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RBS 6 Nations: England v France at Twickenham Stadium – 4th February 2017

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It is amazing, what a difference a year can make, heading into 2016 England bowed out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup at the group stages and new head coach Eddie Jones sounded the changes.

But fast forward to the present day and England have won their last 14 games in a row, including the Grand Slam in the 2016 RBS 6 Nations.

Jones will be still looking for improvement and England will start strong favourites for the 2017 Six Nations.

In contrast, France  enjoyed a mixed 2016, starting with the RBS 6 Nations that saw them open up with victories over Italy and Ireland before falling to three successive losses. They won one and lost one in the summer against Argentina before running both Australia and New Zealand close this autumn.

The French will be looking for improvement and consistency to challenge England in their first game of the Six Nations.

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NFL: London to host four International Series games in 2017

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The NFL has announced the full set of fixtures to be played in London in 2017.

The Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams will all feature in the NFL’s International Series in London. There will be two games staged at Wembley and two at Twickenham Stadium.

London will hosts four games in 2017, one more than in 2016 and the most it has ever hosted.

NFL fixtures in London in 2017

Wembley Stadium

Sunday, 24 September or Sunday, 1 October 2017

Baltimore Ravens v Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday, 24 September or Sunday, 1 October 2017

New Orleans Saints v  Miami Dolphins

Twickenham Stadium

Sunday, 22 October or Sunday, 29 October 2017

Minnesota Vikings v Cleveland Browns

Sunday, 22 October or Sunday, 29 October 2017

Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams

2016 saw three exciting matches that included The New York Giants became the first side to win at Twickenham in October when they beat the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 and Jacksonville Jaguars beating the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 and the Washington Redskins tied 27-27 with the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley

London hosted its first NFL game in 2007 and has seen sell out games for the majority of the fixtures. The  NFL consider that the UK has a fan base of more than 13 million people.

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Premier League Football in London – January 2017

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The first month of Premier League football in 2017 sees a number of interesting fixtures including some crucial London derbies.

Arsenal have had a steady start to the season but slipped up before Christmas to raise doubts about their title winning credentials, January fixtures against Crystal Palace, Burnley and Watford  will offer easier tests but the Gunners need to keep up the pressure on the teams at the top.  One team at the top, Chelsea have emerged as real title contenders with Conte’s men impressing with their teamwork and commitment, matches against Tottenham and Hull seem unlikely to stop  Chelsea’s progress.

Tottenham are at last showing some of their form from last year but will be tested by a resurgent Chelsea and matches against Watford  and West Brom.

West Ham’s poor start to the season has been a surprise and December at last bought some relief for West Ham manager Bilic with improved displays. Games against Man Utd and Crystal Palace will test the new resolve.  

Watford and Crystal Palace have shown signs that they may struggle this year, Palace in particular have lost direction and replaced their manager. Matches against Arsenal, Swansea, West Ham  and Everton  will provide severe tests. Watford have been very inconsistent and need points against Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Arsenal.  

Sunday 1st January 2017

Watford  V Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal V Crystal Palace

 

Monday 2nd January 2017

West Ham United V Manchester United

 

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Crystal Palace V Swansea City

 

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Tottenham Hotspur V Chelsea

 

Saturday 14th January 2017

Tottenham Hotspur V West Bromwich Albion

Watford V Middlesbrough

West Ham United V Crystal Palace

 

Saturday 21st January 2017

Crystal Palace V Everton

 

Sunday 22nd January 2017

Arsenal V Burnley

Chelsea V Hull City

 

Tuesday 31st January 2017

Arsenal V Watford

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Transatlantic Sessions at the Royal Festival Hall – 6th February 2017

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After seven sell-out appearances at Southbank Centre, Transatlantic Sessions returns for an eighth year.

Originating as part of the award-winning Pelicula/BBC TV series, Transatlantic Sessions continues to revisit shared roots and forge new common ground between today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians.

The project’s founding musical directors Dobro maestro, Jerry Douglas, and Shetland fiddler legend, Aly Bain, lead a stellar backing line-up that includes John Doyle, Danny Thompson, Michael McGoldrick, Russ Barenberg, John McCusker, Donald Shaw and James Mackintosh.

Guest musicians include:

John Paul White – formerly of multiple Grammy-winners The Civil Wars – whose new solo album, Beulah, stirs together a deliciously brooding blend of mournful folk balladry, swampy southern rock and dark acoustic pop.

Tift Merritt,Texan-born and a fellow Grammy honoree – was raised in the rich Americana heartland of North Carolina, the bedrock for a wide-ranging country/soul sound that’s been variously likened to Dusty Springfield and Lucinda Williams.

Dirk Powell, multi-instrumentalist and singer, is a welcome return visitor to ‘the ultimate backporch session’, one whose artistry encompasses virtually the entire US roots music spectrum.

Jim Lauderdale has also covered plenty of bases in his three-decade career, including bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, but his 2016 album, This Changes Everything, marks a return to classic country, playing tribute to Texas’s legendary dancehall scene.

Eddi Reader of Scotland joins in the song-sharing with a voice that’s been described as ‘nothing short of miraculous’ (Spiral Earth); a revelatory instrument whether reinterpreting Burns and other folk material, or in the self-penned songs on her most recent release, 2014’s Vagabond.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Royal Festival Hall website here

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Black Sabbath at the O2 arena – 29th and 31st January 2017

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Black Sabbath will perform at The O2 in January 2017 as part of their final tour as a band.The farewell tour will see Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler return home to close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible Black Sabbath story.

Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, The End, is currently wowing fans all over Europe, surpassing all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever. Black Sabbath announces they will be performing at The O2 on Sunday 29 January and Tuesday 31 January 2017.   

When this tour concludes, it will truly be ‘The End’ of one of most legendary bands in Rock ’n Roll history.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the O2 website here

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Green Day at the O2 arena – 8th February 2017

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As the release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Revolution Radio’ approaches, the legendary Green Day today announce details of their new UK arena tour. Joined by special guests The Interrupters, Green day will be coming to The O2 on 8 February 2017.

Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, ‘Revolution Radio’ is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless – solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music.

Since breaking through in 1994 with the ‘Dookie’ album, Green Day – completed by Mike Dirnt (bass) and Tré Cool (drums) – have become one of the world’s biggest bands with over 75 million worldwide sales. After a succession of hit albums, their 2004 rock opera ‘American Idiot’ reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the O2 website here

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Drake at the O2 arena –  28th January to 15th February 2017

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Following his phenomenally successful ‘Summer Sixteen’ tour across the United States, Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling recording artist Drake today announced that he will be bringing his ‘The Boy Meets World Tour’ to The O2 in early 2017. Drake will perform a staggering eight nights at the arena,

Drake has asserted himself as a trailblazer across the creative world, recently becoming the first artist to break 1 billion streams on Apple Music with his latest album ‘Views,’ holding the record for most number one hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and selling out arenas around the globe. Drake commands massive influence in the hip-hop and contemporary music space as he continues to create and dominate on a worldwide scale.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the O2 website here

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