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Hans Haacke: Gift HorseHans Haacke: Gift HorseHans Haacke: Gift HorseHans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Exploring the links between power, money and history, while commenting wryly on the statue of William IV originally planned for the fourth plinth, Haacke's horse constitutes a searching reflection on the politi2015-04-18T00:01:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th March to 31st December 2015
Hans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Exploring the links...†More about this event
Feast of St George in Trafalgar SquareFeast of St George in Trafalgar SquareFeast of St George in Trafalgar SquareThough St George's Day is always on 23rd April, in 2015 it falls on a Thursday so the London celebrations in Trafalgar Square will take place two days after the saint's day, on Saturday 25th April. Flag waving is encouraged at this free event held in recognition of England's dragon-slaying patron saint with live bands playing on the main stage and 2015-04-25T00:00:00+01002015-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Seasonal > St George's Day†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 25th April 2015
Though St George's Day is always on 23rd April, in 2015 it falls on a Thursday so the London celebrations in Trafalgar Square will take place two days after th...†More about this event
Feast Of St GeorgeFeast Of St GeorgeAn afternoon of food and free entertainment inspired by the national day of feasting.2015-04-25T12:00:00+01002015-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Feast Of St George
Vaisakhi FestivalVaisakhi FestivalVaisakhi FestivalThe official Vaisakhi Festival celebrations in Trafalgar Square are a colourful way to welcome in the Sikh New Year. The festival is truly a sight to behold with traditional and modern Asian music and dancing and an array of exotic culinary delights on offer. Commemorating 300 years of the consecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib as the eter2015-05-03T12:00:00+01002015-05-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 3rd May 2015 - 12noon-6pm
The official Vaisakhi Festival celebrations in Trafalgar Square are a colourful way to welcome in the Sikh New Year. The festival is truly a sight to beh...†More about this event
BMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichBMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichBMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichThe London Symphony Orchestra once again presents a free, open-air concert in Trafalgar Square, the fourth annual concert in the popular BMW LSO Open Air Classics series. The concert led by Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will this year feature works by the mid-century Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich with young violinist Nicola Benedetti perf2015-05-17T00:00:00+01002015-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Concerts > Classical - Orchestral†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 17th May 2015
The London Symphony Orchestra once again presents a free, open-air concert in Trafalgar Square, the fourth annual concert in the popular BMW LSO Open Air Class...†More about this event
BP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: La BohemeBP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: La BohemeBP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: La BohemeOne of three free summer screenings broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, on 10th June 2015 La boheme is beamed from Covent Garden to the big screen on Trafalgar Square. The Opera House's ever-popular La boheme, performed close to 400 times since John Copley first introduced it in 1974, will be retired this year, to be replaced in 2017 by2015-06-10T00:00:00+01002015-06-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event

event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera†|†PRICINGFree
DATESWednesday 10th June 2015
One of three free summer screenings broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, on 10th June 2015 La boheme is beamed from Covent Garden to the big screen on Tr...†More about this event
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with La bohème on 10 June 2015 at 7.30pm, your last chance to see John Copley's award-winning production. Up next is Mozart's D2015-06-10T00:00:00+01002015-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event

event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons†|†PRICINGFree
DATES10th June to 22nd September 2015
Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer ev...†More about this event
West End LIVEWest End LIVEWest End LIVEThousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from top West End shows for free. A firm favourite for over 10 years, West End Live showcases the best of London's headline theatre shows for two days of fun, al fresco entertainment. Featuring live performances by the casts of top West End shows like Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys a2015-06-20T11:00:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event

event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 20th June 2015 at 11am-6pm & Sunday 21st June 2015 at 12noon-6pm
Thousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from top West End shows for free. A firm favourite for over 10 years, West End Live showca...†More about this event
Pride in LondonPride in LondonPride in LondonFollowing a record breaking year, when 30,000 people danced, marched, drove and rollerskated their way through the heart of the capital, Pride in London is back and this year the theme is Heroes. Celebrate the people and organisations who've contributed to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights over the years and join the colourful pa2015-06-27T13:00:00+01002015-06-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event

event > Seasonal†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 27th June 2015 - 1pm-8pm
Following a record breaking year, when 30,000 people danced, marched, drove and rollerskated their way through the heart of the capital, Pride in London is bac...†More about this event
BP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: Don GiovanniBP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: Don GiovanniBP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: Don GiovanniThe second of three free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square over the summer, Kasper Holten's production of Don Giovanni is played out by an excellent cast including Christopher Maltman as Mozart's timeless anti-hero. The "handsome" (Telegraph) set by Es Devlin puts a staircase split house centre stage, pro2015-07-03T00:00:00+01002015-07-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event

event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 3rd July 2015
The second of three free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square over the summer, Kasper Holten's production of Don Giova...†More about this event
Eid Festival 2015Eid Festival 2015Eid Festival 2015Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how big the celebrations are. It's certainly a major event in London - and since 2006 there has been a mass gathering in Trafalgar Square organised by the Mayor of London and Muslim groups in the capital. The free event which marks the end of Ramadan includes live music 2015-07-25T12:00:00+01002015-07-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event

event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Traditional†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 25th July 2015 - 12noon-6pm
Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how big the celebrations are. It's certainly a major event in London - and since...†More about this event
BP Big Screen: The Royal Ballet: Romeo and JulietBP Big Screen: The Royal Ballet: Romeo and JulietBP Big Screen: The Royal Ballet: Romeo and JulietA free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square. The last of three BP Big Screen events in London this summer, on Tuesday 22nd September Kenneth MacMillan's production of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is a classic of 20th-century ballet, and a heartbreaking match for Prokofiev's score. C2015-09-22T00:00:00+01002015-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event

event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera†|†PRICINGFree
DATESTuesday 22nd September 2015
A free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square. The last of three BP Big Screen events in London this summer, on Tuesday ...†More about this event
Silence In The SquareSilence In The SquareThe Royal British Legion leads a two minute silence for Armistice Day at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in the square. After the event, the public can place poppy petals in the fountains as a symbolic act of remembrance.2015-11-11T10:00:00+00002015-11-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event
Silence In The Square
Chanukah In The SquareChanukah In The SquareCelebrate the Jewish festival of lights along with live performances and free doughnuts.2015-12-06T17:30:00+00002015-12-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event
Chanukah In The Square
International Pillow Fight DayInternational Pillow Fight DayOrganised by the Urban Playground Movement, this mass pillow fight in the centre of London invites anyone with a pillow to let off pent-up energy at the designated hour.2016-04-02T15:00:00+01002016-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event
International Pillow Fight Day
 
 

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Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Trafalgar Square

Hans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in ...More

 
Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

For once it's the frames that take centre stage in this free exhibition in Room 1 of Level 2 at ...More

 
Inventing Impressionism
Inventing Impressionism
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A tribute to art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, of whom Moet said 'Without him, we wouldn't have survived', Inventing Impressionism at ...More

 
Masterpiece Tour: Canaletto's A Regatta On The Grand Canal
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2015 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A much-loved work from the National Gallery Collection A Regatta On The Grand Canal by Canaletto is going on the ...More

English Choral Classics By Candlelight
Concerts | On 18th April 2015 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

The programme features Tallis's If Ye Love Me, Canon and O Nata Lux, Purcell's Remember Not Lord, Hear My Prayer ...More

Vivaldi Concertos By Candlelight
Concerts | On 18th April 2015 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

The programme features Vivaldi's Spring from Four Seasons, Corelli's Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 4, Vivaldi's La Stravaganza No 5 ...More

Outsiders in London...Are you one, too'
Exhibitions | Until 9th May 2015 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

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Portrait Of The Day: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection....More

Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Three self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Tonks (1862-1937)....More

Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Recent investigation of the portrait of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, using the latest infra-red technology, has revealed what appears to be ...More

 
 
 
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