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The Africa Centre - Summer Festival - 2 August 2014

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The Africa Centre presents a summer festival in Covent Garden from 12.00pm - 10.00pm. The festival offers an opportunity to see, touch, hear and taste the best that contemporary Africa has to offer including live music, drummers and DJs. And why not savour the flavour of Africa with authentic cuisine. FREE Admission.

Barnados - Laugh til it Hurts - 14 July 2014

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Till It Hurts in aid of Barnardos at the Comedy Store with MC Imran Yusuf, Hal Cruttenden, Pierre Novellie, Carl Donnelly, Jason Patterson, Joe Wilkinson,Cardinal Burns. Early Bird Offer £10

The People's Assembly - Stand Up Against Austerity - 7 July 2014

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The People's Assembley present Stand up against Austerity at the Apollo with Jo Brand, Jason Manford, Stewart Lee, Shappi Khorsandi, Francesca Martinez, Marcus Bridgstoke, Jeremy Hardy, Mark Steel, Jen Brister, Robin Ince, Kate Smurthwaite. Tickets from £20

MGA - Monopoly Challenge Walk - 21 June 2014

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MGA presents the Monopoly Challenge Walk. Teams of two navigate their way around all 26 streets and stations on the Monopoly Board. At each site they need to take a "Selfie" next to the street sign, as confirmation that they have visited each of the sites. On completion of the challenge -  a 14 mile walk - there will be a reception at a well known bar in the West End with drinks, nibbles and some awards. Register here

Community Links - Annual Karting competition - 18 June 2014

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Community Links invite you to take part in their 2.5 hour endurance race, the Annual Karting Challenge at Capital Karts Barking. Sponsorship level: £700 per team of 6 drivers. FREE registration.

Big Issue Foundation - Big Noise Festival - 14 June 2014

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Taking place at the Bussey Building/CLF Arts Cafe in Peckham, The Big Noise Festival will feature an inspiring collection of artists, including live bands and musicians, DJ’s, comedy, theatre, spoken word and art. It will offer the opportunity to enjoy a great selection of shows, while addressing the issue of homelessness in the UK. All money raised goes directly to the Big Issue Foundation. Tickets £15.

The Spiti Project - 21st anniversary celebration - 10 June 2014

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The Spiti Project are celebrating their 21st anniversary with a special musical evening, including a Bharatanatyam Dance Performance and a Quartet from Ronnie Scotts, at The Cecil Sharpe House, regents park. Tickets £30. See also their "Buy a Brick" appeal to help build a Community Centre in Kaza for the benefit of a Tibetan community of 10,000.

Glasgow School of Art - Art Exhibition - 6 -14 June 2014

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Exhibition of the art of paper sculpture by Gail Armstrong at the Railway Telegraph, Forest Hill.  50% of the profits of the sale will go towards the Glasgow School of Art Repair Fund.

Parkinsons UK - Symfunny - 4 June 2014

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Join Parkinson’s UK in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall for a fantastic evening of music and comedy. The spectacular line-up includes Armstrong & Miller, Alfie Boe, Julian Lloyd Webber, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Manford, Jane Horrocks, Rob Deering and Watson & Oliver with a full symphony orchestra and choral ensemble. Tickets from £18 - £50.

British Humanist Association - Stand up for Free Expression - 2 June 2014

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Comedy benefit at the Bloomsbury Theatre for the British Humanist Association in advance of this year's World Humanist Congress, in Oxford 8-10th August, hosted by Stewart Lee. Stand-up from Richard Herring, Robin Ince, Shappi Khorsandi, Lucy Porter, and Paul Sinha. Tickets £20.

Cancer Research UK - Laugh Til it Hurts - 2 June 2014

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Bloomsbury Theatre in aid of Cancer Research with Jen Brister (MC), Patrick Monahan, Lloyd Langford, Keith Farnan, Steve Gribbin, Matt Richardson and Marcel Lucont. Tickets £13.

International Women's Initiative - Art Exhibition - 31 May 2014

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International Women's Initiative presents "Strength and Nuture, a Celebration of Women" a summer evening of art with live performance from Hannah White. View and bid on an exciting collection of art by both professional and amateur artists from around the world at the chic Unit 24 Gallery. Proceeds of art auctioned will go towards IWI's Safe Birthing Programme in Amolatar District in Northern Uganda. FREE entry.

Ackroyd Trust - A Concert of Words and Music - 22 May 2014

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The Ackroyd Trust presents A Concert of Words and Music at the Britten Theatre. Tickets £35 from Alexandra.Attard@lonsdaleib.com

CLIC Sargent - Big Wig Gig - 21 May 2014

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93 Feet East presents a celebrity filled evening of comedy and music - the Big Wig Gig - as part of Wig Wednesday, aimed at supporting children with Cancer.  No ticket price, because you'll decide how much the evening is worth on the night and pay (donate by text) accordingly! RSVP to: bigwiggig@clicsargent.org.uk to apply for free entry.

MacMillan Cancer Support - Laugh Til it Hurts - 20 May 2014

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Bloomsbury Theatre with Ray Peacock, Paul Foot and Sean Hughes and nany more. Tickets £15

Depression Alliance - Comedy for Depression - 15 May 2014

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The Depression Alliance presents Comedy for Depression at the Union Chapel, Islington with Jason Mandford and Hal Cruttenden, Elie Taylor, Angela Barnes, Trevor Lock and David Morgan. Tickets £18.

Create - An Evening at Bonhams - 13 May 2014

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Join the creative arts charity Create at an exclusive private view of fine Chinese art at Bonhams. The event is being hosted by Colin Sheaf, a world authority on Asian ceramics and Chinese Art, who will conduct an auction on behalf of Create to raise money for their projects which use the power of the creative arts to transform lives. Esther Freud, a patron of Create, will be speaking at the event about her experiences. Champagne reception from 6.00 pm. Tickets £35.

Help for Heroes - Matinee Charity Swing - 11 May 2014

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The UK's No1 Jive and Swing band, The Jive Aces, team up with The Three Belles and DJ Sizzlin' Jim for a special one-off matinee swing dance at the beautiful Rivoli Ballroom. The event is supporting the Mons 2014 WWI march raising money for Help For Heroes. Tickets £12.

Friends of the Earth - The Big Laugh - 8 May 2014

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Greg Davies, Josh Widdicombe, Paul Chowdhry, Katherine Ryan, Dan Antopolski, Adam Buxton, The Boy with Tape on his Face and host Patrick Kielty are headlining The Friends of the Earth 2014 comedy night at the Eventim Apollo. Tickets from £21- £50

Rays of Sunshine - Rays of Sunshine Concert - 4 May 2014

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Olly Murs headlines the 2014 Rays of Sunshine Concert as a fantastic line-up of artists, including  Pixie Lott, Flawless, Elyar Fox and Eliza Doolittle, take to the Royal Albert Hall stage in support of the Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity. Tickets from £27.

Save the children - Hats off Gentlemen It's Adequate - 29 April 2014

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Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and friends charity gig/party - all profits to be donated to of Save The Children, at Camden’s legenday Fiddler's Elbow. Rock covers and originals, including music from forthcoming comedy-horror feature film ‘Rock Band Vs Vampires’. Tickets £4

MS Research - Yardlife Festival - 19 - 20 April 2014

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Yardlife is THE festival to hear all the most exciting new bands and dj's around, with a few more established names in there too!  All whilst raising money for Multiple Sclerosis Research. With over 35 bands and 20 DJs in a new venue - Islington Metal Works  - this is one festival not to miss. Tickets £15- £35.

Bosom Buddies - Jewellery auction at DSTRKT - 16 April 2014

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Merola of London invite you to an evening of glamour, fun and entertainment to raise money for bosombuddiesUK and Beauty With A Purpose. Cocktails and canapés from 7pm with Jewellery Auction at 8pm at DSTRKT. Tickets £25.

Save the children - Stand up on Everest - 9 April 2014

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The Aid Fundraiser presents a benefit gig for Stand up on Everest at the Bloomsbury Theatre with Matt Richardson (MC), Stewart Francis, Terry Alderton, Simon Evans, Keith Farnan, Holly Walsh & others. Tickets £15.

Crisis - Laugh Til it hurts - 7 April 2014

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Enjoy a wonderful night of Superb Comedy in aid of Crisis with Paul Sinha, Nathan Caton, Suzi Ruffell, Rob Deering, Chris Martin, Pete Firman at the Comedy Store. Tickets £13.

Glioblastoma Brain Tumour Research - Funny Brains - 3 April 2014

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Charity Comedy evening at the Bloomsbury Theatre with Bridget Christie, Kevin Eldon, Stewart Lee, Shazia Mirza, Simon Munnery, Henning Wehn, Miles Jupp with all proceeds going to Glioblastoma brain tumour Research, part of the UCLH Charity. Tickets £20.

MS Society - Music, Magic & MS Fundraising - 2 April 2014

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Charity dinner with Magician Michael Vincent at De Vere House, Greenwich. Raising money for the MS Society. Tickets £29.95.

Various charities - Venus NIghts - 30 March 2014

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VENUS NIGHTS is a community-interest company created to increase awareness and recognition of women working in music by hosting musical performances and collaborations while raising funds for women's and music charities. Each Year Venus Nights honours three fabulous female performers of historical influence and renown. 2014 celebrates Sister Rosetta Tharpe ‘The Godmother of Rock and Roll’, Eartha Kitt ‘The most exciting woman in the world’, and Peggy ‘You could hear the soft smile in her voice’. All proceeds go to Nordoff Robins, Eaves for Women and Smart Works. Tickets from £15.

Attitude is Everything - Club Attitude - 26 March 2014

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Attitude is Everything presents Club Attitude at Islington Assembly Hall headlined by Summer Camp with support from The Art Club and Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences.. There’ll be step free access, an accessible toilet and British Sign Language (BSL) Interpretation of lyrics on stage. Tickets £8.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Royal Albert Hall - 24-30 March 2014

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Tickets on sale for the 2014 Teenage Cancer Trust concerts on 1 Feb 2014, at 9.30 The first acts to be announced for the 14th year of fundraising concerts include The Cure, Suede, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Rob Beckett, Hal Cruttenden and OneRepublic.

MGA - Cabaret and Cocktails - 12 March 2014

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The MGA charity presents Comedy and Cocktails at the Loop Bar. Tickets £15.

Rainbow Children's Trust - Trust in fashion - 10 March 2014

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Trust in Fashion will take place at the Savoy Hotel. This exclusive fashion event will showcase some of the latest fashions, whilst raising money for Rainbow Trust Children's Charity.  The event will be hosted by Mary Nightingale and guests will begin with a champagne reception and opportunities to shop in the Rainbow Trust Boutique.   

Cardboard Citizens - Charity Comedy Night - 7 March 2014

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The Backyard Comedy Club presents Charity night for Cardboard Citizens, a charity that has been making life-changing theatre with, and for, homeless people for 22 years. The line-up includes Time Out comedy award winner Stephen Tonkinson, Pat Cahill and more acts to be confirmed. Tickets £10

Kids Company - Fundraising dinner - 6 March 2014

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An evening of fundraising and entertainment organised by the gig company for Kids Company at Porchester Hall. With Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula and Elli Ingram. Donations £150 per seat.

Freedom from Torture - The Doctors' Orchestra - 4 March 2014

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The Doctors’ Orchestra is playing at Cadogan Hall in support of the charity Freedom from Torture. The orchestra is made up of doctors from the UK, Europe and further afield, all of whom are outstanding musicians. The orchestra, led by conductor Stephen Brearley and Ronan Magill on the piano, will be presenting two of Rachmaninov's monumental but much loved works, his Third Piano Concerto and Second Symphony. Tickets from £15. 

MGA - MGA Musical Night - 9 February 2014

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MGA presents a Musical Night of Disney. Featuring a great cast of West End professionals hosted by legendary actress Aimi Macdonald, you’ll be transported for the evening into a whole new world where glass slippers always fit, mermaids sing, and stars are made for wishing on. Tickets £20.

World Cancer Day - Union Chapel - 3 February 2014

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An intimate evening of live music and spoken word performance at the Union Chapel, Islington, paying tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer. With an inspiring line up of musical acts covering songs by Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone, Frank Zappa, George Harrison, Eva Cassidy, Bob Marley, Lightenin' Hopkins, and The Nolan Sister, alongside their own original material. All profits from the event will go to Cancer Research UK. Tickets £11

Macmillan Cancer Support - Laugh Til it Hurts - 22 January 2014

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The Aidfundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Bloomsbury Theatre with Hardeep Singh Kohli (MC), Hal Cruttenden, Joe Wilkinson, Charlie Baker, Shappi Khorsandi, Andrew Lawrence, Dave Johns, Alex Smith, Pete Johansson and SPECIAL GUEST. Tickets £15

Mind - Laugh 'Til it Hurts - 13 January 2014

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Comedy Store with Michael Legge (MC), Jarred Christmas, Rob Beckett, John Moloney, Chris Martin, Scott Capurro and Jason John Whitehead. Tickets £13

The Deceased Comedian's Ball - 12 January 2014

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When compere and champion of new comedy Ed Balls lost his battle with a brain tumour, the world of comedy mourned. It then naturally asked, "How do we make money from this?" The answer is a fundraising night of mirth on the stage where Ed launched a thousand stand-ups The Bedford at Balham. Tickets £10.

Children in Need - Sound:Check - 13 December 2013

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Sound:Check at St John-at-Hackney Church with Alice Russell, NYPC, formerly New Young Pony Club, Matthew Halsall, Tawiah, Stac Tickets £15.

McMillan Cancer Support - Carols by Candlelight - 12 December 2013

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Now in its 23rd year, the Carols by Candlelight Concert is held in the glorious setting of St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge.  The evening will be presented by Alastair Bruce OBE and the choir is Vox Cordis. After the concert, drinks and delicious mini mince pies donated by "Rhubarb Design" will be served outside the church. The concert is proudly sponsored by Warner Bros Entertainment Bros Home Entertainment Group. Tickets £25.

Small Steps Project - Gig in a Gallery - 5 December 2013

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Melissa James and friends at the October Gallery with proceeds going to the Small Steps Project. Tickets £7.

Beating Bowel Cancer - Stand Up for Bowel Cancer 2013 - 4 December 2013

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Beating Bowel Cancer are very happy to announce that Mickey Hutton is to compere Stand Up for Bowel Cancer 2013 and will be appearing alongside Terry Alderton, Adam Bloom, John Moloney, Paul ThorneBob Mills, Curtis Walker and Paul Tonkinson at the Shaw Theatre. Tickets £22

Prostate Cancer - Carols by Candlelight - 2 December 2013

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Prostate Cancer UK are delighted to welcome the Weybridge Male Voice Choir and the Tiffinians choir to their Carols by Candlelight at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge for a festive mix of traditional and modern seasonal song. Complimentary mince pies and glasses full of warming mulled wine will be served to celebrate the start of the Christmas season. Tickets £15.

ECI - Gala Dinner - 30 November 2013

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Everyone Counts International invite you to their Gala Night, a night designed to appreciate the contributions of their members, volunteers and donors, as well as raise funds for the work of the charity. Tickets £50.

Philippines Typhoon Victims - Laughter after the Disaster - 24 November 2013

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The Bloomsbury Theatre presents Laughter After the Disaster, a benefit show for the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan. Line up so far includes James Acaster, Chris Addison, Angela Barnes, John Bishop, Tony Cowards, Rob Deering, Simon Evans, Shappi Khorsandi, Stewart Lee, Al Murray,  Romesh Ranganathan, Andy Zaltzman. Tickets £18

Misión México - Moustache Party - 22 November 2013

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Misión México (UK) are hosting a Moustache party at Mestizo Restaurant & Bar to celebrate the Mexican Revolution.  Authentic Mexican food and drink as well as live music to ensure you party like a Revolutionary with a welcome margarita, beer, wine or soft drink, plus a taco included in the ticket price as well as complimentary chips and salsas for all to enjoy at the beginning of the evening. Tickets £20 - £25.

Rock Against Violence - Solance Womens' Aid Fundraiser - 20 November 2013

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Rock Against Violence presents a fundraiser at the O2 Islington for Solace Women's Aid with Jake Morley, Millie Manders, Hunter & The Bear and comedians Joe Bor (BBC Graham Norton Show, Mock the Week) and Simon Feilder. Tickets £10.

Crisis - Howard Marks - 19 November 2013

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Howard Marks is a raconteur and ex-international drug smuggler. Notorious for his audacious exploits in the 70s and 80s, Howard avoided the grasp of international law enforcement for two decades, while building one of the biggest smuggling rings in history. Hear his story at the Leicester Theatre and help raise money for Crisis. Tickets £15.

Mind - Laugh til it hurts - 18 November 2013

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh til it hurts at the comedy store with Dave Johns (MC), Stewart Francis, Terry Alderton, Katherine Ryan, John Gordillo and Romesh Ranganathan raising money for mind. Tickets £13.

Children in Need - Skate at the Tower of London - 15 November 2013

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 Special charity night for Children in need at the Tower of London. Tickets £10

Save the Children - Laugh Til it Hurts - 6 November 2013

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Bloomsbury Theatre with Ray Peacock (MC) Adam Buxton, Joe Wilkinson, Rob Beckett, Holly Walsh, Keith Farnan, James Acaster, Matt Richardson and special guests. Tickets £15.

MGA - Cocktails and Caberet - 24 October 2013

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Maria Martin is hosting a Cocktails and Cabaret night at the Loop Bar for the Myasthenia Gravis Association. Tickets £15.

MACS - Masquerade Ball - 19 October 2012

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Join MACS - the charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes - for a night of decadence and intrigue  at their Masquerade Ball at the Grange Tower Bridge hotel. Tickets £75.

WDM - Joking for Justice - 17 October 2013

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Joking for Justice, the World Development Movement's annual comedy night returns to the Leicester Square Theatre with Arthur Smith, Ava Vidal, Kevin Eldon, Holly Walsh, Amadeus Martin, Sara Pascoe, Daniel Simonsen  and David Morgan MC. Expect a night of satire, musical comedy and good old fashioned silliness all in aid of the World Development Movement's campaigning work to win justice for the world's poor. Tickets £20.

Parkinson's UK - Comedy for a Cure - 14 October 2013

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Parkinson's UK presents Shake with Laughter at the Comedy Store with Jarred Christmas, Mick Ferry, Paul Tonkinson but more big names to be announced. Early bird tickets £12.50 (available until 2 September, £15 thereafter).

Crisis - Laugh Till It Hurts - 2 October 2013

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Bloomsbury Theatre in aid of Crisis. With Mark Dolan (MC), Josh Widdicombe, Patrick Monahan, Lloyd Langford, Barry Cryer, Alaistair McGowan, Pappy's and Ivo Graham. Tickets £15.

Stephen Lawrence Trust - Unity Concert - 29 September 2013

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The Stephen Lawrence Trust presents Unity at the O2 with Emeli Sande, Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Jame Cullum, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Ed Sheeran and Soul II Soul. Tickets from £40.

 

Help a Capital Child - Sing on the Barge - 29 September 2013

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Join in a night of spectacular musical theatre songs and performances on the Battersea Barge to raise money for Help a Capital Child, supporting Teenage Cancer Trust units across the UK. The event is hosted by the fabulous Cola Phalquero (@Errorfield) fresh from her Push The Button club nights and appearance in Le Grind music video. Tickets £8.

Oxfam - OXJAM 2013 - 25 September - 30 October 2013

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The OXJAM music festival is back again for 2013 with launch gigs from Dry the River, 2Many DJs, Eliza Doolittle, and many many more. Find a gig near you.

Christopher's Smile - Charity Firewalk - 21 September 2013

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Charity Fire Walk at the Cricket Club, Farnborough raising money for Christopher's Smile children’s charity. With music, fire breathing, juggling, a close up magician  and more. More details

Dignity in Dying - Stand up for Choice - 17 September 2013

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Dignity in Dying presents the second of their ‘for Choice’ events, at the Union Chapel and featuring Jo Brand, Robin Ince and other comic Patrons and supporters of their campaign to provide greater choice at the end of life. Tickets £15.

International Alert - Are you Taking the Peace - 16 September 2013

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Join International Alert at their annual comedy fundraiser at the Comedy Store to celebrate International Peace Day. For nearly 30 years this important charity has been working with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. Line up includes Shappi Khorsandi, Holly Walsh, Tiffany Stevenson, Sara Pascoe, Suzi Ruffell and Alistair Barrie as compere. Tickets £11 (early bird offer ending 2 September)

CRY UK - Historic London Walk - 7 September 2013

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Child Rights and You UK (CRY UK) works with children in India and believes in every child's right to a childhood - to live, learn, grow and play. Participate in the CRY UK’s Historic Walk for Child Rights. and support this worthy cause. With well-known author Nick Robins leading the way, this charity walk will explore the many layers of history behind London city’s buildings and monuments using ‘East India Company’ as a theme. Unravel the historical connection between India and Britan in an entertaining and unique way.  Tickets £15.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Laugh Till It Hurts - 2 September 2013

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Comedy Store in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Line up includes Gordon Southern, Paul Tonkinson, Sean Collins, Paul Sinha, Ava Vidal and Carey Marx  Tickets £13

Merlin's Magic Wand - Summer Boat Party - 30 August 2013

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Merlin Events present the Summer Boat party on board the London Eye Barracuda. Entrance fee includes a welcome cocktail and canapes. All proceeds to Merlin’s Magic Wand, a charity providing days out for ill and disadvantaged children. Tickets £15.

Diabetes UK - Gracious Alma Charity Ball - 29 August 2013

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Join Gracious Alma as they launch their exquisite high-end fashion brand at their very own charity ball at the Cafe de Paris. They will be raising money for Diabetes UK. Tickets £25 - £75.

Prince's Trust - Laughing Stock Comedy Night - 9 August 2013

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Laughing Stocks is a charity comedy night on 9 August at Bankside 2 and 3, Level 7. There are some fantastic acts lined up, ranging from the experienced (introduced by Michael McIntyre!) to the new kids on the block. Tickets £8 and proceeds go to The Prince's Trust. Text/call 07951598143 by 5 August to reserve your place.

Barnados - The Future Vintage - 24 July 2013

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The Future Vintage are hosting a fashion charity gala ‘Youth Britannia’, in aid of the children's charity Barnardo’s. The event will be held at The Music Room in London Mayfair with an after-party at Aura Mayfair. Tickets from £15.

Eaves - Kate Smurthwaite and friends - 21 July 2013

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Eaves presents The News at Kate 2013: My Professional Opinion with Kate Smurthwaite and Jessica Fostekew at the Round Table pub. Tickets £8. All profits kindly donated to Eaves, a registered charity working with women who are victims of violence.

Water Aid - Chagstock Festival - 19-20 July 2013

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"The Best Little Festival in The South West" Ade Edmondson. Chagstock is a not for profit event raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance and Water Aid. Tickets on sale 12 December.

Eaves - Kate Smurthwaite and guests - 14 July 2013

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Eaves presents The News at Kate 2013: My Professional Opinion, with Kate Smurthwaite and Bridget Christie at the Round Table pub. Tickets £8. All profits kindly donated to Eaves, a registered charity working with women who are victims of violence.

GOSH - Monsters University: Advance Screening - 6 July 2013

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An exclusive advance screening of the new Disney Pixar Monsters University will take place at the Empire Leicester Square at 10 am to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Both Empire and Disney agreed to give the screen and film for free so all proceeds from this event will go directly to GOSH. Tickets from £9.95 - £12.95.

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate - Save the Children Fundraiser - 4 July 2013

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Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and friends charity gig - at Camden’s legenday Fiddler's Elbow. With special guests Archaen Soundtrack and Christian Reilly. All profits to be donated to Save The Children. Tickets £5.

Battersea Dogs Home - Dog Day at Chelsea Harbour - 3 July 2013

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Dog Day is for dog owners, enthusiasts or just families looking for a great day out. There is a family event in the afternoon, complete with dog classes, games and best dressed prizes, and for the evening’s entertainment, a glamorous ‘Dogtail’ cocktail party and show. Tickets £10-£35 with proceeds going to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Trinity Hospice - Dvorak Cell Concert - 27 June 2013

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Trinity Hospice presents a very special concert by the University of London Symphony Orchestra at Holy Trinity Chuch, Clapham. Tickets £25.

Dress for Sucess - YES! London Fashion Show Fundraiser - 20 June 2013

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YES! London and The Fold invite you to join high flying businesswomen and press for their fashion show fundraising soiree in aid of Dress for Success. Tickets £30-£35.

Youth Funding Network - 5th birthday Bash - 17 June 2013

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The Youth Funding Network is celebrating its 5th birthday with cocktails from Sipsmiths, beer from The Cronx and food from the People's Supermarket at The Rag Factory. £10 entry fee with money going to one of three fantastic projects, the Refugee Support Network, Spark Inside and Hackney Laces.

Ben's Heroes Trust - Masquerade Ball - 14 June 2013

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Ben's Heroes Trust, a children's cancer charity, presents the Masquerade Charity Ball at the Grand Connaught Rooms. With three course dinner with wine and coffee, live band and raffle. Tickets £75.

Mind - Laugh Til it Hurts - 5 June 2013

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts in aid of Mind with John Moloney (MC), Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Bhoy, Matt Richardson.

Eaves - Stand Up for Women - 4 June 2013

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Following two sold-out evenings of world class stand-up, comedian and feminist James Mullinger once again presents Stand Up for Women. The evening promises to showcase some of the best talent in stand up from both well-known and up-and-coming comedians. There is something for all tastes at this increasingly popular gig in support of Eaves, the charity supporting vulnerable women. Tickets £15.

Chordoma Foundation - Funny Bones - 2 June 2013

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The Chordoma Foundation presents Funny Bones at The Bedford with Ed Byrne and friends. Tickets £19.50.

Kampala Music School - Orchestra Pro-Music Uganda - 31 May 2013

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Concert at Cadogan Hall in aid of the Kampala Music School’s 10th Anniversary Appeal, the aim of which is to fund the expansion of the school and the purchase of a new building, including a new performance hall. Enjoy a delightful evening of classical masterworks, while also helping KMS to bring the gift of music to many more students in Uganda. Tickets from £15.

World Hunger Day - World Hunger Day Unplugged - 26, 27 , 28 May 2013

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Six intimate live music events in central London on May 26, 27, 28 at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. With an All-Star line-up in aid of The Hunger Project, which includes Jumoké Fashola, Joe McElderry, Barb Jungr, Randolph Matthews and Mari Wilson. Tickets £25.

Eaves - Stand Up for Women - 13 May

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Eaves, the charity supporting vulnerable women who have experienced violence, is honoured to announce that the sensational Michael McIntyre will perform at their next Stand Up for Women comedy evening at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Tickets £25.

AquaAid - Cambridge Celebration - 11 May 2013

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Cambridge Celebration is one of a number of events helping raise funds for a trip to help the less fortunate in Malawi This event will be a night bringing top car displays and live music entertainment to Girton Glebe Primary School with live performances from The Meds Collective, and many more. Tickets £10.

Coppafeel - Get your Quips Out - 7 May 2013

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Funny Women and CoppaFeel!, in association with Benefit Cosmetics present 'Tits and Giggles: Get Your Quips Out!' featuring Russell Kane, Mae Martin and more! Funny Women, has teamed up with breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! to bring you a one-off showcase at The Bloomsbury Theatre. Tickets £20.

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - Fundraiser at Aura Mayfair - 3 May 2013

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Livio Belpassi & Friends have joined forces with Aura Mayfair to help raise funds for the amazing work of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research with an evening of live music, auctions and prizes. Tickets £15 or £20 on the door.

Headway East London - Dance Marathon - 27 April 2013

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Headway East London present the 2013 Dance Marathon at St John at Hackney Covering 8 decades of dance over 8 hours with DJs, brilliant bands and energy inducing dance instructors plus a whole host of activities to keep everyone involved and motivated. Sign up fee £10. £20 donation on the door.

Arthritis Research UK - Comedy Night - 25 April 2013

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Comedy night at the East Dulwich Tavern in aid of Arthritis Research UK with Dominic Holland...and more. Tickets  £9.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Laugh Til it Hurts - 24 April 2013

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at The Bloomsbury Theatre with Dave Johns (MC), Danny Bhoy, Felix Dexter, Josh Widdicombe, Isy Suttie, Joe Wilkinson and Marlon Davies. Tickets £15.

Eaves - The Supper Club - 19 April 2013

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Eaves invites you to leave the hustle, bustle and stress of the city behind and join them for their Supper Club reminiscent of a speakeasy from the Prohibition era at the King George II room at The Brewery. Enjoy a sparkling reception, bathtub cockatils and 3 course dinner and be entertained with comedy and a full swing band. With special guest appearances from Kate Smurthwaite and Sara Pascoe. Tickets £150.

Mary Seacole Statue Appeal - Courtney Pine - 10 April 2013

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Black Cat Music and Brixton Jamm present a stunning one off performance from legendary saxophonist Courtney Pine, OBE, in support of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal. Tickets £13 (plus booking fee).

Arthritis Research UK - Comedy Night - 28 March 2013

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Comedy night at the East Dulwich Tavern in aid of Arthritis Research UK with Carl Donnelley as s seen on Mock The Week and Russell Howard's Good News ...and more. Tickets £9.

Crisis - The Legendary Howard Marks - 26 March 2013

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The Charity Fundraiser presents charity night with the Legendary Howard Marks at the Bloomsbury Theatre in aid of Crisis, the charity for single homeless people. His live shows, which received excellent reviews throughout the national press, sees him discussing his life as a marijuana smuggler and his views on drug use and legalisation. Tickets £15.

Attitude is everything - Wave Machines @ Club Attitude - 26 March 2013

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Club Attitude presents Wave Machines, Yunioshi and Iyes at Village Underground. Tickets £7. All proceeds to Attitude is Everything, improving deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

Community Projects Africa - Charity Comedy Night - 21 March 2013

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Community Projects Africa present the 4th CPA Charity Night at Headliners Comedy Club at the George IV pub in Chiswick. Donations from £12.

ARCHIVE - No Funny Business - 20 March 2013

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ARCHIVE, an international charity using housing design to prevent illness and support care among the most disadvantaged, presents a charity comedy night at RADA Studios, with Josh Widdicombe, Dan Wright, Mark Simmons and MC Craig Murray. Tickets £20.

Teenage Cancer Trust - TCT @ the Royal Albert Hall - 19 - 24 March 2013

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Noel Gallagher is curating the 2013 Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, and he’s carefully selected a stellar line-up, including Ryan Adams, Primal Scream, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth. Tickets on sale from 7 December.

Ovacome - Tea with Ovacome - 16 March 2013

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Tea with Ovacome is the fourth annual event to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer and its symptoms and takes place at the May Fair Hotel from 3 - 7pm.  Tickets £35 which includes champagne reception, afternoon tea and fashion show.

Pancreatic Cancer UK - An Evening with Suggs and Friends - 14 March 2013

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The Gig Company presents 'An Evening with Suggs and Friends' in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Uk  at The Porchester Hall. Along with Suggs, guest performers on the night will be Jools Holland, Wilko Johnson who has sadly been diagnosed and this will be his last performance, Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford from Squeeze and Bo Bruce who's mother passed away from the disease. There will an incredible house band on the night with the likes of Robbie Mcintosh and other fantastic musicians. Tickets £120.

Comic Relief - Laugh Til it Hurts - 11 March 2013

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The Aid Fundraiser presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Comedy Store in aid of Comic Relief - with Alistair Barrie (MC), Terry Alderton, Hal Cruttenden, Pete Johansson, Joe Lycett and Special Guest. Tickets £15.

CLIC Sargent - Battersea Power Station Abseil - 10 March 2012

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Are you up for the challenge? Join in with CLIC Sargent's biggest ever abseil event at one of London's most iconic buildings - Battersea Power Station. Abseil 130ft and raise thousands of pounds for children and young people with cancer. More info from louise.oakley@clicsargent.org.uk

War Child - Comedy Night - 8 March 2013

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War Child are delighted to announce the line up for their first annual Comedy Extravaganza, at the 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Line up includes Stewart Lee, Tony Law, Seann Walsh, Ava Vidal, Alistair Barrie, Hal Cruttenden, Kevin Eldon and Greg Burns. Tickets from £20.

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate - Save the Children Fundraiser - 7 March 2013

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Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and friends charity gig - at Camden’s legenday Fiddler's Elbow. With special guests Colourshop. All profits to be donated to Save The Children. Tickets £5.

Comic Relief - Give it up for Comic Relief - 6 March 2013

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Comic Relief gig at Wembley Stadium with Russel Brand,  Jake Bugg, Simon Amstell, Paloma Faith, Frankie Boyle, Noel Gallagher, Doc Brown, Kasabian, Jimmy Carr, Jessie J, Noel Fielding, Rizzle Kicks, Eddie Izzard, Emeli Sandé, Jason Manford and Nicole Scherzinger. Tickets

Freedom from Torture - The Doctor's Orchestra - 4 March 2013

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Works inspired by Shakespeare and Byron make up the first half of this concert at Cadogan Hall by the Doctors’ Orchestra, appearing for the fifth time at Cadogan Hall and again playing in support of the charity Freedom from Torture. Tickets from £15.

Eaves - Venus Nights - 3 March 2013

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Venus Nights is a musical celebration raising funds for causes that support women. It takes place at the London Hippodrome and Eaves, the charity supporting vulnerable women, is pleased to have been selected as one of the charities to benefit. Tickets from £15.

ChildHope - SOUND:CHECK Presents... - 2 March 2013

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SOUND:CHECK presents Music for ChildHope at St John at Hackney Church. An evening of special live performances from some of the UK's notable talents where 100% of profits go toward helping ChildHope continue their valuable work. Line up includes ESKA, Hejira, Nara Carlye, Stac and the Onetaste Choir. Tickets £10 or £20 for the VIP ticket which includes h'ordeuvres and a glass of bubbly.

Arthritis Research UK - Comedy Night - 28 February 2013

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Comedy night at the East Dulwich Tavern in aid of Arthritis Research UK with Imran Yusuf
Star of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Nathan Caton as s seen on Mock The Week  and Russell Howard's Good News ...and more. Tickets £9.

Shelter - Stand up for Shelter - 27 February 2013

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A stellar line up of comedians including Tim Minchin and Alistair McGowan are coming together for Stand up for Shelter – a unique night of comedy at the Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets £30.

Everyday's Tomorrow - Cupcake-Tinis - 23 February 2013

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Everydays's Tomorrow, a small innovative women's development charity based in London, supporting disadvantaged women, girls and their families presents Cupcake-Tinis, a cupcake and cocktail evening at Zubi bar. Tickets £10 for 1 and £25 for 3.

Climate Week - Stuff for Free ! - 23, 24, 27 Feb and 2, 3 March 2013

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Do something practical for Climate Week: Clear out your clutter or pick up free stuff. North London Waste Authority and Healthy Planet are running a Stuff for Free event to encourage re-use in the community.  Stuff for Free is a giant community re-use event helping to redistribute good quality ‘stuff’ to a new home where it will be valued. Drop off Stuff on in Feb and Take Stuff in March.

St Christopher's Hospice - Karoke at the Steam Engine - 23 February 2013

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The Steam Engine presents a charity night in aid of St Christopher's Hospice with karaoke, a raffle, an auction and fancy dress (no theme; anything goes for costumes!).

War Child - Muse - 18 February 2013

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Muse play intimate gig for War Child at Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets on sale 1 Feb £50.

VSO - Charity Auction - 13 February 2013

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VSO charity auction with live music from 16 Valve Newsreel and Al McBride at the Winchester Room, Turks Head, Twickenham. Tickets £7.50 (includes free drink).

Cancer Research UK - World Cancer Awareness Day - 4 February 2013

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An intimate evening of live music and performance at St Pancras Old Church to pay tribute to artists who have lost their battle with cancer. Covering tracks from late musicians such as George Harrison, Lhasa de Sela, Bob Marley and Eva Cassidy. Confirmed Artists include Brooke Sharkey, Don Mercy, The Freewheel and Hannah White.  Accompanying the music will be a spoken word performance, giving an earthy twist to a modern cabaret. Tickets £10 or donations to Cancer Research UK if you can't attend but would like to help.

The Victoria Foundation - Funny Women - 27 January 2013

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For the fourth year running, Funny Women is supporting The Victoria Foundation with a fabulous Charity Comedy Night at Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre.  The evening will be hosted by housewife superstar, Mrs Barbara Nice (AKA Janice Connolly of Phoenix Nights fame), headlined by comedian and impressionist Jan Ravens and will also feature 2012 Funny Women Awards winner Gabby Best as 'Marijana', Funny Women Awards Finalist Viv Groskop and City slicker and comedian Julia Streets. Tickets £20.

Save the Children - Laugh til it hurts - 23 January 2013

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The Charity Fundraiser. presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Bloomsbury Theater, with Simon Evans (Compere), Sean Lock, Marcus Brigstocke, Stewart Francis, Dave Johns, and Lloyd Langford, raising money for Save the Children. Tickets £17.50.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Laugh til it hurts - 21 January 2013

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Another fabulous night of comedy organised by the Aid Fundraiser at The Comedy Store raising money for Macmillian Cancer Support. Line up includes Rich Wilson, Paul Thorne, John Moloney, Tony Law, Danny Bhoy, with Speical Guests TBA. Tickets £15.

Eaves - Stand up for Women - 14 January 2013

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Banish the January blues with a star-studded comedy line up  at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Self-proclaimed feminist, writer and comedian James Mullinger, noted by Michael McIntyre as “the next big thing,” has again brought together a fantastic line up of comedians to keep you entertained. Kate Smurthwaite, Shappi Khorsandi, Richard Herring and Shazia Mirza have all offered their time in support of Eaves Tickets £15.

Breast Cancer Care - Kensington Roof Gardens - 12 January 2013

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Vogue London presents The Pink Party in aid of Breast Cancer Care. Door's open at 8pm with complimentary 'Pink' cocktail and reception till 9pm. 350 tickets on sale so why not support the cause and party till 3am in a club boasting a beautiful garden, BBQ, marquee and the night club as our resident DJ's mix an eclectic mix of commercial club classic hits. Dress code: Think Pink... Tickets £10

Freedom from Torture - Bombay Bicycle Club - 22 December 2012

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Freedom from Torture and Bombay Bicycle Club presents Bombay Bicycle Club,
Trophy Wife and Dan Croll at Koko. Tickets £20.

Crisis - Paul Weller - 19 December 2012

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Crisis presents Paul Weller, Miles Kane Plus Special Guests at the Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets from £39.

Nordoff Robbins - Ultimate Christmas Cracker - 18 December 2012

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December 18th rings in the start of Christmas with a night of non- stop party classics and anthems, with the Nordoff Robbins' Ultimate Christmas Cracker at The Clapham Grand. Featuring Mark Shaw of Then Jerico, Owen Paul, Linda Lewis, Cutting Crew, Nik Kershaw, Cheryl Baker and T'Pau and more - acts that defined a decade - will take you back to the 80s with their classic tracks and festive favourites. Tickets £30- £35.

Crisis - Crisis Carol Service 2012 - 15 December 2012

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The Crisis Carol Service will take place in the historic surrounds of Southwark Cathedral. There will be readings and performances by CrisisSkylight members, The Merbecke Choir and musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The service will be followed by mince pies and wine in the Cathedral.  Tickets are free but must be reserved.

And why not send a Crisis e-card? Spread festive cheer, get your company to sign up here.

Shooting Stars Hospice - The Dead Parrot Society - 14 December 2012

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The Dead Parrot Society presents comedy at the Bloated Mallard in aid of the The Shooting Star Hospice. Line up includes Michelle de Swarte, Dave Green, Harriet Kemsley, Darius Davies, Oli Bettesworth, Kate Lucas and Gatis Kandis (star of Britain's Got Talent)  “the funniest, unfunny comic ever” - Simon Cowell. With MC  Viv Groskop. Tickets £10.

CLIC Sargent - Constanza Chorus Christmas Concert - 11 December 2012

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The Constanza Chorus is performing a Christmas concert in London’s, St Sepulchre’s-without-Newgate, to help raise money for CLIC Sargent which supports children and young people with cancer. Tickets £10 info@constanzachorus.co.uk.

Chain of Hope - Beats for a Heart - 11 December 2012

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Beats for a Heart is an evening of live music and dance performances at the Kona Kai Cocktail Bar in Fulham in aid of the charity, Chain of Hope where all proceeds will go towards the paediatric cardiac programme at the Children's Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. Tickets £15 including free drink.

Aquaterra - Reaching High Concert - 8 December 2012

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An Aquaterra Charity Fundraising concert at the Camden Head to raise money for children and young people with learning disabilities and autism. With live music from Dr Napalm and his Infernal Ukulele, Blair Chadwick, The Nearly Man, The Solace and Kainee Boi Set and charity auction with fabulous prizes.  Tickets £6.

VSO - VSO Christmas Concert - 6 December 2012

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Join VSO at their Christmas concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, and celebrate the lives that have been transformed by their volunteers. The concert sells out every year so book early. Tickets from £8

Water Aid - eBay Charity Auction - 6-16 December 2012

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The WaterAid Christmas eBay auction gives you the chance to get your hands on some fantastic artist-signed goodies, including:A ‘Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus Top’ guitar signed by Brandon Flowers of The Killers. All proceeds raised by the auction will help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation through WaterAid projects across the world.

Prostate Cancer - Carols by Candlelight - 5 December 2012

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Join The Prostate Cancer Charity for carols by candlellight at St Paul's Church, Kensington  in aid of the 250,000 men, their partners, families and friends affected by prostate cancer. The event will feature a fantastic selection of music, magic, comedy and acrobatics. Tickets £10.

Befriend a Family - Christmas Concert - 5 December 2012

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Westminster Befriend a Family and Newpin, two charities that work to support families in Westminster, are joining together to host a Charity Christmas Concert. The concert will be held at Grosvenor Chapel in the heart of Mayfair.  Tickets for the concert only are £20 and Tickets for the concert and a reception to follow are £45.

Wellbeing of Women - City Christmas Fair - 3 December 2012

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City Christmas Fair at Drapers' Hall. Tickets £5 on the door with proceeds to Wellbeing of Women.

Archive UK - Live by Design - 2 December 2012

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ARCHIVE UK is holding a live music event in support of World AIDS Day, and to raise vital funds and increase awareness of their work, at the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch. Line up includes Films of Colour, Novella and The Late Post. More acts tba. Tickets from £6.

Wandsworth Oasis - Gala Dinner - 1 December 2012

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Wandsworth Oasis are delighted to be hosting a Gala Dinner, Auction and Networking event at the Nirvana Lounge in the luxurious 5 Star Rafayel hotel on the Left Bank in Battersea to raise money for people with HIV on World AIDS Day. Tickets £60.

War Child - Fayre of St James - 29 November 2012

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The Quintessentially Foundation presents their inaugural Fayre of St James charity concert with VIP and celebrity performances from James Morrison, Penelope Wilton and Alex Jennings. The evening starts with pre-concert drinks in the grounds of St James's Church, Piccadilly and ends with a late night reception and shopping experience at Fortnum and Masons. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to War Child, the international charity dedicated to protecting children affected by war. Tickets £125. More information from olivia@quintessentiallyfoundation.org

IDP - Ethiopia Since Live Aid - 29 November 2012

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International Developement Partnerships (IDP), a charity working to improve the lives of some of Ethopia's most isolated and vulnerable rural communitites, presents Ethiopia Since Live Aid - a fundraising canapé and drinks event at Westminster Cathedral Hall. The speaker will be Peter Gill, author of Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid, and a journalist specialising in developing world affairs. The event will be a means of raising much-needed funds to send medical equipment and furniture to Ethiopia. Tickets £45

Princes Trust - We are Most Amused - 28 November 2012

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Rowan Atkinson, Jimmy Carr, Miranda Hart and E4 comedy trio The Midnight Beast are among the acts taking to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall for The Prince’s Trust comedy gala 2012 – We Are Most Amused, supported by Novae. Also performing are Stephen K Amos, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Omid Djalili, Milton Jones, Patrick Kielty, Helen Lederer and Justin Lee Collins. There will be contributions from Ben Elton who is writing a one-off sketch for the event and the fabulous Dame Edna Everage. Tickets from £20.

Prince's Trust - We are most amused - 28 November 2012

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Iconic comedian Joan Rivers along with Irish stand-up Ed Byrne will be appearing on stage alongside Rowan Atkinson, Jimmy Carr, Ben Elton and Miranda Hart to name a few at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of The Prince’s Trust. Tickets from £20.

Crimestoppers - The Brain Game - 27 November 2012

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Join Crimestoppers at The Brain Game for a lively evening of competitive entertainment to find the brightest brains in business.  Hosted by BBC News Home Editor, Mark Easton, this black tie event, set within the prestigious surroundings of Plaisterers’ Hall in the city of London, will feature rounds of topical quiz questions, a delicious three course meal and superb wines. Tables of ten are priced at £2,000.

Cancer Research UK - La Rose Rouge - 24 November 2012

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LoveforLife presents La Rose Rouge - a charity event in aid of leukaemia and cancer research at a secret location in East London. Optional Dress Code – 50’s Hollywood glamour, vintage and burlesque. Tickets £15. The event is in loving memory of close friends of the organisers including Rachel Renouf whose single is available on itunes.

The Fine Line Project - The Troubadour Session - 24 November 2012

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This event at the Troubadour will open with Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson from New York. Also appearing will be Matthew Neel, whose New Maps of Hell album has been described as “Unique and totally mesmerising, this is an album which proves difficult to turn off”.The Fine Line Project is a creative arts initiative, raising awareness and funds to benefit mental health charities. Tickets £17 on the door or £15 in advance.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice - All our favourite things - 23 November 2012

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Fabulous event raising money for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice at the Union Chapel  with Dirty Pretty Strings and friends: Carl Barat,  Brett Anderson, Ed Harcourt, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Paloma Faith, Kristina Train , Ian Mcculloch. Tickets £25.

Friends of the Earth - Laugh or the Polar Bear Gets it - 22 November 2012

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Stewart Lee headlines this Friends of the Earth benefit at Hammersmith Apollo. Also on the bill is regular ‘Mock the Week’ guest Ed Byrne, Canadian eccentric Tony Law, super-sharp Francesca Martinez, observationalist Josh Widdicombe, happy chap Danny Bhoy, surrealist Dan Antopolski, Richard Herring and Charlie Baker. Tickets £15 if bought via Time Out

Mencap - Little Noise Sessions - 20 - 25 November 2012

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Mencap presents Little Noise Sessions with Noah and the Whale, Richard Hawley, The Maccabees, Villagers and Lucy Rose at St John-at-Hackney. Tickets £27.50.

Street Child of Sierra Leone - Evening of Comedy - 19 November 2012

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Street Child presents an Evening of Comedy at the Hammersmith Apollo with performances from some of the UK's finest comedy talent. The show will be hosted by award-winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke, and all proceeds will go to Street Child of Sierra Leone - whose aim is to get children off the streets and into education. As well as masterful satire from Brigstocke, there will be sharp observational comedy from Ed Byrne, self-deprecating silliness from Seann Walsh, music from the BRIT award winning KT Tunstall, and much more. Tickets from £20.

Jail Guitar Doors - Joe Strummer Memorial - 16 November 2012

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Notting Hill’s Tabernacle will open its doors for Strummer lovers to remember one of Joe’s finest hours and to pay tribute to a true punk rock hero. Legendary cow punks, The Men They Couldn’t Hang,will saddle up to headline and will be accompanied by sets from Strummer’s mentor and sometime Mescalero, Tymon Dogg, New Town Neurotics frontman, Steve Drewett and dignified Clash tribute band, Take the 5th. Former Clash and Mescaleros DJ Barry ‘Scratchy’ Myers will punctuate the night with dubtastic sounds. Tickets are £20 or £15 for Trade Union members, students and those on benefits. All proceeds will go to Jail Guitar Doors and the Strummerville Foundation for New Music

The Prince's Trust - The Ab Fab Joanna Lumley auction - 13 November 2012

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Joanna Lumley and her Ab Fab alter ego Patsy are raiding their wardrobes for a charity auction in aid of The Prince's Trust with the help of Kerry Taylor Auctions. Entrance £10 (all proceeds from tickets will also be donated to The Trust).

Save the Children - Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate - 8 November 2012

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Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and Friends return to the Fiddler's Elbow for another Save The Children charity fundraiser. All profits to Save The Children ("no child born to die"). Tickets £5.  New single now available on itunes with profits to charity.

The Passage - A Night Under the Stars: Crown and County - 8 November 2012

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The Passage - London's largest voluntary sector day centre for homeless people - present  'A Night Under The Stars' at the Royal Festival Hall. Reflecting a mood of national pride as the year of the London Olympics and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee draws to a close, A Night Under The Stars presents an evening of English classical favourites.  With Julian Lloyd Webber, Tasmin Little and Orion Orchestra. Tickets from £12 to £60.

ADCAF - Comedy Cares - 5 November 2012

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The Comedy Store presents Comedy Cares, raising money for ADCAF, with MC John Moloney, Ian Stone, Adam Bloom, Eddy Brimson, plus a Huge Extra Special Star Guest. Tickets £17.50.

Eaves - Stand Up for Women - 5 November 2012

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Eaves has decided to join forces with comedian James Mullinger to host their first comedy night to raise money for women who have experienced violence. This exciting event will take place at the distinctive Soho Theatre in the West End and promises to be an event not to be missed. Tickets £25.

British Red Cross - Call my Bluff Wine Tasting - 2 November 2012

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Think you know your Sancerre from your Sauvignon Blan? Join the Red Cross for a wine tasting with a difference in the style of game show Call My Bluff at Glaziers Hall. It’s an excellent opportunity to test your wine knowledge in a good-humoured atmosphere. Tickets £45.

World Development Movement - Joking for Justice - 1 November 2012

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Joking for Justice, the World Development Movement’s comedy benefit gig is back at the Bloomsbury Theatre for a third year. After a storming sell out success in 2011, the event returns with a line-up jam packed with some of the UK’s hottest comedy talent, including Richard Herring, Paul Sinha, Dan Antopolski and many more. Tickets £23.

Parkinson's UK - Shake with Laughter - 30 October 2012

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Join top comedians Rob Deering, Isy Suttie, Elis James and surprise guests for a night of laughter – Comedy for a Cure, at the Bloomsbury Theatre.  The fun starts at 7.30pm with all proceeds to Parkinson's UK. Tickets £15.

YTFN - Crowd funding evening - 30 October 2012

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The Youth Funding Network is a new approach to giving to charity. Instead of asking you to donate to charity, the organisation invites charities to pitch for your money. You can pledge money or volunteer time and with your £10 entry fee. The next event is at The Driver.

Save the Children Laugh Til it Hurts - 22 October 2012

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The Charity Fundraiser. presents Laugh Til it Hurts at the Comedy Store, with Imran Yusuf (MC), Keith Farnan, Marlon Davis, Sara Pascoe, Carl Donnelly, and John Fothergill, raising money for Save the Children. Tickets £15.

Eaves - Poker Tournament - 18 October 2012

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Eaves is hosting a fabulous charity poker tournament to raise money for vulnerable women who have experienced violence. This exciting tournament of Texas Hold’Em Poker for beginners and enthusiasts alike will be taking place at the Distillers bar. Beginners are invited to attend a free lesson from 6.30pm. The event will include top prizes for tournament winners and an auction, buffet, reception, bar and entertainment. Suggested donation £250 for tournament participants and £100 for non-players.

Mind - Laugh til it Hurts - 18 October 2012

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The Charity Fundraiser presents yet another fabulous charity comedy night at the Bloomsbury Theatre with Mark Dolan (Compere), Andy Parsons, Tom Stade, Hal Cruttenden, Holly Walsh, Stephen Grant, John Moloney & Josh Howie all raiing money for Mind. Tickets £15.

Cazfest - Stargazers Ball - 6 October 2012

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Stargazers Ball in Support of Cazfest, raising awareness of cardiac risk in young people, at the Radisson Blu Hotel Stanstead with Michael Buble Tribute & Disco. Tickets £70 per person to include a champagne reception, a three course meal with wine.

Streetwise Opera - Opera Gala Dinner - 5 October 2012

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The Landmark London will be hosting a new opera event. The event is being hosted in a partnership with Streetwise Opera, a charity organisation that offers homeless people a chance to take part in an opera. The event includes dinner. Tickets £95.

War Child - Muse @ iTunes festival - 30 September 2012

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Muse will celebrate the release of their sixth studio album 'The 2nd Law' with an intimate charity show at London's Roundhouse . The band's date will close the 30-day iTunes Festival. Muse Tickets for this event are free but attendees will be expected to make a voluntary donation of £20 to War Child.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Laugh til it Hurts - 26 September 2012

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Charity performance in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at the Bloomsbury Theatre with Ray Peacock, Stewart Lee, Simon Munnery, Shappi Khorsandi, Lloyd Langford, Tony Law and John Moloney. Presented by The Charity Fundraiser. Tickets £17.50.

Stonewall - Girls Night Out - 24 September 2012

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Shappi Khorsandi and Zoe Lyons are among the fabulously funny all-female line up who are supporting Stonewall for this special one off night. Joining them on the evening are Jen Brister (MC), Kerry Godliman, Francesca Martinez, Leisa Rea, Suzi Ruffell and Maureen Younger. The evening is raising funds for Stonewall’s Education for All programme which tackles homophobic bullying and helps schools celebrate different families. Tickets £25.

Women's Aid - Funny Women Awards 2012 - 24 September 2012

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The Funny Women team have been up and down the UK and Ireland in their annual search for new female comedic talent. Hundreds of entries have been whittled down to 14 fantastic finalists who will now compete to win the main Benefit Funny Women Award, the Blue Nun Variety Award and The Comedy Unit Comedy Writing Award at the Leicester Square Theatre. All proceeds from the night will be donated to Women’s Aid, the national domestic violence which helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. Tickets £15

Oxfam - OXJAM Festival - 24 to 31 October 2012

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This year to mark the launch of OXJAM 2012, the Dalston Oxfam shop became an intimate gig venue to kick off the Oxjam month-of-music. Line up included Graham Coxton, Hot Chip, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Lucy Rose.  But it is not too late to join the party, check out more events in your area.

Fairtunes - Charity dinner at Volupte - 24 September 2012

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Volupte presents a charity dinner with auction for Fairtunes. Drink pre dinner cocktails including the FairTunes special, before sitting down to a three course gourmet dinner. Then enjoy entertainment by the best of UK’s cabaret and burlesque circuit  including the world renowned Fancy Chance and hula hooping Wonder Woman  - Merlin. Finally, for those with stronger dispositions stay on for the after-party with live music. Tickets £150.

ECI - 80s Night with DJ Ochuko - 22 September 2012

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Everyonce Counts International - the children's education charity - presents an 80s night at Shrewsbury House Community Centre. A night of old school jams from back in the day when Afro, Shoulder Pads and Bell Bottoms were the vogue.  Tickets £10.

1moreChild - Notting Hill Party - 20 September 2012

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1moreChild a Uganda based children’s charity will be hosting a fundraising evening of live music, food and charity auction at The Tabernacle.  All funds raised will be going directly to the 200 vulnerable children it helps in Uganda. Auction prizes include a villa in Turkey for a week, a classic car for the weekend, a day out for 2 on a skippered yacht and many more.  One Voice Community Group and Pastiche will be providing live entertainment. Tickets £25.

International Alert - Are you Taking the Peace - 17 September 2012

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Enjoy a night of laughter and celebrate International Peace Day with an amazing line-up of comedians all in aid of International Alert at the Comedy Store  - Alex Horne, Imran Yusuf, Miles Jupp, Rob Rouse with Alistair Barrie compering. International Alert  has been working with those directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace and this event will raise both funds and awareness for the charity's vital work in war-torn countries including Rwanda, Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Georgia. Tickets £12/£9.

Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation - A Grand Day Out - 15 - 16 September 2012

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This summer why not join thousands of people across the country who will be coming together to take part in the the Wallace and Gromit Childrens' Foundation annual dog walking fundraiser. A Grand Day Out is a fun way for dog lovers of all ages and abilities to help sick children in hospitals and hospices and dogs in need of your support. So lend a paw and take part in this cracking event. Register here

Cool Earth - The Pinkypoos Experience - 15 September 2012

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The Tabernacle presents: POP-UP PINKYPOOS DIAMOND JUBILEE OLYMPIC CHARITY GALA in aid of COOL EARTH - an evening of live music and comedy. Performers include Thomas Dolby, Shara Nelson, Dan Antopolski, the PBO featuring Blair Mackichan, The Arlenes, Kevin Armstrong & PoosPeople! Plus a Charity auction. This is the only London date of 80’s synth pioneer Thomas Dolby: “She Blinded Me With Science”, “Hyperactive” etc. Tickets £25

MGA - Comedy and Cabaret - 13 September 2012

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The MGA charity present Comedy and Cabaret at Tiger Tiger. Tickets £15 including a FREE cocktail and access to the Tiger Tiger club until 3.00am. Happy Hour 5 - 8pm.

Humane Society International - Stand up for Animals - 12 September 2012

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Stand Up for Animals is a benefit for Humane Society International starring Andrew O'Neil, Lucy Porter, Hal Cruttenden, Holly Walsh. With Alastair Barrie as MC. Tickets £20.

Kids Inspire - Date Auction - 6 September 2012

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Tired of the usual singles scene? WGIRLS is hosting Go Bid or Go Home! their 2nd Annual Date Auction at Chinawhite where London's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will be auctioned off for a date. Successful bidders will win a date, donated by a local establishment, with the bachelor/ette of their choice. See Facebook for pictures from last year's event! Tickets £25, raising money for the Kids Inspire charity.

Crisis - Stand Up In Aid of Crisis - 3 September 2012

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Superb Stand Up at The Comedy Store with Scott Capurro, Nathan Caton, Alistair Barrie, Joe Lycett, Tieran Douieb. Presented by The Charity Fundraiser for Crisis. Tickets £15.

St Mungo's - Sponsored Dog Walk - 2 September 2012

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St Mungo's, a charity offering emergency services to the homeless, is organising a sponsored dog walk at Morden Hall Park, a National Trust owned park, in South West London on Sunday 2 September. The 5km sponsored dog walk will run alongside Morden Hall Park's annual ‘Canine Capers Day' with a variety of stalls and additional activities, providing a fun filled day for all the family. Registration fee £10 per dog.

Jamie Oliver Foundation - The Big Feastival - 1, 2 September 2012

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The Big Feastival is an event for a good cause. By joining in the fun, you’ll be supporting the Jamie Oliver Foundation. Over the 1st and 2nd September, Jamie Oliver and his band of merry men will be setting up camp on the Oxfordshire farm of Alex James. With camping facilities available for the first time, The Big Feastival will combine live music from top name acts with gourmet offerings from leading chefs, restaurants and the cream of the country's street food crop. Tickets £40, kids under 12 FREE

Beyond Food Foundation - Laugh til it Hurts - 20 August 2012

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Charity comedy gig at the Comedy Store presented by the Charity Fundraiser for the Beyond Food Foundation with Ian Coppinger, Spencer Brown, Mark Maier, Jason John Whitehead, Earl Okin, Keith Farnan. Tickets £15.00.

Cricklewood Homeless Concern - Comedy Gala - 26 July 2012

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Cricklewood's newest comedy club "OMG Comedy Club", in association with The Crown Moran Hotel, is hosting a gala night of comedy in aid of Cricklewood Homeless Concern. The show, headlined by one of Ireland's greatest comedians, Paddy Lennox, features some of the best comedy talent in London including the witty Grainne Maguire, the coolest Kiwi Benjamin Crellin and excellent Kate Smurthwaite. Tickets £10 on the door.

Action Duchenne - Comedy Night - 25 July 2012

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Join Shappi Khorsandi, Tiernan Douieb and Marc Burrows for a hilarious night of comedy at the Adam and Eve bar - and feel proud of yourself because it's all for a very worthy charity - Action Duchenne. Email info@time2shineproductions.co.uk with the subject line Charity Comedy Night. Tickets £10.

Epilepsy Society - A Night of Stand Up - 23 July 2012

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The Epilepsy Society presents a Night of Stand Up at the Comedy Store with Imran Yusuf (MC), Rob Deering, Alistair Barrie, Tom Price, James Redmond, Juliet Stephens. Tickets £12.50 .

Devon Air Ambulance - Chagstock - 20 - 21 July 2012

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KT Tunstall to headline at Chagstock the "Best Little Festival in the South West" supporting the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Water Aid. Tickets £65.

The Passage - Westminster Abbey Garden Party - 18 July 2012

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The Passage - London largest voluntary sector day centre for homeless people - are holding their annual garden party in the College Garden, Westminster Abbey. Tickets £30 which includes live music, raffle and buffet supper, wine and soft drinks from 5.30 - 7.45.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust - An Evening with Jo Brand & Friends - 16 July 2012

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An evening of fun and frolics at The Comedy Store with the superb Jo BrandJenny Eclair, Norman Lovett, Sol Bernstein raising money for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. Tickets £30.

MBC Foundation - Launch gig at Brockwell Lido - 15 July 2012

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The MBC Foundation was set up in memory of 19-year-old Max Boomgaarden Cook, who was killed in June last year along with his friends Bruno Melling-Firth and Conrad Quashie, also both 19.  The foundation will launch with a fundraising hip hop concert at Brockwell Lido.  The event, from 6pm and 10pm, will have performances from UK hip hop dons Fliptrix, Verb T, Micall Parknsun, DJ Jazz-T, DJ Madnice, Grandville Sessions, Oliver Sudden, Tenchoo and Divine Rights. Rap battle kings Don’t Flop will host a battle tournament. Tickets £5.

Cazfest - Cazfest 2012- 7 July 2012

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Cazfest, a lovely little boutique festival with a feel good factor, returns to Bishops Stortford, raising awareness of cardiac risk in young people. Line up includes Scouting for Girls and The Hooziers. Tickets £25 in advance and £30 on the day.

MacMillan Cancer Support - Laugh Til It Hurts - 2 July 2012

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The Charity Fundraiser presents another fabulous night of comedy, Laugh Til it Hurts, at the Comedy Store, raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Line up – Davey Johns (MC), John Moloney, SeanCollins, Paul Sinha, Rob Deering and Steve Gribbin. Tickets £15.

MGA - Secret of Happiness - 1 July 2012

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Taking place at The Pheasantry, Kings Road in aid of the Myasthenia Gravis Association, and starring a talented cast of West End artists including Lorna Want, Martin Neely and Rachel Louise Miller is the fourth Snappy Title charity showcase  of exciting songs from new musicals  Tickets £15.

Living Streets - Supporters Conference - 30 June 2012

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Living Streets invite you to attend their Supporters Conference - get equipped with skills to drive change at a local and regional level. Attend training workshops and exchange ideas with active campaigners. Phil Jones, co-author of ‘Manual for Streets’, will be the keynote speaker. The Charles Maher Living Streets Award will be awarded to the organisation, Local Group or individual that has made a real difference to their streets. FREE registration. Living Streets (formerly the Pedestrian Association) have been in existence since 1929 and campaigned for such important devlopments as the first zebra crossing, the highway code and the introduction of the first driving tests!

Freedom from Torture - The Big Cook Up - 21 June 2012

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Every year, Freedom from Torture hosts their flagship food event, as chefs' work together to Stand up and Make a Stir for Survivors at The Big Cook Up. This year the The Big Cook Up is curated by highly acclaimed and award winning chef Paul Merrett and his handpicked selection of world class chefs, and will be held at L'atelier des Chefs. Tickets £50.

Crisis - Laugh Til it Hurts - 20 June 2012

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The Charity Fundraiser presents another fabulous night of comedy at The Bloomsbury Theatre, this time in aid of Crisis. Line up – Paul Tonkinson (MC) Paul Foot, Robin Ince,Terry Alderton, Alex Horne, Jen Brister with Special Guest TBC. Tickets £15.

St Mungo's - Summer Garden Party - 20 June 2012

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St Mungo's are delighted to be hosting their Summer Garden Party at the Garden Museum. Find about their national campaign to improve services for homeless and vulnerable women, Rebuilding Shattered Lives, while enjoying champagne and canapés. From 6:30-8:30pm.Tickets £45.

AbleChildAfrica - The Extradordinary mile - 16 June 2012

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On 16 June, the International Day of the African Child, AbleChildAfrica will be launching their new annual flagship event, ‘The Extraordinary Mile’. The event will focus on raising awareness of disabled children’s rights in Africa and in the UK. The day will be a fully accessible family fun day centred around a path which will take you on a journey through some extraordinary stories about extraordinary people. There will be face painting, balloon animals, African drumming workshops, and dance and drama activities! As well as food and drink available to buy. FREE

Small Charity Week - Celebration Day - 15 June 2012

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To celebrate Small Charity Week, the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are holding an outdoor party at Russell Square with  showcases, performances and demonstrations from a variety of small charities. 12.pm - 6.30 pm.

Freedom from Torture - An evening of Poetry and Prose - 12 June 2012

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Former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion joins Man Booker Prize Winner Alan Hollinghurst for an Evening of Poetry and Prose to share their hand-picked pieces of literature and help raise funds for Freedom from Torture. Tickets £10.

Rays of Sunshine - Rays of Sunshine Concert - 7 June 2012

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JLS, Pixie Lott, Conor Maynard, Diversity, Stooshe and Spelbound are amongst the acts to perform at what is set to be an incredible night of entertainment- the Rays of Sunshine Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The Rays of Sunshine charity grants wishes for seriously ill children in the UK. Tickets from £25.

Small Charity Week - eBay charity auctions - 7 - 15 June 2012

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MissionFish and eBay for Charity Small Charity Week Auction - the Small Charity eBay Auction will be launched on 7 June with small charities receiving funds for all of the items they have sourced themselves. Items available for sale include once in a life time opportunities and celebrity items.

The Hunger Project UK - Dionne Warwick - 28 May 2012

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Multi-Grammy Award Winning music icon Dionne Warwick, returns to the Royal Albert Hall to lead a stunning All Star Cast including Sir Cliff Richard OBE, Alexandra Burke, Boy George, Caro Emerald, Tony Hadley, Joe McElderry, Katie Melua, Mica Paris, Rumer, Sandie Shaw and The London Community Gospel Choir, in aid of international development charity, The Hunger Project Tickets from £20.

Childreach International - The Big Busk - 26 May 2012

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Are you the next big thing? Then this is your chance to be a Guinness World Record breaker. Childreach International present THE BIG BUSK - 300 buskers in 100 locations. They are looking for all sorts of participants; singers, dancers, guitarists, ventriloquists, jugglers, speakers, poets, actors, choirs and instrumentalists... you name it, they want it! Sign up now (£4 application fee).

Pancreatic Cancer UK - Gala Concert - 24 May 2012

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Charity Gala Concert with the City of London Sinfonia at Cadogan Hall in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK. An auction in aid of the charity will be held during the evening. You can make advance bids online from February. Tickets from £10. 

John Hartson Foundation - Charity Comedy Night - 24 May 2012

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The Charity Fundraiser presents a fabulous night of comedy at the Bloomsbury Theatre in aid of the John Hartson Foundation. Line up includes Joe Wilkinson, Craig Campbell, Mitch Benn, Abandonman and Jason Cook. Tickets £15.

International Alert - Are you taking the Peace - 23 May 2012

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Eight talented comedians have joined forces with International Alert – to put the spotlight on peace at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Celebrate peace and enjoy a fabulously funny line-up of comedians all in aid of  people who are directly affected by violent conflict - Sean Hughes, Zoe Lyons, Richard Herring, Patrick Monahan, Tom Price, Will Andrews, Tiernan Douieb with Al Barrie compering the night. Tickets £16. SPECIAL OFFER, get 3 tickets for the price of 2  when you book via 020 7388 8822 and quote "3 for 2".

Scope - Big Comedy Night - 20 May 2012

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Scope is proud to present a night of comedy at the hmv Hammersmith Apollo. The night will see a bumper bill of some of the biggest names in comedy squeezed in to one incredible Sunday night event. Ben Elton and Al Murray will be joined on-stage by Doc Brown, Hal Cruttenden, Richard Herring, Robin Ince, Milton Jones, Francesca Martinez, Sally Phillips and Paul Tonkinson (final line up subject to change). Tickets £30.

RNLI - London Chamber Orchestra - 18 May 2012

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The London Chamber Orchestra and Principal conductor Christopher Warren-Green are joined by long-standing friend, Julian Lloyd-Webber, whose joint passion for English music is represented in the programme, featuring Delius, Vaughan Williams and Elgar. This concert at Cadogan Halll is sponsored by Martin and Roni Lovegrove, fundraising in aid of RNLI. Tickets from £10.

Great Ormond Street - Channel 4 Comedy Gala - 11 May 2012

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Channel 4's Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital returns to The O2 for a third year. 2012's all-star cast includes Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Jo Brand, Jack Dee, Jonathan Ross, Lee Nelson and many more. Tickets from £45.

Save the Chilldren - Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate - 26 April 2012,

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Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and Friends return to the Fiddler's Elbow for another Save The Children charity fundraiser. All profits to Save The Children ("no child born to die"). Tickets £5    New single now available on itunes with profits to charity.

ARCHIVE UK - No Funny Business - 25 April 2012

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ARCHIVE UK presents "No Funny Business", an evening of comedy, food and drink at Revolution Bar in the heart of the city to mark World Malaria Day on April 25th. Tickets £20 which includes food and a welcome drink. Group discount for 10 tickets.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Secret 7 Exhibition - 18 - 22 April 2012

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Secret 7" is a project which aims to rekindle some of the excitement for sleeve art in the digital era by exploring how a track would be interpreted by an array of brilliant artists. The Idea Generation gallery in Shoreditch, London will exhibit around 700 unique seven-inch sleeves inspired by tracks from The Cure, Florence + The Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club, CSS, DJ Shadow, Noah & The Whale and Ben Howard. The art goes on sale on 21 April (for a minimum donation of £40). Every penny profited from the sale of these exclusive vinyl records is going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Beyond Food Foundation - Charity Comedy Night with Howard Marks - 14 April 2012

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The life and tales of Howard Marks based on his biography, Mr Nice. Howard Marks has worked with the British Secret Service and has been connected with the Mafia, the IRA, MI6 and the CIA. Busted in 1988 by the American Drug Enforcement Agency and sentenced to twenty-five years at America's toughest federal penitentiary; Terre Haute, Indiana. He was released on parole in 1995 after serving seven years. Tickets £16 and profits go to Beyond Food Foundation.

MediCinema - London Soul Collective - 14 April 2012

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MediCinema - a charity providing films for hospital patients - cordially invites you to experience a night of 60s, 70s funk and soul brought to you by members of London Soul Collective and Full Phat Funk at 26 Smithfield. Tickets £15 from newcinemas@medicinema.org.uk.

Somali Relief - Stories from Somalia; exhibition and auction - 10 April 2012

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Somali Relief and Development Forum is holding Stories from Somalia, a photography exhibition and auction that will take place at Foto8 Gallery in order to raise funds for the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. Prints from award winning photojournalists Kate Holt, Sebastian Rich and Ed Ou. £4 donation on the door.

The Food Chain - Spring Office Picnic - 30 March 2012

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Take a break from dining "al desco" and raise funds to provide nutritional support for people living with HIV in London. The idea is simple – bring in a dish to share with colleagues and donate the £3.60 you would usually spend on lunch to The Food Chain as part of the their Spring Office Picnic. Last year the event raised £5,000. register for more details.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Royal Albert Hall - 28 March - 3 April 2012

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The Teenage Cancer Trust present their annual charity gigs at the Royal Albert Hall with Florence and the Machine, Pulp, Jessie J, Example, Paul McCartney and an evening of comedy with Jason Manford. Tickets from £25.

London Pathway - Charity Comedy Night - 26 March 2012

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Charity Comedy Night at The Bloomsbury Theatre in aid of London Pathway - a charity that supports the London Homeless through healthcare. Line up includes Paul Tonkinson, Adam Bloom, Scott Cappurro, Hal Cruttenden. Tickets £15.

Animal welfare charities - Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming - 24 March 2012

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Japan’s No.1 iconic concert pianist, Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming, is returning to the stage at Cadogan Hall. The concert is in aid of animal welfare charities and Fuzjko, with her Unique style of classical piano, will be performing works by the great composers such as Bach, Chopin and Liszt. Tickets from £15.

Cancer Research - Comedy at the Hob - 18 March 2012

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The Hob in Forest Hill is hosting a benefit show in aid of Cancer Research. Acts confirmed so far include Sean Hughes, Daniel Kitson, Lucy Porter, Addy van der Borg, Joey Page and compere Stephen Frost. Tickets £15.

Tohoku Rainbow House - Taro Hakase - 11 March 2012

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Last year, Cadogan Hall was honoured to be able to help raise money for the survivors of the devastating Earthquake and Tsunami in Northern Japan by holding a charity concert by violinist Taro Hakase and friends. On the first anniversary Taro and friends return for a very special event and all profits will be donated to the Japanese charity, The Tohoku Rainbow House whose aim is to provide educational and emotional support for orphans affected by the events of 11th March 2011. Tickets from £25.

Save the rhino - Douglas Adams the party - 11 March 2012

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On what would have been Douglas Adams' 60th birthday, his family and friends, in association with Save the Rhino, will be throwing a very special party in his honour at the Hammersmith Apollo. An evening's entertainment from some of the finest names in the world of science, comedy, conservation and music, including Robin Ince, Clive Anderson, Stephen Mangan and many more. Tickets £30.

Various charities - Funny Women Charity Challenge - 8 March 2012

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Funny Women are celebrating their 10th anniversary withe Funny Women Charity Challenge by asking 10 very high profile women from business, the media and academia to peform stand up for the first time ever! Join in the fun at the Grange Hotel, St Pauls and celebrate International Women's Day in style. Tickets including dinner and a glass of wine £120.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate - 8 March 2012

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Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate perform at The Enterprise, Tickets £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

International Alert - Women of Peace featuring Jodie Marie - 8 March 2012

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Join International Alert to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th at The Pheasantry Jazz Club, located at the heart of fashionable Kings Road. This fundraising evening will bring together a mixture of fantastic female singers –all to celebrate women’s critical role in building peace around the world. The line up includes Jodie Marie, Tina May, Anita Wardell, Eve Ferret, Bridget Christie. Tickets £25.

QK House - Young Musicians for Young Minds - 4 March 2012

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A concert at Cadogan Hall to span the centuries. BBC Young Musician of the Year winners take you on a musical journey through time. The concert is raising money for QK House, a charity which aims to provide a safe, stable and focused environment for Sixth Form students, aspiring to attend top universities, who find themselves in a situation that forces them to become homeless. Tickets from £10.

St Dunstans - Gala Concert - 25 February 2012

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The London International Orchestra are proud to perform again at Cadogan Hall in aid of St Dunstan’s charity, who provide an independent future for blind ex-service men and women. The orchestra is pleased to welcome international Tenor Bonaventura Bottone from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Tickets from £10.

Maggies Cancer Caring Centre - Pancake Day Fayre - 21 February 2012

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The wonderful surroundings of 42 Berkeley Square will host this year’s Pancake Day Fayre evening in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Guests during the evening will enjoy a drinks and canapé reception, a raffle and a chance to win a prize by tossing a pancake. Tickets £45.

WGIRLS London - Miss Representation - 20 February 2012

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WGIRLS London are hosting a screening of Miss Representation  at The Roxy Bar and Screen. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the film is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. View Trailer.   Tickets £10.45.

Peace and Prosperity Trust - Concert for Peace and Prosperity - 20 February 2012

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Join legendary tenor Dennis O'Neill and a host of leading young Middle Eastern and Western operatic talent at Cadogan Hall for an inspirational evening of music from the Western and Arabic Worlds. The evening is presented by the Peace and Prosperity Trust to raise funds for the ‘Patient Relief Fund’ for St John's Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, and to promote aspiring young artists. Tickets from £15.

War Child - Brits 2012 Award Party - 19 February 2012

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War Child and O2 are proud to announce that Ed Sheeran will headline this year’s BRIT Awards party, with special guests Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, and BBC Sound of 2012 Artists, Dry The River.  With more acts to be announced, the much anticipated annual event will take place at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, two nights before the BRIT Awards. Tickets £40.

Canden Calling - CC at The Good Ship - 19 February 2012

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An exciting mix of live acts at The Good Ship, with a chilled out vibe at this semi acoustic Sunday afternoon shindig. A FREE event fused with a 2nd hand sale where gig goers can bargain hunt and donate their unwanted treasures to the sale. Almost everything in the sale going for 50p or a... £1. Proceeds going to Camden Calling - a social enterprise run by homeless and ex-homeless people. FREE entry.

Genesis Research Trust - Family Concert for a Winter's Evening - 18 February 2012

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An evening of fantasy and fun, ideal for young and old alike. Professor Robert Winston tells the fable of Prokofiev's ever popular Peter and the Wolf. Perhaps less well-known is Paul Patterson's enchanting Three Little Pigs based on the Roald Dahl story. Genesis Research Trust is based at Hammersmith Hospital and, as part of Imperial College London, conducts research into diseases affecting women. Tickets from £15.

Various charities - The Good Fashion Show - 18 February 2012

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The Good Fashion Show is London Fashion Week’s largest off-schedule event at London House. 25-30 British and international labels show and sell their latest collections. Also includes makeovers, clothes swishing, sweet things, fruity things, scented things and provocative artworks ranging from fashion photography and illustrations to video installations and pieces of fine art. Tickets £5 for the market event or £30 for the evening runway show.

Siberian Appeal - The Goldberg Variations : Oliver Poole - 17 February 2012

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Outstanding young British pianist and composer Oliver Poole performs a recital on behalf of his charity Siberian Appeal at Cadogan Hall. Tickets from £12.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate - 17 February 2012

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Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate and Friends present a friendly and informal gig at Kiss the Sky Bar Hampstead to raise awareness of the genetic connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.  This condition is under-recognised, and people with the condition often suffer for years or decades before getting the correct diagnosis. FREE entry with a collection in aid of Ehlers-Danlos Support UK.

Christian Aid Collective - Fashion Deconstructed - 15 February 2012

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Ahead of this year’s London Fashion week, the capital’s most stylish and climate conscious, are coming together to challenge consumer choices by rewearing, reclaiming and revitalising their clothes at ‘Fashion Deconstructed’. This underground catwalk event will showcase an array of vintage clothing, along with ethically sourced and upcycled designs by Emma Rees and Feng Ho and jewellery by Caipora. Attendees can contribute to a recycled fashion creation, as well as enjoy live graffiti, dancing with Swing Patrol, video installations and beats by Goodie Goodie. Organised by the Christian Aid Collective, Fashion Deconstructed will be held from 5-8pm at a secret London location.

Coming Home - The Soldiers Homecoming Valentine's Concert Special - 13 February 2012

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Robin Gibb will join Britain’s first group of serving soldiers to headline The London Palladium for the final date of their third hit tour, with all proceeds going to Coming Home - the charity that provides specially adapted homes for severely injured heroes. Tickets  from £27.

Aisling Project - Comedy Benefit Night - 12 February 2012

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This is the 14th annual charity fundraiser organised by the Aisling Project's patron Ardal O'Hanlon and Noel Faulkner of the Comedy Café in Shoreditch. Ardal will be the host for the evening with the superb line-up of Ed Byrne, Andrew Maxwell, Ian Stone, Sean Hughes and John Moloney on hand to provide a great night's entertainment. The Aisling Return to Ireland Project is a London based charity working with Irish emigrants who are vulnerable, homeless and alone. Tickets £20.

Get Connected - Charity Comedy Night - 11 February 2012

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The charity fundraiser presents another fabulous night at the Bloomsbury Theatre raising money for Get Connected, the free helpline for young people, who know they need help but don't know where to find it. Line up includes Brendon Burns, Sara Pascoe, Ed Aczel, Carl Donnelly, Colin Hoult, Rich Fulcher and Matt Lacey. Tickets £15.

Brain Tumour Trust - Barn Dance - 11 February 2012

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Kelly's Eye are playing at the Charity Barn Dance at Clapham Village Hall, Bedfordshire, raising money for the Samantha Dickson Brain Trust Charity. Tickets £8 (with discount for groups of 8 or more).Contact kathryn.rose86@gmail.com.

Camden Calling - CC @ The George Tavern - 10 February 2012

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Eclectic Anarchy returns doing exactly what it says on the tin. A FREE monster mash up of music party at The George Tavern with proceeds to Camden Calling. FREE entry.

Community Projects Africa - Laugh Out Loud - 9 February 2012

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A side-splitting evening of top comedy at The Headliners Comedy Club, Chiswick to raise money to build a school in Tanzania with Community Projects Africa. Line up includes Ian Stone, John Maloney and  John Fothergill. Advance Tickets £12 or £15 on the door.

The Victoria Foundation - Funny Women showcase - 29 January 2012

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Funny Women we will be holding a showcase of past winners and finalists at their annual Charity gig at The Orange Tree, Richmond. All proceeds will go to The Victoria Foundation who provide transport for the disabled, medical treatment, medical bursaries and much more. Tickets £20.

CRY - New Year Gala Dance - 27 January 2012

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Join CRY UK for their New Year Dance Gala at the Gilt Bar, and support their efforts to restore the rights of children in India. Tickets £15.

Maggies Cancer Caring Centre - Green Forms - 24-28 January 2012

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 ‘Green Forms’ is a great comedy play by one of our greatest playwrights, Alan Bennett who has very kindly donated the rights for this production. Leading the cast will be Janet Ellis, television presenter and actress. Also staring Jan Ravens, it will play at the Tabard Theatre with all the money that is raised being donated to Maggie’s London. Tickets £15.

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trusts - Write On - 22 January 2012

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Back by popular demand, after it's debut last year, is the second Write On!  A comedy cornucopia curated jointly by Women in Journalism and Funny Women at the Leicester Square Theatre in support of a Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. Line up includes Helen Leaderer, Shazia Mirza, and many more. Tickets £20.

International Alert - A cappella - 20 January 2012

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International Alert, the UK’s leading peacebuilding charity is holding a very special A cappella performance by the acclaimed Brown Derbies at St George in the East. The group comes all the way from Brown University in Rhode Island, USA and is renowned for their incredible singing talents (and comic timing too!). They will sing to raise money for International Alert which helps to bring peace and reconciliation to communities around the world that are affected by violent conflict. Tickets £12 (including wine). Doors open 6.30 for 7.00 pm start.

Brook - Sex Appeal - 13 January 2012

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Join host Al Murray and guests Helen Arney, Mitch Benn, Scott Capurro, Richard Herring, Robin Ince, Shappi Khorsandi, Matt Parker, Jay Rayner, Kate Smurthwaite and Catie Wilkins for this one-off charity benefit at The Bloomsbury Theatre. Who ever said Brits have a stiff upper lip when it comes to sex? Sex Appeal is going to push the sex education debate into being more sex-positive – whilst making you laugh. Or in other words: 'More Sex Please, We're British!'All proceeds from the night will go to Brook, the UK's leading sexual health charity for young people. Tickets £25.

Breast Cancer Care - Girls Night Out - 12 January 2011

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Asda are hosting a fabulous fundraising concert for their Tickled Pink campaign at the Shepherds Bush Empire featuring Alexandra Burke, The Saturdays, Little Mix, Chipmunk and Dionne Bromfield. Tickets £30 or £20 if you use the promotional code Tick20.

Free Fringe - Stand up benefit - 9 January 2012

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A show of standup at the Bloomsbury Theatre to benefit the Free Fringe. Line up so far Robin Ince, Phill Jupitus, Norman Lovett, John Otway, Howard Read and Peter Buckley-Hill. The Free Fringe has become a major part of the Edinburgh Fringe. Performers don't pay to play; the public doesn't pay to watch. Tickets £15.

Save the Children - Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate - 5 January 2012

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Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and friends - gig in aid of Save The Children at The Fidlers Elbow, in association with Rock Bands In London. Artists include Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate, Kathryn Thomas (flautist, Galliard Ensemble and Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate), Jay Stapley, Eran's Burning Love Band, Mark Gatland, and Sam Brown. Tickets £5.

B+TLC - Christmas Carol Service - 20 December 2011

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Barts and the London Charity will be hosting a carol service in the spectacular and beautiful surroundings of St Paul’s Cathedral. The event will be attended by the next Lord Mayor of London.  For FREE entry send contact details and number of tickets (max 5) to fundraisingteam@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk 

Crisis - Stand Up and Rock for Crisis - 20 December 2011

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Paul Weller, Tim Minchin, Graham Coxon and Jo Brand will headline Stand Up and Rock: a music and comedy gig at Apollo Hamersmith in aid of homelessness charity Crisis, hosted by Ross Noble. Stand Up and Rock comes as Crisis at Christmas marks its 40th anniversary. Since 1972 the charity has provided vital services for homeless and vulnerably housed people. All proceeds from the gig will go towards Crisis’ life changing services at Crisis at Christmas and year-round in its Skylight centres across the country. Tickets from £39.50.

The Lords Taverners - Slade - 18 December 2011

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The Lords Taverners in conjunction with Hal Carter Organisation present Slade Live at Koko. Tickets £17.50.

Prostate Cancer Charity - A Christmas Cracker - 12 December 2011

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The Prostate Cancer Charity are holding a cracker of an event at Cadogan Hall in aid of the 250,000 men, their partners, families and friends affected by prostate cancer. The event will feature a fantastic selection of music, magic, comedy and acrobatics. Tickets £12, and £18.

Unicef - Captain Beaky - 11 December 2011

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This charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of Unicef and hosted by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore CBE will feature celebrity guests, including Joanna Lumley OBE, reciting the Captain Beaky poems, music, and dance by the National Youth Ballet. Tickets from £20.

 

Crisis - Crisis Carol Service - 10 December 2011

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The 2011 Crisis Carol Service will take place in the spectacular surroundings of Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 10 December, 6.30pm. Renowned Shakespearean actor Timothy West will be reading at the service alongside homeless and vulnerably housed members of Crisis.  There will be performances by The Merbecke Choir and The Choir With No Name, who were last on stage for Crisis alongside Coldplay. The choir is made up from homeless and vulnerable members of society including members of Crisis.  Tickets are free but must be booked through the Crisis website.

Amnesty International - Write for Rights 5x15 - 10 December 2011

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5x15 curate an evening in celebration of Write for Rights at the Human Rights Action Centre. 5 speakers are given 15 minutes to tell true stories of passion, obsession and adventure recounted live with just two rules: no scripts and only fifteen minutes each. The speakers are Terry Waite, the legendary film maker Nick Broomfield, the inspirational photo-journalist Giles Duley, the hilarious Private Eye and satirical writer Craig Brown and the award-winning Beverley Naidoo talks about letters from Apartheid. Tickets £5.

Kids Co - Coldplay Under 1 Roof With Tinie Tempah - 10 December 2011

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Under 1 Roof will be an incredible night of comedy and music featuring some of
the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Coldplay, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge. Coldplay, long-term supporters of Kids Company, have pulled together this unique line-up at London's world-famous O2 Arena to raise funds for the London-based charity Kids Company. Tickets from £29.50.

Parkinson’s UK - Christmas Concert - 9 December 2011

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Parkinson's UK presents the Christmas Concert at Central Hall, Westminster with Paul Potts, Wessex Male Choir, the Crystal Palace Band and readings from Jane Asher and Michael Aspel. Enjoy a free glass of mulled wine and mince pie at the reception after the concert. Tickets £25.

Amnesty International - Write for Rights Festive Fayre - 9 December 2011

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Join Amnesty in their unique events space as they host a Festive Fayre with a twist. Drop by for an evening of comedy, poetry, musical treats, festive stalls, mince pies, mulled wine.  This indoor festival is celebrating Amnesty’s Write for Rights campaign, encouraging you all to take time out to put pen to paper. Shop, Laugh and make a difference for Amnesty. The evening will be hosted by Leanne Davis, with appearances from Sara Pascoe, Attila the Stockbroker, Kate Fox, Sean Mahoney, Andrew Bailey and Song Works. FREE entry.

Freedom from Torture - An Evening with Julian Barnes - 8 December 2011

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Spend an evening with Julian Barnes as he talks about his Man Booker Prize-winning novel THE SENSE OF AN ENDING. He will be in conversation with Professor Hermione Lee. Every penny raised - through both ticket and book sales - will be donated to Freedom from Torture. Tickets £18.

Action Against Hunger - Christmas Carol Concert - 7 December 2011

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Action Against Hunger will be holding its annual Christmas Carol Concert at the beautiful St. Alfege Church in Greenwich. This is a free community event for the whole family, so come along to see live performances and readings, sing some of your favourite carols, and enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies.  Help raise funds to fight child malnutrition by taking part in the raffle. FREE entry.

The Prince's Trust - Gary Barlow - 5, 6 December 2011

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Two Gary Barlow concerts will be held at the Royal Albert Hall, and will support disadvantaged young people by raising vital funds for The Prince’s Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. Tickets from £40.

Breast Cancer Campaign - The Magic of Christmas - 4 December 2011

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A magical programme with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, suitable for all the family, with special Christmas favourites including The Nutcracker Suite, Sleigh Ride and White Christmas, alongside Debbie Wiseman’s own lyrical setting of Oscar Wilde’s fairy story The Selfish Giant. With special guests Nigel Havers, Cherie Lunghi, George Layton and James Loynes. Proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Campaign.  Tickets from £12.50.

ECI - Charity Gala Night - 3 December 2011

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The ECI (Everyone Counts International) charity gala night will be held on  at the David Lloyd Leisure Club Dartford and will be hosted by Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu, Dr Emmanuella Akande and Mr Edwin Odunze, ECI members and trustees. Live music from Dave Silk (JAZZ Nights) comedy and a disco after dinner. Drinks are on the house! Tickets £50 or £70 for two.

Musicians Benevolent Fund - 90 events for 90 years - 1 Jan 2011 - 31 December 2011

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2011 is the Musicians Benevolent Fund’s 90th birthday, and in celebration they are collaborating with musicians and music lovers to hold 90 events throughout the year. Why not organise an event in honour of their 90 years and make a difference to musicians’ lives. Contact the fundraising team for your free fundraising pack.

Ignito - The Lorelles - 30 November 2011

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The Lorelles return to the Ladybird bar with their much anticipated new single ‘Riot in Your Heart’.  The girls decided to use this event to show their support for IGNITO, a project that brings positivity to the lives of young people living in some of the toughest areas in the capital, through music and the arts. FREE entrance.

Shanti International - Red and Black Soiree for World AIDS Day - 28 November 2011

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Join Shanti International and friends at the glamorous celebrity venue 26 Smithfield from 7 pm till late for a fundraising gathering with canapes, live acts, dancers, guest speakers and a special, guest DJ appearance. The evening will also include an art auction, raffles, lucky dips and more. The money raised from the event will go towards the Shanker Foundation project, set up in Darjeeling by people with Aids and HIV for people with Aids and HIV, offering them a support network, education, medication and advice in a society where being different is a stigma. To buy tickets email lynda@shanti.org.uk.

British Red Cross - A Christmas Market - 28, 29 November 2011

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The British Red Cross are holding their London Christmas Market at the Guildhall.  The preview night will be opened by the Lady Mayoress, with Julian Fellowes as the guest of honour. On the Tuesday, Sebastian Faulks will be available for a book signing at 6:30pm, and there will be Sabrage Champagne demonstrations at 6.45pm. Tickets £30 for the preview night (28 Nov) and £5 on the door for the public day (29 Nov).

EMERGENCY UK - Charity Art Exhibition - 26 November 2011

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The “Zago and your Friends” Charity Art Exhibition is an initiative by EMERGENCY UK in conjunction with Italian contemporary artist, Gianantonio Marino Zago at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield. The exhibition features 100 artworks which have been donated by the artists and will be on sale at a price of £350. The exhibition will then travel around London finishing in Wimbledon in April 2012. FREE entrance.

Prince's Trust - Rock Gala - 23 November 2011

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The Prince’s Trust is delighted to announce the return of the Rock Gala. Rock royalty will once again collaborate with music’s brightest young stars at the Royal Albert Hall to raise funds for The Trust. Tickets from £27.50.

Mencap - Little Noise Sessions - 22 - 27 November 2011

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Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions curated by Mencap ambassador Jo Whiley, are back with a bang for the 6th year running, taking residency in thier new home the iconic church, St John-at-Hackney. Celebrate 6 nights of simply stunning, acoustic gigs in aid of learning disability charity Mencap. Line up includes Goldfrapp, Sinead O'Connor, Ed Sheeran, Marina and the Diamonds and Elbow. Tickets from £25- £37.

Amnesty International - Film Night - 20 November 2011

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The Islington and Hackney Amnesty Group is excited to announce the double bill screening of the award winning films Waltz with Bashir (2009 Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film) and Divine Intervention (Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival) at Roxy Bar and Screen. Tickets £7 for both films, or £5 for one.

Joshua Tree Foundation - Fashion Show - 19 November 2011

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Experience an evening of elegance, glamour and style at the Notting Hill Harbour Club as the Joshua Tree Foundation present the colourful and bespoke collections of some of Ghana's UK based talents. More information from Facebook. Tickets £10 or £15 on the door.

Oxfam - Oxjam Greenwich at The Duke - 19 November 2011

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Greenwich joins the nationwide Oxjam Festival with a night of blues and rock and roll featuring some of South East London’s most exciting up and coming artists at The Duke, Deptford. The line up includes  The Los Dawsons and Jonny Suitcase featuring Chantal Hill of the Cedars. Entrance £3.

Friends of the Earth - Laugh or the Polar Bear gets it - 18 November 2011

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Friends of the Earth present Laugh or the Polar Bear gets it at Hammersmith Apollo.   An explosive line-up of cutting edge comic talent takes to the famous Hammersmith Apollo stage to help save our planet. For a night of laughs and seriously low priced tickets - book now or the polar bear will get it...Tickets £19.50.

Marie Curie Cancer Care - Kiss the Sky Bar Fundraiser - 18 November 2011

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Friendly fund raising event at Kiss the Sky Bar in aid of Marie Curie hospice. Music from Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate  (flute and guitar / vocal acoustic rock duo) and friends. FREE entry.

Muscle Help Foundation - Annual fundraiser - 16 November 2011

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The Muscle Help Foundation present their annual fundraising event at The Carbon Bar. Entrance fee includes cocktail on arrival and food. Tickets £35.

National Autistic Society - The Aardvarker launch party - 16 November 2011

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Aardvarker presents an intimate & exclusive, fun evening at the Hard Rock Cafe hosted by Absolute Radio’s Russ Williams with live music from The Fifth Movement, James Walsh (Starsailor) Plus The 9ines.  Raising money for the National Autistic Society and LAM Action. Tickets £75.

British Red Cross - London Christmas Fair - 16, 17 November 2011

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Over 70 fabulous stalls and money-can't-buy prizes to be won at the British Red Cross Christmas Fair at Kensington Town Hall. 16 November: Preview Night opened by guest speaker Patricia Hodge, tickets £20 which includes wine and canapes.  17 November: Fair continues from 10am - 4.30pm. Tickets £4.

Christian Aid - Big Christmas Sing - 9 November 2011

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Madness frontman and Suggs will follow in Beverley Knight’s and Olly Murs’ footsteps by launching Christian Aid’s Big Christmas Sing with a free concert at Old Spitalfields Market.  Suggs will be hosting the event as well as performing and fans are encouraged to come along for a good sing-song. The event starts at 5.30 and entrance is FREE.

Sue Ryder - Purple Frog Tube Challenge - 9 November 2011

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Help Purple Frog raise money for Sue Ryder in their quest to visit 270 tube stations in one day! Join them at the start of this unique event at Leicester Square at 9.00 or keep an eye out whilst travelling on the Tube and have your photo taken with them. Donate now to help raise £15,000 for the Sue Ryder charity or text TUBE50 £5 to 70070.

London Pathway - Charity Comedy Night - 8 November 2011

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London Pathway is a model of integrated healthcare for single homeless people and rough sleepers.  It puts the patient at the centre of their own care pathway and works to transform health outcomes for one of the most vulnerable and deprived groups in our society. The stars of the comedy world come together for one special night at the Leicester Square Theatre to raise money for this worthy cause. Line up includes Josh Widdicome, Sara Pascoe, Paul Tonkinson, Terry Alderton and Colin Hoult. Tickets £15.

ABC Trust - charity wine tasting - 5 November 2011

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In collaboration with ABC Trust charity, Symposium Wines present a relaxing evening of wine tasting and art viewing set in 'Will's Art Warehouse' gallery combining the perfect combination of art and wine. Tickets £10.

CRY - Diwali Party - 5 November 2011

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CRY- Child Rights and You UK (CRY UK) invites you to celebrate the festival of rights. Enjoy a night filled with fun, festivity, dinner and dance at the Gilt Bar and Lounge and help ensure lasting change in the lives of underprivileged children in India. Tickets £30.

Breast Cancer Care - Lydia's Wish - 4 November 2011

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Party with the good, the great and the glamourous as part of the Pink Friday extravagannza at 24 London, Kingly Street. Entry £15 on the door including welcome drink and canapes. Proceeds go to Breast Cancer Care.

Hope for Children - The Hope Ball - 3 November 2011

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The charity Hope for Children presents an evening of decadence, The Hope Ball, at the Cafe de Paris with guest DJ Edith Bowman. Tickets from £55 - £100 including live entertainment, champagne and canapes, but you can join the party and dance from 10.30 until 2.00 am for £20 with an evening ticket.

Wellbeing of Women - Literary Lunch with Kay Burley - 2 November 2011

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This exclusive event gives a unique opportunity to see Eve Pollard in conversation with Kay Burley about her life and her book. This will be over a lunch organised by Baroness Jenkin, in aid of the charity Wellbeing of Women. Tickets £75, to include a two course lunch with wine. More details morgan.wellbeingofwomen@rcog.org.uk or 020 7772 6400.

Resonance104.4fm - Comedy Fundraiser - 1 November 2011

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A fundraising gala comedy night at The Bloomsbury Theatre for Resonance104.4fm  "the best radio station in London" (The Guardian). The bill, headlined and organised by Stewart Lee, sees the Comedy Underground mining upwards and onwards for independent arts radio. Line up includes Steward Lee, Daniel Kitson, Tony Law, Terry Saunders and TomBell. Tickets £20.

Amy Winehouse Foundation - Tribute to Amy Winehouse- 30 October 2011

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Showbiz For Variety is proud to present A Tribute To Amy Winehouse Charity Show at the Bloomsbury Theatre to salute her many achievements and awards and at the same time to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help young addicts and Children in Need. This tribute show will star Sarah Sarne, a 14 years old devotee of Amy who will sing some of Amy's hits. In addition the show will include a star studded cast of singers, magicians, jugglers and Dancers. Tickets £25.

MAD4Africa - Halloween Party - 29 October 2011

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Mad4Africa is proud to announce a night of fright, fundraising and fun at the George Shillibeer . The night will include best dressed prize as voted by the crowd, raffle prizes and DJs spinning scary tunes to get you on the dance floor. Tickets £8 or £10 on the door.

Building Trust International - Charity Halloween Festival - 28 October 2011

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Building Trust International presents a Halloween Festival at Juno in Shoreditch, raising funds to build a school for 350 Burmese migrant refugee children. The entertainment includes an array of DJs bands, Burlesque dancers and performers. Tickets from £8 or £12 on the door.

Yes to Life - Comedy Fundraiser - 27 October 2011

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Yes To Life is a new charitable initiative to open up a positive future for people with cancer in the UK by supporting an integrative approach to cancer care. The stars of the comedy world are coming together for one special night at The Bloomsbury Theatre. Line Up: Alistair Barrie, Richard Herring, Nina Conti, Shazia Mirza, Scott Capurro. Presented by The Charity Fundraiser. Tickets £16.50.

War Child - Up Close with Randolph Matthews - 27 October 2011

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Randolph Matthews brings together an uplifting and liberating one-man show that rejects the established boundaries of vocal expression. This event at The Nave, Islington is supporting War Child. Tickets £12 or £14 on the door.

Oxfam - Oxjam Brick Lane - 23 October 2011

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Oxjam Brick Lane Music Festival - 40 acts, 6 venues, one day - featuring Chris Coco, Run Don't Walk and Boom Monk Ben and many more. Taking over Brick Lane & Shoreditch. Cargo, Cafe 1001, Big Chill, Exit, Concrete and Junky Styling will be hosting some of the UK finest music – all in aid of Oxfam. Tickets £9 or £11 on the door. 

World Development Movement - Joking for Justice - 20 October 2011

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Charlie Baker plays host to Joking for Justice, the World Development Movement’s comedy benefit gig at Leicester Square Theatre with a line-up jam packed with some of the UK’s top stand-up acts. Stewart Lee, Ava Vidal, Robin Ince and Josie Long all rub shoulders on this not to be missed bill. Tickets from £20.

Emergency UK - CHIAVE PER DUE (KEY FOR TWO) - 19 - 21 October 2011

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The London “Instabile” group would like to invite EMERGENCY’s supporters to “Chiave per Due” at The London Oratory, a play in Italian based on J. Chapman & D. Freeman’s famous “Key For Two”. Tickets £12.

Seeing is Believing - Musician Portraits - 14 - 30 October 2011

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Joe Simpson’s long awaited new exhibition ‘Musician Portraits’ launches this October at 16/17Greek Street Soho. The exhibition is a series of paintings of famous singers and musicians including Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson, Paloma Faith, Maxi Jazz, David Gray, Jamie Cullum and Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) who have all sat for the project. After the exhibition the paintings will be sold and 25% of the sale will be donated to Seeing is Believing - a global initiative to tackle avoidable blindness. Standard Chartered will match the total donation from the sales. Open daily 10.00 - 8.00pm. FREE admission.

British Red Cross - Seeds of Change @ Spitalfields - 13 October 2011

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Writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli will host the British Red Cross ‘Seeds of Change’ food stall at Spitalfields market to highlight the growing cost of food in developing countries. The stall will sell food at prices that reflect the high cost in food insecure nations.  In many food insecure countries people spend up to 80% of their income feeding their family.  If this were the case in the UK a loaf of bread might cost between £7 and £10 and a simple sandwich could be as much as £24.  All sales will be donated to the British Red Cross.

ActionAid - The Changing Face of Africa - 1 October 2011

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ActionAid presents a free lecture and campaign workshop at Toynbee Studios. Join the panel debate with speakers including Anver Versi, 2005 Diageo prize winner for best journalist in Africa and hear from Elias Mtinda, ActionAid Tanzania, on how the rush for biofuels is causing a global land grab. Get the latest on the ActionAid Tax Justice campaign, and take action to stop tax dodging multinational companies from siphoning millions out of developing countries. FREE entry (including lunch) but booking essential. More information from jasmine.didymus@actionaid.org

Breast Cancer Support - Fundraising Lunch - 30 September 2011

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The Haven, presents the Pink Buddies Autumn lunch at the OXO Tower in support of breast cancer support centres. Tickets £39.50.

CLIC Sargent - CSSO Theseus and the Minotaur - 29 September 2011

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Continuing a tradition begun by the legendary conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent, the CSSO are the musical representatives of CLIC Sargent, Britain’s leading children’s cancer charity. Join them at Cadogan Hall for the world premiere of Alan Detweiler’s Theseus and the Minotaur and hear the classic myth bought to musical life. Then enjoy Bruch’s timeless and romantic Violin Concerto in G minor with rising star Mathieu van Bellen before being gripped by Stravinsky’s energy-charged ballet Petroushka. Tickets from £8.

Oxfam - OXJAM 2011 - October 2011

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Oxjam is back again this year. The fabulous launch event gigs feature Fatboy Slim, Brett Anderson and Charlie Simpson all at secret locations in London. Tickets £25. Check the Oxjam calendar for other events around the UK.

UpRise - Anti-Racism Festival - 25 September 2011

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UpRise is a FREE multi-arts festival with music, art, comedy, debates, walks, talks, film etc at various venues in Dalston. Mercury Music Prize-nominated Ty hosts with music from ESKA, Aruba Red, Cynikal, Baby Sol, Fiona Bevan and Under the Driftwood Tree. FREE entrance.

Oxjam - Bloomsbury Jam - 23 September 2011

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Bloomsbury Lanes is throwing a fundraising shindig at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes for the Oxjam Brick Lane festival that takes place in October. Line up includes Brassroots, Nathan “Flutebox” Lee. Tickets £4 (or £5 on the door).

International Animal Rescue - Stand up for Animals - 23 September 2011

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Join host, Lenny Beige, BAFTA award-winning comedian Jo Brand, and featured surprise guests in an evening of side-splitting laughter to benefit the work of International Animal Rescue at the Leicester Square Theatre. Tickets £35.

City Gateway - Battle of the Bands - 22 September 2011

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Gemserv presents RPI – X Factor at Cargo where the utility sectors' eight best musical talents will perform to raise money for City Gateway and Tourettes Action. The compère for the event will be the fantastic, Perrier Award winning, Dominic Holland. Tickets from £7.

Music and Ability - The Joy of Music - 21 September 2011

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MUSIC AND ABILITY BIG BANG NIGHTS are regular monthly events organized by Big Bang Lab and hosted by Dreamstake. The Joy of Music is a crowdsourced documentary showing a music project involving  children with autism. The group will discuss creativity and ability beyond preconceptions with Dr Margaret Lobo (Otakar Kraus Music Trust) and Sergio López Figueroa (Big Bang Lab). The event takes place at Club Workspace in Clerkenwell. Tickets £6.

International Alert - Are You Taking The Peace? - 19 September 2011

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International Alert , the UK’s leading peacebuilding organisation, present ‘Are You Taking the Peace?’ A night of laughter from an all-star comedy line up to mark International Peace Day. Taking place at the world famous Comedy Store. The line-up includes: Stewart Lee, Rob Rouse, Pete Johansson and Stewart Francis with Al Barrie compering. Tickets £16.

Small Steps - Love for Life - 17 September 2011

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A secret location plays host to a glamourous fundraising event with the theme of love for life (please wear something red!). Giving their valuable time for free to raise money for Small Steps are DJs Michelle Coe, Ben Gee, Chrissy Jay, Hayley Martinez, Lee Harrison, Rob Holmes. With CJ on Vocals,  Heather Hoyle on Sax, Monkfish on Percussion and Sophie DJ presenting Mothership Featuring Heleana. More details from loveforlifelondon@hotmail.co.uk or 07815 501702. Tickets £10.

Wellbeing of Women - Literary Lunch with Barbara Taylor Bradford - 13 September 2011

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Eve Pollard in Conversation with Barbara Taylor-Bradford at Fortnum and Masons; the legendary author Barbara Taylor-Bradford is in the UK for a few days only. Hear her speak about her latest book at the Wellbeing of Women Literary Lunch. Tickets £75 which includes a 2-course lunch and wine at the St James's restaurant.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Harvest Festival - 9 - 12 September 2011

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The Teenage Cancer Trust are pleased to announce that this summer they're the chosen charity for Harvest Festival, a unique summer festival that brings together three simple virtues in life; food, music and family. Line up includes The Kooks and many more. Tickets from £50.

BLISS - Charity Date Auction - 8 September 2011

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WGIRLS London, a group of young professional women devoted to giving back in their local communities, is hosting Bid for Bliss, a fun and interactive date auction at Jalouse in aid of the special baby care charity Bliss. Tickets 15 pounds.

UCLH Cancer Centre - Comedy Night at the Comedy Store - 22 August 2011

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The Charity Fundraiser presents another night of comedy - this time at The Comedy Store - for the UCLH Cancer Centre with Tim Clark (MC), Alistair Barrie, Tom Wigglesworth, Paul Thorne, Addy Van Der Borgha and Wayne Deakin. Tickets £15.

Merlin - Vagabondz Fundraiser - 19 August 2011

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London’s leading bass promoters Vagabondz are hosting a fundraiser at The Garage in aid of the famine in Somalia, working in association with the Merlin charity – The UK’s leading charity specialising in international health, sending medical experts to the front-line of global emergencies. £5 minimum donation.

Stonewall - Madonna Queen of Pop - 14 August 2011

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The Queen of pop's 53rd birthday at soho's uber-infamous Punk nightclub. A unique collection of live art, photography, electric sculptures, film, performance, video and paintings. Raising money for Stonewall charity (working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals). Entrance from £10.

UNICEF - A Laugh in Aid of UNICEF - 8 August 2011

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Benefit for Unicef at The Comedy Store, featuring Felix Dexter, Hal Cruttenden, Jo Enright, Geoff Whiting, Paul Kerensa, Taylor Glenn and Junior Simpson. Tickets £17.50

Joshua Tree Foundation - Singles Party - 6 August 2011

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Singles Party at The Harbour Club, Notting Hill. Proceeds from the night go to the Joshua Tree Foundation, a charity that works to help underprivileged children and their parents escape extreme poverty and limit the growing rate of child labour in Ghana. Tickets £20, £30.

NLAH - The Great Eight - 29 July 2011

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The Great Eight - John Hegley, Stewart Lee Kevin Eldon, Dave Johns, Bridget Christie, Andrew Bailey, Cath Drake and Simon Munnery will be performing a benefit gig at the Bloomsbury Theatre for North London Action for the Homeless a drop-in centre for the homeless and vulnerable providing a welcome a dinner and comfort and support. Tickets £15.

Just Say Yes - FUNd-Raiser for Kenya - 28 July 2011

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This FUNd and awareness raiser for women living in the Ngong Hills slums (Kenya, Africa) who have HIV/AIDS is at St. George the Martyr Church in the Crypt  and is hosted by a group of Life Coaches who are passionate about helping people move past their limitations, get out of their own way and live the life they have always dreamt of. Starring the very talented Randolph Matthews. Tickets £15 on the door.

Devon Air Ambulance and Water Aid - Chagstock - 22-24 July 2011

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"The Best Little Festival in The South West" Ade Edmondson. Chagstock is a not for profit event raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance and Water Aid. Line up includes The Magic Numbers and many more......  Tickets £90.

Save the Children - Concert for the Children of Egypt - 22 July 2011

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Amira Fouad, the distinguished Egyptian pianist, makes her debut at Cadogan Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra in David Heath's new Piano Concerto entitled El Hedeiya in a programme that will be repeated at Cairo Opera House and the Sayed Darwish Theatre in Alexandria in September. Tickets from £12.50. All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children - Egypt.

Guide Dogs - Go Jump, Get Rescued - 22, 23 July 2011

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Guide Dogs are running “Go Jump Get Rescued” in conjunction with Newfoundfriends in London Docklands. On Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July, participants will be rescued from the Thames by 14 stone Newfoundland dogs. Taking place at the Docklands Scout Project near Canary Wharf station. Watch Newfoundland rescue dogs, with paws at the ready, save ‘volunteers’ who throw themselves into the water, to experience the life-saving qualities of the giant, shaggy canines. To register, call 0845 372 7340 or email redbridgeadmin@guidedogs.org.uk.

British Red Cross - Dance for Life - 17 July 2011

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British Red Cross's Dance for Life is the is one of the biggest platforms in the youth dance calendar. The event supported by Britain’s Got Talent Winners Diversity. Young Performers can enjoy dancing while raising money for the world's largest humanitarian network. The Dance for Life finals are going to be held at Indigo2. Tickets £6.

UCLH Cancer Centre - Comedy Night at the Bloomsbury Theatre - 12 July 2011

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Another fabulous night of comedy at the Bloomsbury Theatre  with Paul Foot Robin, Ince, Miles Jupp, Diane Spencer,Pete Firman. Raising money for the UCLH Cancer Centre.  Tickets £15.

Get Connected - Get Comedy at The Tattershall Castle - 11 July 2011

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Get Connected is the free, confidential UK helpline for children and young people who know they need help but don’t know where to find it. Start your week laughing with a brilliant line-up of Joel Dommett (Finalist English Comedian of the Year 2009, E4's Skins), Ian Smith (Winner of You Must Be Joking ), Chris Martin (Guardian Top 10 Comedy Podcasts) and Gareth Richards (Russell Howard's Good News.) Tickets £15.

Reprieve - Humour and Rights - 10 July 2011

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An evening of comedy at the Comedy Theatre for Reprieve starring Ed Byrne, Andi Osho, Nick Revell, Shappi Khorsandi, Alistair Barrie, Hal Cruttenden, Dan Antopolski, Doc Brown - further acts to be announced. Tickets £25/£30.

Sandblast - El Problema screening - 3 July 2011

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The El Problema screenings are being organised by Sandblast, the London-based arts and human rights charity, in conjunction with Artifariti from Sevilla, who will introduce their work to promote Saharawi artistic development in the refugee camps, in Algeria, and raise awareness of the human rights struggle in Western Sahara. The event takes place at Rich Mix as part of the Origins festival. Tickets £9, £6.50 concessions. Other screenings take place on 24 June and 11 July.

Cardiac Risk in the Young - Cazfest - 2 July 2011

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Cazfest, a lovely little boutique festival with a feel good factor, returns to Bishops Stortford raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young. Line up includes the Sugarbabes.  Tickets £20 in advance and £25 on the day.

The Prince's Trust - The Big Feastival - 1 - 3 July 2011

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Join the Jamie Oliver Foundation at the Big Feastival on Clapham Common for the first boutique festival of first-class food and top-notch live music. All profits go to The Prince’s Trust and Jamie Oliver Foundation to help disadvantaged young people. Line up includes The Charlatans, Norman Jay, The Mystery Jets and Soul II Soul. Tickets £35. Under 12s go free. STOP PRESS 2 for 1 offer from Last Minute.com.

Shelter - Architect in the House - July 2011

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Architect in the House is an innovative scheme run by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). They match homeowners with a local RIBA chartered architect who gives up an hour of their time for a design consultation. In exchange, the homeowner makes a suggested donation of £40 to Shelter. Register here - closing date is 3 July 2011.

Macmillan Cancer - The Big Mix - 18 June 2011

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The Big Mix is a fundraiser and awareness event at various events in Shoreditch for Macmillan Cancer Support, which improves the lives of people affected by cancer.  The line up includes Newton Faulkner, Claire Maguire and The Pipettes. With comedy from Kevin Eldon and others. Tickets £20.

Camden Calling - Tropical Summer Party - 17 June 2011

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Camden Calling presents the second of this years season of FREE GIGS @ the infamous and gloriously ramshackle George Tavern. They will be turning the venue into a tropical paradise and invite you to come and get sticky with them! FREE entry.

One to One Childrens Fund - Lecture: Human Rights and the Law - 15 June 2011

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One to One Children’s Fund are bringing together some of the greatest legal minds in the country in a panel discussion at Grays Inn that looks at Human Rights and the Law: The Limits of Government. This debate will address the legality of curtailing individual rights in the face of national security threats. Tickets £20 and £35.

GOSH - La Plume - Back to the Thirties - 14 June 2011

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 La Plume presents Back to the Thirties at Proud Camden, a night of exquisite glamour with Josephine Shaker, Top Shelf Jazz Band, Hank Stone and Miss Bruise Violet. Tickets £8 or £10 on the door, with the proceeds going to the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity.

UCHL Cancer Centre - Comedy at the Bloomsbury - 13 June 2011

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Another fabulous night of comedy at the Bloomsbury Theatre  with Steward Francis, Holly Walsh, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Josie Long, Isy Suttie and Arthur Smith. Raising money for the UCLH Cancer Centre. Presented by The Charity Fundraiser  Tickets £15. Special offer until 31 May limited tickets available for £12.50.

Tushinde - Swishing party in Balham - 11 June 2011

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Lovely littel swishing party at St Thomas' Church Balham from 3.00 - 6.00 pm raising money for Tushinde, a charity helping street children in Nairobi. Bring three items of good quality clothing. More details from Sophie Cook on 07941 501 320 or sopdinkel@yahoo.com. Tickets £10 including raffle ticket or £5 without.

Japan - Tokyo Symphony Orchestra Benefit Concert - 11 June 2011

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Benefit concert in aid of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (whose concert hall was destroyed in the earthquake) at St Saviour's Church, Brockley. Flora Music Group under Maestro Adian Varela, with pianists Sophia Rahman and Chris Lee, plus vocalists Monica Ube, Marina Gillam, Beatriz Lozano and Julie Clare. Programme includes works by Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Kramer, Pärt, Gershwin and Nina Simone. The performance starts at 7.00. FREE entry.

Bridges Across Borders - Balkan gypsy sounds@ Village Underground - 9 June 2011

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Bridges Across Borders presents a night of Balkan gypsy sounds, at Village Underground to raise funds for voluntary youth work in Bosnia Herzegovina. As well as fantastic live music and great DJs, there'll be hoola dance, a craft/vintage market, and a chance to buy some of the superb limited addition clothes, mix CDs and photo prints. FREE entry.

The Princes Royal Trust for Carers - Charity Case Comedy - 9 June 2011

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Charity Case - a night of fantastic award-winning comedy at the Bread and Roses, Clapham, in aid of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, with Abandoman, Carl Donnelly, Joe Wilkinson, Gail Porter, Romesh Ranganathan and MC Lloyd Griffith. Great line-up, good cause, nice price! Tickets £12.50.

The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts - Shrek the Musical - 8 June 2010

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The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts is proud to announce that the Royal Gala Performance of Shrek the Musicial will take place at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, President of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, will attend this special performance, hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, which will be in support of Children & the Arts. Tickets from £20. 

International Alert - Poets for Peace - 8 June 2011

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Join International Alert at the Black Heart in Camden for an amazing night of slam poetry. See some fantastic poets including: Shane Solanki, curious, Stephanie Dogfoot, Angry Sam, Raymond Antrobus and Michelle Madsen. There will also be an open mic session on the night, where anyone can get up and say their peace. Tickets £5 on the door.

Chase Hospice - Derek Clapton and the Dominoes - 4 June 2011

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Join Derek Clapton & the Dominoes at The Harlington in Fleet for a charity gig raising money for the Chase Hospice for Children. Tickets £10.

Evelina Childrens' Hospital - Comedy Night - 4 June 2011

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Stewart Lee 43, Tim Key 34, Kevin Eldon 51, Sara Pascoe 31, and Chris Addison 63, do a benefit gig at the Bloomsbury Theatre for the Evelina Children's Hospital. Hosted by Robin Ince 27. Tickets £17.50

War Child - Sami Yusuf - 1 June 2011

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British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf has announced that the show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire as part of his 'Wherever You Are' Tour will be in support of War Child. Tickets £27.50.

UpRise - UpRise Live - 31 May 2011

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UpRise and Unstable Promotions present UpRise Live at Proud Camden, the prelude to the 2011 UpRise Anti-Racism Festival. A host of the UK's most innovative and conscious artists come together in support of UpRise. Funds raised will go towards the vital work of tackling racism and towards the free 2011 UpRise Festival.  Tickets £10 in advance or £15 on the door.

Japan Tsumani Appeal - Bed Springs Presents - 26 May 2011

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Bed Springs Presents a charity gig at the Albert & Pearl  Islington with Madcap Stranger Colors and Voodoo Rays  FREE entry.

The Connection at St Martin’s - Seasick Steve- 26 May 2011

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Streets of London are excited to announce that Seasick Steve will be headlining this year’s Streets of London Concert for Homelessness, at Camden Electric Ballroom. This one-off, intimate club show will give fans the chance to see Steve performing his foot-stomping Delta blues up close and personal, prior to appearances at several major festivals this summer. All proceeds will go to The Connection at St Martin’s, a day centre in central London that provides specialist support to more than 200 homeless people each day. Tickets £26.00.

The Princes Trust - London Chamber Orchestra Concert - 25 May 2011

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The London Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 90th anniversary this year and is holding a special concert in aid of The Prince's Trust at St. John’s, Smith Square. The programme will include Lady Radnor’s Suite by Parry, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 and Mozart Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’. Tickets £25 and £50.

Great Ormond St Hospital - Channel 4 Comedy Gala - 24 May 2011

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The Channel 4 Comedy Gala returns to The O2. The all star line up confirmed includes: Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Jonathan Ross, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Micky Flanagan, Rhod Gilbert, Sarah Millican, Sean Lock, Andi Osho, Dara O'Briain, Jack Whitehall, Jason Byrne, Jason Manford, Kevin Bridges, Mark Watson, Noel Fielding, and many more! Tickets £60.

Watch the 2010 event now on 4OD

James Whale Fund - comedy night - 23 May 2011

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Gail Porter, Chris Cox, Frank Sanazi, 4 acts form Michael McIntyre's Road Show at the Lyric Theatre in aid of the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer. Tickets from £15.

SurvivorsUK - Songs for Survivors - 22 May 2011

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Songs for SurvivorsUK brings opera legends, West End stars and pop icons together for a spectacular and vital fundraiser supporting men who have been sexually violated. This concert marks the 25th anniversary of this pioneering organisation that provides a national helpline and London based counselling services to men who have experienced sexual violation. Tickets from £25.

Ndoro Children's Charities - Wine Tasting & Art Exhibition - 21 May 2011

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Ndoro Children's Charities presents a charity wine tasting at Supper Club Notting Hill. Begin Saturday afternoon tasting canapes and bidding on unique African Art, including a mix of paintings, sculptures, wood carvings and photography from Freeway FootballHeritage Art Gallery and Culture In Stone. Continue the day tasting 6 delicious wines and test your wine knowledge with an education and trivia course, hosted by expert sommeliers from the West London Wine School. Tickets £25.

Football Action - VEST-IVAL - 21 May 2011

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Come along to the ‘VEST-IVAL’ of music and sport at Jimmy’s Farm and help raise money to support children in poverty across the world. The vest-themed festival will feature DJ Annie Mac, live bands, stand up comedy and 5-a-side football as well as football coaching and face painting for children. Tickets £45 for adults, £100 family.  All proceeds will go to Hanna’s Orphanage, which supports orphans in Ethiopia, and Football Action, which places volunteer football coaches and English teachers in developing countries across the world.

Cherish Uganda - Comedy night with Jo Enright - 20 May 2011

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An Evening of Comedy with award winning comedienne Jo Enright at The Bear, Deptford, raising money to send a group of young people to Uganda with the Cherish Uganda project to work with children orphaned by AIDs and conflict. Tickets available on the door £10.

War Child - Moby - Destroyed - 18 May to 19 June 2011

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From May - to June, 54 images from Destroyed – Moby’s first complete published work – will be on display at Proud Camden, giving visitors an unrivalled opportunity to see a large selection of the photographs exhibited at once. . Profits from the launch party on 17 May go to War Child. FREE entrance to the exhibition.

Art Saves Lives - @ House of St Barnabus - 12 May 2011

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Art Saves Lives presents a wonderful Fundraising event at the House of St Barnabus, one of London's hidden gems. Enjoy the art, theatre, poetry and music alll for FREE!

Build a Village Project - Journeys from the Heart of Couture - 12 May 2011

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Lifestylers for LIFE social media collaborative are holding a sensational evening of compelling stories from couture's deepest heart to raise money for the James Caan Foundation’s 'Build A Village programme' Journeys from the Heart of Couture will bring together the world of luxury couture, charitable giving and enterprise to raise funds to rebuild lives and homes following one of the biggest natural disasters of our times: the Pakistan floods of 2010. Thanks to Rumi Lounge and the generosity of the speaking designers 100% of the ticket price will go to the charity. More details. Tickets £25.

NAT - Spring Awakening - Spring Sparkles - 11 May 2011

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NAT (National Aids Trust) is delighted to announce that their annual fundraising event ‘Spring Awakening’ will take place at The Sackler Hall, Museum of London.  The evening is generously supported by the prestigious Champagne Academy, who will be providing guests with the opportunity to taste champagne from the 16 Grand Marque Champagne Houses. As well as champagne and canapés, this fabulous fundraiser will host a big-prize mini auction, tombola, silent art auction and raffle – giving all guests the chance to win fabulous prizes whilst donating to help fund NAT’s vital policy work.Tickets £75. 

London’s Air Ambulance - Canary Wharf Charity Abseil - 7, 8 May 2011

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Do you see yourself as a bit of a daredevil?  Enjoy a challenge? Fancy abseiling down a 230ft building? Well why not take part in the Canary Wharf abseil in aid of London’s Air Ambulance. £30 registration and minimum sponsorship of £250. More details from Christine.margetts@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk. Limited places so it’s first come, first served.

Cherish Uganda - Viva Uganda! feat. Athlete and Randalph Matthews - 7 May 2011

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An acoustic gig night with award winning Athlete , Eska, Randalph Matthews and Jinadu at The Bear, Deptford, raising money to send a group of young people to Uganda with the Cherish Uganda project to work with children orphaned by AIDs and conflict. Tickets £12.

Training for Life - Mingle with Singles - 4 May 2011

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Visit the fabulous Michelin recommened Hoxton Apprentice (part of the Training for Life charity) for a chance to Mingle with Singles, an evenining of drinks and canapes for single professionals (recommended age 30+). Tickets £20. Or why not visit for a meal on any day of the week "Wonderful meal, wonderful service. Long live social enterprise! " (Feb 2011)

Asthma Uk - The Big Sing Song - 3 May 2011

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Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a soul diva? Maybe you’re the next Aretha Franklin or you could give Take That a run for their money? Show off your talents, get sponsored for a good cause and put yourself or your group in the limelight for Asthma UK’s Big Sing Song. Asthma Uk are aiming to raise £50,000 for World Asthma Day on May 3rd, to help the 1 in 8 children under 15 who experience an asthma attack so severe they can't speak. Register now for a fundraising pack.

Japan Tsunami Appeal - Muzaholic Showcase - 28 April 2011

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Muzaholic presents The Muzaholic Showcase at Avalon in Shoreditch with Natalie Duncan, Cleo Sol, Ebru and more. £1 of the door price goes to the Japan Red Cross Appeal. Tickets £8.

Japanese Red Cross - Made in Japan - 21 April 2011

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ATP concerts presents: Made In Japan - and urges you to support the victims of the Japanese disaster - all of the profits from this event will go to the Japanese Red Cross and will be used towards helping the Japanese people recover from this devastating natural disaster over the coming months and years. A Benefit Concert For The Victims of the Japan Disaster: Squarepusher + LFO + F*** Buttons + Declan Allen + N>E>D. Tickets £20.

Attitude is Everything - Club Attitude @ Rich Mix - 15 April 2011

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Attitude is Everything presents Club Attitude at Rich Mix. £6 in advance or £8 on the door.

UCLH Cancer Centre - Charity Comedy Night - 14 April 2011

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The stars of the comedy world are coming together for one special night at the Bloomsbury Theatre to raise money for the UCLH Cancer Centre. The line up is Jeremy O'Donnell (Compere), Stewart Lee, Milton Jones, Jarred Christmas, Adam Bloom and Simon Donald. Tickets £15.

Japan Society - Japan Crisis Appeal Concert @ St John's - 14 April 2011

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This concert at St John's, Smith Square is an event for the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March. The entire profits from ticket sales will go to the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund which is distributing aid to help people in the affected areas. The performances are given by Japanese and non-Japanese musicians based in UK who are donating their service for this special evening. Tickets from £10.

Nyumba Ya Thanzi - Charity Gig - 8 April 2011

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Charity gig at the New Empowering Church (pretty cool warehouse and club venue in London Fields, E8 3RL) raising money for the Nyumba Ya Thanzi nutrition centre in Senga. £5 before 9.30 and £8 afterwards.

Victim Support - MUSICAL CABARET - 6 April 2011

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Charity event in aid of Victim Support at Arnold's with the award-winning Singing Policeman, Antony Wolfson, who has the launch of a new single coming soon. With performances from original Queen of acid jazz and ex-Brand New Heavies and Incognito vocalist, Linda Muriel; new pop band signed to Sony, Duchess along with Sarah Louise Ings' all singing, all dancing show. Tickets £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door.

Music in Prisons - 15th Anniversary Concert - 4 April 2011

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Music in Prisons is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a recital showcasing the renowned talents of cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Stephen Hough. Show your support for their important work with prisoners by joining them for a 90 minute programme of music to be followed by a short drinks reception. All proceeds from the evening will be used towards the Trust’s future work delivering creative music projects in prisons across the country.  This event will take place at Temple Church and will be followed by a drinks reception. Tickets £10 and £35.

British Red Cross Japan Disaster Benefit - Brixton Academy - 3 April 2011

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Beady Eye + The Coral + Graham Coxon + Paul Weller + Primal Scream + Richard Ashcroft at the O2 Academy Brixon  in aid of the British Red Cross Japan Appeal. Tickets £38.50.

Japanese Red Cross - Japan Charity Showcase - 3 April 2011

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Japan Charity Showcase at the Macbeth, Hoxton from 3.00 pm. Music, food, vintage clothes sale and art and photography auction. £3 with all proceeds to  the Japanese Red Cross.

Shelter - Cake Time 2 - 8 April 2011

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It's Cake Time again. Simply bake (or buy) a cake for the office or your friends and family and raise valuable funds for Shelter. Register here and then watch the Cake Time Film for inspiration.

St Christopher's Hospice - Race NIght - 2 April 2011

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A fantasy Horse Race Night at The Railway Telegraph Forest Hill with proceeds going to St Christopher's Hospice. Watch fantasy raves on the Big Screen and then place a bet on one of the fantasy horses! You can also win money too! The night begins at 7pm and finishes at 10pm and then it's over to DJ's playing a mixture of great music till 1.30am

Japan Tsunami Appeal - UA @ THE LYTTELTON ARMS - 2 April 2011

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Unplanned Afternoons presents a fundraiser for the Japan Tsunami Appeal at the Lyttelton Arms from 4.00pm FREE entry.

Mencap - April Fools - 1 April 2011

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Join Mencap for their biggest ever April Fools Day celebrations, as they present a riotous evening of stand-up comedy and sketches at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London.  Hosted by Jo Brand and Miranda Hart, April Fools is one night, one stage and one great line up! The evening will feature performances from Lee Mack, Harry Hill, Al Murray, Sean Lock, Miranda Hart, Kevin Eldon, Stewart Francis and Lucy Porter. Tickets £40.

BAAF - Literary Lunch - 29 March 2011

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The BAAF (British Association for Adoption & Fostering) Literary Lunch will be held at the Carpenters' Hall from 12.30pm until 3pm. The guest speaker will be the highly acclaimed author, Kate Mosse, world famous author and Co-founder and Honorary Director of the Orange Prize. Author and musician, Zara Phillips, whose book 'Mother Me', published by BAAF, tells of her journey as an adoptee approaching motherhood will also be speaking, along with Nimmy March, BAAF Patron and adopted adult. Tickets £65 which includes a drinks reception followed by a two-course lunch.

Cancer Research UK and MGA - Spring Ball - 25 March 2011

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Cancer Research UK and the Myasthenia Gravis Association present the Spring Ball 2011 at The Hilton Docklands Hotel.  Includes charity auction. Tickets £60.

STOP PRESS - we have a limited amount of tickets available for £25 instead of £60 when you mention gigs4charity. Email londonspringball@gmail.com for details.

MS Society - Alternative Quiz Night - 24 March 2011

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A night of silliness is guaranteed at the Alternative Quiz Night in the Lord Nelson Pub, Brentford with rounds including a Spelling Bee, Memory Round, Cranium and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Entry is £5 per person and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the MS Society. But if you can't make it you can still donate to this worthy cause via JustGiving.

ARCHIVE - No Funny Business - 24 March 2011

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ARCHIVE (Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments) presents No Funny Business charity comedy night at 86 St James in aid of World TB Day. Comedic acts include Adam Bloom, Mark Restuccia and Tom Craine. Tickets £10.

Giving Africa - Musical Celebration - 24 March 2011

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Join Maeve Crawford at her musical celebration with live music, special cocktails, raffle and an auction at The Ginglik Shepherds Bush and help her in her quest to raise money and awareness about the project that Giving Africa are involved in with Burkina Faso. Tickets £7 on the door.

Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief - Charity gig - 24 March 2011

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Japan is facing its biggest crisis since the Second World War, the prime minister
Naoto Kan said, as the country battled to avert a nuclear disaster after the
devastating earthquake and tsunami. This event at Bar Rumba aims to fundraise money for the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund. Tickets £15. See YouTube for more info.

Youth Funding Network - Funding evening - 22 March 2011

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The Youth Funding Network is a new approach to giving to charity. Instead of asking you to donate to charity, the organisation invites charities to pitch for your money. You can pledge money or volunteer time and with your £10 entry fee you get a £10 to start you off! The next event is at CAMP. There will be three tip top social change projects sharing their amazing work, you'll have the chance to support the project/s of your choice with your £10 entry donation, and to volunteer too if you're that way inclined. There will be cheap drinks, tasty food, tasty boys and girls, and some very special CAMP entertainment...

Teenage Cancer Trust - Royal Albert Hall Sessions - 21 March - 27 March 2011

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Once again the Teenage Cancer Trust has a fantastic line up of mega stars at the Royal Albert Hall raising money for a very worthy cause. Line up : 21 March - An evening of comedy with John Bishop, Kevin Bridges and Greg Davies; 22 March - Squeeze and The Feeling, 23 March - Biffy Clyro,  24 March - Roger Daltrey CBE performs The Who’s Tommy, 25 March - Beady Eye,  26 March - Editors and  27 March - Tinie Tempah. Tickets on sale now!

St Joseph's Hospice - Stand Up for St Josephs - 21 March 2011

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A night of stand up comedy at the Leicester Square Theatre in support of St Joseph’s Hospice and featuring some of the cream of British comedy talent including MILTON JONES, ADAM BLOOM, PHIL BUTLER, SIMON BLIGH, TIM CLARK, PAUL MCCAFFAREY Hosted by GEOFF BOYZ  and featuring the superb musical talent of JAMES FOX. Tickets £14.

Seeing is Believing - London Chamber Orchestra - 16 March 2011

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Alison Balsom joins the London Chamber Orchestra to perform Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto at Cadogan Hall. This concert is in aid of Seeing is Believing. Every five seconds, someone, somewhere in the world goes blind. Seeing is Believing is a global initiative to help tackle avoidable blindness. Tickets from £10.

Club Attitude - A World in London Special - 16 March 2011

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The BBC’s decision to axe the capital’s only world music radio show has shocked and incensed lovers of global music and culture prompting a huge outcry and a campaign to save AWIL. Show your solidarity by supporting the campaign and come along to the FREE A World in London Special  at The Wilimington organised by Attitute is Everything.

Club Attitude - A World in London Special - 16 March 2011

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The BBC’s decision to axe the capital’s only world music radio show has shocked and incensed lovers of global music and culture, prompting a huge outcry and a campaign to save AWIL. Show your solidarity by supporting the campaign and come along to the FREE A World in London Special  at The Wilimington organised by Attitute is Everything.

Refugee Action - Charioke Marathon - 14 March 2011

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Refugee Action is now signing up people brave enough to break the karaoke pain barrier. Join the 10-hour sing-a-thon and raise money for refugees. Just like a charity marathon, but without the overly revealing synthetic sportswear and the chafing, this event in 2009 saw 115 Charioke champs sweating, panting and limping to the finale line in support of 13 different charities and raised a whopping £23,000!

Comic Relief - Radio 3 Big Red Nose Show - 14 March 2011

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Stars from the worlds of classical music and comedy join together for one night of camaraderie, hosted by Katie Derham and the mischievous Basil Brush, to raise money for Comic Relief at the Royal Albert Hall. Be part of the official Guinness World Record attempt to create the largest kazoo orchestra on the planet. Big tunes, big names and big gags guaranteed. Tickets from £5.

Women of the World - Equals Live - 11 March 2011

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Southbank Centre presents EQUALS Live as part of the WOW series. Join V V Brown, Paloma Faith, Annie Lennox and Kate Nash, for a special evening to celebrate the strength and unity of women across generations to mark the centenary of International Women's Day. Tickets from £30. EQUALS is a partnership of over 20 leading charities brought together by Annie Lennox to celebrate the centenary of International Women's Day and step up the call for a more equal world.

BAAF - Quiz Night with Nikki Campbell - 10 March 2011

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Join the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) for their quiz night at the Butcher’s Hook & Cleaver pub near Smithfield Market and help raise vital funds for BAAF's work. Test your wits as Radio 5’s Nicky Campbell asks the questions at this fun night out. Tickets £15 including a drink on arrival.

The Tropical Zoo - Comedy Goes Wild - 6 March 2011

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Dara O Brian will host a stellar night of live comedy in aid of The Tropical Zoo at the hmv Hammersmith Apollo.  Alongside Dara, 'An Evening with Dara O Briain and Friends - Comedy Goes Wild' will feature a fantastic line up of first class comedians including; Shappi Khorsandi, Rich Hall, Mike Wilmot, Marcus Brigstocke, Daniel Sloss plus more to be announced. Tickets £20.

Australian Red Cross - Fundraiser for the Australian flood victims - 5 March 2011

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The Punch Tavern will be hosting a Charity Fund Raiser to help victims of the Flood Disasters in Australia. Money raised will be donated to the Australian Red Cross (for Victoria) and the Premiers Disaster Relief Appeal (for Queensland). The Punch Tavern has generously agreed to donate the venue, 10% of bar and 50% of food takings on the night. The event will include a Raffle, Charity Auction, Aussie inspired finger food (including Vegemite Toasties) and an Australian music marathon. Tickets £10 from dave@punchtavern.com.

The Ayrshire Hospice - C30, C60, C80s, GO! - 27 February 2011

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Miss Rose Thorne & Beyond The Cabaret present a Charity Night Of 1980's Inspired Burlesque & Cabaret hosted by Benjamin Van Louche at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Tickets £10 with the proceeds going to The Ayrshire Hospice.

Headway East London - Dance Marathon - 26 February 2011

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The 3rd Headway East London DANCE MARATHON will take place at The Rich Mix, Shoreditch. The Dance Marathon is a sponsored event where people stay on their feet for 8 hours dancing and raising money to support people affected by acquired brain injury. To date, Dance Marathon has raised £25,000 for the charity. Registration is now open.

British Heart Foundation - Wear Red Day - 25 February 2011

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This year is the 50th birthday of the British Heart Foundation so what better time to join the celebrations and get involved in Red for Heart? Join National Wear Red Day on Friday 25 Feb, or create your own event - anything goes as long as it's red! Or why not download the  five-disc compilation featuring the best love songs from every decade since the charity was formed?

The Killing Cancer - Comedy Punch - 24 February 2011

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Join the Comedy Punch  for a night of the finest stand up comedy and partying in The Cuckoo Club, an exclusive private members club  (dress code applies). Chris Dangerfield is headlining and is supported by Katie Hearsey, Matt Richardson, Tony Marrese. Open mic spots include Aaron Truss, Daniel Moss and Nicola Redman. Compere is Jonny Williams.  Special charity auction and raffle for The KILLING Cancer Charity. Tickets £7 or £10 on the door.

Dorothy Croft Trust - Launch Gala - 20 February 2011

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The Dorothy Croft Trust for Young Musicians’ UK launch takes place at Cadogan Hall, with star pianist Melvyn Tan, BBC Concert Orchestra leader Cynthia Fleming, and the Croft Trust Orchestra. Tickets from £12. 

HemiHelp - Children Helping Children Concert - 19 February 2011

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Help HemiHelp  celebrate 20 years of supporting children and their families affected by hemiplegia – a neurological condition that weakens one side of the body and for which there is no cure. The fantastic line up at Cadogan Hall includes performances from singer, songwriter Joseph McManners and music from the Purcell School. A variety evening including classical, jazz and pop acts plus dancing and fun for the whole family. Tickets from £10.

Mad4Africa - Traffic Light Party - 19 February 2011

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Mad4Africa - a small UK registered charity who work in a rural region of Rwanda - presents a party with a difference at Anexo - wear GREEN if you are single, RED if you're taken and AMBER if you're not sure! Entry £7 on the door. More details from becki@mad4africa.org.uk

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture - Doctors' Orchestra - 15 February 2011

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The Doctors’ Orchestra returns to Cadogan Hall for another performance in support of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. Starting with Beethoven’s unjustly neglected Second Symphony, their programme also includes Blumine, a rarely heard Mahler gem. Tickets from £15.

MSF in Pakistan - Flood Relief Appeal - 12 February 2011

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Highly acclaimed pianist Emmanuel Despax, accompanied by Andrew Gourlay - described by Gramophone Magazine as "one to watch" - and the virtuosic Adhoc Humanitarians Orchestra perform luscious sweeping French classics, with tantalising interval spice from Asian friends. All performers in this one-off, inspiring, fundraising evening of profound beauty are donating their time and talent for free. Tickets from £15.

Econet Mobile - Econet Live - 12 February 2011

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To celebrate its launch in the UK, Econet Mobile is hosting Econet Live with two shows on 11 and 12 February with performances from the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi. The London show will be at the Oasis Banqueting Hall in Barking. On the tour will be South African house jaggenaut, Liquideep and the UK based Jusa Dementor, Oluhle and Bkay & Kazz. Book your ticket in advance or pay on the door - £22.50.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers - Celebrity Speed Dating - 10 February 2011

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Spice up your Valentine’s Day plans with a speed dating extravaganza to be held at Cherry Jam, West London’s boutique bar and club in aid of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. Guests include glamorous girl group Serese, among others. Standard tickets are £30 and a VIP ticket costs £60 (which includes champagne and speed dating with the celebrities).

 

Great Ormond Street Hospital - gig at Carnivale - 3 February 2011

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Claudia Gronke has organised a special night at Aldgate’s premier live music venue, Carnivale, to raise vitalfunds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Carnivale will be donating 10% of the night’s takings to the charity, whilst rock & roll outfit Warehouse Republic are donating 50% from all tickets sold at the event for their upcoming show at IndigO2 at The O2 Arena.  FREE! entry.

UCHL Cancer Centre - Comedy Night - 3 February 2011

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Charity Comedy Night at The 52 Club with Tom Allen (MC), Tim Clark, Carly Smallman, Simon Donald, Carl Donnelly. Raising money for the UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation. Tickets £7- contact Jeremy Banks on 07713904025.

London's Air Ambulance - Frock Swap - 2 February 2011

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Is your wardrobe is bulging but there's actually nothing in there that you feel like wearing? If this sounds familiar, join the Frock Swap revolution at The Great Hall Barts Hospital where you will have the chance to revamp your wardrobe, whilst mingling with international designer Suzanne Clements of Clements Ribeiro. Enjoy complimentary wine, nibbles and be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes, including a Benefit cosmetics package. Doors open at 6.30 for 7.00 start. Tickets £10 with the proceeds going to London's Air Ambulance. More information from Jodie on 020 7943 1302 or  jodie.potter@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk

Get Connected - Get Comedy 2011 - 2 February 2011

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Get Connected is the free, confidential UK helpline for children and young people who know they need help but don’t know where to find it. Mock the Week regular Mark Watson headlines this fabulous comedy show at the Boatshow Comedy Club. And Matt Lacey  will also be there to perform his hilarious 'Gap Yah' sketch. Tickets £16.

Sue Ryder - FEBRU-HAIRY- 1 - 28 February 2011

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February might be famous for Valentine’s day and Pancake day but this year, Sue Ryder has taken over and re-named it Febru-hairy. People are being encouraged to sport creative styles and funny hair to raise vital funds for the charity. Last year people taking part in the event helped raise more than £25,000 to provide end of life and long-term health and social care for the thousands of people it cares for every year. Download your Febru-hairy pack and join in the fun.

Save the Children - comedy fundraiser - 30 January 2011

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This new Greenwich comedy club at the Old Brewery, Greenwich features stand-up from Ava Vidal, Johnny Kats, Jo Romero, Anna Freyberg and Liam Smith this evening. All proceeds are being donated to Save the Children. Tickets £10.

Women V Cancer - Fundraiser - 27 January 2011

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Fantastic night of live music & DJs at Ginglik with all proceeds from ticket sales going to Women V Cancer (Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, Ovarian Cancer Action). Tickets £10.

The Bedford - SXSW fundraiser with Rich Hall - 26 January 2011

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Each year The Bedford goes to Austin, Texas to take part in the worlds laregest and most successful music conference and festival South By South West (SXSW) to present a stage for Bedford artists where they will be seen and heard at their absolute best. This year's line up at the fundraiser includes Rich Hall, Iwan Rheon, Ed Sheeran and The Dunwell Brothers Band. Tickets £10.

The New Victoria Foundation - Funny Women - 23 January 2011

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Funny Women present a brilliant evening of entertainment at The Orange Tree Richmond with sharp and sassy humour from the newest crop of female comedy talent, headlined by stand up comedienne and impressionist, Jan Ravens. Funds raised will go to support the charity The New Victoria Medical Foundation. Tickets £20.

Shelterbox - fundraiser at the Fox and Firkin - 15 January 2011

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Quality live music DJs and prizes to be had in aid of Shelterbox at the Fox and Firkin. Shelterbox deliver rapid practical relief to disaster zones by delivering boxes containing tools, cooking facilities, a family sized tent and even colouring books and crayons for kids. Tickets £10.

Dyslexia Action - Neverland Charity Party - 14 January 2011

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Join Ed and Mark at Pacha as they celebrate turning 30 in green tights surrounded by the lost boys and Captain Hook. Proceeds from the event will go to two charities - Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity and Dyslexia Action. Tickets £10.

KILLING Cancer - Rock Legends - 13 January 2011

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Bryan Adams, Richard Ashcroft, Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry and The Who unite for a one off charity gig at the HMV Apollo Hammersmith in aid of the charity Killing Cancer. Tickets from £49.

The Hunger Project - Dionne Warwick and Friends - 9 January 2011

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London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre is to host a concert to raise awareness and funds for The Hunger Project’s programmes. Legendary Dionne Warwick is joined by an international star cast including Natalie Cole, Elaine Paige, Mica Paris, Simon Keenlyside and Steven McRae. The aim of the concert is to raise significant awareness of the very first World Hunger Day and the inspiring work of the Hunger Project to bring an end to hunger and poverty. Tickets from £41.50.

Celia Hammond Animal Trust - Mary Epworth + Ulysses - 7 January 2011

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Charity fundraiser gig for the Celia Hammond Animal Trust with Mary Epworth, Ulysees, Outdoor Types, Dead Sea Navigators and Milly Hirst at the Miller. Tickets £5.

Global Angels - Christmas Angels - 19 December 2010

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Sing your heart out at this fabulous fundraiser in aid of Global Angels. Hosted by DJ Lonyo and featuring live music from Raphaella, Bluey Robinson, Rian Peters, Eddie and Lauren Ellington, music and charity will come together in sizzling style tonight. Tickets £10.

The Deborah Hutton Campaign - Film Competition - Oct to Jan 2011

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Cut Films is holding a film competition - a chance for young people to engage, create and produce their discoveries about the truth of smoking. The best film wins a workshop with a leading UK film director, equipment for their school or youth club, and national publicity. The competition is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking and is being supported by the Deborah Hutton Campaign. More information about the competition from Lemar.

Various charities - Funny Women Christmas Special - 20 December 2010

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Join Funny Women for an Xmas extravaganza - a Christmas cornucopia of award winning female comedy - music, magic, character and sketch at The New Players Theatre. Hosting this sensational evening of festive entertainment is Kate Smurthwaite. "A powerhouse of observational wit" The Spectator, "Comedy that cuts through the crap." Three Weeks.  Funds raised on the night will support International Women’s Day on 8th March 2011 and a coalition of leading aid charities and organisations. Tickets £12.50.

Ndoro Children's Charities - Christmas Bazaar - 18 December 2010

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Join Ndoro for their annual Christmas Bazaar at Primrose Hill Community Centre between 12pm and 4pm. There will be stalls, a raffle, tombola and refreshments will be available including home made cakes, mince pies and mulled wine.

The Prince's Trust - Christmas Classics - 17 December 2010

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A truly magical and worthwhile event at the Southbank Centre in support of The Prince's Trust, the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform a programme of popular Christmas classical music with The London Chorus, followed in the second half with beautiful songs from BLAKE. Tickets from £15.

Ndoro Children's Charities - Christmas Aperitivo - 17 December 2010

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Join Ndoro CC for a rather lovely Christmas event at Jalouse. To say thank you to their supporters, they have organised a night of celebration in Mayfair. There will be a raffle with amazing Christmas prizes, a complimentary mulled wine reception with canapes, and Christmas Carols performed by a special guest musician. Note that this event is by invitiation only so please RSVP the organisers. Entry by donation of at least £10 before 10.00 and £20 after 10.00. Dress code Glitter and Glamour.

Various charities - YouTube Takeover - 17 - 18 December 2010

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Beatbullying and Save the Children are among eight charities chosen to feature in this year's annual ‘Project for Awesome’ charity YouTube take-over, which will see the platform overrun with charity and cause-related content for 24 hours. Project for Awesome is set for action on 17 December focusing on four areas: innovation in education, health, poverty and children’s wish-giving. More info from Civil Society.

The Prince's Trust - Sing for your Supper - December 2010

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A new concept in dining is here: Sing for your Supper. Diners at Zizzi’s newest London restaurant who get up and sing in front of the restaurant audience will get their supper for free, and raise money for The Prince’s Trust in the process. In support of The Trust, Zizzi Sessions will be hosted each Thursday evening from 2nd December – 30th December by Grammy nominated singer and saxophonist, Becki Biggins. Book online now!

Help a London Child - Capital Rocks - 13 December 2010

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Join Capital FM, Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon at Capital Rocks! An exclusive evening of star-studded entertainment, incredible food and a money-can’t-buy auction all in aid of 95.8 Capital FM’s Help a London Child. The event is being held at the magnificent Old Billingsgate and all proceeds go directly to Capital FM's Help a London Child. Tickets £295.

Crisis - Carol service - 11 December 2010

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The Crisis Carol Service will take place in the historic surrounds of Southwark Cathedral. There will be readings and performances by members and supporters and  the singing will once again be led by the Thames Philharmonic Choir. The service will be followed by mince pies and wine in the Cathedral. Please do join them for what is always a beautiful evening. Tickets are free but please register first. There will be a collection at the end of the service.

The Prostate Cancer Charity - Christmas Concert - 10 December 2010

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The Prostate Cancer Charity are holding their Christmas carol concert at St. John’s, Smith Square. Performing again is the Bath Male Choir, along with the New London Children’s Choir. Celebrity readers include Eastenders’ Rudolph Walker and Simon Chandler, with other special guests to be confirmed. There will also be a Christmas Fayre on the steps of St. John’s with carol singing from 6.00pm. The concert begins at 7.30pm Tickets £15 and £18.

Parkinson's UK - Carol Concert - 8 December 2010

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Join the award winning Wessex male choir and Roger Lloyd Park (Vicar of Dibley) and celebrate the festive season at a charity carol concert at Central Hall, Westminster. Tickets from £15 with the proceeds going to Parkinson's UK.

British Heart Foundation - Angina Monologues - 5 December 2010

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Heart disease kills 3 x more women than breast cancer. For one night only, join the UK’s top comedians as they give us their unique take on affairs of the heart. Hosted by Victoria Wood, the Angina Monologues is an initiative by the British Heart Foundation to raise awareness of heart disease in women, in a language everyone understands - humour.   Tickets £25. Also showing at various Vue Cinemas on the same night. Tickets £10.

Narcolepsy UK - Dana Thompson album launch - 5 December 2010

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Singer songwriter Dana Thompson is holding a pre-album launch party at Bar Sequence in Islington. Tickets £15 with 10% of the proceeds going to the charity Narcolepsy UK.

Ndoro Children's Charities - Christmas Bazaar - 4 December 2010

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Join Ndoro for their annual Christmas Bazaar at Twickenham United Reformed Church between 12pm and 4pm. There will be stalls, a raffle, tombola and refreshments will be available including home made cakes, mince pies and mulled wine.

Wallace and Gromit's Children's Foundation - Great British Tea Party 1 - 21 December 2010

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Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation invite you to join them and thousands of others across the country, in hosting your own Great British Tea Party in December, to raise vital funds for sick children across the UK. Visit  their website to register for your free fundraising pack.

Youth Funding Network - Funding Event - 29 November 2010

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The Youth Funding Network is a new approach to giving to charity. Instead of asking you to donate to charity, the organisation invites charities to pitch for your money. You can pledge money or volunteer time and with your £10 entry fee you get a £10 to start you off! The next event is at CAMP. There will be three tip top social change projects sharing their amazing work, you'll have the chance to support the project/s of your choice with your £10 entry donation, and to volunteer too if you're that way inclined. There will be cheap drinks, tasty food, tasty boys and girls, and some very special CAMP entertainment...

The Princes Trust - Merry Kissmas - December 2010

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Kissing for charity? What could be better than this? The Christmas tree in Covent Garden has a lighting system - called  KISS - which is activated when two people hold the mistletoe under the tree and kiss. The electricity of their touch spectacularly lights up 50,000 red and white LED lights, creating a sensational light installation.  Merry Kissmas aims to raise over £25,000 for youth charity The Prince’s Trust. The suggested donation for each kiss is a minimum of £1. Open from 12 to 9 pm daily.

Shanti International - Red and Black Soiree - 26 November 2010

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Join Shanti International and friends at the glamorous celebrity venue 26 Smithfield  from 7 pm till late for their fundraising gathering with canapes, live acts, dancers, guest speakers and a special guest DJ appearance. The evening will also include an art auction, raffles, lucky dips and more. Money raised will go toward the Shanker Foundation project which was set up in Darjeeling for people with Aids and HIV, offering them a support network, education, medication and advice in a society where being different is a stigma. Tickets £10 in advance or £15 on the door.

The Prostate Cancer Charity - Movember Gala Parté - 25 November 2010

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It's that time of the year again!  The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember.  Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st  clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.  The funds raised through Movember’s UK campaign benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity (TPCC), the UK’s leading prostate cancer charity. Check out the events in London here and here or go to the  London Gala Parte at Battersea Evolution. Tickets £30.

Headway East London - Stand-UP 4 Headway - 25 November 2010

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The Stand-UP 4 Headway Comedy Gig will take place at  The Water Poet with Tony Dunn, Stephen Hill, Grainne Maguire, Matt Richardson, Paul Ricketts. All funds raised will go towards supporting people affected by brain injury. Tickets £10.

Musicians Benevolent Fund - Festival of Saint Cecillia - 24 November 2010

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The Musicians Benevolent Fund present their annual Festival of Saint Cecillia Lunch with a service at Westminster Abbey at 11am followed by a lunch at Banqueting House Whitehall. There will be two readings, given by Diane Louise Jordan and Sean Rafferty. The guest speaker at the lunch will be Sir Michael Parkinson. Tickets for the service are free but must be booked in advance. Tickets for the service including lunch are £90.

Concordia Foundation - Bach to Bernstein - 22 November 2010

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The Concordia Foundation presents Bach to Bernstein which celebrates 15 years of Building Bridges through Music and the Arts by Concordia. The Foundation has reached thousands of children through their Young Audiences projects, presented countless London recitals featuring young musicians from around the world and has circled the globe with presentations ranging from intimate chamber concerts to fully staged opera. Tickets from £12.

Mothers4children - the Really Really Great Garage Sale - 14 November 2009

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Selfridges plays host once again to the Really, Really Great Garage Sale in aid of Mothers4Children, an organisation that supports children's charities from around the world. The sale will take over the first floor of the Selfridges car park with 50 unique stalls. Mothers4Children patrons Louse Redknapp, Trinny Woodall and Yasmin Le Bon have enlisted friends and family from the worlds of fashion, music, sport and entertainment to donate covetable items for sale and to act as stallholders on the day.  This year’s contributors include Kelly Hoppen, Pearl Lowe, Tamara Beckwith, Vassi Chamberlain and Melanie Blatt, so if you consider yourself a bit of a bargain hunter then get there early and bag yourself a designer treasure. Entrance £5 (children free).

Kids Co - Gladrags and Handbags - 12- 14 November 2010

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Kids Company has teamed up with Harpers Bazaar & fashion’s hottest names to bring you an exclusive designer sale at The Music Room.  All the items on sale have been donated by designers, who include Stella McCartney, Mulberry, Issey Miyake, Dries Van Noten, Vivienne Westwood, Georgio Armani & Tom Ford. With all proceeds going towards a magical Christmas for over 2,000 vulnerable inner-city children, shopping has never been so guilt free. Admission £2 on the door.

Eaves - LadyFest Ten - 12- 14 November 2010

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Ladyfest, the global independent arts festival promoting and celebrating women’s creativity and counter-culture, turns 10 years old this year. Ladyfest Ten takes place from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th at various North London venues, and will involve iconic and emerging female talent from every field. Tickets from £12.50. All profits from the festival will be donated to the wonderful charity Eaves, a London-based charity that provides high quality housing and support to vulnerable women.

Kids Company - Doing it for the Kids - 6 November 2010

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DOING IT FOR THE KIDS is a charity gig at the Wilmington Arms in aid of Kids Company; an organisation that works with vulnerable children and young people. The line up includes Young & Lost Club DJ set, Hannah Matthews, SPORTSDAY, Telegrams, Planet Earth and Elliott Morris. Tickets £6 or £7 on the door.

Musicians Benevolent Fund - Liza's First Farewell - 2 November 2010

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Liza's First Farewell "These I have loved" at St John's, Smith Square with Elizabeth Connell - soprano - and Eugene Asti - piano. Raising funds for the Musicians Benevolent Fund. The  Fund is a unique charity which provides essential help to musicians of all ages across a range of genres and supports music professionals throughout their working lives when a crisis such as an accident or illness can have a devastating impact. It also supports young aspiring musicians to help them enter the profession with the best chance of success. Tickets from £10.

Kids Co - Stand up for the Kids - 1 November 2010

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Really Lovely Comedy presents a benefit show at Madame Jojo’s with some absolute comedy heroes all donating their time and talent to raise money for Kids Co, the wonderful charity which supports our most vulnerable and at-risk children. All proceeds to the charity for this fine event will be gentleman comedian Miles Jupp, wonderfully nerdy sketch group Pappy's, and the astute Indian doctor, Paul Sinha. Tickets £14 in advance or £16 on the door. 100% of tickets sales go to the charity!

Save the Children - Killer Heels - 12 November - 10 December 2010

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Throughout November and December Save the Children are asking their supporters to donate your most sparkly and glitzy shoes of the season. The designer shoes donated will then be displayed for a limited period at the recently opened ‘Mary’s Living & Giving shops for Save the Children’ on Westbourne Grove, before being auctioned off from 12 November - December 10 alongside the celebrity shoes to raise money.

Bliss - Iyanu's Destiny - 31 October 2010

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A night of live music filled with good vibes and good company raising money for Bliss.  Featuring the vocal talents of Amede Soundsmith ADNW (Allen & Da New Wave) and  Incisive Taliwa Rhian. There will be a host of London’s finest Djs spinning tracks to get your feet moving, including So Contagious Ent (DJ Kopeman & Host Shades)  and Phat-Kontrolaz. Tickets £5.

NDORO - Children's Charities Gala - 30 October 2010

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Ndoro invite you to join them for their Children's Charities Gala at The Millennium Gloucester Hotel hosted by Carlton Cole and Caprice.  The evening includes a drinks reception, dinner, entertainment and a live auction in aid of an orphanage home school and clinic for children in Zimbabwe. Tickets £150.

Breast Cancer Campaign - Wear it Pink Day - 29 October 2010

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Everyone can be a part of wear it pink day - the dress down day with a difference. Just team up, wear something pink and donate £2 each to Breast Cancer Campaign. Register here.

Z2K - Write On! with Sandi Toksvig - 25 October 2010

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A fabulous night of comedy presented by Women in Journalism in support of Z2K, a charity which helps people in the UK in extreme poverty. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig and featuring Shazia Mirza Annabel Giles, Viv Groskup and other writers and performers. Plus a special guest appearance by the winner of this year’s Funny Women Awards. Tickets £25.

Oxfam - Oxjam Brixton Takeover - 23 October 2010

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The Oxjam Brixton Takeover is back. This year 5 of Brixton's hippest and best loved venues will play host to some of South London's best live music during the day with an exclusive after party locked down for Oxjam wristband holders to carry on late into the night. Oxjam will be taking over The Windmill (Straight up indie), Upstairs at Ritzy (acoustic heaven), The Dogstar (Hip Hop, Reggae, Bashment), The Rest is Noise (Afrobeat, Baille Funk and a whole lot more) Limited early bird tickets are £8 rising to £10.

INTI WARA YASSI -Jungle Boat Party - 23 October 2010

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Take a walk on the wild side and party to help raise money for the big cats, monkeys and other animals at Inti Wara Yassi rescue centre in Bolivia. Fundraisers are converting the Tamesis Dock boat into a mini jungle with electro and exotic sounds, 80's, and all your favourite tunes, plus fancy dress jungle style, face painting, raffle, jungle photo booth, jugglers and more. Tickets £7 on the door, £5 for students.

Oxfam - Oxjam Brick Lane Takeover - 23 October 2010

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Oxjam Brick Lane is a music festival taking place across 8 venues in the bustling and vibrant area of East London. Venues include the Vibe Bar, The Big Chill, 93 Feet East, The Brickhouse, Pizza East aka Concrete, Cafe 1001, Corbett Place & Avalon. Covering a broad spectrum of music from rock/indie, Hip hop, Asian, Futuristic/Dance and much much more from both well known bands and DJs and up and coming artists - plus some very special guests. Tickets £10. For more fabulous Oxjam events search their events calendar.

Oxfam - OXJAM Kilburn Takeover - 23 October 2010

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Oxjam Kilburn will be taking over Kilburn with 40 acts performing across five venues on Kilburn High Road all in the name Oxfam. Tickets £10.

Oxfam - OXJAM at Leadenhall Market - 22 October 2010

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Oxfam’s music festival Oxjam is coming to Leadenhall Market for a FREE 12-hour extravaganza of local music, food and fun- 35 bands, three stages, all in one day. Oxjam at Leadenhall Market features The Roolettes, The Obscuritones, Zen Motel, Cavilry, The Weller Collectiv and many more. FREE entrance!!!!!! For more fabulous Oxjam events search their events calendar.

Amnesty International - Protect the Human - 22 October 2010

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ArtMusic and The Armed Forces Events present Protect the Human at Shoreditch Church. Hosted by Kate Bond (WIRED) & Jayson Daniels (Channel 4) with DJ sets by The Invisible, DJ Wandson Maxx, DJ Cooks, DJ  Lee Curtis, Break London DJ's, DJ  D.Vyzor. Tickets £6 in advance or £7 on the door.

The Sick Children's Fund - The Big Gig - 21 October 2010

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The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity which supports families who have very sick or terminally ill children, is very excited to announce its first ever comedy night, The Big Gig, with the fantastic Ed Byrne confirmed as the headline act. The night, at The Leicester Square Theatre, promises to be chock full of giggles and laughs from some of the hottest comedians around. Tickets £15.

Body and Soul - Voice Storm - 20 October 2010

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Annie Lennox, Melanie C, Lauren Pritchard and Alice Russell are among a host of stars who will perform at a special concert presented by the HIV charity Body & Soul in memory of the late Dame Anita Roddick. ‘Voicestorm’ will take place at the Roundhouse. The event, an intimate evening of live music and inspirational presenters, will bring together exceptional female artists who are lending their support to this important organisation and campaign.Tickets £40.

CARE International - Concert for Care - 18 October 2010

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Join film composer, producer and songwriter David Arnold at the Royal Albert Hall for a charity concert in aid of CARE International. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will play music from popular contemporary films, conducted by the composers themselves or the house maestro, Robert Ziegler. Each score will be introduced by the composers and special guest movie stars. Various film songs will be performed by major artists backed by a full symphony orchestra. Comedian Jimmy Carr will also join the line-up. Tickets from £22.

Barnado's - Young Songwriters Competition - 17 October 2010

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Budding young songwriters have until 17 October to submit their entrries for the Young Songwriters Competition. The composers will be invited to write the lyrics and music for an original uplifting composition, and with the help from their school, participants are encouraged to record and submit their material for inclusion in the competition. The competition is organised by Charity Goods and supported by Eliza Doolittle and is designed to allow the creativity in children to be used in a positive way, to showcase their talents and help fundraise for abused, vulnerable and neglected children. The top 4 songs will be recorded in a top London studio with leading UK artists. Register your interest here.

Cancer charities - Moondance for Life - 16 October 2010

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Moondance gives something back with its 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Cancer charities at Hidden. Tickets £6.

Various Charities - Live to Give - 14 October 2010

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New social enterprise alive and giving are having a fundraising event at the UCL Main Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT to showcase three charities: Changemakers; Restless Development; Cool Earth Action. For every £10 you donate on the night the organisers will match it. All donors will be entered into a draw to win an iPad. Tickets FREE (prior registration required).

Oxjam - Music and Art Event - 13 October 2010

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A cracking mid-week treat, presented by Music Tree promotions, with London's hottest and upcoming bands; Butterflies on Strings, Them Changes, Love In The Asylum and Tomokiyo performing live in the cool venue of Vibe Live, Vibe Bar. Artworks and prints for sale after the event as a memento among other exciting treats and all for charity! Tickets £5.

National Aids Trust - The Wig Party - 10 October 2010

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The Wig Party comes to the Cafe de Paris raising money for the National Aids Trust, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV. Tickets from £25.

Oxfam - Oxjam Kilburn Comedy Festival - 10 - 13 October 2010

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The Oxjam Kilburn Comedy Festival takes place at various venues in Kilburn. Featuring Trevor Lock, Rufus Hound, Alex Zane, Gail Porter and many more. Tickets £5.

World Development Movement - Joking for Justice - 7 October 2010

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Join the World Development Movement for a top notch night of comedy at Dingwalls, Camden with Tony Law, Andrew O'Neill, Liam Mullone, Francesca Martinez, Kent Valentine, Hils Barker, Charlie Talbot. Tickets £15.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Inspiration Awards for Women - 6 October 2010

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The ‘Inspiration Awards for Women’ in association with Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a glamorous and uplifting event at Cadogan Hall. The awards celebrate inspirational women nationally and internationally. Attendees have included Dame Helen Mirren, Hayley Westenra and Dame Kelly Holmes. Last year Ruthie Henshall, Cara Dillon and Blake performed. A host of celebrities and VIPs mingle and enjoy an evening of classical and jazz performances by some of the industry’s most talented artists. Tickets £49.

Oxfam - Oxjam at the Bedford - 5 October 2010

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As part of the Oxjam Music Festival, The Bedford presents great live music from Jon Bilbrough Marcel Legane, Josh Bray.  Doors 7.30 show starts at 8.45. Tickers £5 on the door. For more fabulous Oxjam events search their events calendar.

Caron Keating Foundation - Pinktober - 5 October 2010

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Pinktober, Hard Rock Cafe's campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer is at the O2 Indigo this year. Line up incldues The Bangles, Beverley Knight, Amy MacDonald and more. Tickets £30.

Safe Hands for Mothers - Laughter for Life - 4 October 2010

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Comedy fundraising night at The Comedy Store for the charity Safe Hands for Mothers whose vision is to contribute to a reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity from pregnancy-related causes and to protect and promote health of the newborn in developing countries. MC Helen Lederer, Shazia Mirza, Tom Wrigglesworth, Karen Dunbar, Kathy Lette. Tickets £25 (includes a glass of champagne and nibbles).

Breast Cancer Campaign - Pink Aerobics - 3 October 2010

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Join Breast Cancer Campaign and LessBounce for Pink Aerobics in Hyde Park, London. Registration costs £15.

Oxfam - PAGOA at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club - 3 October 2010

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An afternoon/evening of sublime entertainment, Starting at 3pm and continuing until late. Featuring 8 wonderful artists steeped in folksy-talent and good morals. Featuring Message to Bears, A-Line, Jane Weaver,  Lara J Martin and more...All set in an East End iconic venue with tipples to tempt anyone. Tickets £8 or £10 on the door.

Oxfam - Oxjam launch gig with Four Tet - 30 September 2010

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Oxjam presents Four Tet as part of the Oxjam celebrity launch. Details of the secret venue will be emailed 72 hours before the event. Tickets £25. For more fabulous Oxjam events search their events calendar.

Oxfam - Oxjam launch gig with Johnny Borrell - 29 September 2010

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Johnny Borrell plays at an intimate secret venue as part of the Oxjam celebrity launch. Tickets £25. For more fabulous Oxjam events search their events calendar.

Various charities - Oxford Philomusica - 28 September 2010

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The Cyprus High Commission in the UK presents a concert at Cadogan Hall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus. The programme includes the UK premiere of Treasured Island by Christodoulos Georgiades and Sophia Serghi’s ‘Shall we Dance’, a medley of evocative dances. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to a UK based charity. Tickets  from £10.

Oxfam - Oxjam Launch gig with Diana Vickers - 28 September 2010

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Oxjam presents DIANA VICKERS, GABRIELLA CILMI, PEARL & THE PUPPETS at a secret location as part of the Oxjam launch. Tickets £25. For more fabulous Oxjam events search their events calendar.

Yoga Biomedical Trust - Open Day - 25 September 2010

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The Yoga Biomedical Trust, which promotes research into yoga for the treatment and prevention of health issues, will offer its unique classes and therapies at One, a unique Yoga and Yoga Therapy Centre in Bethnal Green. To celebrate its opening, One is hosting an Open Day for the public, offering FREE taster sessions and information on all its courses, including Yoga for Fertility, Yoga for Stress, Well Woman and Yoga for Cancer Care. (Booking places via the website is essential.)

Peace One Day - Celebrate Peace One Day - 24 September 2010

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To celebrate a day of non-violence and global cease fire, Peace One Day invite you to a special screening of the award-winning and inspirational film "The Day After Peace". The event includes champagne reception, 3 course meal, traditional Burlesque dancing, Blues Band and DJ. Tickets from £47.

UCLH Cancer Centre - Comedy Festival - 22 - 23 September 2010

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Comedy Festival at the Bloomsbury Theatre raising money for the new UCLH Cancer Centre. Line up for 22nd includes Andi Ohso, Tom Allen, Ninia Benjamin, Stewart Francis, Tony Law, Andrew Lawrence, Pete Johansson with special guest Russell Howard. Line up for 23rd includes Alex Zane, Dan Antopolski, Tim Clark, Ben Norris, Josh Howie, Ian Stone, Dave Fulton. Tickets £17.50.

Princess Royal Trust for Carers - The Big Reveal - 21 September 2010

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The Princess Royal Trust for Carers proudly presents the Big Reveal Gala Dinner and Fashion Show at The Lancaster Hotel hosted by Alvin Loy. All proceeds will help to continue work in supporting the hundreds of thousands of unpaid carers in the UK. The evening will commence with a champagne reception, followed by a four-course dinner and catwalk show in the company of famous faces from the worlds of fashion, sport and entertainment. A spectacular auction will then be held with a number of fabulous "money can't buy" prizes. Tickets £250.

International Alert - Are you Taking the Peace? - 20 September 2010

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International Alert present another fabulous comedy night with Are you Taking the Peace? at the Comedy Store. Comedians include Shappi Khorsandi, Alex Horne, Stewart Francis, Richard Herring, John Gordillo and Al Barrie. Tickets £18.

Help for Heroes - Race for Recovery - 19 September 2010

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Have you got the bottle? Brut for men present the Race for Recovery at Battersea Park. The challenge is to complete a military fitness assessment against the clock. You'll need to run 1.5 miles, do two minutes of sit ups and two minutes of press ups. Then you'll be given a score to see whether you're the fittest or fastest. Prizes for the best in each heat, plus if you're the overall winner on the day BRUT will pay for you to go on the 2011 trip to Everest Base Camp all in aid of Help for Heroes. £10 minimum donation to register.

Intermission - Grateful - 12 September 2010

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Thomas Hopkins and Danielle Tarento presents for Intermission an inspiring evening of musical theatre and gospel music in aid of an extremely good cause at Cadogan Hall. Intermission is a charity which engages young people from London’s inner-city communities, giving them an opportunity to connect with and find their voice through the performing arts. An evening not to be missed. Tickets £25.

Help for Heroes - Heroes Concert - 12 September 2010

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Help for Heroes present The Heroes Concert with Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott, Plan B and The Saturdays at Twickenham Stadium. Tickets from £55.

THET - African Rhythms - 11 September 2010

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THET, a global health charity committed to improving health services in developing countries, invites you to a night of African Rhythms at The Africa Centre. Join Kasaii Masai, a five piece African band, and then later DJ Arnaud Oya Bun, both of whom promise to fill the evening with traditional sounds and urban beats. The night will mark the very first in THET’s celebration of African music and dance and the money raised will support their Global Partnerships Programmes.  Tickets £10 which includes a free drink.

Cancer Research - Busking for Cancer - 10 September 2010

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Busking Cancer are proud to present their Busking Cancer party, which is being held at the wonderful location of the HMS Belfast, moored on the Thames near Tower Bridge. This year, there are two stages of music, which feature Newton Faulkner, Mr Hudson and others, all of whom are playing for free to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Tickets £15.

Help for Heroes - Awsum Inception - 10 September 2010

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Awsum presents Awsum Inception at Hidden raising money for Help for Heroes. £5 entry or free guest list before midnight.

Start - Prince Charles' Garden Party - 8 - 19 September 2010

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The Prince of Wales is opening up his own gardens at Clarence House, together with his neighbours’ gardens at Lancaster House and Marlborough House for a Garden Party. This fabulous event is part of Start - a national initiative by The Prince's Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable living. With a Musical Programme created by Jools Holland, Comedy by Marcus Brigstocke and Hugh Dennis and Fashion by Dame Vivienne Westwood this is one party not to miss. Tickets £15 for adults and £7.50 for kids.

OBJECT - Funny Women Awards - 6, 20 September

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The semi-finals and finals of the Funny Women Awards take place in September at the Leicester Square Theatre. Money raised from the event will go towards the work of the charity Object, an award-winning human rights organisation that addresses the challenging issues of the pornography and sex industries and their increasing normalisation. Tickets £18 or £15 for OBJECT members.

Macmillian Cancer Support- Let Us Entertain You - 5 September 2010

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Charity gig at The Bedford raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets £12.

Oxfam - Oxjam Brixton-Swish Shop - 4 September 2010

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The Oxjam 'Swish Shop' is brought to you by Oxjam Brixton in support of Oxfam and is taking place at the Dog Star bar and cafe in Brixton. At a Swish Shop guests bring along four items of clothing in good condition to swap with other 'Swishers'. Before Swishing commences, 'Swishers' can enjoy a complementary mini manicure, sip a special Oxjam cocktail or buy a ticket to the raffle all while relaxing to the sounds of the resident DJ. Finally, get advice from our in house tailor on how to customise your new clothing. Tickets £5 on the door - 10.00am to 2.00pm. For more fabulous Oxjam events search their events calendar.

NDORO - ZIMBABWE ROCKS - 3 September

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Zimfest presents ZIMBABWE ROCKS, a celebration of the diversity of Zimbabwean music at The Clapham Grand raising money for the charity NDORO. A spectacular night of music and performances from some of Zimbabwe's brightest stars - US born singer/songwriter ‘Chiwoniso’, Universal Island signing ‘Tinashe’ who will showcase tracks from his debut album, rockers ‘Mann Friday’ and promising artist & producer ‘Jusa Dementor’. Tickets £10.

Sue Ryder Care - Comedy Slappers - 1 September 2010

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14 Open Mic comedians who have been 'putting it about a bit' will entertain you at The Cavendish Arms. A great line up including the brilliantly surreal Tim Shishodia, Gemma Beagley (New London Comedy Awards 2010 finalist), eloquently filthy Josephine Lacey and circuit regular Ryan Cull. MC - your Poof In Boots Mark Jeary. All money raised at the event will go to Sue Ryder Care to care for people with end of life and long term conditions such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease. FREE entry.

Art Saves Lives - Contemporary Art Raffle - 23 August 2010

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This is your chance to get your hands on one of 75 prizes of comtemporary art for just £10. Check out the gallery for an idea of what's on offer and help raise money for Art Saves Lives.

Lake of Stars - The Noisettes - 12 August 2010

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The vinspired Lake of Stars Festival, an international music festival set on the shores of Lake Malawi in Africa, brings its unique flavour to the Union Chapel in Islington.  Headlining the evening will be the Noisettes, a band who’ve overtaken the British music scene with a dizzying speed of ascent, recently described by The Guardian as ‘the best live band in Britain’. Tickets from £10.

Sandblast - Charity Cabaret Extravaganza - 4 August 2010

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Olive Branch Theatre and arts and human rights charity Sandblast present Charity Cabaret Extravaganza at the Battersea Barge. The evening is a special fundraiser for a youth theatre project in the Saharawi refugee camps in South West Algeria. The evening will showcase London's finest performers in music, theatre, comedy and the spoken word to raise funds for a youth theatre project in the refugee . Entry by donation £20. For more information about the Sahaeawi refugee camps see this video.

Musician's Benevolent Fund - MBF Carol Concert - 15 December

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The MBF Carol Concert will take place at St Paul's Church in Covent Garden at 7.30, featuring the Vasari Singers, conducted by Jeremy Backhouse. Tickets are £12, click here for a booking form or ring 0207 2998357

War Child - THE PUB LANDLORD’S SOUTHBANK JUKEBOX - 27 July 2010

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War Child are proud to present ‘The Pub Landlord’s Southbank Jukebox’ a unique night of legendary British comedy and music, hosted and headlined by multi award-winning Al Murray, The Pub Landlord. Together with War Child, The Guv has recruited two of the biggest names in UK music: Madness and Plan B as well as stand-up comedians Jason Manford and Rob Deering.  Tickets from £30.

Youth Funding Network - Funding Event - 21 July 2010

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The Youth Funding Network is a new approach to giving to charity. Instead of asking you to donate to charity, the organisation invites charities to pitch for your money. You can pledge money or volunteer time and with your £10 entry fee you get a £10 to start you off! The next event is at The Gramaphone. Come along and hear six-minute presentations from three inspiring social projects that need your support to make the world a better place.

Children of Peace - Stand-up for Peace - 15 July 2010

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After the sell-out success of last year’s Stand-up for Peace, Children of Peace’s fund-raising comedy night is back with a fantastic line-up of comics at the Cockpit Theatre. All the money raised will go towards projects that bring Israeli and Palestinian children together, in the hope that they will build friendships that will put an end to conflict in the future. Line up includes Rich Morris (compere), Simon Munnery, Paul Foot, The Unexpected Items, The Aspidistras, Jess Robinson, Eirlys Bellin, Clare Warde & Jen Brister and Diane Morgan Tickets £15.

Guria - Aashish Khan - 9 July 2010

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The famous sarode player, Aashish Khan, will play an exclusive concert at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in West Kensington. He will be supported by internationally renowned artists Yousuf Ali Khan (tabla) Nicolas Magriel (sarangi) and Amie Maciszewski (sitar.) This is an entirely charity event to raise awareness for the issue of human trafficking, which has grown globally to become a ‘silent crisis’; it is now the third most lucrative illegal trade in the world after weapons and drugs. The concert is on behalf of a tiny grassroots charity called ‘Guria’ who have made massive achievements in fighting human trafficking and child prostitution in Northern India. Tickets £15.

Cardiac Risk in the Young - Cazfest - 4 July 2010

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Cazfest, a lovely little boutique festival with a feel good factor, returns to Bishops Stortford raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young. First 1,000 tickets on sale now at £20 (thereafter £30). Line up includes, Billy Lunn, The Young Fathers, The Holloways, Lemar and Tinchy Stryder and many more......

War Child - Army of You - 1 July 2010

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War Child's Army of You gig is a showcase of new musical talent, bringing together some of the most exciting names across the UK's thriving new music scene. Line up includes THE INVISIBLE / O.CHILDREN / BECOMING REAL / DISCO 3000 / FRIENDLY FIRES dj set / CASPER C / ONEMAN / SOLO and more. War Child works with children who are hit hardest by war and its consequences including child soldiers, street children and children in prison. Tickets £9.

Nepal Balbalika Trust - Nevestival - 20 June 2010

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FREE family festival in Battersea Park (La Gondal Cafe) 12.00 - 9.00pm, organised by Music4children. If it rains the festival will relocate to the White Lion in streatham.

The Pink Singers - A Little Light Music - 19 June 2010

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Europe's oldest LGBT community choir The Pink Singers perform at Cadogan Hall for the first time, with special guests Mladen Stankovic and Michael Derrick. As a community choir they support many charities and regularly perform at London Pride, for which they were founded 25 years ago. Tickets from £15.

WellChild - England Live Screening Event - 18 June 2010

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As official partner of the Team England Footballers Charity, WellChild is holding a fabulous event at the Brewery, where guests will watch the England vs Algeria match live on big screen. Tickets £150 including dinner, entertainment and free beer!

Macmillan Cancer Support - Brick Lane Takeover - 17 June 2010

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Macmillan's Brick Lane Takeover will welcome 2000 music enthusiasts from 5.30pm through to the early hours, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Line-up includes: ELIZA DOOLITTLE / KILL IT KID / THREE TRAPPED TIGERS / COSMO JARVIS / BEATBULLYZ / THE PARIS RIOTS  + lots more. Tickets £20.

PAWA - Funny Women - 17 June 2010

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Funny Women team up with PAWA for a groundbreaking showcase of the capital’s newest Pan-Asian comedy talent. PAWA aims to raise the profile of Asian women in the UK through events, initiatives and charity.  Funds raised on the night will support two charities: Chowkids in Malaysia and Banyan Tree in India, which both help girls born to a condemned life due to no fault of their own but by social prejudice. Hosted by the fabulous Sajeela Kershi, with guest appearances from, Dil, Joanna Lau and Ishi Khan Jackson. Guardian columnist and well known comic, Shazia Mirza headlines. Tickets £15 to include wine and nibbles.

Action for Kids - Urban Beach Volleyball - 11 June 2010

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The beach comes to Broadgate as Action for Kids holds its annual volleyball tournament. The event last year raised an amazing £50,000 for this very worthwhile charity. 12 teams of 10 players are needed so start practising now!

Reprieve - Reprieve Comedy Night 2010 - 7 June 2010

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Tickets now on sale for an unmissable evening of comedy and music in support of legal action charity Reprieve. Top comedians - including Tim Minchin, Ed Bryne, Robin Ince and Shappi Khorsandi -  will celebrate ten years of Reprieve’s vital work on death row and Guantánamo Bay in a unique stand-up show at the West End‘s Lyceum Theatre. Tickets from £25.

Save the Children - Living and Giving Store - May 2010

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Charity shop guru Mary Portas has designed the new Living & Giving shop for Save the Children. The idea is a revolutionary concept merging the best of high fashion, charity shopping and local talent. This new venture is due to open at the end of the month in Westbourne Grove and the organisers are appealing to the fashion industry to donate press samples and end of season stock for the store launch. They are also seeking volunteers to help out in the shop.

Kids First Trust - Joe Driscoll - 26 May 2010

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Gigs First presents Joe Driscoll at the Borderline in a benefit gig for Kids First Trust. Tickets £8.50.

Two Moors Festival - 10th Birthday Fundraising Concert - 26 May 2010

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The Two Moors Festival was set up in 2001 to bring cheer to people living on Dartmoor and Exmoor following the devastation caused by Foot and Mouth disease. This 10th birthday anniversary event features Julian Lloyd Webber, Leon McCawley, The Aronowitz Ensemble and Leon Bosch. Tickets from £10.

Various Charities - Quartet Pro Musica - 19 May 2010

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Quartet Pro Musica is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. This event at Cadogan Hall includes guest performances from Elizabeth Woods and James Lonsdale and is in support of the following charities: Fairbridge, HACSG, Headley Heroes, Elizabeth Finn Care & The Salvation Army. Tickets from £14.

Oxfam - Oxfam Curiosity Shop - 14 - 20 May 2010

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From Friday 14 May to Thursday 20 May Selfridges’ Ultralounge, the London store’s permanent arts and exhibition space, will be transformed into The Oxfam Curiosity Shop – staffed by celebrities from Annie Lennox to Zoe Ball with all proceeds going to Oxfam.

Shelter - Architect in the House - 19 April - 4 July 2010

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Architect in the House gives homeowners an hour's free consultation with a RIBA registered architect in return for a donation of £40 to Shelter. Register here. The closing date for registration is 4 July.

Promoting sustainable communities - Vortex Outdoors - 9 May 2010

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Vortex Outdoors is a dynamic outdoor live music festival in Gillett Square, in the heart of Dalston. Curated by BrazenBunch and produced by Hackney Cooperative Developments and The Vortex Jazz Club, Vortex Outdoors aims to provide free access to the arts for the local and wider community. The project also provides an opportunity for local young people to participate in creative workshops leading to a performance as part of the festival. FREE entrance.

Love is all we need - Dinner with Annie Lennox - 7 May 2010

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Love Is All We Need are delighted to announce that Annie Lennox and The SING Campaign are supporting the Love Is All We Need Dinner and Auction on World AIDS Orphans Day. Annie will be speaking about her experiences in South Africa and her fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The evening, at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, will include a drinks reception, a three course dinner and an auction. Tickets £80 or £700 for a table of 10.

International Alert - Are you Taking the Peace? - 6 May 2010

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International Alert present another fabulous comedy night with Are you Taking the Peace? at the Bloomsbury Theatre. The comedians include Stewart Lee, Adam Buxton, Tim Key, Rufus Hound, Al Barrie and Will Andrews. Tickets £16.

Protimos - Lecture by David Starkey - 6 May 2010

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Protimos is an NGO which works in collaboration with indigenous communities, helping them to understand and assert their legal rights in the development process through providing legal assistance and education. Their inaugural lecture, "English History and English Law" will be given by David Starkey CBE at Inner Temple. Tickets £20 (including reception).

Life Foundation - Catwalk for Life - 24 April 2010

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Catwalk for Life is a charity event at Dragon Hall, Covent Garden, to help raise funds and awareness about the work of the charity Life Foundation.  The money raised will help to provide necessities such as mosquito nets to prevent Malaria and school fees for children in Ethiopia. Tickets to the show are £7 or £10 for VIP. More details from  07951628915, 07534744796 or foundationlife@ymail.com.

Get Connected - Gig at UnderBelly - 18 April 2010

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The Get Connected gig will bring together some of London’s best up and coming live acts along with one of London’s coolest venues, the Hoxton UnderBelly. Get Connected is a free telephone helpline, email and webchat service finding young people in crisis the best help whatever the problem.  There will also be raffles on the night with fantastic prizes on offer. Tickets £6.

Toms shoes - One Day Without Shoes - 8 April 2010

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8 April is the third One Day Without Shoes Day, raising awareness of the conditions in parts of the world such as Ethiopia, where childrens' feet are exposed to deadly soil-based parasites. Toms shoes will provide a new pair of shoes for a child in need for every pair you buy.

Vinspired Lake of Stars - Rich Mix Showcase - 7 April 2010

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FREE event at Rich Mix raising awareness for the Lake of Stars Festival  - "there isn't another festival like this on the planet" Metro. Acts include The Good Natured and rising star from Botswana, Tamanda Walker.

Cancer Research UK - Give Up Clothes for Good - 5 - 25 April 2010

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From 5 – 25 April 2010, Cancer Research UK, T K Maxx and HomeSense are asking you to  donate your unwanted clothes and homeware. ‘Give Up Clothes For Good’ is the biggest clothes collection ever and aims to raise over £3 million for research into childhood cancers. Getting involved is easy – simply pick up a ‘Give Up Clothes for Good’ bag from your local TK Maxx store, fill it up with unwanted, quality items, then drop it off at your local TK Maxx or HomeSense while you shop. Or even better organise a donation station and encourage friends and family to join in.

Various charities - Pimp my Closet - 3 April 2010

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Swap Party with FREE BUBBLY! (Yes Really!) For good causes. All profits go towards 6 different struggling charities per event. Swap goods for tokens, swap tokens for goods. Entrance is a donation to the charity of your choice on the day. Swap new or very nearly new clothes, shoes, accessories or new unwrapped perfumes. Get PIMP TOKENS based on the quality of your goods which you then "buy" other stuff with - simples!

Simon Cowland Trust - Beautiful Easter Party - 1 April 2010

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Beautiful Events present the Beautiful Easter Party at the Great Eastern Dining Room to raise money for the Simon Cowland Trust - a charity dedicated to helping people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. Doors open from 6pm and the charity element of the evening continues until 9pm. Thereafter guests are welcome to stay and party at Below 54 until 1am. Drinks reception and a selection of pan-Asian cuisine to be served between 6pm - 7pm. The bar will then revert to a cash bar thereafter. Tickets £20.

GOSH - Channel 4 Comedy Gala - 30 March 2010

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Channel 4 at The O2 presents comedy from the best talent in Britain and abroad including Alan Carr, Bill Bailey, Christine Bleakley, David Mitchell, Jack Whitehall, Jack Dee, Jason Manford, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Jonathan Ross, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans, Mark Watson, Michael Mcintyre, Omid Djalili, Rich Hall, Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sean Lock, Shappi Khorsandi, Stomp, Tess Daly, Noel Fielding and many more...Tickets £55. Proceeds to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Stand Up for Africa - Charity Boxing Match - 27 March 2010

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Wanna thow a punch against child poverty? Join Hands up for Africa Fight Night at the Grange Hotel St Pauls for a truly awesome black tie (with a hint of Africa) extravaganza with 5* 3 course dinner and VIP entry to the brand new and exclusive Kanaloa Bar. Tickets from £50. Stand up for Africa (SUFA) focuses its support on community led projects in Africa working to improve access to education, health and wellbeing, promote and protect the rights of young people and women and provide opportunities for income generation.

The Children's Trust - Dare to Dance Strictly - 26 March 2010

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Experience the Bachata Tango, Salsa, Merengue and Cha-Cha lessons at the first 'Dare to Dance Strictly' event at Porchester Hall. The event will be hosted by Richard Marcel, a Guest Choreographer on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing. With showcases from Darren and Lilia, two of Strictly's professional dancers. Tickets  £50 to include cocktail, canapes and dance lesson. Proceeds go to The Children’s Trust which provides specialist care, therapy and education to children with multiple disabilities and brain injury.

Attitude is Everything - Club Attitude at Cargo - 25 March 2010

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Attitude is Everything and Global Local present Club Attitude at Cargo. Tickets £5 or FREE before 9.00 pm.

ICA - Annual Fundraising Gala - 24 March 2010

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The ICA Annual Fundraising Gala Party takes place at Camden’s Koko – an amazing night of music and dancing with live performances from Bryan Ferry, Lily Allen, Temposhark, Samuel and the Dragon, The Cocknbullkid and I Blame Coco, plus more to be announced! The party starts at 10pm and continues into the early hours, there is an open bar, and while you dance the night away you will be helping to raise vital funds for the ICA. Tickets £75 or £95 for non ICA Members.

International Alert - War Don Don - 23- 25 March 2010

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International Alert and Human Rights Watch present the European Premier of the documentary War Don Don. Filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen joins a Q&A at screenings of her film at the ICA (25/3) and the Ritzy (23/2) which tells the story of the sensational trial of Issa Sesay, a senior commander in Sierra Leone's rebel Revolutionary United Front. With unprecedented access to the various actors at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, you will hear from prosecutors and defence attorneys as well as Issa Sesay himself and the victims of his crimes. This case, perfectly retold here, illustrates both the complexities of achieving justice and addressing a nation's traumatic past Tickets £9.

Training for Life - Opera Night at the Apprentice - 22 March 2010

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Training for Life presents Vignettes of Love at the Hoxton Apprentice, with opera singer Hannah Pedley who will be singing the lead in Carmen at Holland Park this summer. Tickets which include a fabulous 2-course dinner are only £45.

The Children's Trust - 25th Anniversary Ball - 20 March 2010

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Throughout the last 25 years, The Children’s Trust has been providing specialist care, therapy and education to children with multiple disabilities and brain injury along with support for their families. Celebrate this wonderful achievement in style at Anniversary Ball at The Dorchester. You'll be greeted with a fabulous drinks reception before being served an exquisite three course meal in the magnificent ballroom. Dinner will be rounded off with a fundraising auction and live music. Tickets £125.

Eaves Housing - Women's Question Time - 16 March 2010

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The women's housing charity Eaves presents Women's Question Time with Theresa May MP (conservative),  Lyne Featherstone MP (liberal democrat) and Caroline Lucas MEP (green) at Central Hall, Westminster. The audience will have the chance to question potential women's ministers on their manifestos for women before the general election. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance from anna.bowden@eaveshousing.co.uk or 020 78407126. Sponsorship opportunities available.

White Ribbon Alliance - Fashion Relief for Haiti - until 28 March 2010

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Designer sale for Haiti at Net-a-Porter until 28 March. Funds raised from the sale of Fashion for Relief items will benefit the White Ribbon Alliance by supporting its partners in Haiti so as to help rebuild the healthcare system for mothrs and babies.

WaterAid - Retro Spective - 13 March 2010

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Retro Events presents an evening to remember at The Sterling Bar in The Gherkin Tower. The Soulforce DJs plus guests will be spinning all the Old Skool Flavas from 2 fantastic decadesl! This event is raising money for the "Art Of Living" School in the Dharavi Slums in Bombay (the slums featured in Slumdog Millionaire and recent Ch4 Documentarie) as well as WaterAid projects in India. All profits go to charity. Tickets £15.

Starlight - Charity Ball - 10 March 2010

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The Starlight Charity Ball at The River Bar, Greenwich, is a night of comtempory glamour to raise money for terminally ill children. Includes red carpet arrival, champagne and canapes.  Staring an Amy Winehouse Tribute Act, Rod Stewart Tribute Act and a surprise act as seen on Britains Got Talent. Tickets £10 in advance.

The Meningitis Trust - Fat Tuesday Comedy Club Birthday - 9 March 2010

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Loads of amazing acts, special guests and general comedy madness with the Fat Tuesday Comedy Club and their 5th Birthday party at the The Compass, Islington. And all for the Meningitus Trust too! Plus, there will be party hats.... Tickets £10.

War Child - Kasabian, La Roux and Calvin Harris - 16 February 2010

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War Child presents Kasbian, La Roux and Calvin Harris at an intimate gig for just 2,000 fans at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Tickets £50 on sale from 1 Feb.

V Day - Volupte at the Ministry of Sound - 14 February 2010

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Volupte are excited to announce their collaboration with The Ministry of Sound. Five rooms, bursting to the seams with live entertainment: a full banquet and show in the Main Box, a full live vintage band, swingdance lessons, taxi dancers, spoken word, a movie room, live guest speakers, a celebrity DJ, aerial acts to leave you breathless, soul, funk…and much much more...The aim of the evening will be to raise money for VDAY– a charity founded by Eve Ensler (author of “The Vagina Monologues”). VDAY seeks to stop violence against women, and has now become a global movement, having claimed Valentine’s Day as its own. Tickets £25 for club tickets or £149 for 3-course dinner and show.

Hoping Foundation - Massive Attack - 11 February 2010

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Massive Attack play HMV Apollo Hammersmith and a percentage of the ticket sales will be donated to The Hoping Foundation which promotes peace for Palestinian children.  Tickets £31.50.

Protimos - Charity Quiz Night - 10 February 2010

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Protimos is an organisation of lawyers who work to provide access to law for indigenous and marginalised communities in the developing world. The 2010 Quiz Night at the Law Society will be a lively affair with John Humphreys as Quizmaster and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in attendance. Teams of four cost £1000 which includes a champagne reception, three-course meal with wine, and entry to the quiz and auction.

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture - European Doctors’ Orchestra - 9 February 2010

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Doctor-musicians from all over Europe will gather at London’s Cadogan Hall to play an all-Beethoven concert in support of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. Tickets from £15.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Fancy - 6 February 2010

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The Teenage Cancer Trust has been selected as one of the beneficiaries for ‘Fancy’, the capital’s new dressing up spectacle. Fancy plans on reinventing the easily attained escapism of fancy dress to an invigorated generation intent on shedding their existing lives and nine to fives, for a more exciting alter ego…just for the night! The Fancy spectacle bursts into full technicolour glory at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (9pm-3am). Tickets £12.50.

Art Saves Lives - Art Exhibition Press and Launch night - 5 February 2010

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Art Saves Lives along with New Moon and Cell Mates present a celebration of art as a means to rehabilitation @ The Old Police Station, 114-116 Amersham Vale, New Cross. The exhibition, with art from Dean Stalham, Lucy Edkins, Peter Cameron, Robbi Hames, Sebastion Wilbur and John Clowes, will be opened by Hop-hop artist Eddie Otchere and feature live music from Billy Bragg's Jail Guitar Doors and performance poetry by Simon Miles and Chris Syrus. Contact cat@artsaveslives.co.uk for guest list entry. The exhibition runs for the whole of February and entrance is FREE.

New Victoria Medical Foundation - Funny Women at the Organge Tree - 31 January 2010

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Funny Women are celebrating the launch of a new venue - the Orange Tree Theatre - with a special charity show in support of the New Victoria Medical Foundation. Funds raised at the show will help to provide support, counselling and complementary therapies to those affected by breast cancer. Headlining is Jan Ravens, from BBC's Dead Ringers, and the show will be hosted by Carrie Quinlan of BBC's Radio 4's News Quiz. Tickets £20.

Musician's Benevolent Fund - Andy Panayi - 28 January

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MBF supporter and jazz musician Andy Panayi has organised a series of Big Band Nights to raise money. The show begins at 8pm at the Bull's Head, 337 Lonsdale, Barnes, London. Call the MBF on 020 7299 8357 for more details.

Anthony Nolan Trust - Alessi's Ark and Treetop Flyers - 28 January 2010

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Alessi's Ark is the musical project of Alessi Laurent Marke. Her album, 'Notes from the Treehouse' was released in May 2009. Described by NME.com as "astonishing and totally captivating" she is earmarked for great things. This show at the Union Chapel is in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust who strive to take back lives from leukemia. Tickets £8.50

Samaritans - Banana Cabaret - 24 January 2010

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Over the last twenty five years Banana Cabaret has been host to most of the biggest names in British Comedy and to mark this anniversary they are inviting some of their favourite acts to do a benefit gig on behalf of tte Samaritans at The Bedford in Balham. The show will feature the likes of Milton Jones, Terry Alderton, Adam Bloom, Jeff Innocent, Lucy Porter, John Moloney, Curtis Walker and others. Tickets £15.

Art Saves Lives - Tutu Tango and The Model Wife - 12, 21, 22 January 2010

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ART SAVES LIVES Presents TUTU TANGO and THE MODEL WIFE @ The Volupte Lounge.  Two vignettes originally written by Arthur Shnitzler, re-written with a mouthwatering burlesque twist! ART SAVES LIVES is a community interest company dedicated to finding space and a platform for marginalised writers, artists and musicians. Tickets £10 - £15.

Medical Foundation for Care of the Victims of Torture - Swishing Party - 9 January 2010

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Over 7.5 billion articles of clothing go into our dustbins every year, with most ending up in landfill. So why not try swishing. Jan 9 is the first International Day of Swishing so celebrate in style with an eco-fabulous ‘Red Carpet Swish’ at London’s Swanky Andaz Hotel and help raise money for the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. Doors open at 3.00 and the first Swish will run from 4.30 until 5.30. A cocktail break will be followed by more Swishing and more cocktails. Bring along at least one, and no more than 10 items (in good condition and with hangers). Designer items will be given 15 points, vintage 10 points and other items 5 points. Swishers can then take away items equivalent to the value of the items they came with. FREE entry.

St Christopher's Hospice - Dame Cicely Saunders Concerts - 7 January 2010

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St Christopher's is delighted to announce the new Dame Ciciely Saunders Concert series featuring the talents of internationally renowned professional muscicians from around the world. The series begins with a special launch concert with Robert Cohen and Elizabeth Burley. Thereafter the concerts will take place on the first Thursday of every month betwee 7.30- 9.30 pm at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham. Entrance £10.

Camden Calling - Camden Calling Nuttivity - 19 December 2009

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The Camden Calling Xmas party at The Torriano is the last CC gig of the year. New DJ D-Mana is on the decks, and merch will be on sale so bring anyone who might be interested. Camden Calling was a runner up in the Lemos and Crane Support Action Net Awards, winning £1000 and recognition for providing outstanding service to vulnerable people.  If you can't make it to the gig you can still support this worthy social enterprise by buying the Camden Calling album Unlocked for £5.

Oxfam - Oxfam Christmas Cracker - 18 December 2009

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Big Note present the Oxfam Christmas Cracker at The Comedy Pub, Leicester Square. Bands featured will include Fagan and Payne, Random Act of Blindness and True Beat as well as a few others. Tickets are just £5 on the door and all proceeds go to Oxfam.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Lucky Voice Living Room@Selfridges - 16 December 2009

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Lucky Voice and Macmillan Cancer Support have joined forces to bring us all an early Christmas treat as Macmillan ambassador DJ & TV presenter Neil Fox entertains from Lucky Voice’s pop-up singing shop in Selfridges, the Lucky Voice Living Room. This is a FREE event but you can make a donation here if you would like free karaoke or a chance to be serenaded by Foxy himself!

Camden Calling - Smooth Grooves Xmas Party - 15 December 2009

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Camden Calling  presents the last Enterprise show of 2009, so join synth three piece THE VILE ELECTRODES for some Electro and Hip-Hop and see out the year in style. Entrance £3. Check out the video from a previous Camden Calling gig at The Cavendish Arms - filmed by Leap Anywhere. If you can't make it to the gig you can still support this worthy social enterprise by buying the Camden Calling album Unlocked for £5.

Amnesty International - AFRI-KOKOA Xmas Fundraiser Party - 13 December 2009

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The AFRI-KOKOA Xmas Fundraiser Party at the Big Chill House is raising money for Amnesty International and the Mwanzo Mwema Charity. AFRI-KOKOA continues to push the boundaries of cutting edge African contemporary music & arts with a special headline act of UK legendary dance producer and disco house pioneer DJ Joey Negro (Z Records) playing a unique blend of Afro-House and funky infusions.

Crisis - Annual Carol Service - 12 December 2009

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Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people.  The charity recently won a national award for their pioneering work with other homelessness agencies. You can support the vital work of the charity by attending the Crisis Carol Service which will take place in the historic surrounds of Southwark Cathedral.  The singing will be led by the Thames Philharmonic Choir. The service will be followed by mince pies and wine in the Cathedral. Tickets are FREE but please click here to register and secure your place.

Ndoro Children's Charities - Christmas Bazaar - 12 December 2009

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Join Ndoro Children's Charities at their Christmas Family Fun Day for a day of fun and laughter, mince pies and mulled wine. The event is at St Luke's Church Hampstead, and there will be stalls, Entertainment, Santa's Grotto, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Christmas bargains, raffle prizes and hot food and refreshments along with music and cultural artists, singers, dancers, musicians, spoken word and poetry. Entry £1.50 for adults and £1 for children. 12.00 - 4.00pm.

Camden Calling - CC @ The Cavendish Arms - 12 December 2009

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Camden Calling  presents an evening of music at The Cavendish Arms with Wolfkang, Rukas and more... Entrance £3. Check out the video from a previous Camden Calling gig at The Cavendish Arms - filmed by Leap Anywhere. If you can't make it to the gig you can still support this worthy social enterprise by buying the Camden Calling album Unlocked for £5.

The Prostate Cancer Charity - Sing for Noel (and all other men) - 11 December 2009

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The Prostate Cancer Charity are holding their first ever carol concert, Sing for Noel (and all other men) at St John's Smith Square. Performing on the night will be the Bath Male Choir, Metro Voices and the Choristers of Reigate. Max Clifford and Eastender Rudloph Walker will be doing seasonal readings. Tickets £12, £20 and £40 for VIP which includes a drinks reception in the crypt (VIP tickets have to purchased from the charity).

Elton John Aids Foundation - Out the Closet - 11 - 20 December 2009

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The doors of ‘Out The Closet 2009’ in Covent Garden’s Flower Cellar’s (6-8 Russell Street) are now open and shoppers will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance, to get their hands on an exclusive array of Elton John and David Furnishes’ flamboyant clothing collection. Ranging from £10 to £2,000, the stock will feature labels such as Versace, Dior, Prada, McQueen, D&G and Jean Paul Gaultier.  The shop will be restocked daily until sold out and a clearance sale will take place on any unsold stock on Saturday 19 December. The last ‘Out The Closet’, on Regents Street in 2002, sold approximately 15,000 items and raised £400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. 

Attitude is Everything - Club Attitude @ the Big Chill Bar - 8 December 2009

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The Big Chill Bar plays host to Club Attitude, the regular club night run by Attitude is Everything to showcase the talents of disabled and non-disabled musicians and DJ's. Previous headliners have included The Mystery Jets & Foals. FREE entry.

The Children's Trust - Classical Concert - 7 December 2009

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This Christmas why not buy a gift for your friends and family and help The Children's Trust, which provides care, education, therapy and rehabilitation to children with multiple disabilities, complex health needs and acquired brain injury. Tickets for the 'Give a Gift' classical concert at the Coronet, Notting Hill are £40 or £80 (VIP). On the programme for the night will be young and talented composers and musicians including Fabio D’Andrea  and Teodora Ilieva

Cancer Research UK - The Mistletoe Ball - 4 December 2009

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The Mistletoe Ball began in 1994. The Dorchester, Park Lane is the venue of the 16th Mistletoe Ball in aid of Cancer Research UK. This year's ball, themed on the 'Roaring Twenties', is a great way to begin your Christmas celebrations with glitz and glamour whilst raising funds for a very worthy cause. The night begins with a free flowing Cocktail reception followed by a gala dinner, auction, dancing and entertainments until the early hours. Tickets £120.

Cancer Research UK - Fortnum and Mason's Christmas Party - 3 December 2009

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For one night, and for one night only: Fortnum & Mason is opening its doors for an evening of frivolity and festive fun in aid of Cancer Research UK. The whole building, including secret corners, will be transformed into a fantastical space bursting with luxurious treats from rose gin cocktails to an oyster bar. A thoroughly marvellous time will be had by all, with live music, demonstrations, fine food and champagne throughout the store from 7.00 til 10.00. Tickets £150.

International Alert - Benefit concert by Barb Jungr - 1 December 2009

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Internationally acclaimed jazz singer, Barb Jungr, "one of the Hottest 100 people of 2009 in Britain” (The Independent), will bring her imaginative and individual repertoire of music and stunning voice to the beautiful All Hallows Church for a sensational and moving concert. She brings her unique vocal vision to some of the greatest songs about conflict and the desire for peace in this one-off charity benefit in aid of International Alert and the Helen Bamber Foundation. Tickets £15. Call 020 7627 6863 or email fundraising@international-alert.org for more details.

British Red Cross - Christmas Market @ Guildhall - 30 November - 1 December 2009

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Solve your Christmas gift worries at the British Red Cross Christmas market then relax over lunch or a glass of wine at the spectacular Guildhall. Over 80 stalls will be selling an eclectic mix of merchandise. Preview night official opening on 30 November by the Lady Mayoress. Tickets £20 including champagne and canapes (5.30 -9.00 pm). Public day admission £5 on the door including free glass of wine. Contact Kate Crandon on 020 7382 4650 for more details.

Elton John Aids Foundation - Jimmy Choo Project PEP- November 2009

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Jimmy Choo and the Elton John AIDS Foundation have launched a new collection to support the Simelela Rape Centre. Help raise awareness for this worthy cause by entering their photo competition. Upload a photo based on the theme 'You, Your Shoes and 72'. You could win the ultimate Jimmy Choo VIP experience. Jimmy Choo will donate 25% of the net sales from Project PEP to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

War Child - Alison Balsom - 28 November 2009

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War Child presents Trumpeter extraordinaire, Classical Brit winner Alison Balsom with Just Jack and Fyfe Dangerfield from the Guillemots (amongst others). This intimate evening, at London's Bloomsbury Ballroom, will see once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and will banish the idea of a traditional classical concert, putting a contemporary twist as pop, rock and classical collide. There will also be an after party hosted by Lauren Laverne in the stunning art deco ballroom bar. Tickets £50.

All We Need is Love - UMKHOSI London - 28 November 2009

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All We Need is Love present their annual party night - Umkhosi - at The Lane Bar, Brick Lane (Umkhosi means"celebration" in Zulu). With some fantastic music by DJ CH!CO it’s guaranteed to be an awesome night! All proceeds are going to support the over 5000 AIDs orphans of the Sweet Waters Community in South Africa. Tickets £10 on the door with flyer. Bar open until 3.00 am.

UCLH Cancer Centre - Mexican Comedy Night - 25 November 2009

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Tickets for the Big Charity Comedy Night are now on sale in aid of the new UCLH Cancer Centre. The event is being held at the lovely Mestizo's restaurant where taco's are £1 each. Tickets £6.50 (selling fast!).

The Funding Network - Funding Event - 25 November 2009

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The Youth Funding Network is a new approach to giving to charity. Instead of asking you to donate to charity, the organisation invites charities to pitch for your money. You can pledge money or volunteer time and with your £10 entry fee you get a £10 to start you off! This event takes place at The Hub in Islington. Come along and hear six-minute presentations from three inspiring social projects that need your support to make the world a better place. Tickets £10.

Prostate Cancer Research Foundation - Jelly Belly gig - 23 November 2009

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Charity blues gig at the Troubadour - all proceeds from the door go to support the ‘give a few bob’ campaign for research funded by the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation into a disease, which still kills a man every hour in the UK. Tickets £10.

Friends United Network - Swing on a Star - 22 November 2009

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Swing on a Star is a charity cabaret night with stars including Dame Judi Dench, Michale Ball, Anna Friel and Jonathan Pryce at the Bloomsbury Theatre, and is raising funds for Friends United Network. Tickets from £50. Champagne reception from 6.30 pm.

Cancer Research UK - Class Acts - 21 November 2009

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Join Class Acts for a fantastic evening's entertainment featuring some of London's most talented and acclaimed performers, including Hils Barker, Linda Harrison, Nyron and Saori...and more! Tickets cost £10 in advance. The event will take place at Queen's College, 43 Harley Street and all profits will go to Cancer Research UK.

WaterAid - More the Merrier - 19 November 2009

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More the Merrier - in association with XStream East radio - present Yunioshi , The October Game and more at the Bar Music Hall, Shoreditch. FREE entry, but donations to WaterAid please!

British Red Cross - Christmas Fair - 18 - 19 November 2009

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The British Red Cross are holding their annual Christmas Fair at Kensington Town Hall. Kate Adie will open the event officially on Wednesday evening (5.30pm – 9.00pm) and there will be drinks and canapés for everyone. There will be stalls selling clothes, accessories, home ware, gifts for all the family and a selection of delicious food stalls. The fair continues the next day between 10.00am – 4.30pm. Tickets for the Preview Night are £20 and entrance for the fair on Thurs 19 is £5 or £4 in advance.

The Variety Club - The Variety Club Showbiz Awards - 15 November 2009

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The Variety Club, the UK's oldest children’s charity for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and renowned for its strong links with the showbiz world, will be holding its annual star-studded, Showbiz Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel. This  glittering, red carpet awards ceremony will be graced by an array of international A list celebrities, industry stalwarts and kingpins, as well as personalities from the fields of film, TV, comedy, theatre, pop and classical music. Tickets from £195.

Kids Company - Boe the Comedian - 15 November 2009

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Boe the Comedian is doing a show "Did I Say that Out Loud?" at the Shaw Theatre in support, and to fundraise for, Kids Company – a charity aimed at promoting the development of vulnerable inner-city children and young people. Expect intelligent twisted comedy from the self styled 'enemy of the stupid.' The show will be hosted by legendary comic Rudi Lickwood (BECA Outstanding Contribution to Comedy Award Winner). Tickets from £12.50.

Mothers4children - the Really Really Great Garage Sale - 15 November 2009

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Selfridges plays host to the Really, Really Great Garage Sale in aid of Mothers4Children, an organisation that supports children's charities from around the world. The sale will take over the first floor of the Selfridges car park with 45 unique stalls. Mothers4Children patrons Lisa B, Louse Redknapp, Trinny Woodall and Yasmin Le Bon have enlisted friends and family from the worlds of fashion, music, sport and entertainment to donate covetable items for sale and to act as stallholders on the day. Stallholders will include Elizabeth Hurley, Jamie Redknapp, David Walliams and Denise Van Outen. Entrance £5 (children free).

Children in Need - DJ Captain Bob in Hove - 13 November 2009

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Captain Bob presents an evening of great music at Hove Town Hall, raising money for Children in Need. Featuring XANTHUS + THE CURST SONS + HEELS CATCH FIRE + THE BEN POOLE BAND.

Starfish - An Evening at The Hurlingham Club - 13 November 2009

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An Evening with Starfish will be hosted at The Hurlingham Club, a venue with a reputation that needs no introduction.  A drinks reception will be followed by an evening of entertainment, auctions and games, highlighted with gastronomic excellence by Searcy's. Starfish is a charity that supports South African children made vulnerable by AIDS. Tickets from £90.

International Childcare Trust - Comedy Night - 12 November 2009

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Fundraising comedy night at Jongleurs Battersea for the International Childcare Trust. Tickets £45, which includes entry fee, entertainment, dinner, half bottle of wine and a charity donation.

Orangutan Foundation - Orange for Orangutan Day -12 November 2009

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Thursday 12 November is Orange for Orangutan Day© and  everyone at the Organgutan Foundation office will be donning orange and going to the pub for their charity quiz. The quiz is at the Hobgoblin pub in Marylebone from 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £75 for a team of six or £15 for an individual. A tasty Thai finger buffet is included in the price and there will be prizes for the winning team and for the best dressed orange person!

Elton John Aids Foundation - Character and Cocktails - 12, 13 November 2009

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The private members club, The Hospital Club, opens its doors to the riff raff to raise money for the Elton John Aids Foundation in conjunction with Grey Goose Vodka for their annual Character and Cocktails event. Patrick Cox’s fabulous flashing ‘Disco Bar’ will serve up ‘Disco Inferno’ cocktails garnished with real gold flakes. The latest addition to Grey Goose’s celebrity stock is Roland Mouret, who has created the extraordinarily structured ‘Origami Bar’ serving appropriately Japanese influenced green tea cocktails. FREE admission, cocktails £7.00 and all proceeds go to the Elton John Aids Foundation

Headway East London - You Gotta Laugh - 11 November 2009

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This event at The Water Poet promises to be a musical night of comedy in aid of Headway East London, a small charity based in Hackney supporting people with an acquired brain injury. The night will feature comedians Silky, The Silky Pair, Duncan Oakley and Jo Ogden. Limited number of tickets available. Tickets cost £10 and must be brought in advance from info@headwayeastlondon.org.

Attitude is Everything - PigPen presents Electricity in our Homes - 9 November 2009

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Attitude is Everything and PigPen present  a music, performance and poetry night at The Macbeth, Hoxton run by friends Ben and Gabriel. Ben's 28 and PA to Gabriel, 21. Gabriel is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal, he communicates with a Yes/No button communication device. Gabriel chooses the acts he likes from the internet using his Yes/No com device. Ben's an artist, Gabriel an autist! £5 entry on the door.

International Alert - Are you taking the Peace - 9 November 2009

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A fantastic night of laughter with a top comedy line up in Are You Taking The Peace?, an evening in aid of International Alert. The Comedy Store will be host to a top line up of TV and radio comedians including Stephen Merchant, Alistair Barrie, Adam Hills and Stewart Francis. Tickets £18. The last two comedy nights have sold out quickly so get yours today. Donations from ticket sales will go towards peacebuilding work across the world. Enjoy some of the UK’s best comedians and help build peace.

Well Child - To Speak or Not to Speak? - 8 November 2009

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Terrified of speaking in front of groups? Keen to improve your public speaking skills to advance your career? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then sign up for a unique opportunity to face your fears and hone your skills at the BFI on 8 November between 10.00 and 14.00. And there are prizes to be won! Registration deadline 6 November. All proceeds from the event go the UK's national sick children's charity Wellchild. Tickets £15.

Breast Cancer Campaign - Pink Ribbon Gala Concert - 8 November 2009

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The Pink Ribbon Gala Concert is an evening in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign presented by Simon Bates (Classic FM) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. With special guest stars George Layton, Cherie Lunghi, Timothy West and Prunella Scales. The music includes the translucent beauty of Borodin’s sweet Nocturne (familiar in itself and also as part of the musical, Kismet), the time-honoured serenity of Bach, and the rhythmic fun and frolics of Britten and Holst. Tickets from £10.

The Orangutan Foundation - Organutan Activity Day - 8 November 2009

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To find out more about orangutans at Orangutan Activity Day at the National Geographic Store in London. Top conservationist, Ian Redmond OBE, will be dropping by to talk about orangutans, plus there’ll be face painting, model making, and the chance to meet Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne, too.  From 12pm FREE entry.

Camden Calling - Birthday Party and album launch - 7 November 2009

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The eagerly anticipated Camden Calling album will finally be released on SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER at The Camden Head.  Its title will be UNLOCKED and it will be the first ever CC compilation release. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people.  Check out the video from Camden Calling gig at The Cavendish Arms - filmed by Leap Anywhere.

War Child - Camden Crawl launch gig - 4 November 2009

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The Camden Crawl festival will be hosting a very special launch gig on Wednesday 4 November at The Blues Kitchen. The fundraising event, will include live performances from a variety of Camden rooted artists who have performed in previous years at the Crawl, including Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, The Holloways, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Bleech, Man Like Me, MPHO, New Rhodes, Beans on Toast and surprise special guests. DJ sets will come from Lewis Rainsbury, Sean McLusky (1234) and Ed (ex-The Darkness). Entrance £8 on the door and all proceeds to War Child. 

CARE - Concert for Care - 2 November 2009

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Music stars and comedians put their weight behind the fight towards global poverty in aid of CARE. A stellar line up including Gary Barlow, Dara O'Briain, Damien Rice and David Walliams come to O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets available as from 9.00 am on 18 September.

Caron Keating Foundation - Women of Rock - 1 November 2009

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Pinktober 09 presents Women of Rock in support of the Caron Keating Foundation at the Royal Albert Hall with Joss Stone, MelanieC, Escala, Banarama, Bonnie Tyler and more... Tickets from £40.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Halloween fundraiser - 31 October 2009

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HMS Belfast plays host to a Halloween fundraiser for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the charity's founder Paul Watson, (also founding member of Greenpeace) as well as stars of the hit Animal Planet TV series "Whale Wars". Live bands include Koozie Johns and the Sinnerstar Collective and Smiths tribute band The Smythes. Also on the night will be a screening of Pirate for the Sea, a movie about the life of Paul Watson.  Pirate dress is encouraged and a veggie / vegan buffet is included in the ticket price. Tickets £75 from ukevents@seashepherd.org.

MAD4Africa - Halloween Fundraiser - 31 October 2009

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Simmering in a Halloween cauldron, the charity MAD4Africa is mixing an evening of fun with Halloween fancy dress, DJs, great raffle prizes (including tickets for the O2) and an auction. The event is being held at the Slug and Lettuce, Islington and all proceeds will all go to help fund the building of a youth centre, situated in a very remote Rwanda community. Tickets are £8, which includes entry into a raffle to win tickets to any show of your choice at the O2.

International Childcare Trust - Halloween Party - 30 October 2009

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Halloween Party at the exclusive venue 24 London in aid of the International Childcare Trust. The spooky, the ghostly and the corpselike from the supernatural world of TV, Music, Media, Fashion, Art, Sports, Entertainment, Corporate and so much more will join together to pay homage and help raise much needed awareness for the charity. Entry £10 donation at the door.

The Children's Trust - Fashion Rocks - 29 October 2009

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My New Best Friends presents Fashion Rocks at The Bloomsbury Hotel, with Paris Hilton's British Best Friend, Samuel Hextall, and featuring a catwalk show, canapes served by The Pink Butlers, Music acts, Trade Stalls and a Burlesque Show. Tickets £20 with the proceeds going to The Children's Trust.

MS Society - Book launch at DKNY - 29 October 2009

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The MS Society invite you to a very special evening celebrating the book launch of "Awkward Bitch" at DKNY 27 Old Bond Street from 6.00 - 8.00 pm. Enjoy 10% discount on purchases, champagne and canapes. 10% of the evenings proceeds will go to the MS Society. RSVP to bspreadborough@mssociety.org.uk.  as places are strictly limited.

Mencap - The Dia de Los Meurtos Ball - 28 October 2009

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Where can you find Mexican Burlesque, travelling performance gypsies and Forture Telling Frida? The Dia de los Meurtos Ball at Proud Camden of course! Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss from Faithless will be joined by Mr C, Russ Cuban, Rory Phillips, Daisy Heartbreaker and a traditional live Mexican mariachi band at this fancy dress ball celebrating the Mexican festival the Day of the Dead. All proceeds go to MencapTickets £10 (plus booking fee).

Oxfam - Oxjam Festival ; South London Takeover - 25 October 2009

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The South London Takeover is an Oxjam Music Festival in Brixton covering various venues raising money for the Oxfam climate change campaign Here and Now. Oxjam Brixton’s lineup is an impressive range of major headline acts, up and coming bands and DJ's. It will be a multi-venue event at 5 venues within the area showcasing dance, unplugged, up and coming artists, roots, world music and more. Tickets £12.50.

PRS Members Fund - Helping the Heart of Music - 25 October 2009

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To celebrate its 75th Anniversary and its unique history, the PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund is proud to present a very special fund-raising concert at the Royal Albert Hall - Helping the Heart of Music. Backed by Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings throughout the show, artists will include Jan Akkerman, Melanie C, Paul Carrack, Kiki Dee, Chris Difford, Georgie Fame, Robin Gibb, Mark King and Mike Lindup (Level 42), Martin Taylor, Bill Wyman, Mick Hucknall and some Very Special Guests. Tickets from £39.

Bowel Cancer UK - Frock Swap - 25 October 2009

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Frock Swap in aid of Bowel Cancer UK at the Lodge Club and Institute, Dulwich, viewing from 4.00, event opens at 6.00. Bring along your unwanted good quality clothing and swap them for something "new". £5 donation secures entry.

London's Air Ambulance - Gala Ball - 24 October 2009

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The London Air Amublance Gala Ball will be held this year at the prestigious Landmark London Hotel, Marylebone. The evening will commence with a champagne reception, followed by a three course meal with wine, live music and dancing. There will also be a charity auction offering you the chance to bid on fabulous money-can't-buy opportunities. Tickets £125. More information from 020 7943 1302.

Witness Service in London - Classical Concert - 22 October 2009

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The Rivlin Piano Trio perform at the 20th Anniversary Fundraising concert for The Witness Service in London which offers practical and emotional support to victims and witnesses attending court. The Witness Service is run by Victim Support, the national charity which helps victims of crime. Tickets from £20.

WaterAid - Alaska in Winter - 20 October 2009

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The More the Merrier presents Alaska in Winter at The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton St. In the first date of his current UK tour, electronic wunderkind Alaska In Winter (Regular Beat Records) plays the first ever The More the Merrier Presents… to raise money for the international development charity, WaterAid. In support will be cinematic, dreampop band Autorotation, plus DJs The Rest is Noise and ElectroJoe. Entry £6 in advance or £7 on the door.  All proceeds go to WaterAid.

Safe Haven Children's Trust - Space Invaders Launch Party - 20 October 2009

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To celebrate the launch of Safe Haven Children's Trust the charity is having a huge party and fundraiser at 333 in Shoreditch. There'll be three floors of live music and djs plus Space Invaders themed fancy dress, with fancy dress stalls, face painting and other party treats! The Safe Haven Children's Trust was founded, to help make a difference to the orphaned and abandoned children of Cambodia. Tickets £8.

Oxjam - Cool to be Kind @ The Matter - 16 October 2009

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This year, before the festival season ends Cool To Be Kind brings you one last chance to test your endurance with a mammoth festival season closing party with Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, MYLO, Kissy Sell Out, Dan Black, MPHO and Addictive TV.  Europe’s renowned and most technologically advanced venue, Matter, will be transformed into a festival wonderland as C2BK hosts an unmissable Oxjam Festival flagship event, where music meets fashion meets charity all under one roof. Tickets £15 with all profits going to Oxfam.

Various Charities - Lake of Stars Malawi - 15 - 18 October 2009

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Lake of Stars is an award winning three day music festival that takes place in the warm heart of Africa on the palm fringed shores of the continent’s third largest lake: Lake Malawi. The event promotes Malawian music and tourism, raises funds for charity and provides travellers and Malawians alike with the opportunity to enjoy incredible live music in an exotic and beautiful location.The Maccabees are joined by hip hop supremo SWAY, Joe Hot Chip teams up with Ross Allen, and Radioclit present The Very Best.

Seaview 2010 - African art exhibition and pop up restaurant - 12 - 15 October 2009

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This unique free exhibition and art sale at Blackall Studios shoreditch brings you a variety of work including a rare collection of first generation African Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, photography, oil on canvass, hand-crafted furniture and more. The 4 day event will also feature a pop-up restaurant offering fresh and seasonal great value food - dishes such as lobster, wild mushroom taglitelle with truffle oil and venison all at £11 per main course or £20.10 for three courses. The event is raising money for Seaview 2010 - a charity building a sports and community centre in South Africa.

Well Child - Culture Gauntlet - 10 October 2009

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If you enjoy quizzes or discovering new things, then you will love this event! Join in a truly unique opportunity to be whizzed around the (virtual) world to experience a variety of traditions, cultures and customs through a series of fun and interactive activities with the Culture Gauntlet at The Larder. Your £15 ticket also enters you into a raffle of up to 40 bumper prizes each worth between £10–£85! Proceeds from the event go the charity Wellchild. Sign up before 31 August for the chance to win a £15 voucher for Wagamama. Last day to sign up for the event is 25 September.

WaterAid - More the Merrier 1st Birthday - 10 October 2009

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Celebrating a year at Bar Music Hall with a Saturday night special, More the Merrier - in association with XStream East radio - lives up to its name with 20 piece all-female choir GAGGLE getting the party started! We also have the excellent MUCHUU & VICTORIA AND JACOB playing live, a very special guest DJ and the residents playing their mix of electro, party-funk and post-punk disco fun. Plus it’s all for a good cause so come on down……. the more the merrier! Entry: Free, but donations to WaterAid please!

UCLH Cancer Centre - charity gig night @ 52 Club - 2 October 2009

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Charity gig at 52 Club 52 Gower Street, raising money towards a new £100 million Cancer Centre. Featuring the very fabulous Moon Jets, Melody, Project Silver and The Wheels. Tickets £12.50.

Jail Guitar Doors - Raindance Festival - 1 October 2009

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Jail Guitar Doors is a project set up by Billy Bragg to provide musical instruments to inmates to help rehabilitation. The story of this charity is now the subject of an inspiring documentary by Alan Miles and the world premier takes place at the Proud Gallery, Camden, followed by live performance by some of the artists who have supported the charity including Chris Shifflet (Foo Fighters), Get Cape Wear Cape and Mick Jones. Tickets £15.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Inspiration Awards for Women - 1 October 2009

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The Inspiration Awards for Women in association with Breakthrough Breast Cancer at Cadogan Hall is a celebration of women from diverse backgrounds who have inspired a nation. The evening will be glamorous, fun and inspirational. Awards will be presented to the UK’s most inspirational, aspirational and stylish women. Tickets from £49.

Various Charities - Run to the Beat - 27 September

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Run to the Beat is an annual event starting and finishing at The O2 in Greenwich. This half marathon is no ordinary event as it provides an exciting interactive challenge for fitness enthusiasts by combining music with sport. Research shows that selecting the right tunes could improve individual performance by an amazing 20%.  Entry is £30 and the money raised will go to various charities. More details from the Run to the Beat website.

Starlight Children's Foundation - Art for Starlight - 26 September 2009

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Maggie & Rose Art for Starlight is a unique new children's project designed to bring together well known and up and coming artists to inspire, teach and stimulate the young artists of tomorrow. During the summer, art workshops for children will be held to create works of art to be sold at a private view for families at the Saatchi Gallery. In the evening there will be a special auction with lots including a rocking horse designed by Vivienne Westwood and a specially designed Starlight Porsche! Tickets for the evening event are £125.

Training for Life - Legs 11 (posh bingo) - 24 September 2009

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Training for Life is a charity that helps the long term unemployed back into the work force. Help raise money for this important cause by coming along to their Posh Bingo event at the Hilton in Kensington. Tickets are £38 and include supper and a glass of bubbly as well as two game cards giving you the chance to win superb prizes. More details from sandy@gigs4charity.org.

V-Day - Funny Women Awards - 21 September 2009

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The annual final of the  Funny Women Awards in aid of V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, takes place at the Comedy Store and is hosted by impressionist and comic, Jan Ravens. Tickets £15.

Various Children's Charities - Yellow Umbrella Day - 20 September 2009

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Yellow Umbrella Day is Chiswick’s largest annual charity event and now in its 7th year. This year it will be raising money for 3 children's charities; The Log Cabin, The Shooting Star Children's Hospice and The Kid's Cookery School. Events on the day include live performances from So Blondie, Madhen and The Hanging Baskets, Pony Rides, Art and Crafts Market, Fairground Activities, Balloon Modellling, Face Painters and Giant Games. There will also be a sponsored 5KM walk and a 10KM run that start and finish at Chiswick Park. FREE entrance.

British Red Cross - Call my bluff with Wine - 18 September 2009

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Help raise money for the British Red Cross with a unique wine tasting evening. The event takes the style of the game show ‘Call My Bluff’: three panellists will deliver a different description of each wine as it is being tasted. At the end of every round your table will vote for the panellist you think is truthfully describing the wine. After challenging your palate to recognise seven different wines, accompanied by an abundance of British Cheeses and a delicious selection of breads and fruit, the winning table will be awarded a prize. Tickets £45.

Camden Calling - CC at The Enterprise -15 September 2009

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Camden Calling present The Standards, The Hopeless Sons and Chris Valentine at The Enterprise, Haverstock Hill. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. Entrance £3. Check out the video from last month's Camden Calling gig at The Cavendish Arms - filmed by Leap Anywhere.

Crisis - Skylight Acoustic Sundays - 13 September 2009

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BrazenBunch present a new and exciting series of acoustic performances with some of London’s most exciting and innovative performers, ie Imaani. The events will raise awareness of the work of Crisis and involve and assist those who have experienced homelessness. Running every Sunday from: 9, 16, 23 August and 6, 13 September 2009 at the Skylight cafe. FREE entrance.

Nordoff Robbins - Rockwell - 11 September 2009

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O2 and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity are proud to announce Rockwell - a one off concert, featuring Razorlight, Tom Jones, Robert Plant, Joss Stone, Ronan Keating, Gaz Coombs & Danny Goffey (performing as Hot Rats), Gabriella Cilmi, Beverley Knight, Lulu, Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling) and David Gray. Tickets from £50. But why not try to win a FREE ticket from Leap Anywhere. Join Leap between now and 2 September, and you may win 1 of 6 tickets. And for every new sign up, 10p is donated to charity.   

Music Therapy Charity - John Martyn Tribute - 10 September 2009

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A night of tribute to one of the world’s most loved songwriters; John Martyn OBE who died earlier this year. To celebrate a music career that spanned a good few decades, not to mention genres, a collection of today’s top London based songwriters & artists will be performing interpretations of their favourite John Martyn songs on the eve of his birthday at The Bedford. The line up includes Jamie Woon, Blue Rose Code, Sam Lewis, Rob Li, Gary Poole, Ben Huws, Francesca Guarino and Kate Westall. Proceeds from the event will go to The Music Therapy Charity and Spires. Tickets £5. More details from Kate or Bec on 07739833810 or 07958055325.

The Big Issue - Reverend and the Makers - 10 September 2009

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The Big Issue has spent 18 years at the cutting edge of street culture and social justice, becoming a publishing phenomenon and changing the lives of thousands of homeless people. And to mark their coming of age one of the most popular word-of-mouth acts of recent times, Reverend And The Makers, will be hitting The Big Night stage at Cargo. Tickets £12.

Nelson Mandela's Children Fund (UK) - Swish Party - 9 September 2009

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The Nelson Mandela's Children Fund (UK) presents a Clothes Swap swishing party at Henry's in the City. Aside from the frock exchanges, once again the NMCF UK Swish Party will have designers showcasing their newest fashionable designs, fashion and beauty advice and make overs, as well as some special surprises throughout the evening. Tickets £10.

NSPCC - The Great British Duck Race - 6 September 2009

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The 3rd Great British Duck Race starts at Molesey Lock, near Hampton Court Palace and this year the organisers aim to attempt a world record of 175,000. The winner of the race wins £10,000 (30 winner up prizes). Buy your duck NOW for only £2 and you might win something in the monthly prize draw.

Crisis - Skylight Acoustic Sundays - 6 September 2009

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BrazenBunch present a new and exciting series of acoustic performances with some of London’s most exciting and innovative performers, including Marcina Arnold. The events will raise awareness of the work of Crisis and involve and assist those who have experienced homelessness. Running every Sunday from: 9, 16, 23 August and 6, 13 September 2009 at the Skylight cafe. FREE entrance.

Holborn Community Association - Outdoor film: Amelie - 27 August 2009

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Ben Pentreath Ltd and Pyjama Pictures present an outdoor cinema evening with a showing of Amelie at Rugby Street, Bloomsbury. Bring seating and picnic. FREE admission with a collection in aid of the Christopher Hatton Primary School and Holborn Community Association.

Crisis - Skylight Acoustic Sundays - 23 August 2009

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BrazenBunch present a new and exciting series of acoustic performances with some of London’s most exciting and innovative performers, ie ABDUL SHYLLON, M’ESHA BRYAN & ROB HUGHES, NIC BENNETT, PASQUAL NOCERA. The events will raise awareness of the work of Crisis and involve and assist those who have experienced homelessness. Running every Sunday from: 9, 16, 23 August and 6, 13 September 2009 at the Skylight cafe. FREE entrance.

Camden Calling - Artival @ The Queen of Hoxton - 22 August 2009

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Camden Calling  has been asked to join friends @ Single Homeless Project at this year's summer Artival at the Queen of Hoxton. The event is a celebration of various arts including music, poetry, and comedy; and helps promote social inclusion and prevent homelessness across London. Camden Calling is proud to have two acts performing, and there are plenty more on display.  To get in absolutely free, download the flyer, hand it in at the door, and get all of this for FREE...12.00 - 7.00 pm

Crisis - Skylight acoustic Sundays - 16 August 2009

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BrazenBunch present a new and exciting series of acoustic performances with some of London’s most exciting and innovative performers, ie ABDUL SHYLLON, M’ESHA BRYAN & ROB HUGHES, NIC BENNETT, PASQUAL NOCERA. The events will raise awareness of the work of Crisis and involve and assist those who have experienced homelessness. Running every Sunday from: 9, 16, 23 August and 6, 13 September 2009 at the Skylight cafe. FREE entrance.

Kiva - Go Game Treasure Hunt - 15 August 2009

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Kiva present Go Game for Good - a high-tech interactive treasure hunt played on mobile phones, complete with digital cameras, secret missions, and actors. The game benefits the nonprofit micro-lending website Kiva which allows people to make small loans around the world to entrepreneurs such as a baker in Afghanistan or a goat herder in Uganda. The game takes place at a secret Location in London, details available after registration. Fee £15 with all profits to go to Kiva.

VSO - Very Special Occasion - 14 August 2009

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Help raise money for VSO with a special fundraising event at The Bar, The Institute of Education, 25 Woburn Square, WC1H OAA, with quality live music, home made cakes, silent quiz, student bar prices and much more. Line up includes Neon Highwire, Golden Hedd, Leaves On Fire and Chopgun Harry. Suggested entry fee £6.

Macmillan - Brick Lane Takeover - 13 August 2009

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Macmillan Cancer Support will be taking over Brick Lane in East London on Thursday 13 August where its first ever large scale music event – Macmillan’s Brick Lane Takeover – will welcome 2000 music lovers from 12 noon with Frank Turner and The Chapman Family already confirmed to perform at the event and with more great names to be announced. Tickets £20.

Crisis - skylight acoustic Sundays - 9 August 2009

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BrazenBunch present a new and exciting series of acoustic performances with some of London’s most exciting and innovative performers, ie ABDUL SHYLLON, M’ESHA BRYAN & ROB HUGHES, NIC BENNETT, PASQUAL NOCERA. The events will raise awareness of the work of Crisis and involve and assist those who have experienced homelessness. Running every Sunday from: 9, 16, 23 August and 6, 13 September 2009 at the Skylight cafe. FREE entrance.

Camden Calling - Camden Calling at The Cavendish Arms - 9 August 2009

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Camden Calling  presents an evening of music at The Cavendish Arms. Headliners FUCK OFF SNEEZY - a band formed for this gig and led by STEVE WHITE - will be cheeky, irreverent, and opinionated about the state of our world today. Steve is a singing fireman from East London and he will be joined by our good friends THE SNEEZY T s!  £3 on the door 7.30 pm.

Manna Community Project - London's Alright - 2 August 2009

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London’s Alright’, the annual charity gig, will invade London’s Roadhouse in Covent Garden once again for a night of outstanding music. The gig, in aid of the Kajiado Children’s Home in Kenya is to raise awareness and money towards the Manna Community Project and will be used to develop a much needed healthcare centre in the region. Last years gig was a huge success, with a crowd of 300 people strong and an astonishing £2,000 was raised within the space of 6 hours. For this year's gig confirmed artists include Nadeem Leigh, T4's Orange Unsigned finalist Toby Sebastian and McGoozer with more to be announced. Tickets £5.

London's Air Ambulance - Summer Garden Party - 30 July 2009

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London's Air Ambulance, the charity operating the emergency medical helicopter in London, invites you to its summer garden party at the gorgeous Ginkgo Gardens in Hammersmith. This fun, glamorous fundraising event will include unlimited canapés and fine wine, as well as the chance to bid on some outstanding items in the charity auction run by Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart. All proceeds go towards ensuring that the charity can continue to bring vital care to victims of major trauma within the M25. Tickets £75. For more information contact anita.brien@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk.

Practical Action - Farmfestival 2009 - 24 - 25 July

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Farmfestival -  a mix of 40+ hours of brilliant, live entertainment on several stages over two days, brilliant organic food, local beers and ciders, all at low prices. In short, a bloody good party. Top regional, local and emerging bands from across the UK & DJs. The music includes: rock, funk, electro, folk, blues, soul, rock n roll, reggae, dub and everything in between. Top bands have included Babyhead, Six Nation State, Friendly Fires, and many of the UK’s most exciting bands. Farmfestival is totally non-corporate (and will always be so), run by a crack team of downright amateurs. Proceeds go to Practical Action.

Nelson Mandela's Children Fund (UK) - Annual Gala Dinner - 23 July 2009

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Taking place in the historic Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground the Nelson Mandela's Children Fund (UK) Annual Dinner is a celebration of the work of the charity and an opportunity to celebrate Mr Mandela's continuing concern for the welfare and development of children and young people during his 91st birthday week. Tickets cost £160.

International Alert - Speed dating for Peace - 23 July 2009

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Back by popular demand, International Alert is holding another of its popular speed dating nights, this time at the Jewel Bar, Covent Garden for people aged 23-35. Tickets cost £20 in advance from fundraising@international-alert.org. Special offer - Boys, bring 2 male friends with you, and they’ll give you free paintballing tickets for you and 7 friends!

Seaview 2010 - Wine Tasting with African Music - 18 July 2009

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The Seaview 2010 Community Soccer Project is a new charity formed to raise money to build a sports field in the Seaview region of South Africa. Help "kick-start" the fundraising by attending their Wine Tasting event at St Luke's in Kew. As well as entertaining your taste buds there will be a traditional Xhosa performance and handmade African arts and crafts on sale. Tickets for wine tasting and buffet £35 (non-drinkers £9). The party continues until 1.00 am at the Paradise Wine Bar. More information from seaview2010@live.com. STOP PRESS - quote "gigs4charity" and save £10 on an advance ticket (ie £25). Special offer not available on the night.

War Child - Army of You - 15 July 2009

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Army Of You at The Tabernacle is War Child's annual showcase for the most exciting new artists and DJ's around - The Noisettes, Friendly Fires, Hot Chip and The Rumble Strips have all starred in past years. It is just one way WAR CHILD uses music to campaign in the UK, the likes of The Petshop Boys, U2, Feeder, Keane and most recently The Killers and Coldplay have headlined WAR CHILD events. Tickets £8.

Camden Calling - Camden Calling @ The Good Ship - 12 July 2009

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Camden Calling @ The Good Ship - Acoustic Anarchy - an afternoon of acoustic music from all corners of the spectrum /Hip Hop/Jazz /Punk/Folk/Psychadelic/Rock/World & Pop from a range of performers including homeless people that have planned promoted and produced the afternoons festivities.   £3 on the door 2.00 pm - 6.00.

Rock against Cancer - 100 Club - 12 July 2009

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Rock Against Cancer uses music of all kinds to help with the treatment of cancer in young patients. They do fantastic and innovative work - so if you want to support them get down to the 100 Club for their gig on the 12th of July! Tickets £8 or £10 on the door.

Burlesque Women's Institute - Save Burlesque Fundraiser - 12 July 2009

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The Burlesque Women's Institute invites you to join in with their Save Burlesque campaign fundraiser on Sunday 12th July at Proud Camden.  "You are warned that this show may contain heavy amounts of humour, mockery, irony and suggestive remarks. Although, Camden Council will be able to sleep safely knowing that not one of their regulations will be broken and you can rest assured that whilst we have made all effort to remove any references of a sexual nature, any attempt at striptease will be heavily censored by the Burlesque Womens Institute Censorship Team". Tickets £6 in advance and £8 on the door.

Friends United Network - Clothes Swap - 11 July 2009

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Friends United Network (FUN) present a clothes swap at The Royal School in Hampstead. FUN recently received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service for their pioneering befriending scheme for children in London. Entry to the clothes swap is £6 on the door or £5 in advance by calling 0207 4850900. The event starts at 12.30.

The Hunger Project - Fun Under the Sun - 11 July 2009

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Fun Under The Sun is a charity fundraising day raising money for The Hunger Project, a charity committed to help end hunger and poverty in Africa. There will be fun family activities for all ages, including a bouncy castle, 9-hole crazy golf, bouncy boxing, archery, face-painting, drumming classes, coconut shy and classic car rides. There will be a BBQ to keep hungry children at bay and a bar for all weary parents! There will also be bric-a-brac and second-hand book stalls so go along and grab yourself a bargain between 10.30- 16.30 at the Chiswick Business Park. 

Camden Calling - Camden Calling @ The Torriano - 11 July 2009

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Camden Calling @ The Torriano - an evening of Hip Hop/Audio Visual Electro & House Music brought to you exclusively by homeless and vulnerable people.  £3 on the door.

Lake of Stars - Press Launch at Rich Mix - 9 July 2009

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Launch party for Vinspired Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi at Rich Mix. with TAYO, DEKKER & JOHAN PLUS LIVE MUSIC.

Attitude is Everything - Rock the Boat - 8 July 2009

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Mencap presents Rock the Boat at Proud Camden, a new monthly club night kicking off with live music from Heavy Load, a DJ set by Tim Westwood, and Mencap's celebrity ambassador Matt Horne. Rock the Boat provides the opportunity for people with a learning disability to be involved in running the night - Proud has been mentoring those involved & integrated them into all aspects of the evening. From the door girl, coat check, DJ's, Bands, the sound engineer, to the design of the poster and flyers. Tickets £5.

CRY - Cazfest Music Festival - 5 July 2009

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Cazfest is an all day summer music event to be held in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, with Billy Lunn (lead singer of The Subways), Sway, Young Fathers, Big Linda and many others, alongside a wide range of other entertainment, all in memory of Caroline Johnstone. All proceeds from the event will go to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Tickets cost £12.

St Mungo's - Summer Fete and Bridge Walk - 5 July 2009

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Take part in the St Mungo's five mile Bridge Walk - from Mint Street Park in Southwark to St Giles in the Fields Church near Shaftesbury Avenue, where they will be celebrating their 40th birthday by holding a a Summer Fete. 40 years ago St Mungo's was set up by committed individuals who pushed a pram around London Streets delivering soup for rough sleepers but now they are the UK's leading charity helping homeless people.

Pratham UK - Pratham Indian Summer Party - 28 June 2009

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Pratham UK present their Indian Summer Party. Amongst the enchanting splendour of the Chelsea Conservatory they will be creating an exotic evening of entertainment, including mouth-watering delicacies of Indian fusion cuisine prepared by renowned caterers. Pratham has successfully educated over 21 million children in India through its 'Read India' campaign, but another 80 million still need to be reached if their target of 100 million children by 2010 is to be reached. Tickets £150.

Cancer Research UK - Swap my frock - 27 June 2009

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Swap My Frock at The Valmont Club in Chelsea is an event raising money for Cancer Research UK which allows you bring in items of clothes which you used to love and swap them for newly found treasures that other fashionistas have brought to the event. The idea is that the more items you bring, the more ‘frock money’ you will have to spend. Imagine bagging a new outfit for a holiday, or a head turning dress for that special night out? Tickets £10.

Kenya Link and Oxjam - Songs on a Midsummer's Evening - 27 June 2009

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Unplugged Live presents Songs on a Midsummer's Evening at St Pauls, Dorking with a selection of beautiful original songs and covers performed by a group of young musicians including students from the Academy of Contemporary Music, Trinity College Of Music and The Guildhall College of Music. With Dan Bryer and others. Tickets £5. Proceeds to go to Kenya Link and Oxjam.

Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture - 20 Years of Travelling, 40 Years of Jokes - 26 June 2009

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It's hard to catch Michael live, and even harder to meet him in person but The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture have got hold of the holy grail! 20 Years of Travel, 40 Years of Jokes - A night with Michael Palin combines the best bits of his many adventures with his life as part of Monty Python. Catch the event at Indig02 in Greenwich. Tickets from £13.

Prostrate Cancer Research - JCC Comedy with a Cause - 22 June 2009

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JCC presents 'Comedy with a Cause' at the Comedy Store in aid of The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation,  featuring established and emerging talent from the comedy scene. Guests include Comedy Store regulars and award winning comedians Josh Howie and Matt Kirshen, the only Welsh / Jewish comic on the circuit, Bennett Arron; Jewish Comic of the Year Joe Borr; BBC TV’s David Schneider; writer Ivor Baddiel; Canadian comedian and writer Judy Batalion and Britain’s Best Mates, Phil and Phil. Tickets £12.

Invisible Children - Discover the Unseen - 22 June 2009

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Invisible Children, a charity that raises awareness about abducted child soldiers in Central East Africa, presents Discover the Unseen at The Bridge SeOne - an intimate yet dynamic evening of guest speakers, ground-breaking media and live music - and the chance to be involved in Invisible Children's first film project in Europe. With music from Wanlov the Kubolor, Poetic Pilgrimage, Number 39,  allstationsdown and Jo Dudderidge from the Travelling Band (Glastonbury New Talent winners 2008). Tickets £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

Breast Cancer Campaign - Lexapalooza Festival - 20 June 2009

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Annual all day festival, Lexapalooza Festival, raising money for the Breast Cancer Campaign at North London’s newest rock venue The Gaff. Acts include Chris T-T & The Hoodrats - Kill Chaos - Superman Revenge Squad - Ben Marwood - Armed Response Unit - General Bovine & The Justice Force 5 - Jim Lockey - Blind Havoc - Popes of Chillitown - Oxygen Thief - Psychofiend (Misfits Tribute). Tickets from £5.

Tesfa - The London Four Music Festival - 18 - 21 June

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L4 is a new festival based in London showcasing great unsigned British talent, taking place over four consecutive nights in North, South, East and West London. The bands include the very talented MoonJets in Camden on Saturday 20 June - see them now before they're famous. Other bands include My Drug Hell (Thurs), Sleepscape (Fri), and Clones (Sun).  All proceeds from the festsival go the Tesfa Foundation, which provides early childhood education to disadvantaged children in Ethiopia. Entry £5.

Crisis - Zane Low, Pendulum and Chase & Status - 17 June 2009

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Crisis Hidden Gigs is a series of music gigs, hosted by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. The gigs take place in central London throughout May and June 2009.  The venues will remain ‘hidden’ until 24 hours before the gig, when a text or email will be sent to the ticket holders. Zane Lowe, Pendulum and Chase & Status are all playing DJ sets on 17 June. They will also be supported by a live performance from top newcomers The Bays Tickets £27.75.

Camden Calling - CC @The Enterprise - 16 June 2009

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people.  Camden Calling @ The Enterprise, Chalk Farm, 7pm with The Vile Electrodes, MC Millitants, Dekay, Matt Finucane, Pete, Sarah Louise, Simon Anning. Entry £3.

Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture - Craniosacral tester sessions - 12 June 2009

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Viola Sampson will be offering £10 Taster Sessions as part of this year's Craniosacral Therapy Association's National Awareness Week. This is a chance for your friends and family to try craniosacral therapy and find out how it might help them and contribute to the important work of the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture at the same time. The sessions will take place between 10.00 and 2.00 at the Heathy Living Centre. Book here.

Music4children - Natty Bo and the Top Cats - 12 June 2009

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All the way from Cuba Natty Bo and the Top Cats are gracing the stage of the Tabernacle for a 2 hour set in support of music4children. So if you're into Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae you'd be mad to miss it. Tickets £7.00.

Camden Calling - Camden Calling at The Bridge House II - 11 June 2009

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Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from, homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at The Bridge House II features La Rebla Fam + Dekay + Axis of Arseholes + Mada + Wolfkang + Malcolm Kaksois + Pete. Ska, Hip Hop, Punk Rock, Folk & experimental music all for just £3.

Kids Company - Benefit for Kids Company at the Comedy Store - 8 June 2009

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Raising money for Kids Company this comedy night at the Comedy Store features hyperactive Adam Bloom as MC and brings you the superb John Moloney, TV impressionist Alistair Mcgowan, Perrier nominee Ed Byrne, the hilarious Milton Jones, if.comedy award winner Brendan Burns, and veteran ground-breaker Arnold Brown. Tickets £20.

Oxfam - Oxfam DIY - from 6 June 2009

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Oxfam and Mrs Jones (aka Fee Doran) present Oxfam DIY. Mrs Jones (who has styled The Killers, Kylie, Scissor Sisters and Goldfrapp) and the Oxfam team have been busy reinventing the Camden Oxfam store as the ultimate fashion resource destination for independent style seekers. With its range of eclectic fashion, music, homeware and second-hand books, this inspiring shop will open its doors to the public on Saturday 6 June with a guest performance of the Golden Silvers at 2.00pm. FREE entry. If you can't make it to your local Oxfam store why not try Oxfam online!

Imire Safari Ranch - There's a rhino in my house - 2 June 2009

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There are only 500 black rhinos left in the world!  The Imire Safari Ranch, a black rhino breeding station in Zimbabwe, needs to raise funds to pay for guards to stop poachers killing these beautiful animals just for their horns. Animal Planet present the UK Premier of their documentary "There's a rhino in my house" at the UCS Theatre in Hampstead. Auction and free wine and nibbles. Tickets cost £30 of which 100% will go to the charity. More details from 0207 4352216.

Crisis - Starsailor, Bombay Bicycle Club and others - 2 June 2009

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Crisis Hidden Gigs is a series of music gigs, hosted by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. The gigs take place in central London throughout May and June 2009.  The venues will remain ‘hidden’ until 24 hours before the gig, when a text or email will be sent to the ticket holders. On 2 June Starsailor will perform an exclusive acoustic set alongside Bombay Bicycle Club, the 4-piece modern jazz group Portico Quartet, and singer/songwriter Jeremy Warmsley - the event will be hosted by last.fm.   Tickets £27.75.

Sumatran Orangutan Society - OrangAid - 1 June 2009

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Bill Bailey will be on the bill for a performance to raise money for the Sumatran Orangutan Society at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Other confirmed acts are Jason Manford, Nina Conti, a special appearance from Bollo from The Mighty Boosh, with more acts to be confirmed. Tickets from £20.

Childline - Childline Rocks - 1 June 2009

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ChildLine Rocks is an annual charity rock concert organised under the auspices of ChildLine 20, an independent committee set up to raise £2,000,000 for ChildLine to celebrate 20 years of ChildLine's existence.This year's line up at the Indigo O2 includes The Pretty Things, Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Thunder, Uriah Heep, Sons Of Albion, Hot Leg, Steve Balsamo. Tickets £25 seated, £40 standing.

Vital Voices Global - Seven - 1 June 2009

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Vital Voices Global presents the London Premier of Seven at the Royal Aeronautical Society. Seven is a groundbreaking piece of theatrical art that tells the stories of seven extraordinary women from around the world - seven women who have overcome insurmountable odds to bring about major changes in their home countries. This evening will move your soul and give you a glimpse into the courage and sacrifice these women have made to improve the roles of women worldwide. Tickets £20.

MGA - Charity Firewalk - 31 May 2009

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Ever fancied walking barefoot across a bed of burning coals? Well now's your chance. Raise money for the MGA charity by joining the Billericay Ladies Circle at The Rising Sun @ 6pm, Billericay. Oh yeah, I almost forgot it's for the Ladies and the Men, so guys if you are interested you don't need to wear a dress (unless you want to). More details from Maria Martin on 07779 121 621.

Starlight Children's Foundation - Art for Starlight workshop - 29 May 2009

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Take your little darlings to an art workshop with Daisy Villeneuve. All works of art created in this workshop will be framed and then exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery for the Maggie & Rose Art for Starlight event on 26 September when the paintings will be sold to raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation. Workshops cost £45 per child and the ticket includes entry for one child and one adult at the children's private view and party. Paintings will be sold (for under £100) to raise money to grant wishes for seriously and terminally ill children throughout the UK.

Children of Peace - Stand up for Peace - 23 May 2009

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Children of Peace present an evening of fabulous comedy at the Cockpit Theatre. All money raised goes towards schemes that bring Palestinian and Israeli kids together in the hope that they will build positive relationships for future generations. The Line up so far includes Simmon Munnery (surrealist legend), Pippa Evans (IF.comedy award nominee), Paul Foot (BBC New Comedy Award winner) and Josh Howie (raised as a Buddhist, trained as a rabbi, now one of the comedy circuit's most popular stand-ups)Tickets £15.

Right to Play - Right to Play World Cup at Stamford Bridge - 22 May 2009

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Battle it out to be crowned 2009 Right To Play world champions. Right To Play invite you to warm up with Olympians before competing in a 5- a- side qualifying & 7- and 11-a-side knockout football competition. You’ll play in one of the most famous grounds in the world, meet players, and receive an adidas football strip and goody bags. Make it to the final, and your team will play with ex Chelsea legends. More information. Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organisation that uses sport and play as a tool for development of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.

Breast Cancer Care - Mark My Words - 22 May 2009

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Boe The Comedian Presents Mark My Words - Stand-up comedy and sketch show at the Bloomsbury Theatre supporting Breast Cancer Care. “Boe came, he saw, and he conquered!” Dibbi, Choice FM. Tickets £12.50.

Camden Calling - The Enterprise - 19 May

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people.  Camden Calling @ The Enterprise, Chalk Farm, 7pm with Lord Byron, Dekay, Stealig Jenni, Rukas, Dayream Parade, Pete, Sarah Louise, Simon Clothier. Entry £3

Crisis - Crisis Hidden Gigs Dodgy and the Bluetones - 17 May 2009

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Crisis Hidden Gigs is a series of music gigs, hosted by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. The gigs will take place in central London throughout May and June 2009. Top acts will play in intimate, unusual spaces, making for a unique musical experience. There’s also a twist. The venues will remain ‘hidden’ until 24 hours before the gig, when a text or email will be sent to the ticket holders. There’s a good reason for this. Crisis wants to a put a spotlight on the growing issue of ‘hidden homelessness’ in the UK.  Tickets £27.50.

MaMa - Big MaMa May Ball - 16 May 2009

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Big Mama May Ball starring Antonio Forcione, Gwyn Herbert, Me and Bobby... and others at 176 Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town. In Mozambique a mother has a one in ten chance of watching their child die from Aids or other health problems. Proceeds from this event go to support the MaMa charity working with the people of Mandimba in their  journey towards better health and economic empowerment.  £12 on the door or £10 in advance.

ISS UK - ISS UK World Market 2009 - 13 May

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the ISS UK World Market (formerly known as the Spring Fair) will be the best yet at Kensington Town Hall.  

Video Manifesto - Brazilian Heat : Manifest Yourself - 12 May 2009

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This cultural extravaganza at Guanabara will raise crucial funds needed to kick-start Video Manifesto’s youth education project in the Complexo de Alemo slum of Rio de Janeiro. The party line up includes music from Choro Bandido, Barking Bateria and DJ Larissa, a Capoeira presentation by the Abada Group and a live freestyle graffiti competition. Tickets £10.

Crisis - Crisis Hidden Gigs with Hot Chip - 5 May 2009

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Crisis Hidden Gigs is a series of music gigs, hosted by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. The gigs will take place in central London throughout May and June 2009. Top acts will play in intimate, unusual spaces, making for a unique musical experience. There’s also a twist. The venues will remain ‘hidden’ until 24 hours before the gig, when a text or email will be sent to the ticket holders. There’s a good reason for this. Crisis wants to a put a spotlight on the growing issue of ‘hidden homelessness’ in the UK.  Tickets for the Hot Chip gig £27.50.

Red Cross - Dance for Life - 2 May

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Dance for Life 2009 brings together schools, youth and dance groups in local communities throughout the south-east by making dance accessible to all young people aged 18 and under, regardless of their ability.  This fun charity event is a celebration of youth dance. It opens up dance as a medium to overcome cultural, social and physical barriers, giving pupils the chance to perform and celebrate with their friends, family and school. Groups are invited to choreograph a dance routine that in some way reflects an aspect of the Red Cross' work. The first event is at the Shaw Theatre.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Sing for a Cure - 2 May

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A glorious and uplifting music event at the Southbank chronicling stories of breast cancer survivors through songs of different styles from a range of composers. Powerful and inspiring, Sing for the Cure has been performed in almost every major city in the US and features an orchestra, full chorus and celebrity narrators. This European premiere raises funds for the cancer charity Breakthrough. Tickets from £12.

BAC Producers Club - Don John Gala Evening - 30 April 2009

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Want to party like it’s 1978? BAC Producers Club and Kneehigh invite you to attend a special performance of Don John at Battersea Arts Centre. Created by the legendary Kneehigh Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bristol Old Vic, Don John is an inventive and radical re-telling of Mozart's Don Giovanni, set in 1978 against a backdrop of neon and cigarette smoke, this is the ultimate story of love, loss and liberation. Tickets £75 for the show PLUS the aftershow party with the chance to mingle with the cast and the creative team for retro cocktails, canapes and live music to the disco beat.

Aspire to Inspire - Raw Inspiration - 25 April 2009

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Raw Inspiration is an annual celebrity fundraising fashion event which assists the development of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to pursue a career in the fashion industry. The event is a gala evening of fashion, fun, food, live music and celebrities and takes place at Chelsea Football club and stars, amongst others, Alexander O'Neal. Tickets from £40. Proceeds from the event go towards the Aids charity Mildmay and the Cancer Charity Look Good Feel Better.

Camden Calling - Torriano - 25 April 2009

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at The Torriano features Me’sha Bryan & Tyler Rix + Mada + Wolfkang + DEKAY + Daydream Parade + Sarah Louise + Pete + Glenn Hodge. Suggested donation £3. Check out future Camden Calling dates on MySpace.

RNID - Don't Lose the Music @ Ministry of Sound - 22 April 2009

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RNID and The Ministry of Sound present their first club night as part of the Don't Lose the Music campaign featuring world class DJs/producers Above and Beyond, a silent disco and some of the biggest names in the dance music scene, including The Viceroy, Severino, Chad Jackson and Shane Watcha. There are four million young people in the UK who are at risk of permanent hearing damage from amplified music and many of them do not realise that the very thing they love could be harming them. RNID's Don't Lose the Music campaign aims to make sure young clubbers know how to protect their hearing. Entrance £5.

TeenBoundariesUK - Charity Launch Party - 21 April 2009

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You are cordially invited to attend the launch party for TeenBoundariesUK at Studio Valbonne. Hosted by Lizzie Cundy Professional WAG, TV Presenter, Model, Ex-Bond Girl. TeenBoundariesUK is a non-profit educational trust, which aims to STOP SEXUAL BULLYING in schools. With guest DJs ANA who have been described as the biggest act to hit dance music this year by a major label insider as well as a whole host of celebrity guests, including Calista Roberts (Bongo Jam). The theme of the evening is high glamour with a champagne reception, 5ft chocolate fountain and catwalk fashion show. Tickets from £25.

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund - Swishing Party - 21 April

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Dig out your unwanted clothes and "swish" them at this fundraising event at Henrys to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.  The evening will include presentations by fashion designers, a special Vintage section and a secret celebrity swap! Tickets cost £10. More details from 020 30771286.

Camden Calling - DEKAY Album Launch @ The Enterprise - 21 April 2009

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at The Enterprise in Chalk Farm is the Albumn launch for DEKAY and also features Mada + The Penny Black Remedy + Ste Beard + Pete + Nick Capaldi & The Spinning Sound About. Suggested donation £3. Check out future Camden Calling dates on MySpace.

Parkinson's Disease Society - Party for Parkinson's - 20 - 29 April 2009

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Party for Parkinson's is a great way to support the work of the PDS. This year the PDS celebrates it's 40th year of supporting people with Parkinson's - so it's the perfect time to party! You can hold any kind of party, from a coffee morning to a fancy dress ball. Order your FREE fundraising party pack now.

Amnesty International - AFRI-KOKOA featuring Jazzie B - 12 April 2009

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AFRI-KOKOA have the honour of being joined by the legendary Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) OBE headlining for with an awesome, dance floor filling eclectic DJ set celebrating 20 years of Back to Life and Soul II Soul. This Easter Bank Holiday ALL DAYER will be an instant snapshot of the vibrant Afro-fusion scene in London and is presented in association with Amnesty International. 3pm-1am at the Big Chill House FREE entry. Be there!

Oxfam - The Velvet Sneaker presents Oxjam Vol 3 - 9 April

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The Velevet Sneaker  - purveyor of fine musical distractions and defender of cultural miscellany - invites you to enjoy a tantalising assemblage of up-and-coming artists at The Troubadour. Tickets cost £6. Check out the Oxjam calendar for more fundraising events.

The Prince's Trust - EC4 Music at the Barbican - 7 April 2009

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Enjoy a night of classical music and support The Prince's Trust at the Barbican, courtesy of EC4 Music. EC4 Music was formed in 1995, its principal aim to draw on the huge musical talent of those who work in The City and its surrounding area. This concert, the group's fourth at the Barbican in aid of The Prince's Trust, takes us on a musically exhilarating journey - one might say weird and wonderful! Tickets from £10.

Attitude is Everything - Cargo - 7 April 2009

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Club Attitude Presents Club Attitude at Cargo with The Xcerts, The Indelicates, About: Blanck and The Good Gods! With special guests DJS  Ben Ayres (Cornershop) and Dr Kiko. Attitude is Everything improves deaf and disabled people's access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry to implement a Charter of Best Practice across the UK. Tickets £5.

Seaview 2010 - Wine Tasting and Auction - 4 April 2009

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The Seaview 2010 Community Soccer Project is a new charity formed to raise money to build a sports field in the Seaview region of South Africa. Help "kick-start" the fundraising by attending their Wine Tasting event at St Luke's in Kew. As well as entertaining your taste buds there will be a traditional Xhosa performance and handmade African arts and crafts on sale. Tickets for wine tasting and buffet £35 (non-drinkers £9). The party continues until 1.00 am at the Paradise Wine Bar. More information from seaview2010@live.com.

Ostomy Lifestyle - Lingerie & Beachwear Party 2009 - 2 April

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The Cafe de Paris is the glamourous location for the Lingerie and Beachwear Party including champagne reception and entertainment by the King of Comedy Magic Christian Lee (currently starring in Max Magic on Sky One). Award winning food and music and dancing until 3.00 am makes this a fabulous fundraising event for Ostomy Lifestyle. Tickets £20 for the show or £75 for the VIP treatment.

Redress - Charity Comedy Night - 1 April 2009

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Mixt Nutz present a comedy night at The Grosvernor Arms Mayfair with all the profits going to REDRESS a human rights charity that works with the victims of torture to help restore their dignity and bring their torturers to account. Tickets £6 on the door. Check out Mixt Nutz on You Tube.

MercyCorps - Easter Bingo - 29 March 2009

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Get your pens and dabbers at the ready for yet another Mongol Rally Adventurists Fundraiser - Easter Bingo at the Star of Bethnal Green. Fantastic range of prizes on offer including two return flights to Faro, Portugal! Not bad for a game of Bingo. £3 - 3 cards, £5 - 6 cards. All proceeds go to Mercy Corps an International humanitarian aid and development charitable organization that focuses on emergency relief services, economic development and civil society initiatives. 

Homelessness - Give a Heart a Home - 28 March 2009

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This is an event to raise the profile of the homelessness sector and to celebrate the past successes and current work in tackling the root causes of homelessness. The event will promote the efforts of organisations to empower homeless people to take charge of their lives through Community involvement, learning skills and increasing their confidence and sense of identity. The evening includes speakers, success stories music and fun fundraising activities. Tickets £8.50 in advance or £10 on the door. Venue - Westminster Cathedral. More details.

Lake of Stars - Bright Lights, Big City - 27 March 2009

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Lake of Stars Festival director Will Jameson and his brother Charlie are hosting a new LOS night every Friday evening at The Yard in Shoreditch... with reggae, soul, funk, jazz, blues, afrobeat, latin, calypso and hip hop played out by Lake of Stars DJ's Wildcat 74/5 and Ten Ton Tonka. DJs play until midnight every Friday, enough time to catch the night train home or time to disappear into the city. Expect a warm welcome and cold beers, deals on wine and incredible music. Escape the bright lights and come downstairs to Yard, every Friday. Joyful hour 6pm - 8pm.

International Alert - Speed date for Peace - 26 March 2009

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Back by popular demand - International Alert is holding its 5th Speed Dating event at OnAnon. So if you are aged between 25 - 35 why not experiment with a night of fun, socialising and possible romance. Tickets cost £20 and the proceeds go to support the UK's leading Peacebuilding organisation. Contact adesimoni@international-alert.org

Oxjam - The Velvet Sneaker presents Oxjam Vol 1 - 26 March 2009

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The Velevet Sneaker  - purveyor of fine musical distractions and defender of cultural miscellany - invites you to enjoy a tantalising assemblage of up-and-coming artists at The Troubadour. Tickets cost £6. Check out the Oxjam calendar for more fundraising events.

Teenage Cancer Trust - RAH Concerts - 24-29 March

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Teenage Cancer Trust’s concerts have fast become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the annual British music calendar. Now into their ninth year, the concerts, which were the brainchild of Teenage Cancer Trust Patron and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey CBE, have featured some of the world’s biggest bands treading the boards at London’s world famous Royal Albert Hall. This year the bands include Anthony and the Johnsons, Stereophonics and Kasabian. Tickets available from Friday 13 February at 10.00.

VDay - Volupte and the Black Cotton Club - 22 March 2009

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For one night only Volupte & The Black Cotton Club are to relocate to the very opulent Cafe De Paris  for a spellbinding night of beautiful burlesque, climactic cabaret, live music and vintage tunes spun by The Black Cotton Club hosts Lady Kamikaze & "Mr Burlesque" El Nino. This is a non-profit evening in association with VDayLondon to raise money and awareness for VDAY - Eve Ensler's charity which seeks to stop violence against women. Tickets from £12 - £25.

Shelter - Cake Time 2009 - 21 - 27 March

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Whether you're a big fan of flapjacks or it's muffins that make your mouth water, Cake Time is the perfect excuse to get together with friends, family, or colleagues, and tuck in to your favourite cakes while raising lots of lovely money for Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Register for your FREE Cake Time pack full of scrumptious cake recipes, top fundraising tips and Cake Time goodies: call 0844 515 1190.

OXJAM - Friday Night Live at the Blag Club - 20 March 2009

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KeyPadMusic presents an OXJAM event at the Blag Club in Notting Hill Gate to raise money for Oxfam. OXJAM has fundraising events all over the country. Check out the events calendar for more details.

 

Breakthrough for Breast Cancer - La Vita's 2nd Birthday - 13 March 2009

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La Vita is the international club night with a conscience. To date it has raised £18,500 for Breakthrough for Breast Cancer. Set up 2 years ago by Sam Divine, La Vita has grown into a firm date in the clubbing calendar for many party people. This event (2 rooms, 16 DJs) takes place at Lightbox. Tickets £10 or £15 on the door.

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture - Vintage clothes sale - 12 March

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The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture present a Vintage Clothes Sale at the Courtauld Galleries from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

MGA - LK Bennett Charity Evening - 11 March 2009

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Enjoy an evening of fun, fashion and a glass of bubbly at the flagship LK Bennett store in Sloane Square in aid of the Myasthenia Gravis Association. Guests enjoy a 10% discount on all items and have the chance to win goodies donated by OKA, Chanel and Tiffany to name just a few. LK Bennett will also donate 10% of sales to MGA. Entrance fee £20 donation in advance. Myasthenia Gravis is a debilitating disease in which the body's immune system attacks the nerve receptors in the muscles often with devastating consequences.

ActionAid - Funny Women in Support of International Women's Day - 8 March 2009

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Funny Women intends to celebrate International Women's Day with a fantastic new show Celebrity Funny Women. A host of female celebrities face the challenge of becoming a Funny Women, coached and supported by some of Funny Women's favourite comedians. Tickets £30, or £60 including VIP after show party. This year's Funny Women charity show is supporting ActionAid's Put Your Foot Down campaign - which aims to send over 2000 shoes to Downing Street on International Women's Day 2009 as a protest against violence against women and HIV and Aids.

Camden Calling - Camden Calling at The Cavendish Arms - 8 March 2009

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Camden Calling presents an evening of music at The Cavendish Arms featuring Headmongers + Mada + Dekay + The Fighting Cocks + Higher Love + Pete + Daydream Parade. Camden Calling - Helping Homeless People Acess the music scene. Suggested donation £3.

Comic Relief - Classic Relief : A Gala Comedy Concert - 7 March

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Classic Relief at the Southbank - classical stars and Southbank Centre's Resident Orchestra present an extraordinary evening of laughter and great music. Whether you are a music professor or can't tell a string quartet from a string vest, this is an unmissable performance from people you thought would never let their hair down. Tickets from £10. In aid of Comic Relief.

Spiro Ark - The Berakah Project - 7 March 2009

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An evening of uplifting world music celebrating harmony between Muslims, Jews and Christians with celebrated ensemble Berakah. Berakah is a world-music ensemble featuring musicians from Muslim, Jewish and Christian backgrounds. Following a UK tour last year, they come to Southbank Centre, in association with Spiro Ark, a London-based charity that organizes Jewish cultural events. Tickets from £15.

War on Want - Stand up to Corporate Power - 5 March

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War on Want presents Stand up to Corporate Power at the Shepherds Bush Empire. This Comedy Gig will feature explosive stand-up and political satire from Mark Thomas, Adam Bloom, Andi Osho, Paul Sinha, Shappi Khorsandi, Tim Vine, and is hosted by Daniel Kitson. Tickets £15.

Macmillan - ISIS Ensemble Concert - 26 February 2009

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Classical concert featuring music by Beethoven, Mozart and Kodaly at St. James Church, Piccadilly. £10 per ticket (including a glass of wine) and all proceeds go to Macmillan

Astell Foundation - Opera Gala - 25 February 2009

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The Astell Foundation presents Opera Gala in the Mountbatten Room at the Royal Automobile Club. The wonderfully talented soprano Sena Larard and world renowned pianist Jonathan Papp (pianist to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa) will entertain exclusively th the first fundraising event for this new homelessness charity. Complimentary red and white wine will be served during the interval. Tickets £25.

Barnados - Simply Madonna; Materials of the Girl - 21 February - 22 March 2009

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Iconic singer Madonna has wowed millions of fans over the years and to celebrate her career a new exhibition of her costumes is taking place at the Truman BrewerySimply Madonna is the world’s largest collection of the Queen of Pop’s costumes. Highlights include the pink Material Girl dress and the wedding gown from Evita. Tickets cost £6.50 - £9.50 and £1 from every ticket goes to Barnados.

Mercycorps - Hate charity, love clubbing Love charity, hate clubbing - 20 Februaru 2009

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If you hate charity but love clubbing its the perfect excuse, if you love charity but hate clubbing well again the perfect excuse to help raise some cash for a good cause at the Star of Bethnal Green. DJs on the night - Anil Chawla, Tim Davison, Dale Anderson, Mark Sun, The Co-ordinators and Hanuman! All proceeds go to Mercy Corps an International humanitarian aid and development charitable organization that focuses on emergency relief services, economic development and civil society initiatives.  £5 secures entry.

WaterAid - The More the Merrier - 19 February 2009

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More the Merrier is a new regular charity night held at Bar Music Hall, on the 3rd Thursday of the month. This month the line up features The Kemistry Kay Young, Kase, Spredluv Collective and DJs DJ B and Joe Disco. Collections will be taken for WaterAid, an international charity working in 17 countries providing water and hygiene education to some of the world's poorest people. FREE entrance.

War Child - The Killers and Coldplay - 18 February 2009

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War Child, the international charity that protects children living in the world's most dangerous war zones, present The Killers and Coldplay post-Brits gig. Tickets £50 but only available by lottery. Registration begins at 9.00 am on 30 January and ends at 5.00 pm on 3 February. Register here.

Red Cross - Madame Zingara and Her Theatre of Dreams - 13 February

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Madame Zingara and Her Theatre of Dreams is a truly unforgettable event. Spend the evening enjoying a four-course meal and be entertained by world-class trapeze artists, cabaret singers, comedians and contortionists. Tickets from £65 include a welcome drink, a decadent four-course meal and the unique Madame Zingara show, all in the stunning surroundings of their mirrored tent, located at Battersea Power Station, London. All proceeds raised will benefit the Red Cross’ lifesaving work with people living with HIV in southern Africa.

International Alert - Speed Dating for Peace - 12 February

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Back by popular demand - International Alert is holding its 4th Speed Dating event at OnAnon. So if you are aged between 25 - 35 why not experiment with a night of fun, socialising and possible romance. Tickets cost £20 and the proceeds go to support the UK's leading Peacebuilding organisation. Contact adesimoni@international-alert.org

Camden Calling - Camden Calling @ The Cavendish Arms - 8 February 2009

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Camden Calling presents an evening of music at The Cavendish Arms featuring The Hopeless Sons + DEKAY + Nick Capaldi & the Spinning Sound About + Malcolm Kaksois + Daydream Parade + Beatman StreetmanPeteman + Simon Anning. Camden Calling - Helping Homeless People Acess the music scene. Suggested donation £3.

DEC Gaza Appeal - Unplanned Afternoons - 8 February

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Unplanned Afternoons presents a very special Unplanned session at the Eagle, Hoxton to raise money for the DEC Gaza Appeal. FREE entrance from 1pm. Watch the DEC appeal here. After an 18 month blockade of Gaza and three weeks of heavy shelling the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is now completely overwhelming.  Thousands of people are struggling to survive with many having lost their homes and most down to their last supplies of food and fresh drinking water.

Oxfam - UK Premiere of Quidam - 7 February

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The Royal Albert Hall plays host to a benefit performance of Cirque du Soleil's Quidam to raise funds for Oxfam's work with young people in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, approximately 3.5 to 5.5 million people are known as "Untouchables". People within "untouchable" communities are deprived of basic rights, including education and health services. At the age at which they should attend the school and play, children are usually undertaking laborious work with their parents. Oxfam is helping young people in these communities to receive an education and to have health care. Tickets from £26.40.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Pink Ball - 7 February

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Join the North West Kent Breakthrough Group at The Pink Ball at Eltham College. The night will commence with a pink fizz reception at 6.30pm, followed by a three course meal, to be held in King George's Hall, Eltham College. The night's entertainment includes a quiz, raffle, grand prize draw and dancing to 'Jumping the Sharks' until midnight. Dress code is pink or purple tie. Tickets £55.

ActionAid - First Hand Experiences - 5 February 2009

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Join ActionAid for an evening drinks reception at the Thistle Euston to hear more about their First Hand Experiences. You'll meet people who have had a First Hand Experience and hear how it has changed their lives and the lives of others. You'll meet the ActionAid tean and have the chance to ask questions.

People in Need - Music for Namibia - 5 February

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People in Need (PIN) presents Music for Namibia at The Vineyard, Islington - a charity concert to support children's chorus in the Karas region of Namibia to help them fulfil their dream of performing in Europe. PIN is a Czech organisation that provides relief aid and development assistance whilst working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. The evening will feature African music from Kasai Masai, drum performance, a demo dance class and a raffle. Tickets £5 in advance of £8 on the door. More details from 07708764412.

Camden Calling - The Torriano - 31 January

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at The Torriano features Adrian Mada, Wolfkang, Adrian Roye, Malcolm Kaksois, Hannah Banks, Daydream Parade, Ste Beard, Simon Clothier. Suggested donation £3. Check out future Camden Calling dates on MySpace.

Wings of Hope - Smiles4smiles comedy evening - 30 January

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Smiles4smiles present an evening of comedy at the Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford, with Felix Dexter, Dave Thompson, Luke Toulson and Sal Stevens to raise money for Wings of Hope, a charity which provides free education in developing countries to children living in poverty, orphaned or separated from their families. The charity has no religious or political affiliations. Tickets £10 on the door (doors open at 6.00 for 7.00 show) and all proceeds will go towards building a school for underprivileged children in India. Suitable for 15+

St Christopher's Hospice - Cinderella - 24 - 31 January 2009

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St Mark's Players celebrate their 50th anniversary with the family pantomine Cinderella in support of St Christopher's Hospice and the Royal Marsden Hospital at Stanley Halls, South Norwood. Tickets £6.50.

NSPPC - Lions Den Comedy Charity Final - 23 January

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The Lions Den Comedy Club present The Lion's Den Champion of Champions King of the Jungle Birthday Gong Show Charity Final Spectacular at the Cross Kings Pub. Tickets cost £10 with all proceeds going to the NSPCC.

Rainy Day Trust - DIY Dinner 2009 - 19 January 2009

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The Rainy Day Trust 10th Anniversary DIY Dinner 2009 will take place at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington and will be hosted by Ed Bryne. Tickets from £95.

Oxfam - Oxjam at the Fighting Cocks - 16 January

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Five rad bands take the stage at Kingston's "Fighting Cocks" to raise some cash for the worthy Oxjam cause!! £5 entry. For more OXJAM events in your area check out the OXJAM calendar.

 

Camden Calling - The Bridge House - 15 January

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at the Bridge House features Lord Byron, The Kemistry, Dekay, Mada, Wolfkang, Malcolm Kaksois, BeatmanStreetmanPeteman, Steve White. Suggested donation £3. Check out future Camden Calling dates on MySpace.

WaterAid - More the Merrier - 15 January

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More the Merrier is a new regular charity night held at Bar Music Hall, on the 3rd Thursday of the month. This month The MoonJets headline with support from Emile Brynge and DJs DJ B and Joe Disco. Collections will be taken for WaterAid, an international charity working in 17 countries providing water and hygiene education to some of the world's poorest people. FREE entrance.

Oxfam - The Good Intent, Puttenham - 12 January

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Good Intentions Music is an acoustic music event that takes place in the intimate surroundings of the Good Intent, the traditional village pub in Puttenham. Providing a showcase for songwriters and bands from the Surrey area and beyond, the evenings feature open mic sets and featured artists playing longer sets. Raising money for Oxjam. For more OXJAM events in your area check out the OXJAM calendar.

Camden Calling - The Cavendish Arms - 11 January

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at the Cavendish Arms features Adrian Roye, Love Like a Bomb, Mada, Dekay, Daydream Parade, BeatmanStreetmanPeteman, Shed Stud Prod. Suggested donation £3. Check out future Camden Calling dates on MySpace.

CRY - OwnAFilmCompany Launch party and charity auction - 8 January

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To celebrate the launch of their new website, OwnAFilmCompany.com, are having a launch party at Oxygen. Entry to the launch is free, and the event will feature a silent auction of movie memorabilia and a business card raffle, both in aid of charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, CRY.

NSPCC - Chelsea New Year Disco - 2 January 2009

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The legendary Chelsea New Year Disco is back in 2009, packing a whole lot of fun into one evening! This event has been running successfully for over 15 years, with more than 500 children between the ages of 11-14 years thronging the Chelsea Football Club at Stamford Bridge. If you don't want to dance you there will be plenty to keep the adrenaline rushing, with bungee runs, a bucking bronco, surfboarding, a giant tombola, and much more!  There will also be various stalls selling hotdogs, candyfloss, popcorn, fizzy drinks and an assortment of other sweets and treats. Tickets £36 with proceeds to the NSPCC.

Camden Calling - Alabama 3 - 27 December

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at the JAMM, Brixton features The Alabama 3 “The Best Live Band in the Country” (The Guardian), and supports Camden Calling in their home venue to raise funds and awareness of the organisation's work, supported by Camden Calling friends The Penny Black Remedy (Indy award winners Best Alternative Act 2008) & featuring Camden Calling DJ & Ozzy Osbourne look-alike DJ OZZY. Tickets £10.

REDRESS - Charity Comedy Night - 18 December

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Mixt Nutz in partnership with REDRESS, the human rights charity seeking reparation for survivors of torture from all around the world, present a night of comedy at The Tabard Theatre. Tickets cost £5.

Seaview 2010 - Wine Tasting and Auction - 16 December

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The Seaview 2010 Community Soccer Project is a new charity formed to raise money to build a sports field in the Seaview region of South Africa. Help "kick-start" the fundraising by attending their Wine Tasting event at The Bear, Clerkenwell, between 6.00 and 10.00pm. The wine tasting quiz will be headed by Sommelier and Wine Merchant, Mauro Vendramin, who has worked with Gordon Ramsay and Gary Rhodes. Tickets £8, £17 and £35. More information from seaview2010@live.com.

The Big Issue - The Big Xmas 08 with the Brand New Heavies - 16 December

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The Brand New Heavies are pleased to announce a really rather special one-off gig at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in association with The Big Issue. Complimentary champagne on arrival and special guests The Cuban Brothers means that this will be a fabulous, festive feast with a great party atmosphere. A luxury goods and celebrity raffle will complete the treat. Tickets are a very reasonable £30.

WaterAid - Unsigned's Acoustic Sunday - 14 December

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Unsigned is back for another one-off session at Bar Music Hall this time featuring a number of artists playing acoustic only sets with the aim of creating a relaxed Sunday afternoon of music. The bar will be serving food all day, and special Christmas treats will make it the perfect place to spend a cold winter’s afternoon. Collections will be taken for WaterAid, an international charity working in 17 countries providing water, sanitation and hygiene education to some of the world's poorest people.

Crisis - Carol Service at Southwark Cathedral - 13 December

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The ever popular Crisis Carol Service will take place in the beautiful and historic Southwark Cathedral. This year the renowned Thames Philharmonic Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soprano Kathryn Harries and a choir of homeless people in a service led by Canon Bruce Saunders. There is no charge for tickets but spaces are limited. To apply email david.coulthread@crisis.org.uk. This Christmas Crisis will be running its 37th Crisis Open Christmas, helping London's homeless receive support and friendship over the Christmas period with the help of thousands of volunteers from every walk of life.

Families Relief - Day of Indulgence - 13 December

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Sisterhood present a Day of Indulgence to support the Families Relief Build an Orphanage Scheme at St Boltophs, Liverpool Street between 12.30 and 9.30. Tickets cost £20 and include live entertainment and an alchol free bar, more details from 07894 802 827.

Street Child Africa - Singing on the Streets for Kids on the Streets - 11 December

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Street Child Africa is the only UK charity entirely devoted to helping street children across Africa. They work in partnership with African organisations who adopt a street based approach to seek out and befriend street children, offering them guidance from trustworthy adults, education, medical care, baby care, skills training, vocational sponsorship, a place in the community, and a chance to choose a different path in life. Staff and volunteers will be singing in Kingston town centre to help raise funds to continue their essential work. The singing will take place between 4 - 6 pm outside the HSBC Bank in Clarence Street, Kingston.  Further details from Alison Gillespie or Jacqui Hegarty on 0208 972 9820.

International Medical Corps UK - Charity Carol Concert - 10 December

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International Medical Corps UK invite you to their FREE Charity Carol Concert at St Giles in The Fields. Performing this year is the London College of Music Chamber Choir directed by the acclaimed Paul Ayres. All proceeds from the concert will go to IMC UK programmes helping victims caught up in some of the world's forgotten conflicts including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Somalia. Following the concert there will be complimentary Mince Pies and Drinks!

Camden Calling - The Enterprise Camden - 9 December

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at The Enterprise, Camden features Malcolm The Citizens + Mada + The Beard Grows + Edelweis Pirates + Pete + Anna Sinfield. FREE etrance but £3 donation suggested.

Children's Heart Foundation - Carol Concert - 8 December

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The Children's Heart Foundation will be holding a Christmas Carol Concert in Trafalgar Square between 8-9pm on 8 December to raise awareness and vital funds for children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions. The concert is FREE. For more details, please contact Alice Sander on 020 7422 0630 or alices@chfed.org.uk.

Celebrities Guild - Auction of Cartoon Originals - 7 December

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The Celebrities Guild of Great Britain is a social and fundraising organisation comprising well-known people from show business, the arts, politics and sport and since 1977 it has been raising money for various charities. Join the Celebrities Guild for the Cartoon Auction with many leading cartoonists attending, at The Victoria Hall, Highgate Literary Institute. Tickets £10 each (including refreshments).  More details from Ella on 0208 449 1234.

Cinema and TV Benevolent Fund - Exclusive Preview of Bolt - 7 December

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The Cinema and TV Benevolent Fund present an exclusive preview of the new Disney animation Bolt in 3D at the Empire, Leicester Square. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children. More information from judith@ctbf.co.uk.

Light of Day - Benefit Concert at the Halfmoon - 7 December

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The Halfmoon, Putney, presents a charity gig for Light of Day to raise funds for research into Parkinson's Disease. With a  fabulous line up that includes Badly Drawn Boy, Joe D'Urso, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, and Marah. Tickets £25, two shows, 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

Lake of Stars - Xmas Party - 6 December

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Bloom and Lake of Stars present the ultimate Xmas Party at the Horse and Groom, 28 Curtain Road, Shoreditch. Tickets £5 before 10.00, £7 after.

Oxfam - XFM Winter Wonderland - 2 December

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This year's XFM Winter Wonderland at Brixton Academy will be supporting Oxfam. The line up is Kaiser Chief, Iglu & Hartly, Ida Maria, Ladyhawke and White Lies and more. Tickets go on sale on Friday 7 November at 9.00.

Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Medical Foundation - SLAVA ! - 30 November

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The London Cello Society gathers international stars for a major tribute celebrating the late Mstislav Rostropovich— legendary cellist and humanitarian and the former Honorary Patron of the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Medical Foundation. This tribute, sponsored by Sothebys at Cadogan Hall will honour the humanitarian efforts of the Foundation, whose remarkable achievements in improving the health and well-being of children in Russia and surrounding republics have been internationally recognised. Tickets from £18.

The Children's Society - Festive Fusion - 27 November

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Fesitve Fusion - not just your average Chrismtas party! Start the festive season in style with a night of festive fun and dancing. Celebrate a fantastic year for Fusion Events at the Lounge Bar at Tiger Tiger. Arrive before 7pm for complimentary sharing platters and happy hour cocktails, followed by a special Bollywood session from dancing professional, Jay Kumar. Tickets £12. Proceeds to The Children's Society.

British Red Cross - Red Cross Christmas Fair - 26 and 27 November

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The British Red Cross is holding its Christmas Fundraising Fair at Kensington Town Hall. This year’s stalls will offer an eclectic mix of merchandise, from funky young designer bags and belts to kichenware, pashminas to pearls, delicious food and drink to exciting Fair Trade goods. The opening party takes place at the preview night on 26 November from 5.30-9.00 and Frank Gardner OBE, the award-winning BBC Security Correspondent, is the guest speaker. Tickets cost £20 (including wine and canapes). The fair continues on 27 November from 10.00-4.30. Tickets cost £5 on the door or £3 in advance (children free).

VSO - Stars of Africa - 26 November

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Join VSO for Stars of Africa to celebrate 50 years in the grandest ever event at the Royal Albert Hall with "living legend" Hugh Maskela. Tickets from £15.

AbilityNet - A Night at the Moulin Rouge - 25 November

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Raising money for iT4Communities and AbilityNet , this year's Intellect Annual Charity Ball is at The Marriot, Grovsenor Square and the theme is the Moulin Rouge. AbilityNet is a national charity that helps disabled people use computers by adapting and adjusting their technology and iT4Communities leads the national IT volunteering programme. Tickets from £195.

Pilgrims Hospice in Kent - London's Alright - 23 November

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After the huge sucess last year when London's Alright raised £6,500 for The Pilgrims Hospice in Kent, the team return to the Roadhouse for more of the same - unsigned bands in a fantastic venue all for a very good cause. Line up includes Sugarmonkey, Stone Halo, Underbelly, Broadcasts, Tickets £10.

Tea Leaf Trust - Charity Winter Ball - 22 November

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The Tea Leaf Trust will be hosting its inaugural Sri Lankan Charity Winter Ball at the Porchester Hall. Tickets cost £70 and include a 3-course Sri Lankan dinner, traditional Sri Lankan music, prize draw and Motown and Soul Band. More information from Yasmeen on 07875014355 or Rachel on 07976396238 or the tealeaftrust@yahoo.com.

Children with Leukaemia - Bloomsbury Ball - 22 November

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The charity Children with Leukaemia are pleased to present a brand new party-style fundraising event - The Bloomsbury Ball. It is being held at the Bloomsbury Club, a fascinating tented venue in Coram Fields, London. The host for the evening will be Shaun Williamson, best known for his role as Barry in Eastenders. The champagne reception will be followed by a three course meal and music from Jamelia. Tickets are £150.

Camden Calling - The Cavendish Arms - 20 November

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at The Cavendish Arms, Stockwell features The Boy The Girl & All The World + King of Conspiracy + Ken Kobayashi & Friends + Malcolm Kaksois + Pete + Hannah Banks + Mada. FREE etrance but £3 donation suggested.

ActionAid - Broccoli Music supporting BTP - 20 November

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Broccoli Music presents Bollocks to Poverty on Tour with The Black Dove Experiment, The Pretty Suspects, Karova, and Tall Poppies at The Legion, Old Street. Entry is FREE with donations welcome at the bar, all in support of Action Aid.

British Red Cross - Call my Bluff with wine - 19th November

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The British Red Cross presents Wine tasting with a twist at Butchers Hall, EC1. The evening begins with a drinks reception, after which guests will move to the Livery Hall where the wine tasting will take place in the style of the game show ‘Call My Bluff’. Three panellists will deliver a different description of eight wines as they are being tasted, and at the end of each round your team will vote for which of the panellists you think is describing the true identity of the wine. Tickets cost £55.

The Rheumatology Discretionary Fund UCL Charity - Loopfest - 19 November

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Loopfest is a live fashion and music event to raise money and awareness of the disease Lupus and takes place at the Proud Gallery, Camden. Tickets £6 on the door.

NSPCC - CHAOS POINT : Vivienne Westwood Gold Label - 18 November

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More than a fashion show, this remarkable performance will see Dame Vivienne Westwood and Mark Stephenson of London Musici join forces to create an extraordinary catwalk show involving performance artists and a live showpiece by the London Musici orchestra, in the magnificent setting of Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace. A matinee performance with afternoon tea will take place from 4pm to 5.45pm, followed by a gala evening event with dinner, which will begin at 7.30pm.  Both promise to be a memorable experience for anyone interested in the worlds of fashion, music, theatre and art.  The evening event will also hold an exclusive auction with guests bidding on money-can't-buy items to raise funds for the NSPCC. Tickets from £75.

Diabetes UK - Free charity gig in Kings Cross - 17 November

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FREE music and comedy gig in support of Diabetes UK at the Lincoln Lounge in Kings Cross. The talented London Vocals will be performing live opera from 8.30pm, followed by live jazz singing, then live music and DJs until 1.30 am.

Children in Need - CIN Fundraiser - 14 November

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Captain Bob presents an evening of great music at Hove Town Hall, raising money for Children in Need. Featuring The Astonishing, Spiderbaby, The Splendour and Twelve Stone Toddler. Advance tickets are £6. £8 on door or £6 concessions/fancy dress.

Campaign for Better Transport - Around the World in 80 Ways - 13 November

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Michael Palin reckons he's been Around the World in 80 Ways – and at least one of those involved a colander! Michael will be sharing some of these adventures with the public, at an entertaining evening at Southbank Centre, London. Tickets from £12. Join him on a rolling, perambulating, dog-sledding, camel-roping reminiscence talk and help raise money for the Campaign for Better Transport.

Nyumba Ya Thanzi - Dinner and Quiz - 12 November

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Nyumba Ya Thanzi - The House of Good Health - is a UK-based charity working in Malawi to support locally designed development initiatives. The Annual Dinner, Quiz and Celebrity Auction will be held at the Louise Blouin Institutue in Notting Hill and there will be a host of "money can't buy" items and a guest celebrity. Tickets cost £100.

MacMillan Cancer Support - Neiland Choice - Preview night 12 November

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The John Bloxham Gallery, Clapham, in conjunction with Dark Theatre in plays host to an eclectic show curated by professor Brendan Neiland at which Sir Peter Blake will exhibit and give an introductory talk. Artists included: Ivor Abrahams, Val Archer, Sir Peter Blake, Simon Burton, Brad Faine, Peter Freeth, Martin Fuller, Hugh Gilbert, Donald Hamilton-Fraser,Natasha Kissel, leonard MCombe, Janitzio Moreno, Terry New, William Packer, Justine Smith, John Stark, John Wilkins. 10% of sales from the exhibition will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Reprieve - Cruel and Unusual - 11-15 November

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Reprieve, the legal action charity, is delighted to announce that it will be staging Cruel and Unusual, Keith Farnan’s brilliant one-man comedy show about the death penalty. The show is at the Hen and Chickens Theatre and gives Reprieve an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness about the continuing work they do for people facing the death penalty and other human rights violations around the world. “Keith Farnan: Cruel and Unusual manages to be genuinely informative about death row, genuinely realistic about the possibility of change, and genuinely funny enough to receive several rounds of applause.” – Three Weeks. Tickets £10, all proceeds to Reprieve.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Future Dreams - 9 November

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Future Dreams is a spectacular one night only theatrical gala at the Savoy Theatre, to raise money in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Thirty talented youngsters have successfully auditioned to star alongside renowned theatrical artists such as Denise Van Outen, Christopher Biggins, Louise Gold and many more. They will all perform excerpts from popular hit West End musicals, including Billy Elliot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Our House to name but a few. The show will be presented by celebrity guests including Cat Deeley, Patrick Kielty and others. Tickets from £50.

Camden Calling - The Good Ship - 9 November

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at The Good Ship, Kilburn features Malcolm Kaksois + The Choir With No Name + Hannah Banks + Mada + Simon Anning + Heartsong + Daydream Parade + Anna Sinfield + Pete + Wolfkang. FREE etrance but £3 donation suggested.

Barnardos - Bollywood Nights, Barnardos Annual Ball - 8 November

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Barnardos present the Bollywood Nights Ball at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel. Tickets cost £100 and include champagne reception, dinner and a night packed full of entertainment.

MenCap - Little Noise Sessions 2008 - 8 - 18 November

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MenCap Music presents the Little Noise Sessions 2008. This year the line up includes Razorlight, Kasabian, Glasvegas, James Morrison, Sterophonics, Keane, The Frattellis with more acts to announced.

Kids Company - Rumble in the Jumble - 7- 9 November

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Kids Company, the charity founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996 in order to provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people, presents Rumble in the Jumble where you’ll find a galaxy of designer clothes, accessories and beauty products donated by some of the world’s major fashion houses (and its most stylish celebrities). Hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow, entry is £2 per ticket with all proceeds from the event going to the charity. The sale will be at The Boiler House, Truman Brewery between 10am and 7pm. 

Camden Canals and Narrowboat Assoc - Halloween Canal Trip - 31 October

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Specially decorated community narrowboats are doing spooky trips with scary music through the cobweb strewn Islington tunnel between 31 October and 2 November. Boats depart throughout the afternoon and evening. The trips are designed for children accompanied by adults. There will also be additional activities inside the canal museum with glowstick bracelets and sweets given to the children. Dressing up recommended! Trips last just under 1 hour and a family tickets costs £32. Adults £9.50, children £7.50. Pre-booking essential.

ABANA UK - AARRGHH... FREAK OUT! - 31 October

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Abana UK is announcing their second major charity fundraising event for 2008 –‘Aarrghh…freak out!!’, a Halloween party at Willy’s Wine bar. Festivities begin at 6pm and will include live art shows featuring a sculpturer and street artist, DJs, raffles and prizes for the best Halloween themed costume. Tickets cost £10 on the door or in advance from Abana UK. The event will be raising funds to support a community in Rugerero in southern Rwanda, including the building of a technical and vocational centre.

Camden Calling - The Cavendish Arms - 23 October

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Camden Calling is a new social enterprise set up with the aim of helping vulnerable and homeless people access the arts and the music scene. All Camden Calling events are in part planned, produced, promoted and include performance from homeless & vulnerable people. This gig at the Cavendish Arms, Stockwell features Lord Byron + Love Like a Bomb + Wolfkang + Mada + Pete + Daydream Parade. FREE entrance (suggested donation £3).

Celebritites Guild - Film and TV Quiz - 19 October

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The Celebrities Guild of Great Britain is a social and fundraising organisation comprising well-known people from show business, the arts, politics and sport and since 1977 it has been raising money for various charities. Join the Celebrities Guild for this Film and TV Quiz night at The White House, Regents Park. Tickets cost £35 and include a buffet supper. The proceeds go the The Nightingale Community Hospice. More details from Ella on 0208 449 1234.

Epilepsy Action - Fundraising Dinner - 17 October

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Epilepsy affects 456,000 people in the UK (one in every 131).  It is the most common neurological condition in the world but is also unfortunately the most misunderstood and neglected. If you live near Essex you can help raise valuable funds for Epilepsy Action by buying tickets for the fundraising dinner at Orsett Hall. Tickets cost £35 and include a 3-course meal, charity auction, live band and disco. More details from Dianna Piper 01375 371348 after 5.00 pm.

Kids Company and Jail Guitar Doors - The Ealing All Stars - 16 October

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Catch a comedy show unlike any other at the new Leceister Square Theatre - four variety gang-shows of sketches, songs and characters from the cast of the legendary Ealing Live!, the club that launched what Bruce Dessau called "a new comedic dynasty".  Re-united here to raise funds for Kids Company and Jail Guitar Doors this is your chance to see many TV faces, including David Armand, James Bachman, Katy Brand, Justin Edwards, Simon Farnaby, Richard Glover, John Hopkins, Tony Law, Shelley Longworth, Tom Meeten, Barunka O'Shaugnessy, Katherine Parkinson, Dan Renton Skinner, Nick Tanner, Gareth Tunley, Tom Verrall, Ben Willbond, including very special guests Kevin Eldon and if.comedy nominee Pippa Evans. Tickets cost £20.

Rainforest Foundation - Hot and Bothered - 14 October

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The Rainforest Foundation UK is hosting a ‘Hot and Bothered' comedy night at the Leicester Square Theatre, as part of the Big Joke Festival. Hot from Edinburgh the fabulous Josie Long will be performing, along with Irish-Iranian stand-up Patrick Monahan, the brutally witty Natalie Haynes and the sharply funny Janey Godley. A special guest compere will also be lending their talents to what promises to be a night of hilarity, all in the name of a good cause. Tickets cost just £15 for general admission, with VIP tickets at £25.

Africa Rising - ThisDay Music and Fashion Festival - 14 October

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The grand finale of Africa Rising - an energetic show to raise awareness of a positive Africa - takes place at the Royal Albert Hall and includes Christina Aguilera, Seal, Youssou N'Dour along with stunning catwalk shows by renowned international designers with supermodels from around the world, including Naomi Campbell and Alex Wek. Tickets from £55.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Stacey Kent Concert - 13 October

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Jazz singer Stacey Kent will perform a special charity concert as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the O2 Indigo Arena on 13th October 2008. Proceeds of the event will go to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Campaign. Tickets from £10.

Children of Peace - Busting for Peace Burlesque Dinner - 9 October

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Volupte presents the Busting for Peace Burlesque Dinner Gala to raise money for Children of Peace. The Gala - at which it is hoped to raise over £1000 for the charity - will feature a full burlesque and vaudeville cabaret show headlined by some of the UK's best-loved talent - as well as a very special auction, and various other surprises speckled throughout the night. Tickets cost £75 in advance by calling 0207 831 1622 or by booking online and include a 3-course meal, a glass of champagne and dancing till 3.00am. £10 from the ticket price and £1 from each cocktail sold will go to the charity.

Kids Company and Jail Guitar Doors - Ealing Live! - 9 October

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Catch a comedy show unlike any other at the new Leceister Square Theatre - four variety gang-shows of sketches, songs and characters from the cast of the legendary Ealing Live!, the club that launched what Bruce Dessau called "a new comedic dynasty". Re-united here to raise funds for Kids Company and Jail Guitar Doors this is your chance to see many TV faces, including David Armand, James Bachman, Katy Brand, Justin Edwards, Simon Farnaby, Richard Glover, John Hopkins, Tony Law, Shelley Longworth, Tom Meeten, Barunka O'Shaugnessy, Katherine Parkinson, Dan Renton Skinner, Nick Tanner, Gareth Tunley, Tom Verrall, Ben Willbond, including very special guests Kevin Eldon and if.comedy nominee Pippa Evans. Tickets cost £20.

ScotsCare - Waggle yer Wallies - 9 October

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Why not mark in St Andrews Day early with a celebration of Scottish music by joining ScotsCare at the Bedford Arms Balham’s for a fantastic night of Scottish entertainment. Tickets cost £12 in advance or £15 on the night.

Oxfam - Oxjam Festival - 1 - 31 October

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The Oxjam month of October has kicked off! Hundreds of gigs, concerts and club nights are taking place across the country. More details from the Oxjam calendar.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - The "Inspiration Awards" for Women - 7 October

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Hosted by June Sarpong, The 'Inspiration Awards' for women at Cadogan Hall will be an evening like no other. A night full of classical and jazz performances by some of the industry's most talented artists. Awards will be presented to the UK's most inspirational, aspirational and stylish celebrities and non celebrities. There will also be an award for the most Inspirational International. This event is in association with the charity 'Breakthrough Breast Cancer' and sponsored by ‘Pedini’. Tickets from £49.

Leukaemia Research - Run to the Beat - 5 October

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Run to the Beat is a new annual event starting and finishing at The O2 in Greenwich. This half marathon is no ordinary event as it will provide an exciting interactive challenge for fitness enthusiasts by combining music with sport. Research shows that selecting the right tunes could improve individual performance by an amazing 20%. The organisers will also be working with City Showcase, London's leading festival for new music, to ensure that some of London's most exciting talent will deliver music on the day. Entry is £30 and the money raised will go to Leukaemia Research. More details from 020 8233 5900 or the Run to the Beat website.

Amnesty International - The Secret Policeman's Ball - 4 October

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Frank Skinner, Alan Carr, Shappi Khorsandi and many more to take to the stage for The Secret Policeman’s Ball 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall. This year's event will also mark the start of Amnesty International's celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December. Tickets from £65.

Kids Company and Jail Guitar Doors - The Ealing All Stars - 2 October

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Every Thursday night between 25 and 16 October catch a comedy show unlike any other at the new Leceister Square Theatre - four variety gang-shows of sketches, songs and characters from the cast of the legendary Ealing Live!, the club that launched what Bruce Dessau called "a new comedic dynasty".  Re-united here to raise funds for Kids Company and Jail Guitar Doors this is your chance to see many TV faces, including David Armand, James Bachman, Katy Brand, Justin Edwards, Simon Farnaby, Richard Glover, John Hopkins, Tony Law, Shelley Longworth, Tom Meeten, Barunka O'Shaugnessy, Katherine Parkinson, Dan Renton Skinner, Nick Tanner, Gareth Tunley, Tom Verrall, Ben Willbond, including very special guests Kevin Eldon and if.comedy nominee Pippa Evans. Tickets cost £20.

ADDISS - ADHD Family Fun Day - 28 September

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This family fun day at Victoria Park, Finchley is being organised by ADDISS, the national charity for ADHD, in partnership with Barnardo's. Entertaiment includes rides, bouncy castles, face painting, ballooning modeling, and various stalls. Entry to the park is free, and the fun takes place between 10.00am and 4.00pm, everyone welcome. More information from 0208 952 2800.

Breast Cancer Campaign - Shock Absorber Pink Aerobics - 28 September

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Regents Park is the venue for the Shock Absorber Pink Aerobics 2008, raising funds for Breast Cancer Campaign.  Enjoy three fun-packed hours of aerobics and help Breast Cancer Campaign continue researching the cure for breast cancer. The event costs £15 to enter and all participants will receive a free T-shirt and a goody bag on the day. The event is sponsored by Shock Absorber sports bras. Enter online now!

International Alert - Are You Taking The Peace? - 22 September

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International Alert are holding a benefit night at The Comedy Store, with an outstanding line-up of comedians including Stewart Lee, Marcus Brigstocke and Josie Long. Tickets cost £16.

Various children's charities - Yellow Umbrella Day - 21 September

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Yellow Umbrella Day is a free community festival and Chiswick’s largest annual charity event. This year it will be raising money for 3 children's charities; The Log Cabin, The Shooting Star Children's Hospice and The Kid's Cookery School. The Festival will have live performances from Elevation (U2 tribute band), Cushh and Two Spot Gobi.  The entertainment includes a Cake Bake Contest; Circus Skill Workshop; Street Performers; BBQ; Bar and Gaming Stations; Pony Rides; Mask Making; Insect Circus Museum and Characters; Treasure Hunt; Bouncy Castle; Face Painters and Giant Games. There will also be a sponsored 5KM walk and a 10KM run that start and finish at Chiswick Park.

Peace One Day - Peace One Day Gala - 21 September

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Peace One Day presents a Gala screening at the Royal Albert Hall of the acclaimed new Documentary film from the director Jeremy Gilley, "The Day After Peace", plus a musical celebration featuring Annie Lennox and Byran Adams with special appearance from Jude Law. Tickets from £30.

Limb Power - Dark Theatre @ JAMM - 21 September

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Dark Theatre present the Limb-Power Festival at Brixton Jamm to help set up a new charity, Limb Power, to help amputees. The festival starts at 12.00 with an art fair, market stalls, and performance art, a fashion show at 15.00, followed by an art auction, live music, Burlesque Cabaret and then DJs until 2.00 am. Tickets £16 on the door or £10 in advance.

The Children's Society - Fusion Gala Night - 18 September

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The Roxy Bar & Screen is the venue for The Children's Society's fabulous Fusion Gala Night with live music and dancing to an Ocean's Eleven theme. Throughout the evening you can also bid to win one of the fabulous prizes in their auction and try your hand at the casino. And don’t miss the opportunity to have your photo taken with Brad and George! Tickets cost £35 or £28 for Fusion Event and NUS card holders. Dress to impress!

International Alert - Give Peace a Dance - 17 September

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Superb songstress Pauline Taylor and the phenomenal DJ acts of Matt Black (Coldcut) and Adam Sky (formerly Adamski) come together in support of International Alert at Give Peace a Dance at 93 Feet East. Tickets cost £6 on the door.

 

 

The Two Moors Festival - Gala Concert - 17 September

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Set up in 2001 to regenerate Dartmoor and Exmoor following the devastation caused by Foot and Mouth disease, the Two Moors Festival has developed rapidly into a festival of international standing. The Gala Concert at Cadogan Hall stars Kathryn Harris, Yvonne Howard amogst others. Tickets from £10.

Shelter - Stand Up for Shelter - 15 September

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The Comedy Store presents Stand Up for Shelter to raise money to fight bad housing. All money raised will go to Shelter. Starring Steve Gribbin, Jo Jo Smith, Rob Deering, Paul Thorne, Tim Vine, Reginald D Hunter and Robin Ince. Tickets cost £10.

 

MGA and HCPT - Late Summer Ball - 13 September

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MGA and HCPT are jointly organising a rather spectacular Late Summer Ball at the Hilton in the Docklands. Tickets cost £50 and include dinner with a half bottle of wine along with live entertainment and Casino Tables. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an auto immune disease characterised by a fluctuating and sometimes fatal muscle weakness, affecting 1 in 10,000 people in the UK. HCPT takes 2,000 children with physical and mental disabilities to Lourdes each year. Buy a ticket now and join in with the FUNdraising.

St Mungo's - Fundraising dinner - 11 September

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As part of their Action Week, focusing on the appalling health problems that many homeless people suffer, St Mungo's is holding a fundraising dinner at Beyond Boyle in Tower Hill. The dinner will be cooked by Celebrity Chef, Simon Boyle who has recently set up a social enterprise venture which trains St Mungo’s residents in professional hospitality. Tickets cost £65 for pre-dinner drinks and a 3 course meal. More details from Claire Creighton on 020 8762 5677. To kick off the Action Week, there will be a 5-mile walk across 5 London bridges. Registration for the walk costs £20 for an individual, £30 for a family. For further information, please contact Zoe Flynn on 020 8762 5569.

Macmillian Nurses and MS - The Ambulance Club Stand Up - 8 September

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A benefit for Macmillan Nurses and The Multiple Sclerosis Society featuring Sean Lock, Russell Howard, Lloyd Langford, Carl Donnelly, Edward Aczel and MC Maff Brown. Tickets cost £12.

Cancer Research UK - Busking Cancer Week - 6 -13 September

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Musicians across the UK, from unsigned bands and ambitious new artists to those seeking the great challenge of learning a musical instrument, are signing up for Busking Cancer to go busking for Cancer Research UK. The fundraising is both fun and simple – you pick a time and a place to go busking during the week, register on the Busking Cancer website and Cancer Research UK will send you the necessary sponsor forms and authorisation letters.

Oxfam - Charity screening of the Black Sheep - 2 September

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Help raise money for a cycle challenge on behalf of Oxfam by attending this screening of Black Sheep at the Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley. Tickets are £10 each and must be booked in advance - please contact Janine 07975 673 409. So why not go along to support this great cause and see a kiwi film that's been described by one reviewer as a "wickedly funny, outrageously splattery horror film."

Action Duchenne - charity gig at the Halfmoon, Putney - 24 August

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The Halfmoon Putney presents a Charity Gig for Action Duchenne with Sacha Abeysinger, Suzerain, The Vibrants, Halagoogoo,  One, Narration, Mitsubishis and Dorp. Also starring Tallymans Dark Omnibus, Stream of Piffle performing "The experts" - comedy sketch and Roaming bar magic from Girth. Doors open at 2.00pm. Entrance by donation.

Barnardo's - Music in the Park - 24 August

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Join Barnardo's for Music in the Park at Barkingside Recreational Ground with the stars from The Commitments. Also featuring The Heaters, Rainbow Bridge, Tin Soldier, Led Zep Too, Lauren, Bryan Perez. Advance tickets cost £10 adult, £20 family (2 adults and 2 under 16's). £15 adult ticket and £30 family ticket if bought on the day. More details from Wanda on 0208 498 7527.

Special Kids UK - Pesilence Paradise - 21 August

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Pestilence Paradise, in association with The Coronet Theatre, will be holding a charity concert for Special Kids In the UK Charity. The event will feature upcoming bands Members of Me, Mark Matthews and the One T's, hellomynameisjoshi, Kaputt and Mathew Wright. Tickets cost £6.

Rays of Sunshine - Caridad Charity Dance - 17 August

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Caridad Charity Events is an organisation set up by Mr Sleek Dance to help raise funds and awareness for Cancer Research UK and Rays of Sunshine to help seriously and terminally ill children between the ages of 3-18. The Caridad Charity Event All-dayer takes place at 'The Colosseum' Vauxhall in London and will include a fashion show, over 30 hours' of workshops and much more. Entry costs from £15 for an evening pass (£35 for day pass in advance).

Camden Calling - Benefit by Audio - 8 August

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A genre hopping mini-music-fest in aid of Camden’s homeless, Camden Calling presents Benefit by Audio at the The Forum. Line up includes The Thirst + The Penny Black Remedy + Bugz in the Attic DJ Set + Motiv + Brixton Hillbillies + Redtrack + New Adventures + Laurent +  T-Breakz. Tickets cost £12.50. Benefit by Audio is not just in aid of the homeless, it’s partly run by homeless people too. The event photographer, one of the DJs, the flyer designer and members of the promotions team are all homeless.

Barnardo's - Carnaby Gigs - 6 August

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Barnardo’s is proud to announce their first Big Gig taking place on 6 August 2008 in 24:London, Carnaby Street, central London. Sandi Thom will be headlining along with support from Once a Thief. Tickets are £12 in advance, £15 on the door. Read more about Carnaby Gigs or book advance tickets online.

Camden Calling - Benefit by Audio Acoustic (warm up gig) - 3 August

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Camden Calling is the brainchild of Alexis Brooks - “I wanted to prove that Camden’s homeless should not be assumed to be useless. And I got to thinking about what Camden is famous for and it’s live music. It made sense to bring the two things together and the result is our first major event, Benefit by Audio - a music festival, in Camden, organised by homeless people.” Don't miss the final of our popular warm-up gigs at The Good Ship, Kilburn, ahead of the big event on 8 August. FREE entry. Children welcome.

Centro Educativo Mariuxi, Ecuador - Kaleidoscope - 30 July - 2nd Aug

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Artelier presents Kaleidoscope - a collection of short dance pieces by six emerging choreographers -  at the Bridewell Theatre. Tickets cost £15.00 and 50p from the ticket price will be donated to the Centro Educativo Mariuxi in Ecuador. The centre uses education to help children avoid the dangers of their local streets and encourage them to learn practical skills.

For Dementia - George Melly CD Launch - 29 July

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Join special musical and celebrity guests & friends of George Melly and his wife, Diana, @ the launch of exclusive Limited Edition Charity CD: ‘George Melly: First & Last – a musical life’, celebrating an extraordinary musical career spanning 60 years and in aid of the charity 'for dementia' at Pizza on the Park, from 12.45pm – 14.15pm. The CD will be officially launched by Jonathan Miller, with live performance by British jazz talent, Ian Shaw. To reserve a place and for further information please contact the For Dementia Events Office on  020 7874 7203  or email: events@fordementia.org.uk 

Lake of Stars - LOS party in Camden - 27 July

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Universal Vibes presents the LOS party in Camden at The Lockside Lounge raising money for the Lake of Stars festival starring Paddy Freeform and more... from 4pm.

Decoda - SwanFest - July 26

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Decoda is a social enterprise which specialises in working with people with profound disabilities or challenging behaviour patterns. They use sound and music technologies as the key to connecting to individuals with communication problems. SwanFest will be held at the Swan in Lamberhurst, Kent between 3.00 and 11.00pm and will be in aid of the Music Gym.

Cancer Research UK - Class Acts - 25 July

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This charity talent showcase, Class Acts, is the brainchild of Jasmin Silver, herself an accomplished dancer with a love of the performing arts in general. Jasmin has assembled a team of incredible acts spanning the performing arts, including an award-winning band fresh from playing Glastonbury, former dancers of Lord of the Dance and some hilarious comedy sketches.  Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door. The event will take place at Queen's College, 43 Harley Street and all profits will go to Cancer Research UK.

Various charities - Charity auction and club night - 24 July

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The Wackie Ralliers are organising a Charity Appeal Night at Mamilanji to raise money for the Krakow banger rally in aid of The London Air Ambulance, HAFAD, UNICEF, Sightsavers International, St Gregory's foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care. For VIP pre registration or further details contact; info@wrc.eu.com

Marie Curie Cancer Care - Summer Exhibition Private View - 21 July

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Marie Curie Cancer Care's Private View of the Summer Exhibition promises to be a delightful evening at the Royal Academy. Tickets are £40 and include a champagne and canape reception.

Cancer Research UK and Terrence Higgins Trust - An audience with Beverly Knight - 21 July

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Come along to this fantastic one-off event at the Mango Tree and experience an intimate performance from the beautiful and talented Beverley Knight. Plus, Jimmy Choo, shoemaker to the stars, will auction five pairs of custom-made shoes. The event starts at 6.00pm. Tickets are £200 and include a wonderful Thai dinner and cocktails. Profits from the the evening will go be split between Cancer Research UK and Terrence Higgins Trust.

The Architecture Foundation - Architecture Rocks - 18 July

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Architecture Rocks is the grande finale of  the London Festival of Architecture. Architects and designers compete to be given the chance to reveal their muscial talents at the Bloomsbury Ballroom. Promoted and produced in association with BD magazine and The Architecture Foundation. Tickets cost £15.

The Children's Society - Summer Boat Party - 17 July

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The Children's Society Fusion Events present the Summer Boat Party. Motion Bar will host pre-drinks from 6.30, thereafter enjoy dancing and party games on board the beautiful Golden Jubilee vessel, including a competition to win goodies from Ted Baker, tickets to the races, lunch at a top London restuarant and a short break to anywhere in the world, courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The dancing continues until the early hours. Tickets cost £15 and the money raised will enable The Children's Society to continue its important work across the UK.

Livability - Singability - 13 July

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The charity Livability presents Singability, the sponsored walk with a difference!  Sing along to popular karaoke songs whilst walking laps for charity at Southend Football Stadium - 20 laps equals 5 miles. Individual entrance fee (including free singability T-shirt) is £5, families of 2 adults and 2 children cost £10 and corporate teams of 12 cost £50. Reserve your place now. Every penny you raise will go towards providing vital funds for disabled children and adults.

William's Fund - A Night of Jos For William's Fund - 13 July

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Jo Brand, Jo Neary, Jo Enright, Tim Minchin, Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, Steve Merchant, Mark Steel, Mat Holness, Dan Antopolski and Robin Ince will be performing at the Bloomsbury in a special benefit night for William's Fund. William's Fund was set up in memory of William Dodd who died of cancer aged 4 years and 9 months. His family and friends have set about raising funds for the Childhood Cancer Research Fund. This is the first comedy benefit in aid of William's Fund. Tickets cost £20.

Cancer Research UK - Classical Concert - 12 July

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The East London Chorus presents a fundraising concert for Cancer Research UK at St Paul's, Covent Garden. Tickets cost £12.

ABANA UK - Rwandan Fundraising Festival - 12 July

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ABANA UK is a completely independent not-for-profit organisation, building schools and providing medical support for severely disadvantaged children in remote and neglected Rwandan communities. Join in their Official Launch and Fundraiser at Bush Hall and celebrate Everything Rwandan, including U'MAU, Afriaka, Tanya from Elova, Jonas Singers and DJ Ryan D'Souza. London fair trade fashion label 'Bot i Lam' will be launching its new Summer 2008 collection on the night and donating a whooping 15% of profits to the cause. Tickets cost £10, under 16s free.

The Food Chain - Charity Drag Queen Ghost Hunt - 11 July

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Join WEST END and TV star, Johnnie Fiori, performers Russella and Lady Pink and other ghost hunting drag queens, The London Paranormal Team and their friends in what can only be described as MOST HAUNTED MEETS PRISCILLA, as they try to uncover the ghosts hidden within London’s museum of the macabre. Will the mascara run with tears of fear? Or will they break a heel as they run from the spooks. The event is being organised to raise money for The Food Chain, a charity which aims to provide services to people living with HIV related illness. Tickets cost £59.

Marie Curie Cancer Care - Quiz night - 10 July

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Quiz Night at the Roebuck (Basement Bar), 15 Pond Street, London, NW3 2PN Quiz starts at 7.30. Prizes on the evening for the Winning Team and other prizes plus raffle with some great prizes. £5.00 Entrance on the door - ll proceeds going towards Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Attitude is Everything - Launch Party @ AKA Bar - 9 July

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Club Attitude Presents the Launch Party @ AKA Bar. Live music from The Mules, Danny and the Champions of the World, Ally Craig, and DJ sets from Blaine (The Mystery Jets), The Queens of Noize, Alan Mcgee (Death Disco). Attitude is Everything improves deaf and disabled people's access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry to implement a Charter of Best Practice across the UK. FREE ENTRY.

OneChild - Great Comedy for a Great Cause - 7 July

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OneChild's mission is to provide for the education, health and overall development of children. This is based on the belief that early investment in children displaces negative patterns in a society and is key to sustainable development. Their work is instrumental in eradicating child labour in villages on the Indo-Bangladesh border and focusses on formal and non-formal education, child and women's health, microfinance and disaster preparedness. Join the cream of the comedy circuit for a night of fundraising fun with Phil Nichol, Matt Kirshen, Adam Bloom, Terry Alderton, Mark Watson, Roger Monkhouse, Stephen Grant, Papa Cj. Tickets cost £20.

Action against Hunger - Picnic Rocks - 5 July

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Get ready to rock! Action Against Hunger presents the inaugural SUBWAY® Picnic Rocks 2008, launching in London's Clapham Common Bandstand on Saturday 5th July 2008, 12-8pm. The freshest outdoor party of the year will bring together rocking music, fresh food and a perfect picnic atmosphere - for one amazing day. The line up includes Amy MacDonald, The Noisettes, The Metros and The Holloways.  EVERY PENNY raised at the event will go to Action Against Hunger. Tickets cost £14.50

Cancer Research UK - Charity Poker Tournament - 5 July

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Raising money for Cancer Research UK is the Texas Holdem Poker Night at The Samuel Pepys Bar and Restaurant. The top prize is a HD LCD TV, but other prizes include an X-box, Wii, iPod Nano and more to be confirmed... Registration is £25.

Asian Foundation for Philanthropy - Mehfil Evening - 4 July

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The Asian Foundation for Philanthropy (AFP) is a UK based registered charity which was established to link British Asians with exciting, innovative social change initiatives in Asia. They currently have three programmes, Paropkaar (an international volunteering programme), Jagruti (development awareness-raising programme) and Daan (donation programme). The purpose of the Mehfil evening, hosted by The Lord Dholakia of Waltham Brooks, OBE, DL, is to raise money for AFP and its work with disadvantaged communities in India. The evening comprises of classical Indian music from ghazals to qwalis performed by renowned artist Arshad Malik as well as contemporary music and dance performances. An exquisite vegetarian buffet provided by Laguna restaurant will also be included. Tickets from £30- £100.

Depression Alliance - Comedy Benefit - 30 June

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Lucy Porter will lead a glittering line-up of stand-up comics (including Shazia Mirza and Hal Cruttenden) at the Union Chapel, in this Comedy Benefit on 30 June 2008, held in support of the Depression Alliance; with the aim of challenging depression with comedy.  Tickets cost £15 in advance.

Princess Alice Hospice - Pop and Proms in the Paddock - 28 and 29 June

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The Princess Alice Hospice presents Pop and Proms in the Paddock at Sandown Park Race Course, Esher. On Saturday 28 June three great tribute acts perform - the Complete Beatles, Abba 2 Bjorn Belief!, Queen on Fire and on Sunday night Frank Renton and the British Concert Orchestra present a night that will be "Classically Romantic". The Princess Alice Hospice provides FREE Specialist Palliative Care to people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, within the SW London and Surrey area. Tickets from £25. Corporate hospitality and VIP areas also available.

Autism Trust - Charity boat party - 28 June

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This charity Boat Party on board the Miyuki Maru is raising money for the Autism Trust.
DJ's Adam Baker and Mark Treadwell will be laying down tunes, guaranteed to get you in the mood. Tickets are £20 in advance. More details.

Children with Leukaemia - Dinner and Art Auction - 26 June

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The Dolphin in Sydenham plays host to a dinner and art auction to raise money for Children with Leukaemia. The auctioneer for this very special event is Hamish Clark from Monarch of the Glen. Tickets cost £25 and include a three course dinner.

GOSH - Kiss it better Art Exhibition - 25 June - 29 June

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Renowned art gallery, Eleven Fine Art and Clinique have teamed up to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s Kiss it Better appeal, for children with Cancer. The gallery is hosting an exclusive Kiss it Better art exhibition  featuring specially commissioned works from the gallery’s leading artists, including: Harry Cory Wright, Jonathan Yeo, Kent Christensen, Olly & Suzi, Martha Parsey, Martin McGinn, Marius Bercea, Rick Giles, Natasha Kissell and Natasha Law. All of the artists have created a work inspired by the Kiss it Better theme and have donated their time free of charge. All the proceeds from art sold during the exhibition will be donated to the Kiss it Better appeal.

Tip the Balance - Charity gig - 23 June

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Every penny from this gig at 93 Feet East goes towards providing a counsellor for the kids from Kibranai - a district perched on the edge of Mombassa's vast, humid, rotting municipal dump. These kids need emotioal support to get over the trauma of life in the dump. Tickets cost £6 and the line up includes Collapsing Cities, Maxfield, Ellie Lawson, and Saul Ashby.

Refugee Week - ua#40: the unplanned summer solstice party - 21 June

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Unplanned Afternoons is going global to celebrate Refugee Week by throwing a special party on the summer solstice. This will be the biggest :{Unplanned Afternoon}: in their three-year history and so they've secured the fabulous CORBET PLACE venue off Brick Lane. As well as fab music and great DJs you can try some authentic Afghan food, cooked in front of you and watch graffiti artists creating new works on the terrace. FREE entrance. Not to be missed....

House of St Barnabus-in-Soho - Music at St Barnabas - 19 June

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This week's selection box at St Barnabus includes the delightful Earl Okin, Nick Mulvey, Tallulah Rendall, Nathan Bell and Shady Bard. As ever it promises to be a lively and different night out. Entrance is £5 if you turn up by seven thirty. Music at St Barnabas is a project working alongside the House of St Barnabas-in-Soho, a charity which has been helping homeless people change their lives for more than 160 years.

GuaAfrica - Unite2nite - 18 June

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Guaafrica is holding a fundraising event at Cargo to raise money to help communities in Sudan who have been affected by the war. The night will consist of a fashion showcase and live performances from artists such as Emmanuel Jaj, FLOectic Lara Xcentric G and Tam Walker. Tickets cost £10.

Amnesty - Human Cargo: A Journey among refugees (book launch) - 16 June

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As part of refugee week which runs from 16 June, Caroline Mooorehead, journalist, author and human rights activist, talks about her book "Human Cargo: A journey among refugees", at the Tricycle Theatre. FREE entrance (but donations to Amnesty welcome). "Marvellous book...its brilliance lies in her interviews with refugees, whose stories are told in vivid, mostly unsentimental prose" - The Independent. "Through these remarkable first-person testimonies, skilfully paced and weaved together, Caroline Moorehead makes us question how the world can carry on like this" - The Observer. More information from Helen at the Kilburn Amnesty on 07940 006783.

YMCA - YMCA Summer Garden Party - 15 June

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YMCA England, together with hosts Baron and Baroness van Dedem are holding a Summer Garden Party at Trumpeters House, Old Palace Yard, Richmond, TW9 1PD. All proceeds will go towards the YMCA Step-In project which tackles the root causes of teenage homelessness. Tickets cost £5.00 which includes tea, cake and family entertainment. For more information or to book tickets please contact Jenny Collins on 020 7061 3327.

Urban Synergy - Fundraising Auction - 15 June

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The Urban Synergy Fundraising Auction will take place between 6-12pm at Cargo in support of the mentoring and inspirational activities currently underway by Urban Synergy. The evening will be hosted by Eddie Nestor from BBC London, Darae Palmer MTV Base Lounge and Actress/Comedienne, Tameka Empson. Come and enjoy live bands, singers, poetry, special guests and most of all the auction itself, where professionals have volunteered themselves to be auctioned. Tickets cost £5.

Living Water Satisfies - Fundraising event - 14 June

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Living Water Satisfies is a registered UK charity set up to support and empower women and their families to overcome domestic violence and mental ill health. Domestic Violence and its Aftermath - Pain or Glory? is a fundraising event at Fairfield Hall in Croydon with musicians, comedy, dance and a choir. Tickets from £10.

Amnesty - Refugee Week Fundraiser - 13 June

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After the spectacular success of last autumn’s Protect The Human party, Amnesty’s Kilburn group have been invited back to the Westbury in Kilburn for another fundraiser.  This time the party’s theme is Refugee Week, which runs nationally from the 16th to 22nd June.  This is your chance to make a noise about the importance of human rights!  So come down, and support this amazing line up! Zero 7 (DJ set)  Jazzie B (DJ set) Plump DJs. Entry £5.00.  All proceeds from the door go to Amnesty

House of St Barnabas-in-Soho - Music at St Barnabas - 12 June

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If you haven't yet discovered Music at St Barnabas now is the time to find out what all the fuss is about. This week's clanjamfrie is being hosted by the charming Sam Lee, doyenne of Cecil Sharpe House, bandleader of Cut-a-Shine, and helmsman of The Magpies Nest. He's chosen people very much out of the loop: a twelve-piece Balkan choir called the Wingit Singers, storyteller Debs Newbold, Finbar Wall, a traditional Irish singer, Salt and Blue, and Michael Wright who plays the Jews Harp. It promises to be a lively and different night out. Entrance is £5 is you turn up by seven thirty. Music at St Barnabas is a project working alongside the House of St Barnabas-in-Soho, a charity which has been helping homeless people change their lives for more than 160 years.

ActionAid - Wish Mistress de Funk Party - 7 June

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Wish presents the Mistress de Funk party at Gramaphone. £5 before 10.00 and £10 thereafter with £1 from the entry fee going to ActionAid.

Cancer Research UK - Comedy for Cancer - 2 June

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For one night only, the best sketch groups in London will be performing at the Comedy Store in aid of Cancer Research UK. This is your chance to see the hottest talent of London's sizzling sketch scene – all in ONE PLACE, at the SAME TIME  The acts include: BBC Radio 4's The Pros From Dover, Perrier nominated Fat Tongue, if.comedy Award nominated Pappy's Fun Club and Paramount Comedy's Colin & Fergus. Tickets cost £15.

Bridges to Belarus - Filthy Mess - 30 May

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Raising money for Bridges to Belarus - helping children in Belarus affected by the Chernobyl disaster - are 12 fantastic comics and one brilliant MC, Kate Smurthwaite, at The Frank Lee Centre, Cambridge. Line Up : Ashley Frieze, Jane Hill, Jonathan Elston, Danny Davis, Stewart McCure, Tom Goodliffe,Rob Coleman, Darren Phillips, Andrew Watts, Bobby Carroll, David Trent, David Mulholland. Tickets cost £5/£4 in advance. For more information or to reserve tickets call Justin at Blue Grape Promotions on 01223 570 763.

The Cure Parkinson's Trust - Evening Garden Party - 30 May

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Mr Brian Bradnock invites you to attend an Evening Garden Party in Hertfordshire in aid of The Cure Parkinson's Trust. Enjoy the wonderfully creative gardens, music, wine and a light buffet. There will also be a short auction during the evening. Tickets cost £20.

Appeal for Burma - Buffet dinner and dance - 29 May

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The Blue Ocean Bar and Lounge in Chertsey is holding a charity Buffet Dinner and Dance to raise money for the Burma Appeal, via the Disasters Emergency Committee. More information from Ray Ahmed on 07957 66 36 75.

Everychild - The Unsigned First Birthday Party - 29 May

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To celebrate their first birthday Unsigned at the Bar Music Hall have a very special line up in store including Alicia Wolf, whose first appearance in November 2007 was one of the highligts of the Unsigned calendar, Stone Halo, Grand Harmonic, Lama and DJ Tori Mayo. The benefiting charity this month is Everychild who work in 17 countries around the world fighting to protect the most vulnerable and excluded children, giving them the chance to grow up in loving families with a safe and secure future. FREE entrance (with donations please).

Unicef - Lake of Stars Launch Party - 24 May

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The Lake of Stars Festival takes place in Malawi in October but why not get warmed up for the event and go along to the launch party at Unit 7 in East London. The night is also the launch party for the White Ribbon Alliance project: Convoy to Cape Town - 26 artists travelling from Jo'burg to Cape Town performing at gigs all the way along to the finale at the World Economic Forum. Tickets from £6.

Payrus - BORN2RAVE - 22 May

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Charity Rave at JAMM in Brixton in aid of Papyrus - a voluntary UK organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide and the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing. Tickets cost £5.

A Leg To Stand On - May-Fair 08 - 15 May

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May-Fair 08 is the Annual Rock Benefit gig at the Cafe de Paris where members of the hedge fund and financial industries come together to form bands and rock out to raise awareness of A Leg To Stand On. Tickets cost £125 and include admission, open bar, food and live entertainment. ALTSO is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to help transform the lives of children with limb disabilities in developing countries by offering them physical capabilities to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility.

International Alert - Speed Dating for Peace - 13 May

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Back by popular demand, International Alert is holding it’s second speed dating night at the Chapel Bar, Islington. They are looking for professional guys aged 23-35 to come along for a night of fun (all the female places have sold out!!), socialising and possible romance. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet new people in today’s busy world. Couples will have 3-minute “dates” which, according to the experts, is just enough time to get to know someone! ALL the proceeds go towards International Alert’s work to build peace, helping to raise valuable money which really will make a difference to communities around the world whose lives have been torn apart by war. Tickets cost £20 and need to be bought in advance. More information from 0207 6276875.

Sumatran Orangutan Society - OrangeAid - 12 May

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Bill Bailey will once again be lending his support to the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) and will be featuring in their OrangAid event taking place at the Lyceum Theatre, London. The line-up to also include Kevin Eldon, Marcus Brigstocke, Simon Amstell, Phil Jupitus and Shappi Khorsandi. Tickets cost £20.

Cancer Research UK - Fun Raisin - 4 May

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Sally Ann Triplett is the star attraction at the Fun Raisin Cabaret Night - an evening of comedy, music, song and dance, with the very best amateur and professional talent in North London and Hertfordshire. The event takes place at the Bull Theatre in Barnet Tickets cost £15 and the proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.

ActionAid - All Day Break-Fest - 4 May

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Broccoli Music presents a 12-hour mini-festival showcasing the best new talent and supporting Bollocks to Poverty at The Dome @ The Boston Arms. The event will be filmed by Gigsonair. Special guest DJs sets by Jon Brooks (The Charlatans), Wag Marshall-Page (Infadels) and playing live are The Toys Guns, Plastic Passion and Fatels, Joanna and the Wolf, Marner Brown, The Arcadian Kickst, The Marla's, De Shamonix, No Picasso, Buster Shuffle, Parka, The Mourning After and Sam Quill. Tickets cost £10 on the door.

ActionAid - Bollocks to Poverty on Tour - 2 May

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ActionAid presents the Bollocks to Poverty Seaside Town Tour @ Pressure Point, Brighton. Featuring The Displacements, The Darling Age, Revenue and special guests.

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture - Jam for Bread - 1 May

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Jam for Bread is celebrating 60 years of Human Rights at Shepherds Bush Empire and is hosted by Radio One's Gilles Peterson featuring Bonobo (live), Lou Rhodes (Lamb), Beatbox Champion Beardyman, Jamie Woon, Tawiah who stormed New York with Mark Ronson at his album launch, 4hero and loads more! Proceeds to the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. Tickets from £18.

Love Music Hate Racism - Hope not Hate 2008 - 30 April

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Carling Academy, Brixton presents Hope Not Hate 2008 marking the 30th anniversary of the Rock Against Racism Carnival. Featuring Alabama 3 and Misty in Roots (with more special guests to be announced). Tickets cost £20.

Womankind Worldwide - Charity Fashion Auction - 29 April

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Daphne Guiness is auctioning her clothes with Kerry Taylor Auctions for the charity Womankind Worldwide. Prices rang from £50 to £500 and you can bid in person, by phone or on Ebay on the day.

Oxfam - OXJAM @ the EDT - 29 April

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Join three British Legends Chaz Jankel, John Turnbull, and Derek Hussey of the Blockheads at the East Dulwich Tavern and help raise money for the OXJAM music Festival. Tickets cost £10.

ActionAid - Bollocks to Poverty on Tour - 24 April

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Tam Jam Music presents Bollocks to Poverty @ The Boileroom. Bands include Night of Treasure, Time for Action, Fizzy 50 and a DJ set by Dimio. £10 on the door.

Love Music Hate Racism - Love Comedy Hate Racism - 24 April

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Journey Central, Notting Hill presents a quick, sharp and witty evening of comedy and poetry at the Inn on the Green with Ashley Freize headling. Tickets cost £5 with part of the proceeds going to the  Love Music Hate Racism campaign to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the first LMHR event.

West London Action for Children - 90th Anniversary Concert - 22 April

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The St George's Eve Concert is a collection of operatic and other works by Mozart, Puccini, Elgar and many others to celebrate West London Action for Children's 90th anniversary. Tickets cost from £40.

Mental Health Foundation - Come and Sing! Verdi Requiem - 19 April

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Join the Mental Health Foundation for a night to remember at The Church of St Mary-The-Virgin in Primrose Hill. Singer tickets £15, audience tickets £10. Event sponsored by Pascall Promotions.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Camden Crawl - 18, 19 April

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The Camden Crawl is the legendary inner-city festival experience with 25 venues and 120 artists over 2 days. This year the festival, sponsored by Red Stripe, will have an outdoor stage for the first time. Bans confirmed so far include One Night Only, Los Capesinos and Noah and the Whale. This year's Crawl is bigger and better than ever before with 3,000 extra tickets available and is supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity devoted to improving the lives of young people with cancer. Tickets cost £29.70 for one day and £49.20 for both days.

Various NGOs - The Synergy Project - 18 April

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Synergy is a magical indoor festival, combining musicians, Djs, Vjs, performers, and artists from all corners of creativity, joined by various proactive NGO’s and charities with the expressed aim to make a difference. Synergy strives to create an optimistic approach in raising awareness on the many crucial issues affecting our world today. The events gather some of the UK’s leading creative multimedia organizations supported by international NGO’s such as Oxfam, Survival, Speak, WWF, Greenpeace, Arc, and Campaign Against Climate Change, to provide just the right mix of open hearted enjoyment and meaningful reflection for a new direction. The event takes place from 10.00 pm til 8.00 am at SeOne Club. Tickets cost £20 on the door or £17 in advance.

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy - The Rage into Spring - 16 April

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The Rage into Spring is "gigging for grown-ups" at Cargo, London. According to the London Metro, The Rage is "cutting edge entertainment....hard to fault". Includes The Rage Re-dress area which allows guest to change into more casual attire; a selection of jeans, T-shirts etc for men and women available for a small donation of £5-£10 - previous sponsors include Firetrap. The evening includes a charity auction of a Gibson Guitar signed by the acts. The music line up is still to be confirmed but will represent the hottest new talent for 2008. Previous artists have included Dirty Pretty Things and the Young Knives. Tickets cost from £60-£75 which includes food and drink. All donations from the auction and The Rage Re-dress go to the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity.

Oxfam - OXJAM Music Festival - 16 April

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Rose Luxury Events are holding an exciting OXJAM event at 93 Feet East to raise money for Oxfam. The line up includes Freerun, M.I.L.A.D's and Fernado's Kitchen. Also on offer is belly dancing and a bit of pampering from the BLUSH beauty team. Tickets costs £10.

SAVE DARFUR - DAY OF ACTION, NIGHT OF RAGE - 13 April

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Darfur benefit gig at Jamm, in Brixton. Open to all ages between 5.30 and 7.00, thereafter 18+. Tickets cost from £4.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Muse - 12 April

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Muse perform at the Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets cost from £39.50.

Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity - You Shall go to the Ball - 12 April

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Upminster-based charitable organisaton the YJS Trust is organising a ball in aid of the Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity at The Brewery. Tickets cost £110 which include a 3-course dinner, a cocktail reception, a charity auction and great live entertainment. More information from Nina on 07887 571776 or nina.anderson@btintertnet.com.

Teenage Cancer Trust - The Fratellis - 11 April

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The Fratellis perform at the Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets cost from £39.50.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Paul Weller -10 April

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Paul Weller and Steve Craddock perform a special acoustic set at the Royal Albert Hall, with special guest Duffy, in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets cost from £39.50.

Oxfam - OXJAM showcase - 10 April

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Guitar Army Promoters present a night showcasing genre spanning bands and Djs at the Rhythm Factory as part of the nationwide Oxjam Music Festival. Donate or swap your unwanted clothes, enter the raffle or just come along and spread the word. Bands include Stealing Green, Dead Pixels, and The Crane Brothers. Tickets cost £4 and all the proceeds go to Oxfam to help tackle world poverty.

Pilgrims Hospices - Unsigned - 10 April

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This month Unsigned at the Bar Music Hall is supporting the Pilgrims Hospices  which is the principal provider of specialist palliative care in East Kent. They care for patients with a range of life-limiting illnesses including cancer, heart failure, respiratory conditions and neurological diseases. Appearing this month are Sugarmonkey, LAMA and John of Georgie. FREE entrance but donations very welcome.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Noel Fielding plus guests - 9 April

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Noel Fielding appears at the Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets cost from £39.50.

Oxfam - OXJAM fundraiser - 9 April

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OXJAM fundraiser at the Windmill in Brixton with Apples for Everyone, Green Phoenix, The Samanas, The Ben Williams Band and Pyepi & FriendsTickets cost £5.

ActionAid - Indiesexual - 9 April

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Broccoli Music presents Indiesexual as part of Bollocks to Poverty on tour at Catch. Bands include The Gravity Crisis, The Toy Guns, The Piccadillys and Dirty Finger Nails. Tickets cost £4.

Teenage Cancer Trust - Madness - 8 April

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Madness appear at the Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets cost from £39.50.

ActionAid - Wish - 5 April

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Get yourself down to the Wish 2008 April party aka the best polysexual party on the planet. Ubercooler and ultranicher than ever before, this year the Wish girls have got some tricks up their fashionista sleeves to guarantee you'll be rocking your socks off, losing your shirt and, with luck, going home in someone else's pants! £5 before 10.00 and £10 thereafter with £1 from the entry fee going to ActionAid.

Environmental Justice Foundation - Whateva! - 4 April

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AMP present Whateva! in support of the Environmental Justice Foundation at The Others, 6-8 Manor Road, N16, with music from Estonia's premier blues export Bullfrog Brown and John Drain and Charlie Hangdog. Plus DIY caberet and DJ Sunday Revelator. Entrance £5.

The Jennifer Trust - Natasha Wood: Rolling with Laughter - 30 March

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Natasha Wood has had it all - amazing jobs, a fairytale marriage, loving family, a jet-set life. The only thing is she's had to live that life from the confines of a wheelchair, having been born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disorder which has meant she's too weak to even pick up a pint of milk. But nothing stands in the way of this bawdy, brazen woman's full-frontal assault on life and it's a story that she's now sharing with the world in a hilarious one woman play, Rolling with Laughter, to raise money for The Jennifer Trust. Tickets cost £25.

Breast Cancer Care - International Women's Comedy Evening - 27 March

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To celebrate International Women's Comedy Month, Journey Central Comedy presents a night of comedy at the Inn on the Green. The all female line up includes Alison Kelly, Elise Harris, Marysia, Natalie Luurtsema, Tania Edwards with a headline spot from Angelica O'Reilly. The guest MC is Sharon Court and the comedy poets are Katie Southall and Kimmy Sue Anne - Chav Poet. This fun evening features the Comedy Poetry X Mins slot (including a competition with a prize for the winner). Tickets cost £5 with a percentage of the ticket proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care. Donations in support of this worthwhile charity can be made here. Bookings and more information available from journeycentralcomedy@gmail.com.

The Children's Society - Dance Fusion 1st Birthday Party - 27 March

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Dance the night away at the Dance Fusion 1st Birthday Party at the gorgeous club at Tiger Tiger. Have a go at the latest craze of lindy-hopping or maybe you could don your favourite wig and try some disco. And back by popular demand to test your Bollywood moves is everyone's favourite, Jay Kumar, London’s top Bollywood dance choreographer. Of course, it wouldn't be a real birthday party without party games, presents and lots of sweets! So whether you fancy yourself as a Strictly Come Dancing pro or you have two left feet, there’s something for everyone. Tickets cost £10. The money raised from the event will enable The Children's Society to make childhood better for all children in the UK.

Mental Health Foundation - One Big Laugh - 26 March

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One Big Laugh at the Bloomsbury Theatre, featuring the host of Never Mind The Buzzcocks Simon Amstell, Perrier Award winning Rich Hall, Brendon Burns, Hardeep Singh Kohli and other special guests, is a night not to be missed for a brilliant cause. The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading Mental Health research charity. The Foundation brings together teams that do research, develop services, provide information, influence policy and raise public awareness in one organisation. Tickets cost £20.

End Water Poverty - Unsigned at Bar Music Hall - 20 March

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Did you know that 2.6 billion people worldwide don't have access to a basic toilet? Come along to Unsigned at the Bar Music Hall and help make a difference. Entrance is FREE as usual but donations are welcome for the Charity of the Night which is End Water Poverty.  The line up includes The New Socials, The Truths, and Blue Noise.

Breast Cancer Care - Journey Central Comedy St Patrick's Day - 15 March

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Journey Central Comedy presents a pre St Patrick's Day Comedy Evening at the Poetry Cafe with Irish acts and those of Irish descent on the open mic comedy and poetry circuits entertaining you with their charm and wit. Featuring the Comedy Poetry X Mins Slot with a special Short Funnny Poetry competition. Maureen Younger headlining with Alison Kelly, Charlotte Browne, Helen Arney, Laurie Whiteley, Rachel Ann Stubbings, Tyrone Atkins and Wade McElwain. Comic Poet - Rob Broderick. Guest MC Angelica O'Reilly. Entrance is £6 and part of the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer CareDonations also welcome if you can't make it on the night!

Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust - Music With an American Theme - 14 March

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Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble presents Music with an American Theme at St Pancras Church, Euston. This Spring Concert will include music from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Bernstein’s West Side Story, Charles Ives’ Symphony No 4, Copland’s Quiet City and some Scott Joplin rags. Tickets on the door are £8 (£6 concessions, £2 children) and the proceeds with go towards the Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust which brings healing, comfort and care to cancer patients at UCL.

NSPCC - ChildLine Rocks! - 13 March

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ChildLine Rocks! - Lulu and Rodger Daltrey are the latest addition to a star-studded line up in aid of ChildLine at IndigoO2. Tickets from £40.

One World Action - Morning Bride - 12 March

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Celebrate International Women's Day with Morning Bride at The Cedar Rooms Islington and help raise money for One World Action. Described as the "best thing to come out of Hackney since the White Stripes recorded 'Elephant' there" by The Word magazine, Morning Bride will guarantee you a night of foot-stomping, hip-swinging revelry. Tickets cost £6 on the door with all proceeds going to One World Action to help promote a just and equal world.

Oxfam - Music Against Poverty - 9 March

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The Oxjam Music Festival happens every October to raise money for Oxfam, but why wait till then. Join Sugarmonkey, unAUDIOdox, the Lucky Pennies, The Truths and The Amateurs at The Roundhouse, Covent Garden. Tickets cost £7 on the door with happy hour from 6.00 - 8.00.

Cancer Research UK - Mozart Requiem and Dominican Vespers - 8 March

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St Clement Danes is the venue for Mozart's Requiem with a rare opportunity to hear his Dominican Vespers. Tickets cost £12 and the concert is in aid  of Cancer Research UK. More details from East London Chorus or tel 0795 806 6394.

Roy Castle Foundation - Blues Brothers Tribute - 8 March

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The Tribute Blues Brothers play Warlingham in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Tickets cost £5 on the door at The Good Companions, Shaw Lane, Warlingham, Surrey.

ActionAid and V-Day - Funny Women Stand Up - 8 March

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International Women’s Day, Saturday 8th March 2008 will see the return of Funny Women Stand Up for the fifth year running featuring some of Britain’s best female comedy performers and stand-ups. This year's event is sponsored by NIVEA and the venue is the Mermaid Theatre. The line up includes Jo Brand, Jo Caulfield, Rhona Cameron and more. Tickets cost £25 - £37.50 and include a glass of wine. Over the past 4 years the event has raised over £40,000 for ActionAid, which works to protect, empower and inspire women to achieve their full potential, and V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, the campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Breast Cancer Care - International Women's Comedy Evening - 7 March

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To celebrate International Women's Comedy Month, Journey Central Comedy in Covent Garden present a night of comedy at the Poetry Cafe.  The all female line up includes Jane Bostock, Laurie Whitely, Rachel Anderson, Sharon Court and Verity Welch, with a headline spot from Maureen Younger. The guest MC is Elise Harris and the comedy poets are Liz Bentley and Shelley Farte. This fun evening features the Comedy Poetry X Mins slot (including a competition with a prize for the winner). Tickets cost £6 with a percentage of the ticket proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care. Donations in support of this worthwhile charity can be made here. Bookings and more information available from journeycentralcomedy@gmail.com.

MGA - Comedy Night - 6 March

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The MGA charity present a Night of Comedy at the Golf Bar, 24 Bride Lane, including raffle and auction. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a muscle weakness disease that can affect anyone of any age and currently affects around 1 in 10,000 people in the UK. Tickets cost £12. More details from Maria on 0777 9121621.

Prostrate Cancer Research - De Botty Business - 5 March

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The Hackney Empire presents a new play by Benjamin Zephaniah commissioned by The Prostate Cancer Charity to highlight the risk of prostate cancer in African Caribbean men. “De Botty Business” is a comedy that provides light hearted entertainment whilst educating the audience about the facts surrounding prostate cancer. Tickets cost £12.

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy - March on Stage - 4 March

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Jonathan Ansell appears at the Hard Rock Cafe as part of March on Stage raising money for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity. Tickets cost £15 with all proceeds benefiting NRMT - the UK’s leading independent provider of music therapy services.

Crisis - Consequences Live - 2 March

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Members of the Crisis Superband will be playing live with special guests at Consequences Live, a one-off, all-day Spring Festival at Camden's Roundhouse. Already confirmed on the line-up are Supergrass, Graham Coxon, Babyshambles' Drew McConnel, Andy Rouke (The Smiths), Pearl Lowe, Ed Harcourt and the Noisettes. More musicians still to confirm! Tickets cost £45 and the proceeds go to Crisis.

Bollocks to Poverty - Wish 2008 Launch Party - 1 March

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Get yourself down to the Wish 2008 Launch party aka the best polysexual party on the planet. Ubercooler and ultranicher than ever before, this year the Wish girls have got some tricks up their fashionista sleeves to guarantee you'll be rocking your socks off, losing your shirt and, with luck, going home in someone else's pants! £5 before 10.00 and £10 thereafter with £1 from the entry fee going to ActionAid. If you can't make it on the night show your support by buying the Wish Girl 2008 Calendar.

ActionAid - Bollocks to Poverty on Tour - 28 February

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KeyPad Music presents Thursday Night Acoustics in support of Bollocks to Poverty on Tour at The Blag Club. Line up includes The Anomaly Project, Tara London and more, lots more. £5 on the door.

 

Fairtrade Forthnight - Fairtrade Fairground - 24 March

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For the first time ever the Fairtrade Foundation will be holding a large public launch event to mark the beginning of the Fairtrade Fortnight. The event will take place at London's Southbank and will feature a traditional helter skelter and tea cup rides. You can also try your hand at the Fairtrade coconut shy, decorate Fairtrade t-shirts...or even get your fortune read in Fairtrade tea leaves! The event kicks off at 11.00 til 4.00 and is entrance is FREE.

WSPA - Stand Up for Animals - 24 February

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In London for one night only, the annual World Society for the the Protection of Animals comedy extravagaaza Stand Up For Animals, at The Hammersmith Apollo London, stars Bill Bailey, Robin Ince, Chris Addison, Lucy Porter, Norman Lovett, Will Smith, Tim Vine, Howard Read, Phil Nichol, Jeremy Lion and Tim Minchin. Tickets cost  £15- £25.

Refuge - Charity all dayer - 23 February

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Kerry Moyse is organising a Charity All Day gig from 3.00 pm at the Lark in the Park, Islington to raise money for Refuge, the national charity for women and children who experience domestic violence. Bands confirmed so far include ThisCity, Buzzkill, The Xcerts, Bedford Falls, HPR, Canterbury and the Don Ramos Players. Tickets cost £4,or £5 on the door.

NSPCC - Charities Philharmonia - 23 February

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The Charities Philharmonia present Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Mozart, Violin Concerto No 2 and Rossini, Overture: La Gazza Ladra at St John's, Smith Square in aid of the NSPCC. Tickets £20, £16, £12*, £10* (*concessions available).

MGA - Unsigned - 21 February

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February's Unsigned at the Bar Music Hall will feature Bloody Tourists, Meet John Doe, and Euston. Entrance is FREE as usual but donations are welcome for the Charity of the Night which is Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA). MG is a muscle weakness disease that can affect anyone of any age and currently affects around 1 in 10,000 people in the UK.

War On Want - Comedy Gig - 21 February

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A night of comedy at London's Shepherds Bush Empire featuring Armstrong & Miller, Shazia Mirza, Lee Mack, Jo Caulfield, Jack Whitehall and Josh Howie. Tickets cost £20 - all proceeds will go towards War on Want's work fighting global poverty.

British Heart Foundation - Unplanned Valentine's Appeal - 17 February

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Forget the commercial excesses of cards, flowers and chocolates and warm your heart instead with an afternoon of Unplanned fun and games at the Eagle in Hoxton. FREE entrance with donations going to the British Heart Foundation's Valentines Appeal.

MGA - Pamper Evening - 13 February

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Join us for an evening of full-on pampering at the Wall Bar and help raise money for the Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA). MGA is an auto-immune disease which is characterised by fluctuating, sometimes fatal, muscle weakness. Tickets cost £20 in advance or £25 on the day and include a welcome cocktail, a goodie bag, mini make overs from Virgin Vie...and more. For more information ring Maria Martin on 07779121621.

The Comedy Store Fund For Sick Children - Just 4 Laughs - 11 February

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Just For Laughs – The Montreal International Comedy Festival once again heads to London to seek out the most promising stand-up comedians that the UK has to offer.  This year’s quest for the best will be held at The Comedy Store on Monday, February 11 at 8:00 pm. Tickets cost £10. All proceeds will be donated to The Comedy Store Fund For Sick Children.

Various NGOs - The Synergy Project - 8 February

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Synergy is a magical indoor festival, combining musicians, Djs, Vjs, performers, and artists from all corners of creativity, joined by various proactive NGO’s and charities with the expressed aim to make a difference. Synergy strives to create an optimistic approach in raising awareness on the many crucial issues affecting our world today. The events gather some of the UK’s leading creative multimedia organizations supported by international NGO’s such as Oxfam, Survival, Speak, WWF, Greenpeace, Arc, and Campaign Against Climate Change, to provide just the right mix of open hearted enjoyment and meaningful reflection for a new direction. The event takes place from 10.00 pm til 8.00 am at SeOne Club. Tickets cost £20 on the door or £17 in advance.

ActionAid - Bollocks to Poverty on Tour - 8 February

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Babble @ The Dry Bar is part of Bollocks to Poverty on Tour from James Bone, The Decoders, Jenna and the Shiptons, Babble, Late Day Breakers and Kermes. £5 on the door.

Amnesty International - Book Sale - 7 February

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Amnesty International UK are holding a book sale at Conway Hall from 11am - 7pm.

ActionAid - Bollocks to Poverty on Tour - 5 February

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Broccoli music presents Bollocks to Poverty on Tour at the Borderline. The line up includes Parka, LR RocketsThe Toy Guns and The Krak. Check out the action from the last gig with The Skallywags, Joana and the Wolf, Levelload and Chauffeur Driven Aviator with guest DJ set by the Mighty Boosh’s Naboo and Jonny Rhythm. Tickets cost £6 in advance or £7.50 on the door and all proceeds go to ActionAid.

Scene & Heard - Comedy Night - 4 February

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Standing up for Scene and Heard is a comedy night raising money for Scene & Heard, a unique mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London with volunteer theatre professionals, providing each child who participates with quality one-on-one adult attention and an experience of personal success through the process of writing and performing plays. Tickets cost £15.

Oxfam - Quidam - 3 - 7 February

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Cirque du Soleil present benefit performances of Quidam for Zip Zap on 3 February and Oxfam on 7 February at the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets from £26.

Voice - Dirty Water Club Benefit - 2 February

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Legendary punk band Vic Godard & the Subway Sect, along with garage rockers The Wildebeests and the bluesy-punkers, The Creep Morons play a special Dirty Water Club benefit show at the Boston Arms for the children's charity Voice, with an exclusive DJ set by Spider Webb from The Horrors! Tickets cost £8 and all proceeds go to support Voice's work with children and young people in care.

BRAC UK - One Night of Dinner & Dancing - 2 February

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Raising money for the Bangladesh Cyclone Sidr disaster "One Night of Dinner and Dancing" will take place at Laguna Banqueting Suite, Acton. The night will include a 3 course meal, live comedy performances from Hyde Panaser, singing from Shilpi Purkayastha, dancing from Shri Academy, an auction and raffles. Tickets cost £35 or £300 for a table of 10. More details from onodda@googlemail.com. All proceeds will benefit the disaster fund via BRAC UK.

Teenage Cancer Trust - TCT Rock Night - 31 January

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The Boileroom, Guildford presents the Teenage Cancer Trust Rock Night. The line up includes Retox, The Skies, Hellen Keller Band and Jumpstart. Tickets cost £4 and all proceeds go towards the fine work of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

MGA - Firewalk Party - 29 January

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This is a charity event with a difference. Ever fancied walking across hot coals?? Well now you can and at the same time raise money for the Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA). MG is a muscle weakness disease that can affect anyone of any age and currently affects around 1 in 10,000 people in the UK. The event will take place in the Lark in the Park in Islington from 6.00 pm. And if you don't want to take part in the firewalk why not just join the party. More details from Maria on 0777 9121621 or maria.martin@mga-charity.org.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Mozart Birthday Concert - 27 January 2008

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The Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT) presents the Mozart Birthday Concert  at Cadogan Hall. Featuring Doric String Quartet, Mark Simpson and Llyr Williams. The event starts at 3.15. Tickets cost £15 - £35 which includes a £10 donation, the proceeds of which will be shared between YCAT and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tainted Blood - Alabama 3 present Outlaw - 25 January

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Alabama 3 have been hosting their own highly-debauched monthly knees-up at JAMM. The night’s a platform to nurture and showcase a host of emerging new bands and DJs, giving them the much-needed exposure they deserve in The Live Room. This is a particularly huge night as the 'bama boys help to raise cash for the charity Tainted Blood. Tickets cost £8.

Save the Rhino - Around the Horn - 21 January

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Save the Rhino presents "Around the Horn" at the Comedy Store with Noel Fielding, Jack Whitehall, Adam Buxton and many more! Tickets cost £15.

PEAS - Jumblist Massive! - 20 January

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An all-day charity jumble sale and music mash up at 93 Feet East to raise money for PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools). All items £1 (except shoes and coats £5). Music while you jumble form Short Circuit DJs, Delerium Tremens, (live set), JP Collective (live set), Rhys Adams (Yes King), Warm DJs and Baxter. Entry £2. Doors open 1pm. ALL proceeds fo towards building a sports pitch at a school in Uganda.

ActionAid - Bollocks to Poverty (Unsigned) - 17th January 2008

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Start the new year with a treat. If you haven't done it before (or even if you have!) check out Unsigned at the Bar Music Hall. This month the Unsigned team have joined forces with ActionAid to present Unsigned as part of Bollocks to Poverty on Tour. ActionAid are currently running a campaign called "Who Pays" to try and persuade the Government to introduce new rules to prevent the supermarkets abusing their power. Come along and help tackle global poverty over a beer. Live bands include Runner, The Special Relationship, Jules Rendell. Entrance is FREE.

Attitude is Everything - Club Attitude on the Decks @ AKA - 16 January

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Club Attitude presents On the Decks @ AKA. Featuring live bands The Cock and Bull Kid and Haydon Spenceley (Freeslave). DJ set from Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Marsha XFM, and Piney Ger. FREE Entry.

Strummerville - Joe Strummer Rememberance Night - 5 January

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The Komedia in Brighton plays host to a fundraising event for Strummerville -The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music.  Take The 5th play from 'White Riot' to Mescaleros-era 'Coma Girl', ably supported by Ramones revivalists Havana-A-Go-Go, no-frills punk rock/new wave cover band Night Of Treason and the mighty Death Or Glory Soundsystem. Includes an auction of a very special customised guitar from Billy Bragg's Jail Guitar Doors campaign. Tickets cost £10.

Strummerville - London Calling – Remembering Joe Strummer - 22 December

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London Calling - members of Primal Scream, Oasis, the Alabama 3, Carter USM, The Happy Mondays, The Smiths, Paul Weller’s band and legendary punk outfit The Members will come together at the Jamm, Brixton to mark the fifth anniversary of Joe Strummer’s death, to celebrate the Clash front man’s life and legacy and to raise money for the Strummerville Foundation – the Joe Strummer Foundation for new music.  They also hope to make enough cash to put a bunch of guitars into Brixton prison as part of Billy Bragg’s Jail Guitar Doors initiative in memory of Joe. Tickets cost £8 or £10 on the door.

No Sweat - Outlaw Christmas Party - 21 December

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The Alabama 3 will be gracing the stage at Jamm, Brixton to support Registered Charity No Sweat. No Sweat is an activist, campaigning organisation, fighting sweatshop bosses, in solidarity with workers, worldwide. Dress Code? As if. Tickets cost £8.

Crisis - Unsigned - 20 December

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December's Unsigned at the Bar Music Hall will feature The Getaway Team and Midday Morning. DJs for December are Bernie C & Ralph. Entrance is FREE as usual but donations are welcome for the Charity of the Night which is Crisis, helping to make a difference this Christmas with their Crisis Open Christmas project.

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy - Christmas Carol Service - 17 December

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This Christmas Carol Service will take place at St Luke's Church in Chelsea. The performers are Katie Melua, Teatro and Linda Lewis. Profits from the event will be given to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy — the UK’s largest music therapy charity. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy strives to improve the quality of life for children and adults who have been isolated by disability, trauma or illness by addressing their many needs through interactive music making. Tickets cost £35.

Grooms-Shaftesbury - Christmas Carol Service - 17 December

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HRH The Princess Royal, and Patron of Grooms-Shaftesbury, will be the guest of honour at the Christmas Carol Service at St Martins-in-the-Fields. Carols and hymns will be performed by the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year, Chantage. Tickets cost £10. More details from Mehreen Syed on 020 7452 2115.

The Connection at St Martins - Too many parties - 15 December

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Connection events presents Too Many Parties at the Brixton JAMM - a night of blistering hot breaks, bass and classic jump party action to raise money for for The Connection at St Martins, the charity helping London's homeless. Featuring the Lilly Wite Sass Dancers. Tickets cost £7. Entry from 21.00 - 06.00.

Habitat for Humanity - China Charity Night - 15 December

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Fundraiser at Apt Bar with Freelance Hellraiser and DJ's Nick Mills, Chris Hilton and Daniel Rose, to raise money for building materials and for a team to go out in January 2008 to help rebuild housing in flood stricken areas in Southern China in conjunction with the charity Habitat for Humanity. Tickets cost £20. 7.30pm - 4.00am.

Action for Kids - The Blues Brothers Tribute Band - 13 December

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The Music Palace, N8 presents The Blues Brothers, raising money for Action For Kids, a charity giving disabled children and young people mobility aids, work experience and personal support. Tickets cost £10, first drink FREE.

Shelter - XFM Winter Wonderland - 9 December

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This year's XFM WinterWonderland at Brixton Academy raising money for Shelter stars Supergrass, Bloc Party, Kate Nash and One Night Only, plus more acts to be confirmed. Tickets go on sale at 9.00 am on 9 November.

Crisis - Christmas Carol Service - 8 December

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The annual Crisis Christmas Carol Service will take place in the historic surrounds of Southwark Cathedral from 6.30 pm starring the Thames Philharmonic Choir. Entrance is free but tickets must be reserved in advance, tel 020 7426 3853. There will be a wine and mince pie reception after the event.

Kent Air Ambulance - HF vs The Residents Xmas Payback - 8 December

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Andy Farley and Mark Vedo are among 48 DJs playing at this all-day dance party raising funds for the Kent Air Ambulance Trust at Hidden. Tickets cost £3 from 1 pm.

Cancer Research UK - Handel - Messiah Sing For Life Concert - 8 December

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The East London Chorus will be performing Handel's Messiah at St John's Church to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Tickets cost £12.

International Alert - Groove for Peace! - 7 December

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In support of International Alert,  an independent peacebuilding organisation that works to lay the foundations for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict, charity fundraiser amp is organising a night of live music at The Others, Manor Road, Stoke Newington. Acts include Congregation, The Penny Black Remedy, DJ Sunday Revelator, and Circus CABARET, hosted by Simone Romano. Entrance £5.

Maytree Respite Care Centre - An Evening of Russian Music - 7 December

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The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble present an Evening of Russian Music to raise money for the Maytree Respite Care Centre at St Mary le Bow Church, Cheapside. Nearest tube is St Pauls. Programme includes Borodin "On the Steppes of Central Asia", Schnittke "Choir Concerto", Tchaikovsky "Character Dances from the Nutcracker Suite" plus other seasonal music and carols. Tickets cost £8 (concessions £6 and unders 16s £2) and are available on the door. For further information ring 020 8368 5314.

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy - Louise Merrett Concert - 6 December

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This performance marks Louise’s Fourth Annual Christmas Charity Concert at St Mary le Bow Church. All profits from the event will be given to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy — the UK’s largest music therapy charity. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy strives to improve the quality of life for children and adults who have been isolated by disability, trauma or illness by addressing their many needs through interactive music making. Suggested donation per ticket is £10.

Multiple Sclerosis Society - Candlelight Carol Concert - 4 December

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The Candlelight Carol Concert for the MS Society is sponsored by BUPA and takes place at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge from 7.15 pm. Tickets cost £25 or £50 including reception at the Berkeley Hotel.

Beating Bowel Cancer - Christmas Comedy Night - 3 December

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Beating Bowel Cancer's Christmas Comedy Night takes place at the Comedy Store. The  fantastic line up includes Paul Thorne and Geoff Norcott as well ITV's Take the Mike winner Paul Kerensa, Perrier award-winning Wil Hodgson and the critically acclaimed Lucy Porter. Tickets cost £17.50.

Crisis - See Bob Run - 3 - 17 December

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Second Glance Theatre presents the UK premiere of the acclaimed one-woman play See Bob Run at the Finborough Theatre. Described by The Guardian as a "tour de force", the play is written by one of Canada's most successful playwrights Daniel MacIvor. Tickets cost £14 and all profits got to Crisis.

ActionAid - Wish Xmas Party - 1 December

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WISH will be holding a wintery and festive, glamorous and gritty eastend knees-up at Gramaphone in aid of Bollocks To Poverty on this WORLD AIDS DAY. This one-off event, in collaboration with The Dirty Red Ball promoters, is in support of the work that Bollocks To Poverty and ActionAid are doing in South Africa for women and AIDS. All money raised on the night will go to a unique ActionAid initiative in South Africa.  £8 on the door, 10pm til 4.00 am. Pre-WISH drinks will take place at Lounge Bohemia - Shoreditch's new secret hideaway - warm up with a special Bollocks to Poverty cocktail (or two) and help raise even more money for ActionAid.

Various charities - Really Linda Barker Christmas Fair - 1 December

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Join Linda Barker at the Honor Oak in Forest Hill for a charity Christmas Fair from 12pm. This is your chance to buy Christmas decorations and gifts at knock-down prices, with all profits going to charity. At 6pm, join Linda outside as she lights the Honor Oak Christmas tree. FREE entrance.

Oxfam - OXJAM at the Roundhouse - 1 December

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OXFAM in conjunction with MTV has created OXJAM at the Roundhouse, an event using unknown bands to promote Oxfam’s Ethos of FIGHTING AGAINST POVERTY. Tickets cost £10.

RNLI - The Acoustic Astronauts - 1 December

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Sutton Acoustic Music club present the Acoiustic Astronauts in a charity concert for the RNLI at the Riddell Hall, Deans Road, Walton on the Hill, Surrey. Tickets cost £8 in advance, £10 on the door.

Leukaemia Research - Christmas Carols with the Stars - 29 November

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The Royal Albert Hall plays host to the star-studded TV Times Christmas Carols with the Stars in aid of Leukaemia Research. Tickets from £10.

Leukaemia Research - An Audience with Michael Palin - 28 November

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A one-off "Audience" event with comedian, writer and intrepid explorer Michael Palin takes place in the Criterion Theatre in aid of Leukaemia Research. The last few £50 tickets are available at a 25% discount. VIP tickets for the champagne reception are still available. More details available from 020 7405 0101.

Grooms-Shaftesbury - The Rose Opera Extravaganza - 28 November

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The Rose Opera Extravaganza at Drapers' Hall will be held jointly by Alexandra Rose Day and Grooms-Shaftsbury, linking back to the early 1900s when Queen Alexandra asked John Grooms to make the silk roses that were handed out in London on her June flag days. The evening promises to be a sparkling occasion. It will begin with a champagne reception followed by a three-course banquet interspersed with operatic interludes performed by the London Festival Opera. Tickets cost £125. More details from Mehreen Syed on 020 7452 2115.

Cancer Research - What You Don't Know About Women - 25 November

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What You Don't Know About Women is a sensational and alluring musical evening that will seduce you with an array of wonderful female characters, singing some of the best show songs written for and about the female species. Featuring Jenny Bede, Lucy Hunter-James, Victoria Kruger, Laura Selwood, and Claire Trusson. Produced by Lucy Blakeman. The show takes place at the Soho Revue Bar. Tickets cost £10 - £15. All profits go to Cancer Research UK.

 

Cancer Research UK - Music Fundraiser - 25 November

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Enjoy original jazz and pop grooves with Rebus and classic indie covers by Freeloader at The Good Ship. Tickets cost £10 and all proceeds to go to Cancer Research UK.

NGO's and various charities - The Synergy Project - 23 November

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Synergy is a magical indoor festival, combining musicians, Djs, Vjs, performers, and artists from all corners of creativity, joined by various proactive NGO’s and charities with the expressed aim to make a difference. Synergy strives to create an optimistic approach in raising awareness on the many crucial issues affecting our world today. The events gather some of the UK’s leading creative multimedia organizations supported by international NGO’s such as Oxfam, Survival, Speak, WWF, Greenpeace, Arc, and Campaign Against Climate Change, to provide just the right mix of open hearted enjoyment and meaningful reflection for a new direction. The event takes place from 10.00 pm til 8.00 am at SeOne Club. Tickets cost £20 on the door or £17 in advance.

WaterAid - Benefit gig - 22 November

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A night of cutting edge live music at JAMM, Brixton, with all proceeds going to WaterAid. WaterAid is an international charity that works to enable the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. Live Acts & DJs: The Knock, The Double Sixers, The Sandrina Mixtapes, Punk Recruit and DJs Joe Disco and the fabulous Bernie C. Tickets £5, 7.30pm - 1am.

Eaves - All About Eaves - 21 November

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Eaves is a London-based charity which has provided support to vulnerable women affected by trafficking, homelessness and violence for 30 years. All About Eaves is an evening of comedy and music to celebrate those 30 years and to raise funds for the continuation of its valuable work. This glitzy event at the Cafe De Paris will be hosted by Ulrika Jonsson and will feature some of the UK’s best women comedians, including Lucy Porter and Shazia Mirza, plus entertainment from X Factor finalist Brenda Edwards, who has since performed in Chicago and Carmen Jones. Tickets cost £100 and include a champagne reception and a 3-course meal with wine.

Bottletop - Sound Affects: Brazil CD Launch - 21 November

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Join in and celebrate at Guanabara the launch of Bottletop’s latest double album - featuring original tracks from Jorge Ben & Seu Jorge and remixes from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Bonobo and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly - and support a great cause, don’t miss this one off exclusive night, with amazing live DJ sets from Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Yam Who?, Cliffy and The Mr Bongo label DJ’s. Tickets £10 (includes a free bottle of Brahma beer) available at Guanabara. Bottletop is the charity supporting grass roots youth sexual health education projects across Africa, the UK and now Brazil.

Mencap - Little Noises - 21 - 28 November

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Jo Whiley is teaming up again with Mencap to present Little Noises a series of intimate acoustic gigs at the Union Chapel in Islington. Featuring Keane, Snow Patrol, Athlete, The Pigeon Detectives and Will Young with more names to be announced. Tickets go on sale on 22 October but are only available to those who have registered online before 19 October. Register here.

Teach a Man to Fish - Fundraising gig - 20 November

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Teach a Man to Fish is having a fundraising event at Cafe 1001, raising money for schools in Africa and Latin America and teaching London how to rock. Featuring live indie bands: Le Shark, Thousand Natural Shocks, Six Day Riot, Shuffle with  DJ slot from the one and only Paul Wade PLUS Special Surprise Act! Entrance £3.

North London Action for the Homeless - Fundraiser - 19 November

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Fundraiser for North London Action for the Homeless at Ryan's Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street. Prepare yourself for absurd rock music from the Rude Mechanicals. Also starring Andrew Bailey and John Hegley.

Children in Need - Children in Need 2007- 16 November

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Captain Bob presents an evening of great music for all ages at Hove Town Hall, raising money for Children in Need. Doors open at 5.20 for the Under 10s Disco "The Kids are Alright " and the night goes on until midnight. Featuring !autopilot!, The RylicsRepublic of Heaven and Floors and Walls. Tickets cost £3 or £1 for 11-15 year olds. More details from 01273 291518, 07771918826 or 07795335921.

Kids Company - Unsigned - 15 November

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November's Unsigned at the Bar Music Hall will feature Turn Pike Glow, Alicia Wolf, Deborah Shaw, and DJs Tori Mayo & Reetu. Entrance is FREE as usual but donations are welcome for the Charity of the Night which is Kids Company. Kids Company is a charity founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996 which offers practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner city children and young people. The services offered are holistic, child-centred and multi-disciplinary.

Elton John Aids Foundation - Character & Cocktails - 15 November

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David Furnish and Grey Goose have invited Sam Taylor-Wood, Patrick Cox, Liz Hurley and Christopher Bailey to each design the ultimate pop-up bar for a one-off charity event Character & Cocktails at No 1 The Piazza, Covent Garden. Tickets are subject to a minimum donation of £50 which includes cocktails and the proceeds go the Elton John Aids Foundation. Dress code: cocktail couture.

The Anthony Nolan Trust - Stellar@100 Club - 14 November

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Raising money for The Anthony Nolan Trust, Stellar @ 100 Club stars Yeti, Alvarez Kings, Popular Workshop and Model Horror. Tickets cost £8.

Attitude is Everything - Attitude on the Decks - 14 November

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Attitude is Everything presents Attitude on the Decks @ Big Chill Bar, Brick Lane. With Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried), DJ Patience and DJ Hyper (Wildbunch) and DJ Void (Rude FM). Chilled Eclectica, World-Beat, Funky Flavas, Brezzy D'n'B...all proceeds go towards helping improve disabled people's access to live music. FREE entry.

Pilgrims Hospice in Kent - London's Alright CD Launch Party - 11 November

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The London's Alright CD Launch party is at the Roadhouse in Covent Garden. Raising money for the Pilgrims Hospice in Kent, this fabulous event will showcase 4 of the 8 bands featured on this new CD from Primas Records. Those performing on the night include The Tactiticians, Mcgoozer, Sugarmonkey and Stone Halo. Also appearing are the Kingsdown Band and Ministry of Sound DJ, Axford. Tickets cost £10. The event is sponsored by MySpace UK, Ex-Tube, DogsCanDrive, Storm IT Consultancy Ltd and Absolut Vodka...and here's the good bit - everyone gets a FREE Absolut Vodka cocktail.

St Christophers Hospice - Imperial Male Voice Choir - 10 November

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Raising money for St Christopher's Hospice, this concert is at St Barnabas Church, Calton Ave, Dulwich, SE21. Tickets cost £10 and include a glass of wine. More details from 020 87684573.

Lewisham Choral Society - Verdi's Requiem - 10 November

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The Lewisham Choral Society present Verdi's Requiem at Blackheath Halls from 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £18, £15, £12, children £2.

Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity - Chocolate Ball - 10 November

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The Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity is to hold its Chocolate-themed Winter Ball at the Intercontinental Hotel. The event will be attended by the charity's patron, Lord Sebastian Coe KBE and a host of other sporting stars and celebrities. Legendary British 1960s act The Tornados provide the evening's entertainment. Tickets cost £150 which includes champagne reception and a four-course dinner. More information from 01245 516547.

Shelter - Audioscope 2007 - 10 November

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Sponsored by HMV this year's Audioscope takes place at the Carling Academy, Oxford. The line up includes Michael Rother, Dalek, The Sea and Cake...and more. Tickets cost £14. Audioscope is supported by and raising money for Shelter.

OXJAM - The Honar Oak UNPLUGGED! - 8 November

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Extending the October OXJAM Festival into November, The Honar Oak in South London presents 4 nights of live acoustic music from the freshest young and talented musicians in South London. The line up for Nov 8 includes Emma York, Joe Bentley and Jonny Hoyle. FREE entrance, donations to Oxfam. More nights of fabulous music planned for 15th (David Simon, Enle, Nathan Hinchliffe), 22nd (Pete Greenwood, Rubi Forever, Craig MacMillan) and 29th (Charly Richardson, Nila Raja, John Ward).

Crisis - Under Cover - 8 November

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Crisis Skylight Cafe presents Under Cover an evening of live music and art, from 6.00 - 8.00. The event is planned, organised and run by a team of homeless people.  FREE entrance. The Crisis Skylight Cafe is an inspiring, working cafe and arts space at the Crisis HQ in East London, which also provides a route into work for homeless people. The cafe is open to the public five days a week (Mon-Fri, 8.30 to 3 pm).

CRUSE - Mozart's Zaide - 8 November 2007

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St John's, Smith Square is the venue for a semi-staged production of Mozart's enigmatic opera Zaide - left unfinished in 1780, but with stunning arias such as the famous "Ruhe Sanft" - in aid of CRUSE. William Radice has completed a new English narration that completes this intriguing story. With Richard Stilgoe as the Narrator, Tom Hammond as the Conductor, Richard Williams as the Director. Cast and orchestra from Trinity College of Music, London. Tickets cost £25.00 / £20.00 / £15.00 / £10.00 (concessions 10% discount on £15.00 tickets).

Free Tibet Campaign - Yakety Yak starring Simon Amstell - 6 November

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Some of the best comedic talent around are performing in aid of the Free Tibet Campaign in the Shaw Theatre. The Yakety Yak line up includes John Hegley, Simon Amstell, Shazia Mirza, Robin Ince, Ava Vidal, Susan Murray, Greg Burns and Ed Petrie. Tickets cost £20.

Beat Bullying - The Beat Bullying Benefit - 4 November

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Auracle Productions presents the Beat Bullying Benefit at the Ram Jam Club, Kingston-Upon-Thames. Beat Bullying is the UK's first national anti-bullying children's charity that aims to stop bullying where it starts. This special fundraising event will be filled with exciting performances and displays of work by a diverse group of international artists and performers. The line up includes performances by Tiramisu, Rebecca de Jouvencel Quintet, Linz, Kikis Lefkaritis and Opera and jazz diva Lori J Fredrics. Suggested donation £10. The event starts from 1.00. More details from 020 8255 6426.

British Red Cross - Halloween at the Clink - 3 November

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The Clink, London's most notorious medieval prison presents the ultimate Halloween Party. Tickets cost £14 and all profits go to The British Red Cross.

WoW - Charity Gala Concert - 1 November

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The Wimbledon branch of Wellbeing of Women is proud to present a gala concert at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in aid of WoW. Leading conductor Nicholas Burns will perform a number of classical pieces including Mendelssohn's String Symphony No 11 in F major, Grieg's Holberg Suite and Nielsen's Little Suite for Strings Op. 1 with a string orchestra. Tickets cost £30 and all money raised will help fund research into women's health. More details from 07768 901947.

War Child - Keane Live - 1 November

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Following the release of their War Child single The Night Sky on 29th October, Keane will be continuing their support by hosting a musical extravaganza at Brixton Academy. The evening will see Keane joined by The Magic Numbers, Pet Shop Boys, The Guillemots and Teddy Thompson, with more special guests to be announced. Tickets selling fast, check out Scarlet Mist for returns.

OXJAM - Bull and Gate - 31 October

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The Bull land Gate presents an OXJAM night with Above, Scott Lester, Playmaker, BFO Train Smash.

Crisis - The Rain in Spain - 30 October - 3 November

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The Tarantara Theatre Tribe are performing their new show, The Rain in Spain, at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, Islington between 30 October and 3 November. Tickets cost £10 from 020 7704 6665. The Tarantara Theatre Tribe put on newly written plays to raise money and awareness for London-based charities. The profits from The Rain in Spain will go to Crisis.

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital - In Memory of Harry May - 28 October

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Tina May presents a jazz concert at the 100 Club in aid of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Renal Ward 7B, in Memory of Harry May a lifelong jazz fan. Musicians include Alan Barnes, Nikki Iles, Pete Churchill, Karen Sharp and many more. Tickets cost £8 in adv or £10 on the door.

OXJAM - Vivaldi's Gloria - 28 October

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OXJAM presents Vivaldi's Gloria at the Actors Church, Covent Garden, conducted by Matthew Morley. The Camerata of London, directed by Brian Lloyd-Wilson, play works by Bach and Vivaldi. Singers' workshop from 1pm, concert at 7.30. Go along to sing or simply listen and enjoy. Tickets costs £10 (£6 concessions). More information from 07881602675.

Ovarian Cancer Action - Linda Smith's Favourite Things Vol 2 - 28 October

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Raising money for Ovarian Cancer Action, Linda Smith's Favourite Things Vol. 2 at the Victoria Palace Theatre has a fabulous line up including Maureen Lipman, Jeremy Hardy, John Hegley, Dara O'Briain, Phil Jupitus, Jenni Murray, Bill Wyman....and many more. Tickets cost £27.50 - £37.50.

OXJAM - Black and White Cabaret - 27 October

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Come to Le Cabaret Noir et Blanc at Wanstead House, E11. OXJAM brings you an evening of Jazz and Liquor. The night will feature 'Jazz through the Eras' with the audience in 1920's fancy dress. Think of Big Band, the Moulin Rouge and Chicago and you're nearly there! Tickets £5.

The Cambodia Trust - Voices for the Forest - 27 October

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Benefit Culture and the Living Rainforest near Newbury in Berkshire have teemed up to present Voices for the Forest which is a very special event to celebrate the "turning of the clocks" powered by the amazing voices of Juliet Russell and Vocal Explosion, the poetic storytelling of Daniel Clark and the lyrical acrobatics of Mr Finn. The fun starts early - join a lantern making or voice workshop in the afternoon. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £4.95 for children or £12 and £5 for both a visit to the Living Rainforest and the evening concert. The proceeds from the event will benefit The Living Rainforest which is a registered charity and The Cambodia Trust.

Radioreverb 97.2 fm - Fundraiser - 27 October

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Support Radioreverb, the local radio station for Brighton, at this fundraising event with 2 live bands and 7 DJs. This Lonely Soul and Friday Night Hero play at Green House Effect (basement) on Saturday 27 October. Pay on door £5.

Motivation - Motivated to get the story - 25 October

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Sandy Gall, ex-ITN broadcaster, will speak about his experiences helping war-wounded people in Afghanistan at Motivation's "Motivated to Get the Story" fundraising lecture on 25 October at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Tickets cost £15 and can be obtained from Motivation on 01275 464012 during office hours. Proceeds will be split between Motivation, an international disability and development charity working in low-income countries to enhance the quality of life of people with mobility disabilities, and Sandy Gall's Afghanistan Appeal.

Alzheimers Society - Over 13s charity party - 24 October

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TCCP Promotions present an over 13s party at Watford Jongleurs, raising money for the Alzheimers Society. The bands include Lost Without Cause and In So Far. Tickets cost £5.00.

OXJAM - OXJAM at the Good Ship - 24 October

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The Good Ship in Kilburn plays host to the OXJAM Music Festival again this year. The line-up includes acoustic sets from Charly Flynn, Stuart James, and spoken word from Dockers MC and lele[SPEAKS]. Tickets cost £3.

Gua Africa - Mixed Jam - 23 October

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Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier in the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA), founded Gua Africa. Now Gua Africa's mission is to build education, rehabilitation and health centres in Leer, Southern Sudan and Nairobi, Kenya. The latest event is Mixed -Jam, a live music event for ex-soldiers at the 100 Club. Performing on the night will be Emmanuel Jal, Blak Twang, Ayak, Nika with Mirembe Cambell and X-Factor star Chico will be hosting the night. Tunes will be spun by DJ Silvastone and DJ Dubwise. Tickets cost £12.

Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam - Living in Harmony - 21 October

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Come and enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of an Opera Masterclass with a conductor of great distiction. Carlo Rizzi, internationally renowned conductor, will lead a Masterclass with singers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama between 3-6pm at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The event is raising money for the British Friends of Neve Shalom~ Wahat al-Salam. Tickets cost £35 for the masterclass or £95 including buffer supper. More details from 020 89524717.

The Cambodia Trust - Benefit Culture - 21 October

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Over the past year Benefit Culture have raised over £6000 for the Cambodia Trust and are now pleased to announce that they have a regular evening slot in Brighton at the Cella (below the Sanctuary Cafe) and will be showcasing new muscial talent on the last Sunday of the month to raise even more money for this worthy cause. Join the first night excitement for only £3 on the door. Acts include Ollie Finn, Dicken Marshall and Adam Kidd.

Breast Cancer Care - Bon Voyage Party - 20 October

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Before setting off on their Atlantic Rowing Challenge Lin and Rachel are having a farewell party - everyone's invited. Raising money for Breast Cancer Care the party will be aboard the Salient Thames River Boat, with a champagne reception, live music and DJ til midnight. Dress code is Pink! Tickets costs £35.00 and are available from 07980 898016 or 07977 452337.

The Prince's Trust - Kite Competition - 20 October

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Hamptons International has launched a national kite competition for children which will raise funds for the The Prince's Trust. The competition is open to under 14s and offers a grand prize of a holiday to Dubai or a "Fury" sports kite. To enter the kite-designing competition, participants need to pick up a £3 kite from any Hamptons International branch. The competition culminates at Alexandra Park which will feature stunt kite flying, kite-making workshops, kite trick demonstrations and air sculpture displays.

Prostate Cancer Charity - Black Histerics Night - 20 October

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Comedy in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity with Andi Osho, Joel Elnaugh, Mark Needham, Angelica O'Reilly ...and more, at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden. Tickets cost £6.

OXJAM - Come Get Your Rocks Off - 19 October

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OXJAM presents a highly-charged charity gig at the Bar Islington Academy with live performances from IZIT-U and The Spotlight Kid, with DJ Claire Zak. Includes FREE entry to the Inide/Britpop night M6M1 til 3.00 am. Tickets cost £7 in adv.

Multiple Sclerosis - Jaqueline du Pré memorial Concert - 19 October

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Twenty years after the death of this remarkable musician, who won the Gold Medal in 1960, the Guildhall School of Muisc and Drama, in conjunction with Global Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis through Music, presents a concert in her memory. Du Pré scholarship winner Brian O'Kane performs Barber's Cello Sonata, alongside cello ensemble performances and a selection of shorter pieces from the cello repertoire. Admission is FREE; there will be a collection at the end of this concert for Global Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis through Music.

The Prince's Trust - Fashion Rocks - 18 October

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Hollywood's ultimate leading man, Samuel L Jackson, is hosting this year's fabulous Fashion Rocks event for the Prince's Trust. The live spectacular unites the world of fashion and music talent on one stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets from £45 go on sale on Monday 14 May at 14.00.

OXJAM - Unsigned presents the Madhatters Ball - 18 October

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Unsigned are hosting a Madhatters Ball at the Bar Music Hall, selling hats to those who come without them and accepting donations from those who have too many! The line up includes The Colours. FREE entry. Donations (and hats) gratefully accepted. All profits to Oxfam.

The Caron Keating Foundation - Roktober - 17 October

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Sunshine indie pop band Ghosts head up a live music event as part of Roktober at the Hard Rock Cafe to help raise funds for the Caron Keating Foundation. Tickets cost £15.

London Green Party - Green Part y Party - 14 October

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The Brixton JAMM presents the London Green Party awareness gig The Green Party Party, raising funds for the party to continue their cause. Enjoy a full day of new and emerging bands alongside signed artists, stalls, food and films. Main room hosted by Simon Holland with PAMOJA, RAGS AND RIFF RAFF, THE BRADBURY RAYS, HOMEBROOD, DUBCATS, ROSIE AND THE GOLDBUG, LOST IN SPACE AND BLACK WIDOW. Tickets £7 all day 3pm – 9pm.

Oxfam - OXJAM Music Festival - 13 October

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The Plough Inn in Walthamstow plays host to an OXJAM gig with the The Munroes and W.I.T. and more bands to be confirmed. Entry from 7.00.  Tickets cost £4 in advance or £5 on the door. Raising money for Oxfam, the OXJAM Festival is a month-long music festival taking place throughout the UK. For details of an event near you check out the OXJAM event calendar.

OXJAM - Eclectic October - 13 October

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Eclectic October is at St Alfeges Church hall and stars members of St Alfeges Church Choir, alongside Urban Rap act K.H.P. w/Hunter aka Mr Hunts, Bizzman, Torcharah, K.I.D family, Mexolon Dance Group, percussion from Training Icarus's Mike Bates, and Hearding Cats (Folk Music). Tickets available on the door, acts on stage from 6.00 - 10.00. Raising money for Oxfam as part of the OXJAM Festival. Tickets cost £3 on the door. Be there...

 

OXJAM - Stephen Fretwell - 11 October

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Lout Promotions and OXJAM Brighton present Stephen Fretwell at Digital Brighton celebrating the release "Man on the Roof". Tickets cost £12.50.

OXJAM - OXJAM @ Bloomsbury Lanes - 10 October

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Celebrate the OXJAM Festival with a great night out at one of London's top party venues, The Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. Bands include Friends of the Bride, Chaffeur Driven Aviator, Little B. Tickets cost £5.

 

OXJAM - OXJAM Live @ The Marquee - 8 October

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OXJAM comes to the newly reopened  Marquee Club with The Torn, Straight Jacket, The Finns, The Velcros, Levi Roots. Helen's Evil Twin and Grand Volume. Tickets cost £6 on the door.

The Prostate Cancer Charity - Black Histerics Night - 8 October

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Comedy in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity with Andi Osho, Adam Hillmore, Ben Hayman, Joel Elnaugh ...and more, at the The Gigglers Inn, Inn on the Green W10. Tickets cost £5.

 

Oxfam - Burlesque Rocks for OXJAM - 7 October

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The Elbow Room in Islington is the venue for this fabulous OXJAM event raising money for Oxfam. The Burlesque Rocks for OXJAM line up includes Soprano, The Brights, States of Emotions, Some Kind of Hero, and the burlesque performers Gwendoline Lamour and Eva Braun. Tickets cost £5 on the door.

Advocacy First - Fundraiser at the Windmill - 6 October

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The Windmill in Brixton plays host to this charity event, raising money for Advocacy First, who work with people with dementia. The fun starts at 5 pm and includes Tragic Roundabout, Chicken Shed Zeppelin, the James Walbourne Band, Still House Orchestra and Bacardiac Arrest. Free BBQ between 6.00 an 8.00. Tickets cost £5.00.

NSPCC - Charities Philharmonia - 6 October

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Rasing money for the NSPCC, the Charities Philharmonia presents Beethoven, Symphony No 6 "Pastoral", Wagner "Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)", and Schoenberg "Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene" at SJ John's Smith Square. The conductor is Michael Alexander Young. Tickets from £10.00 - £22.00.

Unicef - Lake of Stars - 5-7 October

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Created in 2004 by Chibuku Shake Shake founder, Will Jameson, this fabulous 3-day music festival in aid of Unicef returns to Malawi in October. Staring Radio 1's Gilles Peterson, Annie Mac, Rob da Bank and a host of international stars, the event has established itself as a "must see" for the discerning music lover. According to Andy Cato of Groove Armada "You'll never see music cross as many boundaries and borders as this, and you'll never listen to music in a more special place". For more information on how to travel there and a chance to win a FREE trip for 2 see the Lake of Stars website. And check out this video footage for a taste of Malawi.

Macmillan Cancer Support - The WiG GiG!!! - 5 October

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The Wig Gig!!! is a one night only event dreamt up by Chloe Haywood to raise money in memory of her dad who died of cancer. The event, at The Chiswick Town Hall, is a "Generation Game" style show, as part of a campaign to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. With the chance to win a Vivienne Westwood sweater and a hair cut by Trevor Sorbie himself, this night will be one to remember. Tickets cost £25 and if you buy 4 you get one FREE.

OXJAM - Voices Against Poverty - 5 October

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4 Motion, in association with OXJAM, presents Voices Against Poverty at Bar 104. 9pm til late. Experience the cream of London's Unsigned urban vocalists and then join the after party with London's finest DJ playing the best in Hip Hop, Funky House and Bashment. Tickets cost £8.

Breast Cancer Care - Fashion Show - 3 October

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The 11th Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show will mark the beginning of Breast Cancer awareness month. Sponsored by Swarovski, the event at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, costs £60 for the Fashion Show, afternoon tea and entertainment between 1.00 and 4.00. Tickets for the evening dinner and auction also available for tables of ten. Click for more details. More details about activities during the month of October from Breast Cancer Care.

Oxfam - Oxjam Music Festival - October

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The OXJAM Music Festival is now over apart from a few fashionably late gigs. Watch this space for more info about the amount of money raised. But while we're waiting check out the limited-edition, celebrity-designed OXJAM badges available for a minimum donation of £1. More info.

OXJAM - OXJAM@93 Feet East - 2 October

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OXJAM comes to buzzing Brick Lane to provide you with an evening of live music and DJ sets at 93 Feet East. Featuring The Stayaways,  Sketches, The Sticks and DJ sets from "She Bangs the Drums". Tickets cost £5 on the door.

Oxfam - OXJAM Music Festival - October 2007

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OXJAM is back and it's bigger and better than before. The OXJAM Music Festival will take place all over the UK and covers all genres of music. OXJAM plans to raise £1 million for Oxfam. Check out the OXJAM events calendar to find out what's happening near you. And if you are a musician, a music promoter or just want to help out it is not too late to get involved. Make Music - Raise Money - End Poverty. Email sandy@gigs4charity.org to find out more. And if you can't make it to an event, why not wear the badge. Limited-edition, celebrity-designed OXJAM badges available for a minimum donation of £1. More info.

Support for Africa - Football Reaching out for Africa - 27 September

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Patti Boulaye is organising Football Reaching out for Africa (FROA) a charity event for Support for Africa with a mass choir of 3000 gospel singers and a host of international Football stars and celebrities including Thierry Henry.  Tickets cost from £20.

Support the Spitz - A Great Night in the Spitz - 27 September

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Forget the Last Night of the Proms - that happens every year - the one to be at is the Last Night at the Spitz. The Spitz marks its last night at Old Spitalfields Market on Thursday 27 September with a very special celebration. Inspired by Art Kane's world famous 1958 photograph of jazz musicians in Harlem "A Great Day in Harlem", the Spitz will stage "A Great Night at the Spitz" gathering together all the fantastic jazz, blues and folk musicians who have played at the Spitz in their eleven year history. The evening begins at 7.00 pm sharp in the Spitz Bistro to the ethereal harp playing of Kat Amey and then the night really hots up with appearances from Miles Danso and the Spitz Jazz Collective, Seb Rochford, Gwyneth Herbet, Peter Wareham...and names too numerous to mention. This will be the last ever music event at the Spitz in Commercial Street and will be the party to end all parties. Tickets cost £15, from the box office on 020 7392 9032. Support the Spitz

ActionAid - Bollocks to Poverty on Tour - 25 September

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Broccoli Music are teaming up with the Mean Fiddler to create London's first ever monthly Bollocks to Poverty on Tour live music night. With the Skallywags, Levelload, Joana and the Wolf and Chaffeur Driven Aviator. Tickets cost £6 in advance or £7.50 on the door. All profits go to ActionAid.

Brainwave , The Log Cabin, Shooting Star - Yellow Umbrella Day - 23 September

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Yellow Umbrella Day is a FREE Community festival in Chiswick Park. Raising money for three children's charities Brainwave, The Log Cabin and The Shooting Star Children's Hospice, this fabulous event has lots of family fun and the musical line-up includes the Mercury Artist Lucie Silvas, The Conmitments, Haley Glennie-Smith, and Isadore and Clay. There is also a sponsored 5K walk and 10K run that start and finish in the park. The event is sponsored by Annie's Restaurant, Chiswick, HR Owen, Schroders and Stanhope.

Everychild - Unsigned - 20 September

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The September Unsigned event at Bar Music Hall, in association with gigs4charity, is raising money for Everychild and has a fabulous line up including the New Socials, Dream Kontrol, Taylor Lane, Emma York & Galactica and Tom Hunt. Entrance is FREE, good time GUARANTEED.

MS Society - Quiz Night - 20 September

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A night of fun and entertainment is guaranteed at the Quiz Night at Ealing Studios. The host is Reduced Shakespeare actor Walter Lewis and rounds include Spelling Bee, Memory Rounds and Riddles and Rhymes! All proceeds from the £5 entry fee will go to the MS Society. More information from Cara Williams on 07985 593 147.

Amnesty International - Urb Scrunting - 16 September

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Urb Scrunting is a singer songwriter who is passionate about singing and songwriting, the environment and human rights. Check out his talent at this charity gig at The Troubadour for Amnesty International, with support from Annett Ethicuit, The Six Little Nine Berries, Acoustic Ashley, Judy Finnigan and The Matarors and with comedy from Jonny Fluffypunk. Tickets cost £11 in advance or £12 on the door.

RNID - What?!? Version 2 - 15 September

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Bands, acoustic acts and DJs join together at JAMM in Brixton for What?!? Version 2 to raise money for the RNID - the national charity for the deaf and hard of hearing as part of the Don't Lose the Music campaign. Tickets cost £7.

Harris HospisCare - Totally Frank - 15 September

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Alex Banks "The Voice" presents "Totally Frank" featuring The Big Beddoes Band at the Great Hall, Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley  to raise money for the Harris HospisCare and St Christopher's Hospice. Tickets cost £20 including drinks and nibbles. For more details contact Harris HospisCare on 01689 825755.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Prima High Street Fashion Awards - 13 September

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For a limited time tickets for the prestigious Prima High Street Fashion Awards will be on a special "buy one, get one free" offer. Tickets go on sale on Monday 2 April and cost £150. Last year this event raised £20,000 for Break Through Breast Cancer. This year you can visit the comfort zone and get tips from top stylists and enter a competition to star on the Prima front cover.

Cancer Research UK - JazzFunk - 13 September

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The Cafe De Paris in Piccadilly plays host to JazzFunk, a night of upbeat music to raise money for Cancer Research UK on Thursday 13 September. Doors open at 7.00 and the party goes on until 3.00 am. Claire Martin, one of Britain's finest jazz singers kicks off the night, followed by Nexus playing the freshest live Soul. The DJ is Lewis Wright from Funkin Fithy. Tickets cost £20 and tables can be reserved. More details from Dominique Parr on 020 7438 5395.

Support the Spitz - Hot Chip - 11 September

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Last FM are throwing their weight behind the Support the Spitz campaign to find a new venue by holding a fantastic fundraising feast on 11 September. In the live music venue will be Lost Penguin, Agaskodo Teliverek, Turbowolf, Mica Levi & The Cluster and Everyone to the Anderson. Outside in the new Spitz courtyard there will be a user generated DJ BBQ extravaganza led by Hot Chip. User generated? All Last.fm users that click to attend the event will have their music tastes registered and the Last.fm DJ team will play selections from these playlists. £3 donation on the door.

Attitude is Everything - Liberty Festival - 1 September

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Liberty is a FREE Disability Rights Festival in Trafalgar Square showcasing the talents of deaf and disabled artists and performers. The line up includes street acts, comedy and cabaret, visual arts and film, circus acts, children's arts and stalls. The entertainment is from 1.00 - 6.00 pm. The event is being organised by the Arts Council in conjunction with Attitude is Everything The GLA and others.

Stop Climate Change - Carshalton Environmental Fair - 27 August

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The Carshalton Environmental Fair takes place from 10.30 - 8.00 on Bank Holiday Monday in Carshalton Park and will be a treat for all the family. Listen to Daniel Maitland and other music at the Acoustic Music Cafe, browse the 100 stalls and have fun in the children's fun zone. Admission for unders 12s is free, £3 for adults and £1 concessions.

Parent Project UK - Acoustic Benefit gig - 26 August

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The Acoustic Benefit gig at the Half Moon in Putney will be a night of the very best of unsigned talent playing acoustic sets, comedy sketches and a magician to raise money for Parents Project UK (PPUK).  Bands include Suzerain, The Requiems and Marner Brown. Tickets costs £4. PPUK is a charity run by parents of boys with Duchenne Muscular Distrophy (DMD). PPUK is the only national charity that exclusively funds and promotes campaigns for better medical care for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Distrophy.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Lounge Summer Fundraiser - 26 August

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The Lounge Summer Fundraiser takes place at The Langley, Covent Garden. This wonderful venue is the perfect backdrop for a fantastic night of fundraising and fun. Staring some of the best DJs from women's nights across the Uk with fabulous prizes to be won. Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Cancer Research UK - It Is Our Future - 24 August

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Intervention-UK in association with Cancer Research UK present It Is Our Future, a riotous celebration of all things hard and fast at Heaven from 11pm - 6am. Tickets cost £10 for the early bird, £15 saver ticket standard tickets £20 and £23 on the door. 75% of the all money taken on the door will go to Cancer Research UK.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Ibiza Beach Party - 17 August

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Sugar and Spice fundraiser # 2 at Cosmo Bar, Clerkenwell. Raising money for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer 44km walk on 8.9.2007. DJs from 9.00, prize for the best swimwear, kissing shack and inflatables. Tickets £3.

MS Society - Unsigned - 16 August

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The August Unsigned event, in association with gigs4charity, at Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch is raising money for the MS Society. The line up so far includes Rubi with more to be confirmed. DJs are resident DJ Ralph Harvey and Michelle Coe and Ben Gee. MS is a disease of the central nervous system and affects around 85,000 people in the UK. It is the most common disabling disease amongst young adults. Come along and show your support. Entrance is FREE. 8.00 pm til 1.00 am.

Breast Cancer Care - The Beat - 16 August

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Rachel Smith and Lin Griesel will be taking on a challenge of a lifetime when they attempt to smash the current record for rowing across the Atlantic as part of the Challenge Atlantic Rowing Race in December. They plan to raise £100,000 for Breast Cancer Care. To support their efforts The Beat will be playing an intimate gig at the JAMM in Brixton. Tickets costs £10.

The Institute of Cancer Research - Elvis at the London Palladium - 12 August

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Deja vu Productions and The Rotary Club of Long Eaton have joined together to organise a memorial concert to celebrate 30 years since Elvis passed away. All proceeds from this evening will be donated to the Institute of Cancer Research, in honour of Elvis, who is estimated to have given half his fortune to charitable organisations throughout his life.

The Children's Society - Fusion Goes Large - 8 August

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Fusion Events and The Children's Society introduce Fusion Goes Large! at Bar Music Hall. Live music acts and dance sessions hosted by Leanne Diggins (Edinburgh Festival, MTV). The night includes Bollywood with Jay Kumar, beatboxing with Andy P (Glastonbury Festival, Brighton Hip Hop Festival), music from the Reluctants (MOBO Magazine's One to Watch) and Burlesque with Jo King (School of Burlesque).....and lots more surprises! Tickets cost £12 in advance or £15 on the door. Contact Rebecca Elcome on 020 7841 4642.

Glad's House - Africa Comes to Hampshire - 5 August

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A fabulous charity barbeque for Africa is planned from 12.30 onwards on 5 August at the historic Hartley Wintney Cricket Green, just off the A30 in Hampshire. Tickets cost £17.50  (£8 for children 5-11) for a splendid family day out - great food (African Style Spit Roast lunch), pay bar, live African Music plus entertainment for all ages. Come along and support the work of Glad's House who raise money for the street children of Mombasa, Kenya. More information from 01252 845383.

MacMillan Cancer Support - 1-2-3-4 Shoreditch Festival - 5 August

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1-2-3-4 Shoreditch is a FREE Music Festival in Shoreditch Park in association with 1-2-3-4 Records showcasing the now-wave and emerging talent of the area's music scene. The line includes Queens of Noize, Fab Moretti (The Strokes), Bono Must Die and LOADS more, all for free. Aftershow parties galore (£10 for entrance to 4). Donations on entry for the benefit of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Bollocks to Poverty - Wish #7 - 4 August

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Wish Party No 7 will be yet another great excuse to go out to one of the best polysexual parties on the planet. Get yourself noticed and you might find yourself as Wish Girl of the month for the Wish/Bollocks to Poverty 2008 calendar.

Samaritans, Well Child, FoE - Innocent Village Fete - 4, 5 August

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What could be nicer on a summer's day than a traditional village fete complete with a farmer's market, home-made cakes, lemonade and fabulous live music including The Epstein, Ben Westbeech, Grantura and Earl Okin? Come to Regents Park on Sat 4 or Sun 5 August for the Innocent Village Fete. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and the profits go to The Samaritans, Well Child and Friends of the Earth.

Darfur - Darfur Benefit Concert - 4 August

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Spitz and Kungadred Presents a unique gathering - top spoken word poets, musicians and djs perform to raise awareness of the Darfur crisis. The line up includes Anwar Akbar and Ras Kwame of Radio1xtra and BBC Radio. A worthy cause and a Gathering not to be missed. Tickets cost £7, £5 before 10.00.

Support the Spitz - Nick Harper - 2 August

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Son of folk legend Roy Harper, Nick Harper grew up in a household visited by such luminaries as Jimmy Page, Robert Pland and Dave Gilmour. Nick is now one of the UK's most talented guitarists and singer-songwriters. Nick specifically wanted to play at the Spitz to show solidarity for the Support the Spitz campaign. After his show Nick will be playing a gig on Mount Everest as part of the Love Hope Strength Foundation at Base Camp on October 9th to raise funds for the fight against cancer. Tickets £10 adv, £12.50 on the door.

Cancer Research UK - Above the Clouds - 29 July

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Who Brings Joy present Above the Clouds, an evening in memory of Jenny Scales, at the 100 Club. Full details from myspace.com/whobringsjoy Tickets cost £10 and all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.

Musicians Benevolent Fund - Big Band Night - 29 July

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Musicians Benevolent Fund supporter and jazz musician, Andy Panayi, has organised a series of Big Band Nights in South London to raise funds for the MBF. The show begins at 8pm at The Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdate, Barnes, London SW13 9PY.

Great Ormond Street Hospital - Open Air Peter Pan - 28, 29 July

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Sprinkle a little fairy dust, think happy thoughts and fly into Kensington Gardens for Chalkfoot Theatre's magical open air performance of Peter Pan in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Following in the footsteps of sell-out productions "The Wind in the Willows" and "Alice in Wonderland", Chalkfoot's new and innovative adaptation of Peter Pan promises to be inventively staged and bursting with energy. The performances will begin at 12pm and 5 pm. Tickets cost £7.50 (plus £1 booking fee) from 020 7239 3111.

The Community - Bowl Festival - 28, 29 July

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Not strictly a charity event but still a worthy cause, the Bowl Festival is a free music festival for everyone at the Crystal Palace Bowl. Now in its 8th year the festival is one of the biggest free showcase music events in the South London circuit. The 2-day event will feature an eclectic assortment of unsigned and up and coming bands. Admission is FREE (suggested donation £1).

Motor Neurone Disease Association - 007 James Bond Charity Ball - 28 July

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Dress to thrill for the 007 James Bond Charity Ball in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association on the Eramus Party Boat. 7.30pm - 12.00pm. Tickets, including buffet, cost £30 from 07840469400.

Cancer Research UK - Rave for Life - 28 July

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Raising the roof to raise money for Cancer Research UKRave for Life is a DJ marathon at 93 Feet East, and it is going to last all day for one day only. Tickets cost £8 and are valid from 1.00pm til 1.00am. More than one in three of us will develop cancer and few of us will go through life without knowing someone who will be affected by it. Rave for life gives everyone the change to get involved in the fight against this killer disease through the uplifting medium of music and dance - and ultimately save lives.

Walk the Walk (uniting against Breast Cancer) - Full Moon Beach Party - 28 July

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Walk the Walk is a charity raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer. Help raise £5,000 by coming along to the Full Moon Beach Party at The Yacht Club, Temple Pier. Enjoy 3 rooms of tunes, ranging from cheesy pop, to Funky House and Latin Rhythms. BBQ on the top deck, happy hour 7.30 - 9.00 and specially extended late licence. Tickets cost £12. Some tickets available on the door. FREE Corona for the first 120 guests.

Support the Spitz - lunchtime jazz - 26 July

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Orla Murphy will be playing between 12.00 and 2.00 at the Spitz in Spitalfields to help raise awareness of plans to close this fabulous venue. Go along and show your support if you live or work locally. Entrance is FREE. If you can't make it to the venue why not sign the petition.

St Christopher's Hospice - Dulwich Symphony Concert - 21 July

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Raising money for St Christopher's Hospice, this concert at All Saints' Church, West Dulwich, SE21, will include music by Weber, Dvorakand Brahams. Tickets cost £8 and £5, children under 13 free. Price includes a drink during the interval. More details from 07773 381562.

WaterAid - Unsigned # 3 - 19 July

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Unsigned, in association with gigs4charity, is back again at the Bar Music Hall this time raising money for WaterAid. Join us for music from Dave Mackay, Leo Hamilton, Joseph Birch, Electric Litany and DJs Ralph Harvey and JD. 8pm - 1am. Entrance is FREE.

Unicef - Lake of Stars @ Cargo - 18 July

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Raising money at Cargo for the Lake of Stars festival are Natty, The Petebox (former UK Beatboxing chamion), Subsource....and more. 8pm - 1am. Tickets cost £5.

London United Against Racism - RISE Festival - 15 July

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London's FREE anti-racist music festival takes place in Finsbury Park from 12.00. Featuring acts from the world of hip hop, indie, pop, jazz and reggae and comedy. The line up includes Bill Bailey, Richard Blackmore, Kelis, Jamelia, the Holloways, the Noisettes and many, many more. Not to be missed.

Marie Curie Cancer Care - European Baroque Music - 13 July

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Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble present a charity concert of European Baroque Music to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care from 7.30 at Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone. The programme includes works by Corelli, Bach, Purcell, Pachabel and Handel. Tickets cost £8 and will be available on the door. Further information from 020 8368 5314.

Musicians Benevolent Fund - Memorial Concert - 12 July

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A concert to celebrate the life of the renowned soprano Elizabeth Schwarzkopf DBE (1915 - 2006) will take place at Wigmore Hall. This musical tribute will include performances by Joan Rodgers CBE, Elizabeth Leonskaja and Stephan Genz with works by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Wolf. Tickets from £12. Profits to be donated to the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

Unicef - Chibuku Shake Shake @ Herbal - 7 July

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Chibuku Shake Shake rolls up to Herbal combining the best of house, breaks, disco, hip hop, electro, tech-house and more from 9pm til 3am. Tickets £5 before 10pm, £7 advance, £10 on the door. All proceeds go towards the Lake of Stars festival. Strictly no dress code.

Anthony Nolan Trust - Stellar Fundraiser - 7 July

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Stellar presents the first of a series of fundraisers for the Anthony Nolan Trust at the Windmill. The line up includes The Runners, The Grams, My Psychoanalyst, Optimists, Saul Bliss, Adam Nyquist (Jambasha). Tickets cost £5 in advance.

Practical Action - Farm Fest London Launch - 6 July

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Farm Fest is a charity festival, now in its second year, which takes place on a farm in Sommerset on 28, 29 July. The proceeds go to Practical Action, a registered charity which provides simple technological solutions to problems in less developed countries. The London launch takes place at the Windmill in Brixton and features The Matadors, The Late Greats, Pinstripes and the Runaway Brigade. Tickets cost £4.

Kanu Heart Foundation - Shine Concert - 6 July

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Check out the new Indigo2 venue (formerly the Dome) for the Shine Concert. The line up includes N Dubz and the best of new urban talent to raise money for the Kanu Heart Foundation. Tickets cost £15 standing, £20 seated.

Unicef - Versus & Lake of Stars - 6 July

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A gig at the Rhythm Factory to raise money for the Lake of Stars festival in Malawi in the autumn. The line up includes Capitve State, Black Cherry, Eskimo Squad... and more. Tickets cost £7 in advance, £10 on the door.

Restoration of Chiswick House - House Festival - 5 July

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Soho House presents a fabulous charity festival from 3pm til midnight at Chiswick House. The line up includes Lily Allen, Natasha Beddingfield, Jamie Cullum, Dragonette, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Feeling, The Geek Squad, The Hoosiers and the Magic Numbers. Tickets cost £150 and the proceeds go towards the Restoration of Chiswick House and Gardens.

The Bodytree - 1 Mic Night - 5 July

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An inspirational night of music and comedy and dance at Wiltons, the oldest surviving Music Hall, to raise money for the Bodytree. The line up includes Tina Grace (lead singer for Nitin Sawhney), Nathan Caton (comedian), Accordi (string quartet) and Danny Heart (singer/songwriter). Tickets cost £20 or £15 in advance.

VSO - Vivid Sound Off - 5 July

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Charity Gigs Yeah present Seven Ball, Volcanoes, Bags Down Get Out at the Windmill, Brixton, to raise money for VSO. VSO's unique approach to international development is founded on volunteers, working together and with local communitites to fight poverty and achieve lasting change. Advance tickets £3.

Ovarian Cancer Action - Nivea Funny Women Awards - 2 July

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Check out the best and brightest new female comedic talent at the final of the Nivea Funny Women Awards at the Comedy Store London. Tickets cost £12.50, with the proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer Action.

Macmillan Cancer Support - sponsored Zipline - 1 July

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Ever wanted to to enjoy the ultimate challenge of sliding at speed, 25 metres above the pitch at West Hall United Football stadium? Well now you can!  Take part in this exhilarating once in a lifetime experience and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. It costs £15 to register and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. Get in touch with the team on 020 8563 9699 or download an application form.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer - A Night in Fashion - 28 June

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Part of the Tower Music Festival, this ultimate night in fashion, featuring Helena Christensen, Erin O'Connor, Lizzy Jagger, Viven Solari, Cecilia Chancellor and Jade Parfitt wearing iconic outfits by top designers, will be the first time that London has hosted a select public show where global icons model together on one night. The event will support two charities, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and The Everyman Male Cancer Campaign. Tickets from £50.

Music 4 Children - Charity Livestyle - 28 June

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The Bedford at Balham presents their Charity Livestyle event to raise money for Music 4 Children, a charity that uses music to raise money for underprivileged children. The line up for this event includes Jamie Woon, Billy Page and Rodney Branigan. Entrance is FREE.

Wateraid - Comedy Night - 25 June

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The Soho Comedy Club is hosting a Charity Comedy Night at the Roundhouse pub, St Martin's Court, near Leicester Square tube. The night features current circuit comics doing cover versions of their comedy heros. Eg Chuquai Billy as Richard Pryor, Andrew Watts and Toby French as Pete and Dud, Caroline Clifford as Margaret Cho...and more. Tickets cost £5 of which 100% goes Wateraid. Doors open at 8.00.

Medicins du Monde - Charity Fundraiser - 24 June

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A charity music night at The Spitz to raise funds for a London to Paris bike ride to support Medicins du Monde. Bands include Fallen View, Anil and Rhys Lonnen and more to be confirmed. Tickets costs £7.50.

Wezimbabwe - Zimarts - 23 June

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A sensational night of top Zimbabwean jazz, afro and rock; with cameo links from Zimbabwe's top theatrical, comic and spoken word talent. Top DJs then spin great tunes until 2am. Wezimbabwe is a registered charity formed by Zimbabweans in the UK in 2001. Tickets for the event at London ULU, Mallet Street, London cost £13.50.

 

Amnesty International - Dvorak - 23 June

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A concert in aid of Amnesty International. Dvorak's Czech Suite, Op. 39, Cello Concerto, Op. 104. Featuring Jane Hyland (cello), Lionel Friend (conductor), and Orchestra della Liberta. Entrance £10 on the door (under 16s free) 7.30 at All Saints Church, Rosendale Road West, Dulwich, SE21.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Garden Sculpture Exhibition - 23, 24 June

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A & K Wilson Gallery Ltd are holding a Garden Sculpture Exhibition at Bride Hall in Hertfordshire on Sat 23 and Sun 24 June. Privately owned, the outstanding gardens are only opened on rare occasions. With parts dating back to c1150, Bride Hall is a stunning old country house in the picturesque village of Ayot St Lawrence, Herts. Tickets cost £7.50 per person and the proceeds along with the commission from sculpture sales will go to Macmillan Cancer Support and Grove House Hospice.

African Pulse - Southern African Party Night - 22 June

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Rise Kagona of legendary Zimbabwean band, The Bhundu Boys, who supported Madonna at Wembley in 1987, will be headling a charity event at Twickenham music venue Filthy's at The Red Lion. Entry costs £5 and the proceeds go to African Pulse, a charity helping AIDS sufferers in South Africa.

Ovarian Cancer Action - Menopause the Musical - 21 June

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Come to a special performance of Menopause the Muscial in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action. 25 classic songs including the Motown favourite "My Thighs" and the disco hit "Stayin Awake, Stayin Awake". "This is a warm-hearted show, bouncy and frivolous" The Times Online. Tickets for the event cost £40 and are available from the Shaw Theatre box office.

Rainbow Trust - 80s Pop Heaven - 21 June

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80s Pop Heaven is back for the second year, and bringing with it an amazing host of 80s activities, music and games to keep even the most die-hard of 80s fans entertained. The event, at Tiger Tiger in London, costs £10 in advance or £15 on the door and is being organised to raise money for Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, supporting families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

NCH - Charity Fashion Show - 21 June

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Gina Conway Aveda Salons Ltd is teaming up with leading eco-fashion designers to showcase the latest in hair fashion at the annual Gina Conway Charity Fashion Show. The show will take place at Westbourne Grove Church in Kensington and will raise money for Trees for Life and the NCH Children's Charity. Tickets are only £20 and include a champagne reception, canapes and goody bag.

Marie Curie Cancer Care - Unsigned - 21 June

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Another FREE night at the Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch. This time the bands raising money for charity are the Dufflefolks and the Alexandria Quartet and the deserving charity is Marie Curie Cancer Care. DJs for the evening are Ryan King and Ralph Harvey. More details to follow on the Unsigned myspace page.

Prospect Burma - Summer Event - 19 June

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Prospect Burma, a UK registered educational charity, is hosting a summer event to mark Aung San Suu Kyi's 62nd birthday. She has now been under house arrest for almost 12 years, and supports the charity with funds from her Nobel Peace Prize. Education inside Burma is in a state of crisis and the charity offers scholarships to over 200 Burmese students. Tickets cost £35 and include canapes and wine. More information from information@prospectburma.org or 020 73710887.

Refugee Council - It's no laughing matter - 18 June

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The Refugee Council's fantastic comedy night is back at London's Comedy Store, with an amazing line-up of comedians who will be "standing up" for refugee rights. It's no laughing matter staring Alistair Barrie, Jeff Innocent, Shappi Khorsandi, Joe K and Paul Thorne, costs £20. Tickets available from The Refugee Council on 020 7346 6737. According to Time Out this event is "An annual treat".

London Chest Hospital - Summer Fair - 17 June

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The London Chest Hospital at Barts is holding a Summer Fair in the hospital grounds between 12.00 and 5.00pm. Entrance 40p. Entertainment includes beer marquee, bouncy castle, raffles, reiki BBQ, tombola and live bands.

Oxfam - Charity Garden Party - 16 June

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Charity Party in a pub in Wandsworth to raise £1500 for Oxfam. Tickets cost £12 and includes a DJ (and possibly a jazz band), a spit roast buffet and cheap drinks. For more details email summerpartylondon@gmail.com.

 

Oxfam - OXJAM - 16 June

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The Tap 'n' Tin, Chatham, Kent is holding an OXJAM music event for Oxfam. The line up includes The Long Weekend, Maker, What Would Jesus Drive, Here be Monsters, James Doyle, and Bertie Basset and his Basset Band. Tickets cost £4 and the gig will be between 12.00pm and 6.00pm. OXJAM is gonna be happening all over the country soon so anyone interested in putting on a music event should contact the Kent Oxjam organiser.

Diabetes UK - Quiz Night - 15 June

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"A quizzical looking quiz....WD-40 for your mind". Exercise your brain and raise money for Diabetes UK at Liberties Bar, 100 Camden High Street from 7.00 pm. Tickets cost £5 BUT mention Gigs4charity on the door and get in for £3 and get a free raffle ticket.

The Joshua Foundation - Got Rhythm? - 14 June

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One off charity fundraiser at Aldgate East's Rhythm Factory to raise money for The Joshua Foundation which provides holidays and experiences for children and their families where the child is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Entry £6 after 10.00 and £5 before or with Myspace cheaplist. Bands include Littl'ans, Captain Dangerous, Beans on Toast,  Cameron James, Joseph, and Maria and the Diamonds.

Lyric Hammersmith - HaHaHammersmith Benefit gig - 10 June

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HaHaHammersmith is the Lyric's annual comedy fundraiser, providing vital support for the work they do on and off the stage. This year the line up includes Richard Herring, Al Murray - Pub Landlord, Russell Howard, Stewart Lee, Jan Raven, Robin Ince, Alfie Brown and Ayesha Hazarika. Plus music from Mitch Benn and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Tickets from £15.

Harris HospisCare - Music for Midsomer - 9 June

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Light, popular and classical music at SJ John URC, Lynwood Grove, Orpington, 7.30 - 9.30, in aid of Harris HospisCare. Tickets cost £8 and include a glass of wine and nibbles. Contact Elizabeth Mace: 01689810795.

Macmillan Cancer Support - Sophia - 8 June

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Sophia will be playing a stripped down acoustic show (guitar, piano, drums) featuring the highly acclaimed 2007 album "Technology Won't Save Us". Support comes from Snidey, These Rough Notes, Lapland and DFAD (Death for a Day). All in all a rather eclectic night at the Spitz which will also include sets by Crumpet, Ipswich's finest DJ. Tickets cost £5 and proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sense - Laughing Boy Comedy Club - 7 June

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The Laughing Boy Comedy Club at AKA London in association with Off The Kerb is raising money for Sense, the deafblind charity. Tickets cost £10. Starring Adam Hills, Mike Wilmot, Richard Morton (MC) and Chris McCausland. 020 7836 0110 for more info.

World Environment Day Trust - WED Concert - 5 June

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The World Environment Day Trust are holding a concert at KoKo, Camden to celebrate World Environment Day and to help fund five environmental charities. The star-studded line up includes Phil Kay and the GuiLLeMots and the tickets are a snip at £15.

Voluntario Global - Comedy and a Cause - 3 June

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Proceeds from this gig will fund a UK specialist performing arts practitioner to travel to Buenos Aires to run workshops with children in some of the city's poorest shanty towns. The workshops will be run as part of Volunario Global's program. The event will take place at Juno at 8.00, doors open @ 7.00, and tickets cost £10. The line up includes MC Tiernan Douieb, Christian Lee (star of Sky1's Max Magic), Luke Toulson (Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 07), Holly Walsh, Dan Hoy, David Whitney and Maureen Younger. DJ Nova will be playing Latin flavoured jazz, funk and soul grooves.

Cancer Research UK - Charities Philharmonia - 2 June

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Charities Philharmonia is a newly formed orchestra of professional musicians and selected graduates from the London College of Music, directed by award winning conductor Michael Alexander Young. This concert at St John's, London SW1P 3HPA will be raising money for Cancer Research UK. The programme includes Rachmaninov, Symphony No 2; Stravinsky, The Firebird (Suite); and Debussy's Prelude a l'apres- midi d'un faune. Tickets cost between £10 - £20 from Marie Claire on 07842 910883.

The Children's Society - Unsigned Night - 31 May

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Unsigned is a NEW monthly night at the Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch. Each month the night will be supporting a different charity, and will showcase a selection of unsigned bands and up & coming DJs. Entrance is FREE, FREE, FREE. This month the chosen charity is The Children's Society and the bands are The Buffalo Club, Bridget Perise, Profound Sound and DJ Ralph Harvey. Its gonna be good...

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - Kylie Minogue Charity Party - 28 May

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Fans of Kylie Minogue have got together to organise a charity party to raise £1,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. There will be Kylie Minogue related raffles and auctions on the night at The Gardening Club, Covent Garden, from 6pm - 10pm. Entry £5 on the door. Donations welcome at www.bmycharity.com/kylieminogue

WaterAid - All day Concert - 28 May

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Come to Clockwork on Pentonville Street, Islington for 12 hours of acoustic performers, bands and World Music Percussion and raise money for WaterAid. For more details and to buy tickets visit www.justgiving.com/waterangel  or contact the organiser on 07763186243.

Various Charities - Unplanned Afternoons #27 - 27 May

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Unplanned Afternoons goes on holiday!  Join Prolix and the crew for Unplanned by the Sea................at a secret location. Details to follow.

Unicef - Lake of Stars @ The Big Chill Bar - 27 May

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Lake of Stars @ the Big Chill Bar, Dray Walk, off Brick Lane, raising money and awareness for the Lake of Stars festival in Malawi in the autumn. Staring Wildcat 74/7 (Lake of Stars), Eric Soul (Afrogroov), Paddy Freeform (Universal Vibes), Sarah Sweeney (Chibuku Shake Shake) and Charlie (Lake of Stars). All day bank holiday special, 12.30pm - 1am. FREE entry. Expect woreld, soul, reggae, funk, hip hop, broken beat and more....

The MS Society - Swing for the Swim - 26 May

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A Ratpack inspired evening of music and entertainment in aid of Multiple Sclerosis research staring Andy Abrahams (X Factor), Liane Carroll (BBC Jazz Vocalist of the Year) and Alice Russell. The event takes place at the Mermaid Theatre and all proceeds go to the Mermaids for MS appeal. Tickets cost from £30.

Unicef - Lake of Stars @ Lockside Lounge - 26 May

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Universal Vibes presents Lake of Stars @ Lockside Lounge, Camden Lock, raising money and awareness for the Lake of Stars festival in Malawi in the autumn. Staring Earl Gateshead (trojan records), Eric Soul (Afrogroov), Paddy Freeform (Universal Vibes), Sarah Sweeney (Chibuku Shake Shake) and Charlie (Lake of Stars). From 4pm-2am. FREE before 8pm, £3 afterwards.

Cancer Counselling Trust - Evening of Song Concert - 24 May

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At 7.30 on 24 May four professional soloist will perform a range of arias and classical favourites from operas such as La Traviata and Carmen. The Guardian's in-house choir will also perform a variety of choral works. Tickets £10 on the door, all proceeds go to support The Cancer Counselling Trust. The venue is St Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, Primrose Hill, NW3. More details from Sasha on 020 7704 1137.

Reprieve - Gallows Humour - 23 May

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An exciting night of stand up and music staring Mark Thomas, Robin Ince, Kevin Eldon, Shappi Korsandi and Beergut 100 (featuring Bill Bailey) at the Bloomsbury Theatre to raise money for Reprieve the charity that fights for the lives of people facing the death penalty or other human right violations. Tickets cost £30 or £25 from the Theatre box office or from 02073888822.

Children's Fund at Barts - Charity Night @ the Comedy Cafe - 22 May

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Make sure you are free for the Charity Night @ the Comedy Cafe. BAFTA Award winner and host of the popular TV series "They think it is all over" Lee Mack will appear on stage along with fellow comedians Rob Rouse, Greg Davis and Jeremy O'Donnell. The night promises to be a celebration of the ridiculously silly, occasionally foppish but always entertaining; these top comedians will be bringing in the laugher to help raise money for the local children's hospital at Whitechapel. Tickets cost £12 or £18 with food. Book by 16 May to ensure a place.

Crusaid - Caberet in Caberet - 21 May

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Late-night cabaret by the cast of the West End hit "Caberet". Organised by Theatrecares working in partnership with Crusaid to raise money for people affected by HIV and AIDS. The show starts at 11.30 pm at the Guanabara Bar. Tickets £14 on the door.

Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets - Evening Party - 15 May

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The Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets will be holding a fundraising evening at the Yi-Ban Chinese Restuarant, Royal Albert Docks, E16. The programme for the evening includes a delicious Chinese meal and dancing. For more information see www.thchinese.org.uk

 

For Dementia - Laughter is the Best Medicine - 14 May

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The annual For Dementia Comedy Night, Laughter is the Best Medicine, is taking place at The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon Street, London. Starring Lee Mack, Electric Forecast, Geoff Whiting, Elizabeth Kuyper, Nick Doody, Ayesha Hazarika and Silky (MC). Tickets cost £15.

St Christopher's Hospice - Dulwich Symphony Concert - 12 May

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Part of the Dulwich Festival, at All Saints' Church, West Dulwich, SE21, this concert to raise money for St Christopher's Hospice will include music from Finzi and Elgar. Costs £8 and £5, children under 13 free. For more details and to order tickets ring 07773 381562.

Women in Ethiopia - Dream Kontrol fundraising event - 9 May

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Dream Kontrol are kindly donating the takings from their gig at The 333, Old Street to raise money for training courses for women in Jimma, Ethiopia. Each 2-day course costs £230 for 50 students and gives women from small remote villages a chance to learn about basic but vital facts on how to make life healthier and safer for their families. Admission £4.50 with flyer from www.myspace.com/dreamkontrol.

SAS - More Plastic than Plankton - 9 -22nd May

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Surfers against Sewage  are supporting artist Lou McCurdy's installation at the Brighton Fishing Museum, 201 Kings Road, between 9 and 22 May. The exhibition, the first ever environmental exhibition for the Brighton Fringe Festival, shows work made from a year's worth of beach collecting. From the plastic flotsam - rope, nylon fishing nets, plastic bottles etc - she has built an extraordinarily beautiful and disturbing world, discovering dreamlike shapes and rew resonances in the old discarded items. Admission is FREE.

WORLDwrite - Salsa night - 5 May

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The grooviest friendliest Salsa Fiesta is coming to the Fopp, 220 Tottenham Court Road. Learn some salsa sways from the legendary Milo - recommended by Timeout. £5 entry fee. All proceeds go to WORLDwrite, a development charity that champions global equality.

The Samaritans - The Great British Indie Air Guitar Showcase - 5 May

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Feeling Gloomy Proudly Presents The Great British Indie Air Guitar Showcase at Islington Bar Academy. Come and play your heart out to your favourite indie tunes and raise money for The Samaritans at the same time. Advance tickets £8 from www.IndieAirGuitar.com or 0870 060 0110.

Unicef - Lake of Stars at Fabric - 3 May

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Lake of Stars takes over Fabric on Thursday 3 May with Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Annie Mac (Radio 1), Rob da Bank (Radio 1/Bestival), Four Tet and many, many more. Tickets cost £12 in advance.

Shelter - Architect in the House - 1 May - 25 June

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From 1 May you can register for the RIBA scheme which enables you to discuss the design potential and eco-credentials of your home with a local architect, who will give you an hour-long consultation in return for a minimum donation to Shelter of £40. The 2007 theme of Architecture Week is How Green is our Space? focusing on critical issues of climate change and sustainability and aiming to inspire people to think creatively about the spaces around them Architecture week runs from 15-25 June.

Leukaemia Research - Comedy Cabaret - 28 April

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Comedy Cabaret at Heads & Tails, 62 West Smithfield, will deliver the very best in comedy and cabaret entertainment including Carl Donnelly (Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2006), the fantastic Greg McHugh, Daniel Kerry (of Aardsvark Productions) and Evie Anderson, an opera singer who "stumbled upon comedy". Also incorporating "Your line or mine" a sell-out improvised comedy show from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006 and the Channel Hoppers. Tickets cost £20 from the Abandon Theatre Company. Proceeds go to the Leukaemia Research charity.

Cancer Research UK - Black Diamond Ball - 27 April

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The Cancer Research UK Spring Ball Committee are proud to present another glamorous event - the Black Diamond Ball - at the breathtaking New Connaught Rooms. The evening features a champagne and martini reception, a three course meal including half a bottle of wine per head, a live band and a DJ til 3am. A fabulous night of glitz and glamour for a very reasonable £60. Get your tickets now!

The Kemet Foundation - Future/Retro - 22 April

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Nick Reeve Music presents Future/Retro at the Bedford, Balham raising money for The Peter Culverhouse Memorial Trust and the Kemet Foundation in Ghana. Tickets for this fabulous event with 7 artists, a DJ and special guests cost £10 and will help raise money for two very worthy causes.

Various Charities - Unplanned Afternoons #26 - 22 April

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