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CHRISTMAS IN CHELSEA T U TA N K H A M U N : T R E A S U R E S O F T H E G O L D E N P H A R OA H 10 0 YE ARS OF MAGIC WITH DISNEY ON ICE


Christmas Shopping Weekend 2019


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WHAT'S ON IN CHELSEA The best of local art and culture

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RETAIL THERAPY The very best outfits and accesories you need for the festive season ahead

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EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU Offers from newly opened Sunspel and Vardo

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CHELSEA'S COSIEST PUBS Meeting for pre-Christmas drinks or looking for a post-Christmas shopping spot? We have you covered

YOUR LONDON The capital's most exciting dates for your diary

NOVEMBER • 2019


What’s on in Chelsea MUSIC • ART • THE ATRE • E XHIBITIONS • FOOD

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharoah 02 Nov to 03 May '20 - Saatchi Gallery www.saatchigallery.com

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In celebration of the centenary of the discovery that captured the world, book your tickets to the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures to ever travel. Explore the life of King Tutankhamun through more than 150 authentic artefacts; more than 60 of which are leaving Egypt for the very first time. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the wonder and the mystery of the boy king before the objects return to Egypt forever. Set to sell-out, booking tickets to the exhibition, produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG is recommended.


Christmas Lights Switch On 23 Nov - Across Chelsea www.inchelsea.co.uk

The Chelsea Christmas Lights Switch on returns again this year, with magical displays across Sloane Square and Sloane Street, Duke of York Square, Pavilion Road – and for the first time, new lights on the King’s Road celebrating its regal heritage. From 2pm onwards enjoy an unmissable array of entertainment across the neighbourhood, including carol singers and performers – perfect for the entire family. At 5pm, Father Christmas and his ‘special helper’, will turn on the Christmas Lights from the stage on Sloane Square, lighting up the area and marking the start of the Christmas season!

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Chelsea's Christmas Gro 2019 is set to be the most magical Christmas yet, as London’s most interactive Grotto arrives in Chelsea, opening on the picturesque Pavilion Road this November! The Chelsea Christmas Grotto will offer an hour-long winter wonderland experience like no other, in collaboration with famed children’s entertainers, Sharky & George, where your little one will be transported to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas and his elves.

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Children will enjoy 30 minutes of classic Sharky & George games before entering Father Christmas’ workshop. Father Christmas will be decked in luxurious red velvet and settled in front of the fire to read a festive story before each child’s one-on-one. The little ones will be dazzled with his knowledge of their naughty and nice antics over the year before giving them a traditional gift from under the tree. Festive crafts will then be on offer, giving children the opportunity to try their hand at gingerbread biscuit or bauble decorating. Opening as Chelsea lights up for Christmas on 23 November, this truly magical experience will run until 23 December – spaces are likely to fill up fast, so book your spot early to avoid disappointment. Unlike traditional Christmas grottos, this event will be packed full of mischief and mayhem and is also available for exclusive hire sessions, so grab a group of friends and get in touch to book. For the under-twos, the grotto will also offer a ‘My First Grotto’ session, and exclusive preschool sessions for those four and under. With each ticket sale comes the optional donation of £1 which will go towards the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation, an independent charity dedicated to bringing together people across the Borough to overcome hardship and exclusion. Tickets are £27.50 per child, to book please visit: www.sharkyandgeorge.com

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Penguin Skate Club 02 Nov to 04 Jan ’20 - National History Museum www.nhm.ac.uk The Penguin Skate Club for the little ones returns hoping to perfect their skating skills. Book in advance for lessons suitable for children aged four to eight.

The Coalminers 08 Nov - 606 Club www.606club.co.uk This brilliant 7 piece Americana band are bringing their unique mixture of New Orleans Groove and Funk to Chelsea, with what they call “Swamp Soul”. Each band member comes with an impressive repertoire and this performance is set to raise the roof.

Tiny Troopers: Poppies 11 Nov - National Army Museum www.nam.ac.uk Bring your little ones to explore the theme of poppies and Remembrance. Sing, play and create with these fun and interactive sessions, perfect for under-5s.

King of the World: Philip Mansel on Louis XIV 12 Nov - John Sandoe Books www.johnsandoe.com Book tickets to join Philip Mansel, renowned historian of France and the Levant, as he discusses his magnificent reappraisal of the Sun King, King of the World.

Missoni: The Great Italian Fashion 13 Nov - V&A www.vam.ac.uk Join Rosita, Angela and Luca Missoni for a look at the history of the innovative Italian fashion house. This exclusive evening will give an unmissable insight into the brand which has iconic status across the world and marks the release of the most-comprehensive Missoni book published to date.

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WHAT ’S ON IN CHELESE A | MUSIC • ART • THE ATRE • E XHIBITIONS • FOOD

Watercolour Christmas Cards with Chelsea School of Botanical Art 18 Nov - Chelsea Physic Garden www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk Mary Ellen Taylor joins from the Chelsea School of Botanical Art for a festive introduction to botanical painting. Add a personal touch to your Christmas cards this year as you learn how to paint your own festive designs showcasing winter delights such as holly and mistletoe.

The New Materialists 19 Nov - Design Museum www.designmuseum.org Book your place to hear four designers and expert panellists as they debate how and why social impact should be an integral focus in today’s business challenges.

The Cuba Collection 23 Nov to 07 Dec - 508 Gallery www.508kingsroad.com A carefully curated selection of works by the very best of emerging Cuban artists, showcasing their works for the very first time in the UK. 20 pieces by Yuniel Delgado, Serlian Barreto, Osy Milan, Jose Capaz and Dayron Gallardo will demonstrate the colourful and flourishing art scene of Cuba.

Midnight Movie 27 Nov to 21 Dec - Royal Court Theatre www.royalcourttheatre.com Experimental playwright, Eve Leigh’s most recent production is a whirlwind of turbulent characters with dramatic and emotionallywrought stories all linked via the web. In a new format, a live online audience will also participate throughout the performance.

For more local events and exhibitions, visit www.inchelsea.co.uk

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Retail Therapy LUXURY • ACCESSORIES • PERSONAL SHOPPING • E XPERIENCES

Christmas party outfits sorted... Miista Marcelle Snake Boots £290

Anthropolgie Hair Clip £14

REDValentino Dress £1,925

Pink Shirtmaker Velvet Jacket in Deep Purple £1,250

Essential Antwerp Platform Hells £230

Free People Velvet Trousers £98 12

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French Connection Emille Sparkle Short Dress £165

Tiffany T True Band Ring in 18k Gold & Pave Diamonds £4,975

TOD'S Metal Mask Loafer £490

Jane Taylor Metallic Sequin Headband £294

Kiki McDonough Opal & Diamond Earrings £6,900

Saloni Camille Bows Dress £695

L.K. Bennett Fitzgerald Dress £500

Pretty Ballerinas Clementine £239

Jo Malone Rose & Magnolia Cologne 100ml £104

Anya Hindmarch Velvet Card Case on Chain £250 Swarovski Personalisation £40 per initial

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Exclusively for Yo 20% DISCOUNT WHEN SHOPPING AT SUNSPEL Sunspel, 73 Duke of York Sqaure www.sunspel.com

Sunspel is a British heritage brand with a contemporary approach as they believe that beautiful and everyday clothing, is to be the foundation of the modern luxury wardrobe. They believe in making clothes with care, as well as care about where they source materials from, the people they work with and the quality of all that they do. Handcrafting garments in the UK for over 160 years, they have recently opened their latest store right here in Duke of York Square and as a valued member of Cadogan VIP, we are delighted to offer you 20% off any purchases made throughout November.

Ts&Cs: Offer is valid until 30th November 2019 at the Duke of York store only, with no minimum spend applying. Please show this advert when making a purchase.

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Exclusively for Yo DISCOUNTED DINING AT VARDO RESTAURANT Vardo, 9 Duke of York Square www.vardorestaurant.co.uk

Vardo is the latest addition to join the local host of restaurants at Duke of York Square, offering a well-travelled ’no boundaries’ dining concept. Pop in and join them for breakfast, brunch, all day dining, dinner, cocktails, coffee and everything else in between. Open all day every, every day until 10.30pm. As a valued member of Cadogan VIP, we are delighted to offer you 10% off the total bill when dining before 11.00am and choosing dishes from either their breakfast or weekend brunch menu.

T’s&Cs: Offer is only valid with pre-booked reservations of up to 6 guests, before 11.00am until 30th November 2019. To book please email reservations@vardorestaurant. co.uk and quote ‘CADOGANVIP’.

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Chelsea's Cosiest Pubs Whether you’re after some seriously good pub grub or a quick pint with a pal, winter calls for settling into the corner of your favourite local. Head off the beaten track in Chelsea to find the best of old and new; squishy wingbacks, unctuous scotch eggs, delicious Sunday lunch and even an Aga.

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The Surprise 6 Christchurch Terrace Arguably, one of the best surprises in Chelsea. Find tankards for every house on the street, and if you’re lucky enough to be a local, call out your house number to have it filled. Mismatched furniture and quirky art remind you that are you still in bohemian Chelsea whilst the sharing boards and excellent wine list, suitable to challenge any sommelier, will ensure that your visit is delicious.

The Builders Arms 13 Britten Street The beating heart of Chelsea’s drinking scene since 1999 has recently undergone a stylish refurb. Dog friendly, local friendly and visitor friendly, the relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a catch-up with friends or a leisurely Sunday roast. Just after a light bar snack? Try the ‘Truffle and Parmesan Fries’ or ‘Rose Petal Hummus, Pistachio, Pomegranate and Pitta’ for something a little more sophisticated. Rather a good ol’ fashioned sausage roll? They sell those too.

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The Admiral 17 Mossop Street

Or ‘The Cod’ as it’s known to lo interior and well-heated court describes itself as part cosy tra restaurant meaning there is so every occasion. The Bloody Ma come highly recommended, m choice should you require hair night before working through

The Phene 9 Phene Street Pulling pints and serving drinks since 1853, the Phene has a long-standing heritage in the local area. An impressive wine list complements the excellent menu of this more grownup pub, offering excellent menu alternatives for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free. Mirrors and a number of library book-cases line the walls whilst the garden, one of the few in the area, is a charming and twinkling oasis of calm.

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The Hunters Moon 86 Fulham Road Slightly further afield, but worth a visit to Fulham is where you will find The Hunters Moon. Cosy nooks and comfy wingback armchairs complement the oak flooring and textured floors which add an opulence to the traditional yet stylish pub. Homely touches, including an open fireplace and an original Aga, will have you coming back time, and time again as you sample homemade bar snacks and a dailychanging European menu. We hear the Slow Roast Suckling Pork Belly and Apple Tarte Fine is pretty special.

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Your London We take a look at some of the capital's most exciting dates for your diary. We can access tickets for a range of occasions including many sold out or unobtainable events. Please contact us for further details covering the world of theatre, sport, exhibitions, comedy, film premieres and concerts...

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Disney on Ice – 100 Years of Magic

13 to 17 Nov – The SSE Arena Wembley www.ssearena.co.uk

Following the release of Toy Story 4, we have exciting news! Bo Peep and new character Forky will be joining the Toy Story gang at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when the magic skates into The SSE Arena, Wembley this November. Be charmed by a cast of over 50 characters, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a host of Princesses, and Disney’s Frozen as they bring 14 stories and over 30 songs to life, leaving your whole family captivated with memories to last a lifetime.

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SOME THING DIFFERENT YOUR LOND ON | MUS I C • A R T • T HE AT R E • E X HIB I T I ONS • S P OR T S

Alcotraz Now until 29 Dec - Alcotraz Penitentiary: Covent Garden www.alcotraz.co.uk Inspired by America's most infamous prison, Alcotraz is an immersive drinking experience. From the orange jumpsuits upon entrance, to the cold metallic cells, Alcotraz beacomes the ideal backdrop to enjoy a drink within an epic yet intimate environment. The 3 month pop-up promises to 'replicate the eerie atmosphere and mystery associated with prison life'. The booking fee is priced at £30 per person and includes your prison pack for the duration of the sentence, minimum 4 cocktails from your smuggled liquor of choice, plus 1 hour 45 minutes inside the prision.

Natural History Musuem Ice Rink Now until 12 Jan '20 - Natural History Museum www.nhm.ac.uk Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the ice rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter. Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine in the air.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – Live 04 & 05 Dec – The SSE Arena Wembley www.ssearena.co.uk Experience the film in full on the big screen accompanied by a full live orchestra and the original cast. Multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman will be bringing Disney’s timeless classic, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas" to life for two very special UK arena shows in December.

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GIGS & CONCERTS YOUR LOND ON | MUS I C • A R T • T HE AT R E • E X HIB I T I ONS • S P OR T S

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Christina Aguilera 09 & 10 Nov – SSE Arena Wembley www.ssearena.co.uk Discover all that Christina Aguilera has to offer in her first UK tour since 2006, entitled The Xperience Tour! Her work to date has earned her five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as starring on the movie screen too.

Bjork: Cornucopia 19 Nov – The O2 www.theo2.co.uk Icelandic superstar Björk brings the Cornucopia show to these shores in November with the theatrical production based on her 2017 release Utopia. Björk launched the production with an eight night residency at the then-new 'The Shed' in New York City’s Manhattan; with her tenth tour, Cornucopia having been described as Björk’s first theatrical production. She has used the terms “digital theatre” and “sci-fi pop concert” to explain the visual and audible performance.

Tokio Myers 27 Nov – O2 Academy Islington www.academymusicgroup.com Classically trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist, Tokio Myers, is embarking on an intimate headline tour to give fans a taste of his forthcoming album following his 2017 Britain’s Got Talent win.

Professor Green 28 Nov - O2 Forum Kentish TowN www.academymusicgroup.com British rapper and household name, Professor Green, is getting back out on the road for his highly anticipated M.O.T.H (‘Matters of the Heart’) tour; which is not to be missed.

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E XHIBITIONS YOUR LOND ON | MUS I C • A R T • T HE AT R E • E X HIB I T I ONS • S P OR T S

Anthony Gormley Now until 03 Dec – Royal Academy of Arts www.royalacademy.org.uk Catch this major new exhibition of Anthony Gormley sculptures that should provide a neat overview of his career to date, showing how his best-known and most-recent works developed out of his earlier practice.

Science Photographer of the Year Now until 05 Jan ’20 – Sciene Museum www.sciencemuseum.org.uk The Science Museum will host the first ever Science Photographer of the Year exhibition, with the winning images having been revealed to concide with the opening of the free exhibition. Images depciting the structure of soap bubbles, the crystalisation of Aperol and January's super moon lunar eclipse all feature in the shortlist. Pictures have been captured using a range of modern technologies from digital telescopes to smartphones.

Mark Leckey Now until 05 Jan ’20 – Tate Britain www.tate.org.uk Explore themes of youth, class and nostalgia with Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey. At the centre of the exhibition is a life-size replica of a motorway bridge found on the M53, that will be the set for a new audio play inspired by folklore and stories of changelings and ‘fairy raids’. You can also discover his seminal works Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore 1990 and Dream English Kid 1964–1999. Expect a theatrical experience of spectral visions, sound, light and video.

Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years| of Fabulous Now until 26 Jan ’20 – Fashion and Textile Museum www.ftmlondon.org In celebration of fifty years of the Zandra Rhodes’ label, the Fashion and Textile Museum presents Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous. This retrospective will highlight 100 key looks, as well as 50 original textiles. This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend.

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THE ATRE & COMEDY YOUR LOND ON | MUS I C • A R T • T HE AT R E • E X HIB I T I ONS • S P OR T S

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Death of a Salesman Now until 04 Jan ‘20 – Piccadilly Theatre www.thepiccadillytheatre.com Arthur Miller's masterful, Pulitzer-winning 1949 play Death of a Salesman is a mainstay of American drama. The tragedy of deluded travelling salesman Willy Loman has played out all round the world in regular revivals and plentiful adaptations. Played by a black cast for the first time, the Lomans negotiate the same hopes, disappointments and struggles to attain the American Dream.

Act of God Now until 12 Jan ’20 – The Vaults www.thevaults.london After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons as seen on Mock the Week) assisted by her devoted angel Gabriel (Matt Tedford, aka ‘Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.

ELF 21 to 23 Dec – SSE Arena Wembley www.ssearena.co.uk A supersized Christmas spectacular for all the family, based on the hit Will Ferrell movie! The heart-warming story of how Buddy, raised by Santa’s elves, travels to New York to find his real father, falls in love and brings Christmas happiness to everyone. What more could you want?! Starring award-winning Coronation Street actress and singer Kym Marsh alongside Shaun Williamson (best known as Barry In EastEnders), and comedy actor Tam Ryan whose hilarious portrayal of Buddy the Elf will have you in stitches!

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights 03 & 04 Jan '20 - Eventim Apollo www.eventimapollo.com See the classic comedy on the big screen for the first (series 1 & 2) time. Almost 19 years since it first opened its doors, Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights is back in aid of Cancer Research UK for a special anniversary celebration.

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The ATP at The O2 10 to 17 Nov – The O2 www.theo2.co.uk The ATP World Tour Finals - aka the largest indoor tennis competition in the world – will take place at London’s O2 Arena in November again this year, and is a must-see annual tournament for fans across the globe. Featuring eight of the worlds’ best singles and doubles players, it will be a week of tennis not to be missed.

Euro 2020 - England v Montenegro 14 Nov - Wembley Stadium www.twickenhamstadium.com Englands's path to Euro 2020 has been mapped out following the European Qualifiers draw. The next 'Three Lions' match will take place this November, with us hvaing access to official tickets and packages for the match.

Barbarians v Fiji – The Killik Cup 16 Nov – Twickenham www.twickenhamstadium.com The Barbarians will face Fiji for the Killik Cup in the only scheduled Autumn International of 2019 to be played at Twickenham following the Rugby World Cup. Their last encounter in 2013 was a mouth-watering spectacle of running rugby from both teams.

Champions Tennis 28 Nov to 01 Dec – Royal Albert Hall www.royalalberthall.com Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall is the season ending finale to the ATP Champions Tour. Former Grand Slam Champions, World No.1's and national icons compete in one of London's most famed and iconic venues. The tennis legends joining the line-up this year include: Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis, David Ferrer, former British No.1 Tim Henman, 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, last year’s Champions Tennis finalist Tommy Haas and fan favourite Mansour Bahrami.

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