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In this issue
Event of the week
MOUNTBATTEN FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
This year, the Royal Marines are celebrating the 350th year of the formation of the Corps. The Mountbatten Festival of Music will mark this very special occasion on 13, 14 & 15 March with the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines performing over three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Music of the week
THE LONDON HANDEL FESTIVAL
Under Musical Director, Laurence Cummings, the London Handel Festival, from 3 March – 18 April, is offering Handel’s rarely performed opera, Arianna in Creta, as part of a compelling programme of works by the composer and his contemporaries to mark the tercentenary of the Hanoverian succession.
Theatre of the week
JERSEY BOYS MOVES TO PICCADILLY THEATRE
Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young, who originated the role of Frankie Valli on Broadway in 2006, will now have the honour of opening the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys, when it moves to its new London home at the Piccadilly Theatre on 15 March.
Must see exhibition
PAUL KENTON’S ‘CAPITAL IMPRESSIONS’
With inspiration from New York to London to Paris, a cityscape artist has embarked on a new adventure, creating 35 original pieces for his latest major exhibition on display in Mayfair’s Castle Fine Art, Bruton Street, for one month only from 6 March.