Things to keep you out of the London cold this week

  • Words: Victoria Pearce

From Monday to Friday, we guide you through our best picks for what to do in London this week.

Monday 12th December

Shot in the Dark, David Arnoff book signing

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To celebrate the release of his new book  photographer David Arnoff will be in-store at Rough Trade West signing copies of ‘Shot in the Dark – The Collected Photography of David Arnoff’. The artfully assembled hard cover book is a collection of photos, both classic and previously unpublished that vividly capture the dirt, sweat and altered states of some of underground rock’s most potent players.

Where: Rough Trade West
For more info: www.roughtrade.com

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Tuesday 13th December

Marika Hackman live at Rough Trade

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This Tuesday see Marika Hackman perform a special Yuletide acoustic set. The folk artist will be live  at Rough Trade West performing tracks from new EP ‘Wonderland’, released 9th December on Transgressive Records.

Where: Rough Trade West
For more info: www.roughtrade.com

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Wednesday 14th December

Marie Angeletti: Les Nouveaux Commanditaires

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This Wednesday visit the Carlos /Ishikawa Gallery in East London to view the new show from Brussels-based artist, Marie Angeletti who gathers and plays with found images taken from the bottomless well of the internet.

When: Until 21st December 2016
Where: Carlos/Ishikawa, E1
For more info: www.carlosishikawa.com

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Thursday 15th December

Adam and Joe Live at the BFI

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This Thursday see the  beloved comedy duo, Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish in a rare live reunion. The pair will  take to the BFI stage for a podcast-style conversation, clips and an irreverent look at pop culture.

Where: BFI, Southbank
For more info: whatson.bfi.org.uk

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Friday 16th December

Dean Blunt at the Jazz Cafe

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This Friday see electronic enigma Dean Blunt at the Jazz Cafe. The forever intriguing musician and conceptual artist released an album as Babyfather earlier this year, but only a ticket will reveal what he’s up to.

Where: The Jazz Cafe, Camden
For more info: www.thejazzcafelondon.com

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Saturday 17th December

Zaha Hadid Exhibition

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This weekend visit r an exhibition of paintings and the rarely seen drawings of the pioneering and visionary architect Zaha Hadid. The display will take place at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, one of Zaha Hadid Architects’ first permanent buildings in central London.

When: Until 12th February 2017
Where: Serpentine Sackler Gallery
For more info: www.serpentinegalleries.org

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Sunday 18th December

Real Food Christmas Market

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This Sunday visit the the Real Food Christmas Market. Stalls will be offering up a selection of sustainably and ethically produced fine foods but with extra added seasonal goodies. Pick up tasty christmas hampers for your hungriest family members, while you tuck into ready-to-eat snacks.

When: Until Friday 23rd December 2016
Where: Kings Cross Square
For more info: www.realfoodfestival.co.uk