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The Knowledge: what's on this week

Robbie Williams will be switching on the Oxford Street Christmas lights. Photo: Handout.

EVENTS

Robbie Williams will be switching on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights on Monday 5th November, supported by pop sensation Leona Lewis. Tens of thousands of shoppers are expected to turn out to watch the 300,000 light bulbs illuminated. For the first time ever, this is a ticketed event. Tickets are free, but you must apply in advance. For more information visit www.oxfordstreet.co.uk.

The freeze festival returns to battersey power station this weekend, with an action-packed timetable of winter sports and music. Watch their official trailer below.

On Sunday there will also be celebrations in Trafalgar Square to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali. Expect lots of music, dance, live performance and food.

MUSIC

It's Halloween next week, and there are lots of parties happening in the capital. One big one is Alice Cooper's "Night of Fear" at Wembley Arena, where he'll be performing with Ugly Kid Joe and Duff McKagan's Loaded.

CINEMA

Daniel Craig is back in cinemas as 007. Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions/PA

Daniel Craig returns for his third outing as James Bond in the much-anticipated Skyfall, which hits cinemas today (Friday). It's the 23rd installment in the Bond franchise.

The official synopsis suggests a different slant on the action-espionage plot line from previous films, with the focus of the film right here in London: "Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As M16 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost."