Classical music in London Thursday 8 December

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Classical music in London on Thu 8th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Thursday 8 December 2016.

 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration

Royal Albert Hall London classical music at the Royal Albert Hall. John Rutter's Christmas Celebration concert is one of the most popular Christmas carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Bartok, Stravinsky and John Adams — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall John Adams and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Bartok and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.
 
Up And Down at London Coliseum, London
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Boris Eifman’s new ballet, “Up & Down”

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be hosting the UK premiere of Boris Eifman's new ballet, "Up & Down".
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, London
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Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ — Royal Ballet

to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Guided tour inside the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 8 December including:

Peter Pan panto, at the Greenwich Theatre8 DecemberGreenwich Theatre has chosen “Peter Pan” as this year’s panto, which tells the tale of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

Christmas lights in Regent Street8 DecemberRegent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.

Bond in Motion — collection of James Bond cars8 December“Bond in Motion” is a huge collection of original cars, bikes and boats used during filming in the 007 James Bond movies.

“Nice Fish” — starring Mark Rylance8 DecemberMark Rylance will be starring in ‘Nice Fish’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a comic play he co-wrote with Louis Jenkins.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery8 December‘The Comedy About A Bank Robbery’ at the Criterion Theatre is by the same guys as behind ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’.

Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station)8 DecemberSurrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.

Day out at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo8 DecemberBattersea Park Children’s Zoo is a good place to visit for families with young kids, with plenty of small animals and birds.

Common Council, with the Lord Mayor8 DecemberAttend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall, and see the Lord Mayor of London dressed in all their finery.

Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes — Tower Bridge8 DecemberTower Bridge will be showing some photos of London by Martin Parr, called ‘Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes’.

 

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