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Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park until 6 January 2019

Back for 2018 and we think it’s going to be the best year yet! They’ve got lots of new attractions including Peter Pan on Ice, Teletubbies Christmas Show, Ice Sculpting Workshops, and their very own Comedy Club but let’s not forget our returning favourites, including an even bigger ice rink, jaw dropping acts in the Circus MegaDome and so much more. 🎅 🎄 🤶

For over 10 years, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has been spreading the Christmas spirit throughout London. The winter festival has become a landmark event for Londoners and tourists alike. With humble beginnings as an open-air Christmas market in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland has since grown into an extravaganza with ice skating, shows, roller coaster rides, street food stalls, festive bars and live music.

It is still free to enter the Winter Wonderland grounds and take in the joyous atmosphere. With over 100 spectacular rides and attractions, it is no wonder why thousands of visitors return to Winter Wonderland each year to celebrate the Christmas season. Winter Wonderland is located in the heart of London in Hyde Park. As one of the capital’s 8 Royal Parks, Hyde Park is visited by millions of Londoners and tourists every year.

Covering 350 acres, it’s home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers’ Corner and Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

• Skate on the UK’s largest outdoor Ice Rink
• Take a journey into The Magical Ice Kingdom
• Fly on an immersive cinematic adventure with The Snowman™ Experience
• See the classic tale of magic & make-believe with Peter Pan on Ice
• Watch jaw-dropping acts in the Circus Megadome
• Experience spectacular views from The Big Wheel
• Join the family fun with the Teletubbies Christmas Show
• Drink festive cocktails at Bar Ice
• Get the ultimate karaoke experience at Bar Hütte
• Watch the finest comedy talents at Winter Wonderland Comedy Club
• Bring out your inner artist at the Ice Sculpting Workshops

www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

Location:
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London W2

Times:
10am – 10pm

Price:
Free! (You will need to buy a ticket for attractions, buy online)

Luna Winter Cinema at EartH until Saturday 22 December 2018

The ultimate festive cinema experience, the Luna Winter Cinema brings Christmas classics to the big screen in some stunning indoor spaces. 📽 🎞 🎅 🎄

With iconic films ranging from “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Elf” to “Home Alone” and “Love Actually”, nothing gives that Christmas feeling more than experiencing your favourite festive film on a big screen.

With mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate on offer as well as a full bar, Luna Winter Cinema makes the perfect Christmas cinema treat.

Monday 17 December, 19:00 The Holiday
Tuesday 18 December, 15:45 Elf
Tuesday 18 December, 19:00 The Greatest Showman
Wednesday 19 December, 15:45 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Wednesday 19 December, 19:00 Die Hard
Thursday 20 December, 15:45 Miracle on 34th Street
Thursday 20 December, 19:00 Elf
Friday 21 December, 15:45 The Muppets Christmas Carol
Friday 21 December, 19:00 Home Alone
Saturday 22 December, 15:45 It’s A Wonderful Life
Saturday 22 December, 19:00 Love Actually

www.earthackney.co.uk/calendar/luna-winter-cinema

Location:
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Road London, London N16 8BH

Times:
Various

Price:
Around £18.50 book online

Life in the Dark at Natural History Museum until 6 January 2019

Leave daylight behind and put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition. Meet the creatures that thrive at night, in pitch-black caves and deep in the sea. 🌚 🌃 🦉

Enter the worlds of nocturnal animals and discover how they find their way around their environment, hunt, mate and evade predators.

Venture into the shadows of a bat cave where intriguing characters dwell in the rocky underworld.

Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the beauty of underwater bioluminescent display and get up-close to the weird and wonderful life which flourishes in the darkness.

www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/life-in-the-dark

Location:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Times:
10am – 5:50pm

Price:
From £12.50 book online (kids go free)

London Jazz Festival at various venues until Sunday 25 November 2018

The Capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events. 🎺🎷🎸🎼🎵🎶🎤

The festival was created in 1992 by live international music producers, Serious. The festival emerged from the long-standing Camden Jazz Week which was created in 1970; with the active support of the London Arts Board (now Arts Council England, London). Serious – who had for some years produced the Camden Jazz Week – engineered a transition that saw the evolution of the festival. Taking a mix of international and British artists and a commitment to education activity, the London Jazz Festival began to spread its wings. The aims of the festival still remain the same today; celebrating the place of jazz in a city which is at ease with its rich cultural diversity, and drawing in a multitude of venues across London who present the music, week in, week out, throughout the year.

The festival is produced by Serious, one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events. Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, it works in artist and rights management. Alongside this exists the registered charity, Serious Trust, which has been established to support the next generation of artists and audiences through our artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programmes.

www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

Location:
Various

Times:
Various

Price:
Various

Winterland at Neverland Fulham open all winter 2018

Fulham’s first Thameside beach has had a retro ski chalet makeover – including a large heated winter lodge, hunting lodges, fondue and schnitzel, mountain scenes, feasting tables, gondolas and chairlifts, bauble filled igloos, karaoke, curling, DJs and much more. 🎿 ☃️

South West London’s most magical heated outdoor drinking, dining and entertainment destination. Winterland welcomes people to make the most of the yuletide season, with fur lined sofas, heated hunting lodges, retro gondolas and chairlifts, bauble filled igloos and firepits, a shimmering retro room, multiple bars, a private rose gold room for 40 guests, festive food from Jimmy’s Lodge, and much more.

As well as an incredible location for après-work dinner and drinks, Winterland will welcome down London’s hottest DJs and live musicians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for a mountaintop class party. And to keep guests entertained in between tunes, there’ll be a snowclad adult playground complete with neon-lit curling lanes and beer pong, putting pong table tennis and karaoke for all of those instagram filled moments.

Upon arrival guests will be greeted by Winterland’s very own ski resort staff to collect boarding tickets and embark on a journey to the Alps, where a festive world of warmth and merriness awaits – as well as a complimentary mulled wine on arrival.

Find the perfect spot for you – a romantic hut to snuggle up in, weekend family brunch spot in the Alps, or a party hotspot. Eat, drink, play games and listen to music alongside the river Thames offering affordable and heated outdoor drinking and dining at its best.

Entry starts at £5, giving access to any of the free seating from feasting tables to furry sofas. Limited tickets can be purchased on the door or jump the queue by pre-booking tickets. Don’t forget to pre-order your fondue after you’ve selected your ticket.

www.winterlandlondon.com

Times:
6pm – 11pm Thursday and Friday
12pm – 11pm Saturday
12pm – 8pm Sunday

Place:
Winterland, Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, London SW6 2TY

Price:
From £5 book online

Lonely Planet’s Best in travel 2019

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 outlines the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value places to visit in the coming year, as well as the 10 best New Openings, Places to Stay, Food Experiences and Attractions for Kids. 🌏

Each year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel lists start with nominations from Lonely Planet’s vast community of editors, researchers, locals and influencers, and are then decided upon and ranked by a panel of judges. The outcome is an eclectic list of destinations with unique, compelling and topical reasons to visit in the year ahead.

Top 10 Best New Food Experiences in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019:

Mil, Cusco, Peru
Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mihara Tofuten, Bangkok, Thailand
Laura, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
‘Dine in the Dome’, The Summerhouse, Singapore
Salt at Paul Cluver, Grabouw, South Africa
The Fishmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jordan Food Week, Amman, Jordan
Moss Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Civilisations Supperclub, London

www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel

Bass Culture 70/50 at Ambika P3 until 22 November 2018

UK’s largest ever Jamaican music exhibition highlights Windrush generation’s impact on Britain. Marking 70 years since Windrush and 50 years of reggae. Features first ever catwalk inspired by Jamaican music and mini film festival. 🇯🇲 🎶

The exhibition features previously unseen artwork, specially commissioned film, top industry speakers, UK reggae label pop-up showcases, live performances, 10 years of Natty, and over 70 hours of individual testimonies, linking – for the first time – the memories and experiences of black British musicians, industry practitioners, academics and audiences.

There will also be an opportunity to witness two exhibition exclusives. The first, a ‘Rude Boy Catwalk’, invites attendees to come dressed as they were when they first experienced a gig influenced by Jamaican music, be it ska or reggae, jungle or grime. Taking place on 9 November, the collaborative catwalk will be the first of its kind to reflect on five decades of fashion inspired by these genres. The second will be a mini film festival that will premiere ‘Bass Culture’, a 60-minute documentary mapping the impact of Jamaican music from a youth perspective.
The exhibition is staged by Bass Culture Research, a three-year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project set up to explore the impact of Jamaican music in the UK. The project made headlines last year after issuing The Grime Report, which led to the withdrawal of Form 696, a controversial risk assessment form criticised for being discriminatory and targeting genres such as grime.

While Jamaican music has been fundamental to the development of multicultural Britain, its influence has arguably never been recognised. Following recent moves to ramp up police stop and search powers, together with claims that Jamaican-influenced genres such as drill are fuelling gang wars, marginalisation and discrimination risks being on the rise again. Bass Culture 70/50 seeks to challenge these negative interpretations and rather recognise the impact of Jamaican culture on not only the musical canon but on British culture and identity itself.

www.basscultureduk.com

Location:
Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

Times:
Various

Price:
Free entry, register to get tickets

Scrabble immersive pop-up at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) on Sunday 28 October 2018

Examining the past, present and future of Scrabble through amazing immersive experiences in each giant 3D Scrabble tile! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

What innovation Scrabble can look forward to in the next 70 years? The pop-up introduces a specially-designed one-off, futuristic Space Edition Scrabble, made from meteoritic rock and magnetic tiles to defy gravity. The space board contains 5 grams of meteorite, with a total weight of 180g. With the use of magnetic materials inserted, it will be displayed in the experience “floating” as it would in anti-gravity space.

At the International Space Station, astronauts are encouraged to practice little habits and activities that remind them of home. Psychologists recognise such behaviour as being fundamental to maintaining an astronaut’s mental health and peace of mind. Playing Scrabble is one of the most popular of these spacetime activities, but there’s just one problem: no gravity.

The pop-up is just one piece on the board of 70th celebrations, that include a cultural film that brings together the UK’s brightest and most interesting young wordsmiths – rappers, poets and writers – to explore the evolution of language and words through the lens of Scrabble!

You can purchase the special edition 70th Anniversary Scrabble board online and in Westfield London (Shepherds Bush) at The Entertainer, Argos outside the centre and online.

Location:
Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherds Bush, London W12 7GF

Times:
12pm to 8pm

Price:
Free entry

South London Soul Train Halloween Special at CLF Art Cafe / Bussey Building on Saturday 27 October 2018

Time for the annual scarylicous soul train special, a three floor, four room club night mashup! As it’s Halloween go dressed to impress and scare the funk out of everyone! 🎃 👻

The South London Soul Train, as always, all floors will be taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.

Level 1
The South London Soul Train with Jazzheadchronic, Afro Cluster (live) and Keith Lawrence.

Level 2 (room 1)
Bump & Hustle Music with Paul Trouble Anderson, Ricky Morrison, Johnny Reckless

Level 2 (room 2)
Disco Freaks, Basement / Rye Wax – Main Squeeze with Mo Fingers, DJ Bobafatt.

www.clfartcafe.org

Location:
CLF Art Cafe / Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Times:
10pm – 5am

Price:
From £14.60 book online

Rachel Maclean at Zabludowicz Collection until 16 December 2018

Rachel Maclean has rapidly established herself as one of the most distinctive creative voices in the UK. Creating baroque, hyper-real worlds using green-screen video and computer animation, and playing many of the extravagantly costumed characters herself, Maclean spins razor-sharp fables that combine comedy and horror. Her work offers a powerful critique of contemporary society and its underlying fears and desires. 💭

Maclean first exhibited at the Zabludowicz Collection in 2014 with a solo exhibition as part of our Invites programme, and now returns for the 2018 Annual Commission show. At its centre is I’m Terribly Sorry, a new Zabludowicz Collection commission in virtual reality, the artist’s first piece in the medium, made in collaboration with Werkflow. An interactive experience set in a dystopian urban British landscape of manic tourist merchandise, it reflects on societal unease and misunderstanding in a culture of voracious documentation, self-performance and voyeurism.

www.zabludowiczcollection.com/exhibitions/view/rachel-maclean

Location:
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT

Times:
Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm

Price:
Free entry

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