Life and Style Millennium Dome, London: The Dome, now the O2 arena, opened in Greenwich in December 2000. Resembles a large circular marquee or giant 'Big Top'. Supported by 12 yellow towers – one for each month of the year. The largest structure of its kind in the world. Made of glass-fibre fabric, it weighs less than the volume of air inside. Greenwich prime meridian passes through its western edge.

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Lady Gaga, O2 Centre, London<br/>Tim Minchin, Brighton Centre, Brighton

I'm completely gaga for Gaga...and believe it or not, she likes me too (and my hair), which is why I was treated to a special two-hour audience

Tim Minchin and His Orchestra, O2 Arena, London

Over the last week critics have showered Tim Minchin in stardust for his musical version of Roald Dahl's Matilda. While I look forward to seeing this fêted show, the prospect of revisiting Minchin's musical comedy hits didn't leave me quite as excited and I found myself leaving his arena show as ambivalent as ever about him.

Suede, 02 Dome, London

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I have seen Arcade Fire in a small church and in a packed Hackney Empire. Now they are bounding onstage at the O2 Arena as if born to the role. Their ascent has been rapid and has been all the more surprising given the peculiarity of their music, a bewildering panoply of strings and things. Significantly, they do not seem out of place here. As an octet, they are not dwarfed by a stage this size. The same applies to their sound.

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Two nights ago, Gorillaz were strutting their stuff at London's O2 Arena. Yesterday morning, not long after Damon Albarn's band had left the stage, work began to prepare the premises for the next headline act on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Titanic artefacts on display

An exhibition of artefacts recovered from the RMS Titanic, which sank almost a century ago, is currently on display in London.

The Black Keys, O2 Brixton Academy, London

Encores aren't what they used to be, except at a Black Keys show. Once upon a time, an encore was reserved for bands who had impressed their fans so much that their crowd would demand them back. Now it's built into a set – whether it's wanted or not – and used by many to slip off home.

Snooker: O'Sullivan powers game into '21st century'

Ronnie O'Sullivan has described winning the inaugural Power Snooker tournament at London's O2 on Saturday as "probably the one [trophy] I've enjoyed the most". The three-times world champion is the figurehead of the new format, which is part of plans to make snooker more popular with television audiences after years of decline.

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Fever Ray, O2 Academy Brixton, London

Tonight's opening track, "If I Had a Heart", begins with a long, sawing build up of noise, before two green lasers shoot out at the crowd. The stage lights up, albeit too dimly to see the performers' faces (and they'll remain shrouded for the entire gig), as a series of old-fashioned lampshades pulse on and off, like jellyfish wafting through a murky sea. The synths wave over you and then the vocals arrive, with a murkiness and muddiness to match. The bass is so loud my nose begins to itch.

Brit Awards go east - to the O2

Leading music event the Brit Awards is to move to London's O2 Arena, leaving its home of more than a decade, it was announced today.

West Ham lead the Olympic stadium race

As the the formal bidding process for taking over the Olympic Stadium opens today, it seems increasingly likely that it will remain a multi-sports venue. West Ham United, in a joint bid with Newham Council, and AEG, the American entertainment group that runs the O2, are the front-runners, with the Olympic Park Legacy Company set to make its decision by April.

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