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What’s on at the weekend? – 16, 17 November 2013

Posted by on Thursday, 14 November, 2013 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 16, 17 November 2013

This weekend, get in the festive mood with Christmas lights and markets starting to spring up all over the place. Alternatively, stock up on all things culinary at the Good Food Show or get cultural with a new exhibition of Islamic art.

The Winter Festival, Southbank Centre, until 10 January 2013

The Winter Festival is back to transform the Southbank Centre for the festive season. There will be a Christmas market stretching along the riverside and in Southbank Centre Square, with tasting events offering a chance to sample cheese, chocolate and wine. There will also be special exhibitions and events held throughout the Centre. More details here.

Christmas Lights, across the West End

The West End has gradually become illuminated during the last week, with Regent Street, Oxford Street, Carnaby Street and Covent Garden all having switched on their Christmas lights. Go along to Covent Garden on Saturdays between now and Christmas and you can see real life reindeer too. Free. More details here.

BBC Good Food Show, Olympia, 15 to 17 November 2013

The BBC Good Food Show is back at Olympia this weekend with demonstrations from a host of big name chefs and celebrities, and the chance to browse the foodie exhibitors’ stalls. Tickets cost from £25.75, children under 5 free. More details here.

Ferozkoh:Traditional Arts from a Contemporary Afghanistan, Leighton House Museum, until 23 February 2014

Ferozkoh comprises 18 pairs of objects. Half are historical objects from the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, the products of four great dynasties with connections to Afghanistan: the Ghaznavids, Timurids, Mughals and Safavids. The other half of the works were created specifically for the exhibition by students in response to, and in conversation with, the historical objects. The exhibition explores the preservation of the arts from the Islamic world in the present day and the role of education in both transmission and translation. Tickets cost £5, concs £3 (covers free return entry within 12 months). More details here.

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