Remember remember the fifth of November? Why just remember the fifth of November when you can remember all of November. If you’re looking to get creative, explore or just get into the festive spirit, we have a selection of local events below that should help you on your way…
It’s never too early to throw some fancy shapes around an ice rink, especially when it’s on the grounds of the Natural History Museum. Get into the festive spirit with a skate around their glistening ice rink. Afterwards, you can retire inside with your nearest and dearest and enjoy a warm mulled wine and a glorious mince pie. This is always one of the most popular and magical ice rinks in London and will remain open until 12 January 2020. Why not visit more than once and who knows, you could be the next Torvill or Dean.
When: Until 12 January
Where: Natural History Museum
Ever wanted to visit the pyramids in Egypt and learn more about the tomb of Tutankhamun that was discovered by the British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon in 1922? Well, you don’t need to travel all the way to Egypt, the King’s Road in Chelsea will do just fine. Tutankhamun: Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh will display 150 artefacts on this final tour around the world before the pieces return to Egypt forever. You’re guaranteed a dazzling display of history.
When: 2 November 2019 – 3 May 2020
Where: Saatchi Gallery
This is such a unique and rare event that welcomes craftsmen from all across the globe who specialise in creating the most exquisite miniature furniture. There will be beautifully handcrafted dollhouses on display along with bespoke miniature furniture. People travel from all over the world to come to this well-established festival. This is not just for collectors, this is a day for everyone. If you’re looking for a special gift for a loved one this Christmas, then this could be your one-stop-shop!
When: 30 November 2019
Where: Kensington Town Hall
Being kind to the environment and planet is what we are all striving to do. Why not do your little bit this Christmas and create your own watercolour cards. You’ll be in good hands with The Chelsea School of Botanical Art to guide you every step of the way. This is such a relaxing way to get into the festive spirit and create your own personalised cards for friends, family and loved ones. There is a small investment involved in this day course. Lunch and refreshments will be included. Let your creative juices flow.
When: 18 November 2019
Where: Chelsea Physic Garden
If you enjoy classical music in thrilling surrounds then this is one not to be missed. There will be music, multicoloured laser displays and the famous thundering finale to the music of 1812 Overture. This year, the show is celebrating 30 years at the Royal Albert Hall. Another classic way to get into the festive spirit.
When: 21-24 November 2019
Where: Royal Albert Hall
Get an insight into the creative mind of one of the world’s most inventive photographers. You will learn about his extraordinary creative process and there will be ten new pieces of his work on display. There will be photos, films and installations, fully immersive experience from the get-go. There will also be many a phallus on display throughout, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled! A wonderful day witnessing wonderful things.
When: Until March 2020
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