Monday, 30 October 2017

The Spirit of Christmas - Regent Street Christmas Lights - Thursday 16th 2017


·         WHAT:       Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch On
·         WHERE:     Regent Street (Corner of Vigo Street), W1B 2EL
·         WHEN:      Thursday 16th November 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Switch On show approx. 6.00pm – 7.00pm
·         PRICE:       Free

The Spirit of Christmas returns to London’s most iconic street on Thursday 16th November, with a magical, festive celebration to mark the switch-on of the capital’s largest Christmas lighting scheme.

Regent Street was the very first central London street to introduce festive lighting and decoration back in 1954 to bring the spirit of Christmas to all Londoners. The tradition has carried on and since influenced many other destinations nationwide to bring this spirit to their local communities through festive lighting schemes.

From 4pm on November 16th, the grand stretch of Regent Street will be fully pedestrianised from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus until 9pm, enabling visitors to the capital to soak up the festive atmosphere amongst Regent Street’s world-class shops and restaurants.  Stores, restaurants, hotels and bars will be opening their doors for the evening to offer exclusive treats and surprises – the perfect opportunity to buy gifts for loved ones or celebrate ahead of Christmas. Bigger and more twinkling than ever, the event will begin with an array of performances from special guests, including an iconic artist and a world-class performance to be announced very soon.

The fleet of spectacular large-scale ‘spirits’ – Regent Street’s most ambitions lighting scheme – will return for a second year to soar the length of one of London’s most recognisable destinations. Designed by leading British lighting creatives, James Glancy Design, the scheme is a breath-taking gift to the street’s visitors to mark the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.

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CELEBRATE A CHRISTMAS LIKE NO OTHER IN ST JAMES’S London - Join us on Thursday 16th November

St James's Logo

On Thursday 16th November St James’s will be transformed for the festive season as we launch our Christmas light installation, with a special switch-on moment. A live choir will set the scene in St James’s Market alongside an evening of one of kind events in stores and restaurants across St James’s. The dazzling display will form a warm canopy of light above the streets of St James’s with a series of dramatic, large-scale spirit figures, lit from within with twinkling spotlights, each soaring above the visitors to Jermyn Street, Regent Street St James’s and St James’s Market. St James’s is defined by its specialty shops and unique offering. World renowned heritage brands such as Turnbull & Asser, Fortnum & Mason and Floris sit alongside contemporary brands including Sunspel, Jigsaw Emporium and Grenson, making St James’s the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping. Stores throughout St James’s will be giving unique offers, in-store masterclasses and more.

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Between royal palaces and parliament, St James’s has provided the finest of goods and services since the seventeenth century. Today, its architectural heritage, luxury retailing and exceptional dining are the evidence of a village still very much at the centre of London life.

Pelicans in St James's Park


You’re invited to see the one and only RITA ORA officially light up Oxford Street for the festive season with our friends the NSPCC & Capital FM
rita head shot
Our spectacular show line up also includes X-Factor heart throbs, 2016 winner Matt Terry and boy band 5 After Midnight and will be hosted by the UK’s number one breakfast show presenters Roman Kemp & Vick Hope..
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: A general view of the atmosphere during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company)

And if that’s not enough for you…
You’ll also be treated to a high-octane 1940s, New Orleans-themed jazz show from Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe.
You are invited to come down from 5pm and this year’s switch on will be taking place outside Park House, near Marks & Spencer Marble Arch.

BBC Audience - Join us for a special BBC Children in Need pre-record!

Children in Need: Pre-Record
We have a very rare and exciting afternoon recording for Children in Need on Wednesday 15 November at BBC Elstree featuring three fantastic performances. It will include performances from the cast of the hit West End show, Annie, feature Craig Revel Horwood, a performance by chart topper Rita Ora and an exclusive performance by the queens of west end; Beverley KnightAmber Rileyand Cassidy Janson as the Leading Ladies

** Please remember this is not the main live show on Friday 17 November but some really exciting moments that will be included in the show. If you are successful in your application for tickets for the pre-record this does NOT entitle you to a place in the main live studio show. Please also note we will have an interval on this recording and we expect to finish around 6.30pm so do come prepared to stay until the end. ** 

Date: Wednesday 15 November
Venue: BBC Elstree Studios
Doors open: 1.45pm
Recording starts: 2.30pm 

Tickets will be allocated by random draw

You can register at any time until 11pm on Wednesday 1 November

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets . 

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Good luck! 

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, 8 December with Butterbeer, Souvenir and Special Guest

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Warner Bros: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, 8 December with Butterbeer, Souvenir and Special Guest

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Once doors have closed to the public on 1st, 8th, 14th and 15th December, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will welcome Groupon members for an exclusive Christmas event. Available for entry from 3.30pm, guests will be granted after-hours access to a tour which showcases authentic sets, props and costumes from the Harry Potter film series. All guests will receive a complimentary retail souvenir on arrival and the tour will stay open until midnight on these special nights.
For the first time ever, the Great Hall stage will be decorated as it was for the iconic Yule Ball. As seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the celebration of the Triwizard Tournament saw every detail of the Great Hall covered in shimmering silver, dripping icicles and sparkling snow. Groupon Members will get a taster of this incredible set dress as the top section of the Great Hall will be transformed with snow-covered Christmas trees, icicles and an orchestra of magical instruments. In addition to the Yule Ball decoration, The Great Hall will be lined with Christmas trees and the long dining tables of the Great Hall will be dressed as they were for seasonal feasts at Hogwarts with prop versions of roast turkeys, hams studded with cherries and even Christmas puddings surrounded by real flames.
As part of the Hogwarts in the Snow feature, many of the iconic sets housed at the Studio Tour will receive a festive makeover. The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory will be decorated with the original props and the Hogwarts castle model will be transformed with a layer of filmmaking snow.
While exploring the attraction, guests will also be able to enjoy experiences that have been specifically added for Groupon members like enjoying a special demonstration courtesy of John Richardson, Special Effects Supervisor from the Harry Potter film series. They’ll get the chance to learn wand moves and can ‘fly’ a broomstick like a member of the cast in the Studio Tour’s green screen experience
During a short break in the attraction’s Backlot Cafe, guests will be able to enjoy a selected hot meal; a glass of wine, beer, hot or soft drink; and a Butterbeer™ served in a souvenir cup to take home! They’ll also get the chance to meet the Death Eaters in the shadows of Diagon Alley before being completely enchanted by the vision of a snowy Hogwarts Castle, especially created for the festive period.
On-site parking is available, as is a return shuttle bus from Watford Junction station if required.

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