Take pleasure in Christmas carols at Lambeth PalaceThings to do
SOUND OF MUSICALS: Banish all ideas of Julie Andrews as The Sound Of Musicals begins a brief run. The present is a mix of musical theatre karaoke, vaudeville, selection, sing-along, and dressing up, starring Olivier award-winning drag star Le Gateau Chocolat and various drag artist Jonny Woo. Roundhouse (Camden), £15, e-book forward, 11-14 December
MUSIC HALL TOUR: Take a guided tour of Wilton’s Music Corridor — a venue that consists of 5 terraced homes and a efficiency house. The occasion covers the constructing’s historical past, from the 17th century via to immediately, together with a few of the stand-out occasions which have occurred and performers who’ve labored there. Wilton’s, (Limehouse), £8, e-book forward, 11am
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: The V&A Museum hosts a free lunchtime lecture about Christmas traditions that date from the Victorian period. Christmas playing cards, crackers and bushes had been all thought up within the mid-19th century. Rebecca Mitchell, editor of Fashioning the Victorians, additionally covers festive clothes and decorations. V&A Museum (South Kensington), free, simply flip up, 1pm-1.45pm
Spend your lunch break studying about Victorian Christmas traditionsTEA DANCE: Everybody’s welcome at Southbank Centre’s free social tea dance, whether or not you are an skilled dancer or a whole newbie. Count on a festive twist this month, and there is no have to carry a associate. The DJ performs salsa, swing, ballroom and jive tracks to information you across the dancefloor. Southbank Centre, free, simply flip up, 1.30pm
CURATOR TALK: The curator of the present Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre? exhibition provides a speak about placing the show collectively. It is about German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon, and this speak is an opportunity to delve somewhat deeper into a few of the themes of the exhibition. Jewish Museum (Camden), £6.50-£8.50, e-book forward, 2pm-2.45pm
CHRISTMAS PARTY: There is a free Christmas occasion, and everybody’s welcome. It is a family-friendly occasion with artwork, crafts, dance performances, music and festive foods and drinks. Elephant & Fort Neighborhood Hub, free, simply flip up, 3pm-6pm
The Jewish Museum hosts a curator’s talkWAR ON THE NHS: Watch filmmaker and journalist John Pilger’s newest movie The Soiled Warfare On The NHS. It is a tribute to the well being service, but additionally a warning in opposition to dismantling it, and tonight’s screening is adopted by a Q&A with Pilger himself. Bertha DocHouse (Bloomsbury), £12.50/£10, e-book forward, 6.30pm
D-DAY HISTORY: Main army historian Dr Peter Caddick-Adams gives a brand new perspective on the Allied invasion of France in June 1944. For his speak, he attracts on a decade of archival analysis and hundreds of interviews to debate the experiences of each main army pressure concerned within the operation together with paratroopers, sailors and aircrew, resistance fighters in France, and even the German Wehrmacht. Nationwide Military Museum (Chelsea), £8, e-book forward, 6.30pm-8pm
CAROL CONCERTS: There are many locations to take pleasure in a spot of festive music tonight:
Fixing Children’ Most cancers’s fundraising live performance options the London Oratory College Chamber Choir and readings by particular friends, and is adopted by mince pies and mulled wine. St Mary’s Church (Marylebone), £20/£5, e-book forward, 6.30pm-8.30pm
The International and Commonwealth Workplace Choir performs a number of conventional and trendy Christmas songs at Lambeth Palace. Hear festive readings, take part with a few of the carols, and luxuriate in mulled wine and a mince pie within the Guard Room. Lambeth Palace, £30-£38, e-book forward, 6.30pm-9.30pm
The London Choral Sinfonia begins with a number of acquainted carols, ending the live performance with Britten’s Christmas cantata, Saint Nicolas. There is a pre-concert recital at 6.30pm too. St John’s Smith Sq., £10-£35, e-book forward, 7.30pm
Childline’s Merry Little Christmas Live performance options movie star readings, musical performances and sing alongside carols, elevating cash for Childline’s work supporting weak younger folks. Holy Trinity (Chelsea), £40/£10, e-book forward, 7.30pm
Everybody’s welcome at IDMC Gospel Choir’s live performance, with carols supported by a brass band quintet. It raises cash for charity Feed The Minds, which helps folks residing in poverty world wide. Wesley’s Chapel (Outdated Avenue), £12-£14, e-book forward, 7.30pm-9pm
Get your dancing footwear on at Southbank CentreDRAG BINGO: It is bingo… however not as your nan is aware of it. Drag Bingo guarantees “an evening of balls, wigs and satanic invocation”, all hosted by a few of London’s prime drag stars. Full home! Queen of Hoxton, from £1, e-book forward, 7pm
TRANS POWER: Hear from writer and campaigner Juno Roche as she launches her new e-book, Trans Energy. In it, she highlights the range of trans identities and experiences, following intimate conversations she had with influential figures within the trans group. Housmans (King’s Cross), £5/£3/£1, e-book forward, 7pm-8pm
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