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From Wednesday to Sunday, until Friday 11 December

Pump House Gallery:

Pump House Gallery presents a group exhibition based on Graham Greene’s novel It’s a Battlefield. Greene’s book, written and based in Wandsworth, takes on ideas of administrative power, disempowerment of the individual and the impact of bureaucratic structures on the individual when misused. The artists in the exhibition evoke both the thematic concerns and the narrative essence of the book. By investigating areas such as the voice and agency, political structures and individuals, labour and language, the work in the exhibition locates the individual in the confusing world of bureaucracy. artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lenka Clayton, Harun Farocki, Tom McCaughan.

from 11am until 5pm

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, SW11 4N

Nearest Train station: Battersea Park or Queenstown Road

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Until Sunday 19 March, 2017

Newport Street Gallery: Gavin Turk - Who What When Where How and Why

Newport Street Gallery will host the first major solo exhibition of work by British artist Gavin Turk since
2002 (opens 23rd November 2016).
Spanning almost three decades, ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ will showcase works from
throughout the artist’s career, many exhibited together for the first time

Tuesdays to Fridays 10am until 6pm; 10am until 10pm on Saturdays

Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, Vauxhall, SE11 6AJ

Nearest Tube: Vauxhall

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Friday 2nd December 2016

Battersea Power Station Community Choir: Southbank Centre Performance

The Battersea Power Station Community Choir will be performing outside the Southbank Centre, by the Mandela statue, as a part of the Winter Choirs season.

18:30 - 18:55pm

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Nearest Station/Tube: London Waterloo

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Saturday 3 December

Tea House Theatre: Park and Lane On Air Christmas Special

Starring Dan Graylyons and Simon James and Written by Dan Graylyons, Simon James and Jack Gunn.

Park and Lane are a comedy duo comprised of Dan Graylyons and Simon James. Their On Air show carries on the grand traditions of great radio comedy of the past, such as the Goon Show, Round the Horn, the Navy Lark and Hancock’s Half Hour, etc.

With Christmas just around the corner Park and Lane are also waiting around the corner with their own unique brand-of comic mayhem.

Tickets cost £10

From 8.30pm

Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL

Nearest Tube: Vauxhall

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From Saturday 3 December until Monday 12 December

StudioRCA: Easy Listening by Heather McCalden

Heather McCalden will present a night of performances leading to an installation from 3 December to 12 January, part of the Dusk Exhibitions Series.

Easy Listening is a genre of music described by some as something to “hear but not listen to”. It is essentially not unpleasant background noise. Perhaps cheesy, perhaps sentimental. It is the music playing when you stumble into an cab completely drunk at 3am. The cab is somehow always dialled into Magic FM, as if the station existed nowhere else on Earth.

7pm until 9pm

StudioRCA, 1 Riverlight Quay Nine Elms Lane London SW8 5AU.

Nearest Tube: Vauxhall

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Saturday 10 December

Gasworks Gallery: Winter Open Studios

Drop by and get to know the visiting artists, Tamara Van San, Lina Hermsdorf, Sriwhana Spong, Ammara Jabbar, at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that they have been developing over the past three months.

12pm until 6pm, with artist talks at 4.30pm

Gasworks Gallery, 155 Vauxhall Street, SE11 5RH

Nearest Tube: Vauxhall

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Sunday 11 December

Royal Vauxhall Tavern: Sunday Social

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5HY

It’s back-to-basics for Sundays at the Vauxhall Tavern. Sunday Social now has 3 DJs, closes at midnight and, by popular demand, features commercial dance and pop immediately after the cabaret.

Simone Le Vans opens the day at 3pm playing commercial house till show time at 5.30pm. Liam Chaplin plays the 7pm-9.30pm post-show slot – expect the biggest pop hits and dance remixes. Sean Sirrs plays his 9.30 set time, keeping the floor packed with big room anthems till close at midnight.

With a world-class cabaret line-up – on alternating weeks, Charlie Hydes TV, La Voix, The DE Experience, Myra Dubois plus guests. Weekly show time is 5.30pm.

From 3pm unitl 12am

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5HY

Nearest Tube: Vauxhall

Collective Matter

Sunday 11th December 2016

Tate Exchange: Creative clay workshop

Drop-in and contribute to Collective Matter's evolving building site; an exploration of the changing landscape of the local area. Share your stories and build with clay.

Free to attend

2-5pm

Gasworks Gallery, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH

Nearest station: Vauxhall, Oval, Kennington

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From Thursday 15 December until Saturday 17 December

Tea House Theatre: The Queen of the Paris Cabaret Saves Father Christmas

Father Christmas is in trouble and faced with a hostile take-over from an evil corporation. Only the Queen of the Paris Cabaret can save him and together, they restore the spirit of Christmas. Tickets are £40 each and include a four-course meal.

From 6pm

Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL

Nearest Tube: Vauxhall

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Main image credit: Vauxhall Village Presents Summer Screen