Monday, 20 January 2020

St Christopher's Place - Take a Digital Teatox with JING Tea 🍵

What better way to start afresh this year - both inside and online - than with a complete detox?
But, instead of a complete overhaul, making small changes to your daily routine can make a big difference. It all adds up.
Join JING Tea and founder of the Digital Detox Movement, Tanya Goodin, on Wednesday 22nd January for a wellness evening where you’ll get the chance to taste a selection of JING’s best teas and get a whole host of tips, tricks, recipes and remedies to help you discover the life-changing benefits of taking a digital teatox.
WHERE: 18-19 St Christopher's Place, London, W1U 1NN
WHEN: Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 6-8pm
TICKET PRICE: £15 (redeemable to spend in JING’s store on the day of the event) and including a goody bag

The Cinema Museum - The Truman Show (1998), Gothique Film Society, People That Time Forgot (1977), Return of Dana Gillespie, Celluloid Closet (1995)

The Truman Show (1998) Jan 22nd

The Gothique Film Society Jan 24th

The People That Time Forgot (1977) Jan 25th

The Return of Dana Gillespie Jan 25th

The Celluloid Closet (1995) Jan 26th
Film School - The Truman Show (1998), Wednesday January 22nd @ 7pm
Get intellectually inspired for the new year at our screening and analysis of The Truman Show (1998). We’ll focus on the film’s philosophical ideas, including notions of free will, the reliability of our senses in understanding the true nature of reality and the way perceptions of the world can be manipulated for nefarious ends. Our post-screening discussion in the Cinema Museum bar is set to be a pertinent and empowering one. We look forward to seeing you there
Screenings start with a talk from Film Studies teacher Gareth Jones, outlining a particular approach to film analysis, and end with a group discussion inspired by that approach. Join us for our next event to gain and share new insights in to great films!
Don’t just watch movies, learn to read them.

Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concession) and are available from Ticketlab or call 0207 840 2200 to purchase direct from the museum. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the door for £10 (£7 concession).
The Gothique Film Society presents; The Colossal Man (1957) & The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), Friday January 24th @ 7pm
The Gothique Film Society continues its 54th season with ‘The Little and Large Show’ – The Amazing Colossal Man and The Incredible Shrinking Man.
The Amazing Colossal Man (USA/1957/77mins), directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs, William Hudson.
Classic cheesy 50s sci-fi: A military officer survives a nuclear blast, only to grow into an increasingly unstable giant.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (USA/1957/81mins), directed by Jack Arnold /and starring Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent.
True classic 50s sci-fi: When Scott Carey begins to shrink following exposure to radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.
E-mail enquiries to Dave Simpson or Simon Davies

Advanced tickets are £8 - click below to purchase from Ticketlab.  You can also purchase on the door for the same price.
Alternatively, Gothique Film Society membership subscriptions are available. Each season comprises six shows, from October to March. The subscription for all six shows each season is £30.00, but discounted membership is available for in-season joiners. For further enquiries about membership, contact Simon Davies or come along and join up on the door.
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Screening of The People That Time Forgot (1977), Saturday January 25th @ 4:30pm
A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot (1974). A British expedition travels to the Antarctic wastes to search for a missing American explorer. They find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures.
Following this screening, star Dana Gillespie will be talking about her career in film and music at 19.30 (separate ticket required)
Advance tickets are £5 and may be purchased from Ticketlab, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.
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Misty Moon presents; The Return of Dana Gillespie, Saturday January 25th @ 7:30pm
After her wonderful Misty Moon gig in 2016, we are so proud to be bringing Dana back to The Cinema Museum.
Dana Gillespie is a British actress, singer and songwriter. Performing and recording from her teens, she has been involved in over 45 albums. Her musical output progressed from teen pop and folk in the early part of her career, to rock in the 1970s and, more recently, the blues. She has also appeared in stage productions and several films.
She recorded initially in the folk genre in the mid-1960s. Some of her recordings as a teenager fell into the teen pop category, such as her 1965 single, Thank You Boy, written by John Carter and Ken Lewis and produced by Jimmy Page. After performing backing vocals on the track It Ain’t Easy from David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, she recorded an album produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson in 1973, Weren’t Born a Man. Subsequent recordings have been in the blues genre, appearing with the London Blues Band.

More event details can be found here.

Advance tickets are £14 (£13 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto or call 0207 840 2200 to purchase direct from the museum. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the door for £15 (£14 concession).
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The VITO Project presents; The Celluloid Closet (1995), Sunday January 26th @ 6:30pm
ReShape and the Cinema Museum are proud to present the 2020 season of The VITO Project, a series of monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBT+ people together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch great films and share ideas.
The 2020 season kicks off with a very special 25th anniversary screening of the ground-breaking documentary The Celluloid Closet (1995) – presented, of course, from an archival 35mm celluloid film print.
Based on Vito Russo’s 1981 book of the same title, The Celluloid Closet provides an essential examination of LGBT+ representation in Hollywood movies from the silent era to the mid-90s. Through interviews of artists, actors and historians connected to the industry, the documentary looks at how censorship mandates by the Hollywood Production Code helped in the proliferation of coded gay characters and cruel stereotypes that dominated the film industry for decades.

More details here.

Advance tickets are £6 and may be purchased from Ticketlab or call 0207 840 2200 to purchase direct from the museum

Join us for Friday Late: Valentines at Mail Rail

The Postal Museum hosts a late-night adult only opening of Mail Rail on Valentine’s Day. All aboard the love train!

Couples can get cosy on The Postal Museum’s very own Love Train (aka Mail Rail) with a complimentary glass of prosecco and then discover love stories from their 500-year-old archive. 

There are lessons in love as the museum’s curators reveal romantic letters between long distance lovers, secret messages and on the less romantic side ‘Vinegar Valentines’ sent by cheeky Victorians. Visitors will be encouraged to get creative and write a letter to a loved one (romantic or otherwise) at a letter writing station.

Who wouldn’t want to share the love? Visitors can help to combat loneliness by creating, writing and sending a non-romantic valentine’s card to a stranger with charity Kindness by Post.

Ticket costs £25 per person and includes:

  • A complimentary drink of prosecco on arrival (soft drink alternative available)
  • A ride on Mail Rail
  • A cash bar will be available throughout the evening for guests to purchase drinks

Times and dates

Friday Late: Valentines at Mail Rail will take place on Friday 14 February 2020 between 18:30-20:30. For full details and to book visit

The National Gallery - All this week: Titian live

Six paintings, six galleries, one world first 

Join us for a special series of Facebook lives this week as experts from across the world virtually reunite Titian’s ‘poesie’ paintings for the first time.
Uncover the stories behind every extraordinary artwork with broadcasts from the Prado, Apsley House, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Wallace Collection.
Catch the first one live tonight at 6.15pm with curators from the National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland.
Monday 20 January – Friday 24 January
'Titian: Love, Desire, Death'
Opens 16 March

Detail from Titian, 'Diana and Actaeon', 1556-9 ©️ The National Gallery, London

How to watch 

The broadcasts will be shared on each of the gallery's Facebook pages, where you can watch live or replay the clips any time. 

Three-Course Sunday Roast with Prosecco for Up to Four at The Clock N8 (Up to 37% Off)

What You'll Get

  • Type of food: Sunday roast
  • What’s included: three-course Sunday roast with a glass of Prosecco per person
  • Valid Sunday only, served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Starters include:
    • Spiced sweet potato soup and warm sourdough bread (v)
    • Watercress, lamb’s lettuce, grapes, walnuts, celery, goat’s cheese, aged balsamic vinegar (v)
    • Ham hock and Stilton croquettes, cranberry coulis
    • The Clock N8 deep-fried salt and pepper squid, chilli and ginger mayonnaise
    • Grilled Madagascan Tiger prawns, smoked paprika and garlic butter
    • Warm smoked mackerel, salt-baked beetroot, dill and fresh horseradish sauce
    • Scottish Salmon gravadlax, red onion, capers, Rye bread
    • Homemade game terrine, Cumberland sauce, pickled vegetables
  • Mains include:
    • Heritage beetroot Wellington served with shallots purée, roast potatoes (Vegan)
    • Superior Scottish Salmon suprême, hollandaise sauce
    • Half Suffolk chicken, bread sauce, pigs in blankets
    • Roast Old Spot pork belly, apple sauce, crackling
    • 35-day aged Scottish sirloin, horseradish sauce
  • Desserts include:
    • The Clock N8 Eton mess
    • Apple and blackberry crumble, vanilla Ice cream
    • Bailey’s and espresso chocolate pot, Amaretto biscuit
Sunday Roast with Prosecco

Circular Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise on the River Thames for Adult or Child at Circular Cruise Westminster (Up to 45% Off)

What You'll Get

Choose from Four Options

  • £5.95 for a return ticket for a circular cruise on the Thames for one child, Monday - Friday (45% off)
  • £8.75 for a return ticket for a circular cruise on the Thames for one adult, Monday - Friday (45% off)
  • £8.50 for a return ticket for a circular cruise on the Thames for one child, Saturday - Sunday (21% off)
  • £12.75 for a return ticket for a circular cruise on the Thames for one adult, Saturday - Sunday (20% off)
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Cruise details:

  • Embarks at any pier: Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier and St Katharine’s Pier, hop-on and hop off between stops
  • No stops taken on a return journey
  • A complete circular cruise takes an hour
  • Until 27 October, the first cruise at 10 a.m., then every 30 minutes with the last cruise at 4 p.m.
  • From 28 October, the first cruise at 10.20 a.m., then every 40 minutes with the last cruise at 3.30 p.m.
  • From 2 January, the first cruise at 10.20 a.m., then every 40 minutes with the last cruise at 3 p.m.
  • No service on 24-26 December and 1 January
Circular Cruise on the Thames: Child (£5.95), Adult (£8.75)

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Debenhams Breakfast - Over 90 Locations!

£2.99 instead of £6 for a Debenhams breakfast for one person with a choice of eight items - choose from over 90 locations and save 50%

Valentine's @ Disneyland® Paris & Tour of Paris

£149 instead of £199 for a return coach trip to Paris on valentine's day with entry to Disneyland® Paris and a photo opportunity at the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe from Coach Innovations - save 25%

Afternoon Tea for 2 - Prosecco Upgrade!

£20.95 instead of £39.90 for an afternoon tea for two, £26.95 with a glass of Prosecco each at Coulsdon Manor & Golf - save up to 47%

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Revolution Cocktail Afternoon Tea for 2, 3 or 4 - 56 Locations!

£25 instead of £50 for a cocktail afternoon tea for two people, £37.50 for three people or £49.95 for four at Revolution - go any day of the week, choose from 56 UK locations and save up to 50%

Natural History Museum - Tickets now on sale! Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

The National Gallery - Celebrate the year of the rat at our family festival!

Fan dancing © The National Gallery, London

Chinese New Year family festival

Join us in celebrating the year of the rat with a fun-packed day of family activities. From creating your own zodiac top trumps to watching a colourful children's dance, there's fun for the whole family to enjoy.

More in January

Welcome Wednesdays © The National Gallery, London

Welcome Wednesdays

Take part in interactive music, storytelling, dance, or messy art activities, and explore a different painting each week. For babies, toddlers and their grown-ups.
Every Wednesday during term-time
Sunday studio © The National Gallery, London

Sunday studio

Delve into the mind of the artist behind the masterpiece. Try out techniques used by Leonardo da Vinci to record his ideas and inventions. Fun for the whole family. 
Sunday 19 January

February half-term sorted!

Studio play © The National Gallery, London

Studio play

This half-term transform the studio through line and colour. Take a look at past paintings through the eyes of a modern artist. For families, under 5s.
Monday 17 February, free drop-in
BabyJazz © The National Gallery, London

Re-visit, re-work, re-view

Get creative as a family and discover a new take on Old Masters. Experiment with materials and techniques, colour and line. For all ages.
18 – 20 February, free drop-in