As festive fate would have it, a Chocolate Festival (THE Chocolate Festival, apparently) is unwrapping its many sugary attractions at Southbank Centre Square as of 11am today. Choc-lovers may, if they like, indulge in ‘tutored’ tasting, DIY confectionary-making, a cocoa butter beauty class and the usual gifts, free samples and saturated fats you’d anticipate from such a calorie-rich celebration. Details on that here, and other cultural flavours of today to follow…
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
The Comedy Works, Walton Playhouse, 7 Dec
Frequenting Kingston’s Walton Playhouse tonight are Hull’s finest surrealist Boothby Graffoe, TV/radio grouch Arthur Smith, loquacious loon Simon Munnery, young pretender Joe Lycett and outre humourist Matthew Osborne. Which is a very good line up indeed. All necessary details via this link.
TODAY’S MUSIC CHOICES
Gary Numan, Kentish Town Forum, 7 Dec
Gary Numan is to touring awhile this month, so that’s nice. Taking place under the banner ‘Dead Man Falling’ (an antithesis to Numan’s 2011 LP ‘Dead Son Rising’), all dates will also feature Leeds band Officers. Numan’s new LP ‘Splinter’, parts of which he’ll play for the first time on the tour, is set for release in 2013. Ticket links still viable at Numan HQ.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
Hansel & Gretel, National Theatre Cottesloe, 7 Dec – 26 Jan 2013 (pictured)
The famously avant-garde Katie Mitchell directs playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s eerie interpretation of this Grimm and vaguely Christmassy sylvan fairytale. Listings and links here.
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