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Somerset House Exhibition: 24/7

31 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
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Trafalgar Square Christmas Market

8 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5 January 2020 @ 10:00 pm
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Skate at Somerset House

13 November 2019 - 12 January 2020
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Special Offer – Festive Film & Fizz at One Aldwych

22 November 2019 - 1 January 2020
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Christmas at the Museum

30 November 2019 - 5 January 2020
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31 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

Somerset House Exhibition: 24/7

An essential exhibition for today, exploring the non-stop nature of modern life.

8 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5 January 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Trafalgar Square Christmas Market

A new Christmas Market will open on the North Terrace of  the world famous Trafalgar Square on Friday 8th November.

13 November 2019 - 12 January 2020

Skate at Somerset House

One of London’s favourite winter traditions, Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason has something for everybody, with skating lessons, our late-night DJs series Skate Lates, and our first-ever Skate all-nighter on Saturday 07 December.

22 November 2019 - 1 January 2020

Special Offer – Festive Film & Fizz at One Aldwych

What says Christmas more than a heart-warming festive film? Join us for a Festive Film & Fizz experience during November and December as we screen romantic comedies, fantasies and other much-loved Christmas classics. Each film is shown in our luxurious private cinema and comes – of course – with a sparkling glass of Champagne. A three-course dinner or brunch follows the film, making Film & Fizz the ultimate Christmas treat.

30 November 2019 - 5 January 2020

Christmas at the Museum

Santa will be visiting the London Transport Museum throughout December! Visit him in his secret hideaway, full of twinkling lights and comfy seats, or see if you can track him down in one of the heritage vehicles in the Museum for a super Santa selfie.

You can also take part in family activities including crafts and sing-along sessions.

2 December @ 12:00 pm - 13 December @ 6:00 pm

King’s College London: Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health

The mouth is a mirror of mind and mood. Beyond this, it is a gateway to a remarkable microbiome that shapes many of our sensory experiences, affecting self-esteem and influencing our quality of life.

This exhibition in the Arcade at Bush House is the culmination of the Arts in Dentistry Innovation Programme – an experimental arts-based approach that has brought new perspectives to the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences’ aim to understand disease, enhance health and restore function.

6 December @ 11:00 pm - 7 December @ 8:00 am

Skate & Exhibition All-Nighter

Calling all night owls, shift-workers and insomniacs – come and experience London’s most beautiful ice rink and exhibition 24/7 in the depths of the night.

7 December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Great Christmas Pudding Race

One of the most exciting events of the Christmas season, this charity fun run takes place in London’s iconic Covent Garden helping to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

9 December - 24 December

Carol Singing at Trafalgar Square

From Monday 9 to Tuesday 24 December 2019 (excluding 14 and 22 December), over 40 carol singing groups will gather beneath the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to delight bystanders.

11 December @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Northbank Nature Club: Christmas Wreaths

Get in the festive spirit by joining in with Jar and Fern's Christmas wreath making workshop. They will run you through the interesting history of festive wreath making and introduce you to the finest seasonal foliage, freshly sourced from New Covent Garden flower market.

23 December @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr Bike pop-up event

At Dr Bike sessions experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tire pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

13 January 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 28 February 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl is a new immersive film-based installation at King’s College London. Created by artist and King’s academic Kate McMillan (Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities), the project explores various research interests including climate change and the Anthropocene, a proposed geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. The project also explores the role of creativity in forming memory and the consequences of neglecting female histories.

Using the DH Lawrence book of the same name as a starting point, the film depicts the experience of a fictional cave-dwelling girl living on the coast of England. Bereft of other people, the film narrates the experiences of this character seemingly alone in a dystopian future, set within a future-time which suggests the decimation of civilisation as we know it. Without language and prior knowledge, the young woman must make sense of her existence only through the debris washed up from the ocean to form meaning and language.

4 April 2020 - 26 July 2020

National Gallery Exhibition: Artemisia

This is an unmissable exhibition coming to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Come face-to-face with Artemisia and her paintings in the first major exhibition of her work in the UK.

At a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia Gentileschi was exceptional. She enjoyed a long and successful career as a painter, spanning more than 40 years, and she was the first woman to gain membership to the artists’ academy – the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno – in Florence.

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