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This week: 27 November – 3 December

27 November 2017 Katie Da Cunha Lewin

From Oscar Wilde, to star gazing, to candlelit tours, there are lots of interesting and unusual things happening in London this week. Here's a few great things to do in amongst your Christmas shopping!

Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance: Live at Cinemas

The famous play by Oscar Wilde will be broadcast to over 400 cinemas nationwide next week on November 28. The critically acclaimed play will be broadcast direct from London's Vaudeville Theatre and will feature Olivier Award-winning actor Eve Best as Mrs. Arbuthnot and BAFTA-nominated Anne Reid as Lady Hunstanton, alongside Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt.

 A Woman of No Importance will broadcast live from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on 28 November 2017 into cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

Festive Candlelit Tours at Benjamin Franklin House

The only remaining Franklin residence anywhere in the world, and opened in 2006, the house is a new kind of museum, hosting lectures and events, as well as special historical experiences.  This week, the House invites you to experience a cosy festive candlelit tour. Come and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie in Franklin’s parlour before exploring the House and hearing about Georgian Christmas celebrations at these special after-hours openings.

Festive Candlelit Tours at Benjamin Franklin House is on 30 November. Tickets from £10.


Image credit: Festive Candlelit Tours at Benjamin Franklin House

An Evening with the Stars

The popular after dark experience at the Royal Observatory Greenwich includes a show in London’s only public planetarium and the chance to look through the gigantic Great Equatorial Telescope. Plus, spend some time on the Greenwich Meridian with a hot drink, an amazing view and astronomers on hand to answer all your space-related questions.

An Evening with the Stars is at Royal Observatory Greenwich is on the 1 and 2 December. Tickets from £14.


Image credit: Royal Observatory Greenwich

Trinh T Minh-Ha at the ICA

The ICA is hosting a retrospective dedicated to Trinh T Minh-Ha, the Vietnamese-born writer, theorist, composer and filmmaker. Trinh will be delivering a lecture as part of the season, as well as talking about her work after the screenings.     
 
Trinh T Minh-Ha at the ICA from 2 – 7 December. Tickets from £5


Image credit: Trinh T Minh-Ha

 
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