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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Free Foyer Music
Superb musical performances from around the world and it's free
Location: Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Description: The 'Queen Elizabeth Hall' is the second largest concert hall on Southbank Centre site, hosting chamber orchestras, quartets, choirs, dance performances and opera.
As well as the main concert hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall also contains two smaller venues, the Purcell Room and The Front Room at the QEH
Situated in Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, The Front Room is a relaxed and intimate setting to enjoy live music.
And so to 'Free Foyer Music' - indeed, everyday there is free music to listen, enjoy and relax over with a cup of coffee or something stronger.
Monday to Friday at 5.45pm and 1pm and 5.45pm on Saturday and Sunday - you'll find an electic calendar on offer of superb musical talent from all over the world.
From vocal-led acoustic jazz to contemporary fiery folk - this is the 'free' place to see it - Class!