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Live Music: Magic Violin

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm June 10th 2016

Gundula Gruen Violinist, singer, musical director and more... 'Gruen’s band swirl and flow fascinatingly around her, in obvious thrall to her fearless and commanding playing.' - Froots Gundula is a classically trained violinist whose study and passion encompass Gypsy, folk and klezmer music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She is a performer of note, as well as a teacher and musical director. Her performances include heartfelt vocals in the native languages of the pieces such as

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Screened Musical: Jeff Wayne’s… War of the Worlds

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm May 18th 2016

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds -- Alive on Stage! The New Generation is coming to the big screen for the first time. Filmed in front of a sell-out audience at London's O2 Arena on 15th December 2012, Alive! is a stunning musical multi-media extravaganza based on HG Wells' dark Victorian tale of a Martian invasion of England. Jeff Wayne’s newly re-imagined production with its award-winning score features the holographic and filmed performance of

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Live Music: Belle and the Busker

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm May 13th 2016

Belle and The Busker are an acoustic duo with stunning male and female harmony vocals and acoustic guitar. The London based duo are also experienced buskers regularly playing with a licence on the London Underground, the inspiration for their act and the name itself. The duo know how to work a crowd. Their set includes songs from the 60’s to the present day, which includes songs from Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, Simon and Garfunkel, The Lumineers, The Everly

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ROH: Lucia di Lammermoor

07:15 pm to 10:15 pm April 27th 2016

The Lammermoor fortune is in danger unless Lucia makes a good marriage. Her brother Enrico is horrified to learn she has fallen in love with his sworn enemy Edgardo. Edgardo leaves to fight in France; before leaving he and Lucia privately exchange rings. Meanwhile, Enrico hastily arranges Lucia’s marriage to Arturo. Using a forged letter, Enrico tricks Lucia into believing that Edgardo has been unfaithful. Longing for death, she signs the contract with Arturo – moments before Edgardo

Live Music: Sambossa

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm April 08th 2016

Sambossa! are a 12-piece band based in South East England, playing Latin Jazz for all types of functions, from dance music for parties weddings and clubs, to more relaxed music for listening to at social events. Our repertoire is wide ranging and includes Sambas and Bossa Novas from Brazil through to Cuban Son and New York Salsa, from "Mambo No 5" to "The Girl from Ipanema". The band is also available in smaller configurations from a duo upwards, to suit all venues and budgets. The band has

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ROH: Giselle

07:15 pm to 09:45 pm April 06th 2016

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. Giselle, a peasant girl, has fallen in love with Count Albrecht, who has told her he is a villager named Loys. Her discovery of his true identity has devastating consequences. Giselle is the quintessential Romantic ballet. It transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre

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Film: 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

07:45 pm to 10:00 pm March 09th 2016

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=innt-HV1td8 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his

Live Music: Daniel Smith & His Band

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm March 04th 2016

Daniel Smith is one of the most exciting talents to emerge on the British blues scene in recent years. In 1994, he first shot to prominence with Sonny Black, gaining rave reviews from press, audiences and fellow musicians alike. 1999 saw him launch his own solo career and form The Daniel Smith Blues Band. Virtuoso live performances, his acclaimed debut album 'Southside Boogie' - re-released in 2006, BBC Radio sessions, tours backing USA bluesmen, several Edinburgh International Jazz

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NT: As You Like It

06:45 pm to 09:00 pm February 25th 2016

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of

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Screened Musical: Billy Elliot Live

07:30 pm to 09:45 pm February 19th 2016

Billy Elliot the Musical reached a whole new audience on 28  September 2014 when it was broadcast live from London’s Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and seven additional countries around the world, reaching number 1 at the UK cinema box office. This very special performance featured the return of Liam Mower, the first boy ever to play the role of Billy on stage, in the role of ‘Older Billy’ while 25 past and present Billys reunited for a very special mash-up

ROH: La traviata

07:15 pm to 10:45 pm February 10th 2016

Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production, with three world-class casts led by Venera Gimadieva, Maria Agresta and Nicole Cabell. ‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sings Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and

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NT: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

07:15 pm to 09:30 pm February 03rd 2016

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary

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Live Music: The Three Belles

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm January 29th 2016

The Three Belles all studied Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Portsmouth and formed the group in their final year. They all found that they had a mutual love and almost obsession with The Andrews Sisters and their impressive harmonies, vocal style and characterful performances. After graduating, each with First Class Honours Degrees in July 2011, the girls decided to go full time! https://youtu.be/Lgic-SFGjC4 They have performed at IOW Fest, West End Live at Trafalgar

ROH: Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons

07:15 pm to 09:30 pm January 27th 2016

Mixed programme These two works are performed together:   Rhapsody Rhapsody was created in 1980 and is one of Frederick Ashton’s final works – a virtuoso conclusion to his series of non-narrative ballets. It was created on acclaimed Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, who requested the Ashton commission and whose personality is at the heart of the work. The male Principal role is characterized by exceptionally fluent leaps, turns and lightness of movement. It is twinned

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Literary Lunch: Lucinda Hawksley

12:30 pm to 03:30 pm January 22nd 2016

"The secrets of Queen Victoria’s sixth child, Princess Louise" The secrets of Queen Victoria’s sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumour and gossip than hard facts? When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, often thwarted by inexplicable secrecy, she discovered a fascinating woman, modern before her time, whose story has been shielded for years

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Film Night: A Little Chaos

07:45 pm to 09:45 pm January 13th 2016

A Little Chaos follows Sabine (Winslet), a strong-willed landscape designer who challenges sexual and class barriers when she is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s new palace at Versailles, causing her to become professionally and romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape architect André Le Notre (Schoenaerts).   https://youtu.be/ENSjt4naxlE Ticket price includes a glass of wine, or tea, or

ROH: The Nutcracker Matinee

02:30 pm to 04:45 pm December 27th 2015

 Nutcracker Ballet in two acts       Running time: c.2 hours 15 minutes (including 1 interval) Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. Peter Wright’s

ROH: The Nutcracker

07:15 pm to 09:30 pm December 16th 2015

 Nutcracker Ballet in two acts       Running time: c.2 hours 15 minutes (including 1 interval) Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. Peter Wright’s

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NT: Jane Eyre (12A)

07:15 pm to 10:45 pm December 09th 2015

Jane Eyre Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan,Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's

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Live Music: French Quarter All Stars

07:15 pm to 10:30 pm December 04th 2015

The declared aim of the French Quarter All Stars is to play the authentic jazz from the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. The French Quarter is, and has been since 1722, the area at the heart of New Orleans. Visitors today will still find many of the original buildings including the one on St Peters Street where they’ll find Preservation Hall. The ‘Hall’ as it is known locally, has, for many years been the focal point for keeping alive the music that the city gave to the world. The