Events in London – August 2013

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Music, comedy & film

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British Museum
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Monster Movie Weekend - The Mummy

British Museum The British Museum will be putting on a Monster Movie Weekend, featuring three classic British films from the 1950s. Tonight's movie will be "The Mummy" (PG) from 1959, starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #65 - Film Music Prom

Royal Albert Hall Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra for Proms #65 at the Royal Albert Hall -- the "Film Music Prom" -- which will include music from music from "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Alien", "Independence Day", "Star Wars" and "Superman".
 

Theatre shows

Book yourself a meal and a night at the theatre this August

Olivier Theatre
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Christopher Marlowes Edward II

to Olivier Theatre Edward II lavished his lover Gaveston with titles and riches. But their all-consuming lust quickly makes enemies of the barons and bishops, and threatens to tear England to pieces. Christopher Marlowe's magnificent play "Edward II" is an exploration of power, sexual obsession, and a king who treats the kingdom as his playground.
SSE Arena Wembley
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Peter Pan - The Never Ending Story

to SSE Arena Wembley "Peter Pan The Never Ending Story" is a hi-tech fantasy adventure that you'll never forget! Watch Peter Pan fly high above the stage and marvel at the spectacular scenery, all brought to life by state-of-the-art digital imaging, and help Peter, Wendy and Tinkerbell cross swords with Captain Hook and his Pirates.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Here are some ideas if you’re planning a family holiday in London this summer

Hyde Park
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See the bats in Hyde Park

Hyde Park Here's your chance to observe the cute little bats that live around the grounds of Hyde Park. Hopefully you will see at least three different species - common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles, noctules and if you're lucky, Daubenton's bats feeding over the water.
Hyde Park
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Family Evening: Bats, moths, fire and food

Hyde Park Get the family wrapped up and join the Royal Parks Foundation's education team as they try and observe the cute little bats that live around the grounds of Hyde Park. Hopefully you will see at least three different species - common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles, noctules and if you're lucky, Daubenton's bats feeding over the water.
 

Art & Museums

A list of summer events and exhibitions in the capital’s galleries and museums

Natural History Museum
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Solve a crime, at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum "Crime Scene Live" is an award-winning event where you will step into the shoes of a CSI and, with the help of real forensic scientists and detectives, collect the evidence from a grisly Museum murder. Then you'll witness the trial where real-life barristers will cross-examine the experts and call everything into question.
 

Royal & Religious

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

St. Paul’s Cathedral
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A caravan of donkeys, in St. Pauls Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's will be home to 25 life-size painted donkeys as part of an interfaith art exhibition. The donkeys will travel all the way from Cairo to Sotheby's, via St. Paul's Cathedral, where they will be auctioned to make money for Egyptian charities.
 

Political & Military

Daily parades and political events taking place during August

Museum of London
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Explore Londons Roman Fort

Museum of London Enjoy a short tour of the remains of the western gate of London's Roman military fort, located beneath the streets around the Museum. The fort stood in the north-west corner of a huge wall that surrounded Londinium around 200 AD, and was re-discovered in 1956.
 

Sightseeing tours

If you’re visiting London in August then try one of these sightseeing tours

Kensington Palace
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Garden History Tour, at Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace The Garden History Tour at Kensington Palace will explore the recent transformation of the palace gardens, their history, and their wider setting within the park. Also included will be the Golden Gates, the grand statue of Victoria, and free entry into the Sunken Garden (normally closed to the public).
 

Classical music

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during August

Kenwood House
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Live by the Lake - Opera Alfresco

Kenwood House Join the English National Opera Orchestra and soloists Wynne Evans, Fiona Murphy, Kai Ruutel and David Webster in the beautiful setting of Kenwood House, for a special evening of opera arias by the lake. The music will come from some of the world's most famous operas, including pieces by Wagner, Bizet, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini.
 

Free events

Visit London on the cheap in August, by trying these great free events

Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #38 - Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Beethoven

Royal Albert Hall Join conductor Vasily Petrenko, Codetta, the Irish Youth Chamber Choir and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for Proms #38 at the Royal Albert Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Vaughan Williams, Mark Anthony Turnage and Beethoven.
 

Other London events

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during August

Oval
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County Cricket - Surrey v Derbyshire

Oval If you fancy catching a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to the Kai Oval for an LV County Championship game between Surrey and Derbyshire.
Lord’s
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County cricket at Lords - Middlesex v Somerset

to Lord’s If you fancy catching a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to Lord's for an LV County Championship game between Middlesex and Somerset.
Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #62 - A Celebration of Charlie Parker

Royal Albert Hall Join Beloved, the Norrbotten Big Band and vocalist Ashley SLater for Proms #62 at the Royal Albert Hall -- "A Celebration of Charlie Parker".
 
 
 
 
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