Looking for some inspiration of what to see and do in London this week? Then look no further as Love London Love Culture has it covered…

1. The Nutcracker, Northern Ballet:  as we head towards Christmas, there are plenty of productions of The Nutcracker to be popping up everywhere. Northern Ballet’s production (currently at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking) is visual treat that will delight and mesmerise children and adults alike. Read Love London Love Culture’s review here . The tour will also visit Newcastle, Norwich and Leeds until the 2nd January 2016. 

2. One and All, Somerset Housecelebrating 50 years of the National Trust’s Neptune project to help protect and care for Britain’s coastline, this new exhibition commissioned by Trust New Art looks at our relationship with the sea through the eyes and ideas of three very different artists. An interesting concept and is certainly makes you celebrate nature it is worth taking a look if you have a spare hour or so. Find out what Love London Love Culture made of it hereOn display until the 13th December 2015. 

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3. Visions of Paradise, National Gallery:  centred around Francesco Botticini’s Assumption of the Virgin, this exhibition is perfect if you have ever wanted to know more about this fantastic altarpiece and the man who commissioned it: Matteo Palmieri. Read Love London Love Culture’s full thoughts here . On display until the 14th February 2016. 

4. Elvis at the O2, O2 Arenaever wanted to know more about the king of rock and roll? This is the largest exhibition in Europe dedicated to telling the story of one of the biggest ever singers to come from America from his humble beginnings to becoming a huge success in America and beyond. A very intimate journey. Read the full review here . Available to see until the 10th January 2016. 

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5. Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art, Victoria and Albert Museum: having been closed for the last two years as part of a refurbishment project, the gallery is now available for the public to visit again. Examining Japanese culture and history over the years, the modern and contemporary section has been expanded to give a more rounded experience for visitors to enjoy. Find out more here .

6. Rotterdam, Theatre 503:  this powerful piece of drama is worth going to see for the performances alone. As the theatre is rather intimate, the intensity is felt even more and the audience feel very much part of what is happening – if you are looking for something thought provoking and emotionally charged then this is for you – full review here . On until the 21st November. 

7. Egypt: Faith After the Pharaohs, British Museumtaking a look at how Egypt and how the nation’s people adapted their faith after the pharaohs is a refreshing and unexpected exhibition that is thought-provoking and takes visitors on a fascinating journey through faith that shows a side to Egypt that has never been considered before. Full review here . On display to the public until the 7th February 2016. 

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