What’s on in London Thursday 14 November

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Whats on in London on Thu 14th November

See what events are on in London on Thursday 14 November 2013.

 at Old Royal Naval College, London
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Guided tour, around the Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College Enjoy a 60-minute tour around the Old Royal Naval College, with one of their knowledgeable Yeoman guides. The historic buildings were designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1690s, as a refuge for old and injured sailors, but its rich history stretches back more than 500 hundred years to when Greenwich Palace was a home to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
 at Carnaby Street, London
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Carnaby Street Christmas lights

to Carnaby Street The Christmas decorations in Carnaby Street are usually a bit different to the ones in Regent Street and Oxford Street, and this year they are going for a 'Year of the Robin' theme -- filling up the streets with hundreds of over-sized robins. The big switch-on will take place on the 14th at 6 PM, with a party running between 5 PM and 9 PM.
 
 at Tower of London, London
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Gun salute, at the Tower of London

Tower of London There will be a 62 gun salute by the HAC at Gun Wharf (the Tower of London), to mark the birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

to National Portrait Gallery The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The Prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles, and photographers are encouraged to interpret 'portrait' in its widest sense.
 
 at Somerset House, London
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Outdoor ice rink, at Somerset House

to Somerset House London has loads of outdoor ice rinks to choose from at Christmas time, but the most glamorous can be found at Somerset House. Even if you only go to watch, the backdrop is spectacular. The 18th-century floodlit courtyard will be decorated with a huge Christmas tree, and you can go shopping for yuletide treats in the Christmas shopping arcade.
 at Charles Dickens Museum, London
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Reading group — at the Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum The Dickens Museum will be the atmospheric venue for a reading and discussion group, focusing on Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" and Elizabeth Gaskell’s "North and South". The event will be led by Dr Jane Gibney, and aims to attract some genuine Dickens enthusiasts. Readers who are less familiar with 19th-century writers will also be welcome.
 
So Solid Crew at O2 Arena, London
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So Solid Crew — Their last ever show!

O2 Arena Following their successful reunion show at the indigo2, So Solid Crew have announced last-ever show will be at The O2. Hailed with paving the way for today's biggest hip-hop crossover stars, So Solid remain the only platinum-selling urban act in the UK to date.
Texas at Eventim Apollo, London
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Texas, at the Hammersmith Apollo

Eventim Apollo Texas are back with their first new studio album in eight years -- "The Conversation". This will be followed by a full UK tour, including one night at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Keane at Under The Bridge, London
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Win tickets to see Keane

Under The Bridge Following the release of "The Best of Keane" in November, Absolute Radio is helping to put on a little intimate gig which will be recorded for broadcast, in front of a small audience of Keane fans. If you'd like to attend the gig then you will need to enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets!
Scouting For Girls at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Scouting For Girls, at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall It seems like only yesterday that Scouting For Girls took the country by storm with their catchy pop songs, but now they're back on the road to plug their "Greatest Hits" album, which includes tracks from their three Top 10 albums and two brand new songs.
 
Frank Skinner at Bloomsbury Theatre, London
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Frank Skinner: Man In A Suit

to Bloomsbury Theatre Frank Skinner is back with a brand-new live show. Frank Skinner famously won the 1991 Perrier Award ahead of fellow legends Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard, but is probably best-known for his TV shows alongside David Baddiel. After starring in his own chat show and self-penned sitcoms he decided to return to the stand-up comedy circuit. Catch comedian Frank Skinner at the Bloomsbury Theatre between the 14th and 23rd November.
 at Hyde Park, London
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Gun salute, for the Prince of Wales’ birthday

Hyde Park There will be a 41 gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park at noon, to mark the birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.
 
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Ravel

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join pianist Boris Giltburg at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as he performs Rachmaninov's "10 Preludes", Prokofiev's "Piano Sonata No.8 in B flat" and Ravel's "La valse".
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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RAF in Concert — A Salute to the Dambusters Generation

Cadogan Hall BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce will be compering a rousing night of musical entertainment on the 70th anniversrary of the legendary Dambusters raid. Salute the camaraderie and fortitude of the 'Dambusters Generation' with music by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force -- including "Night and Day", "Soul Bossa Nova", "In The Mood" and "Apple Honey".
 
Ideal Home Show Christmas at Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, London
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The Ideal Home Show, at Christmas

to Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre The Ideal Home Show at Christmas will provide you with everything you need for the perfect Christmas. You'll get some great ideas about how to decorate your house and cook the dinner, and they will be plenty of inspiring gift ideas for your friends and family. Take your family on a festive day out, to the only place that'll you'll need for the ideal Christmas.
 at Oxford Street, London
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Oxford Street’s Christmas lights

to Oxford Street The big switch-on of the Oxford Street Christmas lights (by Selfridges) is always heaving, with some 40,000 expected to turn up in London's busiest shopping street. The lights have become increasingly commercial as the years have gone by, but this time they have gone for a dazzling blanket of white LED lights, inspired by falling snow.
 
 at London Transport Museum, London
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Visit a disused London underground station

to London Transport Museum Aldwych Underground station was originally called the Strand, but fell into disuse after the war. Its role as an air raid shelter during the Blitz gives it a mysterious history. It is now used for filming and training purposes, and has featured in films like "Atonement" and "V for Vendetta".
 at Regent Street, London
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Regent Street Christmas lights

to Regent Street The big switch-on ceremony will run from 5 PM to 6.30 PM at the junction of New Burlington Street and Regent Street, with the switch-on itself happening at 5.30 PM. This year's celebrity guest stars will be Ty Burrell (the voice of Mr Peabody in "Mr. Peabody and Sherman") and film director Rob Minkoff. There will also be some live entertainment from ex-Spice Girls Melanie C and Emma Bunton, Leona Lewis, Passenger and Eliza Doolittle.
 
Magic Flute at London Coliseum, London
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Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum is putting on a performance of Mozart's great late work, "The Magic Flute". Its comic panto-style story follows the wise priest Sarastro, who tries to release Pamina from the influence of her mother. When the queen sends the young Prince Tamino to search for her, he soon grows to admire Sarastro and reunites him with Pamina.
 at Covent Garden, London
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Covent Garden Christmas lights

to Covent Garden Covent Garden's Christmas lights are usually a little bit wacky, but always spectacular. This year's decorations will boast a 60-foot tree and 15-foot topiary reindeer, with thousands of twinkling lights and huge baubles decorating the Market Building and side streets. The lights will be switched on at 6 PM, accompanied by the sounds of the London Gospel Choir.
 
Stewart Lee at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Stewart Lee — Much-A-Stew About Nothing

to Leicester Square Theatre Stewart Lee is back with a series of "Work in Progress" shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. The acclaimed comedian will present a mixed bag of unrelated ideas, read off of some crumpled bits of paper, in preparation for his new TV series in 2014.
 at Somerset House, London
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Guided tour at Somerset House

to Somerset House This guided tour at Somerset House will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian Enlightenment. As you explore the graceful staircases and atmospheric Deadhouse, you will get to see some scientific curiosities and learn more about British naval power.
 
 at Harrods, London
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Harrods Christmas Grotto

to Harrods If you only take your kids to one Christmas Grotto this year, then make it the best of the bunch -- Harrods. Your kids will be able to meet Father Christmas and share their wish-list for the festive season, taking home an exclusive book, badge and Christmas chocolate.
Strangers On A Train at Gielgud Theatre, London
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Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers On A Train”

to Gielgud Theatre Alfred Hitchcock's fiendishly entertaining "Strangers On A Train" tells the tale of two men having a seemingly innocent conversation about the perfect murder. What if they 'swap' murders, and carry out each other's crime? But for one of the men the chat turns into a nightmare, when the other one carries out the plot...
 
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen

to Queen’s Gallery To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Royal Academy presented a gift of 97 works from some of the most high-profile names in art -- including Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Grayson Perry. This exhibition showcases the entire collection of 97 works, displaying the breadth of membership of the Royal Academy.
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Castiglione: Lost Genius

to Queen’s Gallery The Queen's Gallery's new exhibition is called "Castiglione: Lost Genius". Castiglione worked in oils on paper, and won fame for his drawings and prints. His large, vibrant compositions were works of rare beauty, but he unaccountably fell from fame in the modern era.
 
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum Don your winter mittens and whizz around a 1000-metre square ice rink, set in the grounds of the Natural History Museum. The trees will be decked in fairy lights, and a traditional Carousel will be waltzing round to add to the festive atmosphere. There is also a Cafe Bar at the side of the rink to relax in, selling food and festive treats like mulled wine and hot chocolate.
Mrs Lowry And Son at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“Mrs Lowry and Son” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios Based on the life of the famous painter LS Lowry, "Mrs Lowry and Son" follows him from his early days a rent collector living with his mother, who has taken to her bed and demands complete devotion. It is only at night, while his mother sleeps, that Lowry can go to the attic and paint.
 
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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Masterpieces of Chinese Painting — 700 to 1900

to V&A The "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" exhibition will bring together over 100 of the finest examples of Chinese painting from the beginning of the 8th to the end of the 19th-century, including some of the rarest and earliest surviving pieces.
 at Canary Wharf, London
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Outdoor ice rink, at Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf The outdoor ice rink at Canary Wharf has a spectacular backdrop, sitting in the shadow of London's tallest building -- the skyscraper at Canada Square. This rink has an interesting little feature that sets it apart from the others -- a skate path that allows you to leave the main rink and glide past the fir trees and fairy lights that line the perimeter of the park.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Daumier: Visions of Paris

to Royal Academy of Arts Honore Daumier lived during a turbulent time in France's history, and "Visions of Paris" sets out to explore his legacy. Many of the 130 works have never been seen in the UK before, and include a broad selection of paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculptures from 1830 to 1879. Daumier made his living as a caricaturist, observing and ridiculing the bourgeois society.
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Male Nude: 18th-century Drawings

to Wallace Collection This exhibition contains nearly 40 drawings of male nudes, all drawn in late 17th and 18th-century France. Belonging to the French equivalent of the Royal Academy, these works include pieces by Rigaud, Boucher, Nattier, Pierre and Jean-Baptiste Isabey.
 
Romeo And Juliet at Royal Opera House, London
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“Romeo and Juliet”, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo And Juliet", set to the music of Prokofiev's exhilarating score. It tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers, forbidden to see each other by the rivalry of their families. Romeo And Juliet will be playing at the Royal Opera House on Thu 14th November 2013.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

to Natural History Museum The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will showcase the best images from the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition, selected from 1,000s of international entries. Now in its 49th year, the competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography
 
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 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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The Young Durer — Drawing The Figure

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition of works by Albrecht Durer. It will collect together some of his finest figure drawings, in particular his 'wanderjahre' or 'journeyman' years, as well as some rare works by precursors and contemporaries who remain little known in the UK.
 at British Museum, London
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Beyond El Dorado: Power and gold in ancient Colombia

to British Museum The legend of El Dorado dazzled Europeans for centuries... a lost city of gold in South America. The truth behind this myth is perhaps even more fascinating. This new exhibition features more than 200 objects from Museo del Oro in Bogota, combined with 100 from the British Museum's own collection.
 
Raving at Hampstead Theatre, London
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“Raving”, with Tamzin Outhwaite

to Hampstead Theatre "Raving" tells the story of Briony and Keith, who are not finding parenthood as easy as their friends. When Ross and Rosy organise a relaxing weekend away in Wales (child-free!), an uninvited anarchic adolescent and a fanatical farmer turns their pleasant weekend into chaos.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Paul Klee exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern It's been more than a decade since Paul Klee was last treated to a major UK exhibition. The Tate Modern will be exploring the Swiss artist's work, whose intense and inventive work covered everything from surrealism and cubism, to expressionism and orientalism.
 
Pajama Men at Arts Theatre, London
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“Pajama Men”, at the Arts Theatre

to Arts Theatre Beulah would eat a spider to fit in with the cool kids. Nadine's arm is missing and she would quite like it back. Franz's biggest problem is that life is too easy, and a procrastinating king only has 700 years to get his act together... You can catch the popular theatre show Pajama Men at the Arts Theatre on Thu 14th November.
 at Museum of London, London
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London’s Lost Jewels — The Cheapside Horde

to Museum of London The Museum of London's new exhibition will investigate the secrets of the "Cheapside Hoard". This priceless cache of jewels and gemstones dates from the late 16th and early 17th-century (Elizabethan and Jacobean London), and was discovered buried in a cellar in 1912. But who owned the hoard, when was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?
 
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Elizabeth I and Her People

to National Portrait Gallery The "Elizabeth I & Her People" exhibition will explore the reign of of one of England's greatest Queens - Elizabeth I - through portraits of both her and her people. The many outstanding paintings on display will include portraits of Elizabeth I and her courtiers including famous explorers, statesmen and soldiers.
 at National Gallery, London
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Portrait painting in Vienna, around 1900

to National Gallery This exhibition will explore the central role that portrait painting played in Vienna around the year 1900. Using paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, this ground-breaking exhibition will show how the bourgeois traditions of 19th-century art were swept away by the innovations made by avant-garde artists.
 
 
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