First published in 1843, the quintessential Victorian tale of Christmas by Charles Dickens tells the story of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.
The Charles Dickens Museum will be holding a reading of A Christmas Carol on 15 December & 21 December at 6.30pm. Tickets (£15/£12) are on sale now, available from the Museum and the price includes mince pies and mulled wine.
We still have some availability in our apartment BETSEY, just a short stroll from the Dickens Museum and Charles Dickens House in Clerkenwell.
If a reading of that eponymous Christmas story is not to your liking, you can enjoy Christmas carols at Londons St Paul’s Cathedral. You caould also enjoy a view of St Paul’ impressive dome from Pear Tree Court, where BETSEY is located, the Cathedral is just a short walk from the apartment.
Carols at an historic cathedral
St Pauls is one of London’s most famous cathedral and its architecture and history are known throughout the world. A cathedral has been on the site since 604 AD, the current dome was built by notable architect Christopher Wren over 300 years ago.
Celebration of Christmas at St Paul’s
The festive season is celebrated with a number of services featuring Christmas carols at St Paul’s Cathedral. Songs performed by the Cathedral Choir, as well as readings by celebrities, will feature at the Celebration of Christmas special service. Starting at 6.30pm on Thursday 16th December, this perenially-popular event promises to be a spectacular part of the season of Christmas carols at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Choral concerts at St Pauls
Celebrate the festive season in traditional style with the beautiful music in the Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. This event is free and unticketed. All are welcome to join the concert, starting at 5pm on Saturday 11th December.
Christmas carols for the whole family are a big feature at the cathedral. Children are especially welcome at the Family Carol Service starting at 1pm on Saturday 18th December. Lasting just 45 minutes, this is a chance for even the smallest to enjoy the magical atmosphere of this lovely building and take part in the Christmas carols at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Christmas Eve at St Paul’s
The Cathedral Choir ushers in Christmas Eve with a 4pm performance of well-loved Christmas carols. The St Paul’s Cathedral Midnight Eucharist will also feature carols and seasonal music, as well as a seasonal sermon.
The advent (Sunday 28th November – Friday 24th December 2010) at St Pauls Cathedral: for more information on the full programme of events, click on the link below.
St Pauls Cathedral Official Site