Welcome to our combined November and December issue featuring what’s going on, Christmas party planning and present buying. We’ve really got the Christmas vibe, in fact we’re almost ready to start singing Jingle Bells, but not quite yet… But as soon as those Christmas trees start lighting up around Covent Garden during November we will be there singing carols beneath them.
Continuing in our Christmas mood we are looking forward to the return of the English National Ballet to the Coliseum, with over 100 dancers and musicians Nutcracker will be brought to life once again with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live. On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.
Enjoyed by over 79,000 people last year, the sparkling ballet is London’s magical Christmas tradition, suitable for all ages. See it in the splendour of the London Coliseum, at the heart of the West End, and only a short walk from the festive lights of Trafalgar Square, Seven Dials and Covent Garden. From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker is an unforgettable holiday treat.
Nutcracker will be at the London Coliseum from 13 December – 6 January. To book tickets, visit LondonColiseum.org or call 020 7845 9300. For more information, visit ballet.org.uk/nutcracker. Hope you enjoy reading what’s happening in Covent Garden today. We wish you, our readers, a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.