Christmas related events have continued to provide the focus of the Mayoral calendar this past week or so. I was delighted to attend the annual Nine Lessons and Carols service at St Mary’s on Paddington Green last Tuesday, and the following evening was a guest at The Story of Christmas at St George’s, Hanover Square.
I also went to St Anne’s, Soho for a carol concert organised by Opening Doors, for older members of the LGBT community. On Friday, I read a lesson at St Margaret’s Westminster at The Passage’s annual carol concert.
I also attended four services of lessons and carols over successive evenings at St John’s Hyde Park Crescent; Southwark Cathedral (pictured below at the Mayor of London’s annual service); Westminster Abbey (the Metropolitan Police annual service); and Westminster Cathedral, where I read one of the lessons.
I also enjoyed a number of arts events this past week, including an exhibition by Whitechapel-based artist and journalist Phillipa Stockley. I went to St James’s, Piccadilly to see an installation called ‘Suspended’ by the artist Arabella Dorman. I watched a performance of Dylan Thomas’s ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ at the Fitzrovia Gallery, and went to a viewing of ‘Jagged Art’ on Devonshire Street. I also saw a performance by the All Sing Harrow Road Community Choir at St John’s, Kensal Green.
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