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Nancy Kerr: Words and Music
Where; Kings Place When; 1st – 3rd Dec Info; Folk singer Nancy Kerr brings a series of events exploring different dialogues we create in relation to our environment through literature, music and song. This exciting series see some of the finest contemporary folk music performers partner up with some of our time’s most insightful writers.  [...]
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BBC Symphony Orchestra – Neil Brand’s A Christmas Carol
Where; Barbican When; 2nd Dec, 7.30pm Info; This is set to be one of the most atmospheric, musically brilliant retellings of Dickens’s timeless classic. The BBC Symphony orchestra will be taking you back in time to see Scrooges past, present and future. Joined by a superb line up of actors, this will be a fantastic [...]
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LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL, PIANO
Where; St John’s Smith Square When; 2nd Dec, 7.30pm ‘A pianist with a profound gift’ The Guardian Info; Louis Schwizgebel makes his debut in the International Piano Series. As the recent BBC 3 new generation artist, Schwzigebel will be showcasing a phenomenal range of classical masterpieces, from Mozart to Schumann you are in for a true [...]
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BIANCO
Where; Southbank Centre When; 23rd Nov – 22nd Jan Info; You are invited to join the Southbank Centre in a marvellous, dramatic, live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State. BIANCO is an immersive somewhat spectacular circus taking place above, behind and all around a standing audience. This is a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed [...]
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Britten Sinfonia – Alice’s Adventures Under Ground
Where; Barbican When; 28th Nov, 7.30pm Info; Opera through the looking glass: Lewis Carroll meets classical music’s funniest living composer in Gerald Barry’s uproarious new opera. This surreal imagining collides with the off-the-wall humour of the composer in what’ll surely be the most entertaining operatic premiere of the year. Nothing’s as it seems… Britten Sinfonia – [...]
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ROUNDHOUSE & SCOTTEE PRESENTS; Putting Words in your Mouth
Where; Roundhouse When; Now Showing – 3rd Dec, 8.00pm Info; In the lead up to the European referendum, Scottee travelled across England to interview LGBTQI people angered by mainstream politics. This new piece explored the notions of belonging, identity and the legacy of Thatcherism, challenging what it means to be British and queer in 2016, in this [...]
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BEING A MAN
Where; Southbank Centre When; 25th – 27th Nov Info; Now in its third year, this major man orientated festival returns to take over Southbank Centre…  Meet the pioneers who are pushing beyond the limits men have inherited. With discussions and debates on everything from shared paternity leave to shyness, from video games to transgender identity, BAM invites you [...]
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Natural History; Museum Dippy Late
Where; Natural History Museum When; 25th Nov, 6.00 – 10.00pm (Silent disco after party from 10.15pm) Info; For this adult only special late you (and your inner child) are invited to partake in a number of dino themes activities, watch performances, explore the site then you can even top your night off with the museums very own [...]
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Royal Court Theatre – The Children
Where; Royal Court Theatre When; 17th Nov – 14th Jan Info; “At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit.” Open your eyes to the story of two retired nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and [...]
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EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL
Where; Southbank Centre  When; Now Open – 20th Nov Info; The EFG London Jazz is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. A landmark musical celebration, the festival has long been acclaimed for delivering a mixture of world-class artists and emerging stars, and energizing audiences, both, new [...]
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City of London Sinfonia CLOSER: DIED FOR LOVE – WITH SAM LEE
Where; St John at Hackney When; 17th Nov, 7:30pm Info; City of London Sinfonia are kicking off their 2016/17 series in style with the launch of their Folk Tunes and Tall Tales. Their adventure begins in our own Fair Isles with Sam Lee, and songs of lost love. Featuring ancient tales and tunes collected from [...]
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BBC Concert Orchestra ‘The Battle of the Somme’ with live score
Where; Royal Festival Hall When; 18th Nov, 7.30pm Info; See the iconic 1916 film by Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, with Laura Rossi’s acclaimed music performed live. The screening is preceded by a talk by the Imperial War Museums’ senior curator Dr Toby Haggith and the composer Rossi herself.  Marking and remembering a century since the end [...]
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James Wilton Dance – Leviathan
Where; The Place When; 15th & 16th Nov, 8.00pm Info; Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship’s captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew is drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain [...]
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BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BERLIOZ – GRANDE MESSE DES MORTS
Where; Royal Albert Hall When; 13th Nov, 7.30pm Info; A breathtaking, roof-raising Requiem performed on Remembrance Sunday. Of all the Requiems, Berlioz’s epic Grande Messe des Morts is among the largest. Its musical complexity involves a gargantuan ensemble, including three choirs and colossal brass. This unforgettable evening is set to unleash an incredible range of expression [...]
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How to win games and beat people
Where; Royal Institution When; 11th Nov, 6.00pm Info; As everyone knows, it’s not the winning that counts, it’s the taking part. Nonsense: that is the battle cry of the loser. From an aerodynamicist’s advice on paper aeroplanes, to a game theorist’s thoughts on Monopoly, as well as some cheeky tips on pillow fighting, this is [...]
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Joan Clevillé Dance- Plan B for Utopia
Where; The Place When; 10th Nov, 8.00pm Info; You have a plan, and then you don’t. You have a dream, then you wake up. The question is: do you pick up the pieces and try again? Tipping between humour and pathos, this brilliant show looks at the role that imagination and creativity can play as a catalyst [...]
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FAURÉ REQUIEM; Westminster Cathedral Choir
Where; Westminster Cathedral When; 9th Nov, 7.30pm Info; Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem is one of the best loved pieces in the entire choral repertoire. Its contemplative, soothing atmosphere contrasts with the dramatic settings of the Requiem Mass, and the composer’s own feelings on death. It is set to be a fantastic concert… So join Westminster Cathedral Choir for a [...]
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Astrobiology: The truth is out there
Where; The Royal Institution When; 7th Nov, 7.00pm Info; For millennia, humans have looked to the stars and wondered – are we alone in the universe? From studying extreme life on earth to searching for planets and listening for alien signals, science seems to be bringing us ever closer to answering this question. Jim Al-Khalili’s new book Aliens, explores [...]
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Britten Sinfonia; Steve Reich at 80
Where; Barbican When; 5th Nov, 6.30pm Info; Britten Sinfonia is celebrating in the style for the master of minimalism’s 80th birthday. This subtle yet utterly sublime concert shows some of Reich’s most innovative and uncompromising works, so sit back and enjoy the splendour. Britten Sinfonia – Steve Reich at 80
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Hamlet
Where; Stratford Circus When; 2nd – 5th Nov Info; ‘Provocative and intriguing… fresh  and  fiercely committed’  The Times For the first time in Britain, an all-black cast present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy on tour this Autumn, as this classic is given a breath of new life! Remember me…. Denmark, a Black Empire of modern England, where an intelligent young [...]