What’s on in London Sunday 17 February

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Whats on in London on Sun 17th February

See what events are on in London on Sunday 17 February 2013.

 at Barbican Hall, London
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London Symphony Orchestra — Beethoven and Bruckner

Barbican Hall Join conductor Bernard Haitink, pianist Maria Joao Pires and the London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Beethoven and Bruckner.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra, at the Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Edward Gardner, the CBSO Chorus, CBSO Children's Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Frank Bridge, Shostakovich and Britten.
 at London Duck Tours, London
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The James Bond Tour — by land and sea

London Duck Tours The James Bond Tour is a lively and fun-filled trip through the capital by both land and sea. You'll get to see some of the locations that feature in the movies, including 'Q's workplace, where Bond bought his boxer shorts, and even Ian Fleming's old home! The highlight of the trip will be when the craft enters the water alongside the MI6 building.
Paul Merton at Comedy Store, London
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See Paul Merton, at the Comedy Store

Comedy Store Paul Merton will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart and Josie Lawrence (TBC).
Grease at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Sing-A-Long-A Grease

Prince Charles Cinema Join John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the greasy gang of bikers in Sing-A-Long-A Grease! A compere will be on hand to whip the audience into a highschool frenzy. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged, and full audience participation is essential!
Alan Davies at Eventim Apollo, London
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Alan Davies, at the Hammersmith Apollo

to Eventim Apollo It's been ten long years since the star of "Jonathan Creek" and "QI" last tried stand-up, but after a hugely successful tour of Australia, Alan Davies is back on stage with a brand-new show.
Mcn Motorcycle Show at ExCel London, London
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MCN Motorcycle Show 2013

to ExCel London The MCN Motorcycle Show will be split into five exciting zones. Each of the five zones will have its own stage where presentations, demonstrations, talks and bike start-ups will take place. Taking pride of place will be the all-action "Revolution" show, where some of the world's biggest biking stars will race head-to-head over an Enduro-style obstacle course.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition which will tell the story of Pablo Picasso's breakthrough year in 1901. You will be introduced to his first masterpieces at the beginning of his 'Blue period', in which he found his own distinctive voice.
 at Serpentine Gallery, London
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Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos

to Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery's new exhibition is by Rosemarie Trockel, and combines the artist's works with objects and artworks created by others with which she feels an affinity. The idea is to create a world shaped by Trockel's own empathies.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Man Ray Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery The "Man Ray Portraits" exhibition features more than 150 prints from the influential artist's career, taken in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968. This is the first major museum retrospective of his photographic portraits, and highlights his leading role in the Dada and Surrealist movements.
 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Hayward Gallery — “Light Show”

to Hayward Gallery "Light Show" will bring together a collection of sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space, creating evocative and sensory works that operate at the edge of the viewer's perception.
Captain Of Kopenick at Olivier Theatre, London
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“The Captain of Kopenick”, at the National Theatre

to Olivier Theatre Released after 15 years in prison, petty criminal Wilhelm Voigt wanders around Berlin in a hazardous pursuit of his identity papers. His luck changes when he picks up a military uniform in a fancy-dress shop and finds the city ready to obey his every command. At the head of six soldiers, he marches to the Mayor's office and confiscates the treasury. But will he get the recognition that he craves?
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Manet: Portraying Life

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts will present an exhibition of Edouard Manet's portraiture -- the first such exhibition in the UK. "Manet: Portraying Life" will feature more than 50 of his paintings spanning his entire career,brought together from public and private collections around the world, and will include a selection of paintings, pastels and photographs.
Rock Of Ages at Garrick Theatre, London
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Rock Of Ages — with 28 classic rock anthems!

to Garrick Theatre "Rock Of Ages" features a thundering mix of 28 arena-rock classics from the glory days of power rock. It follows a small town girl as she falls for a big city rocker, alongside the biggest, corniest rock songs of the 80s. An awesomely good time is guaranteed for all in this hot new rock musical.
 at BBC Television Centre, London
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Go behind the scenes at BBC Television Centre

to BBC Television Centre This is your chance to go behind the scenes at BBC Television Centre and see the newsroom and the huge studios - where you can take part in making your own little bit of TV. The knowledgeable guides will give you a fascinating insight into how the world of TV really works... and if you keep your eyes peeled maybe you'll bump into someone famous!
Merrily We Roll Along at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Merrily We Roll Along

to Menier Chocolate Factory "Merrily We Roll Along" follows the turbulent relationship between Franklin, Charley and Mary over a thirty year period. Travelling back in time from 1980, this powerful and moving story features some of Stephen Sondheim's best songs including "Good Thing Going", "Not a Day Goes By" and "Old Friends".
 at Tate Modern, London
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A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance Art

to Tate Modern This exhibition will look at the relationship between performance and painting since 1950. Key works by the likes of Jackson Pollock and David Hockney will be used to show two different ways of approaching the canvas: one gestural, and the other theatrical.
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea

to National Maritime Museum Ansel Adams is arguably the most influential photographer in American history. Famous for his dramatic and evocative landscapes, the forests, mountains and coastlines of the US provided a rich environment for Adams's pioneering photography. This new exhibition features more than 100 of Ansel Adams's original prints.
 at British Library, London
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Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire

to British Library The British Library has a magnificent collection of manuscripts and paintings by the Mughals. At their peak, the Mughals ruled from Kabul in modern-day Afghanistan to most of the South Asian subcontinent. This exhibition will document the entire historical period from the 16th to 19th centuries, through more than 200 exquisite objects.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

to National Portrait Gallery The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The National Portrait Gallery will be displaying the winner of the event, alongside all the other entries.
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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The Northern Renaissance: Durer to Holbein

to Queen’s Gallery This new exhibition focuses on the 15th and 16th-century, bringing together more than 100 artworks by some of Northern Europe's greatest painters. Among the highlights are drawings by Albrecht Dürer, mythological paintings by Lucas Cranach, and preparatory drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger displayed alongside the finished oil portraits.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012

to Natural History Museum The Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will showcase the best 100 images from the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition, selected from 1,000s of international entries.
 at Royal Observatory, London
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year

to Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory is teaming up the BBC's 'Sky At Night' magazine to launch the annual "Astronomy Photographer of the Year" competition. Images on display include a transit of Venus, comets, nebulae, aurorae and more. The winning entries have come from all around the world, and this year there are more images entered than ever before.
 at Hampstead Observatory, London
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See the stars at Hampstead Observatory

to Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Observatory is a small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich -- it allows the public to just turn up and see the stars for free. You don't even have to book.
Shrek The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
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Shrek – The Musical

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane "Shrek The Musical" is based on the original Oscar-winning movie from 2001. In a faraway kingdom things get ugly when an ugly ogre turns up to rescue the beautiful princess. Throw in a donkey who just can't shut up, and a dozen other fairytale misfits, and you've got the kind of tale that calls out for a real hero.
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