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The Acid Test @ The Cockpit
05 – 09 Dec Tickets £15/£12

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Three flawed young women and one lonely middle-aged Father pull each other through a reckless night of alcohol, weed and emotional outpourings.
A play on millennial crises.

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Touching on generational divides, father-daughter relationships and the balance between self-preservation and self-exposure, Anya Reiss’s second play ‘The Acid Test’ reveals those struggling to take responsibility for their own adulthood.

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Show Times Daily 19.30
Duration
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The Cockpit
Gateforth Street
London, Lnd NW8 8EH
United Kingdom



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Pizza Man @ Etcetera Theatre
05 – 09 Dec Tickets £12.50

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Enter: an unsuspecting pizza delivery man. Coaxed into the flat to share an innocent beer with two women. The evening gets wilder, crazier, angrier, and very, very funny.
“A darling comedy of the female dilemma that deserves a long life.” Dramalogue

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It’s a hot summer evening in New York City and Julie Rodgers has had a bad day. She’s just been fired after being propositioned by her boss. She’s broke, disillusioned, and decides to drink the pain away.

Her roommate, Alice, comes home wild and frantic. Her boyfriend has gone back to his wife, kick starting her unhealthy eating habits.

Julie suggests another way to vent their man-induced frustrations: they should pick a guy, any guy… and take advantage of him. Men have been doing it for years, why can’t a woman try it?

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Show Times Daily 19.00 14.00
Duration
Age
88 Landor Rd
Clapham North
SW9 9PE


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African Christmas Market @ Union Yard Arches
08 – 10 Dec Free

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Discover a vibrant market celebrating the extraordinary diversity of the continent bringing some African warmth and sparkle to London to keep the December cold at bay.

THE AFRICAN CHRISTMAS MARKET, brought to you by @TheAfricaCentre, will take place in Union Yard Arches and on Great Suffolk Street, Southwark

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THE AFRICAN CHRISTMAS MARKET will feature an incredible seasonal offering of African and Caribbean food, craft, fashion and jewellery stalls; gospel choirs; a special Santa’s Grotto and kids’ activities; Christmas lights; warming drinks and seasonal surprises.

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Show Time | Admission
Friday 8th 16.00 – 21.00, Saturday 9th 12.00 – 21.00 Sunday 10th 12.00 – 21.00
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Age
Tate
Gundpowder House
66 Great Suffolk street
London
SE1 0LB


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Portobello Winter Festival @ Portobello Road
09 – 10 Dec Free

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The second annual Portobello Winter Festival combines Christmas festivities with the unique atmosphere of Portobello Road.

North Kensington is famous throughout the world for its street market, creative spirit, and of course, the Notting Hill Carnival. The Portobello Winter Festival will reflect all of this in a unique festive celebration that will see music fill the air, as families celebrate and shoppers pick up gifts unavailable anywhere else.
Among the activities taking place will be:

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• Festive performances with a Portobello twist on 2 stages all day long (see performance schedule below)
• Santa’s grotto designed and managed by west London youth organisation EPIC CIC, with festive treats and live performances.
• Acklam Village Market presents TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED! An alternative Christmas Market! Expect less elves and more winter wizards. Father Christmas will be there, and a visit from the yeti!!
• A ‘Made in London’ market in Tavistock Square – the perfect spot to pick up unique, local Christmas gifts
• A Winter Moorish Bazaar, hosted by Moorish Global Enterprises, including a variety of stalls including arts & crafts/ fashion & accessories, crystals, knowledge books, natural skincare products, alternative health & wellbeing goods .As well as the stalls there will be live entertainment by exciting up & coming musicians, spoken word, social speakers, dancers, and DJs providing music throughout the day.
• A ‘Hamper and Stockings’ market on Sunday, where you can stock up on all your favourite and finest Christmas hamper treats, as well as be spoiled by an amazing choice of gifts to buy from quality, unique and wonderful designer & maker stalls.

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Show Times 11.00
Duration
Age
Portobello Road
London
W11 1LJ


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Janet @ Bread & Roses
10 Dec Tickets £3

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“Janet” tells the story of the residents in a block of flats inspired by living on the Maiden Lane Estate, Kings Cross. The show follows the life of the residents and their dreams and fears focusing on the story of a young woman – “Janet”,

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“Janet” tells the story of the residents in a block of flats inspired by living on the Maiden Lane Estate, Kings Cross and influenced by “Artful” by Ali Smith also the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The show follows the life of the residents and their dreams and fears focusing on the story of a young woman – “Janet”, represented by a lump of uncooked bread dough. The other residents are represented by other paraphernalia.

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Show Times 19.30 -23.00
Duration
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The Bread & Roses Theatre
68 Clapham Manor Street,
Clapham
SW4 6DZ, London


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Board Games and Beyond @ Ritzy
11 Dec Free

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If you’re lucky, Santa might bring you board games for Christmas… but in the meantime, Charlie Fish will be bringing a GIANT SACK of gaming goodness to Upstairs at the Ritzy.

Get into the Christmas spirit by laughing, drinking, rolling dice, and outsmarting your opponents. Charlie takes great joy in welcoming newcomers, teaching games, and spontaneously breaking out into jolly carols.

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Please note: After 5pm, the Upstairs bar is for over 18’s only.

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Show Times | Admission 17.00
Duration
Age

469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739


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Afro-Latin Cuban Disco @ Market House
17 December Free Entry

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Bringing the party b4 Christmas with Another party atmosphere gig at Brixton in Market House.

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Admission 18.00 – 00.00
Duration
Age
443 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LN
020 7095 9443


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The Oppression Olympics @ Bread & RosesTheatre
18 – 22 Dec Tickets from £10

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The Oppression Olympics is a dark and hilarious tragicomedy that takes an irreverent look at sentimentality and self-pity.

‘A brilliant, tightly crafted piece of writing, full of belly-laughs but with an undercurrent that chills’. (Fringe Review ‘Recommended Show’)

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Milo, Hayley and Alex go about their lives thinking they have it tough. Milo’s neighbour has died, Alex is gay and Hayley is raising a child on her own. What’s worse is that no one cares. Then in walks Ruth, a woman who unquestionably has it worse, and they realise why no one cares. Unless your burden becomes your identity, you’re no one.

The impact Ruth has on their lives is colossal, building inexorably towards a bitter confrontation over whose life is truly the worst.

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Showtime 19.00
Duration 1hr 55
Age
The Bread & Roses Theatre
68 Clapham Manor Street,
Clapham
SW4 6DZ, London


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Magical Lantern Festival @ Chiswick House

Until 01 January 2018 Tickets from £11.50

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The Magical Lantern Festival London is back with all new, bigger, brighter and more spectacular lanterns! The Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Illuminating outdoor installations of beautifully sculpted lanterns taking various forms.

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Admission Thurs–Sun 12.00 – 18.00
Duration
Age
Chiswick House Gardens
London, W4 2QN.
02075371290
info@welicreative.com
The entrance to the park is the Dukes Avenue Gate, accessible on foot only from A4 Westbound.



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The Twilight Zone @ Almeida Theatre

05 Dec – 22 Jan Tickets from £10

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The world premiere production of the acclaimed CBS television series lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future.

Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area we call the Twilight Zone.

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Admission 19.30 14.30
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ALMEIDA STREET
LONDON, N1 1TA
020 7359 4404
boxoffice@almeida.co.uk


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The Secondary Victim @ Park Theatre

Until 9 Dec Tickets from £14.50

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Ali is a respected psychotherapist and loyal wife. Then suddenly a complaint of sexual misconduct by a male former client throws her professional and personal life into a maelstrom of suspicion and distrust. Who is lying? Is anyone telling the whole truth? Against a background of the contemporary blame culture, Ali finds herself struggling to maintain her reputation and her marriage, and as the threats keep rising, her instincts are tested to the extreme.

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“Written and directed by Matthew Campling, Abominations is unfailingly charming and endearing”
A Younger Theatre on Matthew Campling’s Abominations, nominated for Best New Play Broadway World UK Awards (2016)

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Show Times 19.45 15.15
Duration TBC
Age 12+
Park Theatre
Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park
London N4 3JP
020 7870 6876


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Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, the Message is Death @ Store Studios

Until 10 Dec Free Entry

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Jafa’s work is a convergence of found footage that traces African-American identity through a vast spectrum of contemporary imagery. The meticulously edited 7-minute video jumps from photographs of civil rights leaders to helicopter views of the LA riots, suspending viewers in an emotional montage that is a testament to Jafa’s masterful ability to juxtapose and sequence footage and that poignantly embodies the artist’s desire to create a cinema that ‘replicates the power, beauty and alienation of Black Music’.

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Admission Tue-Sat 12.00-20.00 | Sun 12.00-19.00 check event details.
Duration
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180 The Strand
London
WC2R 1EA


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Bad Roads (with Ronke Adekoluejo) @ Royal Court Theatre

Until 22 Dec Tickets from £12

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“I spend the night in an officer’s barracks, where no woman has ever set foot.”
In the darkest recesses of Ukraine, a war is raging.

A journalist takes a research trip to the front line.
Teenage girls wait for soldiers on benches.
A medic mourns her lover killed in action.

Heart-breaking, powerful and bitterly comic accounts of what it is to be a woman in war

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Natal’ya Vorozhbit is the leading Ukrainian playwright of her generation. Bad Roads will be directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

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Showtime 19.45
Captioned: Wed 20 Dec 19.45pm
Duration 1hr 40mins
Age 16+
ROYAL COURT THEATRE
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000


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The Jungle @ Young Vic
Until 06 Jan Tickets from £10

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A place where people suffered and dreamed.

Okot wants nothing more than to get to the UK. Beth wants nothing more than to help him.

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of “The Jungle”– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

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Join refugees and volunteers from around the world over fresh baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café.

From Good Chance Theatre, a new play where worlds collide. In the worst places, you meet the best people.

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Show Time | Admission
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Young Vic,
66 The Cut,
Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
boxoffice@youngvic.org


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31 Hours The Bunker
Until 06 Jan 2018 Tickets from £12

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‘100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves.’

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Every 31 hours someone takes their own life by jumping in front of a train.
They are ten times more likely to be a man.

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31 HOURS is the story of four men who clean up after rail suicides. Filled with humour and humanity, it takes us on a high-speed kaleidoscopic journey through masculinity, mental health and messy aftermaths in modern Britain.

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Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration 80 mins no interval
Age
53a Southwark Street
London, SE1 1RU
boxoffice@bunkertheatre.com
0207 234 0486


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Ink @ Duke Of Youth
Until 06 January 2018 Tickets £10-£65

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Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost.

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This roller-coaster play tells the story of The Sun, an ailing minor title bought for a song by Murdoch and relaunched with a skeleton staff of weirdos and rejects, led by scar-faced Yorkshire sub-editor Larry Lamb.

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Admission 19.30 14.30
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104 St Martin’s Lane
London
WC2N 4BG


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Basquiat: Boom for Real @ Barbican
Until 28 January 2018 Tickets £16

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Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

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Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

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Admission 10.00
Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 4141



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Glengarry Glen Ross @ Playhouse Theatre

Until 03 Feb 2018 Tickets from £31.50

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Lies. Greed. Corruption. It’s all business as usual.
Glengarry Glen Ross takes place in the office of a group of cut-throat Chicago salesmen, willing to go to any lengths to get sales, legal or not. Pitting against each other, it’s a high-stakes competition to get one up on each other, and soon the increasingly desperate four employees are fighting to win. But as time and luck begin to run out, one thing becomes clear: close the deal and you win; blow the deal and you’re out.

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Glengarry Glen Ross features a stellar cast, including American actor Christian Slater.

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Show Times 19.45 14.30
Age 12+
Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE



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Venom: Kill or Cure @ NHM

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Until 13 May Tickets from £5

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Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health.

Get up close to all kinds of specimens, from snakes, centipedes, snails and scorpions to the unassuming platypus.

See the world through the eyes of both predator and prey and explore the effects of venom and the role it plays in the natural world.

Please note this exhibition contains images that some may find distressing.

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Get up close to a live venomous creature
Hear from scientists whose ideas represent the cutting edge of venom research and its use in modern medicine

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Admission
Open daily 10.00-17.50
Last entry 17.30
Closed 24-26 December
Duration Age 15+
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD



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The Tina Turner Musical @ Aldwych Theatre

21 March 2018 – 16 June Tickets From £34.50

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From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical in London reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

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Show Times 19.30 14.30
Duration 75 mins
Age
49 Aldwych,
London WC2B 4DF



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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 @ IWM

Until 28 May 2018 Tickets from £15/£7.50

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The UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

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Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

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Admission 10.00 – 18.00
IWM London
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7416 5000



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