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CLASSICAL MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT: Performers Anna Blackmur and Fenella Humphreys, both on the violin, are joined by the London Concertante in the majestic surroundings of St Martin-in-the-Fields to treat you to a world class performance of Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart on 6 August at 7.30pm. Tickets from £8.

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Everyone's favourite Star Wars film? It should be. Experience it in full effect with Secret Cinema's immersive production during August and September in east London. Tickets £78 each, no booking fees.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND FEAST: Things look different down the rabbit hole but the dinner's still delicious at this special Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland Four-Course Meal + Cocktail event at private members' club Library, Leicester Square, on 6-8 August. Tickets £65.

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HOLI ONE: Be one of thousands of people that come together to share music, dance, performance art and, of course, colour at Holi One festival in Wembley on 8 August. One of the event's most special moments is the first countdown, when everyone throws their colour at the same time. Tickets £32.32.

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PULP FICTION: Watch the Tarantino classic while consuming a Royale with Cheese, chased down with an 'adrenaline shot' containing a slug of absinthe at Oval Space Hackney on 3 and 5 August at 8.45pm. Tickets £18-£22.

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BRIEFS: We're ripping the description of this one straight off the Southbank Centre website. "Your glamorous host Shivannah guides you through a jaw-dropping, eye-popping evening of extravagant birdbath boylesque, too-close-for-comfort yo-yo tricks, valiant aerial acrobatics, irreverent interludes and show-stopping drag artistes." See Briefs from 6 August to 22 September at London Wonderground, tickets from £26.

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One City, Many Stories: Utopia Creates a New World from London Narratives

Award-winning artist Penny Woolcock has spent months speaking to Londoners, all kinds of Londoners, and listening to their stories. These stories — personal, pertinent, political — form the narrative crux of a grand new piece of work set to transform Roundhouse’s vast Main Space this summer.

Utopia is a multi-sensory, extravagant world with designs by Block9 (the team behind Glastonbury Festival’s incredibly visual fantasy worlds — check out the gallery below). It may be imagined, it may be fantastical, but the narratives that run throughout are curiously familiar. And they matter.

Plus, enjoy a series of live late events responding to themes of the installation from artists including Akala, Russell Brand, Charlotte Church and David Hoyles.

Experience the transformation at Utopia this summer, from 4-23 August. Ticket cost £10 and there are also Pay What You Like Tuesdays. Find out more and book online here.

NYC Downlow, Glastonbury Festival 2013 © Peter Podworski
Block9 field, Glastonbury Festival 2014 © Peter Podworski
Swamp Shack, Bestival 2012 © Block9
Skrillex, Mothership tour 2014 © Bree Kristel Clarke
London Underground, Glastonbury Festival 2011 © Peter Podworski

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