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Thursday 6 February 2014 in London

By | Published on Friday 31 January 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

TODAY IN LONDON, TW’s tipped events feature Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as a couple of bloodsucking rockers, and the swingin 1960s ouevres of photographer David Bailey and actor Michael Caine…

FILM/MUSIC: Only Lovers Left Alive (film screening + live concert), Odeon Leicester Sq/Heaven, 6 Feb (pictured)
Following a preview screening of Jim Jarmusch’s new film – a kind of rock/horrorcore love story starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston – Jarmusch himself brings his band SQÜRL along with White Hills, Jozef Van Wissem and Yasmine Hamdan, all contributors to the new movie’s soundtrack, to play parts of the score live during a one-off show at Heaven. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Blow The Bloody Doors Off!, Barbican, 6 Feb
Host Phill Jupitus, top MD Terry Edwards and a crack mob of musicians, singers and players from all corners of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Madness and Polar Bear play a live soundtrack to clips from four of Michael Caine’s most iconic films, tipping teir caps en masse to Sonny Rollins’ score to ‘Alfie’, John Barry’s ‘The Ipcress File’, Quincy Jones’ ‘The Italian Job’ and Roy Budd’s ‘Get Carter’. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART: Bailey’s Stardust, National Portrait Gallery, 6 Feb – 1 Jun
The swingin sixties’ premiere lens-slinger David Bailey gets this significantly hip exhibit featuring 250-plus of his most timeless (and yet of-their-time, too) pics, of celebrities like the Stones and Moss, to non-celebrities like Mr Pleb of Plebsville. Details and tickets here.

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