If you're in London this weekend head down to the Southbank Centre to catch the World Press Photo Exhibition before it closes on Sunday. The harrowing and eye-opening exhibition showcases some of the most moving images that deserve at least a couple of hours of your time.
Families may want to start booking tickets for Disney On Ice; the festive favourite is touring around the UK this winter, with characters from The Little Mermaid, Frozen and more donning their skates.
Read on for this week's new events and hot releases...
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World Press Photo Exhibition
Hurry down to the Southbank Centre in London this weekend to visit the World Press Photo Exhibition which closes on Sunday. The free annual exhibition showcases some of the most moving, harrowing and eye-opening images taken by photojournalists from 131 different countries. They address subjects that have been in the news including the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine, the Ebola crisis and the refugee crisis, as well as long-standing issues such as homophobia in Russia.
For more information visit worldpressphoto.org/exhibitions/2015-exhibition/London.
FOOD AND DRINK
Breakfast time! Shoreditch Grind has just undergone a refurbishment and now has a fully working kitchen. Expect classics on the early morning menu such as crispy quinoa eggs, poached duck egg on sourdough, smashed avocado with chilli on toast or The Grind, a full English Grind-style. Sweet treats include banana bread with crème fraiche and honeycomb, and iced fruit salad with lime granita and hazelnuts. Lunch and evening menus are also on offer, serving up light seasonal food that changes by the day.
For more information visit shoreditchgrind.com.
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
This winter, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is touring around the UK and will have stops in Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield and London. Some of the most beloved characters will don their skates for the all-time family favourite, including The Little Mermaid, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy – and the cherished characters from Frozen. Shows will run until 3 January.
To see dates visit disneyonice.co.uk.
For the first time ever The Hoxton is running a festive film season where guests are invited down to the hotel's branches in Holborn or Shoreditch to watch some winter classics. Home Alone, Love Actually and The Nightmare Before Christmas are all on the schedule and will be screened in The Apartment spaces in both hotels. Tickets are £10 and include a Christmas cocktail and a bag of Joe & Seph's gourmet Christmas popcorn (brand butter or mince pie flavour).
For the full listings visit hoxtown.com/events.
Winter at Broadgate
This winter, Broadgate is being transformed into a festive haven right in the heart of the City of London. The capital's longest running outdoor ice rink returns again this year – great for recreational skating or for taking part in a private lesson with one of Broadgate's professional instructors, including recent coaches from Dancing on Ice. Nearby, Broadgate Circle is channelling magical winter terrace complete with a 25ft Christmas tree, and surrounding restaurants will be on hand to provide festive fare and warming cocktails.
For the full list of events visit www.broadgate.co.uk/winter.
Bang Bang: My Life in Ink
To tattoo aficionados and his famous friends including Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora and Kylie Jenner, he's Bang Bang. But celebrity tattoo artist Keith McCurdy has had major highs and major lows in his life. He was brought up by a single mum who was forced to work at a strip club in order to survive. He worked at several seedy tattoo parlours before hitting the big time when Rihanna walked in asking for a tattoo. Since then he has toured with Katy Perry, inked Justin Bieber in a plane and helped Cara front a major advertising campaign with his famous lion tattoo. His book, which is out on 3 December, features some of his best tattoo work as well as a fascinating selection of celeb-related extracts.