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Jubilee Wonderfulness and Fun for You …

Jubilee Wonderfulness and Fun for You …

OMG – here’s some lovely info for you for the Jubilee Weekend. We’ve left off the contact details etc as our wonderful paying subscribers have to get something better – they also get more events!

All entries collated in good faith. Celebrity appearances are not guaranteed by London At Large.


talk/David Chronenberg, Robert Pattinson. Director – A Dangerous Method, A History of Violence and actor – Twilight, Bel Ami – discuss their new film, Cosmopolis, in cinemas from 15 June 2012. Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, W1B 2EL.

party/Hugo Taylor. of Made in Chelsea fame, holds birthday bash with his TV mates. Aura Mayfair, 48-49 St James Street, Mayfair, London, SW1A 1JT.


pa/Meet the Filmmakers: Friends with Kids – Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt. actor and writer, director and producer discuss FRIENDS WITH KIDS, released on 29 June 2012, a romantic comedy that centres around two best friends who decide to have a child together, whilst keeping their relationship platonic. Like that’s goona work. Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, W1B 2EL.


gig/Bob Geldof. Former Boomtown Rat and Live Aid pioneer, plays rare London gig. His first album in a decade, HOW TO COMPOSE POPULAR SONGS THAT WILL SELL, out now. Islington Town Hall, 222 Upper Street London N1 1XR, London, N1 1XR.


gig/Bob Mould. Elder statesman of American alternative music (Husker Du, Sugar) performs classic albums COPPER BLUE and CLOUD NOTHINGS in full. O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, W12 8TT.

play previews/The Comedy of Errors. Production of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’s classic by AMIR NIZAR ZUABI, founder of the Palestinian theatre company ShiberHur (In The Penal Colony, I Am Yusuf And This Is My Brother), transfers to London following premiere in Stratford. JONATHAN SLINGER, SARAH BELCHER, KIRSTY BUSHELL, NICHOLAS DAY, SANDY GRIERSON, STEPHEN HAGAN, FELIX HAYES, AMER HLEHEL, SOLOMON ISRAEL, JAN KNIGHTLEY, BRUCE MACKINNON, JONATHAN McGUINNESS, KEVIN McMONAGLE, CECILIA NOBLE, EMILY TAAFFE and SARGON YELDA star. Part of What Country Friends is This?, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s trilogy of plays cross-cast within one acting company and using one shared environment (also Twelfth Night and The Tempest) playing as part of the World Shakespeare Festival.


gig/David Guetta. F***k Me I’m Famous French-house dj plays two nights in big venue. Album, NOTHING BUT THE BEAT, out now. Also plays June 2. Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, N22 7AY.

gig/Meital. attention seeking naked prancer, Weeds actress and Israeli national performs live pa of her single YUMMY, presumably with some clothes on. Album I’M IN HATE WITH LOVE out summer. Cafe de Paris, 3-4 Coventry Street, W1V 7FL.


gig/Norah Jones. Ravi Shankar’s Grammy-winning daughter, promotes DANGER MOUSE-produced newie, LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS, out now. Also plays June 2. Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX.


gig/The Victorian English Gentlemens Club. Cardiff four piece play one-off London date (Upstairs At The Garage) before decamping to Paris to record a new album. Support from FEVER FEVER and ILL MURRAY. Relentless Garage, The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD.

Jun 2:

royal event/Investec Derby Day. HRH The Queen attends flat race, boasting one of the biggest prize-money events of the horse-racing calendar. (Submit an online application for press accreditation).

Jun 2:

music festival/Field Day 2012. Franz Ferdinand, Mazzy Star, Metronomy, SBTRKT, Tortoise, The Vaccines, Afrocubism, Andrew Bird, Beirut, Gold Panda, Baxter Dury, Com Truise, Errors, Grimes, Hudson Mohawke (live), Julio Bashmore, THE MEN, Zomby, Zulu Winter all appear at sixth annual East London fest that continues to succeed despite the much-derided, residents-imposed, noise restrictions. This year’s festival occurs earlier than usual due to Olympic restrictions. Victoria Park, Grove Road, E3 5DU.

Jun 2:

concert(s)/A Gala for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Russell Watson, British tenor, tops the bill in concert programme of great British and international anthems to celebrate 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Jae Alexander, and the Royal Choral Society he sings favourites like Land of Hope and Glory, Greensleeves, We’ll Meet Again, Danny Boy, The Hornpipe, Men of Harlech, Flower of Scotland, Hallelujah Chorus and Jerusalem. Also features Welsh soprano NATASHA MARSH. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP.
Jun 2:

photocall/Alex Reid and Troy Dureh. Cage fighter and Celebrity Big Brother winner, and celebrity body sculptor, pose for pictures at the launch of “No Holds Barred” at SENI, the combat sports show at 12.10hrs. Journalists are invited to take part in the MMA inspired circuit workout hosted of by Alex Reid and Troy Dureh at 12.15hrs and chat with Alex and Troy at 13.00hrs. ExCel, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL.

Jun 2:

party/Big Beach Boutique official afterparty. Fatboy Slim, Redlight, Doorly, Friction, Southern Fried All Stars curator of big dance music bash, and fellow performers attend afterparty following BIG BEACH BOUTIQUE 5 festival. Digital, Brighton, 187-193 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NB.

Jun 2:

opera/Garsinton Opera at Wormsley. Second season in new Opera Pavillion in The Wormsley estate, home of the Getty family includes Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI, Vivaldi’s L’OLIMPIADE and Offenbach’s LA PERICHOLE. Runs to 3 July. Wormsley House, Wormsley Park, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3YE.

Jun 2:

gig/Goldie, Annie Nightingale. play free DJ set DIAMOND DECADES as part of the Southbank Centre’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Goldie plays 14.00-16.00 and Nightingale to 18.00 in the Clore Ballroom. Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. 2:00pm.

Jun 2 – 3:

festival/Sainsbury’s Jubilee Family Festival. Myleene Klass, Jon Culshaw present family-focussed festivities inspired by British tradional village fetes and street parties, featuring Magic of Disney in Concert, Strictly Come Dancing, Laura Wright (Saturday only) and The National Theatre’s War Horse Hyde Park, W2 2UH.

Jun 3:

music festival/The Apple Cart 2012. Billy Bragg, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Adam Ant, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Inner City, Marcus Foster, Marques Toliver, Martin Creed, Noah and the Whale, Scritti Politti, Penguin Café, Gilles Peterson, Sean Rowley (DJ set), Shaun Keaveny (DJ set), The Soul Jazz Records Sound System, Stornoway, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Josie Long, Shappi Khorsandi, Charlie Baker, Suzi Ruffell musicians, djs and comedians, appear at the Field Day people’s new festival, aimed at slightly older fans. Victoria Park, Grove Road, E3 5DU.

Jun 3:

royal event/Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Celebrating Her Majesty’s 60 years of service, a flotilla of over 1000 boats will sail from Battersea Bridge to Tower Bridge, carrying 30,000 flag-waving members of the public centre stage/mid-river, along with music barges and boats spouting geysers. A floating belfry’s chimes will be answered by thoses from riverside churches. The Queen’s party sets off Cadogan Pier on the Royal Barge (The Spirit of Chartwell) and disembarks just downriver of Tower Bridge. Other royals join along the route. The flotilla sails from Battersea Bridge and proceeds to West India Dodks. The River Thames, From Gloucestershire to Kent, England, UK. 2:25pm.

Jun 3:

party/The Big Jubilee Lunch. Traditional street parties and picnics will take place as part of the programme of events celebrating the Queen’s 60th Jubilee, supported by the Eden Project (see separate entries).

Jun 3:

party/Big Jubilee Lunch – 10 Downing Street Party. David Cameron and citizens aged between 5 and 96 celebrate the big event with a street party outside number 10. Representatives form charities that are key supporters of Big Jubilee Lunch or have royal patronage, including Scouts, Age UK, Girlguiding UK & Contact the Elderly, are invited. 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, SW1A 2AA.

Jun 3:

party/Good Times Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations: ‘A Right Royal Carry On’ – afterparty. Norman Jay, The People’s DJ, celebrates the with 15 hour music marathon at Diamond Jubilee Festival after-party. He is also available for interviews. (Party ends 3am). The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction, London, SW11 1TT.

Jun 3:

party/Jubilee Big Lunch – Piccadilly. 500 seat street party closes London’s Piccadilly for the first time in history, decked out as an English summer fete, in support of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

Jun 3:

gig/Benga. Croydon’s Dubstep hero performs his first live show for Red Bull Studios. Support from JOKER, YOUNGMAN, DISMANTLE, ALUNA GEORGE and a ‘mystery guest’. Koko, 1a Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 7JE . 9:00pm.

Jun 3:

international awards/MTV Movie Awards. Russell Brand, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller dandy comedian hosts (cue controversy) and celebs, present awards at music channel’s annual film awards. WIZ KHALIFA entertains with his new single. Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, CA 91608. 9:00pm.

Jun 3:

international fundraiser/A Time for Heroes Celebrity Picnic. Billy Crystal, Melissa Rivers, Robin Williams, Carmen Electra, Hal Sparks, Ted Danson, Francesca Eastwood, celebs are amongst those entertained by Ingrid Michaelson, New York singer-songwriter, at annual picnic for the Elizabeth Glazer pediatric AIDS foundation which funds research and international medical programs to prevent new HIV infections in babies and to keep HIV-positive mothers alive through lifesaving treatment.

Jun 4:

charity gig/Festifeel.
Slow Club, The View, Newton Faulkner, The Milk, Angus Stone, Jamie N Commons, Chew Lips, Fearne Cotton perform at and curate (Cotton) all day fundraiser for breast cancer charity. Proceeds, Coppafeel. The Queen Of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX. (Laura Gallagher/Fluorescent PR 020 7292 3610 mobile 0780 394 5318

Jun 4:

gig/Avicii. 22-year old Swedish commerical House DJ, headlines jubilee celebration. After show party at indigO2 with DJs, 11pm-6am. The O2 Arena, Millennium Way, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0DX.

Jun 4:

international awards/CFDA Fashion Awards. Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen, Marc Jacobs, Billy Reid, Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Antonio Azuolo, Pamela Love, Irene Neuwirth, nominee designers and fashion vips (names tbc) are expected to attend prestigious annual fashion awards held by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Lincoln Center, 140 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023.

Jun 4:

pa/Marvin Humes. JLS boy band pop royalty, performs at lifestyle promotors’, Clemface, party. The Foundation Bar, 5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA.

Jun 4:

one-off/The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons. 2,012 beacons will be lit around the country to celebrate the 60th year of the Queen’s reign. Venues includeFlash Church of England Primary School in Staffordshire, the highest school in Great Britain, with only ten pupils aged between 4 – 11 years old; HM Tower of London; St. James’s Palace; Killyleagh Castle in Northern Ireland and a beacon on top of Pen Y Fan Mountain. Further beacons will be lit around the Commonwealth at 10pm local time. Her Majesty The Queen will light the National Beacon at a central location in London, following the BBC Concert that night (see separate entry) 10:00pm.

Jun 4:

royal event/The National Beacon. HRH The Queen lights the National Beacon at a central location in London, following the BBC Concert that night, the last beacon in the chain of UK Diamond Jubilee Beacons (see separate entry) Venue Embargoed. 10:30pm.

Jun 4:

gig/The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace. Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard, Elton John, Tom Jones, Madness, Annie Lennox, JLS, Jessie J all perform at GARY BARLOW’s star-studded Buckingham Palace concert celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 year reign. Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber are planning to write a special song for the concert. Live Tx, BBC One and Radio 2. (There will be a Royal Rota operating in the Garden of Buckingham Palace for the Diamond Jubilee picnic, the op-note for this will be issued on 21st May) Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Rd, SW1.

Jun 4:

party/Star of Bethnal Green Jubilee Street Party. Pete Herbert, Itchy & Dan Williams, djs, entertain the crowds celebrating the royal event. The Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6LG. 11:00am.

Jun 4:

gig/Soweto Kinch. multi-award winning, world-class jazz saxophonist and rapper, plays legendary nightclub. Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4HT. 6:00pm.

Jun 5:

available for interview/Boris Johnson. Mayor of London is available for interview in Trafalgar Square during at the screening of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee ceremonial procession. Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN.

Jun 5:

royal event/Diamond Jubilee lunch. HRH The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales,follow thanksgiving service (and short reception at Guildhall / Mansion House) with Lunch Carriage Procession, Flypast and Balcony appearances follow (see separate entries). Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster, 2 Abbey Gardens, London, SW1P 3SE.
Jun 5:

service/Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Diamond Jubilee. HRH The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales, attend a national service of thanksgiving. Events will be shown on big screens in Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Trafalgar Square and recorded live on TV. Receptions, Carriage Procession, Flypast and Balcony appearances follow (see separate entries). St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, City of London, EC4M 8AD.

Jun 5:

comedy/Shappi Khorsandi. stand-up comedienne, muses on romantic dreams and a love affair with a rock star in her Edinburgh preview Downstairs at the King’s Head, 2 Crouch End Hill, London, N8 8AA.

Jun 5 – 6:

gig/Tenacious D. Jack Black and Kyle Glass return for two gigs – to 6 June 2012. O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9SL. 7:30pm. (Fun Cheung/RCA (Sony BMG UK) 020 7361 8000

Jun 6:

book event / talk/Harry Belafonte. Actor discusses his life also as a celebrated singer and activist to launch publication of his life story, ‘MY SONG’. Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. 7:30pm.

Jun 6:

photocall/Monika Sozanska. German fencing champion, going for Olympic Gold in London, offers herself to the press betweenbooked interviews and shoots.

Jun 6:

press night/Sister Act. Michael Starke, Denise Black star as motown, funk, soul and disco music resounds from producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment. Runs 5-16 Jun 2012 New Wimbledon Theatre and Studio Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG. 7:30pm.

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