From Space oddity to Ziggy Stardust, Diamond Dogs to The Thin White Duke, David Bowie remains cutting edge and legendary and is without doubt one of the most ground-breaking stars that Britain has ever spawned. Possessing a longevity very few in the volatile and fickle world of entertainment manage to maintain, the legendary David Bowie is into his 6th decade as a performing artist.
You’re so swishy in your satin and tat!
In celebration of David Bowie’s unparalleled career, the Victoria and Albert are holding an exhibition to chart the career of the British singer.
The David Bowie London exhibition will run from 23 March until 28 July, 2013, and will feature original costumes, handwritten lyric, set designs and some of the singer’s own instruments.
Being one of the most popular and prominent British singers of the contemporary era, London’s V & A David Bowie Exhibition this year promises to a phenomenal success. As Martin Roth, director of V & A told the BBC:
“David Bowie is a true icon, more relevant to popular culture now than ever.”
Two exciting yet utterly dissimilar London events in February 2013. February, similar to January, can be a cold and depressing month, with the excess and splurges of Christmas still baring its brunt on our wallets, as well as our waistlines.
With Easter still too far away to start getting excited and Christmas rapidly becoming a distant memory, there can often be not much to do in the month that is ‘in between’ the festive seasons. This is not the case however if you happen to be in London in February, which, similar to the rest of the year in the capital, is a month full of exciting fun, which caters for all ages, professions, tastes and ethnicities.
Take a look at two great London events in February 2013.
From January 30 – February 2, BETT 2013 will be at the London ExCel at Royal Victoria Dock.
Having been dubbed as being the “greatest educational technology event on earth”, the BETT Show showcases the latest in educational technology products, enabling visitors to augment their learning with technology.
Royal Collection Trust 2013 Exhibition Programme – Portraying London’s inimitable Royal heritage.
You either love them or you don’t but you can’t deny that what helps make London so famous, unmatchable, lovable and distinct, is its Royal Family.
From the world watching in fascination and jubilation as Kate Middleton married Prince William, to Royal family members stood publicly welcoming the Olympic torch to Buckingham Palace at this summer’s Olympic Games, London’s formidable Royal Family never fails to spellbind the world, enhancing considerably to the worldwide appeal of the British capital.
Feeding the seemingly insatiable appetite for British Royal Family fever, London has two great Royal exhibitions in London 2013.
The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch 23 November 2012 – 9 February 2013
Throughout her 60-year reign, the Queen has been photographed and painted by many of the world’s leading artists.
The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch exhibition is being held in The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle, and features a stunning selection of official, commissioned and formal portraits that represent some of the best photographs, drawings and paintings during the Queen’s six decades on the throne.
With a capacity of 12,000, Wembley Arena is the second largest indoor event’s arena in London and naturally, is hosting an exciting itinerary of shows and events during the festive season. Take a look at three great shows at Wembley December 2012, one of London’s most popular entertainment venues.
Disney on Ice – Passport to Adventure
If you are looking for a fun thing to do in London with the family between Christmas Day and New Year, then you may be interested in heading down to Wembley Arena to experience the new Disney On Ice -Passport To Adventure.
This spellbinding show invites the audience to experience once more magic of all those classic Disney characters.
Both young and old will enjoy joining the likes of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, Simba and Nala, and journeying through the magical kingdoms of “Peter Pan”, “The Little Mermaid” and “The Lion King”.
Being set on an ice-rink, the excitement and exhilaration of enthralling show is elevated further with some stunning special effects and breathtaking skating – the perfect family show at Christmas time.
Disney On Ice will be at the Wembley Arena from Friday 28 December, 2012 until Sunday 30 December, 2012.
Half term comes as a much needed break for children and one that can be packed with fun activities from beginning to end. If you live in London or will be spending this October half term with children in London you are in the right place for an action-packed, fun and educational mid-term break. Take a look at the following five great October half term activities in London:
Half Term at Museum of London 27 October – 4 November 2012
For a super educational and highly entertaining day out make your way to the Museum of London this half term. This interactive event will include many workshops, exhibitions and storytelling sessions all describing and explaining London’s fascinating history.
Being in honour of Halloween, this ‘spooky wooky’ event comprises of many tantalisingly eerie and unforgettable hands on activities and stories.
Ice Age London 1 – 3 November 2012
For three days only Wembley Arena will be turning into a thrilling Ice Age scene. With live skating, acrobats and dancers and some of the most formidable and lovable characters from the world of animation, including the blockbuster series ‘A Mammoth Adventure’, the Ice Age London looks set to thrill the whole family this half term.