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London 2012 - Olympic Tennis: Wimbledon
Saturday 28 July – Sunday 5 August
Just three weeks after the end of the annual grand slam tournament, Wimbledon will once again welcome the best players in the world for the London 2012 Tennis competition.
Every four years, the Olympic Tennis tournament attracts the world’s top stars. At Beijing 2008, Rafael Nadal won the men’s Singles, while the Williams sisters triumphed in the women’s Doubles. All the players will be aiming for a showdown on Wimbledon’s Centre Court, where the Olympic champions will be crowned.
London 2012 – Men and Women’s Volleyball: Earl’s Court
Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August
In 1895, William G Morgan devised a game he called 'mintonette', which he intended as a gentle alternative to basketball for older members of his YMCA gym. A century later, Volleyball is anything but gentle – few sports on the Olympic programme offer such fast and exhilarating action.
Twelve teams compete in both the men’s and women’s competitions, with 12 athletes on each team (six players and six substitutes). Each country is limited to one men’s and one women’s team.
The Indescribable Phenomenon: New Wimbledon Studio
Saturday 28 July, 7.45pm
A bizarre and beautiful true story of one remarkable woman and her rise to fame in a world of mad scientists, escapologists, fraudsters and thieves. Anna Eva Fay is the leading stage spiritualist of her day and the first woman to be accepted into the magic circle. Audiences obsess over her, scientists study her, assistants want to own her and one woman tries to become her. This play incorporates magic and mind-reading as life, death, belief and illusion entwine.
Howlin’ Comedy Club: New Wimbledon Studio
Monday 30 July, 7.30pm
Howlin’ Comedy Club is pleased to announce the line up for the next show on Monday 30 July at 7.30pm at New Wimbledon Studio.
Comedians this evening include, Roger Monkhouse, one of the most sought after acts on the comedy circuit and a regular writer on 8 out of 10 cats, Nicky Wilty, known in the trade as the ''Globetrotting Comedian'' has performed on every continent except Antarctica and Pierre Hollins an audience favourite on the comedy circuit for many years who has headlined at clubs throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
To book tickets please call 0844 871 7646 or visit http://www.howlincomedyclub.com/
BBC Proms: Royal Albert Hall
Friday 27 July – Saturday 8 September
The world’s greatest classical music festival continues at the Royal Albert Hall. This summer’s Proms line-up has over 75 Proms which include a mix of all genres. For classical aficionados the highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. For beginners there is Lerner & Lowe’s My Fair Lady and Desert Island Disc’s 70th Anniversary Prom. And to keep the kids entertained there’s The Wallace & Gromit Prom: Musical Marvels! and a family matinee of A Journey to Far Corners of our Musical World.
If you don’t manage to grab a ticket you can watch some of them on BBC channels and listen to all live on BBC Radio 3.
Visit http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms.aspx#/page/1/ for tickets and more information.
Natural History Museum – Lates with Mastercared: Kensington
Friday 27 July, open until 10.30pm
Experience London's most unique Friday night out. Enjoy open-mic musical performances live in the Central Hall, visit the big summer exhibitions, Scott's Last Expedition and Animal Inside Out, try your hand at speed sketching and indulge in new summer platters menu at the Central Hall bar.
To book tickets please visit http://www.nhmshop.co.uk/tickets/events-listing.html?utm_source=lates-tickets&utm_medium=lates-tickets&utm_campaign=lates-tickets
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