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Three To See on 10 Dec: Winterreise, Scrooge And The Seven Dwarves, Cosmic Superheroes

By | Published on Sunday 3 December 2017

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Winterreise | The Cockpit | 10-11 Dec
Franz Schubert’s winter themed song cycle featuring songs of love and loss based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, performed by acclaimed tenor Norbert Meyn and pianist and producer Alisdair Kitchen. Not the cheeriest thing to select, I suppose, for your pre-Christmas season, but it’s really, really beautiful, and might prove a really lovely calming thing to take in when you’re completely frazzled from having to shop and think about Christmas.
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Scrooge And The Seven Dwarves | Theatre503 | 6 Dec-6 Jan (pictured)
What did I say yesterday about shows involving Scrooge? Never knowingly not tipped by ThisWeek. But even if that weren’t the case, this is Sleeping Trees’ annual Christmas show, which I think we class as a pantomime, though it won’t be the traditional kind. Anyway, this will be great for a family outing, anyone of any age will enjoy it, and you’d better hurry, because I reckon tickets will be selling at pretty high speed. Rush this way for yours.

Cosmic Superheroes | Conway Hall | 8 Dec-31 Jan
I love the sound of this photographic exhibition, presented by Robin Ince and Trent Burton’s Cosmic Shambles Network, described as a “celebration of the superpowers it has taken for women at the forefront of the worlds of Arts and Science to establish themselves as superheroes in their individual fields”. Subjects include writer and comedian Josie Long, physicist Helen Czerski, poet Salena Godden, archeologist Brenna Hassett, social activist Nimco Ali, folk-singer and songwriter Grace Petrie, and more. See this page here for info.