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In this issue
Event of the week
BENJAMIN BRITTEN WAR REQUIEM
A landmark event amongst the 2014 First World War centenary commemorations will be the Royal Choral Society in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem on Remembrance Sunday, 9 November, at the Royal Albert Hall, introduced by Angela Rippon.
Music of the week
MUSIC IN THE TIME OF WAR
The City of London Choir will perform Music in the Time of War on Thursday 13 November at St John's Smith Square performing Requiem da Camera, Gerald Finzi’s elegy to friends killed in action during the First World War.
Theatre of the week
THE PLAY THAT GOES WrONG
A Polytechnic amateur drama group are putting on a 1920s murder mystery and everything that can go wrong... does!
A sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Festival now transferred to the Duchess Theatre.
Must see exhibition
MING: 50 YEARS THAT CHANGED CHINA
The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on a golden age in China’s history which will explore the years 1400 – 1450, a pivotal 50 year period that transformed China during the rule of the Ming dynasty.