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A trip to see The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum is what Christmas is all about, but this version promises to be a little different, because this one will be taking place inside the British Museum!
The evening will begin in one of the Egyptian galleries where you will listen to some live music whilst enjoying some mince pies and mulled cider. You will then walk into the Great Court to watch Ballet Central perform their adaptation of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet.
You'll see Clara creep into the room to play with her brand-new nutcracker on Christmas Eve, only to get the surprise of her life -- because when the clock chimes midnight the decorated Christmas tree starts growing and growing through the ceiling! Her toy soldiers then come to life and battle with the Mouse King, before leading Clara to the Sugar Plum Fairy's home in the Kingdom of Sweets.
Craig’s review of British Museum – “I always feel like a school kid walking round here, looking at all the broken bones and stones and pretending to be keen. "Yes, Miss... a piece of pottery from 1,000 BC. Amazing." Don't forget to tick them off on your sheet, she says. "When can we can we go home, Miss?" Not for another three hours, she says. "Oh Jesus Christ, are you serious?… continued”
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Dream On — V&A Museum of Childhood – 10 Feb 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Dream On exhibition will be exploring the imaginary world that exists in our head between sleep and wakefulness
Fashioned from Nature – 21 Apr 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The V&A Museum will be exploring how some of the fabrics and dyes are sourced from nature to create the clothes we all wear
Life In The Dark — Natural History Museum – 13 Jul 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean.
I object — Ian Hislop’s search for dissent – 6 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – Ian Hislop has assembled a collection of objects that show how dissenters have protested throughout history
Videogames — Design, Play & Disrupt – 8 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – See how today's blockbuster videogames are created by looking at concept art and large-scale immersive installations.
Look for more museum exhibitions this month
Find more classical music this month
If you enjoy British Museum then you might like to visit Petrie Museum (you can walk it 10 mins), Sir John Soane’s Museum (you can walk it in 7 mins), Victoria & Albert Museum (catch the train from Tottenham Court Road to South Kensington) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Tottenham Court Road to Bond Street)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans