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62 Years Informing International & UK Visitors<br />

Est. 1956 Issue 3102<br />

Friday 8 <strong>June</strong>, 2018

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Events 4<br />

Hard Rock Cafe Celebrates 47th Birthday<br />

Quiz Night at Hogwarts<br />

West End Live Returns to Trafalgar Square<br />

Music 8<br />

Camden Choir Performs Handel’s Saul<br />

Summer Music in City Churches<br />

RAF Centenary Concert at the Barbican<br />

Exhibitions 12<br />

Gareth Edwards at Jill George Gallery<br />

Art in the Wake of World War One<br />

Refugee Week at Southbank Centre<br />

Theatre 16<br />

Translations<br />

New Booking Period for Hamilton<br />

Circolombia Headlines Underbelly<br />

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The traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony – The Queen’s Birthday<br />

Parade – takes place this year on Saturday 9 <strong>June</strong>. The Colour will be<br />

trooped by 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.<br />

This impressive display of pageantry is held in <strong>June</strong> each year<br />

to celebrate the official Birthday of the Sovereign and is carried out by<br />

Her Majesty’s personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards<br />

Parade. Precisely as the clock strikes eleven, the Royal Procession arrives<br />

and The Queen takes the Royal Salute. The parade begins with the<br />

Inspection, as The Queen drives slowly down the ranks of all six Guards<br />

and then past the Household Cavalry.<br />

Crowds will throng the Mall all morning to see the procession and<br />

after the event, the Royal Family will gather on the balcony of<br />

Buckingham Palace to watch the RAF flypast at 13.00.<br />

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It all started with two music-loving<br />

Americans who just wanted to find a<br />

good burger while living in London.<br />

Hard Rock’s founders had a vision to<br />

combine music, memorabilia and<br />

delicious all-American fare for a one-ofa-kind<br />

guest experience. On <strong>June</strong> 14,<br />

1971, they opened their own American<br />

style diner in an old Rolls Royce<br />

dealership and called it Hard Rock Cafe.<br />

The London cafe remains on this site<br />

to this day and will be celebrating their<br />

47th birthday on Thursday <strong>June</strong> 14,<br />

when the cafe will pay homage to 1971<br />

with an Original Legendary® Burger<br />

offer for just 71 pence per guest on a<br />

first-come, first-served basis from 11.00<br />

to 12.00. Hard Rock Cafe’s Original<br />

Legendary® Burger features a beef patty<br />

topped with smoked bacon, cheddar<br />

cheese, a golden fried onion ring, crisp<br />

lettuce and vine ripened tomato, served<br />

on a toasted brioche bun with Hard<br />

Rock’s seasoned fries. Just like the<br />

artists whose memorabilia lines the<br />

walls at Hard Rock Cafes around the<br />

world, the burgers that Hard Rock serves<br />

are nothing short of ‘Legendary’. All<br />

burgers are made with the highest<br />

quality meats, fresh toppings, savory<br />

sauces and rich, melted cheeses.<br />

In addition to 71 pence burgers, Hard<br />

Rock Cafe London’s staff will be<br />

dressing up 70’s style. Guests are also<br />

encouraged to wear disco era clothes<br />

and join in the festivities!<br />



The Royal Academy of Arts and<br />

London’s West End are celebrating 250<br />

Years of Art with Academician designed<br />

street flags by four internationally<br />

renowned artists, which sees art spill out<br />

onto the streets of London’s West End<br />

for the very first time.<br />

Available for the public to enjoy<br />

through <strong>June</strong> and July, an installation<br />

of over 200 flags will be displayed<br />

throughout Bond Street, Piccadilly,<br />

Regent Street, and Regent Street<br />

St James’s. The project will enable<br />

Londoners and visitors alike to<br />

experience new ways of encountering art<br />

and architecture in the heart of one of<br />

the world’s great creative cities.<br />

The West End partnership will see<br />

the streets of London transformed with<br />

individual and bespoke flag designs.<br />

Regent Street will be home to 100 of<br />

these flags, designed by renowned<br />

Pop-artist Joe Tilson RA, whose flags<br />

take inspiration from the historical<br />

architecture and churches of Venice, a<br />

theme he has been exploring for the past<br />

ten years and echoed in the architecture<br />

of Regent Street.<br />

Taking over Piccadilly are Grayson<br />

Perry RA’s 30 flags. The artist explained<br />

that he wanted his designs to ‘be like a<br />

series of doodles and sketches that just<br />

came about spontaneously’. The main<br />

influence of his style is from Asafo flags<br />

traditionally made by the Fante people of<br />

West Africa.<br />

Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal<br />

Academy of Arts, said: ‘What a<br />

wonderful opportunity for four great<br />

Royal Academicians to be allowed to<br />

stage an epic intervention above the<br />

hallowed streets of London’s West End.<br />

This will therefore be the most<br />

expansive Summer Exhibition in our<br />

250-year history.’<br />

Grayson Perry flags in Piccadilly.<br />

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Gareth Edwards, 'Birth of a New Day Sunrise', oil on canvas<br />

100 x 110cm, 2018<br />

Gareth Edwards, 'Shifting Brilliances', oil on canvas<br />

100 x 110cm, 2018

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This July, for the first time, Harry<br />

Potter fans will be able to test their<br />

Wizarding World knowledge in the Great<br />

Hall of Hogwarts. Warner Bros. Studio<br />

Tour London is launching a series of<br />

Harry Potter quiz nights in the authentic<br />

set where Harry, Ron and Hermione sat<br />

their O.W.L. exams.<br />

Taking place on 5, 12 and 19 July,<br />

guests to these exclusive quiz nights will<br />

begin by exploring the Studio Tour<br />

during the current Goblet of Fire feature<br />

and enjoying a hot meal, drink and<br />

Butterbeer in the Backlot Café. After<br />

braving the Forbidden Forest and<br />



For visitors to London, a tour of<br />

Stamford Bridge is not to be missed.<br />

Home of one of the world’s most iconic<br />

football clubs, its a fun, informative and<br />

unforgettable experience enjoyed by<br />

sports fans of all ages from all over the<br />

world. The guided hour-long tour will<br />

take you behind the scenes at one of the<br />

worlds greatest football clubs, giving<br />

visitors access to areas normally<br />

reserved for players and officials.<br />

Along the way you will visit various<br />

stands in the stadium, the press room,<br />

home and away dressing rooms, the<br />

tunnel and dug-out areas. All tours<br />

include entry to the Museum, giving the<br />

chance to see how Chelsea has evolved<br />

on and off the pitch over the years.<br />

Chelsea pride themselves on having<br />

guides who are both knowledgeable and<br />

enthusiastic about the club, and it's their<br />

passion that make the tours a truly<br />

memorable experience.<br />

Whilst at the Stadium, have lunch at<br />

Chelsea's very own Frankie's Sports Bar<br />

& Diner as part of the Tour and Lunch<br />

package. Frankie's is an American style<br />

sports bar, with 12 big screens. The<br />

menu includes American favourites,<br />

including pizza, burgers and New York<br />

cheesecake.<br />

Visitors can enjoy all their favourite<br />

sports while enjoying lunch after a tour<br />

around Stamford Bridge.<br />

A combined Tour and Lunch package<br />

includes a full stadium tour, entrance to<br />

the Chelsea FC Museum and a two<br />

course lunch from a set menu in<br />

Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner.<br />

Stamford Bridge is just a short walk<br />

from Fulham Broadway, which is on the<br />

District Line.<br />

For further information and to book a<br />

Stadium Tour online, visit the website at<br />

www.chelseafc.com/tours<br />

Chelsea lift the Premier League Trophy<br />

2016/2017.<br />

Photos: Getty Images<br />

browsing Diagon Alley, teams will take<br />

their seats to face off against fellow<br />

Harry Potter fans. Rounds of questions<br />

will test guests on their knowledge of<br />

Magical Artefacts, Defence Against the<br />

Dark Arts, Potions and Care of Magical<br />

Creatures among many others with the<br />

chance to win a collection of exclusive<br />

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London<br />

goodies.<br />

Tickets are priced at £65 per person.<br />

The package includes entrance to the<br />

Studio Tour, a hot meal, drink and<br />

Butterbeer in the Backlot Café and<br />

access to the Harry Potter quiz in the<br />

Great Hall. Teams should be a minimum<br />

of 6 people and a maximum of 12.<br />

Tickets will be available to purchase<br />

from 10.00 on 5 <strong>June</strong> and should be<br />

pre-booked online through the website<br />

www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/quiz-night<br />

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Photo: Pamela Raith.<br />

The cast of Bat Out of Hell at West End Live.<br />



Produced and organised by<br />

Westminster City Council and Society of<br />

London Theatre (SOLT), with support<br />

from the Mayor of London, West End<br />

LIVE is an annual highlight of London’s<br />

cultural calendar, with performances, fun<br />

photo opportunities, meet-and-greets,<br />

merchandise stalls, refreshments and<br />

sing-alongs attracting thousands of<br />

theatre fans young and old across the<br />

weekend.<br />

A packed schedule of productions will<br />

be performing, featuring popular crowdpleasers<br />

Disney’s The Lion King,<br />

Wicked, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!,<br />

The Phantom Of The Opera, Disney’s<br />

Aladdin, Dreamgirls, Bat Out Of Hell The<br />

Musical, Kinky Boots, Matilda The<br />

Musical, Motown The Musical,<br />

Everybody’s Talking about Jamie and<br />

Thriller Live.<br />

Several new arrivals to London’s West<br />

End will also be making their West End<br />

LIVE debuts, including Tina: The Tina<br />

Turner Musical, Strictly Ballroom The<br />

Musical, Eugenius!, Brief Encounter,<br />

Little Shop Of Horrors, Chicago,<br />

Heathers The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate,<br />

Knights Of The Rose, Six, Circolombia<br />

and Madagascar – A Musical Adventure.<br />

The colourful showcase will<br />

culminate in a performance from charttopping<br />

Britain’s Got Talent winners<br />

Collabro on Saturday 16 <strong>June</strong>, and an<br />

exclusive cabaret of West End stars on<br />

Sunday 17 <strong>June</strong>.<br />



The New English Art Club is a vibrant<br />

and diverse group of widely admired<br />

visual artists whose highly collectable<br />

work is based principally upon direct<br />

observation of nature and the human<br />

figure. Its Annual Exhibition is a showcase<br />

for members and gives aspiring artists an<br />

opportunity to exhibit alongside some of<br />

the best figurative artists working today in<br />

painting, drawing and printmaking.<br />

Now firmly established as a fixture of<br />

the London Summer Season, New English<br />

Art Club is at the Mall Galleries from<br />

Friday 15 to Saturday 23 <strong>June</strong>.<br />


SUMMER<br />

Taking over London’s iconic Olympia<br />

exhibition venue from 13-15 July, Hyper<br />

Japan will transform the space into a<br />

unique celebration of music, food, drink,<br />

fashion, culture and gaming, drawing<br />

inspiration from both the traditional<br />

and future of Japan.<br />

Hyper Japan is the ultimate fusion<br />

of contemporary and traditional<br />

Japanese culture, cuisine and cool.<br />

Expect a sensory overload as the<br />

sounds, smells, sights and tastes of this<br />

intriguing and exciting culture transport<br />

you to another world.<br />

This year, guests can indulge in the<br />

Japanese favourite – Karaoke! Step into<br />

the booth and belt out your best<br />

performance either in Japanese or<br />

English. In true Japanese style, this is<br />

all about giving it some energy, no vocal<br />

ability required. Or, take part in the<br />

Hyper Bon-Odori Challenge 3000 – a<br />

marching inspired folk dance event that<br />

everyone will be invited to join after the<br />

Friday session at 20.00.<br />

Hyper Japan is a unique event<br />

offering fun, food and culture for the<br />

whole family.<br />

New English Art Club: Lemons on a Raised Dish by Sarah Spencer.<br />

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Mark Wilde.<br />



After their highly successfully<br />

appearance with Athalia at St John’s<br />

Smith Square in 2014, the Camden<br />

Choir will pay a return visit on Saturday<br />

23 <strong>June</strong> to perform another Handel<br />

masterpiece, Saul. With a libretto by<br />

Charles Jennens (1700–73), who was to<br />

collaborate with Handel on Messiah<br />

three years later, Saul is a dramatisation<br />

of the King’s conflict with the Philistines,<br />

his relationship with his son Jonathan<br />

and his jealousy of Jonathan’s friendship<br />

with the man who eventually succeeded<br />

him, David. The action culminates in a<br />

great battle between the Israelites and<br />

the Philistines in which both Saul and<br />

Jonathan are killed, marked by the<br />

famous Dead March.<br />

Saul was composed in 1738 and given<br />

its first performance at the King’s Theatre<br />

on 16th January the following year, when<br />

Handel was 52. It was a great success and<br />

was performed in subsequent seasons.<br />

Handel conceived it on a grand scale,<br />

using some unusual instruments for the<br />

time, such as a carillon, three trombones<br />

and some large kettle drums (which he<br />

borrowed from the Tower of London for<br />

the première!).<br />

The distinguished soloists at this<br />

performance will be Lesley Jane Rogers<br />

(soprano), Margaret McDonald (mezzo<br />

soprano), Mark Wilde (tenor), David<br />

Stout (baritone) and James Platt (bass)<br />

accompanied by Nicholas Houghton<br />

(continuo) and the Pro Arte Orchestra,<br />

and conducted by the Camden Choir’s<br />

Musical Director Julian Williamson.<br />

Tickets may be obtained by telephone<br />

on 020 7222 1061.<br />



The full force of the London<br />

Philharmonic Orchestra brings Igor<br />

Stravinsky’s magical ballet score<br />

Petrushka to life in its latest<br />

FUNharmonics family concert at the Royal<br />

Festival Hall on Sunday 10 <strong>June</strong>.<br />

The LPO – widely regarded as one of<br />

the world’s finest orchestras working on<br />

the international stage – has brought the<br />

wonder of orchestral music to children for<br />

many years through its FUNharmonics<br />

concerts. These much-loved, hour long<br />

concerts offer an engaging and fun<br />

introduction to classical music for<br />

children aged 6 and over.<br />

Left to right: St Giles Cripplegate and St Mary le Bow.<br />



Summer Music in City Churches is a<br />

brand new festival presenting beautiful<br />

music to inspire, divert and engage, in<br />

ancient and architecturally stunning<br />

churches in London's Square Mile.<br />

Standing cheek by jowl with City offices,<br />

these churches are glorious settings in<br />

which to listen and reflect: oases of<br />

history, beauty and peace amidst the<br />

24-7 hurly-burly of City life, each with<br />

its own story of survival to tell in the<br />

face of world war, fire and man’s<br />

inhumanity to man over the centuries.<br />

The theme for this year’s inaugural<br />

festival, marking 100 years since 1918,<br />

will be ‘Swords and Ploughshares’:<br />

music recalling a time of peace before<br />

the Great War, the horror of conflict, and<br />

its legacy. Concerts will feature nostalgic<br />

reminiscence of a pastoral age<br />

irrevocably devastated by the outbreak of<br />

war, evocative settings of poetry by WWI<br />

poets, poignant music written in tribute<br />

to those who fell in the Great War, and<br />

stirring works of consolation and hope.<br />

Further details from the website at<br />

www.SummerMusicCityChurches.com<br />

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Charles Johnston.<br />



The Moonlight Symphony Orchestra<br />

recently returned from their European<br />

tour in Vienna with performances made<br />

in two of the world’s most famous<br />

venues – the Wiener Konzerthaus and<br />

the Muth Theather (the home of the<br />

Vienna Boys Choir). Now back in<br />

London, they will perform at St John’s<br />

Smith Square on 22 <strong>June</strong> at 19.30.<br />

W.A Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A<br />

K622 was one of the final completed<br />

works written by Mozart two months<br />

before he died. The concerto is notable<br />

for its delicate interplay between soloist<br />

and Orchestra. The soloist for this<br />

performance is Jorge Ripoll, a Spanish<br />

Clarinettist who is currently completing<br />

his Master’s degree at the world’s<br />

second-best Music conservatoire, the<br />

Royal College of Music.<br />

G Verdi La Traviata, the fallen woman,<br />

is an opera of three acts. The main artist<br />

in this performance is Violeta and this<br />

character speaks to our universal nature.<br />

Among the soloists is British baritone,<br />

Charles Johnston, who leads the two<br />

young soloists for this concert. With a<br />

repertoire ranging from Wagner to<br />

Britten, his career highlights include<br />

performances for English National<br />

Opera, Gorgio Germont & Marquis<br />

d’Obigny La Traviata, Dr Kolenaty The<br />

Makropulos Case, Nikitich Boris<br />

Godunov, The Cardinal The Duchess of<br />

Malfi, 1st SS Officer The Passenger, and<br />

the Guide Death in Venice (the latter<br />

bringing débuts at La Scala, Milan; La<br />

Monnaie; De Nederlandse Opera; and<br />

the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam).<br />

During this performance, the<br />

audience will have the opportunity to<br />

travel back to the 19th century and<br />

experience an intimate romantic<br />

atmosphere in one of the best-loved and<br />

most frequently performed opera plays.<br />

The Moonlight Symphony Orchestra<br />

was founded in December 2015 by<br />

Artistic Director Isolda Da Costa Soares.<br />

The orchestra was created to support<br />

and mentor young musicians and to<br />

help them develop their skills to a<br />

professional level.<br />

The Orchestra is comprised of many<br />

musicians who have graduated from<br />

some of Europe’s leading conservatories<br />

including the Royal College of Music,<br />

Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall<br />

School of Music & Drama in the UK, the<br />

Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the<br />

Music and Arts University of the City of<br />

Vienna and The University of Music and<br />

Performing Arts Vienna.<br />

Further details are available from<br />

www.moonlightsymphonyorchestra.com<br />

The cast of Allelujah! with Alan Bennett and Arlene Phillips.<br />



Rehearsals began this week for the<br />

world premiere of Nicholas Hytner’s<br />

production of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah!<br />

at the Bridge Theatre. Designed by Bob<br />

Crowley with choreography Arlene<br />

Phillips, lighting by Natasha Chivers and<br />

music by George Fenton, Allelujah! runs<br />

from 11 July to 28 September, with<br />

opening night on 18 July.<br />

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-tograve<br />

hospital serving a town on the<br />

edge of the Pennines, is threatened with<br />

closure as part of an NHS efficiency<br />

drive. Meanwhile, a documentary crew<br />

eager to capture its fight for survival<br />

follows the daily struggle to find beds on<br />

the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward,<br />

and the triumphs of the old people’s<br />

choir (newest member: the Pudsey<br />

Nightingale).<br />

Allelujah! will be the tenth<br />

collaboration between Bennett and<br />

Hytner. They first worked together on<br />

Bennett’s adaptation of The Wind in the<br />

Willows for the National Theatre in<br />

1990. Then followed The Madness of<br />

King George III, The Lady in the Van and<br />

The History Boys, all of which were also<br />

seen on film, The Habit of Art, People<br />

and the double bill Untold Stories.<br />

Box Office telephone 0843 208 1846.<br />

Photo: Luke Varley.<br />

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Roddy Williams.<br />



A concert to celebrate the centenary<br />

of the RAF is to be given on Monday<br />

11 <strong>June</strong> at London’s Barbican centre by<br />

London Concert Choir. They will be<br />

joined by Canticum chamber choir, a<br />

specially recruited children’s choir,<br />

Counterpoint strings and the Central<br />

Band of the Royal Air Force, under the<br />

direction of Mark Forkgen and Wing<br />

Commander Piers Morrell, for what<br />

promises to be a highly memorable<br />

evening.<br />

After an opening fanfare, the concert<br />

begins with two magnificent Coronation<br />

anthems, Parry’s I was glad and Walton’s<br />

Te Deum, accompanied by the RAF Band<br />

and organ, and Britten’s engaging<br />

Simple Symphony for strings. Next<br />

comes a selection of stirring music from<br />

the Band, including the March from<br />

Things to Come by Arthur Bliss, Ladies<br />

in Lavender by Nigel Hess and Into the<br />

Skies by Phillip Lawrence, which has<br />

been specially written for the centenary.<br />

These are followed by the world<br />

premiere of another special commission:<br />

Per Ardua ad Astra - Through Adversity<br />

to the Stars (the RAF motto), a major<br />

choral work by the well-known British<br />

baritone and composer Roderick<br />

Williams. The new work sets a wide<br />

range of aviation poetry reflecting<br />

significant episodes in the history of the<br />

RAF from its foundation in April 1918 to<br />

the present. The movements will be<br />

linked by poems read by the BBC<br />

Newsreader Sophie Raworth and the<br />

actor Martin Shaw, and the Hall will<br />

resonate to the sounds of iconic aircraft<br />

from the history of the Service. Words<br />

and music will movingly combine to<br />

depict the joy and exhilaration of flying<br />

and the courage of the aircrews.<br />

Proceeds from the concert will be<br />

donated to the RAF100 Appeal – a joint<br />

venture between the Royal Air Force and<br />

four major RAF charities which are<br />

helping to support serving personnel<br />

and veterans as well as enhancing<br />

training facilities for young people.<br />

The nearest underground station is<br />

Barbican. Tickets at £12 to £35 are<br />

available from 020 7638 8891 or online<br />

at www.barbican.org.uk.<br />



The Riddlers Avon Old Farms School,<br />

from Connecticut, USA, will give a<br />

lunchtime concert on Friday 8 <strong>June</strong><br />

(12.15) at the Gresham Centre, St Anne<br />

and St Agnes Church, under the<br />

direction of Sarah Paquet. The event is<br />

open to the public and free of charge.<br />

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Marking 100 years since the end of<br />

the First World War, the new exhibition<br />

at Tate Britain explores the immediate<br />

impact of the conflict on British, German<br />

and French art. As the first exhibition to<br />

examine the culture of memorials<br />

alongside new developments in post-war<br />

art it will consider how artists responded<br />

to the physical and psychological scars<br />

left on Europe. Aftermath brings together<br />

over 150 works from 1916 to 1932 by<br />

artists including George Grosz, Fernand<br />

Léger and C.R.W. Nevinson. During this<br />

tumultuous period, artists began to<br />

explore new ways of making art in their<br />

responses to the experience of war, the<br />

culture of remembrance, and the<br />

rebuilding of cities and societies.<br />

The First World War began to be<br />

constructed as memory almost as soon as<br />

it had begun. During the war artists<br />

created works which reflected on its longterm<br />

impact. Battlefield landscapes and<br />

images of soldiers’s graves such as<br />

William Orpen’s A Grave in a Trench 1917<br />

and Paul Jouve’s Tombe d’un soldat serbe<br />

a Kenali 1917 evoked silence and absence<br />

in the aftermath of battle.<br />

After the armistice, official public<br />

memorials provided a focus for<br />

mourning and remembrance. Artists<br />

including Käthe Kollwitz, André Mare<br />

and Charles Sargeant Jagger produced<br />

sculptural memorials to commemorate<br />

those who lost their lives in the conflict.<br />

Soldiers’ wounds were an alternative<br />

memorial, visible in flesh rather than<br />

stone, and disabled veterans were a<br />

constant reminder of the terrible cost of<br />

war. Works such as George Grosz’s Grey<br />

Day 1921 and Otto Dix’s Prostitute and<br />

Disabled War Veteran 1923 used imagery<br />

of disabled veterans to demonstrate the<br />

inequalities in German society. In France,<br />

veterans were an important part of the<br />

visual culture of memorial ceremonies. In<br />

Britain, images of wounded soldiers<br />

such as Henry Tonks’s medical pastel<br />

portraits were usually seen in the context<br />

of therapy and healing.<br />

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889 – 1946) Paths of Glory, 1917<br />

© IWM<br />

William Orpen (1878–1931).<br />

To the Unknown British Soldier in<br />

France, 1921-8.<br />

This turbulent period also saw the<br />

birth of dada and surrealism in the work<br />

of Hannah Höch, Max Ernst, André<br />

Masson and Edward Burra among<br />

others. Artists used new visual forms to<br />

process experiences and memories of<br />

conflict. Dada photomontages by<br />

Hannah Höch reused war imagery while<br />

fragmented bodies and prosthetic limbs<br />

featured in works like Grosz and<br />

Heartfield’s The Petit-Bourgeois<br />

Philistine Heartfield Gone Wild. Electro-<br />

Mechanical Tatlin Sculpture 1920.<br />

As well as the physical and<br />

psychological scars left on Europe, the<br />

exhibition also shows how post-war<br />

society began to rebuild itself, inspiring<br />

artists such as Georges Braque,<br />

Christian Schad and Winifred Knights to<br />

return to classicism and tradition while<br />

others such as Fernand Léger, Paul<br />

Citroen and C.R.W. Nevinson turned<br />

their minds to visions of a technological<br />

future in the modern city.<br />

Further details at tate.org.uk<br />

© IWM.<br />

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One of London’s top visitor attractions<br />

is serving the ultimate brunch for those<br />

looking to spend lazy summer mornings<br />

on the river. Every Saturday and Sunday<br />

in <strong>June</strong>, July and August, Bateaux<br />

London will take guests on a ninetyminute<br />

cruise up the River Thames.<br />

And, along with the chance to unwind<br />

against a backdrop of iconic landmarks<br />

such as the Houses of Parliament, the<br />

London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the<br />

Tower of London, guests will enjoy a<br />

breakfast brunch buffet created by the<br />

on-board team of chefs. Each cruise will<br />

be accompanied by a live DJ and guests<br />

can opt to add enhancements, such as a<br />

bottomless supply of prosecco.<br />

‘There is something incredibly<br />

relaxing about being on the river on a<br />

summer morning,’ said Bateaux London<br />

sales manager, Gareth Brown.<br />

‘Especially if your trip includes great<br />

food and glass or two of prosecco.<br />

We’re delighted to be adding brunch to<br />

our schedule of lunch, dinner and<br />

afternoon tea cruises – and look forward<br />

to welcoming visitors aboard.’<br />

Cruises will all take place on Bateaux<br />

London’s Harmony vessel, which has the<br />

largest roof deck on the Thames, with<br />

embarkation at 10.00 at Embankment<br />

Pier near Charing Cross.<br />

For further information about Bateaux<br />

London sailings, call 020 7695 1809 or<br />

visit www.bateauxlondon.com<br />


CENTRE<br />

Next week, Southbank Centre has an<br />

event called Choose Love from Thursday<br />

14 <strong>June</strong> until Thursday 5 July in which<br />

the charity Help Refugees are presenting<br />

their ‘Choose Love’ slogan in the form<br />

of a bold and powerful mural by<br />

international street artist Lakwena.<br />

On 27 <strong>June</strong>, visitors are invited to<br />

listen to music celebrating refugees at a<br />

performance by London schoolchildren.<br />

This concert Harmonise is part of Music<br />

Action International’s national school<br />

programme, which seeks to inspire<br />

empathy between refugees and people of<br />

all backgrounds.<br />



Southbank Centre’s National Poetry<br />

Library, housed on the fifth floor of the<br />

Royal Festival Hall and home to the<br />

world’s largest collection of modern<br />

poetry, is presenting the world's first<br />

Instagram poetry exhibition. The<br />

exhibition showcases the best of over<br />

1,000 Instapoetry submissions to the<br />

National Poetry Library since the library<br />

put a call out for Instagram poems<br />

earlier this year. The submissions range<br />

from work featuring striking typographic<br />

design to social comments and<br />

emotional confessions, as well as a<br />

selection of short Instapoetry films,<br />

providing the perfect introduction to this<br />

emergent form of poetry.<br />


When Tobi the tamandua moved to<br />

ZSL London Zoo last October as a<br />

companion for female Ria, keepers<br />

hoped to someday hear the pitter patter<br />

of tiny tamandua toes. So they were<br />

overjoyed when just five months later<br />

they spotted a tiny baby clinging to Ria’s<br />

back, making newcomer Tobi a very fast<br />

mover – when keepers did the maths<br />

they discovered that Ria must have fallen<br />

pregnant the same week they met.<br />

Ria has kept the baby – nick-named<br />

‘Poco’ by keepers – close to her since the<br />

Easter Monday birth, tucking the<br />

youngster away in a hollow log. But the<br />

two-month-old has now started to<br />

tentatively venture away from mum to<br />

explore its Rainforest Life home, which<br />

the tamanduas share with two-toed sloths<br />

Marilyn, Leander and baby Lento,<br />

Emperor tamarins, red titi monkeys and<br />

fruit bats.<br />

The nocturnal mammals (Tamandua<br />

tetradactyla), part of the anteater family<br />

and native to South America, are<br />

impressive climbers, holding on to mum<br />

will enable the infant to build up the<br />

valuable muscles needed to climb easily<br />

through the tree-top branches of London’s<br />

only living rainforest.<br />

Juvenile tamanduas spend the first<br />

three months clinging to their mothers’<br />

backs, sliding down to feed before pulling<br />

themselves back up to nestle into mum’s<br />

fur. They have fantastic camouflage as<br />

their distinguishable matching patterns<br />

align to create one continuous stripe,<br />

allowing the young pup to avoid the eyes<br />

of predators.<br />

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Gareth Edwards, 'Cedars of Lebanon', oil on canvas, 100 x 110 cm, 2018<br />



Gareth Edwards’ second solo exhibition<br />

with Jill George Gallery continues until<br />

16 <strong>June</strong> with a series of new paintings<br />

inspired by the landscape and seascape.<br />

The title phrase, ‘Shifting Brilliances’,<br />

is taken from a mid-career poem by<br />

Seamus Heaney’s ‘Seeing Things<br />

Collection’. This book of poems is the<br />

inspiration for his personal research into<br />

contemporary landscape painting for the<br />

last twenty years, as well as being<br />

connected to the birth of his first<br />

daughter. ‘Shifting Brilliances’ in the<br />

poem, refers to flickering images of a<br />

half remembered time and place.<br />

This new collection of paintings are a<br />

continuation of a pre-occupation in<br />

contemporary landscape painting and<br />

increasingly, images that use half<br />

remembered, half imagined places<br />

– far off places only dreamt of, but never<br />

visited, current places known, but<br />

observed through half opened eyes, but<br />

all rendered in a slightly higher tones<br />

and attention to detail than in Edwards’<br />

previous work.<br />

The Shifting Brilliances in these<br />

paintings conflate with the shifting<br />

sparkling surfaces painted across the<br />

fractured surfaces, occasionally<br />

coalescing in, to focus on the detail of a<br />

tree, as seen in ‘Cedars of Lebanon’ then<br />

out of focus again in the rendering of<br />

atmospheric weather conditions. These<br />

are both poetic narratives and<br />

atmospheric abstracts of the artists’<br />

vision of the natural world.<br />

Gareth Edwards lives and works in<br />

St Ives in Cornwall. He exhibits regularly<br />

with Jill George Gallery in London and<br />

in Art Fairs both internationally and<br />

within UK. His work is included in many<br />

public and Private collections.<br />

Jill George Gallery represents<br />

paintings, drawings, watercolours,<br />

monoprints and limited edition prints by<br />

British Contemporary artists from the<br />

established artist to the recent graduate.<br />

There is an exhibition every five weeks<br />

and a selection of originals and prints is<br />

always available. To continue the Gallery's<br />

interest in young artists, there is an<br />

exhibition every eighteen months of recent<br />

graduates. It also donates a prize to the<br />

Royal College of Art printmaking<br />

department and offers an exhibition<br />

alternate years to six graduates.<br />

The exhibition, ‘Shifting Brilliances’,<br />

is at 30 Tottenham Street, off Charlotte<br />

Street, W1T 4RJ. The nearest<br />

underground station is Tottenham Court<br />

Road. www.jillgeorgegallery.co.uk<br />

Witness, oil on canvas, 55 x 57 cm, 2018 Gareth Edwards<br />

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An exhibition of paintings by Chilean<br />

artist Max Sir, will be on view at the<br />

Embassy of Chile in the United Kingdom<br />

from 6 July until 31 July. Taking<br />

elements from the novel Alice’s adventures<br />

in Wonderland and its main character,<br />

Alice, this new series of paintings has<br />

been developed in various countries in<br />

Europe and selections of its body of 144<br />

artworks have been exhibited in Berlin,<br />

Prague, Paris, Athens, and most recently<br />

were part of the Salon International d’Art<br />

Contemporain at Carrousel du Louvre<br />

(Paris, May 2018). A selection of<br />

artworks from this collection will be<br />

exhibited in the presence of the artist.<br />

‘A particular aspect of this new body<br />

of work is that every element in its<br />

pictorial language was previously<br />

conceived, designed, carried into the<br />

stage and brought into motion for a<br />

theatrical piece. The texture, the colours,<br />

the composition and every element in<br />

these paintings and sketches speak of<br />

decisions I previously made as a<br />

director/designer for the stage. These<br />

paintings are a living dialogue between<br />

the language of theatre and the language<br />

of painting, which interacts with what<br />

the viewers understand by reality.’<br />

– Max Sir.<br />

Parallax Art Fair will be open to<br />

public on 21 & 22 July at Kensington<br />

Town Hall.<br />



Running until Tuesday 19 <strong>June</strong>,<br />

London’s largest Asian foodhall Bang<br />

Bang Oriental will be hosting a two week<br />

Dragon Boat Festival.<br />

The event will feature an exhibition<br />

where guests can view the colourful<br />

dragon boat on display at the foodhall.<br />

Guests will also be able to visit the mini<br />

exhibition to learn about the Dragon<br />

Boat Festival and the history behind it.<br />

Dragon Boat Racing has ancient<br />

Chinese origins and its history has been<br />

traced back for more than 2000 years.<br />

Racing was held to avert misfortune and<br />

encourage the rains needed for<br />

prosperity – as the dragon of Asia is a<br />

symbol of water.<br />

The eco-friendly Bang Bang Oriental<br />

brings a pan-Asian culinary experience<br />

and cultural entertainment concept to the<br />

capital encompassing a food court,<br />

restaurant, and community space – all<br />

under one roof. North London’s hottest<br />

new destination celebrates Asia’s vibrant<br />

culture with 27 individual kiosks offering<br />

an eclectic mix of Chinese, Korean,<br />

Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese,<br />

Taiwanese, Malaysian Thai, Hong Kong,<br />

and Filipino cuisine, as well as a bar for<br />

refreshments and alcoholic beverages.<br />

This sophisticated and affordable food<br />

court brings the energy and authentic<br />

vibe of an Asian Street Food Market to<br />

London.<br />

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Adetomiwa Edun, Colin Morgan and Seamus O'Hara in Translations.<br />

Photo: Catherine Ashmore<br />


Olivier Theatre<br />

Brian Friel’s multi award-winning play Translations is<br />

considered by many to be his masterpiece. First performed in<br />

Derry in 1980, then staged in London the following year at<br />

the Hampstead theatre before its run at the Lyttelton, it now<br />

returns to the Olivier in an impeccable production, directed by<br />

Ian Rickson, that unequivocally confirms its status as one of<br />

the great English-speaking plays of the last forty years.<br />

It is with a certain irony that I say<br />

English-speaking, for although<br />

audiences are hearing it in English, the<br />

majority of the characters are actually<br />

meant to be communicating in Irish.<br />

Initially this is a tad confusing especially<br />

when a contingent of English sappers<br />

arrive who do not understand any Irish<br />

and, of course, converse solely in<br />

English. In other words, foreigners and<br />

locals speak the same tongue, but<br />

without understanding one another. The<br />

play, however, is so skilfully written that<br />

you soon surrender to what in lesser<br />

hands could have been a very awkward<br />

contrivance.<br />

The setting is the small, rural farming<br />

village of Baile Beag (or Ballybeg as it<br />

came to be known) in Donegal, and the<br />

time is 1833. Though the local folk are<br />

isolated from the rest of the world,<br />

oblivious to everything other than their<br />

own hardships and deprivations, several<br />

of them regularly attend a hedge school<br />

at which, surprisingly, Latin and Greek<br />

are taught while English is ignored.<br />

The drink-prone schoolmaster<br />

overseeing these classes is a grizzled<br />

Lear-like father-figure called Hugh<br />

(Ciaran Hinds), whose love of classical<br />

Greece has been passed on to his<br />

devotee Jimmy Jack (Dermot Crowley)<br />

an unlikely Homer-obsessed tramp-like<br />

eccentric who informs us that his wife to<br />

be is Pallas Athene and that they plan to<br />

marry by Christmas. Myth rather than<br />

reality is what keeps him going.<br />

Other regular presences are Manus<br />

(Seamus O’Hara) Hugh’s crippled older<br />

son who teaches at the school, Sarah<br />

(Michelle Fox), an almost mute waif<br />

of a girl, and Maire (Judith Roddy) a<br />

determined young woman who longs to<br />

free herself from the shackles of isolated<br />

conformity, and who, like so many Irish<br />

of the period, wants to emigrate to<br />

America.<br />

The play’s narrative is propelled into<br />

action with the arrival of Hugh’s younger<br />

son Owen (Colin Morgan). For the last<br />

six years he has been in Dublin<br />

improving his lot, is fluent in English,<br />

and with a very different ideology from<br />

his brother, returns to Baile Begg as a<br />

translator to Captain Lancey (Rufus<br />

Wright) a cartographer from England,<br />

together with an appealingly free-spirited<br />

Lieutenant Yolland (Adetomiwa Edun).<br />

Their assignment is to produce an<br />

ordnance survey map of the area and to<br />

anglicise all name places.<br />

Romance briefly blossoms between<br />

Yolland who is smitten both by the<br />

beauty of Donegal and by the charms of<br />

Maire. He can’t speak Irish, she can’t<br />

speak English. Yet in the play’s justly<br />

celebrated cross-cultural tryst the couple<br />

convey their passion for each other<br />

without understanding a word either is<br />

saying.<br />

Though the poetry in the writing here<br />

is exceptional, the consequences,<br />

dramatically, are disastrous: the vocally<br />

challenged Sarah sees Yolland and Maire<br />

kissing and, ironically, though practically<br />

dumb, finds a way of imparting this to<br />

Manus who was hoping to marry Maire<br />

himself after being offered a better paid<br />

teaching job at a National School.<br />

The damage is irreparable. Yolland<br />

goes mysteriously missing and, if he<br />

isn’t found in 48 hours, his superior<br />

commander threatens the community<br />

with the wholesale slaughter of their<br />

livestock, eviction and the levelling of<br />

their homes.<br />

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Though Friel has disingenuously<br />

claimed that Translations was never meant<br />

to be a political play, there is no denying it<br />

is a microcosm of the problems that have<br />

beset Ireland right up to the present time.<br />

But more fundamentally, it is a play about<br />

the power and importance of language –<br />

both as a bond and as a barrier – and is<br />

rich in symbolism. Manus’s disability is<br />

endemic of the community’s inability to<br />

progress; Yolland and Maire’s lack of<br />

verbal communication speaks volumes<br />

about the the nature of communication,<br />

while the name-changing in the mapmaking<br />

process equates to the rape and<br />

surrendering of Irish culture, the effects<br />

of which still bear scars.<br />

Friel posits many on-going questions<br />

about Ireland and its past but offers no<br />

easy catchall answers. Indeed, plot-wise<br />

the play’s ending is pretty indeterminate<br />

and ambiguous in its message. But there<br />

is no denying the resonance of his<br />

commitment to the on-going conundrum<br />

of Ireland vs England or the energy of<br />

the writing which is as compulsive as is<br />

Rickson’s exemplary direction<br />

My initial fear with this revival was that<br />

the Olivier was, perhaps, too vast a space<br />

to distil the essence of an intimate tragedy<br />

about a small community’s lack of<br />

communication and failure to understand<br />

the world they inhabit. But Rae Smith’s<br />

design, comprising a stair-case at the<br />

extreme left of the stage almost as high as<br />

the auditorium itself, the farm buildingcum-hedge<br />

school and a marshy<br />

landscape with its atmospheric cloud<br />

formations, provides an appropriately epic<br />

scale to a contemporary classic.<br />

The cast is uniformly excellent with<br />

Colin Morgan as the official translator,<br />

Dermot Crowley’s classical scholar,<br />

Ciarian Hinds’s poteen-fuelled head<br />

school master, Adetomiwa Edun’s lovestruck<br />

Lieutenant, Judith Roddy as the<br />

object of his affection and Michelle Fox<br />

as hapless Sarah brlnging total<br />

conviction to every scene they’re in.<br />

A timely revival and a much needed<br />

return to form for the National Theatre.<br />


Photo: Matthew Murphy<br />

Michael Jibson (King George).<br />



A new booking period for the London<br />

production of Hamilton goes on sale this<br />

week with tickets now available to be<br />

purchased for performances to Saturday<br />

30 March 2019.<br />

Hamilton is the story of America’s<br />

Founding Father Alexander Hamilton,<br />

an immigrant from the West Indies who<br />

became George Washington’s right-hand<br />

man during the Revolutionary War and<br />

helped shape the very foundations of the<br />

America we know today. The score<br />

blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B<br />

and Broadway – the story of America<br />

then, as told by America now.<br />

Hamilton has book, music and lyrics<br />

by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by<br />

Thomas Kail, with choreography by<br />

Andy Blankenbuehler and musical<br />

supervision and orchestrations by Alex<br />

Lacamoire and based on Ron Chernow’s<br />

biography of Alexander Hamilton.<br />

Full ticketing information can be<br />

found on the official website at<br />

hamiltonthemusical.co.uk which<br />

includes details of the Hamilton West<br />

End £10 daily Lottery. In addition,<br />

visitors are advised to check the official<br />

Hamilton channels for news of late<br />

release seats which may become<br />

available at short notice.<br />



Circus performers have brought guts,<br />

grace and gusto, direct from Bogota to<br />

London’s Southbank as Circolombia<br />

performs its headline run at the<br />

Underbelly Festival until 14 July.<br />

The highly acclaimed show packed<br />

full of explosive Latin energy from a<br />

fourteen strong cast of world class<br />

circus artists, captures the endless<br />

dynamic force of Colombian life through<br />

relentless performance and jaw dropping<br />

skill. Circolombia is no ordinary circus.<br />

Coupled with live original music and<br />

electrifying singers, Circolombia delivers<br />

world-class, gravity defying performances<br />

that will have audiences shaking their<br />

heads in disbelief and dancing in the<br />

aisles to the beat-heavy soundscape.<br />

The electrifying troupe bring their<br />

unique and visceral performance style<br />

inspired by Colombia’s diverse<br />

communities to every performance.<br />

Circolombia features the raw, fearless<br />

power of fourteen of the most talented<br />

performers across the country, capturing<br />

the pace of life and Colombian energy.<br />

Delivering spectacular performance<br />

coupled with mind-boggling acrobatic<br />

skill and a willingness to take terrifying<br />

risks on stage, Circolombia promises a<br />

show audiences never forget.<br />

Circolombia's Julia Sanchez Aja<br />

performs the Cloud Swing.<br />

(c) The Other Richard.<br />

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Rodney Ackland’s provocative play was<br />

condemned as ‘a libel on the British people’<br />

when first performed in 1952. Now it emerges<br />

as an intoxicating plunge into post-war Soho.<br />

JULIE<br />

Fuelled by social division, Strindberg’s<br />

masterpiece remains shocking and fiercely<br />

relevant in this new version by Polly Stenham<br />

(That Face, Neon Demon)<br />



Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ extraordinary play<br />

comes to the National Theatre after a sold-out<br />

run at the Orange Tree Theatre.<br />


South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000)<br />

Guildford School of Acting are to bring their unique production of Daisy Pulls it Off,<br />

full of quirky characters, splendid scrapes and fabulous friends, to the<br />

Charing Cross Theatre from 19-30 <strong>June</strong>.<br />

QUIZ<br />

A fictional imagination based on real events<br />

which took place in 2001 following an<br />

episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?<br />


St. Martin’s Lane, WC2 (0844 482 5140)<br />

PLAYS<br />


Three-time Academy Award nominee Laura<br />

Linney makes her London debut in an<br />

adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth<br />

Strout’s best-selling novel.<br />


One Tower Bridge, SE1 (0843 208 1846)<br />


One enormous diamond, eight incompetent<br />

crooks and a snoozing security guard. What<br />

could possibly go right?<br />


Piccadilly Circus, (020 7492 0810)<br />


A Polytechnic amateur drama group are<br />

putting on a 1920s murder mystery and<br />

everything that can go wrong... does!<br />


Catherine Street, WC2 (0330 333 4810)<br />


John Christie's admiration for the works of<br />

Wagner leads him to embark on the<br />

construction of an opera house on his estate<br />

at Glyndebourne.<br />


St Martin’s Lane, WC2 (020 7492 1552)<br />


An innocent outsider, a suspicious rural<br />

community, a gothic house and a misty marsh<br />

are the ingredients of this Victorian ghost story.<br />


Russell Street, WC2 (0844 871 7626)<br />


The Royal Shakespeare Company presents<br />

Mike Poulton’s stage adaption of Robert Harris's<br />

Cicero trilogy. Performed in two parts - Part<br />

One: Conspirator and Part Two: Dictator.<br />


Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 482 5130)<br />


Nina Raine's powerful, painful and funny play<br />

sifts the evidence from every side and puts<br />

justice in the dock.<br />


Panton Street, SW1 (0844 871 7627)<br />

Royal National Theatre Plays in repertory<br />



Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying<br />

tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris. Rory<br />

Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth<br />

and Lady Macbeth.<br />


Brian Friel’s modern classic is a powerful<br />

account of nationhood, which sees the<br />

turbulent relationship between England and<br />

Ireland play out in one quiet community.<br />



Stage play based on the Harry Potter franchise<br />

written by Jack Thorne, based on an original<br />

story by J.K Rowling.<br />


Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0330 333 4813)<br />


Inspired by one of Britain's greatest ever<br />

comedy series, this 2 hour interactive<br />

production is set in a restaurant where you the<br />

audience are the diners.<br />


Bloomsbury Street, (020 7764 0523)<br />


Imagination takes flight in this darkly comic<br />

tale, yet in an ever changing world, without a<br />

mother's love, what place is there for a boy who<br />

wouldn't grow up? Until 15 <strong>June</strong>.<br />


Inner Circle, NW1 (0844 826 4242)<br />


Agatha Christie’s whodunnit is the longest<br />

running play of its kind in the history of<br />

British theatre.<br />


West Street, WC2 (0844 499 1515)<br />


Christopher Hampton's modern updated, and<br />

dual-language, production of Moliere's comedy.<br />


Haymarket SW1 (020 7930 8800)<br />

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A major revival of Oscar Wilde's classic<br />

starring Edward Fox, Freddie Fox and Frances<br />

Barber. A stylish critique of politicians and<br />

social morality.<br />


Strand, WC2 (020 7400 1257)<br />

RED<br />

John Logan's play is a moving account of Mark<br />

Rothko, one of the greatest artists of the 20th<br />

century whose struggle to accept his growing<br />

riches and praise became his undoing.<br />


Charing Cross Road, WC2 (0844 482 5120)<br />



Inspired by a true story and based on the<br />

Miramax film, the show tells the story of<br />

Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his<br />

father's Northampton shoe factory.<br />


Strand, WC2 (020 3725 7060)<br />

WICKED<br />

Hit Broadway story of how a clever,<br />

misunderstood girl with emerald green skin<br />

and a girl who is beautiful and popular turn<br />

into the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda<br />

the Good Witch in the Land of Oz.<br />


Wilton Road, SW1 (0844 826 8000)<br />

CHESS<br />

Major revival of the Tim Rice, Benny Andersson<br />

and Björn Ulvaeus musical starring Michael<br />

Ball, Alexandra Burke and Murray Head.<br />


St Martin’s Lane, WC2 (020 7845 9300)<br />


Disney‘s phenomenally successful animated<br />

film is transformed into a spectacular stage<br />

musical, a superb evening of visual delight.<br />


Wellington Street, WC2 (0844 871 3000)<br />


High octane show celebrating the career of the<br />

King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Over two<br />

hours of the non-stop hit songs that marked<br />

his legendary live performances.<br />


Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (0330 333 4812)<br />


Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage musical<br />

with lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian<br />

Fellowes, adapted from the film.<br />


Drury Lane, WC2 (020 7492 0810)<br />

MAMMA MIA!<br />

Hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, set<br />

around the story of a mother and daughter on<br />

the eve of the daughter’s wedding.<br />


Aldwych, WC2 (0844 482 5170)<br />

John McCrea (Jamie) in Everybody's<br />

Talking About Jamie at the Apollo<br />

Theatre.<br />

Photo: Johan Persson.<br />


A spectacularly staged version of Victor Hugo’s<br />

epic novel about an escaped convict’s<br />

search for redemption in Revolutionary France.<br />


Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (0844 482 5160)<br />

21<br />


New musical starring John McCrea transfers<br />

to the West End following a sold-out run at<br />

Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.<br />


Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (020 7851 2711)<br />

MA<strong>TIL</strong>DA<br />

Critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare<br />

Company production of Roald Dahl’s book,<br />

directed by Matthew Warchus.<br />


Earlham Street, WC2 (0844 800 1110)<br />


Following an acclaimed extended season last<br />

summer, Jay Scheib's stage musical, written<br />

by Jim Steinman and featuring Meat Loaf's<br />

greatest hits, returns to the West End.<br />


Tottenham Court Road, W1 (0845 200 7982)<br />


Long running epic romance by Andrew Lloyd<br />

Webber, set behind the scenes of a Paris<br />

opera house where a deformed phantom<br />

stalks his prey.<br />


Haymarket, SW1 (0844 412 2707)<br />


The dazzling multi-award-winning tale of<br />

nightclub singer Roxie Hart, her cell-block<br />

rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking<br />

lawyer Billy Flynn. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr.<br />


Charing Cross Road, WC2 (0844 871 7627)<br />


New stage musical based on Baz Luhrmann's<br />

1992 film The inspiring story of Scott<br />

Hastings, championship ballroom dancer who<br />

defies the rules and follows his heart.<br />


Denman Street, W1 (0844 871 7630)<br />


The classic hit film has been brought to thrilling<br />

life on stage by Disney, featuring all the songs<br />

from the Academy Award winning score.<br />


Old Compton Street, W1 (0844 482 5151)<br />


Broadway musical takes shots at everything<br />

from organised religion to consumerism, state<br />

of the economy and the musical theatre genre.<br />


Coventry Street, W1 (0844 482 5115)<br />


Set in the USA during the late 1960s and<br />

early 1970s, it follows a young female singing<br />

trio as they become music superstars.<br />


Strand, WC2 (020 7492 0810)<br />


Featuring all the much loved classics from<br />

Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5,<br />

the show tells the story behind the hits.<br />


Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (020 7492 0810)<br />

42ND STREET<br />

The song and dance, American dream fable,<br />

where a small town girl, Peggy Sawyer’s rise<br />

from chorus line to Broadway star.<br />


Drury Lane, WC2 (020 7492 0810)<br />


Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi award-winning<br />

musical, based on Ron Chernow's biography<br />

of one of the American Founding Fathers,<br />

Alexander Hamilton.<br />


Victoria Street, SW1 (0844 248 5000)<br />

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Roka Canary Wharf is launching the<br />

Roka Summer Terrace Sessions, a series<br />

of parties to celebrate the warm summer<br />

months with Cîroc vodka.<br />

Starting from the 1 <strong>June</strong>, the Roka<br />

Canary Wharf terrace will be transformed<br />

on the last Friday of each month into a<br />

rooftop party, each one with a different<br />

theme and featuring performances by<br />

internationally renowned DJs. With the<br />

terrace ambiance ranging from the<br />

relaxing shores of the Balearic Islands,<br />

to the streets of Notting Hill Carnival,<br />

each evening will transport guests to the<br />

ultimate party scene.<br />

The first Roka Summer Terrace<br />

Session: ‘The Spirit of the Balearic’, will<br />

see DJ sets by 8track Music’s Massimo<br />

Lamagna, DJ Mass and Jim Wood,<br />

Jim8track. Regulars at Bestival and Ibiza<br />

Live Radio, the duo will bring a<br />

sunshine-filled balearic set of slo mo<br />

disco, original samples, luscious house<br />

and cosmic grooves.<br />

From 18.30 to 23.00, guests to the<br />

terrace will be able to start the weekend<br />

in style enjoying Cîroc vodka cocktails,<br />

specially created by the Roka bar team.<br />

These include Amnesia, Cîroc vodka<br />

infused with sansho berries, rosemary<br />

droplets bitters, tonic water and<br />

garnished with an orange zest, rosemary<br />

and thyme, and later in the series, the<br />

British Garden, a Cîroc vodka martini,<br />

with Sakura vermouth, Cocchi<br />

Americano, elderflower and strawberry<br />

cordial and garnished with a grapefruit<br />

zest. Tickets are £15.<br />



On 13 <strong>June</strong>, Michel Roux Jr. will host<br />

an exclusive wine dinner at Roux at<br />

Parliament Square. He will be joined by<br />

winemaker Jean-Dominique Videau from<br />

the renowned Château Branaire-Ducru in<br />

Bordeaux, whilst Head Chef Steve Groves<br />

will prepare an exquisite five-course menu<br />

with each dish perfectly matched to one of<br />

the Château Branaire-Ducru wines.<br />

Château Branaire-Ducru is situated in<br />

the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux,<br />

and with vines planted over 60 hectares,<br />

all grapes are harvested by hand.<br />

Dedicated to producing wines that<br />

enhance the eating experience, Château<br />

Branaire-Ducru seeks purity, fruit and<br />

freshness in every vintage.<br />

For the dinner on 13 <strong>June</strong>, Steve<br />

Groves has taken inspiration both from<br />

seasonal British ingredients and dishes<br />

from the Bordeaux region of France.<br />

Guests will be welcomed with<br />

Champagne and a selection of light<br />

bites. To follow, dishes will include<br />

langoustine, pig’s trotter risotto and<br />

capers, served with Duluc de Branaire<br />

Ducru, 2010 and Roast turbot, hen of the<br />

woods and chervil alongside Branaire<br />

Ducru, 2012. The pièce de résistance<br />

will be a beautiful Roast beef sirloin,<br />

truffle pommes purée and hispi cabbage<br />

served with both Branaire Ducru 2003<br />

and Branaire Ducru 2000. Concluding<br />

the meal, Tunworth, toasted crumpet and<br />

gooseberry compote will pair elegantly<br />

with the cedar, plum and blackberry<br />

aromas of the Branaire Ducru 2010.<br />

Michel Roux Jr., Steve Groves and<br />

Jean-Dominique Videau will present<br />

each pairing, whilst the stylish and<br />

luxurious setting of Roux at Parliament<br />

Square will provide the perfect backdrop<br />

for an unforgettable evening.<br />

www.rouxatparliamentsquare.co.uk<br />

Château Branaire-Ducru.<br />

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