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The Nutcracker - Ballet Tickets for The Nutcracker in London  
The Nutcracker - London Coliseum and Royal Opera House
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional festive tale for all the family. In a world of Edwardian elegance, The Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers...
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London Parks
Take a wander through our comprehensive guide to the finest parks in central London and the leafy London suburbs. Featuring location information alongside photographic slideshows...
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Top Attractions Sellers (27/09/12 - 10/10/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 3. Tower of London, 4. The Original Tour, 5. Circular River Cruise from the London Eye

Diary: The importance of the London Film Festival through the power of maths

It might not quite be ten days that shook the work, but the London Film Festival encompasses ten days that shape the world of cinema and here are some solid figures to prove it:

Average attendances to the LFF have been on the rise for years. Last year, 133,000 people turned up, a rise of 18,000 on just three years before and with more films on show this time around, the chances are that trend will continue on its upward path.

Despite the LFF's sometimes minority, arty-farty image, those 133,000 people are a hefty proportion of all cinema goers for the ten days of the festival.

In 2011, there were about 40 million attendances at cinemas in London, which works out at about 110,000 a day, or 1,100,000 over a ten day period. So, the LFF brings in about one in every eight of all London cinema goers. Take out little kids and snogging teenagers and that probably rises to half of those who actually watch what's on the screen.

No wonder big hitting movies like Frankenweenie and Crossfire Hurricane are getting in on the act by having their premieres as part of the festival.

Still, it's something of a surprise that the mighty world of football should bow down and scrap much of its league programme during the LFF. The current break in the top two divisions for international games means that the LFF is bound to beat the national sport as the highest attended event over the next ten days, unless AFC Wimbledon and Barnet pull in unexpectedly high crowds*.

* Quick plug here for Non-League Day, which encourages foot loose fans of the big teams to turn up at their local club on Saturday.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Young Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Dracula (Adam Sandler) in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, an animated film from Sony Pictures Animation.  
Blockbuster of the Week: Hotel Transylvania (U)
Starring: Andy Samberg, Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez
Hotel Transylvania is a five-star resort run by Dracula...
Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer
Pusher (18)  
Thriller of the Week: Pusher (18)
Starring: Bronson Webb, Mem Ferda, Paul Kaye, Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Zlatko Buric
Party boy and drug dealer Frank is a big fish in the small pond of east London...
Read review | Showing at These Cinema | Trailer
Ruby Sparks. 20th Century Fox  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Ruby Sparks (15)
Starring: Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Chris Messina, Antonio Banderas
Calvin Weir-Fields wrote his first novel at the age of 19...
Read review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer

See Also:
A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews

Listings Menus:
Movies by Genres, 3 D Movies, Over 18s Screenings, Parents and Baby Screenings, Subtitled Movies

- Classical and Dance

The Magic Flute, The London Coliseum - London Theatre Tickets  
The Magic Flute - London Coliseum
A mercurial mix of fairy-tale adventure, knockabout farce, moral allegory and, above all, marvellous music (including the thrilling Queen of the Night Aria), Mozart's The Magic Flute was premiered just ten weeks before the composer's tragically early death...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (27/09/12 - 10/10/12):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. LMA Orchestra - Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, 3. La Boheme, 4. The Snowman, 5. Sleeping Beauty

- Comedy

Mark Watson at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. Information and tickets.  
Mark Watson - Leicester Square Theatre
Mark Watson has been on the comedy scene since 2002. A big hit at Edinburgh Festival, he performed for more that 24 hours in an attempt to bring something new to the stand-up scene...
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Top Comedy Sellers (27/09/12 - 10/10/12):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Rhod Gilbert, 4. Richard Herring, 5. John Bishop

- Music

Leona Lewis at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Information and tickets.  
Leona Lewis - Royal Albert Hall
Since her meteoric rise to global fame, Leona's incredible voice has captivated millions of people across the world. She's broken countless sales records and smashed chart records universally. Her 2010 Labyrinth Tour won her critical acclaim as well as reinforcing her position as one of the most successful British female artists to date...
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Top Music Sellers (27/09/12 - 10/10/12):
1. Maroon 5, 2. Florence and the Machine, 3. Elbow, 4. One Direction, 5. Muse

- Theatre

A Christmas Carol, Arts Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
A Christmas Carol - Arts Theatre
A Christmas Carol is the most famous book Charles Dickens ever wrote and one of the most daring. As the Ghosts spirit Scrooge from his past to his present to his future, Dickens plunges the reader cinematically from the miser's dank and creaking house in the City to riotous festivities, from cozy hearths to graveyards...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (27/09/12 - 10/10/12):
1. Singin' In The Rain, 2. Thriller - Live, 3. The Lion King, 4. Chariots of Fire, 5. One Man, Two Guvnors


Moonrise Kingdom Competition  
Moonrise Kingdom Competition
Three winners will receive a copy of Moonrise Kingdom On DVD and a retro T-Shirt each...
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London Accommodation

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge. 5 Star Hotel  
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park - Knightsbridge (5* Hotel)
Rich in splendour and boasting an elegant grandeur the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is enviously located in fashionable Knightsbridge. With spectacular views across Hyde Park the hotel is an oasis of luxury amidst the bustle of London...
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Lincoln House Hotel, Marylebone. 3 Star Hotel  
Lincoln House Hotel - Marylebone (3* Hotel)
Lincoln House Hotel is situated in the heart of London, close to Marble Arch Underground Station. This small bed and breakfast hotel offers reasonably priced rooms, with private bathroom facilities...
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Hyde Park View Hostel, Bayswater, London (Hostel).  
Hyde Park View Hostel - Bayswater (Hostel)
Hyde Park View Hostel is minutes away from Hyde Park, a brilliant starting point for any sightseeing trip. This inexpensive hostel is well equipped with facilities like a lively bar (where staff will warm up snacks for you in the microwave) and a pool table...
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Bluebells Hotel, Notting Hill Gate (3* Bed and Breakfast)  
Bluebells Hotel - Notting Hill Gate (3* B& B)
Bluebells Hotel is situated in a traditional Victorian building in London's fashionable Notting Hill area. With just 28 rooms, this small boutique-style hotel offers reasonably priced accommodation and is ideal if you want a central base for your visit to London...
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Top Hotel Sellers (27/09/12 - 10/10/12):
1. Barkston Rooms - Earls Court (2 Star Accommodation), 2. Holland Court Hotel - Kensington (3 Star Hotel), 3. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 4. Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star B&B), 5. Rest Up London - Elephant and Castle (2 Star Accommodation)

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