Events in London – 27 May 2013

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Monday 27th May

Prince Charles Cinema
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Back To The Future Trilogy - All 3 movies back-to-back

Travel back in time to 1955 and help Marty McFly return to the eighties with the help of Doc's time-travelling DeLorean. The Prince Charles Cinema will be screening all 3 movies from the classic "Back To The Future" trilogy back-to-back over the course of a single evening.
O2 Academy Islington
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Brian McFadden (ex-Westlife), at the O2 Academy

It's been a long time since Brian McFadden split from Westlife, but now he's out and about on his first headline UK tour for more than eight years, in support of his brand-new album "The Irish Connection".
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Monday 27 May, or one of London’s musicals

Globe Theatre
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A Midsummer Nights Dream, at the Globe Theatre

The plot for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love affairs are complicated still further by the arrival of the King and Queen of the Fairies. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius -- but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia... When the lovers take refuge in the woods they wander into the midst of a kingly dispute.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
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Open Air Theatre - To Kill A Mockingbird

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is putting on a production of Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird". Set in the American Deep South, the play follows the lawyer Atticus Finch as he seeks the truth in a small-town community torn by racial injustice.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 27 May for one of these family events

Piccadilly Theatre
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Viva Forever - The Spice Girls Musical

"Viva Forever!" is a new musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls. Written by Jennifer Saunders, the story follows one girl as she pursues her dreams into the world of super stardom. But when her overnight celebrity impacts on her mother and friends, she discovers the true value of friendship in the face of fame and fortune.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Monday 27th May and see an exhibition

National Gallery
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Michael Landy: Saints Alive

Michael Landy will be bringing a contemporary twist to the saints in a series of large-scale sculptures. Landy has scoured car boot sales and flea markets in search of old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct his sculptures, bringing religious iconography to life for a 21st-century audience.
British Library
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Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

The British Library's new exhibition will try and lift the lid on the ways through which governments across the planet have attempted to influence our thoughts for over 100 years... showcasing you the myriad ways that states attempt to influence us, the People.
 

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 27 May?

Queen’s Gallery
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The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

The Queen's Gallery's new exhibition "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" will use paintings from the Royal Collection to explore the sumptuous costumes of the British court in the 16th and 17th-century. The exhibition will feature more than 60 works, including pieces by Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Van Dyck and Peter Lely.
Gielgud Theatre
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The Audience, with Helen Mirren

In what is sure to be a highlight of the theatre year, Helen Mirren will be reprising her role as the Queen in Peter Morgan's "The Audience". For 60 years the Queen has been meeting each of her Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. "The Audience" will imagine what a series of these pivotal meetings were like.
 

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 27 May

 

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Monday 27th May

The City
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Guided walk around Roman London

Explore the city beneath our feet -- as it existed in Roman times. The walk will include the site of the Roman amphitheatre, the military fort and Temple of Mithras. Discover how the city's residents worked, rested and played throughout the life of Roman Londinium.
 
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 27 May

Museum of London
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Michael Caine exhibition - His life and career

The Museum of London will be celebrating Michael Caine's 80th year with a special exhibition celebrating his life and career. The photography exhibition will trace Sir Michael's beginnings as a Cockney rebel, through to his Hollywood years and later life, using a selection of photographs, iconic portraits, and film and audio footage from some of his best-loved movies -- "Get Carter", "Educating Rita", "Alfie" and "The Italian Job".
National Portrait Gallery
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George Catlin: American Indian Portraits

During the 1830s George Catlin documented the Native American peoples and their way of life. His portraits have become one of the most evocative and important records of indigenous peoples ever made. This exhibition will showcase more than fifty of his portraits, and will be the first time that they have been seen together outside America since the 1850s.
 
 
 
 
 
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