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For the next two Saturdays in December, visitors to the West End can enjoy Christmas shopping and other festive activities along Regent Street which has been pedestrianised to aid social distancing. This week, you can explore a new photography exhibition or the Natural History Museum’s JK Rowling inspired exhibition, there’s also an exciting Korean music collaboration and cosy alpine themed cabins to keep you entertained.
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What: Dulwich Picture Gallery is set to reopen their doors with their reimagined welcome hall designed by British/Balinese artist, Sinta Tantra and a creative rehang of the Gallery's world-renowned collection. Their brand-new exhibition, which coincides with the reopening, Unearthed: Photography's Roots, is a striking display that shines a fresh light on the history of photography by exploring images of plants and botany from the 1840’s through to today. Tickets can be purchased here.
What: Soojin Suh, one of Korea’s leading experimental drummers will be collaborating with BBC Jazz Award-winning, Mercury Music Prize-nominated pianist / composer and ECM artist, Kit Downes. Viewers can now watch the collaboration on a livestream on Youtube after their live performance as part of EFG London Jazz Festival earlier this month was postponed due to lockdown. The show will be filmed in London and Seoul and will be accompanied by Ruth Goller and filmed by Pedro Valesco. The livestream can be watched here.
What: Discover how the wonders of the natural world have inspired myths, legends and magical creatures for generations. Centred on JK Rowling’s wizarding world, the exhibition will feature creatures, specimens and artefacts from the museum’s scientific collection, but with a mystical twist from magical zoologist Newt Scamander. Celebrate real-world scientists who help us to understand our planet's extraordinary creatures and how best we can protect them for the future. Tickets can be booked here.
When: Wednesday 9 December until Wednesday 31 March 2021, and temporarily closed from Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 December 2020.
What: The West End is set to become completely traffic-free for the first three Saturdays of December. Make the most of one of London’s most loved shopping destinations, Regent Street, with the iconic curve now becoming pedestrianised. West End retailers and restaurateurs are joining together as part of #MyWestEnd, where visitors are invited to come and enjoy Christmas feasts or take advantage of the winter workshops, gift-wrapping, present personalisation and other festive activities.
What: The Berkeley has now unveiled Winter at the Garden which consists of five cosy wooden cabins that seat up to six diners for an alpine-themed culinary experience. The cabins are adorned with flickering candles, wreaths courtesy of McQueens and are surround by a forest of fir trees and fairy lights. Guests can enjoy specialties such as a showstopping raclette grill or fondue for mains and strudel or flambéed baked Alaska for dessert. A punchy hot chocolate will be served table-side and there is a wide range of craft beer, wines, champagnes, hot ciders and cocktails available to choose from. To book a cabin press here.