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This is London - Cultural Calendar 2021

This is London - Cultural Calendar 2021

As freedom beckons and London’s famous arts and entertainment world reopens, the question on everyone’s lips is … when? Our friends at THIS IS LONDON magazine have published a Cultural Calendar with many of the answers, plus regular updates as performances resume.



March 30, 2021


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    comprehensive selection of exhibitions, theatre, music, sport and events taking place over the next few months as restrictions are eased and we are able to enjoy the Capital again. The list will be updated as reopenings, rescheduled events and performance dates are announced. VAN GOGH ALIVE BLOOMS IN LONDON The new Van Gogh Alive multi-sensory experience completely immerses you in the life and work of Vincent van Gogh as you travel through periods of his life that defined him as an artist. State-of-the-art immersive gallery technology immaculately displays Van Gogh’s work in a kaleidoscope of colour. Set to an evocative classical score that is delivered via a high-fidelity 3D sound system, this combination of sound, visuals and aromas of Provence will give visitors the sensation of walking right into his paintings as if they are living and breathing. ROYAL OPERA HOUSE TO REOPEN ITS DOORS The Royal Opera House is to reopen its doors to audiences on 17 May, with a full schedule of in-person performances from both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, brand new work available to stream online, and the world’s first opera in hyper-reality. This suite of activity will take place on the Royal Opera House's historic Main Stage, in the state-of-the-art Linbury Theatre, or streamed online as part of their #OurHouseToYourHouse programme. ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS REVISED EXHIBITION PROGRAMME The Royal Academy intends to reopen on Tuesday 18 May 2021. Following the temporary closure, the exhibition programme for the remainder of the year has changed. Upon reopening, Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul will continue until 30 May. Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict will open on 22 May and David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 will open in the Main Galleries on 23 May. The Summer Exhibition 2021 has been rescheduled for autumn with a planned start in September. Late Constable will open in October.

    RACE between Oxford and Cambridge will be held on the Great Ouse at Ely, without spectators. 10 APRIL: GRAND NATIONAL 11 APRIL: ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON – Online 13 APRIL: VAISAKHI Festival. 23 APRIL: ST GEORGE’S DAY MAY 8 TO 23 MAY: FIH PRO LEAGUE (FIELD HOCKEY) – Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 11 MAY: THE BRIT AWARDS – The O2 12 TO 13 MAY: EID AL FITR 13 MAY TO 16 MAY: PHOTO LONDON – Somerset House. 15 MAY: THE EMIRATES FA CUP FINAL (FOOTBALL) – Wembley Stadium. 16 MAY: BBL PLAY-OFF FINALS – British Basketball League at The O2. 20 MAY TO 29 AUGUST: GLYNDEBOURNE – Programme comprises Janacek: Kát’a Kabanová; Rossini: Il turco in Italia; Verdi: Luisa Miller; Mozart: Cosi fan tutte; and Warner: Tristan und Isolde. 27 MAY TO 6 JUNE: HAY FESTIVAL 29 MAY TO 6 JUNE: VITALITY LONDON 10K – St James's Park, Westminster and City of London (Live event 31 May, virtual 29 May to 6 June). 30 MAY: VITALITY WESTMINSTER MILE – St James's Park, Westminster. JUNE 1 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST: OPERA HOLLAND PARK – Remodelled seating, presenting The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata, L’amico Fritz, The Cunning Little Vixen and The Pirates of Penzance. Booking from 14 April. 1 TO 27 JUNE: LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE – Somerset House. 4 & 5 JUNE: THE DERBY – Epsom Downs Racecourse. 11 JUNE TO 11 JULY: UEFA EURO 2020 (FOOTBALL) 12 JUNE: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – Trooping the Colour will not go ahead this year in its traditional form in Central London. Options for an alternative parade, in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, are being considered. 10 JUNE TO 18 JULY: GRANGE PARK OPERA – Always enterprising venue presents Bryn Terfel in Verdi’s Falstaff, with Anthony Bolton’s new The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko, plus La Boheme and Ivan the Terrible. 13 JUNE: UEFA EURO 2020 MATCH (ENGLAND V CROATIA) – Wembley. 15 TO 19 JUNE: ROYAL ASCOT – Tickets not currently on sale. 18 JUNE: UEFA EURO 2020 MATCH (ENGLAND V SCOTLAND) – Wembley Stadium. 22 JUNE: UEFA EURO 2020 MATCH (CZECH REPUBLIC V ENGLAND) – Wembley Stadium. 28 TO 11 JULY: WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Wimbledon. The Grand Slam tennis tournament that takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. 29 JUNE TO 4 JULY: HENLEY REGATTA TBC: WEST END LIVE. JULY 2 TO 4 JULY: WIRELESS FESTIVAL – Finsbury Park. 6 JULY: UEFA EURO 2020 SEMI- FINAL 1 (FOOTBALL) – Wembley. 6 TO 11 JULY: RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL – Hampton Court Palace. 7 JULY: UEFA EURO 2020 SEMI- FINAL 2 (FOOTBALL) – Wembley Stadium. 9 TO 11 JULY: BST HYDE PARK – Hyde Park. 11 JULY: EURO 2020 FINAL (FOOTBALL) – Wembley Stadium. Bhanu the Asiatic Lion at ZSL London Zoo. THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag

    LEAGUE) – London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 17 JULY: CORAL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL (RUGBY LEAGUE) – Wembley Stadium. JULY TO SEPTEMBER: BBC PROMS – An eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually. AUGUST 7 TO 8 AUGUST: THE LONDON TRIATHLON – ExCeL London, Victoria Docks and Central London. 6 TO 30 AUGUST: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL – Various venues. 13 TO 15 AUGUST: LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR (SHOW JUMPING) – Royal Hospital Chelsea. 22 AUGUST: THE VITALITY BIG HALF – Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, Greenwich. 28 AUGUST: ALL POINTS EAST – Victoria Park. 27 AUGUST TO 11 SEPTEMBER: GREENWICH & DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (GDIF) – Greenwich, Woolwich, Canary Wharf, Whitechapel and Bow. 27 TO 29 AUGUST: SOUTH WEST FOUR WEEKENDER – Clapham Common 29 TO 30 AUGUST: NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL – Annual street festival featuring parade bands which has taken place in London since the mid 1960s. SEPTEMBER 5 SEPTEMBER: CANCER RESEARCH UK LONDON WINTER RUN – Central London. 11 SEPTEMBER: PRIDE LONDON – The UK's biggest, most diverse Pride, a home for every part of London's LGBT+ community. 17 TO 21 SEPTEMBER: LONDON FASHION WEEK – Various Venues. 18 TO 26 SEPTEMBER: LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL – City-wide. 21 TO 26 SEPTEMBER: RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW – Royal Hospital Chelsea. TBC: TOTALLY THAMES FESTIVAL – City-wide. 26 SEPTEMBER: HACKNEY MOVES FESTIVAL INCLUDING HACKNEY HALF MARATHON – Hackney. OCTOBER 3 OCTOBER: VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON – Central London. 26 TO 31 OCTOBER: SIX DAY LONDON (CYCLING) – Lee Valley VeloPark (QEOP). 6 TO 17 OCTOBER: BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – Central London. 13 TO 17 OCTOBER: FRIEZE LONDON – Regent’s Park. TBC: NFL LONDON GAMES (AMERICAN FOOTBALL) – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley. NOVEMBER 13 NOVEMBER: LORD MAYOR'S SHOW – City of London 14 NOVEMBER: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – Cenotaph, Whitehall 12 TO 21 NOVEMBER: EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL – Various Venues 23 TO 27 NOVEMBER: RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP ENGLAND 2021 – Emirates Stadium and Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Barbershop Chronicles at the National Theatre. Photo: Marc Brenner. The Mountbatten Festival of Music is traditionally held at the Royal Albert Hall. It will take place from 5 to 6 March, 2022. THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag

    ONLINE Live performances to be announced. NATIONAL THEATRE SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE MAY 6 MAY: ROMEO & JULIET – Royal Albert Hall – Sergei Polunin. 17 MAY: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE REOPENS – a full schedule of in person performances by The Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera. 18 MAY: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION – Step inside London County Hall and experience the drama of Agatha Christie’s story of justice, passion and betrayal. London County Hall. 20 MAY: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – Supported by his Mum and friends, Jamie beats the bullies and steps into the spotlight. Apollo Theatre (0330 333 4809) 20 MAY: LES MISERABLES (THE STAGED CONCERT) – The staged concert version of Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg’s musical. Sondheim Theatre (0844 482 5151) 21 MAY: MAGIC MIKE LIVE – Based on the film, Channing Tatum's Magic Mike Live is on stage at London's Hippodrome Casino (0207 769 8888) 21 MAY: SIX – From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales. Lyric Theatre (020 7494 5841) 25 MAY: THE WOMAN IN BLACK – An innocent outsider, a suspicious rural community, a gothic house and a misty marsh are the ingredients of this Victorian ghost story. Fortune Theatre (0844 871 7626) JUNE 11 JUNE: HAPPY DAYS – Trevor Nunn directs Samuel Beckett’s 1961 masterpiece to mark its 60th anniversary. Riverside Studios. 12 JUNE: LEOPOLDSTADT – Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning Best New Play returns to the West End. Wyndham’s Theatre. 21 JUNE: WICKED – The West End and Broadway musical phenomenon, which tells the untold story of two unlikely friends’ extraordinary adventures in Oz, on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Apollo Victoria Theatre (0844 826 8000) 21 JUNE: COME FROM AWAY – Tony Award-winning musical which tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers in the wake of 9/11. Phoenix Theatre (0844 871 7627) 21 JUNE: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT – West End premiere production of new stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film. Dominion Theatre (0345 200 7892) 21 JUNE: MAMMA MIA – Hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, set around the story of a mother and daughter on the eve of the daughter’s wedding. Novello Theatre (0844 482 5170) 22 JUNE: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – A Polytechnic amateur drama group are putting on a 1920s murder mystery and everything that can go wrong... does! Duchess Theatre (0330 333 4810) 22 JUNE TO 29 SEPTEMBER: HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL – The original award-winning production with Michael Ball as Edna Turnblad. London Coliseum. (020 7845 9300) 22 JUNE: MATILDA – Critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Roald Dahl’s book, directed by Matthew Warchus. Cambridge Theatre (0844 800 1110) 23 JUNE: HAMILTON – Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi award-winning musical, based on one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Victoria Palace Theatre (0844 248 5000) 23 JUNE: MARY POPPINS – The story of the world’s favourite Nanny is spectacularly brought to the stage with its famous and unforgettable songs. Prince Edward Theatre (0844 482 5151) 24 JUNE: TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL – The untold story of Tina Turner, a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race. Aldwych Theatre (0845 200 7981) JULY 8 JULY: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL – One of Hollywood’s most romantic stories, featuring direction and choreography by two-time TonyAward® winner Jerry Mitchell . Piccadilly Theatre (020 7452 3000) 12 JULY: THE BOOK OF MORMON – A crude, satirical show telling the story of two young and naive mormon missionaries. Prince of Wales Theatre (0844 482 5110) 14 JULY: CINDERELLA – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, set to completely reinvent the world’s best-loved fairytale. Gillian Lynne Theatre. THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag Zizzi Strallen as Mary Poppins. Photo: Johan Persson
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    Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical. Full performances resumes 25 September. Sondheim Theatre. 21 JULY: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Long running epic romance by Andrew Lloyd Webber, set in Paris opera house where a deformed phantom stalks his prey. Her Majesty’s Theatre (0844 412 2707) 21 JULY: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD – Stage play based on the Harry Potter franchise, based on the original story by J.K Rowling. Palace Theatre (0330 333 4813) 23 JULY: ANYTHING GOES – Starring Robert Lindsay and Megan Mullally. Barbican (020 7638 4141). 28 JULY: JERSEY BOYS – The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning, true-life phenomenon. Trafalgar Studios (03330 096 690) 29 JULY: THE LION KING – Disney‘s phenomenal animated film transformed into a spectacular stage musical. Lyceum Theatre (0844 871 3000) AUGUST 7 TO 15 AUGUST: TUBULAR BELLS – Mike Oldfield’s classic celebrates 50 years accompanied by Australia’s Circa circus. Royal Festival Hall. 20 AUGUST: BACK TO THE FUTURE – Musical adaptation of the film that immortalised the time-travelling DeLorean cars. London premiere. Adelphi Theatre. 22 AUGUST: FROZEN – Disney’s fantasy film is brought to life on stage, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale ‘The Snow Queen’. Drury Lane. SEPTEMBER 23 SEPTEMBER: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET – In an acclaimed version of Giselle by Akram Khan, the greatest romantic ballet is reimagined. Sadler’s Wells. 24 SEPTEMBER & JULIET – New musical that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo (pictured right) Told through pop anthems of the last three decades from songwriter Max Martin. Shaftesbury Theatre (020 7492 0810) 26 SEPTEMBER: LIFE OF PI – Spellbinding puppetry and video wizardry tell the tale of an Indian boy and a tiger shipwrecked in the Pacific Ocean. Adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti. Wyndham’s Theatre. OCTOBER 1 OCTOBER: GET UP, STAND UP! – Arinzé Kene stars as the king of reggae in a new jukebox musical written by Lee Hall. Lyric Theatre (0330 333 4812) 1 OCTOBER: MAMMA MIA THE PARTY! – Theatrical experience at The O2 that takes place throughout Nikos Taverna. The story unfolds in front of you, behind, below and even above you! 26 OCTOBER: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE – Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed production transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre (0844 871 7623) DECEMBER 8 DECEMBER TO 22 JANUARY: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL – Long-awaited London season at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The show features an original score by the multi-award winning creator of ‘Hamilton’, Lin-Manuel Miranda. 2022 MARCH: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – Aaron Sorkin's new play based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Gielgud Theatre. 17 TO 27 JUNE: THE CAR MAN – Matthew Bourne’s dance-thriller based on Bizet's Carmen. Royal Albert Hall (020 7589 8212) DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED GOOD – Olivier Award-winning director Dominic Cooke reimagines one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays with David Tennant. Harold Pinter Theatre (03330 096 690) THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE: THE MUSICAL – A heart-breaking original musical score by Grammy Award- winning composers Joss Stone and Dave Stewart with one of the most beloved novels of the last fifty years. DEAR EVAN HANSEN – The hit Broadway musical about a teenage boy who finds it difficult to talk to people and make friends until a tragic accident changes everything. Noël Coward Theatre REGIONAL/WEST END TRANSFER BENEFACTORS – Michael Frayn, Hugh Dennis & Claire Skinner. Transferring. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – UK Tour. BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS – UK Tour – Disney. SISTER ACT – UK Tour. Scheduled to open on 7 February 2022. WICKED: Defying Gravity. Matt Crockett THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag

    is a postal museum run by the Postal Heritage Trust. Discover the surprising story of the first social network and ride on Mail Rail. WISH YOU WERE HERE: 151 YEARS OF THE BRITISH POSTCARD – An exploration of the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half. Until January 2022. NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM The National Army Museum is the British Army's central museum. It is adjacent to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. FOE TO FRIEND: THE BRITISH ARMY IN GERMANY SINCE 1945 – This exhibition follows the lives of soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years. Until 1 July. IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM Recreations of WWI trenches and the Blitz, many tanks and planes and revolving military exhibitions. AI WEIWEI HISTORY OF BOMBS – Renowned artist, Ai Weiwei, takes over IWM London’s atrium with new artwork. LIFE IN A CAMP – An innovative installation that immerses you in a refugee camp environment. Until 23 May. VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. RENAISSANCE WATERCOLOURS THE RAPHAEL CARTOONS 27 MARCH: ALICE: CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER – Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages (picture right). BAGS: INSIDE OUT – From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, Bags: Inside Out explores the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory. NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM The Natural History Museum exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Recognising the world’s best nature photography every year since 1965. FANTASTIC BEASTS™: THE WONDER OF NATURE – Discover where the real and wizarding worlds intertwine, and how the wonders of the natural world have inspired myths, legends and magical creatures for generations. SCIENCE MUSEUM The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects. BRASS, STEEL AND FIRE – Discover the beauty of locomotive engineering and journey through 100 years of model-making at our free exhibition. Available online. 31 MARCH: OUR FUTURE PLANET – Our Future Planet will showcase the cutting-edge technology and nature- based solutions being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and how this will impact our lives in the future. TATE MODERN Tate is an institution that houses, in a network of four art galleries, the United Kingdom's national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art. SPRING: YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRROR ROOMS – A rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport viewers into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. ZANELE MUHOLI – The first major UK survey of the visual activist, with over 260 photographs illustrating the full breadth of their career to date. TATE BRITAIN 23 MARCH: TATE BRITAIN COMMISSION: HEATHER PHILLIPSON Every year Tate Britain invites an artist to create a new commission for the grand spaces of the Duveen Galleries at the heart of the building, this year by British artist Heather Phillipson. Mad Hatter costume, designed by Colleen Atwood for Tim Burton's 2010 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, worn by Johnny Depp. © 2010 Disney. THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag

    MAKING OF RODIN – Working at the turn of the 20th century, Auguste Rodin created sculptures with an emotion rarely seen before. This major exhibition offers a unique insight into Rodin’s processes, highlighting the crucial role of plaster in his practice. GARDEN MUSEUM The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden. 3 APRIL TO 24 MAY: SHARA HUGHES – New site specific paintings and works on paper by New York-based artist, a series of large-scale flower paintings which will hang together in the Nave in the heart of the Museum. 14 APRIL TO 30 SEPTEMBER: CONSTANCE SPRY AND THE FASHION FOR FLOWERS – The exhibition will explore Spry’s exceptional life, achievements and legacy, with exclusive access to her archive at the RHS. DESIGN MUSEUM The Design Museum exhibits product, industrial, graphic, fashion, and architectural design. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award. 30 APRIL TO 24 OCTOBER: SNEAKERS UNBOXED: STUDIO TO STREET – A major exhibition exploring one of the most universal design objects, bought and worn by millions of people worldwide every day. HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY MUSEUM Rare, thought provoking and often moving artefacts combined with, friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff, self guided audio visual tours and the opportunity to watch troopers tending to their horses in the working stables. BRITISH LIBRARY The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the largest libraries in the world. It is estimated to contain 170–200 million- plus items from many countries. HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS: JOURNEYS OF THE WRITTEN WORLD – Journey beyond the Bible to discover the history, culture and traditions of Jewish people from all corners of the world through the ages. MAY BARBICAN ART GALLERY 17 MAY TO 22 AUGUST: Jean Dubuffet, Brutal Beauty – An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art. ROYAL ACADEMY Situated in the heart of London, the Royal Academy is where art is made, exhibited and debated. 23 MAY TO 26 SEPTEMBER: DAVID HOCKNEY: THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING, NORMANDY 2020 – More than 100 pictures produced on an iPad at his home in rural France during lockdown 2020. BRITISH MUSEUM 27 MAY TO 24 OCTOBER: NERO – New exhibition challenges the view of the much-maligned leader who famously fiddled while Rome burned. WHITECHAPEL GALLERY 19 MAY TO 29 AUGUST: EILEEN AGAR: ANGEL OF ANARCHY – Retrospective of work from the British artist who spent time in the company of the cubists and surrealists. Whitechapel Gallery. LATER IN 2021/2022 NATIONAL GALLERY The Nation's Gallery. The story of European art, masterpiece by masterpiece. 11 SEPTEMBER: DECORATIONS: THE BIRTH OF MODERN DECOR – IMPRESSIONIST 9 OCTOBER: POUSSIN AND THE DANCE – Poussin’s paintings and drawings of dance shown alongside the antique sculpture he studied, inviting viewers to trace the evolution of his ideas from marble to paper to paint. 20 NOVEMBER TO 27 FEBRUARY: DURER’S JOURNEYS – Travelogue show chronicling the journeys to the Alps, Venice and the Low Countries, undertaken by the German Renaissance artist. SPRING 2022: RAPHAEL – His life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal. TATE MODERN 15 JULY: SOPHIE TAEUBER-ARP 12 OCTOBER: HYUNDAI COMMISSION: ANICKA YI 25 NOVEMBER: LUBAINA HIMID TATE BRITAIN 7 JULY TO 24 OCTOBER: PAULA REGO – Detailed retrospective of Britain’s greatest female artist. Photo: Norman Wilcox-Geissen Helen Kirkum x Matthew Needham. From Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street at the Design Museum. THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag

    The quintessentially British artist presents him alongside his continental peers to explore the differences. 1 DECEMBER: ART FROM BRITAIN AND THE CARIBBEAN DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED BRITISH MUSEUM The British Museum’s permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely collected during the era of the British Empire. THOMAS BECKET: MURDER AND THE MAKING OF A SAINT – A dramatic exhibition about the murder that shook the Middle Ages, marking the 850thanniversary of the death and legacy of Thomas Beckett, including an entire mediaeval stained glass window on loan from Canterbury Cathedral. TATE MODERN MARIA BARTUSZOVÁ. MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ. TATE BRITAIN HOPE. STRUGGLE. CHANGE, PHOTOGRAPHING BRITAIN AND THE WORLD 1945–79. SAATCHI GALLERY The Saatchi Gallery is the London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to exhibit his collection to the public. PHILIP COLBERT: LOBSTEROPOLIS – The largest UK survey, an odyssey of unseen paintings and sculptures. JR: CHRONICLES – An exhibition of the internationally recognised French artist JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years. ANTISOCIAL ISOLATION – Antisocial Isolation is a group exhibition featuring artworks by some of the most exciting emerging artists of today. ROYAL ACADEMY 22 SEPTEMBER TO 2 JANUARY: ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION – Run without interruption since 1769, the world’s largest open submission art show. It brings together art in all mediums, from prints, paintings, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and more by leading artists, Royal Academicians, household names plus new and emerging talent. 25 SEPTEMBER TO 12 DECEMBER: MARINA ABRAMOVIC: AFTER LIFE – Glamorous pioneer of performance art, whose MoMA show in 2010 was a sensation. 29 JANUARY TO 7 APRIL 2022: FRANCIS BACON: MAN AND BEAST – Bacon’s friend, Michael Peppiatt, curates 45 paintings, including the powerful trio of bullfights, exploring Bacon’s fascination with animals. 8 Conch shell trumpet. Tibet, 18th-19th Century. © Trustees of British Museum THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag
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    FLEETWOOD MAC (Rescheduled) A unique opportunity for fans to rediscover the songs and performances of one of the most loved groups, performed by the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band. 22 APRIL: VIENNESE SPECTACULAR (Rescheduled) 30 APRIL: SOPHIA & CINZIA (Rescheduled) – Live version of podcast, The Girls Bathroom, with fun girl chat. 11 MAY: THE MOZARTISTS – Ian Page’s vibrant period-instrument ensemble in a fascinating survey of Mozart’s activities in 1771. 22 MAY: ROB HOUCHEN: IN CONCERT (Rescheduled) – A plethora of tunes from both the worlds of musical theatre and pop, as well as original material. 29 MAY: RAINER HERSCH ORKESTRA (Rescheduled) – A brand- new dollop of games, tricks and jokes for orchestra and audience. 4 JUNE: AN EVENING WITH JIMMY WEBB – An evening with living legend Jimmy Webb, hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 50 songwriters of all time. 5 JUNE: JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S EVENING (Rescheduled) 6 JUNE: THE DOWN FOR THE COUNT SWING ORCHESTRA – A celebration of the great American composer and arranger Nelson Riddle in his centenary year. 19 JUNE: JOHN OWEN-JONES – The longest running ‘Phantom’ celebrates his 50th birthday with favourite tunes, new and old, with a live band. 24 JUNE: AN EVENING WITH TOM RUSH – Distinctive guitar style, wry humour and warm, expressive voice, a lure to audiences around the world. 25 JUNE: THE ILLEGAL EAGLES – Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band. 26 JUNE: THE CARPENTERS STORY (Rescheduled) – An orchestral celebration of the classic songbook that made the pair popular music legends. ST JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE 28 MARCH TO 4 APRIL: HOLY WEEK FESTIVAL – Tenebrae and St John's Smith Square come together to present the annual Holy Week Festival. Showcasing some of the world’s finest ensembles, the week-long programme celebrates the vast range of music composed for Lent and Easter. KINGS PLACE THROUGHOUT 2021: LONDON UNWRAPPED – Sounds of a Migrant City London has been a melting pot since its earliest days, both a place of refuge, a glittering cultural nexus, the most cosmopolitan of all British cities. This series delves into four hundred years of London’s musical past, with its dazzling display, its openness, opportunities and barriers. 20 MAY TO 26 AUGUST: SONGLINES ENCOUNTER FESTIVAL. – Rising stars, premiere performances and exciting new collaborations from around the world. WIGMORE HALL One of the world’s great concert halls, specialises in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song. Having recently celebrated its 118th Birthday, Wigmore Hall is livelier than ever, offering music-making of outstanding quality and an array of activities in the broader community. With its infectious sense of adventure, it consistently captures the public imagination and broadens its audiences’ horizons. Concerts are currently being live streamed. Full programme available at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk Ryoichi Hirano and Lauren Cuthbertson in Within the Golden Hour, The Royal Ballet 2019. Photo: Tristram Kenton. Luciano Pavarotti with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at the Royal Albert Hall. THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag

    International ballet star Sergei Polunin makes his London debut as Romeo alongside world-renowned ballerina Alina Cojocaru in the UK premiere of a new version of Romeo & Juliet. 10 MAY: 3 SHOTS OF TEQUILA LIVE – Marv Abbey, Mr Exposed and Tazer Black in a one-off live version of their popular Spotify exclusive podcast. 11 MAY: A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE – A journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. 13 TO 16 MAY: ZUCCHERO – Celebrated Italian singer-songwriter returns to the Royal Albert Hall for the sixth time. 14 TO 18 MAY: ERIC CLAPTON. Rescheduled to 7 & 8 MAY 2022 20 MAY: GRAND ORGAN CELEBRATION – A celebration of the Royal Albert Hall’s world-famous 9,999- pipe Henry Willis organ. 21 MAY: JAMES BLUNT – Once Upon a Mind Tour 22 MAY: FILM MUSIC GALA – Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 24 MAY: YES – Prog Rockers return. 28 MAY: PINK MARTINI – The internationally-acclaimed group, who traverse genres in the name of elegance and taste, celebrate an incredible 25 years of the band. 3 JUNE: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE ORCHESTRA – Alectrifying new concert based entirely on the highly anticipated and groundbreaking game from Square Enix. SOUTH BANK CENTRE 6 MAY: PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA IS PIERROT LUNAIRE – The violin world’s wild child becomes singer, actor and fiddler in Schoenberg’s pivotal work. 6 MAY: TCHAIKOVSKY'S FOURTH SYMPHONY – Santtu-Matias Rouvali is soon to take over as the Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra. 4 MAY: SOUTHBANK SINFONIA: BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO.1 – Period performance specialist Christian Curnyn conducts a little tour of musical history, ending with Beethoven’s debut symphony. 11 MAY: DANIEL KHARITONOV: PRECISION AND POETRY – Russian virtuoso shares gems by Chopin and storm visions from Beethoven and Brahms. 13 MAY: LONDON SINFONIETTA: Long Song of Solitude – Canadian composers combine forces with the London Sinfonietta as Claude Vivier’s masterwork, Lonely Child, meets a premiere by Nicole Lizée. 14 MAY: HIGHGATE CHORAL SOCIETY BERLIOZ TE DEUM – Over 300 vocalists and the New London Orchestra perform Berlioz’s monumental song of praise, conducted by Ronald Corp OBE. 16 MAY: CHINEKE! ORCHESTRA – Two double concertos by Vivaldi and Boulogne give the Chineke! principal players a chance to shine. 20 MAY: SIMON TRPCESKI Orchestral Manoeuvres on a Piano – an intriguing selection of symphonic music on the piano, culminating in one of the greatest musical stories ever told. The Royal Albert Hall. Conductor: Antonio Pappano THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag

    evening of sweeping romance and unbridled virtuosity at the hands of one of Britain’s most brilliant and musically intelligent young pianists. 25 APRIL: ECHOES OF SCOTLAND – venture to the beautiful Scottish Highlands with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as the wild landscapes are brought vividly to life through music. 9 MAY: LSO/SIR SIMON RATTLE DAS LIED VON DER ERDE – Mezzo- soprano Magdalena Kožená and tenor Andrew Staples join London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, their first performance in over a year. 15 MAY: PAUL WELLER, JULES BUCKLEY & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – first gig in two years. 6 JUNE: ERROLLYN WALLEN: DIDO’S GHOST – The story of Dido and Aeneas didn’t end with Dido’s death. Errollyn Wallen takes the story forward, interweaving a full performance of Purcell’s great tragedy. 10 JUNE: THOMAS ADES AT 50 – One of Britain’s most original musical voices. Thomas Adès plays composer, conductor and pianist in his 50th birthday concert with Britten Sinfonia. ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS FRESH HORIZONS – a weekly online concert series, aiming to put St Martin’s at the heart of music-making in the capital. The series runs until April and features internationally-acclaimed artists including London Mozart Players, Chineke!, Stile Antico, Peter Donohoe, The Gesualdo Six, and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. ST JAMES’S PICCADILLY St James's Piccadilly is in many ways the finest of the group of four churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Livestreamed recitals can be accessed online until performances are able to resume in the Church. ATTRACTIONS ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM – Discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour that have shaped our world today. ROYAL OBSERVATORY – Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium. CUTTY SARK – The celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time. Now an award-winning visitor attraction. Reopening programmes for all RMG properties are to be announced. MERLIN LONDON EYE – Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3 million visitors annually. LONDON AQUARIUM – Find out about penguins, sea turtles, sharks, jellyfish and much more. SHREK’S ADVENTURE! – Family- friendly attraction based on the film ‘Shrek’ with a 4D movie & interactive fairy tale shows. MADAME TUSSAUDS – Museum chain for life-size wax replicas of famous celebrities & historic icons in themed galleries. Advance booking open. HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES TOWER OF LONDON – The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames. ONGOING: THE CROWN JEWELS – This magnificent world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones boasts items that are still used in royal ceremonies today. MEET THE YEOMAN WARDERS – Meet the Tower of London Yeoman Warders as you follow the one-way route around the Tower of London. THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag
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    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 13 KENSINGTON PALACE – As well as being a popular visitor destination, Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. HAMPTON COURT PALACE – Hampton Court Palace will plant over 100,000 bulbs in the gardens for the first Tulip Festival from 18 April to 4 May. 6 TO 11 JULY: RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL – The Festival returns to bring bountiful blooms and innovative garden design to the height of summer 2021. Promising a magical mix of gardens, plants, flowers, shopping, live music and delicious food, make a date with a summer's day out in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Gardens and are open at weekends for local households to visit for essential exercise only. KEW GARDENS Discover the world of science behind Kew Gardens’ botanical collections, with over 50,000 living plants to be found across the UNESCO World Heritage site. 31 MARCH TO 18 APRIL: DENNIS & GNASHER’S BIG BONANZA – Beano fun this Easter holiday with a festival of plants and pranks. BUCKINGHAM PALACE Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Situated in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican Cathedral in the City of London and a house of prayer for all nations. As the cathedral of the Bishop of London, it serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. Currently closed for public worship and private prayer. WARNER BROS STUDIO TOURS: THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER Experience the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, explore iconic sets & discover what it took to bring the Harry Potter films to life. 20 AUGUST TO 12 NOVEMBER: A CELEBRATION OF SLYTHERIN – Discover the secrets behind some of the iconic costumes and props belonging to the cunning Slytherin characters. WESTMINSTER ABBEY A royal church in the centre of London offering daily services for all and a World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history. Open for daily Eucharist and worship only. TOWER BRIDGE Tower Bridge has a long and fascinating history. Built between 1886 and 1894, the Bridge has spent more than a century as London's defining landmark, an icon of London and the United Kingdom. Reopening to be announced. LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM Discover the powerful link between transport and the growth of London since 1800 at the world's leading museum of urban transport online. THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD In 2012, Italian architect Renzo Piano transformed London’s skyline with a strange but striking structure that’s now the capital’s tallest tower. The floor-to- ceiling windows allow exceptional views out across the capital. Slytherin – Great Hall Costumes. Photo: Warner Bros Studio Tours HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT TOURS The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Virtual Tours and online programme of events. General reopening to be announced. THIS IS LONDON MAGAZINE • THIS IS LONDON ONLINE • www.til.com • @thisislondonmag
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