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War Horse musicians fail to win order over job losses

The five musicians were made redundant from the show's New London Theatre last month. Credit: PA

Five musicians in the West End production of War Horse have failed to win an order preventing the National Theatre replacing them with a pre-recorded soundtrack.

Neyire Ashworth, Andrew Callard, Jonathan Eddie, David Holt and Colin Rae were all made redundant from the show's New London Theatre run last month after their contracts were terminated, and had requested a temporary order preserving their employment until the case could be tried.

However, Mr Justice Cranston said he was not going to grant the group a temporary injunction during the hearing at London's High Court.


Sir Tom Jones to headline summer Hype Park gig

Sir Tom Jones will headline the British Summer Time Gig in Hyde Park, central London this summer.

Sir Tom Jones is currently a coach on the BBC talent show The Voice. Credit: PA Wire

"I love playing in Hyde Park, it's such a beautiful place and so many of the greats have played there. There is a real sense of musical history and a fantastic atmosphere that comes with playing in the middle of a great London park on a wonderful summer evening," Jones said.

Other acts due to perform at the event on Sunday July 13 include Irish band Boyzone, X Factor winners Little Mix and veteran group 10cc.

It was announced yesterday that another music legend Stevie Wonder would be topping the bill at the Calling Festival in Clapham in June.

Stevie Wonder to headline at the Calling Festival

Stevie Wonder has signed up to close the show at the two-day Calling Festival. Credit: PA Wire

Stevie Wonder will perform at the Calling Festival in Clapham Common this summer.

The musician will headline the event on Sunday June 29 with Aerosmith set to be the main attraction the night before.

Live Nation's vice president of promotions Toby Leighton-Pope said: "We're thrilled to welcome Stevie Wonder to Calling Festival. His music is timeless and this show will be one of the highlights of the summer!"

More acts for the two-day festival will be announced in due course, organisers said.


Bar opens with first caricature of Prince George

Is this the first caricature of Prince George? Credit: ITN

Londoner Gerald Scarfe, political cartoonist for The Sunday Times for 47 years and former satirical cartoonist for Punch magazine and Private Eye is to show off his work in a new Soho bar.

The walls of the bar, named after him, will be hung with his characteristic depictions of historical figures and famous faces, including what must be the first caricature of the third in line to the throne, Prince George.

The former Royal college of Art student worked on Walt Disney’s Hercules, he designed and directed the animation sequences for the film of Pink Floyd’s The Walland on television Gerald created the opening title sequences for the classic comedy series, Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.

His latest project sees a series of large murals on the walls of The Rosewood Hotel's Scarfes Bar on High Holborn from today.

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