- Monday –
Coldplay – gig
Marina And The Diamonds, Robyn, Rita Ora, support popular British band, play last of three London dates in their stadium tour, promoting latest album Mylo Xyloto.
Emirates Stadium, 37-55 Ashburton Grove, Islington, London, N5 1BU, United Kingdom
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – concert
Dame Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Sir Elton John, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Cliff Richard, Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue, Jay-Z, Take That, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Williams, perform a concert celebrating The Queen’s 60 years reign. Buckingham Palace, The Mall, London, SW1, United Kingdom
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2012
World’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition, now in its 244th year. Open to both established and unknown artists, all styles and media are showcased, including painting, sculpture, film and photography.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, United Kingdom
- Tuesday –
Letter to Larry
Susie Lindeman, stars in play about screen siren Vivien Leigh, who in 1960 received a letter from Laurence Olivier asking for a divorce. Written and directed by Donald Macdonald, the play details her response to the request.
Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6ST, United Kingdom
Famous Shakespeare play directed by David Farr and part of the World Shakespeare Festival. Tells the story of shipwrecked Viola, who believes her twin brother Sebastian has drowned. Disguising herself as a boy to work in the court of Duke Orsino, she finds herself a go-between for the man she serves and the woman who refuses to love him.
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH, United Kingdom
- Wednesday -
Joss Stone – gig
Performing tracks from her fifth studio album LP1, Kent singer/songwriter performs one-off London date. Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS, United Kingdom
Slash – gig
Ahead of his Download Festival appearance, iconic Guns N’ Roses guitarist performs one-off London date. Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH, United Kingdom
- Thursday –
Nancy Holt – private view
First UK solo show of works by respected American installation and land artist, known for her series of large scale public projects in the US. Features a series of photographic projects from the artist’s archive. Haunch of Venison, 103 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1ST, United Kingdom, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Slawa Harasymowicz: Wolf Man – private view
New show of works by London-based Polish contemporary artist who has work in collections all over the world including the V&A and the National Museum Poznan in Warsaw. Features a combination of silkscreen prints and drawings as well as images from the recently published graphic novel The Wolf Man. Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX, United Kingdom, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Polly Morgan – private view
New solo show by cult taxidermist who’s become a fixture on the British art scene since dating Mat Collishaw, entitled Endless Plain. Morgan has had previous solo shows at galleries including Haunch of Venison in London and Kristy Stubbs in the US.
All Visual Arts, 2 Omega Place, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DR, United Kingdom, 7:00pm-9:00pm
- Friday –
London United Film Festival
Filmmakers from diverse backgrounds are united in touring a showcase of features and documentaries, including world premieres. Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY, United Kingdom
MINT Polo in the Park
Jodie Kidd, attends annual three day polo event in which eight teams – representing global cities – compete in front of 25,000 people. The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PR, United Kingdom
- Saturday –
Blink 182 – gig
The All American Rejects, Twin Atlantic, support as American pop punk band trio perform the second of three London dates promoting their as yet untitled new album due for release later this year.
The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX, United Kingdom.
Nightrider London 2012
Ben Fogle, Princess Eugenie, takes part in 100km moonlit ride through London, raising funds for wildlife charity WWF and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Appeal respectively. Crystal Palace National Sports Arena, Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BB, United Kingdom and Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY, United Kingdom
- Sunday –
Rock of Ages – UK film premiere
Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Malin Åkerman, Adam Shankman attend premiere of Adam Shankman’s rock musical, which also stars Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta Jones. Odeon Leicester Square, 24-26 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JY, United Kingdom, 4:30pm
Simon Amstell – fundraising gig Daniel Simonsen, supports comedian, actor, presenter and screenwriter Amstell as he performs special gig to raise funds for the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme. Performed in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS, United Kingdom, 8:00pm