Events in London – Wednesday 9 April

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Wednesday 9th April

Soho Theatre
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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.

Theatre shows

Go and watch a play on Wednesday 9 April, or one of London’s musicals

Trafalgar Studios
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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.
Vaudeville Theatre
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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?

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 9 April for one of these family events

Science Museum
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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.
London Palladium
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I Cant 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.

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Wednesday 9th April and see an exhibition

Victoria & Albert Museum
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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.

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 9 April?

St. Paul’s Cathedral
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City in Spires - a tour of Wrens 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.

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here are some on the 9 April

National Portrait Gallery
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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.

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Wednesday 9th April

Old Royal Naval College
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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.

Classical music

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

Royal Festival Hall
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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.

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 9 April

National Gallery
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Van Goghs 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.
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