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Things to do in London 5th December – 19th December

By on 05/12/2013

Christmas is coming and here is another Cognitive Space overview of the best things to do in London village over the next 2 weeks

Winter Shuffle Festival @ St Clements (Thursday 5th – Sunday 15th December)

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Curated by Danny Boyle the Shuffle Festival is an initiative of The East London Community Land Trust, run by a small group of individuals and aided by hundreds of volunteers. It currently operates on the grounds of St Clements Hospital – a former workhouse and psychiatric hospital in the heart of Mile End.

Winter Shuffle hosts a seasonal themed programme for all. Nightly films, kids and family weekend matinees, traditional Christmas classics and offbeat cult hits for an alternative advent.

Highlights include a Muppets Christmas Carol, a double bill of Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World & John Carpenters original The Thing and an extra special screening of Danny Boyle’s amazing Sunshine together with a conversation with Danny Boyle, Professor Brian Cox & Mark Kermode as well as plenty of workshops and lectures related to the film shows on a whole host of subjects from science, the Antarctic as well as music and theatre. The 2 week programme is too big to put out here, but can be found in full on the website. This event is not to be missed

December 5th – 15th, Tickets from £5
Winter Shuffle Festival, Mile End Road, E3 4LH


Art Meets Music: Warp x Tate @ The Tate Modern (Friday 6th December)

Tate Lates are bringing it to new levels with an evening of installations from the mighty Warp Records and Jeremy Deller inspired by his work The History of the World. There will be installations from Hudson Mohawke, Rustie & Oneohtrix; AV performances; a series of Warp Films; Jeremy Deller’s Acid Brass featuring Fairley Brass Band Live and more

This is going to be a roadblock evening so early arrival is advised

Friday 6th December
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG
6.30pm – 10pm
Free Entry


Project Fifty Weekender at The ICA (Friday 6th – Sunday 8th December)

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Great film magazine Little White Lies will be celebrating its 50th episode taking over the ICA’s cinema with screenings of The Life Aquatic, Mulholland Drive, Gummo as well as a special secret opening gala movie of an English language film by an American director set to be released in 2014. Knowing Little White Lies – whatever movie its going to be – it will be big

Friday 6th December – Sunday 8th December
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
£40 for a weekend pass, £10 for individual screenings


Wild Style at The Oval Space (Saturday 7th Decenber)

Released in 1983, Wild Style the most important hip hop culture movie ever made gives a dramatic insider’s view of the early underground Brooklyn scene and the rise of graffiti and B-boy culture in New York and is being shown in a special evening of film, talk and DJ performances at The Oval Space

Located in East London the multiuse Oval Space is the perfect venue for such a screening – exhibitions, movies and club nights they do them all. There will be food available early in the evening followed by a screening and introductory talk and then the rest of the night you will have DJs and performances from the likes Tim Westwood, Alexander Nut, Ghostpoet & The Patchwork Pirates

This is going to be immense

Saturday 7th December
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DY
7.30pm – 3am


Brand New Heavies @ The Jazz Café (Monday 9th – Thursday 12th December)

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Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, are a British music institution whose unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the UK music scene for well over two decades.

Their back catalogue goes deep expect many classics amongst new material from their current album Forward & new album due next year!!! The intimate Jazz Café is the perfect venue this performance – I can’t wait

Monday 9th – Thursday 12th December
7pm – 11pm
Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, London, NW1 7PG


Gremlins & Die Hard Double Bill @ The Prince Charles Cinema (Thursday 19th December)

Christmas is here and so are the PrinceCharlesCinema’s seasons of double bills, and this one are two of my favourite Christmas movies ever. If you’ve never seen either movie you’re slipping, and if you want a chance to see these 2 greats on the big screen now is the chance – get those tickets quickly as they are likely to sell out – yippe ki yay!!!!

Thursday 19th December
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
6.55pm, £14 (£9 members) for the double bill or £7.50 (£5 members) for single tickets


Liquid V Xmas Party @ The Rhythm Factory (Friday 13th December)

The mighty drum n bass label Liquid V is back hot off the release of the great Liquid V Club Sessions 5 with their Xmas party at East London’s Rhythm Factory for a night of drum n bass, house, hip-hop and more. I’ll be gracing the decks alongside the likes of Bryan G, Fabio and more. This is going to be roadblock

Friday 13th December
The Rhythm Factory, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1 1EW
10pm – 6am


Collider @ The Science Museum

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Through an immersive blend of theatre, video and sound art the science museum will take you on a journey inside the largest scientific experiment ever constructed. Buried deep under the border between Switzerland and France, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe

See history being made. Meet engineers who build the impossible. Walk the tunnels of CERN. Stand in the heart of a collision. Witness a moment of discovery. Step inside the world’s greatest experiment.

Running until May 2014
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD
10am – 6pm


By Tendai – Cognitive Space