Free events in London Wednesday 4 April

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Free events in London on Wed 4th April

Our guide to free events in London on Wednesday 4 April 2012.

 at Buckingham Palace, London
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Changing the Guard, at Buckingham Palace

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.
 at National Gallery, London
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Titian’s “Diana and Callisto”

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.
 
 at British Museum, London
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See the London Olympic medals, at the British Museum

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.
 at National Army Museum, London
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Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics

to National Army Museum 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.
 

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Antarctic photography, from Scott’s expedition4 April“The Heart of the Great Alone” is a remarkable exhibition of photographs from Scott’s Antartic expedition in 1910 and Shackleton’s visit in 1914. The dramatic images include some extraordinary icescapes and shots of the ships towering above the ice.

“Long Day’s Journey Into Night”, with David Suchet4 AprilDavid Suchet will be starring in Eugene O’Neill’s great American play “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”. It tells the story of James Tyrone (Suchet), Mary and their sons, during a long hot summer’s day.

Verdi’s “Rigoletto” — Royal Opera House4 AprilOne of Verdi’s most popular operas, “Rigoletto” tells the tale of a hunchbacked court jester who dotes on his daughter Gilda in the colourful and corrupt world of 16th-century Mantua. But when the wealthy Duke of Mantua sets his sights on her, the course is set for tragedy.

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, performing Verdi’s “Requiem”4 AprilValery Gergiev will be conducting the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Chorus at Barbican Hall in a performance of Verdi’s “Requiem”.

ABBA’s hit musical — “Mamma Mia!”4 April“Mamma Mia!” tells the tale of mum Donna recalling her wild-child youth on the eve of her daughter’s wedding. But when her daughter starts prodding for the identity of her dad, three men land on the Greek island paradise and rekindle memories that they first shared 20 years ago.

Alistair McGowan and Friends4 AprilTV impressionist Alistair McGowan will be performing for an eclectic night of comedy in aid of the Green Party. He will be joined by plenty of friends, including Scott Capurro, Ian Saville, Shelley Bridgman, Calen Harley, David Whitney, Abie Philbin Bownan’s Eco Jihad and Karen Bailey.

All New People4 April“All New People” tells the story of Charlie, who has retreated to Long Beach Island for the winter. With his life in a rut, his little hideaway escape plan is ruined a motley parade of misfits who turn up and darken the mood. What will a fireman, a beauty queen, and a Brit estate agent do cooped up in a beach house?

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture4 AprilThis major new exhibition by David Hockney will span fifty years of his career, picking out the pieces which demonstrate Hockney’s fascination with the depiction of landscape. The exhibition will also include some of his iPad drawings, and a series of films which were shot on 18 cameras.

Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation4 AprilAfter the tremendous success of his “Googlewhack” and “Are You Dave Gorman?” shows, Dave Gorman is back with his most exciting one yet… “Powerpoint Presentation”. For this brand new show he will be teaming up with a projector screen to present a powerpoint presentation. Be warned that some bullet points will be used.

 
 
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