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Monday, December 20

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New Year's Eve at Somerset House

For the first time ever, Somerset House will open on New Year's Eve. Skate into the new year in the perfect setting for a glamorous, romantic and fun celebration. Tickets are £20 and entitle one skater to bring a non-skating friend, and also include a complimentary mulled wine/hot chocolate and a glass of champagne at midnight. Snacks and a licensed bar will also be available.

Skate sessions are at 10 - 11pm and 11.15 - 12.45pm. There will be live performers and a display of the very best ice dancing from current British Ice Dance champions at 12.05. The event finishes at 1am.

Suitable for all ages. Somerset House will be open to ticket-holders only.
Tickets for New Year's Eve are available exclusively by phone. Call 0870 060 1753 to book.

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London has a new Blog - News site called The Londonist. It is interesting and amusing, more so if you are a Londoner, "Ken" of course is a favorite topic. They have very kindly linked to londonzen.

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It also features The London Tomes, a new London-based, animated series.
"We're not going to say too much about it, we'll let you make your own minds up. Suffice to say that there are talking animals, the District Line and the criminally insane".

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- Euan Mitchell
- Euan is a New Zealander living in London and has been about 9 months away from moving back home for the last 10 years.

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From Urbino to Rome

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There is still time to see this wonderful exhibition and the Madonna of the Pinks.

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Raphael -The Madonna of the Pinks circa. 1506-7

From Urbino to Rome at the National Gallery London
20 October 2004 - 16 Jan 2005 (Closed 24-26 December, 1 January)
This is the first major exhibition of paintings and drawings by the great Renaissance painter, Raphael (1483 - 1520), to be held in Britain.

- The Making of a Master

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

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23 October 2004 - 17 April 2005

Come and see the best and most creative images of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition at the Natural History Museum.

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Bronze whalers charging a baitball
Doug Perrine, (United States of America)

2004 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
2004 Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Undoubtedly the most prestigious of its kind in the world, the competition is organised by BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Natural History Museum.It has attracted over 18,500 images this year.

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BBC Wildlife has the best and most informative writing of any consumer magazine in its field, all illustrated with world-class wildlife photography.

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Monday, December 13

Christmas Lights @ Harrods 30-11-04

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Wednesday, December 8

Jeremy Deller wins Turner Prize

I am very pleased that Jeremy won!

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Bush video wins Turner Prize via...BBC

Jeremy Deller was born in London in 1966 and studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Collaboration and participation are central to Deller's work.

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The Bats Still from Memory Bucket 2003 Courtesy of the artist © the artist

The film ends with millions of bats flying off into the unknown..........

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Friday, December 3

Dame Alicia Markova

She was wonderful, I remember seeing her in london when I was little.

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Dame Alicia Markova, 94, Ballet Star Synonymous With 'Giselle', Dies By Jack Anderson

Dame Alicia Markova, one of the greatest British ballerinas of the 20th century, a founder of the company now known as the English National Ballet and a former director of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, died today in Bath, the English National Ballet announced. She was 94. via...NYT

Dame Alicia Markova BBC biography on Desert Island Disks

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The London Parks & Gardens Trust is an independent charitable trust whose objectives are: to promote education about historic parks and gardens in London to seek to conserve, enhance and recreate these gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public.
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