What’s on in London Sunday 1 September

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Whats on in London on Sun 1st September

See what events are on in London on Sunday 1 September 2013.

 at The City, London
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Explore the City’s gardens and churchyards

The City This two-hour tour will explore some of the best and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London. The walk will start at the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral (on St. Paul's Church Yard). There is no need to book, just introduce yourself to the guide outside who will be wearing his or her official badge.
 at Spencer House, London
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Guided tour of Spencer House

to Spencer House Built a short distance from Buckingham Palace with magnificent views of Green Park, Spencer House is one of the finest aristocratic town houses in London. It the city's only great 18th-century private palace to survive intact. The restoration is complimented by a magnificent collection of paintings and furniture, including five Benjamin West paintings graciously lent by Her Majesty The Queen.
 at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London
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Outdoor cinema at Regent’s Park — “The Birds”

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre What could be nicer than spending a summer evening under the stars, watching a great film on a big screen? The screen will be located at the Open Air Theatre -- and amphitheatre-type venue in Regent's Park. Tonight's movie will be Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (15).
 at Buckingham Palace, London
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Buckingham Palace — Exclusive evening tour

to Buckingham Palace This Exclusive Evening Tour of Buckingham Palace offers the visitor a very special insight into the history and use of the State Rooms, and the works of art on display. The tour takes place in the company of an expert guide and includes a copy of the official guidebook and glass of champagne served in the Grand Entrance.
 at Albert Memorial, London
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Guided tour of the Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial This fascinating tour gives you exclusive access inside the Albert Memorial railings to take a closer look at the Frieze of Parnassus and the other fine details on one of the greatest monuments of the Victorian era.
Michael Ball at Kenwood House, London
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Live by the Lake — An Evening of Gershwin, with Michael Ball

Kenwood House Join West End star Michael Ball and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, for an evening of music by George Gershwin in the spectacular grounds of Kenwood House. There will be performances of "Rhapsody in Blue", "Summertime", "An American in Paris", "Cuban Over",and music from "Porgy & Bess".
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Proms #67 — Arvo Part, Britten, Berlioz and Saint-Saens

Royal Albert Hall Join conductor Paavo Jarvi, violinist Janine Jansen and the Orchestre de Paris for Proms #67 at the Royal Albert Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Arvo Part, Britten, Berlioz and Saint-Saens.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Proms #66 — Family Matinee, the Big Proms Bear Hunt

Royal Albert Hall Join conductor Matthew Coorey, In Harmony, the Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choir and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for Proms #66 at the Royal Albert Hall, which will include music by Mussorgsky, Grieg and Stravinsky.
 at London Duck Tours, London
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The D-Day Duck Tour… around London’s World War II sites

London Duck Tours The D-Day Duck Tour is a lively and informative tour suitable for the whole family, which takes you around some of London's most important Second World War sights. Once you enter the water you will get to see what these extraordinary boats were originally designed for -- an amphibious landing on the Normandy beaches!
Paul Merton at Comedy Store, London
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Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence — Comedy Store

Comedy Store TV's Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey and Andy Smart.
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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A caravan of donkeys, in St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's will be home to 25 life-size painted donkeys as part of an interfaith art exhibition. The donkeys will travel all the way from Cairo to Sotheby's, via St. Paul's Cathedral, where they will be auctioned to make money for Egyptian charities.
Dinosaur Zoo at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London
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Dinosaur Zoo! — at the Open Air Theatre

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre This tyrannosauric treat will bring these pre-historic creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before! The highly imaginative live show will teach you all about dinosaurs, and even allow your kids to get up close and personal with them on the picnic lawn. But watch out -- not all of them are as tame as they look!
Strange Interlude at Lyttelton Theatre, London
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Strange Interlude

to Lyttelton Theatre "Strange Interlude" tells the tale of Nina, who escapes her jealous father and embarks on a series of tawdry sexual adventures after the love of her life is killed in the war. But when she marries the amiable Sam and gets pregnant, she learns a horrifying secret which propels her into the arms of another -- with fatal consequences.
Horrible Histories Barmy Britain at Garrick Theatre, London
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Horrible Histories — Barmy Britain

to Garrick Theatre "Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain" is set in loathsome London, where you'll enrol in a Georgian crime school, dance the Tyburn Jig, and lose your head to the horrible Henry! Will Parliament escape the Gunpowder Plot? And why did the Romans never win Master Chef? "Horrible Histories" will teach you all of this, and much more!
 at Clarence House, London
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Clarence House Summer Opening

to Clarence House Clarence House will be opening its doors to the public during the summer months, allowing them to explore the five ground-floor rooms in which the Prince of Wales undertakes official engagements. The arrangement of the rooms remains much as they when the Queen Mother was in residence.
 at Buckingham Palace, London
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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

to Buckingham Palace The Buckingham Palace Summer Opening will grant visitors access to the lavishly decorated State Rooms, taking you through the Grand Entrance, Throne Room, Picture Gallery, Silk Tapestry Room, Ballroom, State Dining Room, Marble Hall and Music Room. There will also be an opportunity to take refreshments in the cafe overlooking the landscaped gardens.
 at Harrods, London
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Harrods’ Christmas World

to Harrods Christmas has started early this year...on the 19th July. Because that's the date that Harrods opened their Christmas department -- 158 days before the big event! So if you always leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, you've got no excuse this year.
Dirty Dancing at Piccadilly Theatre, London
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“Dirty Dancing”, at the Piccadilly Theatre

to Piccadilly Theatre "Dirty Dancing" tells the tale of Baby and Johnny -- two fiery young spirits who come together in the most exciting summer of their lives. It includes all of your favourite tunes from the movie, including 'Hungry Eyes', 'I've Had the Time of My Life' and 'She's Like the Wind'.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Laura Knight Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery Dame Laura Knight was one of the most popular British artists of the 20th-century. She painted everything from dancers at the ballet to gypsies at the races, and was especially acclaimed for her work as an war artist. Her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings, and this exhibition will feature more than 30 of her most distinctive and vivid works.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Mexico — A Revolution in Art

to Royal Academy of Arts Encompassing the years 1910 to 1940, "A Revolution in Art" will examine a period of artistic creativity that took place during and after the Mexican revolution. These years of profound political change are often referred to as a cultural renaissance, when artists were employed by the government to promote the principles of the revolution.
Color Purple at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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The Color Purple — The Musical

to Menier Chocolate Factory Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, "The Color Purple" is an unforgettable story of love and triumph over adversity. The story follows Celie from childhood, as she grows up through times of joy and despair, anguish, hope, and her discovery of love. The play is infused with a joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues.
Were Going On A Bear Hunt at Lyric Theatre, London
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We’re going on a Bear Hunt!

to Lyric Theatre The award-winning kid's book "We're Going On A Bear Hunt" is brought vividly (and noisily) to life in this fun-filled adaptation at the Lyric Theatre. Join the adventurers on their quest to find a bear, wading through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! The theatre play Were Going On A Bear Hunt will be showing on Sunday September 1st, at the Lyric Theatre.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Ibrahim El-Salahi — A Visionary Modernist

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern is putting on an exhibition of works by African artist Ibrahim El-Salahi, bringing together 100 works from his five decade career. The exhibition will follow outlines Ibrahim's personal journey from the Sudan to London, and back to Sudan in 1957. It was there that he established a new visual vocabulary, integrating Islamic, African, Arab and Western traditions. His most recent paintings reflect his joy for life, his spiritual faith, and a recognition of his place in the world.
Amy Winehouse at Jewish Museum, London
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Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait

to Jewish Museum The Jewish Museum is staging an intimate and moving exhibition about music star Amy Winehouse, co-curated by her brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva. The family have allowed unprecedented access to Amy's personal belongings, and the exhibition includes many unseen photographs of her family life.
 at Tate Britain, London
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L.S. Lowry exhibition: “The Painting of Modern Life”

to Tate Britain In what promises to be one of the busiest art exhibitions of the year, Tate Britain will be reappraising the work of L.S. Lowry -- arguably Britain's most popular painter. "Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life" will argue the case for his position as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city, and explore his place in wider art history.
 at National Gallery, London
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Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure

to National Gallery This interesting exhibition will combine the art of Vermeer and his 17th-century contemporaries with rare musical instruments and songbooks from the period. By juxtaposing them with real instruments from the period, you will be able to see the difference between the real objects and the way in which the painters chose to represent them.
Macbeth at Globe Theatre, London
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Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, at the Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre is putting on a production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth". It tells the story of Macbeth, who is promised the Scottish crown by three wicked witches. Driven on by ambition and his ruthless wife, he assassinates the king to realise the prophecy. But as he claims the throne, Macbeth is haunted by demons from his past...
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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BP Portrait Award 2013

to National Portrait Gallery The BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world. More than 2,000 artists are expected to enter this year, and fifty-five of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Paul Gauguin exhibition — Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition of works by Paul Gaugin, collected together by Samuel Courtauld in the 1920s. The Courtauld holds the UK's most important collection of works by the Post-Impressionist master.
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Discovery of Paris, in Watercolour

to Wallace Collection "The Discovery of Paris" focuses on the period between 1802 and 1840, and features more than 60 watercolours, preparatory drawings and associated prints by early 19th-century British artists. The exhibition include works by Turner, Girtin and Bonington, and less familiar artists like Thomas Shotter Boys and William Callow.
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Visions of the Universe

to National Maritime Museum The National Maritime Museum's new "Visions of the Universe" exhibition will tell the story of astronomical imaging - from the earliest hand-drawings all the way up to the latest pictures from Hubble and the Mars Curiosity rover. The exhibition will bring together some of the best astronomical photographs ever made, showcasing over a hundred images of stars, planets, galaxies from NASA, the Russian space programme, and some of the largest telescopes in the world.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Patrick Caulfield exhibition, at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be holding two new exhibitions in parallel, comparing and contrasting the work of Gary Hume and Paul Caulfield. Patrick Caulfield is a celebrated British painter who is best known for his iconic and vibrant paintings of modern life. The exhibition will explore the artist's mastery of colour, graphic elegance and wit, and offer the chance to reassess his influences and legacy.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Gary Hume exhibition, at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be holding two new exhibitions in parallel, comparing and contrasting the work of Gary Hume and Paul Caulfield. The exhibition will spann Hume's entire career, including many well known and recent paintings. It will highlight Hume's innovative use of colour, line and surface in his distinctive compositions.
 at National Gallery, London
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Michael Landy: Saints Alive

to National Gallery 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.
 at British Library, London
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Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

to British Library 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.
London Wonderground at Jubilee Gardens, London
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London Wonderground

to Jubilee Gardens The London Wonderground is a fantastic playground of wonders and curiosities, all sitting in the shadow of the London Eye. You can enjoy everything from circus acts and cabaret, to bars, sideshows and music gigs. The Udderbelly Festival (you can't miss it, it's housed inside a big inflatable purple cow!) is super-strong in big name comedy stars, whilst the headline show "Cantina" has delighted audiences all around the world. London Wonderground will be playing in London on Sunday 1st Sep, during its run at the Jubilee Gardens.
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