Royal Albert Hall

Living Life Through a Screen

Paul Guest | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

I mean, what is the point of filming a concert on your sh*tty iPhone? The footage is universally terrible. I'm pretty sure your friends won't really want to watch it.

Laura Mvula's Second Singing to the Moon at This Years Prom

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

The incomparable Laura Mvula hosted an intimate album playback listening session, for the remake of her debut album ''Sing to the moon''. Singer-song writer Laura has rerecorded her critically acclaimed debut album at the Abbey Road Studios with the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley.

Why I Didn't Watch Brazil vs Germany

Stephen Howard | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Stephen Howard

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Gladiator Live at the Royal Albert Hall, the Perfect Date

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Over four nights, Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning 'swords and sandals' epic brought to life by the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Film Orchestra and the Philharmonic chorus. Did you even know there were so many sections of this musical brand? Incredible!

The Cure at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust? It Really Was Just Like Heaven

Robyn Strachan | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Strachan

It seems an impossible feat to capture with mere words a performance as stellar as that of The Cure last Saturday (and I can imagine, that of the first gig on Friday), so strong and pronounced was its identity and drive.

Where Everything Is Music

Stuart Wood | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stuart Wood

We sing to, dance with and buy music because it matters to us. It matters usually because of how it makes us feel, but also who it connects us with, what tribes it creates. That interconnection both within us and between us is irresistible, I suspect increasingly, because just as more of life is becoming virtual, music can't not remain real.

Happy Birthday Roger Daltrey! 70 Pictures Of The Who Frontman Looking Majestic

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Saturday marks the 70th birthday of The Who frontman Roger Daltrey. Daltrey's career with the band began back in 1964 and in 2005 he collected a C...

Live Review - Jake Bugg at The Royal Albert Hall

Carly Wilford | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Starting off his set acoustically sat down with the first in a relay of guitars that seamlessly appear throughout the evening. He mixes up tracks from his self titled debut album with more recently Rick Rubin produced 'Shangri La'.

Why the Answer Will Always Be Blowin' in the Wind

Grant Feller | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Fifty one years ago, Blowin' In The Wind was adopted as some kind of clarion call for an energetic, shackled and questioning youth to stop relying on their elders for answers, to open their eyes to the unfairness around them, to strive to find a different path at the end of which truths would miraculously materialise.

Abandoman Ireland's HipHop Legacy

Aaron Child | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

I caught up with Rob from Abandoman after what has been their coming of age year. From big support slots to a well received Edinburgh Fringe show, Moonrock Boombox. They are at the stage of major breakthrough that must get them excited as every new day starts and opportunities arise.

Spotlight on a Modern Violin Great... Nicola Benedetti

Jason Holmes | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The lure of the filthy lucre is strong in the upper echelons of the classical music industry. Dangled before genius, the contract that promises to make musicians rich can unmoor and pollute. But only if caution is not exercised. Money, in this respect, can be poisonous, and Nicola Benedetti agrees...

TV Must Champion Black Winners- Not Just the Stereotypes: Shirley Thompson Exists!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

So here we are, August 2013, slap bang in the middle of BBC Proms territory. Whilst the Royal Albert Hall in West London plays host to the biggest names in classical music, the British Film Institute in South London shows the screening of series 2, show 1 of Top Boy- Channel 4's gritty drama about inner city street life.

Matthew Tucker

'He Was The Epitome Of Romance': Gene Kelly's Wife Tells Of Hollywood Legend

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Grab your umbrella and wellies - there's rain forecast at the Royal Albert Hall. The romantic Hollywood of a bygone age is coming to London as the ...

Tim Burton's Creepy Scores Set For Royal Albert Hall

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Royal Albert Hall will be hosting a live concert featuring Danny Elfman’s famous Tim Burton film scores, brought to life by the BBC Concert Orch...

Matthew Tucker

'The World Economy Is My B*tch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 07.02.2013 | Home

Musicians, six actors, a stage, no script and one hour and 45 minutes of comedy theatre. This sounds like a familiar nightmare for those who dr...

Matthew Tucker

Roll Up For The Wheel Of Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Home

Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town: contortionists with no bones, a uni-cyclist who can spin a woman around his neck and a man in is pants ba...

Matthew Tucker

2012 Theatre Highlights: A Year In Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.12.2012 | Home

Over the past 12 months, HuffPost UK Culture has brought you the latest from the theatre world, from headline grabbing West End openings to the offeri...

Matthew Tucker

Blackadder Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

In the presence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Lord Blackadder was reunited with sidekick Baldrick at the Prince's Trust gala...

'We're Both Stone Deaf'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

When it comes to R&B, Prince Philip has shown that he is more Rule Britannia than Rhythm and Blues. The 91-year-old, who has set the royal standard...

Sarah Dean

REVIEW: Emeli Sande Raises The Roof At The Royal Albert Hall

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

"You really have made this year so incredible for me," said Emeli Sande as she stood on stage in front of an ecstatic sold out crowd of fans at the Ro...

John Williams Comes to London Thanks to RPO

Ben Falk | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Ben Falk

The RPO are a brilliant ensemble and the thought of hearing the Superman fanfare emanating from their brass section is tantalising. It's always been an annoyance to me that movie scores aren't accorded the same respect as "traditional" classical music.

The Royal Albert Hall Presents: Photographer Dean Chalkley

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

Running until 26 October at the famed London venue, the Dean Chalkley: Look Hear and Young Souls exhibition is a breath of much-needed fresh air for photography in the capital. Jason Holmes ventured west to meet the man

World Party Royal Albert Hall Preview in NYC

Larry Jaffee | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

A tune-up, unplugged gig, this one was, leading up to the penultimate Royal Albert Hall capper this 1 November. The three-piece version of Karl Wallinger's World Party that played New York's quaint City Winery on 17 September no doubt will pale in comparison in about six weeks to the wall of sound sure wallow through the sacred London music house.

Ted Thornhill

WATCH: National Youth Orchestra Perform Amazing Body Percussion Piece

HuffingtonPost.com | Ted Thornhill | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is formed from an exceptionally gifted group of musicians – but last night at the BBC Proms, they show...

Classical Music is NOT Dead

Paul Guest | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

In recent times classical music has been referred to as dead. I disagree.