Welcome to London Apollo!

A simple blog which highlights the lesser known but still fascinating artistic, discussion and sporting events happening in London. Please review the calendar for further information

General Assembly

General Assembly hold some fascinating business courses. The institution tends to help people with starting up a new venture, but is also open to the general public.

They have introduction courses, but also 10 week courses.

Location: Chancery Lane

Date: Open ended

More information: https://generalassemb.ly/learn/business-foundations

Landscape Photography Exhibit

Where: National Theatre

Nearest Tube: Waterloo

Come to a free exhibit, upstairs in the National Theatre café area. You will see some great landscape photos, all from the UK. There will be urbanscapes and the countryside all wet and wild. It is an enjoyable afternoon to review some amazing photos and be inspired.

Frontline Club – South Africa after Nelson Mandela

When: 8th January 2014

Nearest Tube: Paddington

With the passing of Nelson Mandela, South African begins to prepare for a new national election. The Frontline club is a great way to understand the political issues facing South Africa, hearing from well informed guests in an open forum. The event is part of their First Wednesday event, focusing on the big issues.

The debate will look at the history South Africa has gone through the fifth free election since the end of apartheid (1994). The debate will go on to examine today’s political landscape and try to estimate what is the future of the ANC.

Information & Tickets: http://www.frontlineclub.com/first-wednesday-11/

Chris Hadfield – Science Museum

When: 16th December 2013

Nearest Tube: South Kensington

With Chris Hadfield back on Earth after living aboard the ISS as Commander of Expedition 35, Chris visits the Science Museum. He will discuss life in space, and share extraordinary stories from his book.

Commander Hadfield will be signing copies of his book in the Science Museum’s IMAX theatre.

Info & Tickets: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/Home/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/other/audience_with_chris_hadfield.aspx

Explore Japan (via its museums)

When: 22nd January 2014

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road

How To is a great events company which offers fascinating evening / day courses on a variety of interesting subjects. The course selected coming up in the near future, is about finding out more about Japan.

Do you want to understand abit more about Japan, its aesthetics, customs, and heritage. Then no better way then through its galleries and museums. The event will be guided by virtual tour guide Sophie Richard. Have you always fancied visited Japan, and after ideas, or those who love just to view on their coach, this is a good show.

And the best way to finish off the night is a little taste of sake degustation with Oliver Hilton-Johnson, the founder of Tengu Sake. Scared of sake? Think again: learning to enjoy the subtle complexities of this ancient drink is a journey in itself.

Information & Tickets: http://www.howtoacademy.com/culture/enjoy-japan-via-its-museums-1764

Don Giovanni – ROH Insights

When: 7th January 2014

brandmarkNearest Tube: Covent Garden.

The Royal Opera House (ROH) holds regular Insight evenings in which you get a view of the behind the scenes of the major opera / ballet.

In this event, the story of Don Giovanni is examined. Kasper Holten offers a new interpretation of Mozart’s morality tale with the focus on the seducer Don Giovanni. Come and explore this exciting new production with members of the cast and production team.

http://www.roh.org.uk/insights/insights-don-Giovanni

Gizzi Erskine’s Twisted Christmas

When: 14th December 2013

Nearest Tube: HoxtonHawker_House_blog_flyer

Gizzi Erskine, the queen of food blogs, will be hosting #TwistedChristmas – a Christmas feast at Hawker House. The House is an indoor night market. There will be lots of small stands in there serving food.

The event will be operating over two timings, evenings and night. You will come across festival and offbeat twists on all your favourite street foods from traders chosen by Gizzi. You can expect to see Breddos, Smokestak and Yim Bun.

Tickets and Info: http://www.tweatup.co.uk/gizzi-erskines-twisted-christmas/