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Andy Warhol, [no title] 1967. Tate © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

This week: 17 – 23 December

17 December 2018 |

From 'whodunnit' to 'Andy Warhol definitely did it' – there's plenty to do across the UK this week! Lighten up with installations, pantomime, art and adventure. It'd be criminal to miss out.

Christmas Murder Mystery, National Justice Museum in Nottingham
Who The Dickens Killed Charles?! Would-be sleuths can investigate the death of Charles Dickens, author of A Christmas Carol, at this festive murder mystery event.
 
The clues are all there. You can question the suspects: Ebenezer Scrooge, Miss Havisham, Bill Sykes and Nancy. Each of these infamous characters has a motive. But will you be able to figure out why they killed their creator this Christmas?
 
Tickets include Murder Mystery tour, glass of mulled wine and a three-course Christmas meal, before music and merriment until midnight (it is panto season after all)

 
Photo credit: National Justice Museum via website
 
For more information and to book, see here.



Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi, National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh
Pop Art giants Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi burst into the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this December with an exhibition exploring their mutual fascination for automation, machines and mechanical processes.
 
Running until 2nd June next year, I Want to be a Machine will consist of two parallel displays devoted to each artist, examining the development of their work from the 1940s onwards. Highlights will include striking images like Warhol’s famous multi-coloured prints of Marilyn Monroe and Paolozzi’s dazzling, kaleidoscopic prints of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
 

Eduardo Paolozzi, Real Gold 1949. Tate ©The Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation
 
Admission is FREE. For more information, see here.
 

 
Stick Man, The Lowry
Expect heart-warming humour as Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved book Stick Man returns to The Lowry!
 
This award-winning production, from the teams behind Tiddler and other Terrific Tales and The Scarecrows’ Wedding, is packed full of puppetry, songs, and live music.
 

Image credit: The Lowry via website ©The Artist
 
For more information and to book tickets, see here.

 
 
The Festival of Light at Longleat, Warminster
This winter, stunning Chinese lanterns will light up Longleat once more as part of a thrilling expedition around the world, journeying through time and space with explorers, Harry and Bea, a plucky brother and sister, and their fearless terrier companion, Monty.
 
Expect wondrous scenes, from the exotic to the glacial, filled with astonishing creatures, magnificent scenery, stunning structures and sensational modes of transportation, as you embark on this luminous adventure.
 

Image credit: Longleat via website
 
For more information and to book tickets, see here.

 
 
Jack and the Beanstalk, Brighton Hilton Metropole
More than just a panto – this magical production ticks all the boxes with a Christmas Fayre thrown in! Expect a West End cast, lavish costumes, dazzling special effects and the one and only Daisy, the tap-dancing cow!
 
Entry to the Christmas Fayre is free for all panto ticket holders and it will be open before and after the show. Experience a gigantic helping of festive joy, which includes delicious food, Christmas stalls and a few panto souvenirs for the keen beans among you.
 
 
From 20 - 29 December. Find out more and book tickets here.

 

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