Events in London – 15 April 2012

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 15th April

Comedy Store
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Marcus Brigstocke, at the Comedy Store

Marcus Brigstocke will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Andy Smart, Steve Edis, Stephen Frost, Steve Steen and Josie Lawrence.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Sunday 15 April, or one of London’s musicals

Lyttelton Theatre
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Misterman, at the National Theatre

Thomas Magill lives in Inishfree, a quaint little Irish town. As a fierce evangelist he wants to save this sinful place from itself. Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, and Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt, but they aren't listening. How far will Thomas go in his quest for salvation?
Dorfman Theatre
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Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, at the National Theatre

Old Mack's noisy yard in Trinidad is a cacophony of calypso beats and hymn tunes, where neighbours drink, fight and pass judgment, all whilst trying to build a better life. But Ephraim is determined, and nothing is going to stop him escaping his dead-end job for a nw life in England -- not even the beautiful Rosa.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 15 April for one of these family events

Hampstead Observatory
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See the stars at Hampstead Observatory

Hampstead Observatory is a small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich -- it allows the public to just turn up and see the stars for free. You don't even have to book.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Sunday 15th April and see an exhibition

Serpentine Gallery
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Hans-Peter Feldmann exhibition - Serpentine Gallery

Hans-Peter Feldmann made his name in the 1970s with his expansive and encyclopaedic photographic series, which linked his life-long hobby of collecting with his practice as an archivist of visual culture. This will be Feldmann's first solo show in a UK gallery since winning the 2010 Hugo Boss Prize.
Natural History Museum
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Animal Inside Out - Natural History Museum

You might remember Gunther von Hagens' "Body Worlds" exhibition a few years back... "Animal Inside Out" is an animal version of that exhibit. It features more than 100 anatomical specimens from a tiny frog all the way up to an enormous 4-tonne elephant. The skins have been stripped away so you can see the intricate inner workings of everything from a hare and a goat, to a giraffe, octopus and ostrich.
 

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 15 April?

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace - Exclusive evening tour

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 Bow Room.
Kensington Palace
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Princess Dianas dresses - Kensington Palace exhibition

Kensington Palace will be showcasing a small exhibition of dresses worn by Diana, the Princess of Wales -- some of which will be on display in the UK for the very first time. The dresses will be displayed alongside fashion illustrations and photographs, and will reflect some of the most memorable moments in Diana's life.
 

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 15 April

Imperial War Museum
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War photographs by Don McCullin

Don McCullin is recognised as one of Britain's greatest war photographers. "Shaped By War" is a major new exhibition which explores both his life and work, and includes over 200 of his finest photographs, many which have not been seen in public.
National Army Museum
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Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics

This explosive exhibition features some of the best covers and illustrations from 50 years of the "Commando" comic series. "Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics" will explore the history of the comic from its very first issue, through to its heroic subject matter and its enduring popularity.
 

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Sunday 15th April

 

Classical music

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Royal Festival Hall
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Gilbert & Sullivans The Yeomen of the Guard

John Wilson will be conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra in a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Yeomen of the Guard" at the Royal Festival Hall.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 15 April

National Gallery
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Titians Diana and Callisto

This special exhibition celebrates the National Gallery's acquisition of Titian's "Diana and Callisto". Its companion painting "Diana and Actaeon" was purchased in 2009, and the pair have now been reunited in Room 1. "Diana and Callisto" shows the moment when Diana banishes Callisto after revealing her pregnancy.
British Museum
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See the London Olympic medals, at the British Museum

The British Museum will be hosting a small exhibition showcasing all the medals that can be won at the London Olympics. Also on show will be medals from the 1908 and 1948 London Olympics. The display will tell the complete story of the medals from start to finish, from the mining of the metal to the creation of the designs, to the final casting at the Royal Mint.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Sunday 15th April

Cadogan Hall
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Lets Talk Sport LIVE - with John Motson and Barry Hearn

Football commentator John Motson and snooker supremo Barry Hearn will be joining Mihir Bose for an evening of insight and lively debate at Cadogan Hall. 'Let's Talk Sport LIVE' will lift the lid on the behind-the-scenes shenanigans and sporting scandals in this, the Olympic year. You will also get the chance to throw your own questions into the ring.
Royal Albert Hall
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The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein

Join West End singers Mary Carewe, Ria Jones, Michael Dore and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including favourites like "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" and "Some Enchanted Evening".
Lord’s
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County Cricket - Middlesex v Surrey

If you fancy catching a few innings at the home of cricket then get yourself down to Lord's Cricket Ground for an LV County Championship game between Middlesex and Surrey.
 
 
 
 
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