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6 THE GODFATHER LIVE WITH 60 PIECE LIVE ORCHESTRA Following the extraordinary success of the 2016 UK concert tour, The Godfather Live, a celebration of the crime classic regularly cited as one of the greatest films ever made, comes to the London Palladium for matinee and evening performances on 11 March. Francis Ford Coppola’s timeless masterpiece The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino and winner of three Academy Awards, will be shown on the big screen whilst Nino Rota’s epic score is performed simultaneously by a live orchestra. Rota achieved international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s for his work with Italian directors scoring movies including White Nights, The Leopard and La Dolce Vita. His music for The Godfather, including its immortal love theme, was ranked fifth in the influential American Film Institute's list of the greatest scores ever written. The Godfather, released in 1972 to popular and critical acclaim, tells the story of the Corleones and their rivalry with other New York crime families between 1945 and 1955, as the title character (Brando) hands over the reins of power to his youngest son (Pacino). In 2008, an Empire magazine vote saw The Godfather named as the greatest film ever made. MANDOKI SOULMATES LONDON SHOW London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo is set to host a very special night of music on Friday 3 March when the musical collective of the Mandoki Soulmates will roll into town for a very exclusive one-off UK date as part of their forthcoming European tour, which also takes in dates in Paris and Berlin. The Wings of Freedom Concert will feature the combined talents of some of the most renowned legends from the world of Classic Rock, Prog Rock and Jazz. The Soulmates are a unique group of legendary Anglo-American icons, brought together to celebrate musical creativity – the project is the brainchild of Leslie Mandoki, one of the most influential music producers in Europe who has previously worked with artists from Placido Domingo to Phil Collins and Lionel Richie. For over two decades the Hungarian-born producer has been putting on huge shows featuring some of the most recognised, experimental and successful superstars from the world of Classic Rock, Prog Rock and Jazz. Mandoki is also an acclaimed musical director, working for Disney on the highly acclaimed soundtracks for films such as Mulan and Tarzan. The Soulmates project is Man Doki’s passion – combining his love for 1970s experimental Rock and Jazz, which has toured worldwide to widespread acclaim. The 2017 Soulmates lineup will be made up of creative talent including Leslie Mandoki, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew), Tony Carey (Rainbow), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Randy Brecker, John Helliwell (Supertramp), Bill Evans, Udo Lindenberg, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Till Brönner, Szakcsi and more. The repertoire combines a mixture of the members’ own music – a sophisticated and progressive rock sound combining elements of jazz, with classic, wellknown hits from the bands of these original members and played together by all of them. Collectively, these artists’ contribution to music is undeniable, and combined they are an incredible live music force that will come together for one night in London as one band, on one stage, creating one unforgettable sound. Tickets on sale from the website t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

CHELSEA FC STADIUM TOURS OF STAMFORD BRIDGE For visitors to London, a tour of Stamford Bridge is not to be missed. Home of the Blues, it’s a fun, informative and unforgettable experience enjoyed by sports fans of all ages from all over the world. The guided hour-long tour will take you behind the scenes at one of the world’s greatest football clubs, giving visitors access to areas normally reserved for players and officials. Along the way you will visit various stands in the stadium, the press room, home and away dressing rooms, the tunnel and dug-out areas. All tours include entry to the Museum, giving the chance to see how Chelsea has evolved on and off the pitch over the years. Chelsea pride themselves on having guides who are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the club and it's their passion that make the tours a truly memorable experience. Whilst at the Stadium, have lunch at Chelsea's very own Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner as part of the Tour and Lunch package. Frankie's is an American style sports bar, with 12 big screens. The menu includes American favourites, including pizza, burgers and New York cheesecake. You can enjoy all your favourite sports while enjoying lunch after a tour around Stamford Bridge. A combined Tour and Lunch package includes a full stadium tour, entrance to the Chelsea FC Museum and a twocourse lunch from a set menu in Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner. Other options are available, including the Ex-Players Tour, where you will be guided by an ex-Chelsea player. There will be an opportunity to ask as many questions as you like, as well as grab autographs and pictures. Other options at CALIFORNIA – DESIGNING FREEDOM AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM From skateboards to iPhones and start-up garages, the forthcoming exhibition at the Design Museum in Kensington explores how ‘designed in California’ expresses a distinctive approach to design and life. California’s drive to create tools of personal liberation is explored through a diverse landscape ranging from LSD blotting paper and political posters to portable technology. Rare exhibits include hand-drawn sketches of the Apple Macintosh’s icons, concept artwork for Blade Runner and, on display for the first time in the UK, Waymo’s self-driving car (formerly the Google self-driving car project). Waymo’s self-driving car. While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine the state’s current global reach. Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture. Its central idea is that California has always pioneered tools of personal liberation, from LSD to surfboards and iPhones. This ambitious survey brings together political posters, personal computers and self-driving cars but also looks beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences and expanding what we think of as design. 7 t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

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