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Tuesday, December 18 2012

Horniman Museum and Gardens / Tuesday 18th December 2012


Daily 10:30 – 17:30 (closed 24 – 26 December)

Monday – Saturday 7:30 – sunset
Sunday 8:00 – sunset (closed 25 December)

@ Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ


Free entry

Founded in 1901, the Horniman Museum and Gardens in south London houses nationally regarded collections in anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, as well as an aquarium.

With over 16 acres of landscaped gardens offering dramatic views of London, and a year-round programme of exhibitions, activities and events, the Horniman offers visitors of all ages an inspiring window on the world.

Monday, December 17 2012

Treasures Collection @ Natural History Museum / Monday 17th December 2012


Open: 10:00 – 17:30

@ Natural History Museum, Cadogan Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Free entry


Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery will show 22 special exhibits chosen from 70 million specimens and artefacts in our collections. Each has a fascinating story to tell and was selected by our scientists to represent the Museum’s scientific, aesthetic, historical, social and cultural worth. They span 4.5 billion years of nature.

Sunday, December 16 2012

A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance @ Tate Modern / until 1st April 2013


Open: Check the website
Sunday – Thursday 0:00 – 18:00
Friday – Saturday 10:00–22.00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Entry: £10 book


This exhibition will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting since 1950. Contrasting key paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney, the exhibition considers two different approaches to the idea of the canvas as an arena in which to act: one gestural, the other one theatrical. The paintings of the Vienna Actionists or the Shooting Pictures of Niki de St Phalle will be re-presented within the performance context that they were made, and juxtaposed with works by artists such as Cindy Sherman or Jack Smith that used the face and body as a surface, often using make-up in work dealing with gender role-play. The exhibition proposes a new way of looking at the work of a number of younger artists whose approach to painting is energised by these diverse historical sources, drawing upon action painting, drag and the idea of the stage set.

Saturday, December 15 2012

Night Slugs Allstars Winter Rave @ XOYO / Saturday 15th December 2012


Doors: 21:00 – 03:00

@ XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AP

Entry: £12 book online

The Night Slugs crew are back at east London turf for an all-out, All Stars party.

The core crew L-VIS, BOK BOK, GIRL UNIT and JAM CITY are joined by a very special guest the mighty and ever inspiring SOUNDSTREAM playing live.

L-VIS 1990
Special Guest – SOUNDSTREAM live


Friday, December 14 2012

Protein Christmas Market @ Hewett Street / from Friday 14th December to Sunday 16th December 2012


Friday 12:00-18:00
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-18:00

@ Protein, Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN

Free entry


Get ready for Mince pie popcorn, edible Christmas cards, Bompas & Parr ouija board tea towels, Choco Smoked Walnut, super special Christmas pudding from St. John, mouth watering pickles, sriracha, kimchi and jerky from F.A.T., bad boi salami hampers, world’s best food magazines, bottled Christmas booze, craft beer and fine wines, Good & Proper Tea and much more!

Thursday, December 13 2012

Joy of Sketch @ Bloomsbury Theatre / Thursday 13th December 2012


From: 19:30

@ Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH

Tickets: from £10 book


The glitzy sketch comedy extravaganza is back! Following a West End blow-out, two Udderbelly shows and a bunch of Edinburgh gigs, The Joy of Sketch makes its way to the Bloomsbury Theatre for a big old Christmas bash. Presented by Time Out Live and Pleasance.

Line up:
Idiots of Ants
The Penny Dreadfuls
Two Episodes of Mash
Max & Ivan
The Beta Males
Cariad Lloyd
Pattie Brewster
Richard Sandling as Spak Whitman

Wednesday, December 12 2012

Eve of Destruction @ The Arches / until Friday 21st December 2012


Open: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 23:00

@ The Arches, under the East London line, 347-349 Old Street, London EC1V 9LP

Free entry


EndoftheLine welcomes the coming apocalypse, a purge of the greedy and the wicked, ushering in an age of Zombified corpses, tormented souls floating in Limbo and Demons ravaging the world of man. We were the Lost generation, Disenfranchised youth at odds with the world. Our Artform unleashed through the twisted streets of London, the Darkness craves the Light! Angels and Demons, Heroes and Kings. The Endless battle of Light and Dark played out before your eyes, ‘The End Is Nigh’.

As we reach the Year of our Destruction, the moment of our great demise, we call on the services of mystical artists to wage war on the undead and bloodthirsty Lizards flooding the planet. Only by uniting these artists, a suicide squad; sent to destroy, can we prevent the hundred year darkness, Hell on Earth and the destruction of civilisation. The Order of the Sword, killer of Empires, our only salvation against this war of terror controlled from the shadows by powerful Demons.

Monday, December 10 2012 Competition

The Capture Collective @ London / Ends Friday 21st December 2012






Calling out all budding photographers, its time to get your camera of choice out and shoot.

The Capture Collective a London based photographers movement have set a challenge for you all.
We want our talented readers to get involved and show their skills.
Here is the lowdown:


Digital, film or phone, it doesn’t matter; if you have a camera, you can get involved in The Capture Collective Shootout – London’s only Photography Battle.

What is it?
In a Capture Collective Shootout the public go head to head against other Londoners for a chance to have their photography feature on the walls of The Capture Collective’s first exhibition of 2013 – ‘Graft – The London Hustle’

Participants have one task and one task only, capture ‘Londoners on the job’ in a photograph.

They can share their working perspective or capture a moment in someone else’s working day.

When is it happening?
The public have 3 weeks from the 1st to 21st December to get their perfect shot.

What’s the payoff?
Only 5 will survive the shootout and make it through to our wall of fame.

How do people get involved?
To get involved, head to http://www.TheCaptureCollective.com and enter your email address to receive the brief and get snapping.

Who knows what’s going on?
For more information contact Damola Timeyin at Damola@TheCaptureCollective.com or 07875043794

Eyeskate @ Jubilee Gardens / until 6th Jan 2013


Open: 10:00 – 21:00 check online

@ London Eye, South Bank, London SE1 7PB

Tickets: from around £10.00 book


The open-air Eyeskate rink is situated in Jubilee Gardens, in the shadow of the London Eye. You don’t need to book a flight on the Eye in order to skate but various packages are on offer for those who wish to do so. Sessions last 45 minutes. Under-8s must be accompanied on the ice by an adult.

Sunday, December 9 2012

Winter Wonderland @ Hyde Park / until 6th Jan 2013


Open: 10:00 – 22:00 (except Christmas day)

@ Hyde Park

Free entry (book attractions and rides)

Winter Wonderland is now open! London’s spectacular destination has returned to Hyde Park and it’s all set to whip you up into a festive frenzy.

Over 100 festive rides and attractions will dazzle you throughout the site, tickets will be available from token booths. Make a child’s dream come true at Santa Land, and meet Santa in his famous grotto!

Winter Wonderland is free to enter, so join and enjoy the festive atmosphere. However you will need to buy tickets for the attractions and rides. Tickets for Ice Skating, The Magical Ice Kingdom, the Giant Observation Wheel and Zippos Circus are available to buy in advance.