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Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Will Be Screened Live In London

Muhammad Ali had a strong affinity for London, visiting on many occasions. His first professional fight outside the US took place at Wembley in 1963, in a famous bout against Henry Cooper, followed by a rematch at Highbury three years later. The Standard has an excellent piece on Ali's many other trips to our city, including the memorable 1999 visit to Brixton and the day he dressed up as a City gent.

Muhammad Ali, heavyweight champion, buttons his lip as he appears before Illinois Athletic Commission in Chicago, Feb. 25, 1966. Previously, he?d said imminent army induction was unfair - touching off series of events leading to the commission reconsidering its sanction of Clay?s scheduled title defense later this month. (AP Photo)

Muhammad Ali had a strong affinity for London, visiting on many occasions. His first professional fight outside the US took place at Wembley in 1963, in a famous bout against Henry Cooper, followed by a rematch at Highbury three years later. The Standard has an excellent piece on Ali’s many other trips to our city, including the memorable 1999 visit to Brixton and the day he dressed up as a City gent.

Muhammad Ali’s funeral service is to be streamed live outside The O2 arena in London. The North Greenwich venue will show the event on giant screens by its main entrance from 19:00 BST on 10 June. Those who wish to pay homage to Ali can leave flowers or sign a book of condolence at The O2’s I Am The Greatest exhibition.

Ali, who died on 3 June, had strong ties with London, and is currently the subject of a major exhibition at The O2. His funeral is to take place in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, with actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis among the pallbearers.

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Contemporaries: Art by Focus LDN

Tom Cox and Focus LDN have done it again with an exciting new exhibition, showcasing eight artists and their work in the Old Brompton Gallery from June 21st – 25th. Visitors to the gallery during the exhibition are promised live painting, collaborative works and other events to be announced.

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Summer Solstice at the Shard with Morning Gloryville

Ever fancied seeing in the summer solstice from the Shard? Well, now you can. The immersive morning dance specialists Morning Gloryville will collaborate with The Shard to open the doors at 4.15am on 21st June for Sky High Solstice. It should be stunning if the weather carries on being so clear. Not to say transcendent, as the summer solstice is a celebration that dates back to pre-Christian times.

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Rock the Strand this Thursday 22nd June

Save the date – on Thursday 22nd June from 7.15pm – 10.45pm, Rock the Strand will take place at the Strand Palace Hotel. Curated by industry legend Tony Moore, Rock the Strand will showcase an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Sagardi: Pleasures of the Flesh

SEEN was reminded of what a privilege it is to meet chefs and butchers who are truly passionate and single-minded about the food they prepare and cook. Thus it was at Sagardi in Shoreditch, where the ravenous foodie press was assembled earlier this week, to witness the butchery of, and subsequent cooking over a splendid barbecue grill, of a side of ox.