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Our Guide To What’s Happening Across The UK In January 2018!

New Year, new you!

With 2018 upon us, it’s a time for resolutions, fresh starts, new hobbies and physical fitness. Get geared up for a fabulous new chapter and check out what’s on where you live with our Futon Company What’s On Guide…

EDINBURGH
Edinburgh’s 101 Objects
Discover the rich history of Edinburgh through 101 of its most treasured objects.  To celebrate the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, this unique visitor experience will bring Edinburgh’s vibrant past to life.  The city-wide attraction is a first for Edinburgh, with 50 partners, including city institutions, attractions, universities, galleries and local pubs, coming together to each showcase their precious objects in celebration of 1,000 years of Scotland’s capital city.  Seven themes provide a thread running through the Edinburgh’s 101 journey through time:   Building a City; Faith & Nation; City of Innovation; Arts & Performance; Everyday Life; On the Dark Side and Books, Words & Ideas.  Running  until April 2018 in various locations across the city.

Giant Lanterns of China
The Giant Lanterns of China are illuminating Edinburgh Zoo this winter.  Over 450 dazzling giant lanterns will transform the unusual setting of Edinburgh Zoo into an avenue of spectacular works of art.  The awe-inspiring lanterns create a beautifully lit, nocturnal trail throughout the Zoo, focusing on the themes of China, Edinburgh Zoo and The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s worldwide conservation work.  Showing until 25th February.

Scotland’s Early Silver
This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.  Discover the story of Scotland’s early silver and how this precious metal helped to shape the first kingdom of Scotland.  Today gold is more valuable than silver but in the first millennium AD silver was the most powerful material in Scotland.  Scotland’s earliest silver arrived with the Roman army and had a lasting impact on local society, quickly becoming associated with prestige and power.  The exhibition follows three years of research by The Glenmorangie Company.  Showing until 25th February at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Old Town.

CHISWICK
Chiswick Food Market
Open every Sunday come rain or shine from 10am to midday at Dukes Meadows Trust Pavilion Car Park W4 2RX, the market is a social enterprise, and proceeds made from running it are used to improve and maintain both the local meadows and the surrounding riverside area.  Features around 25 top producers from around the country.

Basquiat:  Boom for Real
This art blockbuster is the Barbican’s Basquiat:  Boom for Real, the UK’s first large-scale exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s (1960-1988) work, which defined and set the tone for New York’s underground art scene in the late 1970s.  From now until 28th January.  Just a bus ride away from Chiswick.

Tove Jansson
Chronicling the lives of the mythical Moomins was Jansson’s biggest commercial success, but as the first retrospective of her work held in the UK proves, she was also a fine figurative artist.  See her work at Dulwich Picture Gallery from now until 28th January.  Just a bus ride away from Chiswick.

MANCHESTER
PUSH Festival 2018
Join HOME for two weeks of inspiring, creative experiences fresh from the North West when they will be entirely dedicated to showcasing some of the most exciting film, theatre and visual arts from the region.  PUSH Festival also offers great opportunities for artists and creatives to meet industry professionals, share ideas, inspiration and develop their skills across a broad range of topics with an array of workshops and events to get involved in.  Showing at Tony Wilson Place, 2 First Street from 12th-27th January.

humansbeingdigital
Engaging with art is an emotional experience – our immersion into a performance, sculpture, painting or piece of music can touch us beyond words.  So as artists embrace digital technologies as raw material for making art, how can they transcend the artificial to provide new perspectives on human emotion and relationships?  This exhibition draws on an international selection of artworks that bring us to the touch-point between human beings and being digital.  Each of the artworks touches us in some way, emotionally and sometimes physically, providing points of connectivity between human and machine that speaks to our curiosity about how we both will co-exist and form relationships in the future.  Showing at Pier Eight, The Lowry, Salford until 25th February.

Hamlet
Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder….The Royal Shakespeare Company takes Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of murder and revenge on national tour in 2018.  Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, rising star Pappa Essiedu plays the title role in a riveting and contemporary take on Hamlet.  The Lowry Theatre, Salford from 26th January to 3rd February.

OXFORD
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Snow Maiden
Protected from the outside world by Father Frost, the exquisite Snow Maiden plays innocently amongst the dancing snowflakes in the enchanted Land of Frost.  Based on a traditional folk-tale, set in the snow-covered landscape of rural Russia, this seasonal sparkler follows the Snow Maiden as she dances into the human world.  Showing at New Theatre 8th January.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Nutcracker
The most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve.  As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath.  When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems.  Showing at New Theatre 9th and 10th January.

Ashmolean Museum
Contained in a gorgeous building across from the Randolph Hotel, the Ashmolean has paintings, coins, musical instruments and antiques, statues of deities and a must see Egyptian exhibition.  Open every day.  Free admission.

BRISTOL
Interior Design Workshop
Kickstart your interior design projects in 2018 with a workshop at Hamilton House run by Zoe from Stylemongers of Bristol.  Join a small group in the heart of Bristol’s creative quarter for a fun and productive day full of practical exercises.  During the workshop Zoe will demystify the design process and equip participants with the fundamentals needed to go forth and build a sound interior design scheme.  6th January from 10am-5pm.

Bristol Slapstick Festival
The Slapstick annual festival is held every January (since 2005!) and gives audiences a unique and often once in a lifetime opportunity to see some extraordinary films in unique circumstances.  Combined with more recent and contemporary visual comedy and film work from neglected comedy artists from past decades, the festival aims to inspire people’s interest in onscreen visual and classic comedy from over the past 100 years!  From 26th to 28th January at venues across Bristol.

The Little Match Girl & Other Happier Tales
Following its acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe, Emma Rice’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, in which each match our impoverished heroine strikes conjours a new story, heads west to Bristol Old Vic from now until 14th January.

Aladdin at Bristol Hippodrome
Follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and of course Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp packed full of spectacular magic.  From now until 7th January at Bristol Hippodrome.

NOTTINGHAM
The Bowie Experience
Bowie tribute act featuring singer Laurence Bolwell at Theatre Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 25th January.

Exploring Wonderland
Playwright Beth Steel will spend an hour in conversation with Nottingham Playhouse’s artistic director Adam Penford, discussing her play Wonderland, which premiered in 2014 and made her name.  23rd January at Nottingham Playhouse.

Cinderella
Renowned as a ‘Midlands institution’, the Nottingham Playhouse panto is returning this festive season with firm family-favourite Cinderella.  Running from now through to 20th January, Kenneth Alan Taylor’s magical story is set to delight audiences of all ages with its sumptuous costumes and magnificent scenery, as well as a coach load of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance.

Cave Tour
Take a tour to experience the caves at Nottingham Castle for yourself, learning on the way the gruesome tales of Roger Mortimer, King David II of Scotland, or you may be able to take a tour with Robin Hood himself…With some of the caves dating back to medieval times, the tour is strenuous with LOTS of steep steps.  However, for those who wish to descend through hundreds of years the tour is a must.  Tours last approximately 30-40 minutes.  Costs £5 per person plus normal castle entry.  Tours run all year round.

CHESTER
Maelstrom Art Installation
Maelstrom, a public artwork by artist David Cotterrell, will acknowledge Chester’s evolving relationship with water and provide an excuse to stop and stare; to encourage alternative viewpoints and to reward urban curiosity and contemplation.  Showing at the Chester Centre from now until 27th October 2018.

Techne:  Creating Art
In partnership with the University of Chester, this exhibition includes both modern and traditional processes, providing a little something for many different artistic tastes.  Showing now until 4th February in Exhibition Gallery Two and Grosvenor Museum.

Unexpected Elegance:  Female Fashion from the 1970s
The 1970s are often called ‘the decade that taste forgot’ but the dresses in this small exhibition at Chester Costume Gallery running now until 1st July 2019, show that this was far from true.  From minis to midis and maxis, in fabrics ranging from cotton and corduroy to polyester and fake leopard-skin, with designs by Ossie Clark, Givenchy and Zandra Rhodes, this celebrates some of the more subtle pleasures of 1970s fashion.

TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
Cinderella
Set during World War II, Matthew Bourne’s reinterpretation of the folk tale imagines Cinderella falling for an RAF pilor before they’re parted by the horrors of the blitz.  At Sadler’s Wells until 27th January.

The Nutcracker
Over 100 English National Ballet dancers and musicians bring to life the popular Tchaikovsky score of this Christmas classic, performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic.  At the London Coliseum until 6th January.

Harry Potter:  A History of Magic
The British Library marks 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone with a spellbinding exhibition combining items from JK Rowling’s archives and the medieval artefacts that inspired her, such as Nicholas Flamel’s tombstone and a depiction of a potions class from the 1491 Ortus Sanitatis.  Until February 29th 2018.

Basquiat:  Boom for Real
This autumn’s art blockbuster is the Barbican’s Basquiat:  Boom for Real, the UK’s first large-scale exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s (1960-1988) work, which defined and set the tone for New York’s underground art scene in the late 1970s.  From now until 28th January.

Scythians Warriors of Ancient Siberia
2,500 years ago groups of formidable warriors roamed the vast open plains of Siberia.  Feared, loathed, admired – but over time, forgotten…until now.  This major exhibition explores the story of the Scythians – nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC.  Their encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history but for centuries all trace of their culture was lost – buried beneath the ice.  Explore their lost world and discover the splendour, the sophistication and the sheer power of the mysterious Scythians at The British Museum.  The exhibition is open from now until 14th January 2018.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Eduardo Paolozzi Exhibition
Eduardo Paolozzi’s General Dynamic F.U.N screen-print Exhibition comes to Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery from now until 27th January as part of a Hayward Touring exhibition during its national tour.

Saturday Craft Club
Monthly free drop-in craft sessions for all ages.  Self-led sessions from 10am-midday and 2-4pm.  The session on 13th January will focus on Making Mosaics, and the 10th February session is called I Heart History.  Free admission.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Civic Centre.

Tunbridge Wells Farmers’ Market
Held outside the Town Hall, centrally in the heart of the town, this Farmers’ Market provides a good source of local, fresh food.  It is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9am to 2pm.

PLYMOUTH
Materials of Resistance:  Clare Thornton Exhibition
Plymouth Arts Centre plays host to a new exhibition by interdisciplinary artist and educator Clare Thornton.  This is this is the first solo exhibition in Plymouth for Thornton, who has shown her work extensively across the UK and abroad.  In this exhibition she explores her longstanding interest in folding and falling.  Running until 20th January.

Peter Pan
Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan.  Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget.  With amazing flying effects, barrels of laughter, magic and fairy dust, join Peter and the lost boys and set sail in the ultimate pirate pantomime adventure complete with all of the ingredients audiences know to expect in this swashbuckling festive treat.  Running now until 13th January.

Snowflake Trail
The Waterfront Snowflake Trail is a great activity for families to enjoy a walk across Plymouth’s stunning waterfront, whilst following the trail map to locate the snowflakes.  Find any ten Snowflake names from the trail map, write the name on the back of the trail card, along with your contact details, and you could win a Playstation 4 or another fantastic prize.  The Trail is open until 7th January.

CHELMSFORD
Canaletto & the Art of Venice
A new film shot in ultra HD 4K, based on the much anticipated exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view painter.  Part of the Exhibition on Screen series showing at Chelmsford Picture House 18th January at 8pm.

Romeo & Juliet
Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premier of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic.  His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.  Sunday 21st January at Chelmsford Picture House.

Farmers & Crafts Market
Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Stables Visitor Centre at Hylands House, the wonderful Farmers & Crafts Market features a growing number of craft stalls and local farmers who are passionate about food.  They sell a range of specialist foods including organic, locally grown seasonal vegetables, fine sausages and bacon, homemade cakes, fudge and pastries, pies and fantastic cheeses, homemade Indian foods and spices, locally grown plants and sweets and candyfloss for children.  Held the first Sunday of every month from now until December, from 10am-4pm.

CAMBRIDGE
Degas:  a passion for perfection
The Fitzwilliam Museum is commemorating the centenary of Edwin Degas’s (1834-1917) death with an exhibition that will bring into focus its holdings of works by the artist.  Consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, counterproofs and sculpture in bronze and wax – the exhibitions reveals Degas’s fascination with technical experimentation and constant drive to expand his means of expression.  Open now until 14th January.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, featuring Haydn Symphony No. 7 (Le Midi), Bruch Scottish Fantasy and Bartok Concerto for Orchestra.  January 2018 at Cambridge Corn Exchange.

Italian Wine and Food Tasting
Grazie Cambridge Kitchen is hosting a tasting event, matching fabulous Italian food and wine on 27th January at Granta PI.

NORWICH
‘Royal Faberge’ Exhibition
Although many of Russian jewellery Carl Faberge’s objets d’art were melted down in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution, a treasure trove of pieces commissioned by Edward VII survived, and are being displayed in all their glory at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich from now until 11th February.

Sleeping Beauty
The Theatre Royal presents its very own home-grown panto, featuring a live six piece band playing specially arranged music.  Join us as we tell the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty, a princess cursed by a very bad-tempered guest the evil wicked witch.  One day the Princess will prick her finger and fall asleep for 100 years!  But will a handsome Prince be able to save her?  13th and 14th January.

South Walsham Art Club Exhibition
The members of the Thursday art class who meet weekly at St Lawrence’s, South Walsham present an exhibition of their recent work.  There is a wide range of subjects and styles from the group who paint what interests and inspires them, whether it is flowers, landscapes, animals or a bowl of fruit.  9th-14th January at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, NR13 6DZ.

YORK
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Quarry stage is transformed into Narnia for a reimagining of CS Lewis’s story of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie.  Directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson.  Running until 21st January.

Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain
This exhibition by Ed Kluz – featuring collages, oil paintings and prints – celebrates curious and fantastical buildings throughout the UK, including a summerhouse in the shape of a pineapple.  On display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from now until 25th February.

Wolf Hall comes to York
Barley Hall’s ‘Power & Glory’ Exhibition is now home to some of the most beautiful costumes from the smash hit BBC series, Wolf Hall.  Adapted from the international bestseller by Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall chronicles the rise of Thomas Cromwell, son of a humble blacksmith, who becomes the right hand man of the most powerful man in England, Henry VIII.  Explore the complex relationships of court life in Tudor England, where love, lust and politics mixed together creating chaos for the nation.  Discover how Cromwell’s machinations allowed for the annulment of one of Henry’s marriages, leading to the English church’s divorce from Rome.  At Barley Hall until 31st March 2018.

Shaping the Body
This major exhibition looks at how body shape has changed over the past 500 years through diet, culture, fashion and lifestyle.  From 18th century bum rolls, through to the Victorian hour glass figure, the punks of the 70s and the perms of the 80s, see how our bodies have been shaped and designed through choices we make and the consequences of our lifestyle.  York Castle Museum’s extensive collection of costume, social history, archaeology and art will highlight how the perfect height and weight have fluctuated in different periods, and how economic circumstances and cultural ideas impact on fashion.  Meet the people who have pushed their bodies to the limits to gain the look they crave and find out about the dangerous fashions such as extra tight corsets, high heels and even poisonous dresses!  This thought-provoking and fascinating exhibition will challenge the notion of the perfect body.  From now until 25th January 2018.

York Famers Market
York’s monthly Famers Market celebrates the best of local produce, including meat, eggs, bread and oils as well as selling non-food gifts including pottery and woollen goodies.  The Farmers Market joins the city’s regular market at the Shambles on the last Friday of every month.  Fresh goods sold here are grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders within a 40-mile radius of York.

BATTERSEA
Venn Street Market
Held on a cobbled alleyway by Clapham Common, this market is a sight for sore eyes.  Here you’ll find The Portland Scallop Co bringing seafood from Dorset, organic Suffolk mushroom pates at Pate Moi and Venn Street Flowers selling stunning arrangements.  According to Elle Decoration, Vivienne Westwood buys her honey here, so it has fashion credentials too!  Saturday mornings.

Basquiat:  Boom for Real
This art blockbuster is the Barbican’s Basquiat:  Boom for Real, the UK’s first large-scale exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s (1960-1988) work, which defined and set the tone for New York’s underground art scene in the late 1970s.  From now until 28th January.

Diana:  Her Fashion Story
The cultural tributes to Princess Diana have often felt overshadowed by the sound of the queen of our hearts turning in her grave (let us run swiftly past the paddling pool in Hyde Park and fast forward through the ghastly Naomi Watts biopic, says grazia.co.uk).  So respect, as they say, is due, with this exhibition at Kensington Palace.  Twenty years on from her death, Diana: Her Fashion Story, walks through her wardrobe as a starting point for analysing the arresting grip the princess held on popular culture.  Few knew so instinctively how to harness the power of visual image.  Diana made stars of her wedding dress designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel, then her favourite portraitist, Mario Testino, and hairdresser Sam Knight.  No one has used power dressing as quite the armour Diana did.  So an exhibition of her clothes is not really about fashion at all.  It’s about a very specific female energy and power to connect on every level, channelled through one woman.  The Exhibition is open now at Kensington Palace until 24th February 2019.

BRIGHTON
Gluck:  Art & Identity
This major exhibition explores the life and work of the 20th century artist Gluck (1895-1978), who is now also recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity.  Born Hannah Gluckstein into a wealthy Jewish family, Gluck attended art school in London and ran away to Cornwall with fellow students during the first World War.  The artist mixed with the Newlyn School of painters and adopted the name Gluck.  The exhibition is open now until 11th March at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

Sodden by the Sea:  A History of Insobriety in Brighton
In the spirit of post-holiday excess, this talk, taking place on January 9th at The Keep, Woollards Way, BN1 9BP, will explore two centuries’ worth of drinking, drunkenness and alcohol-inducing moral panics.  It will begin by tracing the rise and fall of the temperance movement in England, before focusing on the ‘demon drink’ in Brighton between 1880 and 1939, a period when intoxication was seen as a palpable threat to the town’s character.  Topics for discussion include a concerted campaign to close down pubs, the emergence of so-called sham clubs modelled on American speakeasies, and the antics of drunken policemen.

Royal Pavilion Ice Rink
Open now until 14th January 2018, the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink offers 880 square metres of skating heaven, designed for accomplished skaters and beginners alike.  For those looking to just sit back and soak up the festive atmosphere, there’s no charge for spectating from the cosy rink-side Bar & Kitchen or on its 40 metre terrace next to the ice.

GUILDFORD
The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.  As a tribute to Cohen, Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable.  12th January at G Live.

80’s Mania
Europe’s official 1980’s Multi-Tribute Concert featuring 25 chart topping icons authentically recreated with live band and awesome dancers.  Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits live in concert, with tributes to Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham!, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and many, many more.  26th January at G Live.

Guildford Farmers Market
Held on the first Tuesday of every month.  While the High Street Setts are being repaired, the Farmers Market will relocate to the Leapale Road Surface Car Park.  Buy high quality, fresh, local produce directly from over 50 local farmers and producers.  Try the best seasonal produce and ask questions about growing, rearing, manufacture and cooking methods.  Enjoy the freshest meat, fish, cheese, eggs, fruit and vegetables and breads.

EXETER
Keeping up Appearances
On the Home Front during the First World War, women were encouraged to maintain a positive outlook and to dress well, especially when men returned from posts overseas.  This exhibition will showcase a selection of pretty, decorative accessories worn for days out or evening occasions.  Part of a four year programme commemorating the First World War led by the Imperial War Museum, this small changing display focuses on the impact of the war on the South West.  On display at Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery from now until 20th May.

Marvellous Magic Lanterns
For three days only, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum will showcase a small display of magic lantern items.  See a selection of the historic slides, lanterns and paper ephemera from the collections of RAM and The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum and the University of Exeter, brought together for RAMM’s hosting of the A Million Pictures academic workshop.  12th-14th January.

Magic and the Muse
An amazing Magic Lantern spectacle featuring unique hand-painted images with live music.  Lanternists Jeremy and Carolyn Brooker, using an original nineteenth century triple lantern, combine with multi-instrumentalists Richard Navarro, Nicholas Thurston and Miriam Gould to present a unique combination of music, performance and projection.  The show includes specially created images, original historic material, and a rare sequence of ‘pose slides’ projected onto a live performer, once used by the parents of the film actor Peter Sellers.  12th January at Exeter Barnfield Theatre.

MUSWELL HILL
Club de Fromage on Ice:  Life on Mars David Bowie Night
Join Feeling Gloomy as they pay their annual homage to David Bowie at this special ice skating event.  Skate to the tunes of Mr Bowie and those who inspired him.  Hopefully the beautiful setting of Alexandra Palace, and the ice, will provide a perfect backdrop to enjoy the music he create and left behind for us to enjoy.  7th January at Alexandra Palace.

Fromage on Ice:  Grease vs Dirty Dancing
London’s premier pop, rock and fancy dress party will once again host a night of ice skating frolics at the legendary Alexandra Palace Ice Skating Rink.  Join them for an evening session of dancing on ice with all the usual Fromage antics.  20th January.

Basquiat: Boom for Real
This art blockbuster is the Barbican’s Basquiat:  Boom for Real, the UK’s first large-scale exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s (1960-1988) work, which defined and set the tone for New York’s underground art scene in the late 1970s.  From now until 28th January.

KINGSTON
Exhibition: Kingston Characters
A quirky and unique collection of stitched textile portraits of Kingston’s local and colourful characters.  In an explosion of colour, pattern and texture, local artist Ruth Blackford has created a charming and idiosyncratic gallery of portraits celebrating this wonderfully diverse community.  Traders, residents, buskers, students and people of prominence are included.  Her clever and sensitive use of fabrics needs to be seen to be believed.  On show in the first floor foyer at the Rose Theatre from January 23rd to 3rd March.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace.  Skating from now until 7th January.  Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice, plus we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

Alice in Winterland
Alice has always been brought up to believe in wonder but her life takes on an unexpected turn when she is sent to live with her stern auntie…until she is visited by a White Rabbit and propelled on a quest to save Winterland!  Showing at the Rose Theatre from now until 7th January.

 

 

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