London Calendar (Nov 25-Dec 1)

Another somewhat slow week for Asian events, but there are still a few things worthy of your attention…


Perhaps this season’s most interesting restaurant opening, The Magazine has two main selling points: the location in the middle of Hyde Park, and the building design by award-winning British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. German chef Oliver Lange is on call to present his unique Japanese-inspired menu which includes dishes like seabass sashimi, Kashmir curry and mango, and red bean and coconut for dessert. Lunch and Saturday & Sunday brunch means that there will be multiple reasons to revisit this new dining destination which is already being called ‘an instant London landmark’.


Asia House is hosting a book launch for ‘Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower‘ on the evening of November 26. Details and booking for this free event are available here. Two days later on the 28th, Asia House presents another Lunch and Literature event with author of ‘The Valley of Amazement’ Amy Tan. Tickets ranging from 10-15 pounds can be purchased here.

On November 27th at 6:30pm, the Japan Foundation will host a talk called ‘Rediscovering Hidden Treasures – Japanese Art Collections in the UK as our Shared Heritage’. Bringing together experts in the field and, this session will introduce this recent research project on Japanese collections in the UK and beyond, and will look into the current state of, and issues surrounding, these collections. Reflecting on the wealth of Japanese collections in the UK and re-evaluating their significance, a discussion will be made about how such further efforts can benefit those who are entrusted national heritage as well as the general public and how our shared heritage can be utilised and cherished for future generations to come. If you would like to join this free talk, please RSVP to

Closing on Nov 26, The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to the Southbank Centre, bringing together the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year, many of them from Asia. This year, award-winning photographs from around the world capture striking events in Afghanistan, Syria, Israel and the Palestinian territories, as well as China, Indonesia, Vietnam and more. This free exhibition is open on Monday and Tuesday from 10AM-11PM at the Royal Festival Hall.

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Information compiled by Tim Holm


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