What’s on in London Friday 21 February

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Whats on in London on Fri 21st February

See what events are on in London on Friday 21 February 2014.

 at Hyde Park, London
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Walk in Hyde Park — Wintry Water

Hyde Park This guided walk will introduce you to Hyde Park's waterways, from the elegant Serpentine lake to the hidden underground rivers and reservoirs. You will learn how water has been used in the park through history, from ancient monastic fish ponds to the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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London Philharmonic — Berlioz, Rachmaninov and Elgar

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Vasily Petrenko, pianist Kirill Gerstein and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Berlioz, Rachmaninov and Elgar.
 
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Brussels Philharmonic, playing Dukas, Debussy and Ravel

Cadogan Hall Join conductor Michel Tabachnik, pianist Andreas Haefliger and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Dukas, Debussy and Ravel.
Jake Bugg at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Jake Bugg, at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Following the release of his chart-topping debut and successful follow up "Shangri La", Jake Bugg will be playing one night at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.
 
 at Museum of London, London
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Explore London’s Roman Fort

Museum of London Enjoy a short tour of the remains of the western gate of London's Roman military fort, located beneath the streets around the Museum. The fort stood in the north-west corner of a huge wall that surrounded Londinium around 200 AD, and was re-discovered in 1956.
Ross Noble at Cutty Sark, London
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Ross Noble and guests, at the Cutty Sark Theatre

Cutty Sark Ross Noble, the master of improvisational comedy, has received huge critical acclaim for his live performances. This is your chance to see him up close in a unique setting -- the Cutty Sark, which is opening up a little theatre in the lower hold of the ship, where cargoes of tea and wool were once stacked more a century ago.
 
Full Monty at Noël Coward Theatre, London
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The Full Monty

to Noël Coward Theatre Based on the smash-hit film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers, "The Full Monty" tells the tale of how Gaz wandered into a pub one day, only to be told that it's women's only night -- an exotic male dancing troupe is playing. Deciding that there's nothing a bunch of Americans can do that he and his mates can't do better, he decides to form his own troupe of male strippers. Full Monty will be playing in London on Friday 21st Feb, during its run at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Heaven 17 at Jazz Café, London
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Heaven 17, at the Jazz Cafe

to Jazz Café 1980s synthpop superstars Heaven 17 are coming to the Jazz Cafe for two nights in February.
 
Who Do You Think You Are at London Olympia, London
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Who Do You Think You Are? — Live!

to London Olympia London Olympia will be hosting a live version of the popular TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?". If you've ever wondered what your ancestors did for a living, where they lived and how they died, then this show is the perfect place to start. A huge gathering of historians, family history experts and exhibitors will be on hand to help you through the process of discovering your family tree.
Versailles at Donmar Warehouse, London
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“Versailles” — Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse As part of the British delegation sent to Versailles to draw up the peace treaty after World War I, Leonard Rawlinson understands that the choices made in Paris will shape the fate of millions. But the ghost of a fallen loved one still haunts him... "Versailles" is a timely production of a brilliant play, reminding us of this pivotal moment in history at the beginning of the Great War's hundredth anniversary.
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance

to National Gallery The National Gallery's new exhibition will showcase some of the best German Renaissance paintings in their collection, including works by Hans Holbein the Younger, Albrecht Durer and Lucas Cranach. The exhibition will highlight the ways in which their paintings were valued in the 16th-century, for qualities such as expression, inventiveness and technical mastery.
Tell Me On A Sunday at Duchess Theatre, London
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“Tell Me On A Sunday”, at the Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre "Tell Me On a Sunday" follows a newly-arrived English girl in New York, brimming with excitement and optimism, as she sets out to start her new life. But as she explores the city and her own anxieties, she wonders whether she's been looking for love in all the wrong places.
 
Arthur Smith at Soho Theatre, London
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Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen

to Soho Theatre Arthur Smith is bringing his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe show to London. "Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen" will see him reflect on cheery subjects like dementia and death, through the music of Leonard Cohen. His singing will be hugely enhanced by the fabulous Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Richard Hamilton exhibition — Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Pop artist Richard Hamilton was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th-century, and the Tate is proud to present the first retrospective to encompass his entire career -- from his early designs of the 1950s to his final works in 2011.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

to Natural History Museum Travel back in time to prehistoric Britain, long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived, and explore its changing landscapes and the people that lived there. "One Million Years of the Human Story" showcases some amazing archaeological finds from sites around Britain, including a skull from our earliest known Neanderthal, the oldest wooden spear in the world, and many more remarkable objects.
1984 at Almeida Theatre, London
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George Orwell’s “1984″

to Almeida Theatre George Orwell's nightmarish vision of the future is coming to the Almeida Theatre. Winston Smith thinks a thought... but Big Brother is watching. Orwell's fiction is re-examined in a radical new staging which explores modern-day surveillance, and why his terrible vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.
 
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Bailey’s Stardust (David Bailey exhibition)

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery is putting an exhibition of David Bailey's portraits, called ""Bailey's Stardust". Personally selected by David Bailey himself, the 250 images will be arranged thematically to illustrate the extraordinary range of subjects that he has captured throughout his career.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Richard Deacon exhibition, at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of work by Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon. Deacon is one of Britain's leading sculptors, best-known for his large-scale public commissions. The exhibition will include around 40 different pieces, shown alongside a series of important drawings.
 
Frank Skinner at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Frank Skinner: Man In A Suit

to Leicester Square Theatre Frank Skinner is back with a brand-new live show. Frank Skinner famously won the 1991 Perrier Award ahead of fellow legends Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard, but is probably best-known for his TV shows alongside David Baddiel. After starring in his own chat show and self-penned sitcoms he decided to return to the stand-up comedy circuit.
Don Giovanni at Royal Opera House, London
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Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Mozart's operatic masterpiece -- "Don Giovanni" -- which follows the legend of the charismatic nobleman Don Juan and his long-suffering servant, Leporello. As he charms, lies and fights his way through his last hours, pursued by his victims and their angry relatives, Don Giovanni can't resist the urge for further sexual conquests. But when will his luck finally run out?
 
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Romantic landscapes from Britain and Germany

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together an exhibition called "A Dialogue with Nature", which explores the golden age of Romantic landscapes in Britain and Germany between 1760 and 1840. The exhibition will feature 26 drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by the likes of Turner, Palmer, Friedrich, Fohr and Lessing.
Peter Grimes at London Coliseum, London
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Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes”

to London Coliseum The disturbing story of prejudice and persecution is set in a small fishing village on the coast. Fisherman Peter Grimes already has an uneasy relationship with the other locals, and when his apprentice dies the community assumes that he is guilty. Britten's haunting score rolls around with the churning sea and the changing moods of the landscape, resulting in an opera full of menace and beauty. You can hear the opera Peter Grimes at the London Coliseum on Fri February 21st.
 
 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Martin Creed: “What’s the point of it?”

to Hayward Gallery The Hayward Gallery will be putting on the first major survey of Martin Creed's playful and thought-provoking art. The 2001 Turner Prize winner is best known for his minimalistic approach to art that strips away the unnecessary, but preserves a lot of wit, humour and surprise, transforming everyday materials into surprising meditations on the invisible structures that shape our lives.
Only Way Is Downton at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“The Only Way Is Downton” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios Luke Kempner's one-man comedy of impressions comes to London with some exclusive new material. When celebrities start to appear at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras collide in this hilarious parody of some of our most popular TV shows. Can they help the cast of Downton save the estate from financial ruin... again?
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

to National Gallery "The Sunflowers" is a small exhibition which offers visitors the rare opportunity to see two of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflower" paintings side-by-side. One is owned by the National Gallery, and the other comes from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This will be the first time that they have been shown together for 65 years.
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London
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Lynch, Burroughs and Warhol — Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery The Photographer's Gallery is putting on three different displays of work by filmmaker David Lynch, writer William Burroughs and pop-artist Andy Warhol.
 
Weir at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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“The Weir” — Wyndham’s Theatre

to Wyndham’s Theatre The local men are settling down for their daily pint in Brendan's isolated Irish pub. But the arrival of a new woman spurs them to impress her with their stories. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen...
Ghosts at Trafalgar Studios, London
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Ibsen’s “Ghosts”, at the Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios The critically-acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" is coming to the Trafalgar Studios. Following the death of her cruel but seemingly charming husband, Helene tries to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son the truth about him. But Oswald reveals that he has already inherited hislegacy...
 
 at Old Royal Naval College, London
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Guided tour, around the Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College Enjoy a 60-minute tour around the Old Royal Naval College, with one of their knowledgeable Yeoman guides. The historic buildings were designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1690s, as a refuge for old and injured sailors, but its rich history stretches back more than 500 hundred years to when Greenwich Palace was a home to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Fortunes Fool at Old Vic, London
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Fortune’s Fool

to Old Vic Turgenev's savagely funny play, "Fortune's Fool", follows a pair of newlyweds as they arrive at their country estate to be welcomed by a penniless gentleman-in-residence. But then their wealthy and mischievous neighbour calls by for a celebratory lunch, and, fuelled by champagne, the proceedings lead to a shocking revelation with far-reaching consequences. Fortunes Fool will be playing at the Old Vic in London on Friday 21st Feb.
 
Stephen Ward at Aldwych Theatre, London
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Stephen Ward — by Andrew Lloyd Webber

to Aldwych Theatre "Stephen Ward" follows the rise and fall of a society osteopath in the early 1960s. As a friend to film stars, spies, models and government minister, Stephen Ward's rise and ultimate disgrace centres on his involvement with the notorious Christine Keeler, which led to one of the biggest political scandals of the 20th century -- the Profumo Affair. Music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Duck House at Vaudeville Theatre, London
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“The Duck House”… about the MPs expenses scandal

to Vaudeville Theatre "The Duck House" is an outrageous new comedy set in a world of dodgy receipts, deceit, and Parliamentary panic, which satirises the MPs expenses scandal in 2009. A General Election is just one year away, and Robert Houston will do anything to save his seat -- including change sides.
 
Candide at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide”

to Menier Chocolate Factory The Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide". Candide's journey of discovery is anything but dull. This whirlwind adventure is a joyous musical romp trough anguish, happiness, loss and love, as she seeks to prove that "life is happiness indeed".
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Turner and the Sea

to National Maritime Museum The National Maritime Museum's "Turner and the Sea" exhibition will explore Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea. It will include many of his most iconic works, from his transformative early paintings of the late 1790s and early 1800s, to the unfinished, experimental seascapes that he produced towards the end of his life.
 
Strangers On A Train at Gielgud Theatre, London
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Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers On A Train”

to Gielgud Theatre Alfred Hitchcock's fiendishly entertaining "Strangers On A Train" tells the tale of two men having a seemingly innocent conversation about the perfect murder. What if they 'swap' murders, and carry out each other's crime? But for one of the men the chat turns into a nightmare, when the other one carries out the plot...
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen

to Queen’s Gallery To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Royal Academy presented a gift of 97 works from some of the most high-profile names in art -- including Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Grayson Perry. This exhibition showcases the entire collection of 97 works, displaying the breadth of membership of the Royal Academy.
 
 
 
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