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Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series
See a concert of works by Bach J.S.
Royal Academy of Music, Duke's Hall
On Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 12:00 Read more...
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Eltham Palace and Gardens

Visitors can immerse themselves in Art Deco glamour inside the beautifully restored Eltham Palace, or stroll through its glorious 1930s gardens. Upon doing so, they will discover a rich and varied history, spanning many centuries, from medieval to post war times.

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, which has recently undergone extensive renovations, is a charming attraction with three themed visitor trails and beautiful displays of costumes. Unfortunately information and historical context can be hard to find, but it is nevertheless worth a visit.

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Britten Sinfonia's voyage to Britten at Milton Court

This concert programme was conceived as a single item, with all the works building up gradually to Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Britten Sinfonia and violinist Pekka Kuusisto took their Milton Court audience with them on this voyage.

Thursday 28th November 2013 Read more...
Theatre Profile: The Albany

In our quest to find London's favourite Off West End theatre, our reviewers champion their favourite venues. Today, Marianka Swain tells us why the Albany would get her vote. Vote for your own favourite Off West End theatre below!

Wednesday 27th November 2013 Read more...
Middle Class Mommie Dearest: That Face at the Landor Theatre

19-year old Polly Stenham's début play blew the critics away at the Royal Court in 2007. With a less TV-starred cast it's given an impressive and intimate 80-minute staging at the Landor but may leave you hoping for an equally brilliant second act. At the Landor Theatre

Sunday 17th November 2013 Read more...
Roots at the Donmar Warehouse

The kitchen sink takes centre stage at the Donmar Warehouse, in Arnold Wesker's 1956 play about working class family life. Strarring Jessica Raine, James Macdonald's production of Roots is a terrific piece of ensemble theatre, which manages to speak clearly to a contemporary audience.

Monday 4th November 2013 Read more...
Dumb and dumber: The Dumb Waiter at The Print Room.

Harold Pinter's early play The Dumb Waiter gets a superlative production at The Print Room with Joe Armstrong and Clive Wood excelling in the roles of Gus and Ben, hired assassins waiting — absurdly — in a basement room for their next victim. An auspicious London directorial debut from actor Jamie Glover.

Thursday 31st October 2013 Read more...
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting at the V&A

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700–900 at the V&A is a much-anticipated show that lifts the lid on a treasure trove of traditional and innovative Chinese paintings, elegantly presented in their original political context.

Friday 25th October 2013 Read more...
Love conquers all: English Touring Opera's The Coronation of Poppea appals while it enchants

Claudio Monteverdi's brutally amoral gem still has the power to shock, to stun, and to serenade, as proved by this wonderful production by English Touring Opera. At the Britten Theatre, before touring nationally.

Tuesday 1st October 2013 Read more...
The LSO opens the season with a thrilling performance of Verdi's Rigoletto

The London Symphony Orchestra's 2013/14 season opened with a concert performance of Verdi's opera Rigoletto, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. This brave decision proved a thrilling introduction to the season.

Friday 20th September 2013 Read more...
Parenting ain't easy: Where the Shot Rabbits Lay at the White Bear Theatre Club

Brad Birch's star may be on the rise, but this lukewarm production of one of his subtler plays leaves much to be desired: prescriptive direction and design and staid acting combine to create a rather dull story of the trials and tribulations of parenting. At the White Bear Theatre Club.

Thursday 19th September 2013 Read more...
David McVicar and John Eliot Gardiner give us an enjoyable Figaro at Covent Garden

A mad day indeed: David McVicar's 2006 production of The Marriage of Figaro has returned to the Royal Opera House with Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting. A vocally and dramatically excellent performance from Christopher Maltman is among its highlights.

Wednesday 18th September 2013 Read more...
Loser turns bad: The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas at the Royal Court Theatre

This modern morality tale about capitalism is a brave start to Vicky Featherstone’s tenure as artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre. With insightful writing, well-judged directing and excellent performances, this piece not only holds a mirror to our times, but also challenges our expectations of contemporary theatre.

Monday 16th September 2013 Read more...
Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland's seductive melancholy with Ian Bostridge and Fretwork

The sublime voice of Bostridge seems made for John Dowland's bittersweet laments, and this chamber Prom saw the singer joined by lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and viol consort Fretwork at Cadogan Hall.

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 Read more...
Love in two cold climates: The Pride at Trafalgar Studios

Alexei Kaye-Campbell’s searching and emotionally-charged play split nimbly between two tempores and mores gets a compelling staging and three immaculate central performances at Trafalgar Studios.

Monday 19th August 2013 Read more...
Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris

With a rocket-fuelled, high-octane production of The Flames of Paris, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev set the Royal Opera House stage ablaze with their vitality, energy and sparkling virtuoso dancing. Their natural effervescent characters lit the fuse, which fired up the whole company, resulting in an explosion of delighted cheering from the whole auditorium. 

Sunday 18th August 2013 Read more...
Prom 33: Luminous playing from Uchida, Jansons and the Bavarian Radio SO

The first Proms appearance this year from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons saw them joined by star pianist Mitsuko Uchida for Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. Both this and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique drew top performances.

Friday 9th August 2013 Read more...
A dangerous talent that was silenced too soon: Oliver Reed: Wild Thing at the St James Theatre

Rob Crouch nails the quintessential character of one of the UK's best actors, more notorious for his off-camera antics than his career on film. At the St James Theatre.

Wednesday 7th August 2013 Read more...
Win Two Tickets to The Pride at Trafalgar Studios!

Win two tickets to The Pride, Alexi Kaye Campbell's hilarious and heartfelt landmark play about courage, compassion and the fear of loneliness in life's journey towards self discovery at Trafalgar Studios!

Thursday 1st August 2013 Read more...
The Queen's Coronation 1953 at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation with this special exhibition, displaying original video footage of the event and the sumptuous clothing worn by the Royal Family. But be prepared to fight the crowds to get a close look at any of the exhibits.

Thursday 1st August 2013 Read more...
Very much inside the box: Is art in non-traditional spaces becoming too mainstream?

The act of displaying or performing art in spaces outside of the hallowed concert halls, theatres and galleries used to be the domain of the artistic fringe. But a lot of bigger cultural institutions are now getting in on the game – are these unusual spaces really cutting-edge any more?

Thursday 1st August 2013 Read more...
Bawdy stories with angelic sounds: Gabriel at Shakespeare's Globe

Exciting things continue to happen at the Globe all of the time. With this piece of new writing, playwright Samuel Adamson celebrates the music of Henry Purcell and give us a dramatic insight into England in the 1690s. In Gabriel, dramatic vignettes are interwoven with the music of Purcell: a piece about trumpet music has never been so entertaining. At Shakespeare's Globe.

Tuesday 30th July 2013 Read more...