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Claude Monet 'Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect' (c) Courtesy Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

This week 1 – 7 January

1 January 2018 Katie Da Cunha Lewin

Happy New Year! What are your resolutions? If it’s to see some more culture, or make the most of London, then our top picks this week are an excellent place to start!

Uzbek Rhapsody: The Films of Ali Khamraev

Close Up Cinema host a series of 35mm screenings by the Uzbek filmmaker Ali Khamraev. They are showing three of his films from the 70s and 80s, ‘Man Follow Birds’, ‘The Bodyguard’, and ‘I Remember You’.  Curator Herb Shellenberger will introduce each screening.
 
Uzbek Rhapsody: The Films of Ali Khamraev is at Close Up Cinema 3 - 5 January. Tickets from £8.


 

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House

Catch this double bill of classic opera at the Royal Opera House. Damiano Michieletto sets these two separate operas in the same villages, so characters can move from one to the other.  Don’t miss the chance to see this Oliver-award winning production.

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci are at the Royal Opera House until 13 January. Tickets from £13.

 
Cavalleria rusticana at the Royal Opera House (c) Catherine Ashmore
 

Illuminating India: Photography 1857–2017 at The Science Museum.

The Science Museum showcases the history of India through photography, both how it was used by visitors documenting the country, as well as by Indians themselves as a tool of self-expression. See a range of photography from Henri Cartier-Bresson to contemporary work by award-winning photographer Vasantha Yogananthan
 
Illuminating India is at The Science Museum until 31 March. Admission free but booking required.
 

Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870-1904) at Tate Britain

The Tate Britain display work by some of the best-known French painters from the 19th and early 20th century in this blockbuster exhibition. Monet, Pisarro and Tisot came to London during the Franco-Prussian war and created works that responded to their new home and British society.

Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870-1904) is at Tate Britain until 7 May 2018. Tickets from £15.90.

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