Don’t let the typical British weather put you off - wrap up this weekend and make it your business to tick off our cultural round-up of the best (and festive) things happening right on your doorstep.
Words by Liz ConnorMore
THEATRE: Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales
Is there anything Russell Brand can’t turn his hand to? From stand-up comedian, to Hollywood actor, to red top commodity, to messiah of popular revolt - there’s barely plate the cockney jester can’t spin.
This week the Brand celebrates the release of his first foray into the world of children’s literature, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, with a special live event at The Royal Albert Hall. Delve into the fantastically aberrant mind of a national treasure.
royalalberthall.com, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
GOING OUT: Natural History Museum Ice Skating
No winter in London is complete without a customary trip to one of the city’s ephemeral ice rinks. Every year we return with hopes anew of channelling our inner Blades Of Glory; every year we cling on for dear life whilst we flounder our way around the outskirts of the rink.
Regardless, an afternoon spent in the splendour of The Natural History museum is a happy exchange for the hilarious mortification endured.
nhm.ac.uk, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD