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Swarovski Fashion Rocks 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Fashion RocksThis year The Fashion Rocks event in association with the Princes Trust is coming to The Royal Albert Hall in London. On Thursday the 18th of October music and fashion will unite for this one off spectacular event. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson the show will showcase the latest collections from designers confirmed such as Chanel, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Armani, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Burberry.

Previous Fashion Rocks events held once before in London and in Monaco saw pairings between Mariah Carey and Versace, Grace Jones and Stella McCartney, Kasabian and Burberry and also Beyonce Knowles and Armani.

Tickets went on sale back in May and are still available from starting at £85 ranging to £350 plus booking charge. For those of you who are not able to attend the lavish occasion you can watch the televised event on Channel 4.

Get Loaded in the Park

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

591914_roskilde_festival_2006.jpgGet Loaded in the Park, part of the Metro Weekender, boasts to be Mike Skinners only festival date this year (alongside their linked Cardiff Calling festival).

But if seeing the Streets live is not enough reason for you to head down there, musical giants such as Dizzy Rascal, Dirty Pretty Things and 2 Many Djs will also be playing. The event will be held on 26th of August in Clapham Common and tickets are a measly £35 from Ticketmaster, with only 20,000 capacity this day is bound to sell out so grab them quick! If you want to get into the festival for free join the street team and help promote the event or enter the Myspace competition.

Find out more on the official Loaded in the Park website and Myspace/getloadedinthepark.

West End Live

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

West End Live LogoThis weekend on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th the West End will be taking over Leicester Square hosting a whole range of musical performances. The show is free for everyone to watch so if you’re in London at the weekend try and stop by.

This years star performances will include acts from Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Chicago and loads more. The cast from each show will be performing two or three numbers.

There will also be a mix of music and dance performances from top West End venues such The Borderline, Ain’t Nothin But…, West End Kids, Zoo Nation and many more – there is something for everyone.

There will also be interactive displays and exhibits, apparently there might even be some daleks and cybermen from the popular Dr Who series! Opportunities will be available to make your own animated film, have a makeover, create a puppet show or have a go at stage combat, Parkour or circus skills. You can do all this for free at West End Live.

O2 Wireless Festival Hyde Park

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

CrowdFollowing last years successful line up at the O2 Wireless Festival, the event is returning to London’s Hyde Park from 14th to 17th June for four days of live music. Expect performances from Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, White Strips, Kelis, Just Jack, Daft Punk plus many other smaller bands.

Prices for a 1 day ticket start at £40, 2 day ticket £75, 3 days £105, 4 days £135. VIP tickets £139. For more information about what bands are playing on what day and to book your tickets see the O2 Wireless Festival Website.

Snow Patrol at The O2 Arena

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Snow Patrol fans you are in luck, the band are coming to London and playing at The O2 Arena on 28th June. Tickets can still be purchased at The O2 Website or at, seated, standing or VIP tickets available.

My personal favourite Snow Patrol song is ‘Chasing Cars’, a popular choice amongst most ladies I imagine, anyway I have pasted a live clip from The Brits below for you to enjoy!

New Scissor Sisters Arena Dates Announced

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Following their highly successful arena tour, Scissor Sisters have revealed they will be playing at The O2 later in July. The band from New York will be performing songs from their number 1 album ‘Ta-dah’ as well as tracks from their successful debut album. A live version of my personal favourite ‘She’s My Man’ can be played below by clicking the video.

Tickets are available online on the O2 website for Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th all starting at 7.30pm. The price for both upper and lower seating areas is £30 per person, check out for more booking information.

Lionel Richie – Coming Home Tour

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

I am a huge fan of Lionel Richie and have been buying and listening to his music for at least 20 years. Hits like All Night Long, Stuck on You, Hello, and Brick House, (the list goes on and on) are just classics that never date. The TV show ‘An Audience with Lionel Richie’ back in December was fantastic and he had everyone rocking in the aisles. In February he performed ‘Hello’ at the Grammies which just brought the house down and his album Coming Home was officially certified Gold!

I am thrilled to say that Lionel will be at London’s Wembley Arena for his new ‘Coming Home Tour 2007’ on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. For tickets ring 0870 163 1782, 0871 230 2620 or 0870 444 5556 or online from and cost from £35.00 to £75.00. See you there!

La Boheme at the Coliseum

Friday, March 9th, 2007

602331_opera__.jpgThe English National opera is currently showing Puccini’s la Boheme. Whether you’re an experienced opera goer or its your first time this production is a must see. If this is your first opera, la Boheme is one of the most accessible operas considered as one of the “three or four most popular operas in the repertory” (Groos and Parker, xi), Its dramatic plot which centres around four characters is easy to follow and very moving. You’ll be familiar with many of the aria’s which have been used time and again in films and TV. At the English National opera all works are sung in English and the acoustics are very good so the words can be heard clearly from just about everywhere in the auditorium.

The attraction of this production for the more experienced opera goer is a chance to see the fantastic Mary Plaza or young talent, Lee Bisset-who is part of the eno’s young singers programme – play the role of Mimi, as well as experiencing Xian Zhang’s London conducting debut. If you are a student, the best way to get a discounted ticket is to turn up three hours before the show when you will be able to purchase the best avaible seats for £10-30. Otherwise tickets prices range from 15-83 pounds. Visit for more information and to book in advance.

Pineapple Dance Studio

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

For ages I have been searching for a dance studio that offers a funkier range of classes such as break-dance, hip hop and basically any kind of dance you see in music videos. Unfortunately there’s not much going on in my area but I have found a dance school in Covent Garden who offers loads of classes in this field.

The studio is called Pineapple Dance Studio and is owned by the same company that produce the Pineapple clothing range. Classes range from traditional dances such as ballet and tap to newer styles like hip hop, jazz and cheerleading.

On Sunday April 8th Pineapple Dance are having an open day and many of there classes will be free. No booking is required – you just turn up and see what’s on; everyone in the classes will be new so you don’t have to worry about looking bad! Apparently there are Easter Eggs on offer as well.

For more information about the open day or for their class timetable check out the Pineapple website.

Fame Returns To The West End 8th May

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

As a young girl I remember going to see Fame and loving every second of it – I can still remember the song, “FAME, I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly…HIGH!” – or something like that anyway! The musical is returning to the West End on 8th May and this is definitely on my list of things to do this summer. Bookings are being taken up until 1st September.

Fame is a musical production following a group of young students in their quest for success, and also their struggles with relationships and teenage romance. Set in New York’s High School for the Performing Arts, the musical will make you want to jump up on stage with them and sing your heart out! Box Office prices are £17.50 – £55.00.