If you haven’t already heard the word on the street, I’m sorry to be the one to bring you the bad news. a-ha, one of the most famous bands Norway has ever seen with hit songs such as “Take on Me” and “Hunting High and Low”, are ending their 25-year career!
Their songs bring back good memories from the happy 80’s, not mention their “Take on Me” music video, that’s when I and probably thousands of other teenage girl got a major crush on Morten Harket.
Fortunately, a-ha are not one of those bands that just retire without saying proper goodbye to their fans. I’ve been ‘Hunting High and Low’ for tickets for their concerts in Oslo, but unfortunately they’re sold out! However, they seem to love the British fans and they will be performing at 10 different venues across UK! So I just have to realize that I’ll have to travel across the pond to see my favourite 80’s band perform for the last time – which I don’t mind, at all.
Tour dates, venues and where to buy tickets can be found here.
There’s never a dull moment in London – there’s always something happening! And this summer is no exception. London offers plenty of exciting events to choose from. Here’s a guide over what’s happening, what to see and where to be.
City of London Festival 2010
At this summer festival you can catch a range of different events and concerts. City of London Festival offers jazz concerts, dance performances, film screenings and numerous of free indoor and outdoor events.
Love Parks Week
Bring a blanket, buy some strawberries, play croquet in the sun and enjoy a day out with your family and friends at one of London’s great parks. Love Parks Week organises several events suited for families, live music, theatre shows and much more from 24th July to 1st August.
Rude Britannia: British Comic Art
Laugh your way through the largest exhibition of British comic art. This is British humour at its best, here you’ll find everything from the big classics to the modern contemporary. The exhibition is open until 5th September 2010.
Kenwood House Picnic Concerts
Outdoor concerts featuring Will Young, Jamie Cullum and Diana Krall. From 26th June to 21st August you can either enjoy your own picnic basket or order a mouth-watering gourmet Carluccio’s picnic while listening to live music.
Grace Kelly: Style Icon
If you’re into fashion and style – this is an exhibition you don’t want to miss! At Victoria and Albert Museum you can see Grace Kelly’s clothes up-close, including dresses she wore in many of her films, haute couture gowns designed by her favourite designers and plenty of pictures and film clips.
On 27th July , the Queen opens the doors for visitors. Take a tour of this impressive royal palace, get a glimpse of Rembrandt’s painting, stop and smell the roses in the garden and do some dance steps in the beautiful ballroom.
Have fun in London!
Going clubbing in London or just want to know which restaurant to go to and you have no idea on where to start? Then I have the perfect tool for you. Time out Guides and Magazine has developed an iPhone app together with Smirnoff and it actually works really well. Every week Time Out editors pick their favourite of London gigs, events, restaurants, club nights and essential film releases. Today for example, the app told me that Paul McCartney is playing at the O2 or that I can see Peter Pan on West End theatre. So if you’re going to London, check it out. Since I’ve only tried it from home, send me feedback if you use it.