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Blue Jasmine. Warner Bros.  
Blue Jasmine (12A)
In a career spanning more than 50 years, Woody Allen has won four Oscars for his direction and writing, and been nominated for a further 19 golden statuettes...
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London Ice Skating Tickets. Picture: Somerset House Ice Rink. Photo credit: Gideon Mendel.  
London Outdoor Ice Skating Tickets
It's getting near to the time of year when Londoners limber up and get their ice skates on. London Ice Skating Tickets are now on sale for the Natural History Museum and Somerset House ice rinks...
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In Fine Style - the Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion  
In Fine Style - the Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion
This exhibition explores the sumptuous costume of British monarchs and their court during the 16th and 17th centuries through portraits in the Royal Collection. During this period fashion was central to court life and was an important way to display social status. Royalty and the elite were the tastemakers of the day, often directly influencing the styles of fashionable clothing...
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Top Attractions Sellers (13/09/13 - 25/09/13):
1. The View From The Shard, 2. The London Eye, 3. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 4. Thames River Cruises, 5. Hampton Court Palace




Diary: The magnificent London International Tattoo Convention



What do we have for entertainment? asked Joe Strummer in the song The Magnificent Seven. Cops kicking gypsies on the pavement was one of the answers. Times were tough.

But Strummer just missed out on the London International Tattoo Convention, which, in its ninth outing this weekend, solves the age-old entertainment problem by throwing a cracking selection of magnificent performers at us, from burlesque dancers and sword-swallowers to strippers and 300 big name tattoo artists. Among the acts are the fire-breathing The Fuel Girls, Urban Voodoo Machine and an exhibition of tattoos inspired by rock music.

Not sure if any of those feature Strummer - though he is a popular subject for body art - but there is a beer called Punk IPA to fuel the atmosphere as many of the convention's punters enter various tattoo competitions, including Best Back Piece, which Cheryl Cole would probably stroll if she turned up.

The London International Tattoo Convention is based at Tobacco Dock in Wapping. It runs from Friday 27-Sunday 29 September. Tickets start at £20.

David Clee





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- Cinema



Prisoners. EOne Entertainment  
Blockbuster of the Week: Prisoners (15)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo
Keller Dover, his wife Grace and children Ralph and Anna spend Thanksgiving with their friends and neighbours, Franklin and Nancy Birch...
Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
Blue Jasmine. Warner Bros.  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Blue Jasmine (12A)
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins
Jasmine married businessman Hal and enjoyed the trappings of his wealth in New York. When Hal is exposed as a crook, all of Jasmine's assets are seized...
Review | Showing at These Cinemas | Trailer
RUNNER, RUNNER. Copyright © 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.   
Thriller of the Week: Runner Runner (15)
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake
Richie Furst pays his way through Princeton University as an affiliate for gambling websites, introducing his fellow students for a small commission...
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A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews


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Movies by Genres, 3 D Movies, Over 18s Screenings, Parents and Baby Screenings, Subtitled Movies


- Classical and Dance



Don Quixote - Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House - London Theatre Tickets  
Don Quixote - Royal Ballet - Royal Opera House
Carlos Acosta presents his first work for The Royal Ballet - a dance adaptation of the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Acosta has already established himself as an exciting choreographic talent with Tocororo - A Cuban Tale, a semi-autobiographical work that draws on his childhood in Cuba and broke box office records at Sadler's Wells Theatre in 2003...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets


Top Classical and Dance Sellers (13/09/13 - 25/09/13):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Le Corsaire, 3. Satyagraha, 4. Romeo And Juliet, 5. Parsifal


- Comedy



Bill Bailey at Wembley Arena, London. Information and tickets.  
Bill Bailey - Wembley Arena
Bill Bailey is now as renowned for his stand up shows as he is for his TV appearances. The popular comedian who is a regular on QI and Nevermind the Buzzcocks is undoubtedly one of the most popular comedy acts currently doing the rounds...
Bill Bailey Live: Dandelion Mind on DVD | Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets


Top Comedy Sellers (13/09/13 - 25/09/13):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Sarah Millican, 4. Lee Evans, 5. Jason Manford


- Music



The Charlatans - Royal Albert Hall, London. Information and tickets.  
The Charlatans - Royal Albert Hall
The Charlatans have announced details of a very special night at The Royal Albert Hall on Friday October 18th in memory and celebration of Jon Brookes. The Charlatans drummer died last month after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010. Proceeds from the night will go to The Brain Tumour Charity. ...
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Top Music Sellers (13/09/13 - 25/09/13):
1. One Direction, 2. Michael Buble 3. Arctic Monkeys, 4. Bruno Mars, 5. The Charlatans


- Theatre



Dickens Abridged, Arts Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
Dickens Abridged - Arts Theatre
In just ninety minutes, five Charles Dickens devotees from Santa Cruz, California, bring hundreds of Dickens' best loved characters to life: Ebeneezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, Miss Havisham, Bill Sykes, Fagin and The Artful Dodger, Little Nell, Charles Darnay, and The Downtrodden Poor of Eighteenth Century France, to name but a few...
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Top Theatre Sellers (13/09/13 - 25/09/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Les Miserables, 3. War Horse, 4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 5. Matilda the Musical




Competition



Hawking Competition  
Hawking Competition
Hawking is written and narrated by Stephen Hawking himself and is the only official biographical account of his life chronicling his extraordinary story in his own words for the very first time....
Win one of three copies of Hawking on DVD...
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London Accommodation



Go Native Hyde Park Apartments, Hyde Park (4 Star Hotel).  
Go Native Hyde Park Apartments - Hyde Park (4 Star Hotel)
Go Native Hyde Park, a Grade II listed stucco fronted terrace dating back to 1840 has been lovingly restored to offer a collection of 63 luxury serviced apartments; 23 studios and 36 one bedroom apartments, with each floor characterised by a different design theme...
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Holiday Inn Express London City, Old Street/City (3 Star Hotel)  
Holiday Inn Express London City - Old Street/City (3* Hotel)
Put yourself right in the heart of the capital with a stay at the superbly situated Holiday Inn Express London City. Taking pride of place on Old Street, the hotel is in a prime location for visiting the London Eye, Big Ben, Tate Modern and the Tower of London...
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Camden Rooms, Camden (2 Star Studios)  
Camden Rooms - Camden (2* Studios)
If you're looking for cheap accommodation in North London, Camden Budget Rooms is ideal. Camden is a popular destination and these cheap London rooms offer some of the best value for money in the area...
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Hammersmith Budget Rooms, Hammersmith (Quality Rooms)  
Hammersmith Budget Rooms, Hammersmith (Quality Rooms)
Abercorn House Hostel London is located in Hammersmith, West London and is within easy access of excellent transport links and attractions. There are plenty of lively bars and clubs in the local area, as well as a selection of great local restaurants...
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Top Hotel Sellers (13/09/13 - 25/09/13):
1. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 2. Rooms For You Leyton (1 Star Accommodation), 3. Chester Hotel Victoria - Victoria (3 star Guest House), 4. St Joseph Hotel London - Earls Court (2 Star B&B), 5. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel)



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