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This Week: 31 December - 6 January

31 December 2018 Billie Manning

In a week that straddles two different years, it’s time to shake off the Christmas stupor and step blinking back into the light of the cultural delights London has to offer.

Celebrate the New Year
First off, of course, it’s time to see off 2018 and celebrate the start of a new era in 2019. If you’re still stuck for ideas for your New Year’s Eve (better get moving) we’ve got New Year’s Eve events for every type of Londoner, whether you want to party or not. If you’d like to start the New Year off on an angelic note, we also have plenty of wholesome 1 January event suggestions for you.
 
David Bowie Week with Feeling Gloomy
It’s January, which means it’s the proper time of year (other than the whole rest of the year, obviously) to be worshipping at the altar of our dear, departed David Bowie. Melancholy club night Feeling Gloomy has you covered with not one but two Bowie related events this week. First up is Feeling Gloomy proper, where you’ll get to hear all the best low-tempo Bowie amongst its usual anthems of doom and gloom. Then it’s over to the wonderful Ally Pally ice rink for Life on Mars?, a Bowie skating event.


 
Life in the Medieval Palace
New this week at the Tower of London, step back 700 years and enter the Tower of London’s Medieval Palace, home of King Edward I, Hammer of the Scots. Visitors can expect to meet various colourful characters from the past, including Edward’s new wife and Queen, Margaret of France, and enjoy live drama exploring a world of chivalrous knights, troublesome lords and royal prisoners.

2 January – 31 March, Tower of London
 
Movie Maths with Prince Charles Cinema
Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square is well-known for its quirky listings, often hosting movie marathons and pyjama parties. This week, their series ‘Movie Maths’ returns, where two movies are shown, succeeded by a final film which can only be described as the love child of the previous two. This edition: Robocop + The Raid = Dredd. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, come back the next day for something a little different: a Sofia Coppola double-bill, with two of the celebrated director’s most well-known works, The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation.


Image: Prince Charles Cinema via Facebook
 
Explore the city by foot
It’s surprising how little we can know about the city we live in past the boundaries of our own borough. It’s also surprising just how good a walk can be for your brain as well as your body. So, in the name of shaking off any possibility of January blues and getting to know London a little better, why not head out on a brisk London walk? We’ve rounded up the best ones of all for an invigorating day out – just remember your raincoat, you’ve lived here long enough to know that.
 
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