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Arcadia London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park until Sunday 6 May 2018

Arcadia London is an immersive festival, fusing monumental spectacle, high octane performance and thunderous bass into a spellbinding sensory experience. 👀 ☀️

Explore the festival as sun soaked bass rumbles across three stages, barbeques sizzle and cocktails flow.

Spider and show:
The 50 tonne Arcadia Spider is one of the world’s most iconic festival stages. Built from repurposed military hardware, it is the festival’s main arena and the epicenter of the all engulfing Metamorphosis show.

New reactor stage:
Dark from lunchtime, the brand new 360 degree Reactor is an intense, indoor arena that combines vivid geometric lasers, thrilling performance and slamming basslines.

www.arcadialondon.co.uk

Location:
London Way, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2EE

Times:
12pm – 10:30pm (last entry at 6pm)

Price:
From £60 buy online

OpenFest at Barbican from Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 March 2018

Barbican OpenFest is taking over the Centre and surrounding venues and a great place to get orientated and start your day is Level G of the Barbican Centre. There will be activities, events, pop up performances, free exhibitions and talks. 🎉 🎨 🎶

Take the whole family for a fun day out. You’ll find activities and workshops to keep everyone entertained and learning something new while adventuring around the centre and beyond.

Barbican OpenFest is a Culture Mile event in collaboration with The City of London Corporation, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London. Culture Mile is a destination for culture and creativity in the heart of London’s financial district, bringing the area to life with imaginative collaborations and exciting events.

Lots of the festival is free and drop-in, but there are some events that need to be booked in advance. Plan in advance to find events and activities, both free and paid.

www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/series/barbican-openfest

Location:
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Times:
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 11am-8pm

Price:
Find events, free and paid. Book online.

London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival on Monday 1 January 2018

The London’s New Year’s Day Parade is more fondly known by Londoners as LNYDP. Running alongside the parade is the LNYDP concert series and the Grand Finale of the London International Choral Festival performed in internationally acclaimed music venues across the nation’s capital. 🎉

London, consistently voted as one of the world’s most popular destinations, packed full of landmark buildings, world class tourist attractions, restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and, for the past 30 years,

A far cry from the inaugural parade in 1987 with 2,000 performers, the 2018 Parade promises over 10,000 participants from the USA, UK, Europe and beyond to delight the audience of over 500,000 and our TV audience which reached more than 300,000,000 in 2016.

www.lnydp.com

Location:
Piccadilly, Regent’s Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and central London

Times:
12pm-3:30pm

Price:
Free, grandstand tickets extra

Ice rink at Hampton Court Palace until 7 January 2018

This year there’s a bigger rink for your skating enjoyment, early morning weekend skate sessions, plus a new food offering with the addition of a kid’s menu. ⛸ ❄️ 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 👪 ❤️

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere as the stunning 1040m² ice rink. Skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace. The open-air ice rink epitomises the very best in festive fun.

Be transported to one of the country’s most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace. Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert.

The perfect way to welcome in the winter with family and friends.

www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/explore/hampton-court-palace-ice-rink
www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace

Location:
Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU

Times:
Mon-Thur 11am-9pm (last session 8pm)
Fri 11am-10pm (last session 9pm)
Sat 9am-10pm (last session 9pm)
Sun 9am-9pm (last session 8pm)

Price: book online
Adult £14
Teenage (13-15 years old) £12
Child (3-12 years old) £10
Concession £12.00
Family skate ticket £40

Hyper Japan Christmas at Tobacco Dock until Sunday 26 November 2017

Take in the cultural sights and sounds of HYPER JAPAN, taste some Japanese eats and of course, get your hands on unique Christmas gifts! 🇯🇵 ⛩

Your one-stop experience for all things Japanese in London. Take in the festive atmosphere with family and friends, and share your passion for J-culture!

Learn about Japanese traditional culture, and enjoy live performances from various artists. Savour everything from sake to sushi and sweets. Try crafts or watch martial arts. Learn some Japanese, or get travel advice about your trip to Japan!

www.hyperjapan.co.uk

Location:
Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF

Times:
Sat 09:00 – 15:00
Sat 15:30 – 21:00
Sun 09:00 – 18:00

Price:
From £15 book online

Winterville (with Street Feast) at Clapham Common until 1 January 2018

Featuring Clapham Common’s first outdoor Ice Rink, Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden, Plonk Golf, a Fairground, a Roller Disco, a Special Family Christmas Show, a Market filled with creations from independent designers and various themed bars. 🎡 🍹 🍺 👪 💋 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 ⛸ ❄️

Spiegeltent will host cabaret, bingo, club nights, kids raves, brass bands, Mexican wrestling, choirs and the Mimi & The Mountain Dragon family Christmas show. Expect a completely different festive experience.

Street Feast are curating all the food and drink, showcasing a sensational selection of street food from some of London’s best traders.

www.winterville.co.uk

Location:
Winterville, Clapham Common, London SW4 9DE

Times:
Mon – Thu 11:30am – 10pm
Fri 11:30am – 10:30pm
Sat 10:30 – 10:30pm
Sun 10:30 – 10pm

Price:
Free except after 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays when it’s £3 payable on the door

Tower Skate ice skating at Tower Hill until 2 January 2018

Enjoy classic ice skating at London’s most iconic historical landmark as a backdrop – you’re actually in it with views of the River Thames and The Shard! As you glide around the rink, take in the magic and ambience of the castle it really is a unique and unforgettable setting. ⛸ ❄️ 🏰 🇬🇧 👪 👩‍👧 💑

There’s something for everyone whether you are a novice or an expert, new this year try the early morning sessions – perfect for little skaters and families, leading into picturesque afternoons and bustling evenings.

Early Birds
New for this year, Tower of London Ice Rink has two early morning sessions at 9am and 10am on Saturdays and Sundays and daily from December 18. With little penguin skate aids available to lend a helping hand, they’re great for novices and young children, and they’re open to all ages.

Skate & Prosecco Ticket
Add extra sparkle to the festive skating experience with a glass or fizz. The Tower of London Ice Rink is offering the special ticket which includes an ice skating session and a mini bottle of Prosecco in the Café Bar for £22 – a fabulous idea for a date or mates’ night out and the views are just beautiful.

We Are Family
Skating at Tower of London Ice Rink is a fantastic fun day out for all ages so take all the family and create special festive memories! It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never been on the ice before – the little penguins are there to help! – or you’re an expert, everyone will love it.

Family Ticket
There’s a discounted family ticket too, priced £42 for two adults and two children, or one adult and 3 children.

www.toweroflondonicerink.co.uk
www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london

Location:
Tower Hill, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB

Times:
Various

Price:
From £12.50 book online

Poster Girls a century of art and design at London Transport Museum

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have made to poster design over the last one hundred years. With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition attempts to recognise some of these forgotten design heroines and reveal the hidden stories behind their work. 💁

Poster Girls – a century of art and design will feature some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known individuals who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.

Starting in the early 1900s the exhibition will take a broadly chronological approach, moving through the decades to contemporary times, unearthing how each era influenced the artists’ stylistic approach and highlighting the role played by London Transport in commissioning female talent.

www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions

Doors:
10:00 – 18:00

Location:
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Price:
£17.50 various discounts available, book online (includes entry to the museum)

Power UP at Science Museum / until Tuesday 31 October 2017

Back by popular demand for a second year. Filling the museum to the brim with retro games and 180 consoles to give everyone the chance to Power UP and game on. 🎮 👾

This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event will feature the best video games and consoles from the past four decades. From Pong to Pac-Man and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone—whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just to get competitive.

Play against friends and family with multiplayer showdowns, relive your childhood favourites and test out some of the latest virtual reality experiences at this ultimate gaming extravaganza.

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/power-up

Times:
Open daily 10.00–18.00
School holidays 10.00–19.00

Location:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Tickets:
From £8 for a session, book online

The Terrible Infants @ Wilton’s Music Hall / until 28th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7.30pm (3pm Wednesday and Saturday matinees)

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London E1 8JB

www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/331-the-terrible-infants

Les Enfants Terribles bring their multiple award-winning show, The Terrible Infants to the magical surroundings of Wiltons Music Hall for the first time.

Based upon a series of twisted tales, this fantastic spectacle blends puppetry, live music and story-telling into a highly sensory theatrical feast suitable for big kids and small grown-ups! Featuring narration from Dame Judi Dench.

Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum, Thingummyboy, with a face even his mother forgets, Little Linena, the material girl and of course little Tilly and her terrible tail. Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, magical piece of performance.

This unforgettable 10th anniversary production follows the huge success of The Trench, The Vaudevillains and the Olivier Award-nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground.

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