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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year

A Fork, a Spoon and the Moon (c) Andrew Caldwell

 

The Royal Museums Greenwich and The O2 Arena all offer their usual diverse programme of events this autumn.

 
 

Astronomy Photographer Of The Year

Eye catching images from within our solar system and far into deep space.

Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 

Dates: 17th September 2016 to 25th June 2017

 

The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all nine categories: Aurorae, Skyscapes (sponsored by Insight Investment), People and Space, Our Sun, Our Moon, Planets, Comets and Asteroids, Stars and Nebulae, and Galaxies. A further prize 'The Sir Patrick Moore for Best Newcomer prize' is given to an amateur astrophotographer who has taken up the hobby in the last year and who has not entered the competition before. Finally, a special Robotic Scope prize is given for photographs taken with a remotely operated robotic telescope.

 
 
 

Jean-Michel Jarre

Dazzling light-fantastic visuals from the Godfather of Electronic Music.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 07th October 2016

 

The Godfather of Electronic Music, famed for light-fantastic visuals, performs a laser-filled live show for the first time in six years. Coming to The O2 for one night only on Friday 7th October 2016, FrenchmanJean-Michel Jarre will perform brand new music from his two-part LP, 'Electronica', alongside classic material from previous albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe. Jarre has broken Guinness World records including one for an audience of 2.5 million in front of La Defense in Paris. He also held a very special show for the Royal Wedding in Monaco in 2011, broadcast to an estimated audience of 3 billion worldwide.

 
 
 

Justin Bieber

The pop sensation performs tracks from his fourth studio album, Purpose.

Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, London, W2 2UH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 

Dates: Sunday 2nd July 2017

 

After a rocky few years it seems Justin Bieber has started to win back the public's affection with the help of some rather good tunes. The release of his fourth studio album, Purpose, has taken the limelight away from his questionable recreational activities and possibly even seen him gain some new Beliebers. Nearly three years in the making, Purpose debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, giving Bieber his sixth number on album, and also saw him set a record for having the most simultaneous top 40 entries from a living artist, with eight songs from the album charting in the top 40 UK Singles Chart. The star will stop by The O2 for two nights in October as part of the Purpose World Tour .

 
 
 

Selena Gomez

She's come a long way from the Wizards of Waverly Place.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 04th November 2016

 

She may have started out as a Disney star but Selena Gomez is now a fully fledged, bona fide multi-platinum selling pop star. For those still doubtful, the first three singles - Good For You, Same Old Love and Hands to Myself - from her latest album, Revival, have all reached number 1 in the US. Entertainment Weekly said her latest offering is, "as fresh and forward-thinking as the music of indie darlings Tove Lo and FKA Twigs", while Rolling Stone raved, "this is the sound of a newly empowered pop artist growing into her strengths like never before".

 
 
 

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

The world's top eight tennis players attempt to out-ace each other at The O2.

The O2 Arena - Indoor sports venue, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 13th - 20th November 2016

 

A battle between the world's best eight men's singles tennis players and men's doubles pairs, the ATP World Tour Finals is a theatrical affair, with the audience plunged in darkness and all eyes on the bright hard court below. Played over eight days at The O2 Arena, the tournament brings top players like three-time champion Novak Djokovic and home hope Andy Murray in their quests to secure places at the tour finals. Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer and 22-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem all look likely to be in the London tournament, competing for the title and 7.5 million dollars in prize money.

 
 
 
 

Rod Stewart

The septuagenarian shows no signs of hanging up his leopard print shirts.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 22nd - 25th November 2016

 

Rock and roll legend Rod Stewart returns to the capital for two gigs at The O2 Arena in front, no doubt, of hoards of female fans. The timeless performer attracts a loyal following and continues to sell records by the million - his 29th album 'Another Country', released last year, went platinum. Both Elton John and James Brown have called Stewart the best white soul singer of all time - and who are we to disagree? With his trademark raspy voice and tight leather pants, expect the evergreen 65-year-old to whizz through his back catalogue of classics, including gems such as Maggie May, Baby Jane, Some Guys Have All The Luck, Young Turks and This Old Heart of Mine. Oh, and the blond crooner has a new album of classic sixties/seventies-era soul favourites to promote.

 
 
 

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Ibiza Classics by the master of dance music and the 60-piece Heritage Orchestra.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 01st December 2016

 

Following the huge success of the BBC Radio 1 Ibiza Prom at the Royal Albert Hall last summer, Pete Tong will bring Ibiza Classics along with the 60-piece Heritage Orchestra to The O2 this December. The veteran British DJ presents a line-up of live artists, including Jess Glynne, to perform a homage to the dance tracks which put the Balearic isle on the map. Expect reinterpetations of classic dancefloor fillers like Rhythm is Rhythm's 'Strings of Life' and Stardust's 'Music Sounds Better with You'. "Finally, a chance to cut some moves, to 'stack some shelves'" saidThe Guardian ahead of Tong's Proms performance. We say: with Pete Tong you can't go wrong.

 
 
 

Madness

The ska septet fronted by Suggs plays their first arena tour in two years.

 

Hailing from Camden, the ska septet reigned through the 70s and 80s with their upbeat singles including House of Fun, Nightboat to Cairo and One Step Beyond, and continue to perform with their most recognised line-up led by Graham 'Suggs' McPherson. They've played on the roof of Buckingham Palace and at Alexandra Palace but in 2016 they're at one of London's biggest and best concert venues, The O2. This one-night-only gig on Saturday 10th December brings their 'Can't Touch Us Now' tour, their first arena tour in two years, to The O2.

 
 
 

Status Quo: The Last Night Of The Electrics Tour

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 11th December 2016

 

Classic rock from Status Quo as Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave bring their live show to the massive O2 arena, just as they did this time last year, but this time it's for their final full-on electric show. Making what has become something of an annual pilgrimage to The O2, the Quo will play a rundown of their biggest hits, new and old. Support comes from American rock band REO Speedwagon and The Lounge Kittens.

 
 
 
 
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