Events in London – Sunday 1 September

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Sunday 1st September

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
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Outdoor cinema at Regents Park - The Birds

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre What could be nicer than spending a summer evening under the stars, watching a great film on a big screen? The screen will be located at the Open Air Theatre -- and amphitheatre-type venue in Regent's Park. Tonight's movie will be Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (15).
Comedy Store
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Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence - Comedy Store

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

Theatre shows

Go and watch a play on Sunday 1 September, or one of London’s musicals

Lyttelton Theatre
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Strange Interlude

to Lyttelton Theatre "Strange Interlude" tells the tale of Nina, who escapes her jealous father and embarks on a series of tawdry sexual adventures after the love of her life is killed in the war. But when she marries the amiable Sam and gets pregnant, she learns a horrifying secret which propels her into the arms of another -- with fatal consequences.
Garrick Theatre
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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain

to Garrick Theatre "Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain" is set in loathsome London, where you'll enrol in a Georgian crime school, dance the Tyburn Jig, and lose your head to the horrible Henry! Will Parliament escape the Gunpowder Plot? And why did the Romans never win Master Chef? "Horrible Histories" will teach you all of this, and much more!

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 1 September for one of these family events

Royal Albert Hall
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Proms #66 - Family Matinee, the Big Proms Bear Hunt

Royal Albert Hall Join conductor Matthew Coorey, In Harmony, the Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choir and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for Proms #66 at the Royal Albert Hall, which will include music by Mussorgsky, Grieg and Stravinsky.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
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Dinosaur Zoo - at the Open Air Theatre

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre This tyrannosauric treat will bring these pre-historic creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before! The highly imaginative live show will teach you all about dinosaurs, and even allow your kids to get up close and personal with them on the picnic lawn. But watch out -- not all of them are as tame as they look!

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Sunday 1st September and see an exhibition

National Portrait Gallery
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Laura Knight Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery Dame Laura Knight was one of the most popular British artists of the 20th-century. She painted everything from dancers at the ballet to gypsies at the races, and was especially acclaimed for her work as an war artist. Her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings, and this exhibition will feature more than 30 of her most distinctive and vivid works.

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 1 September?

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace - Exclusive evening tour

to Buckingham Palace This Exclusive Evening Tour of Buckingham Palace offers the visitor a very special insight into the history and use of the State Rooms, and the works of art on display. The tour takes place in the company of an expert guide and includes a copy of the official guidebook and glass of champagne served in the Grand Entrance.

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here are some on the 1 September

London Duck Tours
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The D-Day Duck Tour… around Londons World War II sites

London Duck Tours The D-Day Duck Tour is a lively and informative tour suitable for the whole family, which takes you around some of London's most important Second World War sights. Once you enter the water you will get to see what these extraordinary boats were originally designed for -- an amphibious landing on the Normandy beaches!

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Sunday 1st September

The City
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Explore the Citys gardens and churchyards

The City This two-hour tour will explore some of the best and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London. The walk will start at the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral (on St. Paul's Church Yard). There is no need to book, just introduce yourself to the guide outside who will be wearing his or her official badge.

Classical music

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Kenwood House
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Live by the Lake - An Evening of Gershwin, with Michael Ball

Kenwood House Join West End star Michael Ball and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, for an evening of music by George Gershwin in the spectacular grounds of Kenwood House. There will be performances of "Rhapsody in Blue", "Summertime", "An American in Paris", "Cuban Over",and music from "Porgy & Bess".

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 1 September

National Portrait Gallery
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BP Portrait Award 2013

to National Portrait Gallery The BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world. More than 2,000 artists are expected to enter this year, and fifty-five of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Sunday 1st September

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Harrods Christmas World

to Harrods Christmas has started early this year...on the 19th July. Because that's the date that Harrods opened their Christmas department -- 158 days before the big event! So if you always leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, you've got no excuse this year.
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