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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon @ NPG

This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). From her early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will explore the rise of one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable stars.

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From 2 July

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Serpentine Pavilion 2015: a rainbow wormhole ready to suck you into another dimension

A psychedelic pupa has landed in London, and its twisting tunnels were specially designed to be an Instagram paradise

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I want to go inside!

A visit to the Serpentine is imminent.

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Tuesday Music Choice: JOY from PAPER AEROPLANES

Taken from the album JOY 

 

http://www.paperaeroplanesmusic.com/

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Guaranteed to lift the spirits on a dull day such as today!

 

 

catch Paper Aeroplanes live at London Folkfest http://www.thelondonfolkfest.com/

friday 3 July

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Ken Loach in Conversation with Cillian Murphy

Ken Loach talks about a career dedicated to documenting social and political injustice.

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Listen and learn from a master of his craft.

available on BBC iplayer for the next 22 days

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MFLL Music For The Weekend: Luke Jackson – This Family Tree

Luke Jackson’s latest album ‘This Family Tree’ is short but perfectly formed, sharply and sympathetically observed and emotionally involving. Further evidence that Jackson is shaping up to become one of the enduring major figures in the world of contemporary folk.

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We have been watching Luke’s trajectory for some time. He has such an enquiring approach to musical possibility. Always open-ended and with forceful lyrics.

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London Folkfest, The Bedford, Balham

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April Maze are among the class acts performing @ this weekend festival at the beginning of July. The atmosphere will be mighty and the music well worth seeking out! It’s an open

secret in discerning alternative music circles.Grab your tickets while you can.

 

April Maze in Music For A London Life 

http://sco.lt/4ofTOb

 

bio here

http://www.theaprilmazemusic.com/#!bio/c213n 

 

When buying tickets, use the code ‘aprilmaze’ for a 10% discount!

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Friday Evening With Luke Jackson: Ain’t No Trouble

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Ain’t No Trouble · Luke Jackson ℗ 2015 First Take Records Released on: 2015-04-27 

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Happy 21st Luke!

Keep the music coming and keep surprising us 🙂

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TOLD LOOK YOUNGER @ Jermyn Street Theatre

TOLD LOOK YOUNGER

is a wonderful play about looking back on life and wondering how it all went wrong but then remembering it’s actually not quite over yet so there is still a chance of getting the last bit right. Three late middle aged gay men meet to talk about how things are in their lives, then they meet again some months later and then again; so the play falls into three acts. They meet in a restaurant which also changes with the times, as does the chameleon waiter.

It is a will o the wisp play about gay sex, gay love, long term gay relationships, one night stands and inevitably – growing old. The title is as poignant as the play – the three men, a university professor, a civic architect, an estate agent to the very rich, confide that – yes – when they do go on internet dating sites, they all do describe themselves as sixty- something but –  told look younger. Sad.

Will o the wisp? The play is a conversation piece between these three friends in which they keep asking fundamental questions about life and love, about what’s it all about, what’s it all about for them – and with lots of wine!

In seeking answers, the play transcends its gay confines to seek universal truths and in the end, and in fact in the very last and very moving scene, does provide an answer.

Highly Recommended/ consummate ensemble acting, a brilliant script and a triumphant evening of tears and joy.

Shaun Traynor

www.shauntraynor.co.uk

Until 4th July 2015

Jermyn Street Theatre

16b Jermyn St SW1 6ST

www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk

RA Schools Show 2015 ~Exhibition ~Royal Academy of Arts

“The RA Schools Show is the annual exhibition of works by final year students at the historic Royal Academy Schools, the first art school in Britain.

 

 

The RA Schools Show is your chance to be the first to see contemporary art created by the next generation of artists. We accept just 17 students each year onto our three year postgraduate fine art course. They represent some of the most talented emerging artists working today and this exhibition is the culmination of their time here. 

 

In a rare opportunity for visitors, we open up the RA Schools studios – normally hidden from public view – to exhibit painting, sculpture, video, installation, photography and live event. Most works are also for sale, making this a compelling visit for anyone interested in collecting contemporary art. “

 

Admission is free and we are open till 10pm on Fridays. 

 

Please note, the exhibition will be closed on the afternoon of Tuesday 16 June for an event.

 

12—28 June

RA Schools Studios

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To Kill A King – Choices @ Sofar Austin

 

To Kill A King performing “Choices” at Sofar Austin on March 11th, 2014. Click here to come to a show in your city: http://bit.ly/JoinSofar ;

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Been a fan of To Kill A King since catching them at a Sofar gig in London a few years back

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