As Christmas approaches there’s a myriad of activity happening at central London venue Middle Temple, from a majestic Christmas fair to merry performances and world food pop-up stalls.
Good tidings we bring! On Thursday 3rd December Middle Temple Hall and the Bench Apartments will host a Christmas fair (in aid of the Temple Church Choristers Fund). Open from 12.00pm- 8.00pm there’s plenty to be had including alpaca hats, scarfs, handmade jewellery and Christmas ornaments created by independent designers. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up unique gifts that you’ll be pushed to find on the high street. Entry is only £5 on the door and includes free entry to Temple Church! Students pay £3.50 and under 16’s go free if accompanied by an adult. A grand raffle sale could see you win fantastic prizes, but you need to be in it to win it. Tickets are on sale now for £2.50 at Temple Church and at the fair with prizes including a holiday to the South of France courtesy of Kirker, 12 bottles of 2007 Pauillac in a wooden presentation box courtesy of the Wine Society and a meal for two at Gin Joint Restaurant.
Running alongside the Christmas fair, outside in Fountain Court, pop-up stalls will serve sensational dishes from around the globe. Purchase flavoursome, spicy, hot, sweet and sour flavour combinations.
Treat yourself to superb vocals! The Temple Winter Festival runs from 14th -18th December providing a week of wonderful choral music in preparation for Christmas. A concert to celebrate music for a Nordic Christmas will take place on Friday 18th December at 7.30pm and will be broadcast live for BBC Radio 3. Tickets range from £10.00 - £30.00 and can be purchased here. Find the full guide to the Temple Winter Festival here.
Following sell-out seasons in 2012 and 2014, Antic Disposition’s acclaimed musical adaption of festive favourite ‘A Christmas Carol’ returns to the setting of Middle Temple Hall this year. Olivier-nominated West End actor David Burt returns to star again as Scrooge and West End star David Hunter is to play Bob Cratchit. Performances will run from Tuesday 22nd – Wednesday 30th December (no performances on 25th or 26th December). Tickets are priced from £20.00 - £45.00 and can be purchased from here. Seen by over 5,000 people and now established as one of London’s most magical festive treats, Antic Disposition’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a big hit with the entire family, book early to avoid disappointment.