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The Scoop is hosting free mini music festivals on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in July.

The Scoop is the sunken amphitheatre on the south side of the Thames Path next to City Hall and near to Tower Bridge. The free music festivals are a great fun way to pass some time whilst on the London South Bank while enjoying the great weather we are having at the moment!

The programme for the mini music festivals covers jazz, pop, funk, folk and up-and-coming bands

visit www.morelondon.com/thescoop for the full programme of events.

St. James’s Piccadilly in London is a church that was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1684, it is often named as his favorite building.

St. James’s hosts free lunchtime recitals of classical music that start at 1.10pm an are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These free recitals usually last about 50 minutes.

For more information visit www.st-james-piccadilly.org

South west London will be playing host to the Putney Music Festival. The festival will be in its 12th year and will take place from 27 to 29 March 2009 coinciding with the Oxford and Cambridge Boat race that will start at Putney bridge.

A french food market and hog roast will accompany the 3 days of festivities and about 20 venues will have live music all day and night.

Seeing the live music at the venues will be free though some may charge later on in the evening

For more information please visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk

Every Saturday afternoon at the Notting Hill Arts Club, Rough Trade hosts a showcase of live bands from 4pm to 8pm. and at 8pm you can pay to stay on for some top DJ’s playing funky beats and tunes.

For more details visit www.nottinghillartsclub.com

Every Friday evening the National Portrait Gallery allows customers to enjoy art an live music for free from 6.30pm

Music plays in various rooms of the National Portrait Gallery and booking is not necessary. The music is usually classical or smooth jazz

For more details www.npg.org.uk/whatson/

The nearest tube is Charing Cross

The Hayward on the Southbank is having live poetry readings for children and live music at 5pm on Thursday 19th February to Saturday 21st February.
This will be a great little event where you can watch the sun set over the London skyline and entry is free

For more information visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Every Sunday at the Durrell Arms in Fulham live jazz is performed by Jazz Trio The Anthony Allstars.

The evening kicks off at about 7.30pm

The closest tube stop is Parsons Green and for more information call 020 7736 3014.

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