Friday, 28 November 2014

The What, Where, When: 28 November

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days

Written by Harriet Mott
WHAT: Philip Mould & Company presents 'John Smart (1741-1811): A Genius Magnified'. Unique collection of portrait miniatures by an artist regarded as the best miniaturist of the Georgian period - John Smart
WHERE: Philip Mould & Company, 29 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NA www.philipmould.com/events/2014-11-25-john-smart-a-genius-magnified
WHEN: Until 9 December


WHAT: Shepherd Market Christmas Party. Quintessentially British mix of fascinating alleyways and side streets full of upmarket boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants
WHERE: Shepherd Market, London, W1J 7QU www.shepherdmarket.co.uk
WHEN: 4 December


WHAT: Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair and Festive Shopping Days. Roasting chestnuts and seasonal treats. Heated marquees with 90 carefully selected stalls. Children have the chance to make crafty Christmas creations with the Education Team
WHERE: Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HS www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
WHEN: 29 November - 30 November


WHAT: Bloomsbury Book Club Grantchester Christmas Special. Behind the scenes of Grantchester for a very special Bloombury Book club with James Runcie and ITV scriptwriter Daisy Coulam who discuss the dramatisation of the first of 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series: 'Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death'
WHERE: 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP www.bloomsburyinstitute.com
WHEN: 3 December


WHAT: The Ivy Market Grill. Open all day in the heart of Covent Garden. Drop in throughout the day for good food and delicious cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. Supporting Kids Company on their Christmas campaign by encouraging customers to bring in unwrapped new presents when they dine for one of the vulnerable children and young people across the city. Donating 50p per cover on each booking to Kids Company up until Christmas
WHERE: 1 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8PS www.theivymarketgrill.com
WHEN: 24 November onwards


WHAT: Seven Dials and St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Shopping Evening. Between 5-9pm shoppers in Seven Dials and St Martin's Courtyard are entitled to 20% discount on over 120 shops, bars and restaurants. 200 gold tickets will be awarded to lucky shoppers on the evening inviting them to Seven Dials secret grotto where they can select a gift of their choice as well as 100 goody bags up for grabs, live music, free food and drink from the winners of Masterchef. Beautiful new Christmas lights installation
WHERE: St Martin's Courtyard, Slingsby Place, London, WC2 www.stmartinscourtyard.co.uk
Seven Dials, Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DD www.sevendials.co.uk/events/999-christmas-shopping-2014-registration
WHEN: 4 December


WHAT: ibis Sleep Art Exhibition. Displaying works of 11 artists inspired by sleep. When launched the exhibition will be incomplete as every night during the exhibition, artists will sleep in the bed in the gallery and create a new work of art inspired by that night's sleep. Exhibition headlined by London-based artist, Carne Griffiths
WHERE: Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DR www.gallerydifferent.co.uk
WHEN: 25 November - 30 November


WHAT: Christmas at Borough Market with Caiger & Co. Brand new pop-up restaurant in the heart of Borough Market. Head Chef Alix Caiger and her team will creation a selection of 'feasts' for the party season. A tapas style bar alongside a festive supper club restaurant.
WHERE: 6 Southwark Street, Bankside, Southwark, London, SE1 www.grubclub.com/caiger-and-co-christmas-at-borough-market/1918
WHEN: 1 December - 24 December


WHAT: Derby Christmas Ice Rink. Festive skating attraction
WHERE: Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AE www.derbyicerink.co.uk
WHEN: 28 November - 5 January


WHAT: Foodies Festival - Christmas. Festive edition of public event showcasing the best in food and drink
WHERE: The Old Truman Brewery, 91-95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL www.foodiesfestival.com
WHEN: 28 November - 30 November


WHAT: Girls' Day Out. Scotland's premier fashion and beauty event, featuring around 220 exhibitors
WHERE: SECC, Glasgow, G3 8YW www.girlsdayoutshow.co.uk
WHEN: 28 November - 30 November


WHAT: Hay Festival Winter Weekend. Festive edition of the literature festival. Tales of adventure and Christmas inspiration. Workshops, magical puppet shows and Christmas crafts
WHERE: Hay on Wye, Powys, HR3 www.hayfestival.com
WHEN: 28 November - 30 November


WHAT: London Palestine Film Festival. A celebration of documentary and fiction films relating to Palestine's past and present, featuring work by new and established writers
WHERE: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS www.palestinefilm.org
WHEN: 28 November - 11 December


WHAT: BabyExpo Berkshire. Parenting event showcasing a broad range of products and services and focuses on pregnancy, birth and babies
WHERE: Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, RG1 8EQ www.babyexpobabyshow.co.uk
WHEN: 29 November


WHAT: Dickensian Christmas Festival. One of the most popular Dickensian events in the country. Traditional market town in the Dickensian era. Specialist shops, great pubs, cafes, cobbled streets, costume competitions, balloon modelling, horse drawn carriages, music, dancing and traditional fairground.
WHERE: Ulverston Town Centre, Cumbria LA12 www.dickensianfestival.co.uk
WHEN: 29 November - 30 November


WHAT: Hennessy Gold Cup. Final race of the Winter Festival is one of Britain's most prestigious Jump races
WHERE: Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 7NZ www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk
WHEN: 29 November


WHAT: Kensington Dollhouse Festival - Christmas Show. Top dolls house and miniatures show in Europe
WHERE: Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX www.dollshousefestival.com
WHEN: 29 November


WHAT: LaplandUK. Nordic-inspired Christmas experience offers ice-skating, husky dogs, reindeer, elves and Father Christmas himself
WHERE: Whitmoor Forest, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8BD www.laplanduk.co.uk
WHEN: 29 November - 24 December


WHAT: Lincolnshire Christmas Food & Gift Fair. Christmas-themed food, drink and gift fair is the largest food fair in the county
WHERE: Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk
WHEN: 29 November - 30 November


WHAT: Make-A-Wish Foundation UK Winter Ball. Ball held by Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, which grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses
WHERE: The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA www.make-a-wish.org.uk
WHEN: 29 November


WHAT: RSA Open Exhibition. Features contemporary artwork by members and non-members including paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and mixed media. All work is for sale.
WHERE: Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL www.royalscottishacademy.org
WHEN: 29 November


WHAT: Saddle Research Trust International Conference. Experts discuss how the latest scientific research can promote equine welfare and performance
WHERE: Angela Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CB1 1PT www.saddleresearchtrust.com
WHEN: 29 November


WHAT: The Children's Trust Christmas Fair. Festive Event features a skating rink, Christmas elf hunt and a Santa's grotto. Range of trade stalls offering gifts and food
WHERE: The Children's Trust, Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
WHEN: 29 November


WHAT: Three Wine Men - Manchester. TV wine personalities Oz Clarke, Olly Smith and Tim Atkin host UK-wide shows to encourage the public to taste and discover new wines
WHERE: Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX www.threewinemen.co.uk
WHEN: 29 November – 30 November


WHAT: Workington Christmas Lights – switch on. Bands and attractions. Taste Cumbria market. Lantern parade. Christmas Lights switch on. Uplifting set from the ever popular Soul City Walkers
WHERE: Workington Town Centre, Cumbria, CA14 www.workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk
WHEN: 29 November


WHAT: Bracknell Christmas Lights – switch on. Hosted by Heart FM DJ Toby Anstis. Christmas Lights switch on and firework display
WHERE: Princess Square, Shopping Centre, Bracknell, RG12 1LS www.bracknell.com
WHEN: 30 November


WHAT: Chelmsford Christmas Lights. Music and entertainment from Heart Radio, Father Christmas, face painting by Kiddi Caru and festive food and drink
WHERE: High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 www.chelmsford.gov.uk
WHEN: 30 November


WHAT: Sunday Papers Live. Show that brings broadsheets to life. Set in a large living room, the event includes typical Sunday activities such as a roast dinner along with speakers discussing current affairs
WHERE: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY www.sundaypaperslive.com
WHEN: 30 November


WHAT: Breast Cancer Care Carols by Candlelight. Charity's annual service features musical performances and celebrity readings
WHERE: St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, 32a Wilton Pl, London, SW1X 8SH www.breastcancercare.org.uk
WHEN: 1 December


WHAT: Huawei Winter Concert. Christmas concert set in a winter wonderland. Featuring classical music, choral and orchestral. All proceeds from the event go to the Prince's Trust
WHERE: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX www.princes-trust.org.uk
WHEN: 1 December


WHAT: Alexandra Palace Ice Rink. Historic London Venue hosts festive ice skating.
WHERE: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY www.alexandrapalace.com/whats-on/winter-skating
WHEN: 1 December - 4 January


WHAT: British Fashion Awards. The British Fashion Council recognises outstanding talent in the British fashion industry
WHERE: London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES www.britishfashionawards.co.uk
WHEN: 1 December


WHAT: Christmas at the Castle. Warwick Castle hosts its festive schedule, carols, food stalls
WHERE: Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU www.warwick-castle.com
WHEN: 1 December


WHAT: Royal Welsh Winter Fair. One of the most popular attractions on the British agricultural show calendar. Leading stockmen from all over the UK compete for top accolades in the competitions. Very best of Welsh food producers will be showcasing their produce. Hundreds of trade stands, demonstrations and exhibitions, silver jubilee celebrations and festive atmosphere
WHERE: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY www.rwas.co.uk
WHEN: 1 December - 2 December


WHAT: The Gift of Sight Fair. Features arts and crafts for sale to support St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group - provider of expert eye care in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem
WHERE: Chelsea Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3 5EE www.stjohneyehospital.org
WHEN: 1 December - 2 December


WHAT: Winterville. New Christmas festival. Outdoor ice rink, horse-drawn carriages, fairground, Ferris wheel, on-site pub, wall of death, food hall, Christmas market, street food traders, craft beer area, bars
WHERE: Victoria Park, Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7BT www.winterville.co.uk
WHEN: 2 December - 31 December


WHAT: Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree - switch on. Switching on of Trafalgar Square's huge festive tree
WHERE: Trafalgar Square Cafe, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2H 7RT www.westminster.gov.uk
WHEN: 4 December


WHAT: The Prince's Trust Diamond Ball. Fundraiser Ball held in aid of the Prince's Trust.
WHERE: St Georges Hall, St George's Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ www.princes-trust.org.uk
WHEN: 4 December


WHAT: Key 103 Christmas Live. Manchester radio station's festive extravaganza. Olly Murs, Nicole Scherzinger, Labrinth and Ella Eyre perform
WHERE: Phones 4u Arena Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1AR www.key103.co.uk
WHEN: 4 December


WHAT: Christmas Rehearsal course at Cookery School at Little Portland Street. Over a welcome coffee and freshly-baked scone, learn how to create delicious stuffing for the turkey, mincemeat for the traditional Christmas mince pie and bake a fruitcake, amongst other festive favourites. Enjoy the Christmas feast you have created over a glass of mulled wine
WHERE: 15b Little Portland Street, London, W1W 8BW www.cookeryschool.co.uk/product/christmas-rehearsal
WHEN: 29 November



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