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ICYMI No.8

Two stellar actors join forces, more rumours surrounding The Stone Roses and Stevie is back this summer; catch up on all the morning’s best bits with ICYMI No.8.

  1. Night Tube set to open in August

Just less than year behind schedule, it’s been reported that TFL have plans to finally open the 24-hour Victoria and Jubilee tube lines this August. Though not confirmed, it’s understood that plans have been drawn up to stagger the opening with only Fridays and Saturdays nights opening on the two lines. The 24-hour service for the Northern, Central and Piccadilly lines will come later in the year. (Source: Evening Standard)

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2. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to star in new play

The X-Men duo have been announced to star in the revival of the Harold Pinter classic, No Man’s Land from August this year. The play will tour the UK before finishing at the Wyndham’s theatre on the 8th September. McKellen and Stewart acted alongside each other when the play opened on Broadway in 2013 with the Lord Of The Rings actor saying “Playing Spooner to Patrick’s Hirst on Broadway was a constant joy, which is why I am delighted to be back with him in the West End.” (Source: The Guardian)

3. Morrissey for London Mayor

The singer Morrissey is supposedly ‘seriously considering’ to run in the upcoming London mayoral race. He was approached to stand for mayor as the Animal Welfare party candidate. The party leader Vanessa Hudson told the BBC: “We’d like to see the mayoral contest include the views of a candidate who would seek to champion London, not only as a world leading city for people but for animal welfare, too.” (Source: BBC)

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4. New material from The Stone Roses, Apparently

22 years after their last record, it’s been reported that legendary Manchester band The Stone Roses are set to release a new album. This will be to coincide with their five upcoming UK gigs later this year. Though the band have yet to confirm the news, it’s been a lively debate on Twitter for a few weeks now, especially after a record shop in Manchester sparked rumours. (Source: The Mirror)

5. Stevie Wonder announces Hyde Park show

It was announced this morning that singer Stevie Wonder will return to the UK this summer as part of the British Summer Time festival. Held at Hyde Park, the Isn’t She Lovely singer will play his masterpiece album Songs In The Key of Life live for the first time. 2016 also marks the album’s 40th Anniversary year. (Source: British Summer Time)

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