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December Calendar

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It's a wonderful month. Check the Calendar for links to the events and details -

Foundling Museum, London, Purcell School Christmas Concert - 3 December; Victorian Christmas - 5 December; Kingston Chamber Orchestra Evening Concert - 6 December

Royal Variety Performance, in aid of artists, Blackpool Opera House - 7 December

Save the Children, Festival of Trees - 8 December

Woman's Own Courage Awards, Westminster Abbey - 9 December

Christmas at Covent Garden - 10 & 22 December

Foundling Carols - 12 December

Globe Theatre, Footsbarn's Christmas Cracker - 22 December - 3 Jan

CAROL SERVICES

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There are thousands of Carol Services at parishes and cathedrals all over Britain. Image: Saint Andrew's Parish Church, West Tarring

Bristol Cathedral, Carols by Candlelight - 11 December; The Messiah - 12 & 13 December; An English Christmas - 21 December

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Cathedral Carol Services - 23 and 24 December

Durham Cathedral, Carols for All - 5 December; Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - 22 & 24 December

King's College Cambridge, Lessons & Carols, 24 December; broadcast by the BBC

Portsmouth Cathedral, Handel's Messiah - 4 December

Salisbury Cathedral, Carol concert - 5 December; with the BBC - 10 December; Handel's Messiah - 16 December; Parade of 1,000 Christmas Lanterns - 17 December; Carol Services - 21 & 22 December

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Lessons and Carols - 20 December

St Luke's Church and Christ's Church, Chelsea, London - a dozen carol services and concerts, some candlelit - 2 December - 20 December

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Image: St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral, The Messiah - 3 December; Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten - 4 December; Sankta Lucia service - 11 December; Family Carols - 19 December; La Nativité du Seigneur by Olivier Messiaen - 20 December; plum puddings on sale; LHandel's Messiah - 4 December ; Christmas Carol Service, 23 & 24 December

Westminster Abbey, FM Music Makers Charitable Trust Christmas Concert - 15 December; Christmas Meditation with music & readings - 20 December; Lessons & Carols - 24 December

Winchester Cathedral, School Carol Services - December; Christmas Carol Service - 19 December; Christmas Market Carols - 20 December; Carol Services - 21, 22, 23 December

York Cathedral, York, Carols by Candlelight - 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 December; Nine Lessons & Carols - 22 & 24 December

And. . .

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Image: Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet

Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet, London, The Tsarina's Slippers, The Nutracker- now

British Library, London - Point of View, 19th century photographers - now

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Paul Sandby, Picturing Britain; What You See Is Where You're At - now - February

The Tate, London, Turner vs the Masters - now - January

National Museums Scotland - Salt of the Earth, faces of Scottish identity- now - 10 January

V&A, London, Medieval & Renaissance Galleries - now; Capturing the Moment - now - 10 January; Future Fashion - now - 31 January; Greatest Silversmith in London - now - May; Gardens of the Flopsy Bunny - now - 17 December

Royal Shakespeare Company, West End, Twelfth Night - now; Stratford-upon-Avon, The Arabian Nights - 5 December - 30 January

Royal Academy, London, Anish Kapoor, Sculpture - now - 11 December; Wild Thing, Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill - now - 24 January; Yankees in King George's Court - now - 24 December

British Museum, London, new medieval gallery open - now; Moctezuma, Aztec Ruler - now - 24 January; Revolution on Paper - now - 5 April; the Staffordshire Hoard - now

Shows at London's West End - now

National Theatre, London, Endgame, Mixed Up North, Nation - now

The Royal Collections, Buckingham Palace and Holyroodhouse, Henry VIII and Into the Great Alone - now

Shooting, hunting & angling - now

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Image: York Festival of Angels

And winter festivals in the towns and Panto. . .

Comments (1)

Thank you for the delight-filled post, Cat and David. BTW, I really like the updated photos in the sidebar. A blessed, peaceful, and holy Advent season of preparing for the Savior's birth to you.

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