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 5TH DECEMBER 2016

Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre

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This Monday, award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to the National Theatre with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, Hedda Gabler. Starring Ruth Wilson in the title role, the play tells the story of Hedda and Tesman’s troubled relationship, where Hedda finds herself trapped, bored and longing to be free.

Where: The National Theatre, Southbank, London

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TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2016

Emmy the Great at Village Underground

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London-based singer-songwriter Emma-Lee Moss, known by her stage name Emmy the Great, will be performing live this Tuesday at Village Underground. Expect to hear music from her third album, ‘Second Love’ which delves into the loneliness of digital life and a personal fear and loathing of the future.

Where: Village Underground, Shoreditch

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WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2016

London College of Communication MA Photography Exhibition

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LCC presents one of four major shows in the college’s current Postgraduate Shows season, featuring work by postgraduate students from MA Photography, and MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Where: Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner Street

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THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2016

Light Up the Room: Portraits by Rankin

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This week, the Southbank Centre will be displaying  their collaboration with internationally-renowned fashion and portrait photographer, Rankin. The pop-up exhibition ‘Light Pp the Room: Portraits by Rankin’ will showcase many famous faces, including Joanna Lumley, Grayson Perry, and Marc Almond wearing jewellery by acclaimed and up-and-coming British jewellery designers.

When: Until 23th December 2016

Where: Southbank Centre

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FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2016

Denzel Curry at The Jazz Cafe

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On Friday American hip hop artist Denzel Curry will be performing live at the Jazz Cafe. Expect to hear tracks from his second studio album ‘Imperial,’ featuring guest appearances from Joey Badass and Rick Ross.

Where: Jazz Cafe, Camden

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SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2016

Charity Shop Emporium

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Begin your Christmas shopping this weekend with the Charity Shop Emporium at the Southbank centre. Expect to see all of your favourite high-street charity shops, as well as one-off independent shops, and cute little charities you’re yet to discover.

Where: Green side foyers, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank

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SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2016.

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex

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‘Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex’ is a display at the Design Museum’s new location on Kensington High Street. The exhibition presents eleven installations by some of the world’s most innovative, thought-provoking designers and architects, including Christien Meindertsma, Madeline Gannon, and Neri Oxman.

When: Until 23 April 2017

Where: The Design Museum

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