Music in London Friday 8 March

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Music in London on Fri 8th March

Our guide to music concerts in London on Friday 8 March 2013.

Nolans at SSE Arena Wembley, London
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The Nolans — Farewell Tour

SSE Arena Wembley Music concert in London at the SSE Arena Wembley. This is your last chance to see Coleen, Bernie, Linda and Maureen -- The Nolans -- as they embark on their Farewell Tour. The all-girl group have sold over 25 million records since their debut in the late-70s, “I’m with big hits like "In The Mood For Dancing", "Who's Gonna Rock You", "Don't Make Waves" and "Gotta Pull Myself Together".
Justin Bieber at O2 Arena, London
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Justin Bieber — The O2

to O2 Arena Teen superstar Justin Bieber is coming to the UK in 2013. The tour will be taking in six different cities, culminating with three nights at the O2 Arena. Catch Justin Bieber at the O2 Arena in London, between the 4th and 8th March.

We don’t have any more concerts, but how about these other nights out on Friday 8 March?

Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire8 MarchThe British Library has a magnificent collection of manuscripts and paintings by the Mughals. At their peak, the Mughals ruled from Kabul in modern-day Afghanistan to most of the South Asian subcontinent. This exhibition will document the entire historical period from the 16th to 19th centuries, through more than 200 exquisite objects.

Brussels Philharmonic, at Cadogan Hall8 MarchJoin conductor Michel Tabachnik, pianist Markus Groh and the Brussels Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Beethoven, Bartok, Debussy and Ravel.

Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea8 MarchAnsel Adams is arguably the most influential photographer in American history. Famous for his dramatic and evocative landscapes, the forests, mountains and coastlines of the US provided a rich environment for Adams’s pioneering photography. This new exhibition features more than 100 of Ansel Adams’s original prints.

Rock Of Ages — with 28 classic rock anthems!8 March“Rock Of Ages” features a thundering mix of 28 arena-rock classics from the glory days of power rock. It follows a small town girl as she falls for a big city rocker, alongside the biggest, corniest rock songs of the 80s. An awesomely good time is guaranteed for all in this hot new rock musical.

Ice Age art… and the arrival of the modern mind8 MarchThe British Museum’s new exhibition showcases masterpieces from the last Ice Age, created between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago. Drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds like our own, this is a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s oldest known sculptures, drawings and portraits.

The Northern Renaissance: Durer to Holbein8 MarchThis new exhibition focuses on the 15th and 16th-century, bringing together more than 100 artworks by some of Northern Europe’s greatest painters. Among the highlights are drawings by Albrecht Dürer, mythological paintings by Lucas Cranach, and preparatory drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger displayed alongside the finished oil portraits.

Barocci exhibition: Brilliance and Grace8 MarchThe National Gallery’s new Barocci exhibition, “Brilliant and Grace”, includes some masterpieces never before seen outside of Italy. A master of the human form, he fused charm and compositional harmony with an unparalleled sensitivity to colour. The exhibition will consist of 14 of his most spectacular altarpieces and four of his finest portraits.

Becoming Picasso: Paris 19018 MarchThe Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition which will tell the story of Pablo Picasso’s breakthrough year in 1901. You will be introduced to his first masterpieces at the beginning of his ‘Blue period’, in which he found his own distinctive voice.

“Quartermaine’s Terms” — with Rowan Atkinson8 March“Quartermaine’s Terms” is a humorous play that follows the lives of seven teachers at an English language school. Chief of the bunch is John Quartermaine (Rowan Atkinson), a kind, agreeable, but utterly hopeless teacher, who is always available to listen to other people’s problems. But when a new Principal is appointed, Quartermaine’s future looks precarious…

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