What’s on in London for August 2017

Plenty going on this month, music Theatre, and lots of special summer events. Listed below are our top 10 recommendations for the month. If you nedd transport or tickets for any of the activities that are mentioned then get in touch with Harmony cars who will help you get tickets and also supply chauffeur cars to take you to any of the events, and if you may a like a London tour or go further afield to say Bath, Oxford, Cambridge or any where that tickles your fancy than Harmony Cars can help. To contact them email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com or phone 07976 374498.

No 1. 1st August 2017 “Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds” at Eventim Apollo.

God only knows what the musical landscape would have looked like without the Beach Boys and their infectious brand of impeccably harmonised pop. For one last time, the group’s singer-songwriter and co-founder Brian Wilson performs the iconic album Pet Sounds in honour of its 50th anniversary, plus rare cuts and greatest hits from his career. His band features Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Tickets: £76.45 to £107.80   If you need tickets for this concert then try Harmony cars they may be able to help . They can also supply a chauffeur car to take you and collect from this event.

No 2. 1st to 30th August 2017 “Summertime” at Southbank Centre.

Enjoy an incredible array of events, plus a marketplace full of food and drink options at Southbank Centre’s Summertime festival.

The festival’s summer line-up includes more than 40 events, from street performances and family activities, to summer banquets and live music.

Celebrate all things Nordic with speciality food, dancing and music. Or if you want to embrace sunnier climes, chill out on the Urban Beach (1st-28th August).

Enter a world of boundaries and new openings with Scandinavia’s contemporary circus company Cirkus Cirkӧr. 13th-16th August

Tuck into dishes from the grill at pop-up king Jimmy Garcia’s The BBQ Club and admire stunning views of the Thames from the roof terrace. 19th May-24th September

Join in the festivities at Swedish Crayfish Feasting, a traditional Swedish party where you can enjoy seasonal seafood, learn Swedish songs and create your own crayfish bib. 19th-20th August

Watch the English National Ballet perform Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Festival Hall, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the landmark production choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. 1st-5th August

Don your dancing shoes and take part in free ballroom dancing lessons at Strictly Southbank. 13th August

Jump on board The South London Soul Train as DJ veteran Mickey Smith takes over the Riverside Terrace with soul, funk and groove tunes. 5th August

No. 3. 1st to 31st August 2017 “Kids Week 2017”.

One child goes free to many of London’s most popular shows with a full-price adult ticket during Kids Week 2017.

You can also purchase two further half-price child tickets, meaning that all the little ones can enjoy the show.

Many of the West End’s smash-hit productions are taking part in the promotion, including The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Aladdin and more.

As well as free tickets, children can get involved with a host of activities staged by some of the West End’s top shows. You can meet the cast of The Lion King, learn Motown the Musical’s cool dance routines, practise singing and storytelling with Matilda The Musical, or recreate the famous barricade scene from Les Misérables.

No.4. 4th August till 2nd September 2017 “Horrible Histories: More Best Of Barmy Britain” at Garrick Theatre.

Neal Foster and Laura Dalgleish play multiple characters in Birmingham Stage Company’s raucous stage version of Terry Deary’s best-selling Horrible Histories books. In this one-hour instalment, famous faces include Boudicca, Burke & Hare, Guy Fawkes, Henry Vlll, highwayman Dick Turpin and Queen Victoria.

Tickets: £15 to £29.50 having trouble getting tickets then try Harmony Cars, they can supply tickets and chauffeur driven executive cars to take and bring you back from the show. To contact email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com   Tel: 07976 374498

No.5. 8th to 12th August “GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL” at Olympia.

A paradise for pint lovers, CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival is one of the biggest, most exciting and well-known events in the beer and cider world. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, this year will see over 900 real ales, international beers, real ciders and perries showcased. Plus, brand new for 2017, you can now enjoy fine English wine from some of the best producers in the country as well as fruit cider.

The festival also offers you the chance to sample fantastic London street food and listen to live bands whilst testing your skills on a variety of traditional pubs games.

To help you learn more about the craft which goes into making Britain’s best beers, ciders and perries experts will be on hand in tutored tastings. Discussing everything from appreciating flavours to ingredients used, it’s the perfect way to get that little extra out of the show.

Memorabilia and CAMRA merchandise will also be on sale in the various festival shops plus don’t miss your chance to taste the winning beer in CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competition – one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

No.6. 10th to 23rd August 2017 “Film4 Summer Screen” at Somerset House.

Watch modern and classic movies under the starry summer skies with Film4 Summer Screen open-air film festival at Somerset House.

The stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court provides the setting to London’s largest screen set against Somerset House, which itself has provided the backdrop to many movies.

Choose from a mixed programme of UK premieres, old favourites and Cannes award-winning films in full surround sound. Before the movies start, enjoy DJ sets inspired by the films, special guest introductions on selected nights, and plenty of food and drink options; or you can even bring your own picnic.

The 2017 festival opens with the UK premiere of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power; see Al Gore himself take to the stage to introduce his documentary and participate in a Q&A session. And join the cast and director of Patti Cake$ as the film makes its UK premiere on the closing night of the festival.

10th August: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

11th August: Victoria

12th August: Donnie Darko and The Omen (double bill)

13th August: The Philadelphia Story

14th August: Moonlight

15th August: All the President’s Men

16th August: The Square

17th August: Bhaji on the Beach

18th August: In Bruges

19th August: Jaws and Deliverance (double bill)

20th August: My Neighbour Totoro

21th August: Cruel Intentions

22th August: Blow-up

23rd August: Patti Cake$

No.7. 19th to 20th August 2017 “Bros Reunion” at The O2.

Bros, the boyband who asked the world “When Will I Be Famous?”, to which the world replied “Sorry, who are you again?”, are back together.

Matt and Luke Goss, who split in 1992, are will perform again following a lengthy PR campaign which promised “the biggest reunion in pop history”.

Tickets are now on sale: Starting at £40.

No.8. 25th to 28th August 2017 “Gladiator Games” at Guildhall Yard.

See realistic gladiator games in Guildhall Yard, which sits above the remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre, during the August bank holiday weekend.

Swords, shields and spears clash in an epic battle of strength and skill, as gladiators fight to win ultimate glory. Pick a side and decide which fighter walks free: will it be your choice or the emperor’s?

Brought to you by the Museum of London and staged by Britannia, the collective that worked on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator film, each one-hour show is based on research into 1st-century gladiatorial combat.

Taking place alongside each game is a Roman festival, which showcases what life was like in the bustling Roman town of Londinium founded around AD 50. Enjoy crafts, music and merriment, handle ancient Roman artefacts and meet the Guildhall Art Gallery’s resident archaeologist. Then, head into Guildhall Art Gallery to see the original amphitheatre, and the skull of a Roman Londoner who may have once fought in the area as a gladiator.

This event is part of the Londinium season of events which celebrates the City of London’s Roman heritage this summer.

No.9. 26th to 28th August “Notting Hill Carnival”.

Join London’s biggest street party as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of West London with Caribbean colours, music and flavours.

Watch elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, and visit the tempting food stalls along the route.

No.10. 29th August till 25th November 2017 “Five Guys Named Moe” at Marble Arch Theatre.

Journey to 1940s New Orleans, where Nomax needs his spirits lifted after splitting up with his girlfriend. Then five guys named Moe, Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, Know Moe and Four-Eyed Moe, enter his bar to get the party started.

The Wire’s Clarke Peters directs the musical which features the songs of jazz star Louis Jordan, including Is You Is or Is You Ain’t (My Baby)? and Choo Choo Ch’Boogie.

This smash-hit Broadway show is performed at the purpose-built Marble Arch Theatre, with a circular auditorium that transforms the theatre into an atmospheric American cocktail bar.

Tickets are £12.30. If you are having trouble obtaining tickets then try contacting Harmony cars who can also supply you chauffeur driven limos to take you and bring you back to the theater. There contact details are email: Info@harmony-airport-transfers.com or phone on 07976 374498

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