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Experience the premiere of Titanic Live in London

Titanic is undoubtedly one of the most famous and loved films of all time and the soundtrack to it is very much a part of its success. After all, who can forget Celine Dion’s contribution, ‘My Heart Will Go On’, or the scene in which the orchestra begins playing for the panicked passengers while the doomed ship continues to sink.

In fact, Titanic won 11 Academy Awards including the Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Song and Dramatic Score.

It is perhaps no surprise then that Titanic Live has been created, with its premiere being held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, featuring a very special guest composer as James Horner will be taking to the famous stage.

As the actual conductor for the film’s soundtrack, Horner will be bringing his score back to life as he conducts the phenomenal Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Tiffin Boys Choir and Celtic musicians for the audience. All the while, the 1997 film will be projected on to a huge screen in high definition.

Making the occasion even more exciting is the fact that this production, which takes place on April 27th 2015, will be the world premiere of Titanic Live.

Speaking about the event, Horner said: “I am very flattered, and delighted to have been invited to perform the score of Titanic live with orchestra. Usually, putting the music into a film is a highly technical process that the audience never gets a chance to see. By performing the music live with the film, you, the audience, will experience the magic of seeing the live musicians, literally playing the music score as the film runs.”

For those who are planning to attend the musical spectacular, the evening can be made even more special by adding a pre-show hospitality package which includes a two course dinner at the Royal Albert Hall’s Coda restaurant, as well as a glass of champagne on arrival and half a bottle of wine and water per person. Those who opt for this package will also get a Premium Stalls seat so that they can really enjoy Titanic Live with a fantastic view.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay after Titanic Live, the Montcalm London Marble Arch is only a short distance from the Royal Albert Hall.

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Elvis has most certainly not left the building

There is no doubt about it, when it comes to famous artists of the past, Elvis Presley is one of the greats whose legacy will stand the test of time.

With that in mind, London’s O2 arena will be paying homage to The King with the brand new exhibition, Elvis at The O2.

Opening from December 12th until August 31st, the exhibition is a must-see for fans of Elvis and those who are curious or want to educate the younger generation who were never lucky enough to know what life was like when he dominated the music industry.

There will be over 300 artefacts that have been shipped to London from Elvis’ home in the United States, Graceland, some of which have never actually left the home in Memphis, Tennessee before.

Explore Elvis’ rise to fame, from his humble beginnings to his career in the US Army and the phenomenal career he had within the music and film industry, including his Las Vegas years. You will also be able to see just how huge Elvis-mania really was, which is wonderfully channelled alongside the intimate, special sneak peek you get from Graceland where he was best known as a father rather than a celebrity.

Speaking of the exhibition, Elvis’ former wife, Priscilla Presley, said: “While each and every item contains a lifetime of memories, we are more than happy to allow these treasured memories to leave Graceland, if only for a short time, so that his fans and the curious can learn about who he was as an artist, and understand what he was really like at home, by seeing the things that he surrounded himself with.”

Fans of The King will be able to admire Elvis’ ‘TCB’ ring (ie Taking Care of Business), which has a total of 16 karats and a centre solitaire of 11.5 karats, as well as the Red 1960 MG Roadster from the hit movie, Blue Hawaii.

Poignantly, Elvis' personal wallet will be on display, containing a number of photographs of his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, when she was young, as well as his personal keys to his home in Graceland.

Make the most of your Elvis experience in London with a stay after at one of London's Luxury Hotels.

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Catch Bette Midler in London next year

Award winning singer and actress, Bette Midler, will be heading out on to the stage in London next July to offer her wonderful voice to the audience of the o2 arena. Midler is best known for her starring roles in … Continue reading

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Enjoy the London Eye this Christmas

The London Eye is a magical tourist hotspot to visit any time during the year, but if you were to go at Christmas, it would be even more exciting as the iconic landmark presents Frostival. Frostival will be setting up … Continue reading

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Feed your shoe addiction at the V&A

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Catch The Imitation Game star on the West End

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Madam Butterfly flutters into London next year

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Top Gear Live rolls into London

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Take That announce London dates

Take That, one of the UK’s most successful acts ever, will be making their legion of fans very, very happy with the news that they will be heading back on to the stage in 2015, with not one but five … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games to hit the stage

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Have a wickedly enchanting time at the British Museum

Halloween may be over but that doesn’t mean that all witches have been laid to rest and if you are still in need of a good spook, head over to the British Museum for the Witches and Wickedly Bodies exhibition. … Continue reading

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The Richmond Literature Festival

The Richmond Literature Festival is going to be taking over Richmond-upon-Thames throughout November with a fantastic calendar filled with events that book lovers from around the world will enjoy. There will be a number of talks taking place, including a … Continue reading

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