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Listen to the Best Jazz from Woody Allen

by silverhand

Posted on July 01, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Does the sweet sound of jazz music have a special place in your soul? This weekend, Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band grace their London audience at the Royal Albert Hall. In case you love music and are looking for an amazing way to begin your week, this is it. Woody Allen and his band have been performing New Orleans-themed jazz music for over three decades. With that in mind, you can be sure that every note and harmony will be crafted to perfection. The band will be playing a rich mix of blues, hymns, spirituals and even parades. In the spirit of keeping things spontaneous, there will be no particular playlist. However, you can expect some of the world’s best jazz music inspired by musicians ranging from George Lewis to Louis Armstrong. The band director, Eddy Davis, will call out each song. That said, you can expect this to be a unique performance. This will be Woody Allen’s first performance at Albert Hall since 2004. That said, you can be sure he has something special in store for his audience. The doors to the event will open at 4:15 p.m. Woody and his band will kick off their performance at 5:00 p.m., giving way to emotion and the calmness you deserve this week. Mark the date for this performance today. Hospitality packages for this performance, including a front arena seat and table reservation with service will cost £249.

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Celebrate Eid in Style at the Eid Festival

by silverhand

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Everyone is invited to a Sunday of heartwarming celebration at the Trafalgar Square. The free event is one of the best ways to usher in the new month. Every year, Londoners come together at this event so as to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan. With entertainment from various sources and food from Middle Eastern, local and international sources, this is the event to attend. The Eid Festival will be hosted by Noreen Khan, the award-winning radio and TV presenter. That said, you can expect a fantastic atmosphere all through the event. The main stage will host performances from Cheb Nacim, Safe Adam, and other contemporary artists. If you got the chance to attend the last Shubbak Festival, then you have an idea of just how amazing these performances can be. In case you did not attend, there is no need to worry. Performers from the Shubbak festival will also be joining other traditional acts on stage for invigorating performances. At the Eid Festival, there’s something for everyone in the family. From storytellers for the children to the market where there will be wonderful jewellery and clothing on sale. Are you a fan of cooking? Then the exclusive cooking demo from award-winning chef Mahmood Ahmed is set to give your cooking skills a tweak or two. The Eid Festival starts at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

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View Breathtaking Art in the Tower Bridge Exhibitions

by silverhand12

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Throughout human evolution and the rise and falls of civilizations, art has been a cornerstone identifiable with our species. The beauty, style, and radiance of each painting we see evoke certain emotions in us. This weekend, as from the 23rd to the 25th of this month, view a variety of paintings done by upcoming artists from all across London. The theme for their art will be the development of architecture in our modern world. Additionally, their art will seek to explore the increasing use of smart technology. Pieces will also be based on the theme of the changes in governance and how these affect the modern world. The painters will exhibit their work on the banks of the River Thames, thereby creating a calm setting for you to appreciate each stroke in their work. As a platform for both upcoming and professional artists, Tower Bridge Exhibitions will host the event Art at the Bridge to communicate the development of humankind through the ages. If you love or appreciate art, then this event is for you. The pieces will be influenced by each painter’s personal experiences and will seek to explore both the cultural and emotional aspects of each theme. With the sun out in the summer and relaxation being key to end your week, there is no better place to be than at Art at The Bridge this weekend. Advance tickets will cost you 10. The event will run from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

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