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The Passion of Jesus is to be performed for free in the iconic setting of Trafalgar Square at midday.
The live production we will see the Last Supper, the Crucification and the Ressurection re-enacted.
The spectacle will consist of more than 100 actors.
Daily Christmas carol performances begin on the evening of Monday December 8 around the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.
More than fifty groups will take part between now and December the 23rd. They will be raising funds for voluntary and charitable organisations.
The focal point of the performances is the Christmas tree, which has been a gift from the people of Norway to Londoners every year since 1947. It is seen as a token of gratitude for Britain's support for Norway during the Second World War.
Carol performances will take place from 4-8pm on weekdays, and 2-6pm at weekends.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed the African festival in Trafalgar Square today is part of the capital's Black History Month. The festival will feature inspirations from many African traditions and cultures, supported by Lebara, Air France and The Voice newspaper.
One of the weekend's highlights will be the the Square Celebrates Talent (ACT) which is a show for performers under 25 in front of a live audience. There will also be a fashion show featuring designers from the African UK fashion scene. The festival will take place today from 12pm to 6pm in Trafalgar Square
'London is home to a large and diverse number of African communities, who contribute to the cultural and economic life of the capital and reinforce the historic ties we have to that great continent. As we mark Black History Month I am delighted to be welcoming this celebration of African culture to Trafalgar Square. It will be an opportunity for all Londoners to explore Africa's rich heritage and traditions.'
Future London Mayoral hopeful Eddie Izzard says he wants to send a message that Londoners "care" about the Scottish independence referendum, and urged the Scottish people to vote 'No' at a Trafalgar Square rally this evening.
He also told our reporter Rags Martel he had no plans to run for London Mayor in 2016, but still hopes to become Mayor or an MP in 2020.
Visitors have braved heavy showers this afternoon at the Mayor of London's Feast of St George celebration.Read the full story ›
London's Trafalgar square will be transformed into giant 13th century banquet today to mark the Feast of St George.
The festival will feature stalls selling traditional English food and traditional garden games and music.
An artist who has won the chance to showcase his sculpture on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square has called his work a "paradox".
David Shrigley, said his work, which includes a giant out-stretched thumb, was "slightly satirical but also serious at the same time".
Two sculptures to take place on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth has been described as "wryly enigmatic in their own way", by the Mayor of London.
Boris Johnson said the sculpture of a riderless horse and a 10-metre-high thumbs up were "very different", adding:
Our rolling programme of art continues to surprise, providing a contrast to its historic surroundings and giving Londoners and visitors alike another reason to visit Trafalgar Square.