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More details - Lost Horizons Presents The Willows with support from The Demon Gin
"...The Willows are a breath of fresh air to the folk music community... " Maverick Magazine Bringing together some of the most exciting musicians on the UK folk & roots scene, The Willows blur the boundaries between contemporary song and folk traditions on either side of the Atlantic.
Downstairs @The Harrison 28 Harrison Street Kings X London
Sat 23 Jun

More details - The Inner and Middle Temple Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Inner Temple Garden is a haven of tranquillity and beauty with sweeping lawns, unusual trees and charming woodland areas. The well known herbaceous border shows off inspiring plant combinations from early spring through to autumn.
The Inner and Middle Temple Gardens, London
Today

More details - Bubble and Squeak Comedy
Every Tuesday at the historic Nell of Old Drury, we bring you the hottest pro acts on the circuit and TV names trying out new, fresh material in the heart of Covent Garden. It’s in our cozy upstairs room and the bar is open till late.
29 Catherine Street
Today

More details - Earthquakes in London
From the writer of Doctor Foster and King Charles III, Mike Bartlett’s Earthquakes in London is set in the politically charged post-election summer of 2010.
Bridewell Theatre
Tue 10 Jul to Sat 14 Jul

More details - The Tempest
“Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in it! ” Shakespeare’s final solo play The Tempest is the enchanting opening to this year’s outdoor summer season.
St. Paul’s Church, Bedford St, London
Today

More details - Anna Calvi
Anna Calvi Plus Special Guests. Artists performing: Anna Calvi.: Tickets avaiable.
Heaven, London
Today

More details - Hear Her Voice
A millennium of music by female composers to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage. For their Summer concerts, London Concord Singers & conductor Jessica Norton are presenting a programme of music by female composers, sacred music by Hildegard of Bingen from the 11th century, part-songs by Clara...
Church of St Bartholomew the less, Giltspur St, London
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Breaking the silence: women, leadership and #MeToo
An evening of lively discussions with four of the UK’s most inspirational women to celebrate the University of London’s ‘Leading Women’ campaign honouring the nine pioneering undergraduate women who joined the university 150 years ago.
Senate House, Malet Street
Tue 10 Jul

More details - Judy's Back
Ray Rackham’s extraordinary biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland played the Arts Theatre for a limited season in 2017.
Cranbourn St, Leicester Square
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Soho Burlesque Club
The Soho Burlesque Club is a sumptuous show of the finest, suggestive, witty and most vivacious variety. With raunchy and risqué burlesque from the crème de la crème of London’s incredible scene, you’ll be enticed by the biggest stars in burlesque including Kitty Bang Bang, Bettsie Bon Bon and Betsy Rose.
Cranbourn St, Leicester Square
Sat 23 Jun

More details - The Ratpack
"Let ‘The Definitive Rat Pack’ transport you to the 1960s Sands Hotel where the Kings of Swing were at the very peak of their fame. ‘The Definitive Rat Pack’ are undoubtedly some of the world’s finest interpreters of the songs and banter of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
Cranbourn St, Leicester Square
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Speed Dating in London
Speed Dating in London How Speed Dating in London works When you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in London, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts.
Zebrano, 18 Greek Street
Tue 26 Jun

More details - Speed Dating in London
London Speed Dating How speed dating in London works A great event to go to is Speed Dating in London. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating evening.
Zebrano, 18 Greek Street
Tue 17 Jul

More details - Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
View dates & book Tickets from £8.50(includes £1.50 in fees per ticket) Book now   6th May - 30th September 2018 http://www.underbellyfestival.com ’The best dance party with your under 5-year-old that you’ve ever had... absolutely joyous.’ ?????
Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road Coach Park London
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Peepshow by Circa
Circa come to London with Peepshow, an exciting European premiere that turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join ‘the rockstars of the circus world’ as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination.
Underbelly Festival, Jubilee Gardens, off Belvedere Road, London
Wed 27 Jun to Sat 18 Aug

More details - Transatlantic Rhapsodies: sparkling music from Britain and the USA
Lewisham Choral Society perform Jonathan Dove’s lively evocation of the seasons The Passing of the Year and his serene Seek Him that Maketh, Randall Thompson’s poignant Fare Well, Eric Whitacre’s spellbinding When David Heard and tranquil Sleep.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Tue 10 Jul

More details - Putting History in its Place: The Spatial Exclusion of Jews in Nazi-er
Drawing on examples from over 150 oral history testimonies, as well as other personal memory sources, this talk illustrates how accounts from Holocaust survivors can shed new light on the ways that the spaces of everyday life changed for Berlin’s Jews under the Nazi regime.
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London
Today

More details - London 1938: Defending 'Degenerate' German Art
The Wiener Library’s summer 2018 exhibition explores the history and context of an exhibition held in 1938 at the New Burlington Galleries in London entitled Twentieth Century German Art.
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London
Today to Fri 22 Jun, Mon 25 Jun to Fri 29 Jun, Mon 2 Jul to Fri 6 Jul, Mon 9 Jul to Fri 13 Jul, Mon 16 Jul to Fri 20 Jul, Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul, Mon 30 Jul to Fri 3 Aug, Mon 6 Aug to Fri 10 Aug

More details - The Institutionalisation of German Modernism and the Ensuing Backlash in the 1920s and 1930s
Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series This talk introduces the patterns of public/private collecting, dealership and patronage during the Wilhelmine period (prior to 1918) but focuses on the Weimar era.
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London
Thu 28 Jun

More details - The Loss and Recovery of so-called Degenerate Art
Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series. Richard Aronowitz-Mercer (European Head of Restitution, Sotheby’s) will talk both about his work in provenance research in the setting of an international auction house and about his encounters with examples of so-called ‘degenerate art’ over the last...
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London
Wed 4 Jul

More details - The International Reaction to the 'Degenerate' Art Campaign
Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series. The National Socialist exhibition of “Degenerate Art” in Munich was visited by over two million people during the summer of 1937. Abroad too, the show made headlines, widely reported across the French, British and American press.
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Poppy Walk
Discover London’s hidden gems this summer and raise funds for The Royal British Legion. Poppy Walk is coming to Paternoster Square on 8th July and will be the perfect way to discover the past and present of this historic city.
Paternoster Square
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Sophie Willan: Branded Tour 2018
After the award winning, critically acclaimed, sell out success of her second comedy hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her show ‘Branded’ - Bolton born Sophie Willan has announced a 33-date tour for 2018.
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St, Soho, London
Today to Sat 23 Jun

More details - The London Group & Friends @ Waterloo Festival 2018
The London Group have organised three exhibitions featuring 70 artists for the 2018 Waterloo Festival which explore this year’s festival theme ‘Transforming Minds’.
Three locations in and around St John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Road
Today to Sun 24 Jun

More details - AllBright's FoundHER Festival for working women
AllBright, a community that helps celebrate and connect working women, will be hosting its second annual festival for working women in July, called FoundHER. It will take place in three UK locations this year - London, Manchester and Glasgow. Last year’s FoundHER was attended by over 1,000 women.
The AllBright Club, 11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia
Tue 3 Jul to Thu 5 Jul

More details - Getting Started: Family History for Beginners
Starting out on family history research? Find out where to start, the sources you can use and what you can do online. In this half-day course for beginners, Dave Annal introduces the key sources for family history research and some of the most important websites.
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Tracing your East London Family History
A full-day, interactive workshop aimed at those who wish to improve their skills and fluency in reading 16th and 17th century handwriting. The documents used are in English - teaching Latin is not included.
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Sat 30 Jun

More details - My Ancestor...came from Northamptonshire
In this half-day course, Dr Colin Chapman introduces the sources available in Northamptonshire, the SoG Library and elsewhere, that you can use to discover more about the lives of ancestors who came from Northamptonshire.
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Checking it Once or Twice: Comparing Genealogy Programs
Jan Gow compares the most used genealogy programs and suggests a list to help you compare them. This will help you to decide which special features are the ones you can’t do without. On Jan’s list are: data entry, sources, resources, charts, reports, research and most important - enjoyment!
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Wed 27 Jun

More details - Free Saturday Library Tours
At the Society of Genealogists, we’re passionate about family history. Since we started in 1911, we’ve been collecting family history documents, long before the arrival of local record offices - even typewriters were new.
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Family History: Good Research Techniques
In this half-day course, Celia Heritage takes an in-depth look at the best ways to research so that you avoid making mistakes and get the most out of the records you use. Celia also looks at the likely causes of the brick walls that you may hit during your research and the best way to tackle them.
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Parish Registers and Parish Chest Records for Family Historians
Before the national, civil registration of vital events started in 1837, the main records for baptisms, marriages and burials were the parish registers or a similar record kept by nonconformist denominations.
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Getting the Best from the Ancestry Website
The Ancestry website offers access to 1 billion searchable UK family history records. It enables you to explore your family history using censuses, birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, the British phone books, military and parish records.
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Tracing your Cotton and Wool Mill Ancestors
In 1851, the third most common occupation was working in a mill. If your ancestor was a beamer, a piecer, a tenter, a tackler, a reed maker, a scutcher, or a carder, what did they actually do? What were the working conditions like? How much did they get paid compared to other working class jobs?
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
Wed 11 Jul

More details - Faye Webster
Faye Webster + Special Guests. Artists performing: Faye Webster.: Tickets avaiable.
The Slaughtered Lamb, London, EC1
Thu 5 Jul

More details - River Stage
River Stage, London’s largest free outdoor Summer arts festival organised by the National Theatre in partnership with five of the UK’s leading arts and culture organisations returns this July to London’s South Bank The Glory, HOME Manchester, nonclassical and Sadler’s Wells (as well as the
National Theatre, Upper Ground, London, PX
Fri 13 Jul, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Forget Stonehenge! Take to the skies and see in the Summer Solstice 44
Summer Solstice, also known as midsummer, which famously marks the longest day of the year is said to have an invigorating effect on the planet and seen by many as an opportunity to reconnect with both your body and mind.
London Eye Lambeth, London
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Fox Marks the Spot
Encouraging Londoners to discover the hidden but culturally-rich area of Bankside, flagship design hotel, Hilton London Bankside, has partnered with local businesses and nature conservation charity, London Wildlife Trust to offer an innovative urban design trail to follow throughout the summer in London (25th June -
2-8 Great Suffolk St
Mon 25 Jun to Wed 1 Aug

More details - Refugee Week Pub Quiz!
Have you got anything planned for Refugee Week? Come along to our Refugee Week Pub Quiz! Not only will you be able to demonstrate your superior general knowledge and gain bragging rights at work, but we are running a raffle with fantastic prizes, as well as giving out winner and runner-up prizes.
The Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker Pub, 292-294 St John Street, Clerkenwell
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Gin Off 2018 Round 3
The Graphic Gin Off is back with a bang in 2018! You know the score, 16 of our favourite gin brands battling it out for our coveted Gin Off title but only one can win and you decide who!
Graphic Bar 4 Golden Square
Mon 25 Jun

More details - A Monster Calls
‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’ Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought to The Old Vic stage in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson.
The Old Vic The Cut London
Sat 7 Jul to Sat 25 Aug

More details - Family Saturday Activities
On the second Saturday of the month, join Guildhall Art Gallery for themed family activities. A revolving programme may have you heading below into the Roman Amphitheatre and hearing tales or Roman conquests, or creating crafts from the Victorian paintings surrounding you.
Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre off Gresham Street London
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Linda Kitson Exhibition Showcasing City of London
The City Centre in partnership with the City of London Corporation will host an exclusive new series of works by artist Linda Kitson from 18 May to 1 August 2018.
80 Basinghall Street, London
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Come to the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition and explore the science shaping our future with the people making it happen. The Summer Science Exhibition is a free, week-long festival celebrating the cutting edge of UK science.
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
Mon 2 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

More details - Summer Science Exhibition Lates
Join us after hours to explore the Summer Science Exhibition and enjoy an evening of science, comedy and cocktails. Our late night opening offers an exclusive and exciting programme of activities, alongside the opportunity to see 22 exhibits showcasing cutting-edge research in the main exhibition.
6 - 9 Carlton House Terrace
Tue 3 Jul

More details - AFE
Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, WHIST invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, through the dreams, fears and desires of a fictional family.
Lilian Baylis Studio Rosebery Avenue Clerkenwell
Today to Sat 23 Jun

More details - Semperoper Ballett (Dresden)
Based in Dresden, the Semperoper Ballett is internationally renowned for its distinguished ballet technique with both classical and contemporary repertoire. This triple bill of works by the visionary William Forsythe compliments the dancers’ technical expertise and physical prowess.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Thu 21 Jun to Sat 23 Jun

More details - Nederlands Dans Theater 1
The celebrated NDT returns with a revelatory programme featuring two works by resident choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot: Shoot the Moon, an exploration of hidden emotions to a score by Philip Glass, and Stop-Motion, an attempt to capture the past, set to Max Richter’s haunting music.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Tue 26 Jun to Fri 29 Jun

More details - Hofesh Shechter Company
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter is known for his distinctive mix of dance, theatre and music. After a successful run last Autumn, Grand Finale returns with its vision of a world in freefall that is both bleak and beautiful.
Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London
Wed 4 Jul to Sat 7 Jul

More details - Company of Elders
Since 1989, Company of Elders, Sadler’s Wells’ inspirational resident over-60s performance company, has been demonstrating the power of lifelong creativity and proving it is never too late to start dancing.
Lilian Baylis Studio Rosebery Avenue Clerkenwell
Fri 6 Jul

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