What’s on in London Wednesday 9 April

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Whats on in London on Wed 9th April

See what events are on in London on Wednesday 9 April 2014.

 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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London Philharmonic — Schumann and Bruckner

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, violinist Renaud Capucon and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Schumann and Bruckner.
Seann Walsh at Soho Theatre, London
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Seann Walsh — The Lie-in King

to Soho Theatre Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Seann Walsh is back on the road with his eagerly anticipated new show — "The Lie-in King". Seann Walsh has appeared on TV shows including "Stand Up For The Week", "Live At The Apollo" and "Argumental. Seann Walsh will be coming to London on Wed April 9th, for a comedy gig at the Soho Theatre.
 
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014

to V&A "The Glamour of Italian Fashion" will take a comprehensive look at Italian fashion between 1945 and the present day, exploring the key companies and individuals that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style. The exhibition will feature round 90 pieces by leading Italian fashion houses including Simonetta, Pucci, Valentino, Gucci, Missoni, GArmani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace.
 at Science Museum, London
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The Energy Show — Science Museum

to Science Museum The Energy Show is an explosive family show which features two futuristic science students, racing against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With a workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, and some help from their virtual lab-assistant, the students will experiment with anything and everything they can find.
 
Another Country at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“Another Country” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios "Another Country" follows the story of Bennett and Judd, a couple of public schoolboys -- one coming to terms with his homosexuality, and the other a committed Marxist. But in the 1930s the Establishment had ways of dealing with rebels, and when a scandal hits the school, the young men must make choices which will have a momentous impact on their lives and on the future of their country.
Handbagged at Vaudeville Theatre, London
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“Handbagged” — about the Queen and Margaret Thatcher

to Vaudeville Theatre "Handbagged" is a wickedly funny new play which tells the story of two iconic women — Liz and Maggie. One is destined to rule, the other is elected to lead. But when the Queen and Margaret Thatcher got behind closed doors, and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Paolo Veronese — Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

to National Gallery This exhibition will showcase ten of the National Gallery's own paintings by Paolo Veronese, alongside 40 other works loaned by museums around the world. Veronese was one of the most influential and beautiful painters of the Venetian Renaissance, creating complex fresco decorations, large-scale altarpieces, devotional paintings, portraits and historical pictures.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Renaissance Impressions — Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts "Renaissance Impressions" will explore Chiaroscuro woodcuts from two of the finest collections in the world. This 16th-century printing technique made dramatic use of light and dark to breathe new life into well-known biblical scenes by famous Renaissance painters like Parmigianino, Raphael and Titian.
 
Other Desert Cities at Old Vic, London
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Other Desert Cities

to Old Vic It's Christmas Eve in Palm Springs, and novelist Brooke Wyeth has returned home to celebrate Christmas with her family. But then she drops a bombshell — she is planning to write a tell-all memoir, exposing some of the most painful chapters of her family's past. Will Brooke's revelations push her fractured family relations to the point of no return?
Fatal Attraction at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
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Fatal Attraction

to Theatre Royal Haymarket Based on the classic movie starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, "Fatal Attraction" begins with a casual encounter in a bar, but quickly builds into a frightening tale of obsession and revenge for successful New York lawyer Dan Gallagher, when his conquest turns out to be a beautiful but dangerously unstable woman...
 
Two Into One at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Two Into One

to Menier Chocolate Factory The Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Ray Conney's hilarious comedy "Two Into One". All George Pigden has to do is book a hotel room for MP Richard Willey to meet his mistress. But when the bumbling aide makes a disastrous mistake, some extreme complications ensue...
 at British Museum, London
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Vikings: Life and Legend

to British Museum The Vikings are coming! This is the British Museum's first major exhibition on Vikings for more than 30 years. The Viking age (800-1050) was a period of major change across Europe, when they spread from their Scandinavian homelands to create new cultures on four different continents. The highlight of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship.
 
 at Serpentine Gallery, London
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Haim Steinbach — Once Again The World Is Flat

to Serpentine Gallery "Once Again The World Is Flat" will feature work by the American artist Haim Steinbach, drawn from across his forty-year career. The exhibition will include major new works, some reconfigured installations and a selection of grid-based paintings from early on in his career.
 at Serpentine Gallery, London
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Martino Gamper: Design is a State of Mind

to Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery's new exhibition will be curated by the Italian designer Martino Gamper. "Design is a State of Mind" is not your normal sort of exhibition. It will present an extensive landscape of shelving systems from the 1930s to the present day, telling the story of their design, and their impact on our lives.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Rain Lust — Tate Britain

to Tate Britain "Ruin Lust" will explore the use of ruins in art from the 17th-century to the present day. It will include more than 100 works by artists such as JW Turner, John Constable, John Martin, Paolozzi, Whiteread and Dean. The exhibition begins with the craze for ruins that overtook artists in the 18th-century. Turner and Constable were among those who toured Britain in search of ruins. The exhibition will also explore ruination caused by slow decay and abrupt apocalypse.
Blithe Spirit at Gielgud Theatre, London
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“Blithe Spirit” — with Angela Lansbury

to Gielgud Theatre The Gielgud Theatre will be putting on a production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", which tells the tale of a clairvoyant invited to a house for a seance. But whilst she's lost in a trance, she unwittingly summons up the ghost of the host's dead wife, who straight away makes a play to reclaim her husband...
 
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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The Great War in Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery With the centenary of the First World War coming up this year, the National Portrait Gallery will be putting on a timely exhibition of "Great War Portraits". The exhibition will look at the different roles, experiences and destinies of those caught up in the conflict.
I Cant Sing at London Palladium, London
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I Can’t Sing! — The X-Factor Musical

to London Palladium "I Can't Sing!" is the hilarious new musical based on the X-Factor, written by Harry Hill. Go behind the microphones at the biggest show on earth, and follow one girl's journey to the final round. This fantastic new musical features a whole host of deliriously funny songs bursting with Harry Hill's side-splitting silliness. The X-Factor's regular judges will also some in for some merciless mickey-taking.
 
 at Cartoon Museum, London
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Spitting Image: From Start to Finish

to Cartoon Museum The Cartoon Museum will be celebrating one of TV's most iconic shows, with an exhibition of cartoons, caricatures and puppets from "Spitting Image". All of the most memorable characters will be there, including Maggie, John Major, Michael Jackson... and the a few familiar Royal faces.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Norman Stevens — Selected Prints

to Royal Academy of Arts Norman Stevens trained as a painter alongside John Loker, David Hockney and David Oxtoby, and became a master of printmaking in the early 1970s. His prints make great use of colour, light and shade to create powerful and haunting effects.
 
Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House, London
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The Royal Ballet — “The Sleeping Beauty”

to Royal Opera House The Royal Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty". Tchaikovsky's score is one of the finest in all classical music. It tells the story of Princess Aurora, cursed on her christening day by the wicked fairy Carabosse. She is doomed to prick her finger on a spindle and die. But a kind fairy tempers the curse so that the Princess will instead fall asleep for 100 years -- and be woken by a handsome prince.
 at National Gallery, London
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Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance

to National Gallery The National Gallery's new exhibition will showcase some of the best German Renaissance paintings in their collection, including works by Hans Holbein the Younger, Albrecht Durer and Lucas Cranach. The exhibition will highlight the ways in which their paintings were valued in the 16th-century, for qualities such as expression, inventiveness and technical mastery.
 
 at Tate Modern, London
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Richard Hamilton exhibition — Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Pop artist Richard Hamilton was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th-century, and the Tate is proud to present the first retrospective to encompass his entire career -- from his early designs of the 1950s to his final works in 2011.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

to Natural History Museum Travel back in time to prehistoric Britain, long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived, and explore its changing landscapes and the people that lived there. "One Million Years of the Human Story" showcases some amazing archaeological finds from sites around Britain, including a skull from our earliest known Neanderthal, the oldest wooden spear in the world, and many more remarkable objects.
 
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Bailey’s Stardust (David Bailey exhibition)

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery is putting an exhibition of David Bailey's portraits, called ""Bailey's Stardust". Personally selected by David Bailey himself, the 250 images will be arranged thematically to illustrate the extraordinary range of subjects that he has captured throughout his career.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Richard Deacon exhibition, at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of work by Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon. Deacon is one of Britain's leading sculptors, best-known for his large-scale public commissions. The exhibition will include around 40 different pieces, shown alongside a series of important drawings.
 
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Romantic landscapes from Britain and Germany

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together an exhibition called "A Dialogue with Nature", which explores the golden age of Romantic landscapes in Britain and Germany between 1760 and 1840. The exhibition will feature 26 drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by the likes of Turner, Palmer, Friedrich, Fohr and Lessing.
 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Martin Creed: “What’s the point of it?”

to Hayward Gallery The Hayward Gallery will be putting on the first major survey of Martin Creed's playful and thought-provoking art. The 2001 Turner Prize winner is best known for his minimalistic approach to art that strips away the unnecessary, but preserves a lot of wit, humour and surprise, transforming everyday materials into surprising meditations on the invisible structures that shape our lives.
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

to National Gallery "The Sunflowers" is a small exhibition which offers visitors the rare opportunity to see two of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflower" paintings side-by-side. One is owned by the National Gallery, and the other comes from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This will be the first time that they have been shown together for 65 years.
Weir at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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“The Weir” — Wyndham’s Theatre

to Wyndham’s Theatre The local men are settling down for their daily pint in Brendan's isolated Irish pub. But the arrival of a new woman spurs them to impress her with their stories. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen... Weir will be playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London on Wednesday 9th Apr.
 
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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City in Spires — a tour of Wren’s churches

St. Paul’s Cathedral This enjoyable walk will take around some of Christopher Wren's finest City churches. After the Great Fire of London he rebuilt 51 of them, including St Michael Paternoster Royal (Dick Whittington's church) and St Mary-le-Bow (the Cockney church). Judge for yourself which is the finest.
 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 National Maritime Museum, London
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Turner and the Sea

to National Maritime Museum The National Maritime Museum's "Turner and the Sea" exhibition will explore Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea. It will include many of his most iconic works, from his transformative early paintings of the late 1790s and early 1800s, to the unfinished, experimental seascapes that he produced towards the end of his life.
Jeeves And Wooster at Duke of York’s Theatre, London
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“Jeeves & Wooster” — Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre When a delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie is called on to play matchmaker -- reconciling the drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie can't pull off the wedding of the season he'll be forced to marry the ghastly girl for himself!
 
 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 Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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British drawings, from 1600 to the present day

to V&A This exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Rossetti, Spencer, Freud and Hockney. The display will trace the central role played by drawing in portraiture and landscape paintings, and a selection of contemporary works will demonstrate drawing's continuing importance for artists.
 
 
 
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