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The Wanted
The Wanted
Barbican Weekender - Urban Stories
International Garden Photographer of the Year
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Turner Inspired: In The Light Of Claude
Affordable Art Fair
Ideal Home Show
Six Nations Rugby: England v Ireland
St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
Country Living Magazine Spring Fair
BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
JLS The 4th Dimension
The Telegraph Cruise Show
A Place in the Sun Live
The Chocolate Festival
Harry Potter Studio Tour
British Design 1948-2012
Roundhouse CircusFest
London Design Week
The Guardian Open Weekend
British Gas Swimming Championships 2012
Barbican Weekender - Urban Stories
Move It
Move It
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Head of the River Race
The Chocolate Festival
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour
 

 

With winter on the way out, March's Ideal Home Show and the Country Living Fair are great occasions for a spring clean. Elsewhere, the Affordable Art Fair comes once again to Battersea Park, while pop sensations The Wanted and JLS swing by the O2. And don't forget St Patrick's Day on the 17th!

 
 

The Wanted

The popular boy band perform at London's O2 Arena.

The Wanted The Wanted With the over crowded boy band market, it came as a surprise to everyone when The Wanted burst onto the music scene and became a success; so much so that they are filling up the O2 in March as part of their first ever UK Arena Tour. With a Brit nominated debut single, four top five singles, two number ones and over 400,000 copies of their debut album sold, there is no doubt that they are making a firm stamp in the music industry. Famous for their catchy and infectious pop tunes, striking looks and shameless boy band stereotypes, this gig will be full of sing-along moments and screaming fans. Tickets can be bought through http://www.gigsandtours.com. 2012-03-032012-03-03 Where:
, London,
Category: Concerts

, London,

Tube:

 

Dates: 03rd March 2012

 

With the over-crowded boy band market, it came as a surprise to everyone when The Wanted burst onto the music scene and became an instant success; so much so that they are filling up The O2 in March as part of their first ever UK arena tour. With a Brit-nominated debut single, four top five singles, two number ones and over 400,000 copies of their debut album sold, there is no doubt that they are making a firm stamp on the UK pop music scene. Famous for their catchy and infectious pop tunes, striking looks and shameless boy band stereotypes, this gig will be full of sing-along moments and screaming teenage fans - and perhaps a few older audience members too.

 
 
 

Barbican Weekender - Urban Stories

Poets, beatboxers and artists reveal their urban stories.

Barbican Weekender - Urban Stories Barbican Weekender - Urban Stories Exploring the use of the voice through music, film, song, art and performance, Barbican Weekender brings the centre alive with a weekend of events from artists, performers, choirs, poets, beatboxers, storytellers and interactive installations. From Shakespeare to Grime, London is bursting at the seams with fascinating stories, and the Barbican Foyers will be filled with opportunities to get inspired. So if you fancy taking dance classes with the award-winning Boy Blue Entertainment or giving your vocal chords a workout in a free opera workshop, take part and you be in with a chance of performing on the Barbican stage. With all this and much, much more going on, you'll be hard pressed no remain un-entertained. For information on the weekend line-up, please visit www.barbican.org.uk/weekender. 2012-03-032012-03-04 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Kids Events

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station, Moorgate Station

 

Dates: 03rd - 04th March 2012

 

Exploring the use of the voice through music, film, song, art and performance, Barbican Weekender brings the centre alive with a weekend of events from artists, performers, choirs, poets, beatboxers, storytellers and interactive installations. From Shakespeare to Grime, London is bursting at the seams with fascinating stories, and the Barbican Foyers will be filled with opportunities to get inspired. So if you fancy taking dance classes with the award-winning Boy Blue Entertainment or giving your vocal chords a workout in a free opera workshop, take part and you be in with a chance of performing on the Barbican stage. With all this and much, much more going on, you'll be hard pressed no remain un-entertained.

 
 
 

International Garden Photographer of the Year

See the winning and finalist's images from the competition at Kew Gardens.

International Garden Photographer of the Year International Garden Photographer of the Year Hosted at Kew Gardens for the first time, this exhibition gives visitors the chance to see the winning and finalist's images from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Displaying the best garden, nature and outdoor photography from around the world, the images will offer an insight into the world of plants, gardens, landscapes, nature and the photographer's perception of this beautiful world. The exhibition will have four different categories: The Beauty of Plants, Wildlife Havens, Beautiful Gardens, Greening the City and Breathing Spaces. Taking place within the Nash Conservatory, a 19 century glasshouse, it will be a unique setting for this wild display of photographs.
2012-03-032012-04-09 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London London, TW9 3AB
Category: Exhibitions

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 

Dates: 03rd March - 09th April 2012

 

Hosted at Kew Gardens (where else would be more appropriate?), this exhibition gives visitors the chance to see the winning and finalist's images from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Displaying the best garden, nature and outdoor photography from around the world, the images will offer an insight into the world of plants, gardens, landscapes, nature and the photographer's perception of this beautiful world. The exhibition will have four different categories: The Beauty of Plants, Wildlife Havens, Beautiful Gardens, Greening the City and Breathing Spaces. Taking place within the Nash Conservatory, a 19 century glasshouse, it will be a unique setting for this wild display of photographs.

 
 
 

Move It

From ballroom to ballet, Move It has all the dances covered.

Move It Move It Whether you want to be a ballerina or learn how to dance like a 'Strictly Come Dancing' star, Move It has all the dances covered. In fact, there are around 250 dance classes you can take part it, covering everything from the bunny hop to hip hop. If that sounds a bit too energetic, you can always see how it's meant to be done with performances from 1,500 dancers representing groups as diverse as the English National Ballet and the Urban Strides. There's something for all levels from beginners to the serious professional, including seminars on nutrition and how to do a good audition.
2013-03-082013-03-10 Where:
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London London, W14 8UX
Category: Exhibitions

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) Station

 

Dates: 08th - 10th March 2013

 

Whether you want to be a ballerina or learn how to dance like a 'Strictly Come Dancing' star, Move It has all the dances covered. Billed as 'The show for anyone working, teaching or looking for a future in acting, singing, performing arts, stage management and technical theatre,' Move It brings together pupils, teachers and recent graduates looking to make new contacts in the industry. There are around 250 dance classes you can take part it, covering everything from the bunny hop to hip hop. The Masterclasses offer dancers the opportunity to work with a top class tutor and make new connections. If that sounds a bit too energetic, you can always see how it's meant to be done with performances from 1,500 dancers representing groups as diverse as the New English Contemporary Ballet company and the London Swing Dance Society. There's something for all levels from beginners to the serious professional, including seminars on nutrition and how to do a good audition.

 
 
 

National Science and Engineering Week

Over 4,500 mind-blowing events celebrate all things scientific.

National Science and Engineering Week National Science and Engineering Week National Science and Engineering Week Many of London's major museums, galleries, schools and universities take part in National Science and Engineering Week this March in a bid to inject a bit of fun into learning and inspire a new generation of budding scientists. Last year over 4,500 mind-blowing events attracted 1.7 million people to join in with the celebrations of all things scientific. The theme this year is our world in motion which encompasses everything from the tiny particles that make the world spin to the mobile phones helping humans interact around the world. Activities on offer include a chance to participate in a real CSI/Forensic Science Investigation. A theatrical exploration of the social and moral issues raised through advances in pharmacogenetics at The Royal Albert Hall, and The Royal Institution invites Professor Alan Davies to answer questions like How strong is the gravity of Krypton? in his discussion on the science and mathematics of superheroes. There are plenty of chances for schools to get in on the action, NSEW have set an ideas task for 5-14 year olds challenging them to invent a multi-terrain global racer that runs on renewable power. Look out for further news on the weeks events at participating London venues visit www.britishscienceassociation.org. 2012-03-092012-03-18 Where:
Royal Air Force Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London London, NW9 5LL
Category: Exhibitions

Royal Air Force Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, NW9 5LL

Tube: Colindale Station

 

Dates: 09th - 18th March 2012

 

Many of London's major museums, galleries, schools and universities take part in National Science and Engineering Week this March in a bid to inject a bit of fun into learning and inspire a new generation of budding scientists. Last year over 4,500 mind-blowing events attracted 1.7 million people to join in with the celebrations of all things scientific. The theme this year is 'our world in motion' which encompasses everything from the tiny particles that make the world spin to the mobile phones helping humans interact around the world. Activities on offer include a chance to participate in a real CSI/Forensic Science Investigation. A theatrical exploration of the social and moral issues raised through advances in pharmacogenetics at the Royal Albert Hall, and The Royal Institution invites Professor Alan Davies to answer questions like 'How strong is the gravity of Krypton?' in his discussion on the science and mathematics of superheroes. There are plenty of chances for schools to get in on the action, NSEW have set an ideas task for 5-14 year olds challenging them to invent a multi-terrain global racer that runs on renewable power.

 
 
 

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton star in this wickedly dark comedy.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street transfers to the West End in March 2012 after a sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre. The disturbingly humorous Sweeney Todd starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton will be taking to the stage at the Adelphi Theatre, just one mile from Todd's fictional Fleet Street barber shop. The play tells the story of Sweeney Todd who has returned to London after years of being wrongly held in prison, he is now on a quest of vengeance to gain justice. Teamed with a pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, and armed with a very sharp cutthroat razor, he sets out to retaliate against the wrongs done to him and his family. Six national newspapers have given this production directed by Jonathan Kent a five star rating.
2012-03-102012-09-22 Where:
, London,
Category: Theatre

, Covent Garden, London,

Tube:

 

Dates: 10th March - 22nd September 2012

 

The disturbingly humorous Sweeney Todd is returning to the West End in 2012. Starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, the play that has a strangely dark storyline showcased in a laughable manner will be taking the stage at the Adelphi Theatre. Telling the story of how Sweeney Todd has returned to London after years of being wrongly held in prison, he is now on a quest of vengeance to gain justice. Teamed with a pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, he sets out to retaliate against the wrongs done to him and his family. Directed by Jonathan Kent, this popular performance is back in theatreland until the autumn, just search Sweeney Todd in LondonTown.com to book your tickets.

 
 
 

Turner Inspired: In The Light Of Claude

Turner pays homage to the 17th century French master Claude Lorrain.

Turner Inspired: In The Light Of Claude Turner Inspired: In The Light Of Claude When Turner left the National Gallery two paintings - Dido building Carthage and Sun rising through Vapour - it was on the condition that the works were hung between two pictures by Claude Lorrain. With Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude that request is put into action. The show reveals Turner's great admiration for the 17th century French master who spent most of his life in Rome - an artist who is widely regarded as the father of European landscape painting, and was described by Constable as "the most perfect landscape painter the world ever saw". At Turner's request Claude's 'The Seaport' (Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba) and 'The Mill' (Landscape with the Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca) are displayed in this National Gallery exhibition which includes oils, watercolours and sketchbooks and introduces visitors to the story of the Turner Bequest and its importance in the history of the National Gallery. The final room of the show exhibits archive material dedicated to this relationship.
2012-03-142012-06-05 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Exhibitions

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 14th March - 05th June 2012

 

When Turner left the National Gallery two paintings - Dido building Carthage and Sun rising through Vapour - it was on the condition that the works were hung between two pictures by Claude Lorrain. With Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude that request is put into action. The show reveals Turner's great admiration for the 17th century French master who spent most of his life in Rome - an artist who is widely regarded as the father of European landscape painting, and was described by Constable as "the most perfect landscape painter the world ever saw". At Turner's request Claude's 'The Seaport' (Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba) and 'The Mill' (Landscape with the Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca) are displayed in this National Gallery exhibition which includes oils, watercolours and sketchbooks and introduces visitors to the story of the Turner Bequest and its importance in the history of the National Gallery. The final room of the show exhibits archive material dedicated to this relationship.

 
 
 

Affordable Art Fair

The biannual Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park.

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Affordable Art Fair Hampstead The second Affordable Art Fair of the year in Hampstead is the little sister of the Battersea Park original, which takes place earlier in the year in March. Held in a marquee on the Lower Fairground Site on the heath over a June weekend, there are over 100 galleries under one roof, exhibiting paintings, original prints, sculpture, etchings and photography from both established names and emerging talents - all priced from £40 to £4,000. It's the fourth consecutive year the Affordable Art Fair has come to Hampstead in its 11-year history, attracting around 20,000 people for what should be a perfect summer's day out in north London.
2014-06-122014-06-15 Where:
Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, London London, NW3 1TH
Category: Exhibitions

Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, London, NW3 1TH

Tube: Hampstead Station

 

Dates: 12th - 15th June 2014

 

Since setting up shop in Battersea Park for the first time in 1999, the biannual Affordable Art Fair has become a well-loved institution in London's art scene, an event that strips away the pretension of the art world and gives buyers a chance to pick up some really great work at fair prices, ranging from 50 to 3,000. Previous years have seen some works sold for hundreds of pounds by artists who nowadays would not get out of bed for that kind of change (preferring instead to sell that same bed to Charles Saatchi as an installation for a cool six-figure sum). It's a fun, family event which is accessible to connoisseurs and the merely curious. There's a free creche, printmaking workshops and a specialist exhibition showcasing work by new artists.

 
 
 

Elvis Presley in Concert

Elvis' former band mates showcase some of his greatest hits.

 

Long live the legend of Elvis Presley; and for two nights this March London will be allowing just that. With Elvis' former band mates taking to the stage to showcase some of his greatest hits, they will be aiming to bring a piece of the musical sensation back to his fans in London and creating Elvis Presley Live in Concert. With a collection of Elvis' best concert moments edited together, the producers will be removing all the sound except for the vocals enabling the band to play live to the singer's recordings. The footage of Elvis will be displayed on state of the art screens in an attempt to bring Elvis back into the room; and with singers and a 16-piece orchestra synchronising their performances along to the vocals, there is a chance that it will actually feel as though the King of Rock and Roll has returned. There will be two performances spread across two nights; the first being at London's O2 Arena and the second at Wembley.

 
 
 

Ideal Home Show

Everything you need to feather your nest.

Ideal Home Show Ideal Home Show Ideal Home Show The Ideal Home Show is the place to find the latest in home furnishings as this famous show fills up the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre with everything you need to feather your nest - and a whole lot more besides. Celebrating its 103rd year, the Ideal Home Show is the world's largest event of its kind and never fails to surprise and inspire with home decorating ideas and the latest gadgets for the kitchen. The multi award winning show features full-scale model show houses and eight themed sections: Ideal Home Improvements, Ideal Village, Ideal Food, Ideal Gardens, Ideal Shopping, Ideal Woman, Ideal Home Gadgets, and Ideal Interiors. Last year celebrity presenters including Channel 4's Home Show star George Clarke, Master Chef's Gregg Wallace, GMTV's Fiona Philips and interior designer Linda Barker were among the experts who hosted workshops and handed out home improvements advice; this year is also set to have a number of familiar faces on hand. With over 800 exhibitors there are ideas galore and products to suit all styles and tastes. March is traditionally the time for a spring clean - so why not spruce up your home while you're at it? Visit the show after 5pm on Thursday and tickets are just a fiver. 2012-03-162012-04-01 Where:
Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London London, SW5 9TA
Category: Exhibitions

Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA

Tube: West Brompton Station, Earls Court Station

 

Dates: 16th March - 01st April 2012

 

The Ideal Home Show is the place to find the latest in home furnishings as this famous show fills up the Earls Court Exhibition Centre with everything you need to feather your nest - and a whole lot more besides. Celebrating its 103rd year, the Ideal Home Show is the world's largest event of its kind and never fails to surprise and inspire with home decorating ideas and the latest gadgets for the kitchen. The multi award winning show features full-scale model show houses and eight themed sections: Ideal Home Improvements, Ideal Village, Ideal Food, Ideal Gardens, Ideal Shopping, Ideal Woman, Ideal Home Gadgets, and Ideal Interiors. Last year celebrity presenters including Channel 4's Home Show star George Clarke, Master Chef's Gregg Wallace, GMTV's Fiona Philips and interior designer Linda Barker were among the experts who hosted workshops and handed out home improvements advice; this year is also set to have a number of familiar faces on hand. With over 800 exhibitors there are ideas galore and products to suit all styles and tastes. March is traditionally the time for a spring clean - so why not spruce up your home while you're at it?

 
 
 

Head of the River Race

A warm up for the Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race.

Head of the River Race Head of the River Race Head of the River Race The Head of the River Race is one of the classic races on the rowing calendar, a warm up for the Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race that follows the exact same course backwards, from Mortlake to Putney Bridge along the Thames. There are 420 crews in all, rowing down the 4.25 mile course, testing their willpower and teamwork in this uniquely macho sport. It is also a particularly nice stretch of the river, so even if you are not that excited by rowing, this is a really nice spot to enjoy a walk or a pint and watch the boats glide past - hopefully the tides will dictate that the race coincides nicely with an early pub lunch, but you'll have to book early if you want a seat that faces the river.
2013-03-232013-03-23 Where:
Putney Bridge, Between Fulham and Putney, London London, SW6 3JD
Category: Sporting Events

Putney Bridge, Between Fulham and Putney, London, SW6 3JD

Tube: Putney Bridge Station

 

Dates: 23rd March 2013

 

The Head of the River Race is one of the classic races on the rowing calendar, a warm up for the Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race that follows the exact same course backwards, from Mortlake to Putney Bridge along the Thames. There are 420 crews in all, rowing down the 4.25 mile course, testing their willpower and teamwork in this uniquely macho sport. It is also a particularly nice stretch of the river, so even if you are not that excited by rowing, this is a really nice spot to enjoy a walk or a pint, and watch the boats glide past - hopefully the tides will dictate that the race coincides nicely with an early pub lunch, but you'll have to book early if you want a seat that faces the river.

 
 
 

Six Nations Rugby: England v Ireland

England take on Ireland in the final round of matches in this years Six Nations.

Six Nations Rugby: England v Ireland Six Nations Rugby: England v Ireland Six Nations Rugby: England v Ireland England take on Ireland in the final round of matches in this years Six Nations. England only play at home twice during this year's tournament and this finale will come on the back of games in Edinburgh, Rome and Paris, as well as a tough encounter with World Cup heroes Wales at Twickenham a few weeks previously. Games between England and Ireland are always well worth the admission fee. Two tries from Ireland wing Tommy Bowe and a late conversion from veteran fly half Ronan O'Gara saw the Irish to a 16-20 win the last time they visited south London in 2010 and it was Declan Kidney's side who prevented England from winning the Grand Slam last year with a final round 24-8 victory in Dublin. Both sides have questions that need answering after the World Cup: England's problems are well documented and the composition of their side is as unknown now as it may well be on the eve of the tournament. The Irish will be without legendary centre and captain Brian O'Driscoll, who misses the whole tournament with a shoulder injury, and they'll be keen to avenge a disappointing World Cup campaign that saw them beat Australia but lose to Wales at the quarter final stage. Visit www.rfu.com for ticketing information.
2012-03-172012-03-17 Where:
Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London London, TW1 1DZ
Category: Sporting Events

Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1DZ

Tube: Hounslow East Station

 

Dates: 17th March 2012

 

Games between England and Ireland are always well worth the admission fee and England only play at home twice during this year's Six Nations Rugby tournament. This finale will come on the back of games in Edinburgh, Rome and Paris, as well as a tough encounter with World Cup heroes Wales at Twickenham a few weeks previously. Two tries from Ireland wing Tommy Bowe and a late conversion from veteran fly half Ronan O'Gara saw the Irish to a 16-20 win the last time they visited south London in 2010 and it was Declan Kidney's side who prevented England from winning the Grand Slam last year with a final round 24-8 victory in Dublin. Both sides have questions that need answering after the World Cup: England's problems are well documented and the composition of their side is as unknown now as it may well be on the eve of the tournament. The Irish will be without legendary centre and captain Brian O'Driscoll, who misses the whole tournament with a shoulder injury, and they'll be keen to avenge a disappointing World Cup campaign that saw them beat Australia but lose to Wales at the quarter final stage.

 
 
 

St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

London's Irish community celebrate St Patrick's Day in the traditional manner.

 

London's Irish community have always celebrated St Patrick's Day in the traditional manner, with church services, music, dancing and plenty of Guinness and whisky. In recent years, the capital has also hosted a major weekend celebration - the UK equivalent of parades in New York and Chicago. London's parade has floats from all 32 Irish counties, with street theatre along the route which starts at Piccadilly (Park Lane side) at 12 noon, goes along Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall East via Trafalgar Square to Whitehall. The main performance stage is in Trafalgar Square with live shows, music and dance, from midday. There's also a Children's Culture Corner with storytelling, shadow animation, dance, musical instruments and poetry, and there'll be the chance to join in with the arms-by-the-sides dancing. Look out for Irish speakers roaming around the square, on hand to teach you a few phrases. Of course, the best places to celebrate are the pubs and Catholic churches throughout London, with their mix of religion, music and good cheer. Keep an eye on where the real London Irish go after the parade and you could be in for a memorable evening.

 
 
 

Country Living Magazine Spring Fair

Inspiration for your home and wardrobe.

Country Living Magazine Spring Fair Country Living Magazine Spring Fair Country Living Magazine Spring Fair As daffodils and snowdrops push through the ground, spring takes charge and urges us to shake off the shackles of winter and have a change. The Country Living Magazine Spring Fair at Islington's Business Design Centre is full of ideas for sprucing up your home and wardrobe, and also encourages visitors to try their hand at something new. There will be over 400 exhibitors at the show this year, many exhibiting for the first time, as well as free workshops with the price of entry that include hat making, wire jewellery making, applique and biscuit decorating. Do arrive early though, as places are limited. The Country Living Theatre is another source of hands-on ideas as experts give talks on flower arranging, jam making and other home crafts. But leave time to browse the many stalls packed with cushions, fabrics, clothes, bags, jewellery, homeware and more.


2014-03-192014-03-23 Where:
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London London, N1 0QH
Category: Exhibitions

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 19th - 23rd March 2014

 

As daffodils and snowdrops push through the ground, Spring takes charge and urges us to shake off the shackles of winter and have a change. The Country Living Magazine Spring Fair at Islington's Business Design Centre is full of ideas for sprucing up your home and wardrobe, and also encourages visitors to try their hand at something new. Celebrating twenty years of the show there will be over 125 new exhibitors to the show this year; as well as free workshops with the price of entry that include hat making, wire jewellery making, applique and biscuit decorating. Do arrive early though, as places are limited. The Country Living Theatre is another source of hands-on ideas as experts give talks on flower arranging, jam making and other home crafts. But leave time to browse the many stalls packed with cushions, fabrics, clothes, bags, jewellery, homeware and more.

 
 
 

English National Ballet: Beyond Ballets Russes

An outstanding programme of performances celebrating the great legacy of the Ballets Russes.

English National Ballet: Beyond Ballets Russes Programme 1 (L'apres-midi d'un faune/Faun(e)/Firebird English National Ballet: Beyond Ballets Russes Programme 1 (L'apres-midi d'un faune/Faun(e)/Firebird The English National Ballet has put together an outstanding programme of performances celebrating the great legacy of the Ballets Russes. Picasso, Debussy, Chanel, Matisse and Nijinsky were among a few of the inspiring composers, choreographers, artists and dancers that worked on the original Ballets Russes collaborations. Nijinsky's L'apres-midi d'un faune, (which caused controversy with its mesmerising Debussy score) will be performed alongside David Dawson's Faun(e). Also on the bill is the world premiere of a new reworking of Firebird from British choreographer George Williamson. The programme finale comes in the spectacular form of MacMillan's interpretation of The Rite of Spring.
2012-03-222012-03-27 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, London London, WC2N 4ES
Category: Dance

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4ES

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 22nd - 27th March 2012

 

The English National Ballet has put together an outstanding programme of performances celebrating the great legacy of the Ballets Russes. Picasso, Debussy, Chanel, Matisse and Nijinsky were among a few of the inspiring composers, choreographers, artists and dancers that worked on the original Ballets Russes collaborations. Nijinsky's L'apres-midi d'un faune, (which caused controversy with its mesmerising Debussy score) will be performed alongside David Dawson's Faun(e). Also on the bill is the world premiere of a new reworking of Firebird from British choreographer George Williamson. The programme finale comes in the spectacular form of MacMillan's interpretation of The Rite of Spring.

 
 
 

BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Purchase antique pieces from specialist dealers.

BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair Throwing their doors open for just one week in March 2012 the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair gives art fans a rare opportunity to peruse and purchase pieces from specialist dealers. Paintings, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, and fine furnishings are all displayed under one roof, from Chippendale to Cartier and Tompion to Turner the variety and quality of the selection simply cannot be matched. Situated in a specially designed pavilion on the Duke of York Square , in the heart of affluent Chelsea , the high calibre of the art is matched by the fair’s refreshments, a Cellini Restaurant and Taittinger Champagne Bar. 2012-03-212012-03-27 Where:
Duke of York Square, Duke of York Square, London London, SW3 4LY
Category: Exhibitions

Duke of York Square, Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London, SW3 4LY

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 

Dates: 21st - 27th March 2012

 

Throwing their doors open for just one week in March 2012 the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair gives art fans a rare opportunity to peruse and purchase pieces from specialist dealers. Paintings, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, and fine furnishings are all displayed under one roof, from Chippendale to Cartier and Tompion to Turner the variety and quality of the selection simply cannot be matched. Situated in a specially designed pavilion on the Duke of York Square, in the heart of affluent Chelsea, the high calibre of the art is matched by the fair's refreshments, a Cellini Restaurant and Taittinger Champagne Bar.

 
 
 

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair

The UK's foremost contemporary graphic arts fair.

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair This is the third year for the UK's first contemporary graphic arts fair after a successful launch in April 2010. The best and most innovative graphic artists, collectives and galleries in the country and from across the world will be on display at Pick Me Up ; offering an exuberant mix of artworks for sale to the public. A lively series of events and activities accompany the fair, including a Portfolio Surgery with illustrator Zara Wood, whilst the spectacular Somerset House is once again host for this excellent opportunity to experience the energy and excitement of the graphic art scene in 2012. 2012-03-222012-04-01 Where:
Somerset House, Strand, London London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Exhibitions

Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 22nd March - 01st April 2012

 

This is the third year for the UK's foremost contemporary graphic arts fair after a successful launch in April 2010. The best and most innovative graphic artists, collectives and galleries in the country and from across the world will be on display at Pick Me Up; offering an exuberant mix of artworks for sale to the public. A lively series of events and activities accompany the fair, including a Portfolio Surgery with illustrator Zara Wood, whilst the spectacular Somerset House is once again host for this excellent opportunity to experience the energy and excitement of the graphic art scene in 2012.

 
 
 

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

Sixteen powerful documentaries and five thought-provoking dramas.

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival Human Rights Watch International Film Festival 15 years since its launch, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to London with a line-up of 16 powerful documentaries and five thought-provoking dramas. Held at venues such as the Curzon Soho , the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton Oval and the ICA on the mall, the festival is always attended by many of the featured filmmakers and film subjects.The 2011 schedule saw films such as '!Women Art Revolution', a loving tribute to the feminist art movement that took 40 years to make; 'Lost Angeles', a rare insight into LA's skid row; and making its UK premiere is 'You Don't Like the Truth - 4 Days Inside Guantanamo', featuring security camera footage from inside the contentious detention camp. Visit www.hrw.org/iff for film listings, prices and timing information. 2012-03-212012-03-30 Where:
Curzon Soho, 93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, London London, W1D 5DY
Category: Film Events

Curzon Soho, 93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 5DY

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 21st - 30th March 2012

 

15 years since its launch, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to London with a line-up of 16 powerful documentaries and five thought-provoking dramas. Held at venues such as the Curzon Soho, the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton Oval and the ICA on The Mall, the festival is always attended by many of the featured filmmakers and film subjects. The 2012 schedule sees films such as '!Women Art Revolution;' a loving tribute to the feminist art movement that took 40 years to make, 'Lost Angeles;' a rare insight into LA's skid row, and making its UK premiere is 'You Don't Like the Truth - 4 Days Inside Guantanamo'; featuring security camera footage from inside the contentious detention camp.

 
 
 

JLS The 4th Dimension

The X Factor boy band perform at London's O2 Arena.

JLS: The 4th Dimension JLS: The 4th Dimension Since bursting onto the XFactor scene in 2008, JLS have continued on an upward journey in their music career. Taking over London's O2 for three nights their arena tour; JLS The 4th Dimension is guaranteed to be packed with perfectly synchronised dance moves, cheeky winks and of course Aston's famed back flips, oh and maybe one or two screaming fans. The band has reaped the rewards of the music industry; with five UK number one singles, an over 4 times platinum debut album, two MOBO awards as well as 2 Brit awards. They are the ultimate proof that music reality shows really can lead to more than a Christmas number one and five minutes in the fame game. Tickets can be bought at www.gigsandtours.com, but be warned they're selling fast! 2012-03-242012-04-01 Where:
, London,
Category: Concerts

, London,

Tube:

 

Dates: 24th March - 01st April 2012

 

Since bursting onto the X Factor scene in 2008, JLS have continued on an upward journey in their music career. Taking over London's O2 for three nights their arena tour; JLS The 4th Dimension is guaranteed to be packed with perfectly synchronised dance moves, cheeky winks and of course Aston's famed back flips, oh and maybe one or two screaming fans. The band has reaped the rewards of the music industry; with five UK number one singles, an over 4 times platinum debut album, two MOBO awards as well as 2 Brit awards. They are the ultimate proof that music reality shows really can lead to more than a Christmas number one and five minutes in the fame game.

 
 
 

The Telegraph Cruise Show

Expert advice on how to cruise the world on the high seas.

The Cruise Show The Cruise Show The Telegraph Cruise Show will be sailing into London Olympia in March for a day of travel inspiration and advice. For those having trouble deciding on a holiday location, a cruise may be the perfect answer, with the chance to sail the seas to a number of destinations in one holiday. The show will be inviting along major cruise lines and specialist operators to help first time cruisers as well as seasonal sailors to learn more and discover their dream route. With a number of talks ranging from Where to go cruising, to New to cruise, get on the right ship and Upgrade to all-inclusive, visitors will be able to uncover which boating experience is best for them.

To get advance tickets for only £5 simply quote LONDONTOWN when booking online or by calling 0871 620 4024.
2012-03-242012-03-25 Where:
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London London, W14 8UX
Category: Exhibitions

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) Station

 

Dates: 24th - 25th March 2012

 

The Telegraph Cruise Show will be sailing into London Olympia in March for a day of travel inspiration and advice. For those having trouble deciding on a holiday location, a cruise may be the perfect answer, with the chance to sail the seas to a number of destinations in one holiday. The show will be inviting along major cruise lines and specialist operators to help first time cruisers as well as seasonal sailors to learn more and discover their dream route. With a number of talks ranging from Where to go cruising, to New to cruise, get on the right ship and Upgrade to all-inclusive, visitors will be able to uncover which boating experience is best for them.To get advance tickets for only 5 simply quote LONDONTOWN when booking online or by calling 0871 620 4024.

 
 
 

A Place in the Sun Live

Visitors can get all the information they need to relocate abroad.

A Place in the Sun Live A Place in the Sun Live A Place in the Sun Live A Place in the Sun Live is giving visitors the chance to browse for their ideal home abroad and gain a taster of what a life in the sun could be like. Following the successful television show and magazine, Olympia will be brimming with hundreds of exhibitors representing a number of countries and offering properties ranging from £20,000 to over £1 million. With a daily session looking specifically at emigration and further seminars on buying property in locations such as Spain, Italy, Cyprus and Turkey this day should equip visitors with all the information needed to relocate abroad. If fully committing to moving abroad isn't the dream, then head over to The Fractional Pavilion, where the options of part owning abroad are discussed, allowing you to spend a few weeks a year in the sunshine and the rest in the comfort of Blighty. Tickets can be booked through the website. 2013-04-122013-04-14 Where:
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London London, W14 8UX
Category: Exhibitions

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) Station

 

Dates: 12th - 14th April 2013

 

A Place in the Sun Live is giving visitors the chance to browse for their ideal home abroad and gain a taster of what a life in the sun could be like. Following the successful television show and magazine, Earls Court will be brimming with hundreds of exhibitors representing a number of countries and offering properties ranging from 20,000 to over 1 million. With a daily session looking specifically at emigration and further seminars on buying property in locations such as Spain, Italy, Cyprus and Turkey this day should equip visitors with all the information needed to relocate abroad. If fully committing to moving abroad isn't the dream, then head over to The Fractional Pavilion; a new feature to this year's event where the options of part owning abroad are discussed, allowing you to spend a few weeks a year in the sunshine and the rest in the comfort of Blighty. Tickets can be booked through the website, and advance tickets include a free six month subscription to A Place in the Sun magazine.

 
 
 

The Chocolate Festival

Sample sweet things created by award winning chocolatiers.

The Chocolate Festival The Chocolate Festival The Chocolate Festival As if Easter wasn't enough of an opportunity to indulge a sweet tooth, The Chocolate Festival comes to Southbank Centre, providing a unique chance for visitors to enjoy a wide range of chocolate. Immerse yourself in a delectable selection of truffles, bonbons and chocolate bars as well as treating yourself to a range of savoury items including cakes, pancakes and milkshakes. The festival is a celebration of all things chocolate and is a great opportunity to learn more about it. Demonstrations and master classes will be on offer and, if that doesn't tempt you, then perhaps the luxury chocolate fountain will. 2011-04-082011-04-10 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London London, SE1 8XX
Category: Foodie Events

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 08th - 10th April 2011

 

Just in time to stock up for Easter, The Chocolate Festival returns to Southbank Centre Square with plenty more chocolatiers and artisan delights to tickle your taste buds. This event will feature stands from award winning chocolatiers such as William Curley, Damian Allsop, Paul Wayne Gregory and Co-Couture, renowned chocolate companies such as Rococo, Valrhona and Hotel Chocolat and new companies such as Choki of Brockley and Simply Hand Made Chocolates. Demonstrations, tastings and talks will take place in the main marquee, where attendees can learn about the health benefits of chocolate, how to include chocolate in savoury dishes as well as tutored tastings. As always, there will be dozens of stalls all showcasing chocolate and chocolate products, such as hot chocolate, chocolate cakes, crepes, churros, a chocolate fountain, self-making kits and much more. If you are a chocoholic, or you know someone who is, then you simply cannot afford to miss this event.

 
 
 

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Go behind the scenes on the set of the magical Harry Potter movies.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter with Return Coach Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter with Return Coach If you or your family are fans of the hugely successful Harry Potter film series, then be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to visit the set of the movies and take a behind-the-scenes look at the magic behind the eight-movie series. Explore the incredible sets and marvel at the costumes and props as you are told secrets about the making of the films and shown things that the camera never let you see before. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the special effects and animatronics that helped make Harry Potter one of the most successful film series of all time. Discover the wonder of the Great Hall, the setting for some of Harry Potter's most famous scenes, and catch a glimpse of some iconic props, including Harry's Nimbus 2000 broomstick and Hagrid's motorbike. The tours take place at Leavesden Studios , 20 miles outside of London. A coach and ticket package, that leaves from near to Victoria train station, is available through golden Tours
2014-03-31 Where:
Warner Bros Studio Tour London, Aerodrome Way, Leavesden, Watford London, WD25 7LS
Category: Attraction

Warner Bros Studio Tour London, Aerodrome Way, Leavesden, Watford, London, WD25 7LS

Tube: Watford Station

 

Dates: From 31st March 2014

 

If you or your family are fans of the hugely successful Harry Potter film series, then be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to visit the set of the movies and take a behind-the-scenes look at the magic behind the eight-movie series. Explore the incredible sets and marvel at the costumes and props as you are told secrets about the making of the films and shown things that the camera never let you see before. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the special effects and animatronics that helped make Harry Potter one of the most successful film series of all time. Discover the wonder of the Great Hall, the setting for some of Harry Potter's most famous scenes, and catch a glimpse of some iconic props, including Harry's Nimbus 2000 broomstick and Hagrid's motorbike. The tours take place at Leavesden Studios, 20 miles outside of London.

 
 
 

British Design 1948-2012

The V&A celebrates art and design in Britain since the last Olympics.

British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age British Design celebrates post-war art and design in Britain since the time of the last Olympic Games to be held in London right up until the present day. Taking in significant moments from British history and incorporating how Britain encourages art and remains at the forefront of world creativity and design, Innovation in the Modern Age showcases over 300 objects including product design, fashion, furniture, photography, sculpture and fine art. Robin Day's Polyprop Chair, a mural by John Piper from The Festival of Britain, art by David Hockney and Henry Moore, fashion from the late Alexander McQueen, the first E-type Jaguar car... all this and much more will all be on display, making this exhibition one not to miss if you're a fan of British history and culture. 2012-03-312012-08-12 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, London London, SW7 2RL
Category: Exhibitions

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 31st March - 12th August 2012

 

British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age celebrates post-war art and design in Britain since the time of the last Olympic Games to be held in London right up until the present day. Taking in significant moments from British history and incorporating how Britain encourages art and remains at the forefront of world creativity and design, Innovation in the Modern Age showcases over 300 objects including product design, fashion, furniture, photography, sculpture and fine art. Robin Day's Polyprop Chair, a mural by John Piper from The Festival of Britain, art by David Hockney and Henry Moore, fashion from the late Alexander McQueen, the first E-type Jaguar car... all this and much more will all be on display at the V & A, making this exhibition one not to miss if you're a fan of British history and culture.

 
 
 

Roundhouse CircusFest

Crazy, anarchic and high octane entertainment.

Roundhouse CircusFest Roundhouse CircusFest Vaudeville, circus and cabaret come to the Roundhouse for a five week season of CircusFest, as a colourful mix of renowned theatre companies and circus groups take to the stage. There are performances from the likes of La Meute, masters of the seldom seen Russian Swing; Company 2, the company behind the international smash-hit Cantina; and an exciting new collaboration between a group of world-class circus performers and a brilliant young LGBTQ cast who perform the world premiere of Puffball. Performances will also be taking place away from the main house, in various venues including a pop-up tent where the UK premiere of Capilotractees, a show inspired by the old and forgotten circus art of hair hanging, takes place. It's also host to the world premiere of Belonging, a new collaboration between UK company Graeae and Brazil's Circo Crescer e Viver, featuring performers from the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony and Brazilian actors, musicians and dancers being trained for the Rio 2014 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. This pretty much sets the tone for what to expect from CircusFest - something a bit crazy, anarchic and high octane. 2014-03-262014-04-27 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London London, NW1 8EH
Category: Theatre

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 

Dates: 26th March - 27th April 2014

 

Vaudeville, circus and cabaret come to the Roundhouse for a five week season of CircusFest, as a colourful mix of renowned theatre companies and circus groups take to the Roundhouse stage. There are performances from the likes of the Spavaldo brothers, Funk Da Cirque, Cirkus Cirkr and the Underground Film Club is joining in the fun, putting on a special programme of circus-themed film screenings as diverse as Santa Sangre and The Circus. Cirque Mandingue start things off with their Fot For, a high-energy mix of acrobatics and street dance, set against West African drumming and hip hop beats. This pretty much sets the tone for what to expect from CircusFest - something a bit crazy, anarchic and high octane. For the finale, audiences will step back in time at Professor Vanessa's Wondershow, a celebration of the golden era of circus.

 
 
 

London Design Week

Innovative ideas that aim to lead the way in the design world.

London Design Week London Design Week Showcasing the latest styles and ideas, London Design Week invites designers, architects, the media and tastemakers to come together at this international event to discover and admire innovative ideas that will lead the way in the design world. The first three days are trade only, but with the final three days open to the public, there will be lectures by industry professionals, workshops and demonstrations all on offer, creating the perfect opportunity for visitors to learn new style tricks and uncover the 2013 Spring/Summer trends. If you're travelling to the show by train, take the Overground to Imperial Wharf Station. And if you need somewhere to stay whilst visiting, check out our London Design Week hotels guide.
2013-03-172013-03-22 Where:
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London London, SW10 0XE
Category: Exhibitions

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London, SW10 0XE

Tube: Fulham Broadway Station

 

Dates: 17th - 22nd March 2013

 

Showcasing the latest styles and ideas, London Design Week invites designers, architects, the media and tastemakers to come together at this international event to discover and admire innovative ideas that will lead the way in the design world. The first three days are trade only, but with the final three days open to the public, there will be lectures by industry professionals, workshops and demonstrations all on offer, creating the perfect opportunity for visitors to learn new style tricks and uncover the 2012 Spring/Summer trends.

 
 
 

Sting: Back to Bass

Sting sings hits from his solo career and The Police.

Sting: Back to Bass Sting: Back to Bass Celebrating 25 years of his solo career, Sting will be taking it back to bass for his 2012 tour. Gracing the stage at Hammersmith Apollo for three nights, the former Police star will be performing all of his hits stripped down, including records that haven’t been aired for years. The set list will be an exciting concept for any major Sting fans as the 21 songs blend both The Police and solo tunes. Highlights will include 90s hit Fields of Gold, early solo tune Message in a Bottle and one of the bands biggest hits Every Breath You Take. This will be a unique opportunity for audiences to embrace a career spanning 25 years in one evening. 2012-03-192012-03-21 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London London, W6 9QH
Category: Concerts

Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 

Dates: 19th - 21st March 2012

 

Celebrating 25 years of his solo career, Sting will be taking it back to bass for his 2012 tour. Gracing the stage at Hammersmith Apollo for three nights, the former Police star will be performing all of his hits stripped down, including records that haven't been aired for years. The set list will be an exciting concept for any major Sting fans as the 21 songs blend both The Police and solo tunes. Highlights will include 90s hit Fields of Gold, early solo tune Message in a Bottle and one of the bands biggest hits Every Breath You Take. This will be a unique opportunity for audiences to embrace a career spanning 25 years in one evening.

 
 
 

The Guardian Open Weekend

A festival of entertainment, ideas and inspiration.

The Guardian Open Weekend The Guardian Open Weekend The Guardian prides itself in opening up to its readers, expressing and welcoming a range of voices and opinions. Going one step further, the Guardian Open Weekend welcomes the public through their doors into a festival of entertainment, ideas and inspiration. As well as the newspaper's own writers, editors, digital developers and photographers, guest speakers from around the world will be participating in over 200 scheduled events. There will be appearances and speeches from the likes of Charlie Brooker, Jon Snow, Dave Miliband and the band Mumford & Sons, enabling visitors to engage in an educational and entertaining blend of debates, talks, workshops, music, comedy, poetry and food. 2012-03-242012-03-25 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London London, N1 9AG
Category: Exhibitions

Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 24th - 25th March 2012

 

The Guardian prides itself in opening up to its readers, expressing and welcoming a range of voices and opinions. Going one step further, The Guardian Open Weekend welcomes the public through their doors into a festival of entertainment, ideas and inspiration. As well as the newspaper's own writers, editors, digital developers and photographers, guest speakers from around the world will be participating in over 200 scheduled events. There will be appearances and speeches from the likes of Charlie Brooker, Jon Snow, Dave Miliband and the band Mumford & Sons, enabling visitors to engage in an educational and entertaining blend of debates, talks, workshops, music, comedy, poetry and food.

 
 
 

British Gas Swimming Championships 2012

Olympic hopefuls compete for a place on Team GB.

British Gas Swimming Championships 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships 2012 The pressure is building for Britain's best swimmers as they prepare for the British Gas Swimming Championships (selection trials) which run from 3-10th March. Not only will this competition double as the selection trials for the Olympic Games but the British Gas Swimming Championships will be the first swimming event to be held in the London Aquatics Centre . Stars like Rebecca Adlington will get their first chance to race in the pool where they will be hoping to win medals this summer. For many elite swimmers the British Gas Swimming Championships represents the final hurdle between them and their dream of competing at the only home Olympics of their career. It will also be an amazing opportunity for the public to show their support for our swimming hopefuls at the start of an historic year for British sport.
COMPETITION: We're giving away two pairs of tickets to the British Gas Swimming Championships on Tuesday 6th March. To stand a chance of winning a pair, just answer this simple question:

Rebecca Adlington won how many gold medals at the Beijing Olympics of 2008?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three

Send your answer along with full contact details (name, address, email) to competitions@londontown.com by midday on Tuesday 28th February. Include "Swimming" in the subject header. First two correct answers out of the hat win - good luck!
2012-03-032012-03-10 Where:
Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London London, E20 2ST
Category: Sporting Events

Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST

Tube: Stratford Station

 

Dates: 03rd - 10th March 2012

 

Great Britain's top swimmers take to the pool to secure a place on Team GB in the Olympic Games in the British Gas Swimming Championships 2012. The likes of double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, 50m backstroke world record holder Liam Tancock and double Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds will all be in action during this week of swimming trials at Zaha Hadid's slick new Aquatics Centre. For most British swimmers it will be their first taste of the new Olympic pool, while for spectators who failed to snap up tickets for London 2012, this is an ideal opportunity to get a slice of pre-Olympic action - and check out the London 2012 Olympic Park in the process.

 
 
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