RHYTHM & REACTION: THE AGE OF JAZZ IN BRITAIN
Until April 22 at Two Temple Place, WC2 (twotempleplace.org). JAZZ hit Britain 100 years ago in the aftermath of the First World War. It was adored by some and reviled by others, but artists, including painters William Roberts and Edward Burra and the painter and sculptor Frank Dobson, fed on the sounds that swept nightclubs and dance halls.
The new music seeped deep into British culture, spawning jazzinfluenced London Underground posters, left, Arthur Sanderson textiles, Carlton Ware ceramics including this Thirties vase, left, by Enoch Boulton, and more. See it all and hear the music free at this lively show in a neo-Gothic mansion that’s worth exploring in its own right, and only open for such major events.