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Pixie Geldof, Porgy and Bess, Proud to be British, Springsteen and Cheese. It’s all here.

Pixie Geldof, Porgy and Bess, Proud to be British, Springsteen and Cheese. It’s all here.

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tonight: regional music festival/Eden Sessions 2012: Noah & the Whale.
Noah & the Whale, The Vaccines play night at 11th annual south coast festival (see separate entries). (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: art/Julian Opie.
international artist opens new exhibition of his latest work. Runs to 24 Aug 2012. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight – 15: regional festival/Larmer Tree Festival.
Paloma Faith, Jools Holland, Amadou & Mariam, Levellers and Roots Manuva, Tim Minchin, Greg Davies, Milton Jones, are among performers at ’boutique festival’ featuring music, comedy and discussion. Runs to July 15. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: talk/Meet the Athlete: Michael Johnson.
four-time Olympic Champion sprinter, discusses his career, his best-selling book, GOLD RUSH, and his upcoming apps. 3:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: party/Pixie Geldof.
 and her band Violet perform and Ben Hammersley, WIRED magazine’s editor-at-large, gives arty tech  talk at Art Wednesday’s Nice to Meet You #2.  Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL. max@artwednesday.com 6:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: press night/Porgy And Bess.
Cape Town Opera return to London following UK tour with revival of its 2009 production of iconic 1935 opera by GEORGE GERSHWIN (music) and DUBOSE HEYWARD & IRA GERSHWIN (lyrics). Set during the 1920s in America’s Deep South it tells the story of a disabled beggar Porgy who tries to save Bess from her violent boyfriend. Features songs Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So. Cape Town Opera is the largest performing arts company in South Africa. Runs to July 21.  7:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: private view/Proud to be British.
an exhibition dedicated to everything quintessentially British, from icons to iconic landmarks, with works from artists Tyler Shields, Goldie, Banksy, Fin DAC, Romero Britto, Rich Simmons, Maximilian Wiedemann and new comers Natalie Goldstein and Thibault Sandret showcasing what Britain is to them. 6:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: gig/Queen + Adam Lambert – EXTRA DATE.
Classic pomp rockers and American Idol singer perform concerts to make up for the cancellation of this year’s Sonisphere Festival at which they were set to headline. Reports have suggested that their planned appearance with Lambert heavily contributed to the festival’s demise. Oh well, the show must go on as the irreplaceable Freddie Mercury once sang. They also play July 12 & 14. 7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: film premiere/Salute (Olympics Film).
Tommie Smith, Naomi Campbell, Tinie Tempah, Tessa Sanderson, Dwain Chambers (Olympic Athlete), Jody and Bayo Furlong, Trevor Philips (Chairman of the Human Rights Commission), Lenora Crichlow, Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Ed Moses, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Garth Crooks, Paul Elliot, Christian Malcolm, Darren Campbell, John Regis, Natasha Danvers, Baroness Meral Ecce, Baroness Ros Howels, Tom Watson MP, Chucka Umuna MP, Sam Gymiah MP legendary US gold medalist who gave the human rights salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, Supermodel, Singer, Sportspeople and other VIPs, politicians and celebrities are confirmed attendees at UK premiere of film chronicling how Australian Silver medalist  Peter Norman put his life at risk with his invlovement in the Black Power salute.   Idris Elba, will.i.am, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rhianna may also attend.  <span style=”font-weight: bold;”>Photocall placements, </span>interviews (11-12 Jul 2012), stills, review discs and further information contact Alex Rowley.  6:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: music festival/Somerset House 2012: The Temper Trap.
The Temper Trap perform at annual series of Somerset House open air dates, which run July 7-17 (separate entries).  7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

tonight: private view/Springsteen: The Turning Point 1977-1979.
Exclusive collection of portraits of rock icon taken by LYN GOLDSMITH providing an intimate glance at The Boss’ breakthrough years. Coincides with his performance at Hyde Park’s Hard Rock Calling on July 14. Runs July 12-29. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: talk/Alastair Campbell & Chris Mullin.
Political aide and author Alastair Campbell joins Chris Mullin, author and former MP for Sutherland South, to discuss their personal experiences of the Tony Blair years and their political diaries.  Talk is held to celebrate the West End run of A Walk on Part, the critically acclaimed play based on Mullin’s political diaries.  Live Theatre Artistic Director Max Roberts joins them in the main auditorium at 5.45pm for a discussion and audience Q+A before a book signing. 5:45pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: talk/All Cheeses Great & Small – Alex James.
will be in conversation with Time Out’s Editor, Tim Arthur, about making the transition from a leading light of the Britpop movement in the 1990s, to gentleman farmer, artisan cheese-maker and father of five. 7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: preview(s)/Antony Gormley: Still Standing.
exhibition of 17 cast iron sculptures form the largest group of unique blockworks to be presented at White Cube and were included in Gormley’s highly acclaimed exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg last year.  Exhibition runs 13 Jul – 15 Sep 2012. 6:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: photocall/Aviva London Grand Prix: 100th anniversary of the IAAF.
Liu Xiang, Sally Pearson, Vivien Cheruiyot, Mo Farah, Dai Greene, 2004 110m hurdles Olympic Champion,  2011 IAAF Female athlete of the year, World 5000m and 10000m Champion, World 5000m Champion, World 400m hurdles Champion, celebrate 100th anniversary of IAFF with 100 local school children in a mass relay covering 2012 m.   1:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12 – 15: international music festival/Benicassim (FIB) 2012.
The Stone Roses, Florence + The Machine, New Order, Crystal Castles, The Vaccines, Katy B, Spector, Example, The Horrors, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Miles Kane, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cooper, Deparment S, Thee Brandy Hips, Los Tiki Phantoms headline Vince Power’s acclaimed annual Spanish festival. Event also has film, theatre, dance, fashion, art and multimedia events. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: launch/Bob Hope: A World of Laughter.
Daughter Linda Hope hosts private launch of exhibition highlighting the life of London born Leslie Townes Hope, Hollywood star, golf legend and charitable fundraiser. 6:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: gig/Bobby Womack.
American singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee plays one-off London gig promoting his latest album, The Bravest Man in the Universe. 7:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: store launch/Coast Flagship Store Opening.
  style advice from Coast designers and Grazia’s fashion editors, mini manicures from OPI and goodie bag promised.  270 Oxford Street, W1C 1DT 6:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: gig/Daryl Hall.
The blonde half of US soul-pop duo Hall and Oates plays rare solo date. Hall without Oates? Sorry, I can’t go for that (no no). 7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: show/Derren Brown: Svengali.
Re-run of latest stage show by ‘master of psychological illusion’ who has made his name through tv shows like Mind Control, Trick of the Mind, Trick or Treat and Events. Written by Brown and IAIN SHARKEY with STEPHEN LONG. Directed by POLLY FINDLAY. Follows West End run and tour. Press night July 17, 7pm. Runs to August 11. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: press night/Emma Fielding, George Layton, Ronald Pickup, Jo Stone-Fewings, Derek Jacobi.
confirmed for George Bernard Shaw’s HEARTBREAK HOUSE with Fiona Button, Raymond Coulthard, Sara Stewart, Trevor Cooper, Maroussia Frank. Richard Clifford directs. Runs 6 July-25 Aug. 7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: international music festival/Exit Festival 2012.
Duran Duran, Avicii, Guns n’ Roses, Gossip, Sub Focus DJ Set & ID, Skindred, Felix Da Housecat, Mistajam, New Order, Luciano, Hercules & Love Affair, The Tov Dolls, Sneaky Sound System, Wolfmother, Skream feat SGT Pokes, Netsky feat Dynamite MC, play Serbian festival. Runs to 15 July. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: press launch/Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre.
Colin Watkeys and performers launch celebration of challenging performance with extracts performed by Jeremy Stockwell, Kay Adshead, Lisa Dwan and others. Festival runs form 9-15 July 2012. 7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: screening/The Flowers of War.
 Official FDA screening. Christian Bale stars in multi-award winning director Yimou Zhang’s $90m epic movie – a budget greater than Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List combined.  6:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: fashion/Hentsch Man Summer Sale & Party.
Mensware label host event to preview garage summer sale.  2 Westbourne Grove Mews, London W11 2RU. 6:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: launch/The Hippodrome Casino.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Alexandra Burke, Jade Parfitt, Imogen Thomas, Amber Le Bon, Towie and Mics expected for latest stage of a £40 million investment accommodating 1,900. Nick Frankfort, ex Donmar, leads the programme of events and performances in the intimate Matcham Room. ian@bacchus-pr.com. 7:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: screening/Jackpot.
based on a stroy by Jo Nesbo and starring KYRRE HELLUM, MARIE BLOKHUS, HENRIK MESTAD, MADS OUSDAL, ARTHUR BERNING & ANDREAS CAPPELEN. Oscar Svendsen wakes up, terrified and bloodied; a shotgun in his hands, in what was once a respectable strip joint near Svinesund, Sweden. He is surrounded by eight bodies, and police detective Solør has a gun aimed at his chest. Solør is convinced of his guilt, but Oscar  denies any wrongdoing. Opens in Cinemas on 10 August 2012. RSVP for venue. 6:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12 – 15: regional festival/Latitude Festival 2012.
Bon Iver, Elbow, Paul Weller, Laura Marling, The Levellers, Wild Beasts, Bat for Lashes, White Lies, Battles, Metronomy, Simple Minds, Janelle Monae, Lang Lang, Jack Dee, Tim Minchin, Reginald D Hunter, Benjamin Zephaniah, Tony Harrison, Scroobius Pip, Siri Hustvedt, Mark Haddon, Iain Banks, John Pilger, Tim Lott, musicians, comedians, poets and authors, appear at sixth annual ‘boutique festival’. Also features outdoor theatrical productions from Saddler’s Wells, The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, C!rca, Lyric Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, Harold in Havana, HighTide and Pentabus Theatre. Runs to July 15 (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: private view/Mr Brainwash.
Mr Brainwash, pop street artist, attends VIP preview of exhibition of exclusive new pieces: canvases, stencils and for the first time ever sculptures by the pop street artist. For exhibition at The Old Sorting Office see separate entry. Runs to 13 Jul – 15 Aug 2012.   6:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: gig/Of Monsters and Men.
Icelandic ‘alternative folk sensation’ promote debut album, MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL, out July 23. 7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: press conference/Olafur Eliasson’s commission for the London 2012 Festival.
Nicholas Serota, Chris Dercon, Olafur Eliason, Ruth Mackenzie, Tate Directors, Danish Artist and Director of London 2012 Festival, announce details of commission at Breakfast in Café 2 followed by presentation in the Starr Auditorium. Earlier in the year, Eliasson’s proposal for a web-based project “TAKE A DEEP BREATH” was rejected by the Olympic Lottery Distributor.  RSVP to Tate. Arrive via Holland Street entrance.  (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: one-off/Olympic Flash Mob, Q&A & Performance – Summeranza.
Will.i.am,  Black Eyed Peas global superstar and 4,000 Education First English Language students from 50 Countries celebrate the upcoming Olympics with mass event. Internationally renowned bloggers also attend, karaoke, live bands,  Will.i.am engages in Q&A session (5pm) prior to a DJ set.  Simultaneous party takes place in Malta.  Please RSVP to Education first. 3:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: opera opening night/Otello.
ANTONIO PAPPANO conducts VERDI’s late great work on a Shakespeare theme. ELIJAH MOSHINSKY’s directs period production. Also July 15,18,21 & 24. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: gig/Robert Plant.
Legendary former Led Zeppelin shrieker presents his new band Sensational Space Shifters live in concert. 7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: private view/The Rolling Stones 50.
50 years since Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Brian Jones, Dick Taylor and Tony Chapman played their first performance at the Marquee Club, band members attend preview of exhibition celebrating their half century. Invitation only. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: unveiling/Sir Jackie Stewart.
former F1 world champion, arriving in a blue Mantra MS80 Ford, unveils painting of himself with the car at the 1969 British Grand Prix.  Stewart is available for interview. 12:00am. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: music festival/Somerset House 2012: Anna Calvi.
Anna Calvi, supported by Cold Specks, performs at annual series of Somerset House open air dates, which run July 7-17 (separate entries).  7:00pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: press night/St John’s Night.
UK premiere of Henrik Ibsen’s third play, commissioned in 1851 by the eccentric violinist Ole Bull,  directed by Anthony Biggs.  The cast includes Sara Crowe, Louise Calf and Isla Carter. Runs to 4 August 2012. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: party/St John’s Night.
Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Michael Gambon, Dame Eileen Atkins, Sara Crowe, Roberta Taylor, Peter Guinness, Danny Lee Wynter expected at first night party for Ibsen play produced in association with the Norwegian Embassy and His Excellency The Norwegian Ambassador. Upstairs at Getti 16 –17 Jermyn Street, next door to theatre. 9:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: private view/Sue Corke & Hagen Betzwieser.
met by chance in 2008 at a bus stop in Norway and now present ‘Authentic Goods from a Realistic Future’. Runs to 1 Sept 2012. 6:30pm. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 

Jul 12: awards/UK Jewellery Awards 2012.
Lauren Laverne hosts glittering affair recognising members of the British jewellery industry, with prizes for bridal collections, boutique retailers, catwalk jewels and much more. (>>> Contact details including Web site, email address and Venue information are available to subscribers! Subscribe Now >>> http://londonatlarge.com.gridhosted.co.uk/index.aspx?Subscribe)

 




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