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Fri 15

Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery

1 October @ 10:00 am - 22 November @ 5:00 pm
Fri 15

Somerset House Exhibition: 24/7

31 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
Fri 15

Trafalgar Square Christmas Market

8 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5 January 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Fri 15

Skate at Somerset House

13 November 2019 - 12 January 2020
Fri 22

Special Offer – Festive Film & Fizz at One Aldwych

22 November 2019 - 1 January 2020
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1 October @ 10:00 am - 22 November @ 5:00 pm

Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery

An incredibly eye opening and important exhibition from Kings College London. Estimated to affect 40 million people worldwide, London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma brings to light the global issue of human trafficking and modern slavery in this free art exhibition.

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.

25 November @ 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.

27 November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Northbank Nature Club: Jar and Fern Terrarium Workshop

Join Jar and Fern to make your own miniature self-watering garden in a glass jar. Learn the history of Terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with.

28 November

Christopher’s: Thanksgiving All Day Extravaganza

Kicking off the festive season, Christopher's welcome the return of their favourite & busiest annual holiday, Thanksgiving. On Thursday 28th November, celebrations will be in full swing throughout the day and well into the night, where you can join us for lunch, dinner or themed cocktails in the Martini Bar.

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.

30 November @ 7:00 pm

London Docklands Singers: Perform Handel’s Messiah

London Docklands Singers’ autumn concert is at St Clement Danes, Strand. LDS Musical Director, Andrew Campling, will be conducting the 60-strong choir, along with the Marcel Sinfonia in a performance of George Frederick Handel’s magnificent oratorio Messiah.

2 December

Northbank Christmas Lights Switch On

Ready to get in the festive spirit? On the 2nd of December our Christmas illuminations on the Strand and Villiers Street light up the Northbank.  

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

Kings 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.

2 December @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

All About Paper: Notebook Making Workshop

Welcome to our notebook making workshop. Learn about the history of the Northbank and also learn how to make your own notebook.

Inspired by their fascinating collections, Westminster Archives Centre will deliver this workshop to help increase awareness of the history of paper and teach participants how to make their own notebook.

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

Low Waste Living Workshop: Sustainable Christmas – Part 2

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it is also unfortunately a time of excess waste: decorations, packaging, gift wrap, food… But it doesn’t have to be!

Are you interested in reducing your waste and use of plastics? We can help you craft a unique and sustainable Christmas with an inspiring session to learn more about low waste living, get crafty and set the mood for the upcoming festive season.

4 December @ 7:00 pm - 5 December @ 1:00 am

Eneko: Multi Dimensional Basque Dining Adventure

Three Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa brings a taste of the Basque Country to London.

Experience dishes from the world-renowned chef, sample a selection of the local Basque wine, txakoli, exclusively from Eneko’s family vineyard and embrace the party atmosphere with live entertainment and music.

5 December @ 6:00 pm

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Trafalgar Square

Don’t miss the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on 5 December 2019 at 6pm. The 25-metre high tree is a gift from the people of Norway to London, in thanks for Britain’s support in World War II. This historic tradition has happened every year since 1947 and signals the countdown to Christmas in London.

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.

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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