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Lyric Hammersmith announces additional festive events over Christmas

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AS WELL as Dick Whittington and Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, the Lyric Hammersmith has a number of other events lined up for the Christmas 2018 season.

Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas at the Movies – December 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets: from £15.

Back by overwhelming demand, Joe Stilgoe returns to the Lyric Hammersmith for his third consecutive year of festivities, with his seven piece band and star guests. And Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas at the Movies brings audiences his trademark mix of the old, the new, classics and surprises.

Christmas at the Movies is a brand-new show making its premiere at the Lyric, following on from his hugely popular show, Songs on Film. As a self confessed film fan, Stilgoe always adds his own original and stylish orchestrations to some of the most memorable moments in movie history.

Christmas at the Movies features some of the greatest Christmas music in film, from It’s A Wonderful Life to White Christmas, Home Alone to Elf.

Highlights from the show will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 at 2pm on Christmas Day.

Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter. As well as releasing five critically lauded albums, three of which have topped the UK Jazz chart, he has toured around the world with his band and as a solo act, appearing in festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls from Ronnie Scott’s to the Barbican to Birdland in New York.

The Guilty Feminist Christmas Party – December 3 and 17 at 7.30pm. Tickets: from £15.

The last few tickets remain for comedian Deborah Frances-White’s live recording of two festive episodes of her hit comedy podcast, The Guilty Feminist.

In each episode, Frances-White and her guests discuss their noble goals as 21st century feminists and the paradoxes and insecurities which undermine them.

The podcast has become a phenomenon with over 50 million downloads since 2016.

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian whose BBC Radio 4 series won The Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy. Her book, The Guilty Feminist, was published by Virago in September. The film she wrote, Say My Name, was produced by Electric Entertainment and will be released in the New Year.

Additional events at the Lyric

Christmas at the Lyric extends throughout the building as the Bar & Grill embrace the festive cheer with a range of offers and events.

From mid-November the Lyric will be introducing a Christmas-themed menu, including mulled wine and a mince pie combo for £5 and a Father Christmas Milk and Cookie combo for £1.75 as well as special pre-show dining and on-the-go snacks.

The Lyric has a range of Christmas party options to celebrate the season in style, from Popcorn and Prosecco parties, screening your favourite Christmas film with accompanying treats from £34 per person, to Panto Parties, consisting of the full panto experience with the best seats in the house, a VIP host, pre-show meal, interval drinks, programme and ice creams delivered direct to your seats from £70 per person. Full details can be found by emailing hires@lyric.co.uk.