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This Week 14 - 20 November

This Week 14 - 20 November

14 November 2016 Belphoebe New

This week, London will light up with festive cheer as Christmas anticipation sets in, the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas gifts whilst strolling under colourful lights and through festive markets. If you’re not quite ready for the season of goodwill, there are plenty of exciting alternative events this week, from a heated debate on the future of punk to a museum late about one of history’s most scandalous celebrities.

The Punk London Debate at The Museum of London
As part of The Museum of London’s current free exhibition Punks, leading figures from the punk and music industry will come together to debate the question: Is London still punk? Chaired by broadcaster and musician Vivien Goldman, the panellists will include model, actress and iconic punk Jordan, former Buzzcocks’ manager, Richard Boon, The Guardian’s Kate Hutchinson and musician and writer/performer, Jen Calleja. Also present will be Joe Corré - the son of the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood - who plans to burn his entire collection of punk memorabilia. In true punk spirit, there will be two open mics during the debate so that the audience can interrupt and participate throughout.
 
The Punk London debate is on the 18 November at 7pm. Tickets are £12.00, find out more here.



Tate Modern Christmas Market
Returning for its third year, The Tate Modern Christmas Market is open from 19 November until 23 December 2016. A German style Christmas market, it features decorated wooden chalets selling hand-crafted gifts including wooden toys, jewellery and kaleidoscopes. Sip a warming “Glühwein” (German Mulled Wine) at the Moose Bar while listening to Christmas Music, enjoy a famous German Bratwurst or indulge yourself with roasted chestnuts, gingerbread hearts and many other treats.
 
The Tate Modern Christmas Market runs from Saturday 19 Nov – Friday 23 December. Find out more here.



Teller on Mapplethorpe
In an incredible meeting of minds from the world of photography, acclaimed German fashion photographer Juergen Teller has curated an exhibition of the work of daring and controversial American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Teller's selection of 58 images exposes works within Mapplethorpe's archive that have rarely been exhibited before and span Mapplethorpe's entire career, ranging from the unique Polaroids of the early 1970s to his iconic medium of silver gelatin photographs from the mid-70s through to the late 80s.

Teller on Mapplethorpe opens 18 November until 7 January 2017. Find out more here


Robert Mapplethorpe, Shoes on Plates, 1984, Copyright Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York

Regent Street Presents The Spirit of Christmas
If you haven’t seen any Christmas lights being turned on this season, this may be the perfect event, with star-studded appearances and performances from Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Odell. Holly Willoughby will turn on the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ lights, which take inspiration from the very first central London illuminations in 1954, together with Heart Breakfast’s Jamie Theakston and his Spice Girl co-host Emma Bunton.
 
Regent Street Presents The Spirit of Christmas on Thursday 17 November. This event is free, find out more here.


 
Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity Late – Thursday 17th November
 
This unique museum late will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the gossip and scandal of the RMG’s new exhibition Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity after hours, a dramatic biographical journey through the life of one the most famous international celebrities of her time. Comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi will speak to exhibition curator Quintin Colville about Emma Hamilton’s life and times, and jazz band Four Femmes will bring unique comedy and entertainment. Learn more about the Emma Hamilton’s celebrity status with workshops, or sit for your very own cartoon likeness to take home. 
 
Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity Late is on Thursday 17 November. Tickets are £15, find out more here.


 

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