You may be suffering the winter blues but we have a hit list of things to do this month that is sure to lift your mood. It may be the shortest month but its jammed packed. From Super Bowl parties, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, new exhibitions and festivals there is plenty of fun to get stuck into…
The Year of the Pig
Marking the turn of the lunar year, the Chinese New Year has been celebrated for centuries in China. Also known as Spring Festival and Lunar New Year around the world, this colourful celebration starts on the last day of the last month in the Chinese lunar calendar and ends on the 15th day of the first month with the spectacular Lantern Festival.
In 2019, Chinese New Year falls on 5th February and celebrates the Year of the Pig. The main Chinese New Year events take place in London’s Chinatown, the West End and Trafalgar Square on 10th February. to find out more info click here.
The Valentine’s Party
After an alternative Valentines Day this year? Why not escape to a surreal and exotic underground society where madness and love collide, for a bohemian party overflowing with drinking and debauchery. Safe from prying eyes, guests will be welcomed into a seductive bordello, complete with a roster of outrageous performances, wayward rogues and beautiful temptresses. Enter a whispering world designed to feed your fantasies, and be snared by seduction and allured by intimacy in the ultimate lavish setting. As the clock chimes midnight, lost hearts and souls will meet on the dance floor in the Ballroom of Romance where infatuation, obsession and eccentricity intertwine. Throughout the night, entertainment will include risqué burlesque, theatrical performances, live bands, masquerade dances and sensory, interactive visual delights. So don your finest attire and come join and celebrate the darker side of love where scandal and desire are the order of the day. For more info and tickets click here.
The Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak Hotel, a week-long festival in east London, will explore the many aspects of heartbreak, including self care and the journey back to love.
Exploring the reality of heartbreak and understanding it as a collective experience, Heartbreak Hotel Festival is the very first of its kind. Taking place from February 8th to February 14th, you can expect an array of visual art; from installations and photography, to spoken word and drag and burlesque performances. For more info and tickets click here.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Something for the fashion lovers out there.
"There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking." Christian Dior
Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition will trace the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain. To find out more info and tickets click here. FYI, tickets are selling fast so be quick to book your chance to see this stunning exhibition.
Orchids: Celebrate the colour of Colombia
Escape the dreary winter with Kew's annual festival of orchids.
This year, Kew are celebrating Colombia, the world's most biodiverse country, through a spectacular ensemble of orchid-laden displays along a curated route.
Their flagship display is a carnival of animals, depicting a toucan in flight, a hanging sloth and a swimming turtle. They will bring to life the breath-taking rainbow river Caño Cristales and Colombia's incredible forests - complete with life-sized jaguar!
A surprise around every corner, you'll spot hundreds of colourful butterflies suspended from the glass ceiling and a floating golden-yellow display to honour the legend of El Dorado.
Colombia has 4,270 species of orchids alone. Together with its sprawling landscape of tropical beaches to snow-capped mountains, Colombia is the perfect inspiration for our vibrant festival. For more info and tickets click here.
Get out and dance this February.
REIMAGINE is known for it's mind-blowing revisits of classic albums, with your favourite records being interpreted by a 16-piece orchestra. February sees two hip-hop goliaths getting the REIMAGINE treatment as Dre's '2001' and Biggie's 'Read To Die' get outings on the XOYO stage. Set to be two of the best events in London in February, you won't want to miss out. For info and tickets click here.
Super Bowl LIII
Home to the BIGGEST SUPER BOWL screening in London for the last 10 years, 2019 is no different!
Catch every moment on the biggest HD Screen in London - 24ft wide to be exact - along with two 8ft x 6ft HD screens and six 50 inch plasma tv’s thrown in for good measure too. Trust us, there isn’t anywhere where you can’t see a screen and be part of the action!
Combine this with a vast array of standing and seating options across the main auditorium, VIP Boxes and Balcony Bar and you have the ideal location for all your viewing needs. For more info and tickets click here.
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