What’s on in London Sunday 17 June

Whats on in London on Sun 17th June

See what events are on in London on Sunday 17 June 2012.

Sport in London at Middlesex at Lord’s

Lord’s If you fancy watching some fast-paced Twenty20 at the home of cricket then get yourself down to Lord's Cricket Ground for the Friend's Life T20 game between Middlesex and Sussex.
Comedy in London: Paul Merton at Comedy Store

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Comedy Store TV's Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart and Lee Simpson.
 
Classical music in London: Barbican Hall

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Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle will be conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Barbican Hall, as they perform Brahms' "Symphony No 3", Webern's "Six Pieces for Orchestra" and Schumann's "Symphony No 3 Rhenish".
Art exhibition at Courtauld Gallery

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to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition called "Mantegna to Matisse", which showcases some of the greatest works from the gallery's collection. Artists on show will include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Mantegna, to works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Matisse.
 
Art exhibition at Hayward Gallery

to Hayward Gallery The "Invisible Art" exhibition will bring together works of art from the past 50 years that explore ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. Many of the works will seek to turn our attention towards the unwritten rules and conventions that shape our understanding of art, whilst other works will emphasize the important role that our imaginations must play.
Theatre show in London: Gatz at Noël Coward Theatre

to Noël Coward Theatre "Gatz" is set in an everyday office where the bored workers happen upon a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". They then proceed to read it aloud (word for word) as the story's characters swirl around them.
 
Theatre show in London: Henry V at Globe Theatre

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to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's patriotic history play "Henry V". Set immediately before and after the events of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Shakespeare's masterful plot tells the story of Henry's campaign to reclaim his English possessions in Northern France.
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts Have you ever dreamt of seeing your art up on the walls of one of London's major galleries? The Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new and recent work by established, unknown and emerging artists.
Fortnum & Mason

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to Fortnum & Mason Now that summer is upon us, how about enjoying a posh picnic in the park, courtesy of Fortnum & Mason. Not only will they supply a ready-made feast (complete with crockery and cutlery), but they can also deliver it straight to your picnic rug, as you sit and soak up the rays.
Childrens event in London at Alexandra Palace

to Alexandra Palace Alexandra Palace will be hosting their annual Summer Fun Fair with plenty of rides, dodgems, traditional stalls with prizes and refreshments.
 
Theatre show in London: Antigone at Olivier Theatre

to Olivier Theatre In attempt to wrest control of a city ravaged by war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's rebellious brother. But when she defies him, Creon orders her to be buried alive as punishment. The citizens daren't object, but the prophet Teiresias speaks of the gods' anger: the rotting corpse is polluting the city. You can catch the popular theatre show Antigone at the Olivier Theatre on Sun 17th June.
Musical in London: Ragtime at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre "Ragtime" is a poignant but ultimately triumphant musical which unites three families split by race and destiny. The timeless struggle between wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, and hope and despair, make this a theatre experience not to be missed.
 
Art exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

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to National Portrait Gallery "The Queen: Art And Image" will bring together sixty images of Elizabeth II from throughout her reign, to show how the way she has been portrayed has changed down the decades. It will include formal portraits and photographs from the likes of Pietro Annigoni, Cecil Beaton, Lord Lichfield, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud.
Theatre show in London: The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe at Kensington Gardens

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to Kensington Gardens CS Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" is one of our best-loved children's tales, and Kensington Gardens will be hosting an enchanting theatrical experience when a specially created pavillion with 1480 seats and a circular stage will act as a doorway into the magical land of Narnia.
 
Art exhibition at Queen’s Gallery

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to Queen’s Gallery The "Anatomy" exhibiton at the Queen's Gallery will explore Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human body. Long regarded as one of the greatest Renaissance artists, da Vinci was also a pioneer when it came to understanding the human anatomy.
Free event in London at Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace Strolling down The Mall to Buckingham Palace and watching the "Changing of the Guard" is one of the must-do events in everyone's itinerary. The new set of guards arrive on the forecourt accompanied by a military band, which they take part in a ceremonial handing over of the keys.
 
Theatre show in London: Collaborators at Olivier Theatre

to Olivier Theatre The Olivier Theatre will be putting on a production of "Collaborators". Mikhail Bulgakov is living with Moscow's dissidents, and constantly watched by the secret police. But his dreams of freedom may cost him his life when he's commissioned to write a play to celebrate Stalin's 60th birthday.
Museum exhibition in London at National Maritime Museum

to National Maritime Museum This year's Diamond Jubilee gave us a magnificent display of boats on the Thames, the likes of which we hadn't seen for two hundred years. This new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum will reveal what the royal river was like in years gone by, when it played host to the pomp and pageantry of the crown.
 
Art exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

to Saatchi Gallery Forty artists are included, using a wide variety of styles and methods. You'll see everything from street portraits of everyday folk, to close-ups of ageing bodies and flamboyant eccentrics. You'll catch glimpses of interesting stories, without knowing what the story is -- like a man handcuffed to a pipe, and a child having his head wound dressed.
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

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to 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.
 
Art exhibition at Tate Modern

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to Tate Modern Damien Hirst first came to attention in the 1980s and has gone on to become one of the most influential artists of his generation. This exciting exhibition will bring together key works from his first twenty years, including many of his iconic sculptures, medicine cabinets and spot and spin paintings.
Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace 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.
 
Theatre show in London: Noises Off at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre The Novello Theatre will be putting on a production of Michael Frayn's side-splitting comedy, "Noises Off" -- hailed as one of the best British comedies ever written. The plot follows the backstage shenanigans of a theatre company as they stumble their way through rehearsals to a shambolic first night and a final disastrous performance.
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery 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.
 
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

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to Tate Britain "Picasso and Britain" will explore the artist's lifelong connections with this country. The exhibition will consist of 150 works charting Picasso's rise in Britain, tracing the ways in which his work was exhibited and collected here during his lifetime. It will also examine the artist's impact on 20th-century modernism.
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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to 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.
 
Theatre show in London: A Midsummer Nights Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's enduring story of young love. The plot for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love lives are complicated still further by the arrival of the King and Queen of the Fairies.
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Cutting through 500 years of history, the exhibition will include works by Lely, Kneller, Mondrian, Bomberg and more. It was also explore the 16th and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish artists who came over in search of new patrons for their landscape and still-life work.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

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to Natural History Museum Captain Robert Scott's expedition to Antarctica in 1910-1913 was one of the most famous expedition's of all-time. This extraordinary exhibition commemorates the centenary by collecting together artefacts used by his team, alongside a life-size representation of Scott's base-camp, which still survives in Antarctica.
Musical in London: Wizard Of Oz at London Palladium

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to London Palladium Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of "The Wizard of Oz" is an enchanting adaptation of the classic MGM movie. Click your heels and join the Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, cowardly Lion and Toto, as they travel along the yellow brick road to the magical land of Oz... but watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West! The musical Wizard Of Oz will be playing on Sunday June 17th at the London Palladium.
 
 
 
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