What’s On In London This December

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Until 3 December, JG Contemporary

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Curated and photographed by Derrick Santini, this is a visual narrative that honours progressive, humanist, and unique individuals who have contributed significantly to British culture. The exhibition will showcase portraits spanning over 30 years.


Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

Until 25 February 2024

V&A South Kensington
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The first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of French couturière, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, charting the establishment of the House of Chanel and the evolution of her iconic design style which continues to influence the way women dress today..



Accidentally Wes Anderson

8 December – 31 January 2024

85 Old Brompton Road, SW7
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A visually captivating journey around the world through the art of photography, this exhibition showcases a collection of over 200 real-life images that exude the charming and eccentric aesthetic of acclaimed film director Wes Anderson.


This Month’s Must See

Art Deco: Age of Style and Glamour

Until 31st January 2024, 45 Park Lane

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An exhibition of rare and vintage original posters from the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s onwards. Each poster displays a dynamic piece of history, ranging from a rare Art Deco style Campari poster by Marcello Nizzoli to an original antique advertising poster by Marius Rossilon, cartoonist, and creator of the Michelin Man. Despite the age of the posters, it is clear that the imagery used still influences contemporary design today..



The Nutcracker

Until 6 January 2024

Tuff Nut Jazz Club, Festival Hall
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Nutcracker sees premier dancers of The McOnie Company performing to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, reimagined for a live onstage jazz band. Following performances on Thursday – Sunday, audiences are invited to continue their evening at the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club’s Nutcracker Nights, with live sessions from leading musicians playing into the night.



The Amy Winehouse Band

16 & 22 December

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Amy’s original band led by her long term Musical Director and Bass player Dale Davis (who is also music consultant on the upcoming Amy biopic Back to Black), celebrate her era-defining music and live performances. The joyful and emotional celebrations will be performed by the band who knew her best; who stood alongside her on stages all around the world from the very beginning and helped create her timeless sound.


Art To Watch

Recommended by Lisa Baker

Art lovers and Christmas present seekers take note! December sees a number of highly collectible print
releases in support of worthwhile causes. Renowned figurative artist Lorna May Wadsworth will be launching a new collection of affordable art helping to raise funds for The Murray Parish Trust. Wadsworth is once again making one hundred pictures available to buy online – individually priced from £100
to £5,000 – with 10 per-cent from the sale of each sale going to the charity. With the much sought-after artist’s work regularly selling for thousands of pounds, this is a rare chance to buy an original piece or limited-edition print for a fraction of the usual price, while supporting a worthy cause.

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Meanwhile Brocket Gallery will release a series of watercolour monoprints and chine collé unique works by Eleanor May Watson. 20% of the proceeds will go to Young London Print Prize – delivering art classes in underfunded schools across the capital, with over 2000 children taking part in the 2023 prize.


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Wadsworth is famed for her large-scale portraits of leading figures, from her remarkable painting of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, which sold for £500,000. Other subjects painted from live sittings include Tony Blair, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Lily Cole, to name but a few.


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