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Your what's on guide to the top events in London this week

All Blacks v England Kiwi House party

By popular demand, Kiwi House pop-up returns for the All Blacks game against England this week, and to bring a little bit of festive cheer to these grey isles.

There will be but the very finest of Kiwi wine, food and vibes to soak up, along with a live haka, music and entertainment.

Top-rated New Zealander band Melic, who recently picked up the illustrious Playmusic 2012 Unsigned Award for Best Group, will be heading up the live line-up with MC, comedian Jarred Christmas, and a host of DJs and special guests until late.

December 1, 12noon-6pm & 7pm-1am, £11.50
The Artillery Gardens, EC1Y 4TW 
Tube | Moorgate 
musicglue.com/kiwihousepopup

 

Jumble and Pearls Fayre

This vintage and design fayre comes to east London’s The Book Club for the last time this year, with a roster of class talents and designers offering their diverse works.

It’s a great time to get in some early festive shopping, but be warned – get there early before all the best stuff is snapped up.

December 1, 11am-5.30pm, free
The Book Club, EC2A 4RH
Tube | Old Street
wearetbc.com

 

Nordic Film Festival

The first edition of the Nordic film fest in London comes to town with a host of Scandinavian treats from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Norway.

Our pick of the lot is Andre Ovredal’s Troll Hunter, which mixes Blair Witch shaky-cam thrills with Norse legends. A furious, funny and fantastical ride.

November 30-December 5, £5+
Various venues
across London
day-for-night.org

 

Going Viral

This exhibition is an art-science project with a very unique and particular brief – to analyse the way our immune systems work.

It’s a collaborative project between six artists and four immunologists, each choosing a different focus (patients, conditions and immunology) for their work.

Until December 2, 1-8pm, free
Brick Lane Galleries, E1 6HR
Tube | Old Street
bsigoingviral.org

 

An Evening With Private Eye

HIGNFY’s Ian Hislop leads a panel of satirical voices – including Harry Enfield and John Sessions – for this end-of-year round-up of 12 eventful months.

While London 2012 was widely praised as one of the finest Games in recent memory (even Boris must have been impressed) this year has also been blighted by the never-ending Savile/BBC controversy.

December 3, 5.45pm, £5
National Theatre, SE1 9PX 
Tube | Waterloo 
nationaltheatre.org.uk

 

Alice In Poundland

Lewis Carroll’s tale gets a filthy, festive makeover in the 12th installment of the annual Battersea Barge pantomime.

Wonderland becomes the high street cheapskate’s favourite venue, and there will be more gags, puns and all-in-a-good-nature grot than you can imagine crammed into a single show.

December 2-12, 8.30pm, £12.95
Battersea Barge, SW8 5BP
Tube | Vauxhall
ticketweb.co.uk

 

Science of Commuication

This month’s Science Museum Lates focuses on the development of human communication and how our lives have become ever more informed and interconnected.

The Babble Machine installation looks at radio’s early days, with consideration of how texting and tweeting shapes our lives today. Xcllnt!

Wednesday, Nov 28, 6.45pm-10pm
Science Museum, SW7 2DD
Tube | South Kensington
sciencemuseum.org.uk

 

Photos: Getty, YouTube


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