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Women’s FA Cup Final: Notts County Ladies v Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium – 1 August 2015

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After the remarkable exploits of the England Women’s team at the World Cup, the stage is set for a record crowd when the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final will be staged at Wembley Stadium for the first time in its history.

This year’s showpiece final will see Notts County Ladies take on Chelsea Ladies, both will be keen to be the first Women’s Cup winner at Wembley.

With tickets only  Adults: £15 and Children £5, this is an opportunity to see top-level football at the iconic stadium for a bargain price.

Tickets

Adults: £15

Children £5

Family (2adults, 2 children) £30 (saving of £10)

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Wembley stadium website here

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FA Community Shield: Arsenal v Chelsea at Wembley Stadium – 2nd August 2015

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The traditional curtain raiser to the new football season sees the Premier League champions Chelsea  face Cup winners Arsenal in the 2015 FA Community Shield.

The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is English football’s annual match contested between the champions of the previous Premier League season and the holders of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium. If the Premier League champions also won the FA Cup then the league runners-up provide the opposition.

The origins of the Community Shield go back to 1889, however it was previously known as the Charity Shield between 1908 and 2002. It has undergone a number of change of formats in that time, but since the 1970s has generally been a match between the winners of the League and the FA Cup winners.

The match organised by the Football Association uses the proceeds from the game to distributed to community-based initiatives and charities around the country. Revenue from the gate receipts and match programme sales is distributed to the 124 clubs who competed in The FA Cup from the First Round onwards, for onward distribution to charities and projects of their choice, while the remainder is distributed to the FA’s national charity partners.

Played before the start of the season it is usually popular with fans and when the top teams play it can be very difficult to obtain tickets.

This year’s Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea will create a lot of interest and the allocation of only 26,000 tickets to each team will be wholly insufficient to cope with the demand.

Tickets

All general admission tickets are  sold through the two clubs.

For more information, visit the Wembley website here

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Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium – 29th August 2015

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The  Challenge Cup Final returns to Wembley in 2015 after Leeds Rhinos ended their Wembley jinx in 2014 winning an all Yorkshire affair. This year, Leeds return to take on Hull KR to raise the prestigious trophy.

The Challenge Cup is Rugby League’s most historic and prestigious competition and is unusual being a knock-out tournament of its kind to include teams from all levels of the sport. Local community teams, student and the armed forces all compete alongside the elite of Super League.

First played in 1897, the Challenge Cup’s history and tradition is an important part of its appeal, perhaps more surprising for a mainly Northern based sport is that since 1929 the Final has been played in the south at Wembley Stadium.

However for many Northern Rugby League fans, the trip to Wembley is considered a sort of ‘pilgrimage ‘ and considered one of the must see events.

Wigan Warriors are the most successful club in the history of the competition, winning the Cup a record 19 times.

Whilst the appeal of Rugby League outside of the north is fairly limited, the final itself has been an important part of the sporting calendar and is broadcast to a number of countries around the world.

Although always well attended , in recent years it has generally been possible for neutrals to get a ticket to watch the final.

For more information and tickets, visit the Rugby League website here

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Prom 59: Life Story Prom at the Royal Albert Hall – 30th August 2015

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Prom 59: Life Story Prom
15:30 Sunday 30 Aug 2015,  Royal Albert Hall

Sir David Attenborough   presenter
BBC Concert Orchestra
Jeremy Holland-Smith   conductor

Excerpts from the original score by Murray Gold and footage from the recent BBC One series

Distinguished naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough manages to combine his love of music and nature when he presents a concert inspired by his recent BBC Television series, Life Story. The soundtrack, composed by Murray Gold, takes centre-stage, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Sir David introduces sequences from the series played on big screens and is joined by members of the production team, who offer insights into the making of this stunning natural history series.

There will be one interval

If you would like to find out more about the Prom or buy a ticket, visit the Proms website here

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Prom 57: Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink at the Royal Albert Hall – 28th August 2015

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Prom 57: Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink
19:30 Friday 28 Aug 2015,  Royal Albert Hall

Schubert
Overture in C major ‘In the Italian Style’, D 591  (9 mins)

Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488   (26 mins)

INTERVAL

Schubert
Symphony No. 9 in C major ‘Great’, D 944  (51 mins)

Maria João Pires   piano
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink   conductor

Refined but also profoundly expressive, Maria João Pires is one of the great Mozart interpreters of her generation. She returns to the Proms to continue our series of late Mozart piano concertos. No. 23 in A major boasts quasi-operatic melodies and deft woodwind colouring. It took musicians and audiences a long time to come to terms with Schubert’s ‘unplayable’ Ninth Symphony, but now – like that other great unplayable, Beethoven’s Ninth – it has won an unquestioned place in the repertoire.

If you would like to find out more about the Prom or buy a ticket, visit the Proms website here

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Prom 44: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim at the Royal Albert Hall – 18th August 2015

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Prom 44: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim
19:30 Tuesday 18 Aug 2015,  Royal Albert Hall

Schoenberg
Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op 9  (22 mins)

Beethoven
Concerto in C major for violin, cello and piano (Triple Concerto)  (35 mins)

INTERVAL

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 in F minor  (43 mins)

Guy Braunstein   violin
Kian Soltani   cello
West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim   conductor, piano/conductor

Daniel Barenboim returns to the Proms, this time as both conductor and soloist, taking the piano part in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony startled audiences with its ruthless concision – a reaction against the excesses of the late-Romantics. But excess gets the last word, in Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, the musical expression of some of its composer’s most-troubled and heartfelt emotions.

If you would like to find out more about the Prom or buy a ticket, visit the Proms website here

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Prom 41: Sherlock Holmes – A Musical Mind at the Royal Albert Hall on 16th August 2015

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Prom 41: Sherlock Holmes – A Musical Mind
15:30 Sunday 16 Aug 2015,  Royal Albert Hall

Mark Gatiss   actor
Christine Rice   mezzo-soprano
Jack Liebeck   violin
Matthew Sweet   presenter
Stile Antico
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth   conductor

The Proms salutes a crime-fighting violin virtuoso who wrote a pioneering study of Dutch sacred music, tussled with a contralto from the Warsaw Opera and used Offenbach to outwit a pair of jewel thieves. This Proms matinee celebrates music that conjures up the world of Sherlock Holmes: works by Paganini, Lassus and Wagner which Conan Doyle tells us Holmes loved, and the film and TV scores written for him – from Miklós Rózsa’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes to David Arnold and Michael Price’s music from the BBC’s Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Special guests include Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss, as well as mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, who explores the repertoire of Holmes’s nemesis, the opera singer Irene Adler.

If you would like to find out more about the Prom or buy a ticket, visit the Proms website here

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