Musical entertainment for all tastes and ages
Time Out 50 29 September
Time Out is turning 50 and to mark their half-century they’re throwing a huge birthday bash in Granary Square a one-night birthday bonanza celebrating the very best of London, across food, drink, performance, comedy and music. The awesome line-up includes performances on a floating stage by east London party crew The Glory; awesome alternative choir Some Voices taking on the discography of London boy (and regular Time Out cover star) David Bowie; a special piece by hot choreographer Holly Blakey, curated by the Southbank Centre; wrestling shows by feminist wrestling group EVE; and distillers Sipsmith and food wizards Bompas & Parr teaming up to create a huge gin cloud.
EFG London Jazz Festival 16 November to 25 November
You can expect to see the full range of heavyweight musical talent from right across the globe, with the festival's usual mixture of the jazz masters flexing their chops, the cutting-edge young bands making a stir, international legends with a wealth of fresh new music, emerging British stars and outstanding collaborations and commissions all added into the mix.
Christmas Carols Trafalgar Square 10 to 21 December
Hear festive songs and carols ring out across Trafalgar Square in the countdown to Christmas. Throughout the build-up to Christmas, more than 40 carol groups each sing for an hour beneath the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square to raise funds for voluntary or charitable organisations. Resembling something of a winter wonderland with the world-famous Christmas tree in place (an annual gift from Norway since 1947), the scene is set for an atmospheric recital of classics during these Christmas carol concerts in Trafalgar Square.
Christmas Festival at The Albert Hall 1 December to 31 December
Enjoy the Royal Albert Hall’s annual Christmas Festival run by classic music specialists Raymond Gubbay. Last year's programme featured a 500-strong choir during Handel’s Messiah, Katherine Jenkins' spectacular Christmas concert, and festive classics at The BT Christmas Concert.