (15)

Joaquin Phoenix as a young American sentenced to death for drug offences in Malaysia.

Opening on Friday

The Honest Courtesan (15)

Ill-received bodice-ripper with Rufus Sewell and Catherine McCormack.

eXistenZ (15)

David Cronenberg's latest, starring Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Theatre

ROBERT BUTLER

Troilus and Cressida

Olivier, SE1 (0171 452 3000) in rep to July Trevor Nunn's magnificent staging of Shakespeare's bitter take on the Trojan Wars.

Opera

MICHAEL WHITE

Opening this week

King Priam Royal Festival Hall, SE1 (0171 960 4242) tonight Michael Tippett's stark 1950s opera, in concert, conducted by David Atherton. Also live on Radio 3.

Ariadne auf Naxos Barbican, EC2 (0171 638 8891) Tues A rare outing for the original 1912 version of Strauss's score.

Concerts

MICHAEL WHITE

Opening this week

Placido Domingo Barbican, EC2 (0171 638 8891) tonight With the Royal Opera orchestra, in an evening of Spanish zarzuela.

Ivo Pogorelich Royal Festival Hall, SE1 (0171 960 4242) Mon Infamously pouting pianist, sulking through a Chopin programme.

Dance

JENNY GILBERT

Scottish Ballet His Majesty's, Aberdeen (01224 641122) Tues-Sat Reprise of a superb production of La Sylphide, coupled with Robert North's exhilarating Light Fandango.

Opening this week

Jonzi D Place, WC1 (0171 387 0031) Thurs-Sat A global tour of black rhythmic forms.

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