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On sale this week: Film4 Summer Screen, Ella Eyre, George The Poet, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, BBC Proms and more

Posted at 1:15 pm, May 14, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Music & Nightlife

Somerset House Summer Screen

Get that refreshing finger ready: tickets for all these London gigs, film screenings and comedy shows go on sale tomorrow morning. And for more of this week’s biggest and best London gig announcements head to our just announced page.

Film4 Summer Screen

Somerset House, August 6-19

Watching a movie under the stars in Somerset House’s beautiful courtyard on a balmy summer evening is a near-perfect London experience. This year’s Summer Screen programme is the usual mixture of classics (‘The Graduate’ and ‘The Silence of the Lambs’), cult hits (‘Withnail & I’ and ‘The Warriors’) and cool premieres. Annoyingly organised people always snap up tickets early, so book early for your best chance at tickets.

Buy tickets here at 10am.


Ella Eyre

O2 Academy Brixton, November 10

Just like Sam Smith, 21-year-old Brit School alumna Ella Eyre has been catapulted from a guest vocalist to the British pop big league. Catch her at this Brixton show, her biggest London headline date yet.

Buy tickets here at 9am


George The Poet

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, October 16

Hailing from Stonebridge Park in north-west London, 24-year-old wordsmith George The Poet backs his politically conscious poetry with some cool party beats. He’s been nominated for a Brit Award and the BBC Sound of 2015, and already supported high-profile rappers Nas and Angel, so GTP’s star really is rising fast.

Buy tickets here at 9am

Whose Line is it Anyway?…Live

Adelphi Theatre, June 20-July 5

For the first time ever (officially, at least) legendary TV improv show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ is becoming a live show in London, with ‘Whose Line’ regulars Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Brad Sherwood and host Clive Anderson all on board. After an unofficial revival at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, this time it’s legit. There’ll be no letters from lawyers, just classic improv games and made-up-on-the-spot hilarity with full branding.

Buy tickets here at 9am.


Laugh Out London Comedy Festival

Old Queen’s Head, Islington, July 7-14 

One of favourite comedy clubs in the capital hosts a whole week of work-in-progress shows from big-name comics. Iconoclast comedian Stewart Lee, TV favourite Katherine Ryan, Foster’s Award-winner Bridget Christie and loads more are workshopping their Edinburgh Fringe shows, and tickets for a double-bill are £8 max.

Buy tickets here at 9am


BBC Proms 2015

Royal Albert Hall, July 17-Sep 13

Booking opens this Saturday for two months of world-class classical concerts, including the ever-sold-out Last Night of the Proms. As well as 76 main concerts at the Albert Hall there are all sorts of side events, including an open-air concert by The Jacksons at Proms in the Park on September 12. And the programme goes way beyond Beethoven and Brahms: there are late-night proms with Jarvis Cocker, Pete Tong, Seth MacFarlane and Naughty Boy, and even the first ever grime prom.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday at 9am

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