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 London music concert 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. The O2 Arena is welcoming Justin Bieber to the venue for a concert on Fri 8th March.

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

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.

Manet: Portraying Life8 MarchThe Royal Academy of Arts will present an exhibition of Edouard Manet’s portraiture — the first such exhibition in the UK. “Manet: Portraying Life” will feature more than 50 of his paintings spanning his entire career,brought together from public and private collections around the world, and will include a selection of paintings, pastels and photographs.

Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde, in “The Judas Kiss”8 MarchRupert Everett will be starring as the great Oscar Wilde in David Hare’s “The Judas Kiss”. When Wilde’s masterpiece, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, was taking the West End by storm, his fate was already hurtling towards his eventual imprisonment. Forced to make a choice between his lover and his freedom, the ever-romantic Wilde embarked upon a course towards self-destruction.

“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…

“Longing”… with Tamsin Greig and John Sessions8 March“Longing” is a comedy which follows the story of Kolia, who is invited to visit his oldest friends on their country estate. But as their provincial Russian lives play out around him, he finds himself adrift in a miasma of false expectations, missed opportunities and unspoken passions. The cast includes Tamsin Greig, John Sessions and Iain Glen.

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.

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.

Man Ray Portraits8 MarchThe “Man Ray Portraits” exhibition features more than 150 prints from the influential artist’s career, taken in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968. This is the first major museum retrospective of his photographic portraits, and highlights his leading role in the Dada and Surrealist movements.

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.

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