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    • from 25/10/2016 to 02/12/2016
      Event: Shakespeare: King Lear 2016

      Location: Old Vic Theatre, SE1

      Glenda Jackson returns to the stage after 25 years to play King Lear in Shakespeare’s tragic history play.

      Jackson, who swapped drama for politics a quarter of a century ago when she was elected as member of parliament for Hampstead, has returned to acting since retiring from the House of Commons last year.

      The actress has played many of Shakespeare’s heroines in the past for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and memorably starred in the 1971 BBC series Elizabeth R.

    • from 26/10/2016 to 05/03/2017
      Event: British War Artist Paul Nash Exhibition

      Location: Tate Britain, SW1

      Paul Nash was one of the most important British artists of the first part of the 20th century, whose paintings of the ruined landscapes of First World War battlefields show a bitter reflection on the horrors of the war.

      This is the first major retrospective on the artist in a generation, showing his early Symbolist work through the First World War, and his landscapes of the interwar period in which he moved towards Surrealism. He was appointed as an official war artist for both the two world wars.

    • from 12/11/2016 to 12/11/2016
      Event: The Annual Lord Mayor’s Show

      Location: Bank, EC2 to Aldwych, WC2

      The Lord Mayor’s Show is one of London’s oldest traditions, with a magnificent procession over three miles long carrying the newly-elected Lord Mayor of London from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice in Aldwych and back. It is the longest and grandest organised procession in the world.

      The event dates back 800 years to 1215, when bad King John attempted to gain the City of London’s support by issuing a royal charter allowing the City to elect its own mayor. The King’s one condition was that every year the newly-elected mayor must leave the safety of the City and travel upriver to the King’s palace at Westminster to swear allegiance to the Crown.

    • from 16/11/2016 to 29/12/2016
      Event: NT Xmas Theatre: Peter Pan

      Location: National Theatre, SE1

      ‘All children, except one, grow up’… and the story of that one child has been transporting us, children and adults alike, on a journey to Neverland for over a century now.

      This Christmas Peter Pan lands on the National Theatre stage directed by the marvellously creative Sally Cookson, who directed the stage version of Hetty Feather; and both Jane Eyre and Treasure Island at the National in the last couple of years.

    • from 24/11/2016 to 23/04/2017
      Event: Design of the Year and Fear and Love Exhibitions

      Location: Design Museum, W8

      The Design Museum opens its doors at the end of November at its new home on Kensington High Street. The new museum, which has taken over the old Commonwealth Institute building, has three times more space to exhibit in than ever before and, for the first time in its history, has a new permanent collection.

      The museum’s new home, which is situated on the edge of Holland Park, brings it into ‘Kensington’s cultural quarter’, near to the V&A, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Art and the Serpentine Gallery.

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