London International Mime Festival Offers New Insight into Mime

Released on: December 27, 2012, 8:53 am
Industry: Travel has the low down including tips on where to stay

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- London International Mime Festival will turn traditional conceptions about mime on their head. From 10-27 January 2013 at venues across the capital, including the Barbican, Jacksons Lane , Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Platform Theatre, Roundhouse, Soho Theatre and the Southbank Centre, the world's greatest visual and mime artists will dazzle with a vast array of skills.

Drawing on physical theatre, dance, circus, puppetry and live art performances are inventive, creative and ingenious and definitely not what one would expect from mime artists. Groups and individuals will descend on the capital from around the world, each offering their own unique interpretations and perspectives on mime and visual theatre.

Highlights include Amit Drori, from Israel, who journeys to an imaginary savanna, with the audience invited to join the ride; Chinese-born puppeteer Yeung Fai retells the past half century of Chinese history as ‘Hand Stories' and aerial specialists Ockham's Razor are back with their second feature-length performance entitled Not Until We Are Lost.

After watching the action many will be inspired to give this form of theatre a go themselves. This is made possible at the numerous workshops, lectures and ‘meet the artist' sessions. It's a well-conceived, well-rounded festival that will appeal to all.

As the festival spans more than two weeks a stay in the capital is the best way to make the most of this spectacular event. has a bucket load of discounts on hotels throughout London including budget-friendly three-stars and luxury five-star accommodation.

Just across the water from the Southbank Centre is Charing Cross Guoman Hotel. Although not a cheap London hotel, thanks to Charing Cross, A Guoman Hotel is now considerably more affordable thanks to an exclusive discount of 37%. Per room rates at this Grade II listed former Victorian railway station now start at a much more doable £195 per night.

To really splash out and make the most of a night in the capital, suggests The Savoy A Fairmont Managed Hotel. There really are few better hotels in London and this one now boasts a brand new interior thanks to one of the most ambitious restoration programmes in the UK – to the tune of £220 million – and the hotel was reopened by Prince Charles in 2010. Although the £319 per room, per night price available through London may too much for many it is 44% lower than normal, so it's worth pushing the boat out if only for one night.




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