CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF TAKE THAT
They’ve shone, they’ve said it all, they’ve ruled the world, and now they’re back for good (we hope) to relight our fire. 2019 marks 30 years of pop group Take That and to celebrate, they band are performing eight concerts at The O2, joined by special guest Rick Astley. Book now for a chance to hear the band’s greatest hits sung live. The O2, Peninsula Square, North Greenwich, London SE10 0DX. May 2 – 10, doors open 6:30pm. Admission: £60+.
UNLEASH YOUR INNER DANCING QUEEN
Head to the Churchill Theatre this Thursday for a celebration of Swedish pop sensations: ABBA. This performance by the Gimme Gimme Girls, features a revival of the songs and choreography the band was famous for. Tickets also include a three-course meal. Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA. May 2, at 7pm. Admission: £45.
CHURCHILL: THE AUTHOR
Learn about Churchill’s ‘Wilderness Years’ of 1929 – 1939, and why they’d be better known as the Marlborough Decade. The lecture, ‘Churchill: Writing His Way to Power’ is being delivered by historian David Starkey, and delves into the nine years in which Winston was writing four biographical volumes on his great ancestor, the Duke of Marlborough. The talk is being followed by a Q&A. Great Hall, Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, Blackheath, London SE3 9RQ. May 3, from 7:30pm – 9pm. Admission: £16.
A LUNCHTIME RECITAL OF BRAHMS
A series of concerts dedicated to composer Johannes Brahms are being held at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel on behalf of Trinity Laban. Hear students, professors and alumni perform some of Brahms’ most famous works, as well as the music of his female contemporaries and lesser-known pieces for piano, chamber ensembles and voice. Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, East Greenwich, London SE10 9NN. May 3, at 1:05pm. Admission: FREE, no ticket required.