Visit London Blog » elton john Enjoy the very best of London Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:51:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Win Tickets to See Elton John Live Thu, 07 Jul 2011 09:14:14 +0000 Enter our competition to win tickets to see megastar Elton John live at Magic Summer Live.

You and a friend can enjoy a perfect summer afternoon at Hatfield House, experiencing live music in beautiful surroundings.

As well as Elton John, the line-up includes Rumer, The Pierces, The Lighthouse Family and The Overtones. There’ll also be a West End Stage where you can see excerpts from you favourite West End Shows including Billy Elliot, Wicked and Jersey Boys.

We’ve got fifteen pairs of tickets to Magic Summer Live to give away. Enter now (and hurry, competition closes 10 July 2011).

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Tommy Nutter: Rebel on the Row at the Fashion & Textile Museum Fri, 20 May 2011 11:00:55 +0000 The latest exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum celebrates the work of Tommy Nutter (1943-1992), Savile Row’s rebel tailor.

During the swinging 60s, the understated traditional suits of Savile Row were considered boring and the fashionable flocked to menswear boutiques on Carnaby Street for brightly coloured suits and shirts. When Nutters of Savile Row opened in 1969, the two worlds collided. Rock stars, artists and the stylish embraced Nutter’s bespoke suits because they were fashionable as well as beautifully crafted.

The exhibition includes suits, jackets, sketches and a couple of pieces of knitwear. Some of the suits are very much of their time, made from velvet or satin, with flares and flouncy trim. They are the sort of outfits worn by celebs on those old episodes of Morecombe and Wise. But the Fashion & Textile Museum understands the zeitgeist and these suits feel unexpectedly fresh and exciting.

As well as fans of fashion, tailoring and style, this exhibition is also perfect for music fans as suits have been loaned by stars like Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Cilla Black and Elton John. Nutter made astonishing jumpsuits for Elton’s 80s tours, as well as a coral flared jumpsuit for Neil Sedaka which is amusingly 70s. It says a lot about Nutter’s star-attracting style that one of The Beatles turned up at the exhibition’s private view last night. (Ringo! Very exciting.)

Admission also includes entry to a small photography exhibition of work by Justin De Villeneuve featuring Twiggy at the legendary London department store Biba.

Tommy Nutter is on at the Fashion and Textile Museum from 20 May to 22 October 2011. Adult £8, concessions £5.

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Visit London Asks: What Are You Doing for Charity this Christmas? Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:07:25 +0000 Feeding the 5000 takes place on Wednesday in Trafalgar SquareWe all know tis the season to be jolly, but Christmas is also the season to be jolly charitable.

From contributing to corporate food collections to sending charity Christmas cards, to giving up your time for volunteer work, there are lots of ways to help those less fortunate at this time of year.

On Wednesday this week, a partnership of campaigners and charities is hosting a free feast of biblical proportions: a modern day Feeding the 5000 in Trafalgar Square. The aim of these groups (including Save the Children, ActionAid, This is Rubbish and FareShare) is to highlight the amount of food we waste in the UK.

There are charity Christmas concerts taking place all over the capital: The Music Department Chamber Choir of King’s College London is performing a Christmas programme in aid of Sense on 16 December at St Saviour’s Church in Pimlico. On Friday, St Andrews Holborn is holding a Baroque Charity Christmas Concert in support of Richard House Children’s Hospice in East London.

Even Elton John’s getting in on the act. On Saturday, his Out of the Closet sale opened in Covent Garden, selling items from the star’s flamboyant wardrobe. You can pick up unique pieces by Versace, Dior, Prada, McQueen, D&G and Jean Paul Gaultier from as little as £10; the sale lasts until next Saturday. 100% of the proceeds go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Are you doing something exciting and inspirational for charity this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.

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