phone mail2 facebook twitter play whatsapp
Advertisement
Leopold (1822-95) and Rudolf (1857-1939) Blaschka, Glass model of a Portuguese man o’war. Image Courtesy George Loudon Collection, Photograph by Rosamond Purcell

This Week: 3 - 9 December

3 December 2018 Billie Manning

Winter Warmers at London Union Chapel
This week is winter warmers week at London Union Chapel in Islington, and with family-friendly screenings of the Muppet Christmas Carol, Home Alone and more, a very funky-sounding round of disco yoga (complete with glitter station), a cockney singalong with all your favourite tunes and a Christmas market, there’s no way you’ll leave without feeling at least a little festive. Additionally, all proceeds from the “Winter Warmer” events will go towards the crowdfunding campaign to save the Sunday School Hall – all in the spirit of Christmas.


 
Winter Warmer Week, 3 - 9 December, London Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN
 
Sam Avery: The Learner Parent                    
Comedian Sam Avery's honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps - right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale - will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.


 
The Learner Parent, 4 December, Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BX

 
Disco Brunch Christmas Special
Just because Christmas is on its way, doesn’t mean you can’t keep grooving. Disco Brunch’s Christmas Special will combine soul-moving hits with a 2-course brunch and an hour of bottomless cocktails. The afternoon of disco, funk, nu-disco, and house music is hosted by the show-stopping Diana Wrong. Guests can also expect a Prince tribute - if you’ve made the most of your bottomless cocktails, he’ll seem just like the real thing.
 
Disco Brunch Christmas Special, 8 December, at a secret location
 
Mitsuko Uchida at the Royal Festival Hall
For any classical music lovers, these two performances by Mitsuko Uchida of Schubert’s piano sonatas should be an unmissable one. Grammy-winner Uchida will  also be returning to the Royal Festival Hall in March next year to  continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos.


 
Mitsuko Uchida, 4 and 7 December 2018, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX
 
Surreal Science at Whitechapel Galleries
Artist Salvatore Arancio has worked with the George Loudon collection to create Surreal Science, bringing together inner and outer worlds. Arancio has both selected beautifully crafted objects from Loudon’s collection of 19th century scientific teaching models and created new works inspired by the objects.

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Glass model of a Portuguese man o’war. Image Courtesy George Loudon Collection, photograph by Rosamond Purcell
 
Surreal Science, until 6 January, Whitechapel Galleries, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX. Free entry

Peter Pan at Park Theatre
Also opening this week is Park Theatre’s production of Peter Pan, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the first Park Theatre production to ever feature flying effects. The tale of Neverland and the boy who never grew up is always a family favourite and this production promises to sprinkle more than a little fairy dust over London this Christmas.


 
Peter Pan, 5 December 2018 – 5 January 2019, Park200, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP
 
Advertisement

Most popular

What to See at The Cinema

What to See at The Cinema

Your go-to guide to what's on the silver screen
Advertisement
Five Unmissable Artworks to See For Free in London

Five Unmissable Artworks to See For Free in London

Masterpieces you can enjoy without lightening your wallet
Advertisement
Win a three month Bloom & Wild subscription!

Win a three month Bloom & Wild subscription!

As the year creeps on and we search for the slightest sign of Spring, we turn to one of nature's most comely creations: flowers.
Advertisement
How to Spend a Rainy Day in London

How to Spend a Rainy Day in London

This list will get you positively praying for precipitation
Advertisement
The Best Areas for Breakfast in London

The Best Areas for Breakfast in London

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we say: true
Win two tickets to Ghost Stories!

Lyric Hammersmith - Win two tickets to Ghost Stories!

Following record breaking sell out shows and a West End transfer, the original terrifying live production is back.
Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 in London

Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 in London

The Year of the Dog is coming to a close and the Year of the Pig is on its way
Win a £50 voucher!

Everyman Cinema - Win a £50 voucher!

Indulge in a cinema trip with a lavish twist.
London’s Best Florists

London’s Best Florists

For the coolest, most creative, luxurious blooms around
What’s On For Families in February

What’s On For Families in February

Five fabulous ways to keep the kids entertained throughout the month

Your inbox deserves a little culture!!

Advertisement