The festive season is upon us and we have the perfect line up of events to get your Christmas off to a cracking start #bringonthemerry!
Looking for the special gift for Christmas? The Oxo Tower Wharf has plenty of inspiration with over 25 independent design boutiques offering everything from hand woven scarves to studio pottery, innovative lighting to bespoke jewellery. A special late night shopping event will help you get in the festive spirit with live music, Christmas treats and workshops. Craft a festive clock or snow globe at Bramwell Brown, get personalised hand-made cards crafted by The Dutton Sisters at Skylark Galleries and sip on experimental cocktails which use Innermost’s very own Ginnermost gin. Spoil yourself and your loved ones!
Thursday 1 December 2016
This London fair is now in its fourth year and will showcase the best in contemporary graphic arts. Over 60 illustrators, graphic designers, creative agencies, designers and print pioneers from the UK and overseas will be exhibiting their work across the four storeys of the Bargehouse. With lots of dedicated for workshops, talks and interactive goings on, you will be spoilt for choice. Try your hand at letterpress printing, origami or bejazzling a bauble for Christmas!
Thursday 1 December 2016 – Sunday 4 December 2016
Roll up, roll up, the circus comes to the South Bank! The UK’s leading circus company NoFit State brings BIANCO, an immersive promenade show to the big-top. The show takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience with a live band performing. Enjoy the all-consuming exhilarating experience.
Wednesday 23 November 2016 – Sunday 22nd January 2017
The annual Winter Market at the South Bank Centre has kicked off earlier this year to help with the festive cheer. Stroll along the riverbank with some warming muller wine as well as enjoying all the festive food, and sweet treats. The wooden chalets will have plenty of handmade crafts for some inspired gifts shopping too.
Friday 11 November 2016 – Sunday 8 January 2017
If you like rockin’ around the Christmas tree then you are in for a treat with Million Dollar Quartet. This musical is inspired by the recording session that brought together the rock ‘n’ roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together for the first and only time. Discover the true story of the night in 1956 that became a defining moment in rock ‘n’ roll history.
Saturday 17 December 2016 – Monday 2 January 2017
We all have a favourite Christmas movie and BFI will be screening a feast of festive movies ranging from the cult to the classic throughout the season. From It’s a Wonderful Life to The Muppet Christmas Carol; Meet Me in St Louis to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D.
BFI and STUDIOCANAL will also be hosting a special screening of Scott of the Antarctic with a Q&A with Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The film is a tale of adventure and daring; beautifully shot by Jack Cardiff with a Vaughan Williams score. Monday 19 December 2016
Christmas time is party time so the Vaults are putting on carousing revelries to fit the bill. Enjoy two nights of exquisite theatrical experiences which crescendo in the most wonderful dance to celebrate the festive season.
Saturday 10 December & Saturday 17 December 2016