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June 2019

Luxembourg National Day 2019

June 23

The Luxembourg National Day, which is celebrated every year on 23rd June, marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, HRH Grand Duke Henri. Festivities start on the previous evening, on 22nd June, with a torchlight procession, fireworks and an open-air party taking place throughout the streets of the capital. There are concerts, dance events and food stalls. On the day itself, there is an official ceremony in the morning at the Philharmonie, in the presence of the grand ducal family,…

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Portobello Spanish Festival 2019

June 23
Portobello Road London, W11 1LJ United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Portobello Spanish Festival brings the best of Spanish culture, food, shopping and entertainment to the world famous Portobello Market on Sunday 23rd of June 2019. From 10.00am Free admission Further information at Portobello Spanish Festival

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Family Open Day at Crossness – June 2019

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Crossness Pumping Station, Bazalgette Way
London, SE2 9AQ
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£8

See Prince Consort in steam at the Crossness Pumping Station The Crossness Pumping Station holds another Family Open Day on Sunday 23rd June 2019. This former waste-water pumping station was built by Joseph Bazalgette, chief engineer of the Metropolitan Board of Works, between 1859 and 1865. Constructed in the Romanesque style, it features some of the most spectacular ornamental cast ironwork, and has been described as “an industrial cathedral to steam”. The Pumping Station contains four of the largest beam engines in the world,…

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Street Art and the Law

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City University London, Northampton Square
London, EC1V 0HB United Kingdom
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A City University panel discussion What is the relationship between street art and the law? In his latest book A Philosophy Guide to Street Art and the Law, Andrea Baldini argues that street art has a constitutive relationship with the law. A crucial aspect of the identity of this urban art kind depends on its capacity to turn upside down dominant uses of public spaces. Street artists subvert those laws and social norms that regulate the city. It is shown…

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Simone Tavoni at St Martin’s

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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Free lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields Representing Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Pianist Simone Alessandro Tavoni recently completed a Masters at the Royal College of Music in London, and is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Deniz Gelenbe and Peter Tuite. He has given solo recitals internationally, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, France, Germany, Spain, Malta, Greece and across Italy. He has featured as a soloist with international orchestras…

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Exploring Butler’s Wharf

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Conran Building, 22 Shad Thames
London, SE1 2YU United Kingdom
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Free

Its beginnings, its transformation and its future A London Festival of Architecture event Conran and Partners is an international architecture and interior design studio based in the UK and Hong Kong, driven by a strong and unwavering belief that great design improves the quality of people's lives. Its London studio office (designed by Michael Hopkins) is located in Shad Thames, an area steeped in the history of the spice trade. Everyone is invited from 6pm on Friday 28th June to…

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Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace
London, SW1X 9DQ United Kingdom
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£12

Join the students of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for a celebration of three French composers. The concert includes works by two female composers as part of Venus Blazing, the college's commitment to programming work by women. PROGRAMME Lili Boulanger D’un soir triste Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps Henriette Renié Harp Concerto in C minor Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 PERFORMERS Noelia Cotuna harp Ewa Strusińska conductor Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra The evening begins with two complex and intense…

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James Kirby at St Alfege

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street
London, SE10 9BJ United Kingdom
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Free lunchtime concert at St Alfege Church Greenwich As a soloist and chamber musician James Kirby performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe. His recital work includes appearances at major concert series in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Holland, the Czech Republic, Bermuda, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Malaysia and in the UK at Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh festivals. Having studied at the Moscow Conservatoire, he frequently returns to perform in the former Soviet Union, where he is…

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London Dragon Boat Festival 2019

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Royal Docks Adventure, Dockside Road
London, E16 2QT United Kingdom
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Free

24th London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at the Royal Docks One of the UK’s most exciting cross-cultural sporting occasions returns to London’s Regatta Centre/Royal Docks Adventure on Sunday 30th June 2019. The 24th edition of the free, family-friendly, annual dragon boat racing event welcomes 10,000 visitors from all over the UK and overseas and provides an excellent opportunity to experience Chinese culture in the British capital. Throughout the day, the spectacular action out on the water at the most…

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July 2019

Tom Hicks at St Martin’s

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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Free

Lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields Tom Hicks – piano Guernsey-born pianist Tom Hicks gained a place at Chetham’s School of Music in 2009. He studied with Murray McLachlan with whom he continued on the prestigious joint course at the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University. Since 2015 he has been based in America, studying with Boris Berman at Yale University’s School of Music and as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate with James Giles at…

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Carmen

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trafalgar Square London, SW1Y 5AY United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

A Royal Opera House performance on the BP Big Screen in Trafalgar Square Bizet's greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José. Watch The Royal Opera’s fresh take on this much-loved opera, complete with flamenco dancers, bull fighters – and a gorilla – all in a free live screening from the Royal Opera House. Pre-screening starts at 6.30pm. Free – make sure you arrive in good time to secure…

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RCM Saxophone Ensemble

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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£5

A Royal College of Music event The RCM Saxophone Ensemble presents a packed programme, with music from the 16th century right up to world premieres by RCM composers. The concert also features music from Elgar's The Wand of Youth in a version by celebrated saxophone arranger Gary Bricault. Kyle Horch - director RCM Saxophone Ensemble PROGRAMME  Gabrieli (arr Frankton) - Canzon Primi Toni Clare Loveday - Sax Octet 3 (London premiere) Liz Johnson - Almost…. Elgar (arr Bricault) - The…

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Parsons Green Fair 2019

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Parsons Green London, SW6 4UL United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Parsons Green Fair is an annual family event for the whole community that takes place every year on the first Saturday in July. The event celebrates the local community and is a wonderful opportunity to meet neighbours, enjoy some exciting performances and attractions and some great food. In addition, there are over 100 stalls showcasing everything from monogrammed wash bags to Indian kaftans, organic dog food and antiques. Further information on the Parsons Green Fair website Parsons Green, London SW6 4UL

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July 2019 First Sunday at the National Archives

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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Free

Open to the public on Sunday 7th July 2019 For the very first time, the National Archives are opening their doors on the first Sunday of each month. Explore the building, the picturesque gardens and discover a new side to the National Archives! Booking is not required for First Sundays and everyone is welcome, although some activities may require advance booking to avoid disappointment. The reading rooms and enquiry services are not open on First Sundays. The National Archives are…

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The Marriage of Figaro

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trafalgar Square London, SW1Y 5AY United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

A Royal Opera House performance on the BP Big Screen in Trafalgar Square Revolution is in the air in The Royal Opera’s beautiful production of Mozart's great comic opera. Colourful characters mix with intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness in a multitude of dramatic twists. Watch a live screening of this famous opera from the Royal Opera House stage. Pre-screening starts at 6.30pm. Free – make sure you arrive in good time to secure the best spot. Find out what you need…

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July 2019 Pub Night

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Penderel’s Oak, 283-288 High Holborn
London, WC1V 7HP United Kingdom
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Free

Please note a temporary change of venue! Our usual watering hole, the Liberty Bounds, is closed for a short period, because of refurbishment works. You are cordially invited to our July pub night, which takes place at the Penderel’s Oak Public House, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HP. This event is open to everyone, and there is no need to book. Just come along on the night – we’ll be there till late. The Penderel’s Oak is a large venue,…

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The Man who deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£12

The captivating story of cracking the code of Egyptian hieroglyphs A British Library lecture by Andrew Robinson Ancient Egypt fascinated the ancient Greeks and Romans, including Alexander the Great. But no Greek or Roman could read the elaborate Egyptian hieroglyphs. For almost two millennia, the hieroglyphic script became a ‘lost language’, until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone by Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers in Egypt in 1799. Some highly intelligent scholars, including the British polymath Thomas Young, then tried to crack…

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Quatuor Arod at LSO St Luke’s

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street
London, EC1V 9NG United Kingdom
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£12

LSO St Luke’s Guest Artists / ECO Rising Stars PROGRAMME MOZART Divertimento in D major WEBERN Langsamer Satz BRAHMS String Quartet No 2 Performed by Quatuor Arod A Barbican debut for this dazzling young French string quartet – whose playing, according to Gramophone, has 'a youthful ardour that catches the music on the wing'. Quatuor Arod was formed as recently as 2013, but it’s already made an international impact, as well as being chosen for the BBC New Generation Artists scheme.…

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Barnes Fair 2019

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Barnes Green London, SW13 0DQ United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Organised by the Barnes Community Association, this is the largest community fundraising event in the Borough of Richmond-on-Thames. It is now in its 45th year and features hundreds of stalls, live music, a children’s funfair, a grand parade, an events stage, and much more. On Barnes Green, London SW13 0DQ. Further information Barnes Village website

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Festival of Archaeology 2019 Launch

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG United Kingdom
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Free

A British Museum event Get inspired by the amazing world of archaeology at this family friendly launch day! Meet the Romans in their camp and real archaeologists, explore ancient and new technologies - and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of history. In the Great Court and various galleries. Free, just drop in. Further information on the British Museum website At the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Nearest underground stations: Tottenham Ct Rd, Holborn, Russell Square, Goodge…

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Information at War

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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The Ministry of Information 1936-1946 A National Archives lecture by Professor Simon Eliot The Ministry of Information (MoI) was established by a government which recognised that the understanding and morale of the civilian population in the UK – and elsewhere – was critical to a successful outcome. To this end the Ministry used every form of communication available to it, including newspapers, comics, radio, films, even model aeroplane kits. Join Professor Simon Eliot as he explores the difficult early years…

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Adam Brown at St Martin’s

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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Lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields Adam Brown – guitar Edinburgh-based guitarist Adam Brown has performed throughout Europe, the United States and South America. Born in Scotland, he studied with Phillip Thorne at the City of Edinburgh Music School before starting studies with Carlos Bonell as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music in London, where he earned his Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours and received several prestigious awards. He continued his studies with Sharon…

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Recent discoveries in Roman Britain 2019

July 24 @ 1:15 am - 2:00 pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG United Kingdom
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A British Museum gallery talk by Sam Moorhead Part of the Festival of Archaelogy 2019, Sam Moorhead, staff lecturer for achaeology at the British Museum, gives an update on recent excavations and finds throughout Great Britain. Free, just drop in In Room 49 at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Nearest underground stations: Tottenham Ct Rd, Holborn, Russell Square, Goodge Street Further information on the British Museum website

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Archaeological tour of Southwark Cathedral

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
London, SE1 9DA United Kingdom
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£10

Dr Jackie Hall is leading a tour of the cathedral, based on her recent research as Southwark Cathedral archaeologist. Cost: £10 More information at Eventbrite

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Jinah Shim at St Martin’s

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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Lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields Representing the Concordia Foundation Jinah Shim – piano British-Korean pianist Jinah Shim studies with Sergio de Simone and Peter Tuite at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, as a Jacqueline Williams Scholar. In 2011, she won ‘Chandos Young Musician of the Year’ and was consequently invited performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Chandos Symphony Orchestra a year later. She was also the first Guildhall winner of the 2011 Enescu Scholarship offered by the Romanian Cultural…

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