From modern art to old classics in children’s theatre: our best pick of what’s on in London this December
Words by Helen Brown
Here’s what’s on in London this month…
From 6 December
Plus One Gallery
Volker Kuhn is renowned for his series of three-dimensional wall pieces, ‘Art in Boxes’. Populated by small figures and animals, his sculptures are informed by object art and the work of assemblage artist Joseph Cornwell. Experience them in this solo show which is both zany and thought-provoking.
FEMALE FOUNDERS PRESENT
From Female Founders Present comes an extravaganza shopping weekend that brings to the forefront London’s amazing small businesses, while raising money for Women for Women International. Choose from salvaged gold jewellery to ceramics, silk pyjamas and more.
FULHAM PALACE THROUGH POSTCARDS
Not so long ago, postcards were effectively a form of social media, with millions sent every week during their golden age. This latest exhibition explores the ‘postcard mania’ in relation to Fulham Palace and highlights how the Palace and society have both changed.
SNOW WHITE AND THE RED ROSE
From 29 November
Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre has teamed up with acclaimed theatre company RashDash for the perfect family festive treat. Snow White likes to tell stories and paint while sister Red Rose likes to race with the deer and wolves. When a friendly bear knocks on the door, the mischievous pair embark on a brave and magical adventure with fun songs and plenty of festive touches.
WINNIE THE POOH: EXPLORING A CLASSIC
From 9 December
He’s the hero of children’s fiction and Britain’s best-loved bear, now Winnie-the-Pooh will star in an exhibition that celebrates the life of this childhood favourite. Experience the timeless and universal appeal of Pooh Bear and his friends as they are brought to life through sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
From 9 December
New Wimbledon Theatre
For the first time in over 15 years, fe-fi-fo-fum will be heard in Wimbledon. Britain’s outspoken publican Al Murray and Olivier award-winning Clive Rowe will lead the cast in the giant pantomime adventure, Jack and the Beanstalk. With laugh-out-loud comedy, magic beans and oodles of audience participation, this is one the whole family can enjoy.