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This Is London12 Oct 2018

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6 ONLY FOOLS THE CUSHTY DINING EXPERIENCE Based on the Internationally known British classic comedy Only Fools and Horses, visitors can now meet the pride of Peckham in a night of eating, wheeling and dealing. The fun starts from the moment audiences join the Trotters and friends for a knees-up. Meanwhile, they try to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side. But why is the pub closed on the busiest nights of the week? This is a t’riffic night out with some cushty pub grub – you’d be a plonker to miss it! Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience might be a new show, but this hot new ticket does follow a hugely popular format. The set out much like Interactive Theatre International’s internationally acclaimed Faulty Towers The Dining Experience – the original tribute where guests also enjoy a 3-course meal and 2-hour show for their ticket, and where, of course, the added chaos and improvisation also come for free. Performances take place at Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton, W1 on Friday and Saturday nights. The show starts 19.30 with doors open from 19.00. The nearest tube station is Warren Street, which is on the Northern Line. For tickets, telephone the Box Office on 0845 154 4145 or visit www.interactivetheatre.com.au/onlyfools PEKING OPERA AT SADLER’S WELLS Ahead of legendary stars Yu Kuizhi and Li Shengsu and a troupe of over 60 performers filling the stage at Sadler’s Wells on 19 & 20 October, the world’s most revered practitioners are inviting audiences to a series of artistled workshops and sessions to share the many traditions, mysteries and artistic disciplines behind the captivating art form. The programme of activity leads up to the London appearances of China National Peking Opera Company at Sadler’s Wells, presenting UK audiences with a rare opportunity to enjoy the world’s finest performers of the art form in two stunning shows – the masterpiece The Emperor and the Concubine and a spectacular double bill of martial arts, acrobatics and comedy, The Crossroads Inn & The Monkey King and The Leopard. The series of activity also includes interactive workshops and short performances which explore and explain the traditions which lie at the heart of the hugely popular Peking Opera, sharing behind the scenes examples of the music, instruments, costumes, make-up, characters and martial arts that make it so fascinating. These take place at the Oxford Ashmolean Museum and The British Library in London between 12 and 14 October. LONDON MOZART PLAYERS LAUNCH NEW SERIES OF PIANO EXPLORED London Mozart Players is launching its 70th birthday season with an exciting Piano Explored lunchtime series at St John’s Smith Square. In a whistlestop hour, Howard Shelley will lead the orchestra in his engaging repertoire deconstructions, followed by a performance of the work in question, this time joined by LMP musicians performing double and triple concerti alongside him at the piano. The series begins in October with Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C, Op. 56, also known as the ‘Triple’ concerto – a work of great beauty and ingenuity that combines lyricism with the scale of a grand concerto. To showcase the talent within the orchestra in this their 70th year, for this concert on Wednesday 17 October (13.05), Howard will be joined by the LMP’s Ruth Rogers (violin) and Sebastian Comberti (cello) to perform this glorious work which as joyous to listen to as it is to play. Whether you are visiting London for pleasure, you work at Westminster or travel in from the country, the LMP Piano Explored series is truly ‘the best lunch-break you’ve ever had’ (International Piano). For tickets, telephone 020 7222 1061. London Mozart Players. 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

ZURICH YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra from Switzerland will perform in London on 19 October (19.30) as part of their concert tour of the UK. Their ten day tour includes concerts in Snape Maltings, Reading and London and the final concert will take place at St James’s Church, Piccadilly. The concert is free of charge and everyone is welcome. This prize-winning youth Orchestra will perform the well-loved Dvorak Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’ as well as the lesser known Khachaturian Violin Concerto, with the talented Swiss violinist Annouk Brönnimann. The Orchestra have teamed up with the Otakar Kraus Music Trust (OKMT) and there will be a retiring collection raising money for this wonderful charity. Their mission is to ensure that every child and adult has access to affordable music therapy in the community. Since its foundation in 1987, The Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra (ZYSO) has become one of the flagship ensembles of the Zurich Music School and Conservatory, currently under the musical direction of conductor David Bruchez-Lalli. With a repertoire representing a great spectrum of styles and high technical demands from Baroque to contemporary music, the orchestra always includes monumental works in their concerts, such as the most famous solo concerts or symphonies by Mozart, Brahms, Dvořák, Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky or Shostakovich while thoroughly taking into account all the components that make a well-balanced programme, designed to appeal both to the musically experienced and to new audiences. A concert tour like this provides young musicians with experiences and memories that will last forever and performing abroad means meeting people who share the same passion for music, regardless of different languages or cultures. For tickets, telephone the box office on 020 7734 4511. Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra. 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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