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
A dramatic, nocturnal study of the city in this major photography exhibition. Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, London Nights reveals the capital at night. 🌃
The display has over 200 works by 60 photographers, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, some never seen before.
Contributors include: Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tish Murtha and Nick Turpin.
Mike Seaborne has been photographing London since 1979, and until 2011 was the senior curator of photographs here at the Museum. See this image and other creative images of the city after dark in our #LondonNights exhibition. pic.twitter.com/S5RqWT9x8f
At the exclusive two-day event some of the most exciting fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands on Instagram including RIXO, Never Fully Dressed and Carrie Elizabeth will showcase capsule collections within an achingly-Instagrammable venue.
The full list includes:
Digital-first fashion brand RIXO; started by two best friends Henrietta Rix & Orlagh McCloskey from a London living room, the business has built an army of 121k Instagram fans thanks to its vintage inspired, hand-painted prints and #HumansofRixo movement.
Womenswear brand @neverfullydressed, known for its effortlessly chic prints and cult shapes. Their inclusive approach and refreshing style videos have gained the brand an impressive international following of over 230k Instagrammers.
Skincare and wild fragrance specialist Hæckels, who create unique and innovative products from natural ingredients sourced from the British coastline and have built a 15k-strong Instagram following.
Inspiring kids (and grown ups!) clothing brand @scampanddude which began life when founder Jo was separated from her children undergoing brain surgery. She was inspired to create a brand that helps kids feel stronger when apart from their loved ones. The brand is now stocked in Liberty and Harrods and has just been awarded ‘Kids Brand of the Year’ by Drapers. They have 72.2k followers on Instagram.
@carrie_elizabeth_jewellery founded three years ago by an ex jewellery buyer who saw a gap in the market for affordable, beautiful, demi-fine jewellery using real diamonds and semi-precious stones. They now have a following of 40k.
Handmade stationery and gifting brand @oh_squirrel which was born from founder Katie spotting a gap in the market for tasteful and fun cards and accessories, which quickly grew the brand’s Instagram following to over 15k. The brand – which has been called a “millennial dream” – is now stocked in Fenwicks and Fortnum & Mason.
As well as browsing the rails and sampling products, shoppers will have a chance to hear first-hand from the founders about what it takes to build and manage a business on Instagram.
Following the success of their runs at The Vaults and Mecca Camden earlier this year, Bingo Academy are based in east London for their autumn season to heighten the bingo experience further. 🙋🏽♀️ 🙋🏼♀️
City-based bar and eatery The Kitty Hawk will be transformed into a bingo training den, where bingo enthusiasts can get food they deserve. Bingo novices and experts alike will have the chance to hone their skills and live out their bingo dreams. They will be taught the complex rules of bingo and shown advanced dabbing techniques while competing in real-life bingo games to win life-changing (if slightly ridiculous) prizes.
The bingo boot camp will be paired with the ultimate bingo-friendly food menu specially curated by The Kitty Hawk’s head chef. The menu includes Kellogg’s Fried Chicken, Crackling with Sour Apple and Kimchi, Sauerkraut and Montgomery Cheddar Nuggets and more. Plus a drinks menu including delectable cocktails, craft beers, wine and prosecco!
An experiential installation that’s inspired by the cloud motif in the Chubby Collection. Located at Banqueting House in London from visitors will be able to climb on and sink into the world’s largest bean bag under the magnificent Rubens ceiling. ☁️
This event will also include a series of talks, meditations, music and bedtime stories that the public can book into, all taking place on the Chubby Cloud.
As well as attending events, visitors will also be able to enjoy Chubby Cloud inspired cakes in the Chubby Cloud Café and visit the Chubby Cloud shop, which will offer the latest Chubby Collection alongside items available exclusively at the event.
Visit London’s most interesting buildings! This year they have over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours in the Open House programme. 🏘 🏙 🏘 🏙
This year’s programme explores how the new London that has been emerging the past 20 years is finally coming to fruition. New buildings, new kinds of buildings, new districts, new approaches to regeneration, women taking a leading role in making London, engineering excellence underpinning the capital’s successful reinvention – these all show how good design can make London a more enjoyable and vibrant city in which to live and work.
A destination to inspire and enable creative self-expression, you can join artists in the transformation of a blank space into a living work of art. 🎨 🍸
Discover mixology as an art form and explore the endless possibilities for creating personal twists on cocktails with Bombay Sapphire.
All ticket proceeds go to Developing Artists, a registered charity working to support the arts in post-conflict nations and deprived communities. Their projects connect people and institutions in some of the world’s most disadvantaged areas with an international network of arts organisations and practitioners.
Developing Artists strengthens underprivileged and marginalised communities by providing constructive outlets for their creative life, and transformative long-term opportunities for self-expression and professional development.
The festival is increasingly powered by the incredible network of local people, groups, organisations and businesses that are at the heart of the event’s continued success. 🎉
The Barbican is a world-class arts and learning organisation in the heart of The City presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. Committed to ‘arts without boundaries’.
At Walthamstow Garden Party, the Barbican continues to build on its history of programming and partnerships with artists and organisations in east London.
A celebration of all things feline, Catfest makes its debut in London, showcasing stylish cat-related products, books and art, cat-themed cocktails, vegan street food, along with meet-greets with feline superstars and inspiring talks from bestselling writers and animal experts. Plus an onsite adoption lounge brought by the beneficiary charity ACE Dog, Cat & Kitten Rescue to help cats in need. 😻
SHOP + PLAY
Festival goers can buy buzz-worthy and hard-to-find cat products and quality food, cat-inspired accessories for people, art and books. Enjoy amazing vegan street food, kitty-themed cocktails and cakes and meet feline superstars.
LEARN + ADOPT
Connect with feline experts and other cat lovers, see cat films and listen to talks from animal experts including BBC’s Big Cats About the House star and bestselling writers Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats) Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey).
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape featuring monstrous bodies, futuristic cyborgs, glittering mirrored environments and an exquisitely surreal monumental foil Zeppelin. 👀 😊 🇰🇷
Bringing together more than 100 works from the late 1980s to the present day, this exhibition explores the full range of Lee Bul’s pioneering and thought-provoking practice, from provocative early performances to recent large-scale installations that attempt to get our body and our brain ‘working at the same time, together’.
For the past three decades, Lee Bul has drawn on diverse sources that include science fiction, visionary architecture and personal experience, whilst making use of deliberately clashing materials that range from silk and mother of pearl to fibreglass and silicone. At the core of her most recent work is an investigation into landscape, which for the artist includes the intimate landscape of the body, ideal or fictional landscapes and the physical world that surrounds us.