Liberty x Wild at Heart
7 & 8 December, Liberty London
If you fancy getting crafty in the run up to Christmas, this strictly limited evening masterclass will have you creating a magniﬁcent seasonal wreath for your front door that guarantees to get the neighbours talking. Run by celebrated luxury ﬂorists, Wild at Heart, you’ll be working with the highest quality spruce, pine and ﬁ r, together with all the seasonal trimmings. What’s more, tickets include a drink on arrival, just to get you into the festive spirit.
£150 per person. Regent Street, W1B (libertylondon.com)
Food & Film
Winter movie pop-up
Until 16 December, Kitchen at Holmes
Date night just got super Christmassy: book a festive feast at this cosy Marylebone eatery and you could be in for a post-meal rooftop cinema experience, to boot. Running Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the ﬁrst half of December, the restaurant’s secret terrace will play host to some of our best-loved seasonal screenings, including Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, and the annual must-see tear-jerker, It’s a Wonderful Life. Expect delectable plates, warming cocktails, fairy lights, and seriously sumptuous seating to snuggle up in.
£70 including dinner and welcome drink. 108 Baker Street, W1U (kitchenatholmes.co.uk).
Get into the festive spirit at this gorgeous twinkling roof-top cinema experience
Honor Titus: Bourgeoisie In Bloom
Until 14 January, Timothy Taylor
This Brooklyn-born artist is known for his simplistic paintings that often feature ﬂat patches of colour alongside faceless ﬁgures in minimal landscapes. Because of this, his work has an eerie quality to it, a sense of isolation and loneliness. Titus’s latest exhibition focuses on themes of ritual, nostalgia and class through depictions of young adults presented to society at debutante and cotillion balls. My Baby’s Breath sees a ﬂoating ﬁgure in a meringue-like white dress against a backdrop of strict wallpaper stripes, while a female ﬁgure seeks solitude on a balcony under a show of ﬁreworks in Shimmering Jubilee. Do yourself a favour this festive period and grab a rare moment of solitude at this Mayfair art space.
15 Bolton Street, W1J (020 7409 3344; timothytaylor.com)
Left: Portable Prince, 2022. Right: My Baby’s Breath, 2022
Until 17 December, Royal Court Theatre
Jasmine Naziha Jones’ powerful debut was developed as part of an Introduction to Playwriting group at the Royal Court, proving that the theatre’s stance on supporting grassroots drama continues to pay off. For eight-year-old Darlee, the Gulf War rages 3,320 miles away, yet it is right here in her living room, too; in her father’s fears and tears as he attempts, desperately, to phone home. Described as a devastating coming-of-age story, Baghdaddy touches on themes of cultural identity, generational trauma, and father-daughter relationships, all against the backdrop of one of history’s bloodiest conﬂicts. But it is not short on comic relief, either.
50-51 Sloane Square, SW1W (020 7565 5000; royalcourttheatre.com)
The Fir Tree
15-31 December, Globe Theatre
One to warm your cockles: the Globe will transform into a magical forest for Hans Christian Andersen’s festive fairy tale. Michelle Terry, the theatre’s artistic director takes the helm in this timely retelling by Globe resident writer Hannah Khalil. Open to all ages, we’re promised an immersive experience including carol-singing and tree decorating (mulled wine or hot chocolate in hand), while kids can meet friendly handmade puppets and are even encouraged to make and bring their own. All we need now is a clear sky and a starry night to ensure the ultimate in Christmassy wholesomeness.
21 New Globe Walk, SE1 (shakespearesglobe.com)