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This Is London - 8th February 2018

CONTENTS Events 4 Carly

CONTENTS Events 4 Carly Paoli Valentine’s Concert The Vitality Big Half Kew Orchids Festival 2018 Music 8 WICKED New Booking Period City of London Choir in Elijah Hamilton Exhibitions 14 Grosvenor Casinos Chinese New Year Half Term with MBNA Thames Clippers Chelsea Museum and Tours Theatre 18 Kinky Boots 1000th Performance Amadeus Beginning Transfer Proprietor Julie Jones Publishing Consultant Terry Mansfield CBE Associate Publisher Beth Jones Editorial Clive Hirschhorn Sue Webster © This is London Magazine Limited This is London at the Olympic Park Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Fish Island, London E3 2PA Telephone: 020 7434 1281 Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of this magazine and in the handling of all the material supplied, neither the Publishers nor their agents accept responsibility for any damage, errors or omissions, however these may be caused. VISITOR INFORMATION Emergencies 999 Police Ambulance Fire 24 Hour Casualty 020 8746 8000 Dentistry 0808 155 3256 Victim Support 0845 30 30 900 Visit London 020 7234 5833 Heathrow Airport 0844 335 1801 Gatwick Airport 0844 892 0322 Taxis 020 7272 5471 Dry Cleaner 7491 3426 Florist 7831 6776 Optician 7581 6336 Watches 7493 5916 TATE MARKS CENTENARY OF WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE Annie Swynnerton’s portrait of Millicent Fawcett goes on display at Tate Britain this week to coincide with the centenary on 6 February of the Representation of the People Act which gave women over 30 the right to vote. Swynnerton was a pioneering and successful artist and the first woman to be elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts since its founding. She was a passionate campaigner for women’s right Welcome to London Annie Louisa Swynnerton: Dame Millicent Fawcett, CBE, LLD. Exhibited 1930. Oil paint on canvas 1120x1030 mm. Tate collection, presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1930. to vote, signed the Declaration in Favour of Women’s Suffrage in July 1889, and headed the Artists’ Suffrage League section of the Women’s Coronation Procession in 1911. She painted several portraits of leading figures in the women’s movement including Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), leader of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. Fawcett was instrumental in gaining women the vote in 1918 and was present in parliament for the act that granted all women equal franchise in 1928. After Fawcett died the following year, this painting was exhibited and bought for the nation by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest. 3 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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