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The best gigs in London this week
Klezmer in the Park
This annual festival of klezmer and Sephardi music is a lot of fun, with live acts performing on the Regent's Park Bandstand as well as exhibitions and...
Lee Fields And The Expressions
A veteran James Brown-style soul belter, Fields rolls up with his big, funky, brass-heavy band. They specialize in tight arrangements, topped by his rhythmic...
The latest music and nightlife news
Notting Hill Carnival 2015: meet the Susan Boyle of dancing police officers
It seems like every time Notting Hill Carnival rolls around, there's a new dancing policeman for us to laugh at/with. This year's pride and joy is a...
In pictures: behind the scenes at Notting Hill Carnival 2015
Carnival is over for another year and today is well and truly autumn. As we do a Kate and Leo from Titanic and scream 'I’ll never let go!' to summer,...
Win tickets to Raleigh Ritchie’s film night
One way or another, you’ve probably come across Jacob Anderson. If you’re a music fan there’s a decent chance you’ve heard his silky vocal tones crooning...
Five new albums to soundtrack your weekend
Whatever your plans this bank holiday weekend, it’s a pretty great opportunity to catch up on some sweet new sounds. Here are five recent albums for...
The best classical concerts in London
BBC Proms 2015
The Beeb’s incredible summer concert series returns to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Time Out’s Proms highlights.
Warren Mailley-Smith: The Complete Chopin Cycle
Warren Mailley-Smith is the latest intrepid musician to tackle all of Frédéric Chopin’s solo piano works. His epic journey begins in September with the first of his 11 concerts: after a short introduction by musicologist Jeremy Nicholas, the British pianist begins with Op 1, a Rondo in C minor, then pairs of mazurkas, polonaises, waltzes and nocturnes.
BBC Prom 69: Carmina Burana
To see a professional symphony orchestra in action for £5 is extraordinary (available every concert to prommers – just queue up for the 1,350 standing/sitting tickets), but how about for nothing! This year’s freebie offers the BBC Concert Orchestra, choirs and trumpeter Alison Balsom in Guy Barker’s new trumpet concerto The Lanterne of Light and Carl Orff’s Old Spice-tastic Carmina Burana. Get queueing.
Gabriel Prokofiev’s Nonclassical club night invades the rarified interior of the ROH, albeit the extensive bar/dining area of the Paul Hamlyn Hall. As part of the Deloitte Ignite series, he is joined by artists from the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet, alongside experimental pianist Klavikon, cellist Peter Gregson, vocal ensemble Juice and DJ Mr Switch. All with a chill-out room and, er, knitting workshop.
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The 50 best break-up songs
Heaven knows you’re miserable now – so you may as well enjoy it with our ultimate break-up playlist