Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Thorntons - Keep the cold out with chocolate!

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Get cosy this Autumn with your favourites
It's the time of year when the leaves change colour and start to fall, the nights draw in, and nothing feels better than snuggling up with a box of delicious chocolates! Our collection has everything you need to keep out the cold this Autumn. Grab a selection of your favourites and get cosy!

The Box of Delights - Wilton's Music Hall, London - From £15.75


The Box of Delights is a magical and festive adventure like no other, in which one boy must enlist the help of the heroes of the past, to defeat the evil in his present. The very future of Christmas itself depends upon him. Coming to Wilton's Music Hall in London, this marks the World Stage Premiere of Poet Laureate John Masefield’s 1935 Christmas classic, The Box of Delights, re-imagined especially for Wilton’s by Piers Torday, whose work includes The Last Wild trilogy (Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize) and There May Be a Castle.
Kay Harker is on the train home from school for the holidays. But this Christmas will be different. His parents are dead and in the snow, and the wolves are running. On the train he meets an old magician, Cole Hawlings, who charges Kay with protecting his Box of Delights, a wondrous device with time travelling powers. But when the old man mysteriously disappears, Kay faces the fight of his life to protect the Box, and with it, the people he loves. Cole’s nemesis, the wicked sorcerer Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Box.

BBC Audience - Join BBC One for a screening of hit comedy Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours: Screenings
A series of special screenings of episodes of hit comedy Still Open All Hours.

Sir David Jason returns to BBC One as Granville in the hit comedy Still Open All Hours along with many familiar faces.

Granville still has his sights set on romance with Mavis although the Black Widow remains set on getting her claws into the canny grocer, whilst also pursuing poor Mr. Newbold as a back-up! Leroy is also pursuing a new vegetarian girlfriend who seems impervious to his chat up lines but is Gastric finally making some progress with Madge? Arkwright’s shop continues to offer more hair-brained schemes and unlikely products than you could shake a boiled ham at, and of course there are the unpredictable snapping jaws of the till.

Date: Monday 23 October
Doors open: 6pm
Screening starts: 6.30pm

Date: Monday 23 October
Doors open: 7.45pm
Screening starts: 8.15pm

Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, London

To apply for tickets visit bbc.co.uk/showsandtours.

**Please note that photographic ID is now required for entry to ALL recordings. Visit our FAQsto see what is accepted.**

We'd love to see you!

BBC Shows and Tours



The BBC Shop in the Media Café at New Broadcasting House sells a small selection of merchandise relating to famous BBC productions like Doctor Who and Sherlock. We also sell exclusive BBC branded souvenirs.
Our kiosk is only open to audience members during show times.


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BBC Audience - The Now Show with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis returns to BBC Radio 4

The Now Show
The Now Show returns, saving you from the trouble of keeping up with the news by providing a topical mix of stand-up, sketches and songs that tell you everything you need to know.

With Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and special guests.

Venue: Bush Hall, London
Dates: Thursday 2 and 23 November
Doors open: 7.45pm
Recording starts: 8pm

Venue: RADA Studios, London
Dates: Thursday 9 and 16 November
Doors open: 7.45pm
Recording starts: 8pm

Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, London
Dates: Thursday 30 November and 7 and 14 December
Doors open: 7.45pm
Recording starts: 8pm

Tickets will be allocated by random draw.

You can register at any time until 10pm on Sunday 22 October.

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets per recording and if you are successful in the random draw you will receive tickets for a maximum of one recording in the series.

To enter the random draw visit bbc.co.uk/showsandtours.

**Please note that photographic ID is now required for entry to ALL recordings. Visit our FAQsto see what is accepted.**

Good luck!

BBC Shows and Tours



The BBC Shop in the Media Café at New Broadcasting House sells a small selection of merchandise relating to famous BBC productions like Doctor Who and Sherlock. We also sell exclusive BBC branded souvenirs.
Our kiosk is only open to audience members during show times.


Apply Now

FORTNUM & MASON - Christmas is Open! 🎁

Ho-Ho-How many
days 'til Christmas?
 
  
 
  
WHATEVER IT IS, WE ARE IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Yes, it's only October, but with new festive delights each day at fortnumandmason.com, and our Piccadilly 1st floor filling up with glorious Christmas things too, we can contain ourselves no longer.

Shop our early festive edit of food, bubbles, decorations, advent calendars, famous hampers - like the magnificent Imperial Hamper - and more, and get a head start on your merriest Christmas yet, with Fortnum's.
 
  
 
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Monday, 16 October 2017

Britain's Martian sky: Hurricane Ophelia creates ghostly phenomenon in the skies as Saharan dust is carried on 80mph winds across the Atlantic

Britain was cast in an eerie Martian gloom as Saharan dust whipped across the Atlantic by Hurricane Ophelia shrouded the sun turning skies over the nation red.
The storm is believed to have picked up dust from North Africa and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal as it travelled towards the UK. 
Skies over London have been covered in a murky orange haze as the desert dust mixes with clouds, offering Londoners a stark contrast to the grey that usually greets them at this time of year.
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BRISTOL: The storm is believed to have picked up dust from the Sahara and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal
BRISTOL: The storm is believed to have picked up dust from the Sahara and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal
WESTMINSTER: The sky over central London is turned orange as the remains of Hurricane Ophelia whips up dust from the Sahara desert
WESTMINSTER: The sky over central London is turned orange as the remains of Hurricane Ophelia whips up dust from the Sahara desert
LONDON: The Shard is clouded by an orange haze and the sun burns bright in the skies over central London today
LONDON: The Shard is clouded by an orange haze and the sun burns bright in the skies over central London today
LONDON: The capital's skyline is basked in an orange glow in a stark contrast to the usual grey weather Londoners are met with at this time of year
LONDON: The capital's skyline is basked in an orange glow in a stark contrast to the usual grey weather Londoners are met with at this time of year

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Disney's Aladdin Prince Edward Theatre, London Tickets from £22.00--no booking fee on selected performances


Disney's Aladdin 
Prince Edward Theatre, London 
Tickets from £22.00--no booking fee on selected performances
Discover a whole new world of theatrical magic with Disney’s spectacular West End musical Aladdin. Featuring breathtaking sets, astonishing special effects and over 350 lavish costumes - plus all the songs from the classic Academy Award-winning film including Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Arabian Nights - this exhilarating show truly is ‘sheer Genie-us!’ (Evening Standard)
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Sunday, 15 October 2017

London Transport Museum - Celebrate The London Film Festival

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The Bright and Speedy way to Pantomime Poster,Alma Faulkner, (1925)
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Brighter London for Theatreland Poster,  Harold Sandys Williamson (1924)
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Saloon Coaches for Theatre Parties Poster
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Take Your Party by Saloon Coach Poster
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London's Offer Poster
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Why wait till later? Poster
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October Family Fun
Our new Poster Girls exhibition will be brought to life for children this half-term, with related family-friendly activities taking place throughout the holiday. Join us from 21-29 October for storytime sessions about a little monster’s adventure into the world of a magic poster, and make-and-take craft activities, where youngsters can create their own story book inspired by an artwork from the exhibition. On Saturday 28 October there will be a SEN Early Explorer Morning for families with special educational needs to enjoy the Museum at a quieter time.
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Hidden London: Clapham South screenings
We have some Clapham South: Subterranean Screenings tours up for grabs from 18 to 22 October. Cosy up under a blanket in one of eight deep-level shelters that exist across London to watch a bespoke WW2 film reel curated by London Transport Museum. In this unique setting you’ll learn about the realities of being a Londoner during the Second World War through fascinating first hand oral histories from people that actually sheltered here during the V-weapon raids, Ministry of Information propaganda films and newsreel clips of the day.
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Hidden London - limited tickets available for Clapham South tours
Due to popular demand, an extra date (Saturday 28 October) has been added to our Clapham South: Subterranean Shelter tours. Explore one of eight deep-level shelters that exist across London. Opened to the public in July 1944, Clapham South deep-level shelter has over a mile of subterranean passageways that reveal the extraordinary stories of those who sheltered here, from Londoners seeking refuge during the Blitz, to Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush.
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