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Final preparations for MOBO Awards

Krept and Konan will perform at the ceremony Credit: PA

Final checks are under way ahead of this evening's MOBO awards. The urban music awards are returning to London after a gap of five years.

We are thrilled to have the awards returning home this year, even more so after our newly signed three-year agreement with ITV a few weeks ago.

– KANYA KING MBE, FOUNDER OF THE MOBOS

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Queen guitarist loans rare photographs to Tate Britain

Dr Brian May at a festival last month Credit: DyD Fotografos/Geisler-Fotopress/DPA/Press Association Images

Astronomer, Queen guitarist and Londoner Dr Brian May has lent a rare collection of Victorian stereographic photographs to Tate Britain.

They are featured in the exhibition 'Poor man's picture gallery': Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography until 12th April 2015.

This is the first display in a major British art gallery devoted to the 19th Century craze of three-dimensional photography, known as stereography.

DJs from Bermondsey become first to headline at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden is one of the world's most famous venues. Credit: Reuters

Three DJs from Bermondsey will make a piece of music history tonight when they become the first British DJs to headline at New York's Madison Square Garden. Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki who make up the group Above & Beyond will perform a one-off gig at the legendary venue this evening.

The Garden is famous for hosting major sporting events including two fights between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the 70s as well as basketball and ice hockey games. 18,000 fans will be at tonight's gig.

Their music became big in the US after they launched a weekly club music webcast show. They have also been signed up to perform at Sydney's New Year celebrations.

North London children wanted for open auditions

Credit: The Railway Children/Runaway Entertainment

Children from North London are being invited to audition for a stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children. The production will be performed in a 1,000-seat purpose-built theatre complete with railway track at King’s Cross. Auditions take place today at Jacksons Lane Arts Centre in Highgate. Producers are looking for boys and girls to make up the children's ensemble and want to cast locally to the theatre.

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