Saturday, 3 December 2016

BBC Good Food Festive Fayre Hampton Court Palace

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BBC Good Food Festive Fayre
Hampton Court Palace
9 - 11 December
The BBC Good Food Festive Fayre returns to Hampton Court Palace this December. Stock up the pantry for Christmas, enjoy a mouth-watering array of hot food and drink, festive entertainment and Christmas carols from local choirs. Tickets include entry to the palace.
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Skate at a royal palace Hampton Court Palace

Ice Skating

Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace.  This favourite open-air ice rink epitomises the glamour of the Capital. With quiet morning sessions ideal for younger children and families, leading into busy afternoon and bustling evening entertainment, we have fun and excitement for all age groups and skating abilities.
First skate 11.00am – last skate 9.00pm.
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Christmas at Hampton Court Palace



Christmas at Court

Enjoy live performance, Tudor cookery, traditional carols, ice-skating and much more in unique surroundings.
Experience all the pomp, pageantry and excitement of an Elizabethan yuletide as Hampton Court welcomes in the festive season in regal style.
With carolling in the courtyards, musical performances, family activities, an elaborately dressed Christmas tree, the return of the BBC Good Food Festive Fayre, and even skating in the shadow of King Henry VIII’s famous pleasure palace, there’s something for everyone this Christmas at Hampton Court.

Christmas at Kensington Palace - Kid's Go Free



A Victorian Christmas

Join us as we decorate the palace for Christmas. Experience festive music, lantern-making workshops and more at Kensington Palace, the childhood home of Queen Victoria.

Christmas as we know it today started during the Victorian period. Join us as we decorate Kensington Palace with beautiful lanterns inspired by Queen Victoria's diaries. Experience festive music, talks on Christmas traditions and food, lantern-making workshops and more.
Kensington Palace is the perfect place to spend a special Christmas day out with the family this festive season, especially as kids go free!

Christmas lights in London 2016 Oxford Street Switched On - Video

Oxford street Christmas lights 2016 have been switched on kicking off the festive holiday season in London. Stopping on the way at Herman Ze German for a festive Bratwurst sausage. Then the best hot chocolate in London from Said Chocolates.

Harrods Christmas Shop Windows and lights London 2016 - Video

Visiting Harrods London store in Knightsbridge to see this years Christmas lights, windows and decorations. How to get to Harrods? I take a look at the best way to get to Harrods rather than the obvious and nearest Tube station - Knightsbridge. Take a look at the Natural History museum and the ice rink at the museum.

Christmas in Carnaby - Video

Discover Christmas in Carnaby. Eat, drink and shop in over 100 shops and 60 restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés across 13 streets. Perfectly situated between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations.

How to Make Gingerbread – The Victorian Way

Ever wondered how to make traditional gingerbread? Join Mrs Crocombe the Victorian cook as she makes some edible decorations to hang on 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Greenwich Market - Late Night Christmas Gift Market! 🎁🎄🎁

Join us at our 
Late Night Christmas Gift Market
Wednesday 7 December till 8pm

Late Night Market -
music, mulled wine, street food 
and stalls! 
Avoid the weekend Christmas Crush and join us on Wednesday 7 December
for inspirational gifts, live music,street food, mince pies and mulled wine.
 Open till 8pmMore
South East London jazz, blues singer - songwriter and a rising star
Cosmo Pyke is performing on Wednesday 7 December from 7pm.
Champagne + Fromage, 34 Greenwich Church Street
020 8853 3106
Get into the festive spirit and enjoy three festive caneles when purchasing the Champagne + Fromage home made mulled wine bellini. More
Buenos Aires Café, 15 Nelson Road
020 8858 9172
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Hot Buenos Aires Punch
with your meal. More

Somerset House - What's On Dec 2016

 © Jennifer Walshe
SOMERSET HOUSE STUDIOS PUBLIC PROGRAMME
Somerset House Studios has just announced the first in an ongoing series of public programmes, launching next week with Fuel Theatre and Forest Fringe, and continuing throughout 2017. Somerset House launched the Studios, a new experimental workspace for artists, makers and thinkers, in October 2016. The former Inland Revenue offices have been converted to provide new, affordable workspace for artists pushing bold ideas, engaging with urgent issues, pioneering new technologies and collaborating as part of a multi-disciplinary community. The public programme will bring audiences directly into contact with their work.

Somerset House Studios is currently accepting applications for up to 25 artists to join the community from 1 April 2017. Read the application guidelines and apply. The deadline is Wed 7 Dec.
FROM DEC ONWARDS
ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
NEW WING
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SKATE AT SOMERSET HOUSE
WITH FORTNUM & MASON
Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason
Set in the splendour of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, our beautiful ice-rink is open until 15 January.  Book a Skate Extra with your tickets to enjoy in Fortnum’s Lodge and afterwards visit Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade - the rinkside pop-up offers a selection of Christmas gifts and delectable treats. December Club Nights include Soho Radio, champions of brand new music talent and a night of pop-hits and power anthems from the U SUCK DJs.
UNTIL 15 JAN 2017
OPEN DAILY
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HAIR BY SAM McKNIGHT
Hair by Sam McKnight installation image, 2016 © Peter McDiarmid
★★★★★ (Time Out)
"One of the most important image makers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries"  (New York Times)

This major exhibition celebrates the transformative nature of hair and the pre-eminent stylist’s integral and overlooked role in constructing identity. Sam McKnight has helped redefine the many looks of Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tilda Swinton and Princess Diana, alongside collaborations with Chanel and Vivienne Westwood. Featuring iconic photographs, films, couture gowns, wigs and unseen personal memorabilia from his archives.

Book tickets for our Fashionably Lates events in partnership with THEOUTNET.COM investigating the roots of our obsession with hair and featuring talks from model Jeny Howorth and beauty editor Tamsin Blanchardplus Sam McKnight and Anna-Marie Solowij.

Special Subscriber Offer
A free glass of Prosecco with advance lunch bookings at Spring Restaurant when you present your Sam McKnight ticket. Subject to availability.
UNTIL 12 MAR 2017
OPEN DAILY
LATE OPENINGS WED, THU & FRI

EMBANKMENT GALLERIES, SOUTH WING
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MALICK SIDIBÉ:
THE EYE OF MODERN MALI
Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël (Happy Club), 1963
Sidibé’s classic photograph Nuit de Noël (Happy Club) has just been picked by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most iconic images of all time. Read moreabout his remarkable little studio in Bamako, his growing legacy and experience in person his unique take on Mali’s nascent youth culture, which continues to captivate new fans with its contagious exuberance.

Join photographer Alys Thompson on Sat 10 Dec from 12.00-15.00 as she leads a free drop-in family workshop inspired by the exhibition that investigates image making and identity in the age of social media.
UNTIL 15 JAN 2017
OPEN DAILY, FREE ADMISSION
LATE OPENINGS WED, THU & FRI

TERRACE ROOMS, SOUTH WING
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TRACES OF WAR
Black Powder Peninsular by Jananne Al-Ani © King's College London 2016
Traces of War explores the relationships between war and the everyday, tracing the imprints it leaves on bodies, memories, landscapes and in places we least expect. The exhibition includes new works from three international artists, Jananne Al-AniBaptist Coelho and Shaun Gladwell
UNTIL 18 DEC
WED-SUN, VARIOUS TIMES
KING'S COLLEGE, INIGO ROOMS, EAST WING,

FREE ADMISSION
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RODIN & DANCE:
THE ESSENCE OF MOVEMENT
August Rodin, Dance Movements installation © Benedict Johnson
★★★★★ Evening Standard
"There are few more satisfying exhibition experiences than this"
(Daily Telegraph)

By 1900, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was considered France’s greatest living artist. In the mid-1890s he moved away from producing bronzes and marbles to develop his long-term passion for capturing expressive movement. This is the first major exhibition to explore Rodin’s fascination with dance and bodies, explored in a series of experimental sculptures known as the Dance Movements.
UNTIL 22 JAN 2017
OPEN DAILY, 10.00 - 18.00
THE COURTAULD GALLERY, NORTH WING
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LEARNING & EVENTS
UTOPIA 2016
Moving Museum 35, Nanjing University of the Arts, 2016 © Mira Calix
At the start of 2016 artist Mira Calix began a collaborative sound installation project with students from Nanjing University of the Arts as part of the British Council and PRS for Music Foundation’s Musicians in Residence, China programme. She's created this 15-minute video art piece to present some of the many thousands of responses received, accompanied by an excerpt of the original hour-long quadrophonic soundtrack, envisaging how art can be integrated into the everyday. 
MIRA CALIX: MOVING MUSEUM 35
UNTIL 4 DEC

UTOPIA TREASURY, GREAT ARCH HALL
FREE ADMISSION
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CALL FOR 500 UTOPIAN IDEAS
What idea would take us towards your Utopia? As the culmination of our year-long exploration of all things utopian we’re crowdsourcing a practical guide to Utopia, which will be published in early 2017. Help us in our quest by sharing your philosophies, thoughts and concepts for a better world. 
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FROM OUR FRIENDS...
LONDON ART FAIR 2017
Tom Blachford, Starr Road - Midnight Modern, 2016. Courtesy of ARTITLEDcontemporary
The Fair brings together over 100 carefully selected galleries from the UK and overseas, presenting museum quality modern British art alongside international contemporary work. You’ll also find two curated sections focusing on emerging artists and contemporary photography, plus a late opening on Thu 19 Jan 2017 with an insightful programme of talks, tours and performance.

Save 30% off Day Tickets for just £10.50 (plus booking fees) with code LAF302at checkout. Offer ends 23 Dec.
18-22 JAN 2017
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE
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Duke of York Square Newsletter - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

DECEMBER 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...


#ChelseaChristmas Shopping Weekend, how to Hygge and special treats galore!
 

BEAUTY

Christmas all wrapped up at Richard Ward and Liz Earle 


Party season is kicking off in Chelsea! Whether you’re a social butterfly or the hostess with the mostess, why not get party pampered with some of the Square's favourite beauty offerings? Richard Ward and Liz Earle have everything you'll need to feel glamourous and perfectly groomed this Christmas.

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NEWS

Festive delights with Partridges' new life-sized Advent Calendar


Partridges are spoiling us with a brand new Advent Calendar. There are 24 incredible prizes up for grabs - fancy winning a weekend for two at the Sloane Club?

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NEWS

#ChelseaChristmas Shopping Weekend - 3rd & 4th December


We’ve been counting down the days to Chelsea Christmas Shopping Weekend and it's finally here! This weekend, 3-4 December, it will be taking place at the Square and across Chelsea.  Why not get into the festive spirit with a twinkling mix of exclusive in-store offers, festive entertainment and more? 
 
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FASHION

Create a Hygge Haven this Christmas


Have you learnt how to ‘hygge’ yet? This Danish concept is all about taking pleasure in creating a warm, cosy atmosphere at home and enjoying the best of what life has to offer with family and friends. Cuddle up in snuggly winter woolies and embrace the warm glow of Christmas.

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FOOD

Win a delicious Comptoir Libanais Hamper


Comptoir’s luxurious hamper is the ideal gift for foodies and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. And since it’s the season to be jolly, this December you can win one of these, complete with a signed cook book, hand-picked ingredients, and kitchenware. Perfect!

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