Five things to do or see this month

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Hope to Nope

Hope to Nope: Politics and Graphics 2008-2018
Design Museum, London, 28 March to 12 August

From the global financial crash and the Arab Spring, to ISIS, Brexit and Trump, this exhibition explores the numerous ways graphic messages have challenged, altered and influenced key political moments. With over 160 objects and installations, relating to Occupy Wall Street, the Umbrella movement in Hong Kong, and more, there are posters, placards and interactive displays.

Jessica Jones, season 2
On Netflix from 8 March

Appropriately launching on International Women’s Day, Netflix’s foremost female superhero is back on the streets of New York. Sardonic, angry and self-medicating on whiskey, Jessica Jones PI is taking cases from an eager public. She will also be delving into her own past. A gritty corner of the Marvel universe, which takes up issues for the #MeToo generation.

Wonder Women 2018
Manchester, various venues, 1 to 31 March

A programme of exhibitions, tours, debates, performances and screenings at museums and galleries across the city. This is the fifth year of Manchester’s feminist festival. Highlights include an exhibition of work by feminist artist Annie Swynnerton at Manchester Art Gallery and theatre performance She Bangs the Drums at the Museum of Science and Industry from 8 to 11 March.

Bacon to Doig: Modern Masterpieces from a Private Collection
National Museum Cardiff until 25 March

Last chance to catch this exhibition of works by some of Britain’s key 20th century artists before it disappears back into private hands. Includes works by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney and more. Not a bad selection — and free entry too!

Rachel Howard: Repetition is Truth — Via Dolorosa
Newport Street Gallery, London, until 28 May

The first UK exhibition of Howard’s series of paintings, which deals with human rights abuses through imagery relating to the Stations of the Cross — moments on the path taken by Jesus to Mount Calvary. The show includes a work based on the infamous image of a prisoner being tortured by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003 — hooded and stood on a box in a cruciform position.