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January 2018

Christoph Sietzen at LSO St Luke’s

January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street
London, EC1V 9NG United Kingdom
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£12

Part of the ECHO Rising Stars series Christoph Sietzen percussion Programme EMMANUEL SÉJOURNÉ – Attraction for Marimba, Vibraphone and Tape, Short Solo Version (written for Christoph Sietzen) CHRISTOPH SIETZEN – Rudimental Snare Drum Piece BACH arr BOGDAN BACANU – Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor BWV1004 ARVO PÄRT – Für Anna Maria STEWART COPELAND – Sheriff of Luxembourg IVAN BOUMANS – Variations on a Spanish folk song XENAKIS – Rebonds A et B, for Solo Percussion Christoph Sietzen,…

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Twelfth Night Celebration 2018

January 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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Free

The Twelfth Night traditionally marks the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas. A free annual celebration takes place on Sunday 7th January 2018 on Bankside in Southwark, near Shakespeare’s Globe. Please note that this date has not been confirmed yet.     The festivities, which have their origins in ancient mid-winter customs, start with the arrival of the Holly Man, who is dressed in a fantastic coat of green foliage. Together with a group of actors, known as the…

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January 2018 Pub Night

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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We look forward to welcoming you at our first pub night of 2018, which takes place at our usual venue, the Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AA. 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. To find us, look out for the Luxembourg national flag on our table! Tuesday is Steak Night at the Liberty Bounds, so you can order a…

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Chiyan Wong piano recital

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5HT United Kingdom
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Free

A Royal Academy of Music event Chiyan Wong piano A new arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations complemented by late works by Busoni and Liszt. Liszt – Réminiscences de Simon Boccanegra, S 438 Bach/Busoni arr Chiyan Wong – Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Busoni – In der Art eines Choralvorspiels from Drei Albumblätter, BV 289 Young UK-based pianist Chiyan Wong has been astonishing audiences with the sincerity and authority of his playing. He is a broad and thoughtful musician with a special interest in the…

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Winter Lights 2018 at Canary Wharf

January 16 - January 27
Canary Wharf Estate London, E14 5AB United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Winter Lights Festival returns to Canary Wharf For the third year running, the Winter Lights Festival brings spectacular experiences throughout Canary Wharf. The sculptures, structures and installations are the creations of some of the most innovative artists and designers around today, presenting work in different forms of light technology. Appealing to art lovers, families, young and the old, there is something for everyone, all for free. Please check the Winter Lights website nearer the time for full details about…

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The Guitar in the Age of Charles I

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct
London, EC1A 2DQ United Kingdom
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A Gresham College lecture by Professor Christopher Page At St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct The courts of James I and his son Charles I were more cosmopolitan than their Elizabethan forebears. Many courtiers had now visited the Continent in early adulthood with a tutor, mostly after a period of residence at a university. The guitar at the English court entered a new and very lively phase, as sketched in a scenery design by Inigo Jones and played in a masque…

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London Merchants and their Residences

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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A Gresham lecture by Professor Simon Thurley During the Middle Ages London was home to one of the largest and richest merchant communities in the world. These men and their families invested heavily in fine architecture both for business and pleasure. Simon Thurley, Visiting Professor of the Built Environment unearths the lost mercantile buildings of medieval London and shows how influential they were. Professor Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a regular broadcaster and was, for thirteen years, Chief Executive…

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Lumiere London 2018

January 18 - January 21
Free

Bigger, brighter and bolder, the Lumiere London light festival returns for a spectacular second edition. More than 40 UK and international artists reimagine London’s iconic architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition. Various locations across the capital. Lumiere London is a free-to-view festival, and everyone is invited! Produced by Artichoke, the UK’s leading producer of outdoor art events. Picture credit: Lumière London 2018 / visitlondon.com Further information About Lumiere London

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Ellen Nisbeth at LSO St Luke’s

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street
London, EC1V 9NG United Kingdom
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£12

Part of the ECHO Rising Stars series Ellen Nisbeth – viola Bengt Forsberg – piano Emerging violist Ellen Nisbeth performs a range of 20th century works, including a new composition by Katarina Leyman specially commissioned for the ECHO series. ECHO Rising Stars brings Europe’s finest young musicians to London, picked by the programmers of Europe’s top concert halls – Ellen Nisbeth has been nominated by Stockholms Konserthus. Programme Vaughan Williams – Romance for viola and piano Katarina Leyman – New work Saariaho…

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Sounds Appealing

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£12

A passionate story of English pronunciation British Library lecture by David Crystal It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it… There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language and  linguistic expert David Crystal is here to set the record straight. Pronunciation is integral to communication and is tailored to meet the demands of the two main forces behind language: intelligibility and identity. Using his knowledge of phonetics, linguistics and physiology – as…

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A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Operating Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9RY United Kingdom
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£6.50

Medicine in the Age of Enlightenment and the Victorian Era Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas' Hospital, the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. The original timber framed Herb Garret was once used to dry and store herbs for patients' medicines and in 1822 an operating theatre was included. Predating anaesthetics and antiseptics, it is the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe.…

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The Thomas Crapper Legacy

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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Free

A free Guildhall Library lecture by Rachel Cole-Wilkin Possibly the biggest name in bathrooms, he has become the stuff of legend, but what of the real entrepreneur who lived and worked during some of the most pivotal years in the history of public health? Join Rachel Cole-Wilkin, the creator of London Loo Tours, in unpicking fact from fiction and exploring Thomas Crapper’s role in the larger picture of the development of the water closet and its impact on public and…

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The Labour Party

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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A Gresham lecture by Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE The Labour Party was formed in 1900 as a coalition between trade unions and socialist intellectuals with the aim of securing representation for the working class in parliament. During the First World War, Labour was transformed from a pressure group to a party of government, and in 1945 it formed its first majority government, which carried out an extensive programme of social reform. Today, however, like other social democratic parties in Western…

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February 2018

Bernard Haitink: Mozart and Strauss

February 1 @ 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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£10

A Royal College of Music event Bernard Haitink conductor Martin James Bartlett piano RCM Symphony Orchestra Mozart – Piano Concerto no 24 in C minor K491 R Strauss – An Alpine Symphony op 64 In memory of Patricia Carroll FRCM Maestro Bernard Haitink returns to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra in two not-to-be-missed concerts, on 1st and 2nd February 2018. BBC Young Musician and RCM Concerto Competition winner Martin James Bartlett takes to the stage to perform Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful Piano Concerto no…

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Grimaldi Memorial Service 2018

February 4 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
All Saints Haggerston, Livermere Road
London, E8 4EZ United Kingdom
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Every year, the Grimaldi Memorial Service, also known as the Clowns’ Service, is taking place in East London on the first Sunday in February. Around 60 clowns from all over the world attend this ceremony at  All Saint’s Haggerston in Livermere Road, wearing full slap (make-up). The service commemorates the Father of Clowning,  Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), and in his honour, clowns are known as Joeys up to this day. Although the service proper only starts at 3.00pm, it is advisable…

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Mischa Maisky cello masterclass

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5HT United Kingdom
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£5

A Royal Academy of Music event The Royal Academy of Music is delighted to welcome the distinguished and world-acclaimed cellist Mischa Maisky. As the only cellist to have studied with both Rostropovich and Piatigorsky, he brings rich treasures of knowledge and experience to benefit the cello students. At the Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT Tickets £5 / £4 concessions Further information The Royal Academy of Music is a College of the University of London Events programme

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An Englishman (with Guitar) Abroad

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct
London, EC1A 2DQ United Kingdom
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A Gresham College lecture by Professor Christopher Page At St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct In 1643 an English landowner, Sir Ralph Verney, fled to France in the depths of the Civil War. He settled in Blois and, while there, amassed a vast archive that is still unpublished. The letters Verney kept, and his financial accounts, show that almost every member of his family learned the guitar. These records provide a wealth of information about the music they played, the guitars…

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Victorian Covent Garden Walk

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Charing Cross Railway Station, 12-30 The Strand
London, WC2N 5LR United Kingdom
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£12

Embark on this 90-minute guided walk exploring the age of improvement! Delve into the underworld of Music Halls, the introduction of ice cream to the masses and the fortitude of Victorian engineering! Your professional tour guide will help you master the back alleys, away from the wide shopping street you can easily imagine the characters who lived and worked in the area. You will explore some of the beautifully maintained Victorian gardens, discover their hidden secrets before venturing through some…

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February 2018 Pub Night

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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Free

We have been meeting every month since 2005. Join us on Tuesday 13th February to mark our 150th pub night! The event will take place at our usual venue, the Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AA. This event is open to everyone, but unusually, there is a requirement to book this time round, so that we know how many guests to expect on the night. To apply for (free) tickets, please email  (Enter this address manually onto…

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Steven Isserlis cello masterclass

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5HT United Kingdom
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£5

A Royal Academy of Music event In his inaugural masterclass as the Marquis de Corberon Visiting Professor of Cello at the Academy, Steven Isserlis shares his wealth of musicianship and stimulating artistry with cello students in an inspiring journey through a significant cello repertoire. At the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT Tickets £5 / £4 concessions Further information The Royal Academy of Music is a College of the University of London Events programme

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Christabel Pankhurst

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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LSE lecture by June Purvis Together with her mother, Emmeline, Christabel Pankhurst co-led the single-sex Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), founded in 1903, which was soon regarded as the most notorious of the groupings campaigning for the parliamentary vote for women. A first class honours graduate in Law, Christabel, a captivating orator, revitalised the women’s suffrage campaign by rousing thousands of women to become suffragettes, and to demand rather than ask politely for their democratic citizenship rights. June Purvis…

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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018

February 18
Chinatown, Gerrard Street
London, W1 D United Kingdom
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Welcome the Year of the Dog! London’s annual Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia, attracting hundreds of thousands of people. Expect large crowds descending on Gerrard Street, Wardour Street and Lisle Street, to watch the traditional dragon dance, and sample the delicious food on offer in a multitude of restaurants! The festivities kick off with a vibrant parade in and around Chinatown, followed by spectacular free stage performances in Trafalgar Square. Explore the surrounding area to enjoy…

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Urban Legends of the London Underground

February 20 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street
London, E1 7EX United Kingdom
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£5

A lecture by author Scott Wood Fairy tales warn of the dangers of going in to the woods alone. London's urban legends are often horror stories about going alone down in to the London underground. Sometimes scary, sometimes funny, London is full of stories. Plague pits seethe beneath your feet in the most unlikely places, the corpses on the tube may be sitting opposite you and  an act of kindness can bring a warning of great danger. Some of these…

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What’s so great about the Eiffel Tower?

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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Victoria and Albert Museum lunchtime lecture Why do we still find a multi-coloured Parthenon so unsettling today? Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built? Is the Sagrada Família a work of genius or kitsch? Why has Le Corbusier, one of the greatest of all architects, been treated as a villain? Architectural critic and writer Jonathan Glancey examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the…

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The Turntable Revolution

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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How the turntable not only invented the music business, but also changed our lives British Library lecture by Colleen Murphy Colleen Murphy tracks the groovy story of the evolution of the record player, from Edison’s phonograph and Berliner’s Gramophone through to the portable Dansette and the weird and wonderful world audiophile high-end turntables. She also recounts the impact the turntable has had upon our lives from wartime trenches to the teenage revolution, through to the turntable as an instrument and…

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