What’s On Magazine May issue is out now.
Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, and current uncertainty about events, the RHS has made changes to the schedule for some of its summer Flower Shows.
2020 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival will be postponed to 10–15 September, Preview Evening 9 September (it was scheduled 7 – 12 July)
“We are also sorry to cancel our very special Wisley Flower Show, but with moving Hampton dates it does not make sense to hold two Flower Shows, in such close proximity, so close in time. We hope that the joy of returning to Wisley in summer will be reason enough for our much valued members and visitors to come and see us again.”
What’s On Magazine April issue is out now.
It features pictures from the Formula E Track – Ellie Goulding Goes Electric as she takes to the Formula E Track.
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Multi-platinum selling musician Ellie Goulding took to the Formula E track in Marrakesh recently wearing a chic personalised racing suit to take a spin in the official ABB FIA Formula E Championship BMW i8 safety car. Earlier in the day, Ellie took a private tour of the Envision Virgin Racing team garage with British driver Sam Bird who gave her some tips on the track – ahead of the hotly contested race.
As the Championship returned to Marrakesh for a 4th consecutive year, the Love Me Like You Do hit maker and passionate environmentalist Ellie Goulding was also joined by newly single Twist star Rafferty Law as they spent time enjoying the hospitality in the exclusive BOSS | EMOTION CLUB.
Last night Ellie and Rafferty attended an intimate soirée at Dar Yacout in Marrakesh, dining with Formula E Founder and Chairman Alejandro Agag and British driver Sam Bird – throwing their support behind him ahead of the unpredictable race.
Formula E, which champions sustainability and uses emissions-free cars as the world’s only fully electric street racing series, is poised for its fifth race of season six, which features 13 races in 11 of the most exciting cities, including Paris, New York and London.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to London docklands
on July 25 & 26, 2020. 24 cars and drivers going head-to-head in the historical heartland of the city.
What’s On Magazine March issue is out now.
You will find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for March in your local area as well as many London exhibitions.
It also features pictures from the opening night of The Upstart Crow. David Mitchell makes his West End debut in Ben Elton’s stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom. This all-new comedy – written especially for the stage and now playing at the Gieldud Theatre.
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Joining Mitchell as Will Shakespeare in bringing their TV characters to life on stage is Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones / Gentleman Jack) as Kate, Helen Monks (Raised by Wolves / Inside No. 9) as Susanna, Rob Rouse (Grownups) as Bottom and Steve Speirs (Stella / Rovers) as Burbage. Mark Heap (Friday Night Dinner / Spaced) who TV viewers will know as Robert Greene, will play a new character, Dr John Hall in this 11-week season, directed by Olivier award-winner Sean Foley (The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster and The Miser).
David Mitchell says: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to bring history’s most famous balding dramatist to the West End via the amazing comic imagination of Ben Elton. Theatre goers can look forward to a comedy steeped in authentic Shakespearean ambience in every way apart from the smell.”
Ben Elton says: “Besides Will and Kate many of the other characters from the TV sitcom feature in this new play and I’m delighted that they will all be played by the original actors. Steve Speirs returns as Burbage the Actor, no doubt relishing the extra opportunity that live theatre offers for serious shouting and strutting. Hilarious Helen Monks is back as Shakespeare’s grumpy daughter Susanna. Top comic Rob Rouse will once again have us laughing at his Bottom and the show stopping Mark Heap who played Robert Greene is returnED in villainous guise! Gotta say, the brilliant new actors who are joining Upstart Crow for the first time will have to really pull up their puffling pants if they don’t want to get upstaged!”
‘Tis 1605 and England’s greatest playwright is in trouble. Will Shakespeare has produced just two plays; Measure for Measure, which according to King James was incomprehensible bollingbrokes by any measure, and All’s Well That End’s Well which didn’t even end well. Will desperately needs to maketh a brilliant new play to bolster his reputation and avoid being cast aside by King and country. But Will’s personal life is encountering more dramatic twists and turns than any theatrical story he can conjure. How the futtock can a Bard be expected to find a plot for a play whilst his daughters run amok and his house is used as refuge for any old waif and stray. As time runs out, can Will hold on to his dream of being recognised now and for all time, as indisputably the greatest writer that ever lived, or will family woes thwart Will’s chances of producing his masterwork?
The Upstart Crow is now playing at The Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Final show: 25 April
Evening Performances: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
Website: UpstartCrowTheComedy.com Twitter: @UpstartCrowPlay
What’s On Magazine February issue features a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for February in your local area as well as many London exhibitions.
The issue also features pictures from Cirque du Soleil’s return to London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2020, bringing their dazzling luminous spectacle, LUZIA to Europe for the first time.
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Cirque du Soleil marked its return to London’s Royal Albert Hall with the star-studded European Premiere of LUZIA. Marking Cirque du Soleil’s 30th anniversary in the UK, the beautiful production themed around ‘A Waking Dream of Mexico’ LUZIA will be performed in the iconic London venue until 1 March 2020.
LUZIA invites audiences to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. The delightfully imaginative and visually stunning show sees brand new acts and breathtaking production, never before used by Cirque du Soleil at The Royal Albert Hall.
Tickets are available through the Cirque du Soleil website www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia or www.royalalberthall.com or 020 7589 8212.
In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.
What’s On Magazine December issue features our pictures from The 2019 Fashion Awards.
You will also find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for January in your local area as well as many London exhibitions.
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The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce the winners of The Fashion Awards 2019 which recognise and celebrate creativity and innovation in fashion. Tonight, The Fashion Awards welcomed a global mix of 4,000 guests, including key players from the fashion industry as well as members of the public at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to celebrate exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion over the past 12 months; as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.
The evening, hosted by award-winning American actress, CEO, and producer Tracee Ellis Ross, celebrated sixteen awards, ten of which are put out to vote to an international panel of fashion industry experts, five Special Recognition Awards and a new Designers’ Designer Award, voted for by BFC Designer Members. Each winner was given a unique Swarovski crystal trophy, designed by Welsh artist, Ross Lovegrove.
Alongside all the celebrated awards, NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 were given special mention by BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion Adwoa Aboah. The category was introduced at The Fashion Awards 2018 to celebrate the young global creative community. The NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 represent 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world. The list highlights London’s position as an international epicentre and pays homage to the incredible success of both home-grown and international talent; while celebrating all those who play a vital role in the industry’s cultural and creative reputation.
As well as recognising designers and industry leaders, The Fashion Awards celebrated raw creativity by hosting the Central Saint Martins, The White Show as part of this year’s ceremony. Each year the new intake of BA Fashion students is asked to create a design presented in white. This extraordinary collection is usually presented as an internal show. This year, for the first time, The White Show was brought to the Royal Albert Hall, recognising and celebrating the first creative steps of the next generation of fashion talent from all over the world, brought together in fashion’s creative capital, London. The BFC also sponsored The White Show through enabling the college to provide the students with sustainably sourced white fabrics to realise their vision. Little Simz opened the show and performed two tracks, Venom and Jealous, with The White Show.
In celebration of Mr Giorgio Armani’s Outstanding Achievement award, Mr. Armani presented an Armani Privé couture catwalk show to the guests as a gift to The Fashion Awards 2019 and invited long-time collaborator and music icon Eric Clapton to play the evening out.
Music producer Fat Tony DJ’d at the after party.
The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support work. The BFC is a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future
pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives which focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level, and emerging designers, to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives, out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses. The remaining money will go towards building an endowment to secure support for future generations.
What’s On Magazine December issue features our pictures from 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
You will also find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for December in your local area as well as many London exhibitions.
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