Monday, 20 November 2017

An evening with David Attenborough at Strawberry Hill House & Garden

 An Evening with Sir David Attenborough
and the Letters of Horace Walpole

Wednesday 6th December, 2017
Doors at 7pm, event at 8pm
We are delighted to welcome Sir David Attenborough back to Strawberry Hill, by popular demand. David Attenborough is joining us to read from Everyman's re-issued Selected Letters of Horace Walpole. 

Come and hear Britain’s best-loved voice reading the wit and wisdom of Strawberry Hill’s founding father, complemented by a rich repertoire of early music from period ensemble FOLLIA.
Tickets are £35 + VAT, which includes the reading with accompanying period quartet and soprano, a glass of prosecco or elderflower on arrival and exclusive out-of-hours access to Strawberry Hill House. The money raised from this event will support the ongoing maintenance of the House and Garden.

We hope to see you there!

The Team at Strawberry Hill House & Garden
 
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V&A Museum of Childhood - Get Musical This Christmas

V&A Museum of Childhood
Christmas Newsletter
26 November - 5 January
Join us for musical festive fun for the whole family throughout the Christmas season! From our Christmas Designer Market & Sing A Long Saturdays to our Sounds of Christmas Display and Audio Walk, there's something for everyone!
#SoundsLikeChristmas

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FAMILY & ADULT EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
FAMILY EVENT
Sunday 26 November
FREE, All Ages

Enter into the Christmas spirit with a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie, & the melodic sounds of the Becontree Brass Band whilst you discover unique gifts from some of London’s most exciting established & emerging independent designers
FAMILY ACTIVITY
27 November 2017- 5 January 2018 
FREE, Ages 5+

Come on an unusual sensory journey through the Museum. Pick up an audio trail and be guided by a colourful narrator around the Museum and into a series of objects that will spark your imagination through sound. Explore the changing sounds of Christmas through our new Museum display. The audio trail features specially commissioned pieces by the acclaimed sound artist Neil Luck.
ADULT EVENT
Thursday 7 December
Adults

Escape the stress of Christmas with an evening of relaxing music and creativity. Feel a sense of intense well-being using beautiful colours to embellish the drawings of artist Amy Brown, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and from award-winning harpist, Ruby Aspinall, and musician, M G Boulter, in the museum’s atmospheric environment
ADULT EVENT
Ensemble Perpetuo, Childhood Revisited
Wednesday 20 December
Adults

Ensemble Perpetuo will take you on a journey through the museum performing a beautiful repertoire, inspired by childhood, and accompanied by the museum’s curators. From Janรกฤek and Mozart to Debussy you will be enraptured in this historic
EXHIBITIONS & DISPLAYS
DISPLAY
Opens 25 November
FREE Admission
The roles we are given within the family group are embedded from an early age and become defining elements of who we are.  We often describe ourselves in relation to our sister or brother and compare similarities and differences.
This set of portraits by Madeleine Waller aims to explore sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity.
EXHIBITION
Michael Morpurgo: 
A Lifetime in Stories
Until 25 February 2018
FREE Admission
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best loved story makers and this unique exhibition showcases, the notebooks and manuscripts that became the classics we know today. Explore the secrets behind Michael’s storytelling through his original drafts, adaptations, scripts and unpublished manuscripts.
Sounds Like Christmas at the V&A South Kensington
27 November 2017 - 6 January 2018Featuring choirs, candlelit concerts, pop-up performances, film screenings, a spectacular Christmas tree created by set designer Es Devlin, decoration making workshops and more, the festive period will be celebrated through music from opera to Christmas number ones.
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Cute At The Zoo - ZSL London Zoo

ZSL - Let's Work For Wildlife
Tiger

ZSL London Zoo - Tickets

Highlights
Close Rainforest Lookout
Gorilla Kingdom
Tropical Birds Pavilion
Butterfly Paradise
Aquarium
Meet the Animals
The Tiger Territory

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Jet Boat Thames Tour for Two at Thamesjet (24% Off)

Jet Boat Thames Tour for Two

About City Cruises


City Cruises hosts a fleet of floating experiences on the River Thames, ferrying up to two million tourists around the watery sights of London each year. The company provides opportunities for dining, dancing and drinking, alongside some of London’s most famous landmarks, as well as speedboat experiences. The speedboat division is called Thamesjet, and comes from a long history of delivering sightseeing and dining trips on the Thames.

The Deal

ZSL London Zoo - Keeper for a Day Experience, 9 November–14 December at ZSL London Zoo (Up to 34% Off)

ZSL London Zoo: Keeper for a Day

The Deal

Keeper for a Day

Visitors can acquaint themselves with the exotic residents of ZSL London Zoo by spending a day alongside an experienced zookeeper host. Giraffes, Galapagos tortoises, giant anteaters and other critters all await an encounter as guests assist their host during a variety of daily duties. As well as feeding the animals, participants will also be able to appease their own appetites with complimentary lunch and refreshments during the course of the experience. Every keeper will wear their exclusive Keeper for a Day T-shirt and receive 20% off any general admission tickets they might want to purchase for their friends and family. ZSL London Zoo also offers a complimentary car parking area.

Bond in Motion at the London Film Museum: Child, Adult or Family Entry, 18 September - 18 December (Up to 50% Off)



Bond in Motion

20 additional items from the EON Archives, celebrating the work of Sir Ken Adam, are now on display along with the largest collection of James Bond vehicles in the world. Items include concept art, props and miniatures, including the Space Marines Shuttle miniature model, which have never been displayed before. Guests will also be able to see the only small piece of the 20’ miniature model of Drax’s Space Station to survive from Moonraker, and a satellite miniature model from Diamonds Are Forever. Ken Adam’s works feature original artwork in the art gallery on the mezzanine level and the famous Lotus Esprit, designed by him. Bond in Motion has been the most successful exhibition in the history of the London Film Museum and now features over 150 original artefacts spanning all 24 Bond films, including vehicles, miniatures, concept art and storyboards. Highlights include iconic cars such as the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, the Wet Nellie Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me, the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger and the Little Nellie Wallis WA-116 Agile autogyro from You Only Live Twice.

The Deal

  • Entry to Bond in Motion for one (1) child or one (1) adult, or two (2) adults and two (2) children (up to 50% off)
  • When: 18 September - 18 December
  • Time: Monday - Friday and Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., last entrance at 5 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m - 7 p.m., last entrance at 6 p.m.
  • Where: London Film Museum, 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London
  • Step-free access available