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Summer Swing at Kew

kew.jpgThe Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in west London is the place to go for plant lovers in the capital with its gardens receiving around 1.5 million visitors a year. Its not only horticulture that Kew uses to draw people in, this month they have their Summer Swing live music series on from 10-14 July. Its a varied programme and tickets are priced between £29-£35, if the weather improves a little it should be a great place to watch an outdoor show on a summer evening, here’s what’s on.

10 July – Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra + Lulu, Gilson Lavis, Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall Jools Holland and his 18-piece orchestra are meant to be superb, here with lots of guest vocalists.

11 July – The Music of Dirty Dancing A company of top West End singers, dancers and live band perform all 26 songs from the hit show.

12 July – Björn Again + The AllStars A double bill featuring the top ABBA tribute band and a group of Europe’s finest session musicians.

13 July – Eliades Ochoa +Buena Fe The Buena Vista Social Club’s Eliades Ochoa is supported by Cuba’s hottest new band Buena Fe.

14 July – Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra