February in London 2016

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The London Classic Car Show
The London Classic Car Show
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
I See You
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour!
Painting Norway: Nikolai Astrup
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds
Flamenco Festival London
BRIT Awards 2016
BRIT Awards 2016
Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
The Encounter
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
London's Chinese New Year
Imagine Children's Festival
Bad Jews
Fashion Week at Madame Tussauds
Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race
International Fashion Showcase: Fashion Utopias
Hubert Essakow's Terra
Hello Norma Jeane
Magical Lantern Festival
Midcentury Modern
The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show
The London Bike Show
Triathlon Show: London
Camellia Festival
Craft Beer Rising
London Beer Week
Theatre Ad Infinitum: Light
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Weekend
Changing Minds
Morning Mindfulness at Tower Bridge
Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show
States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness
 

 

Classic cars drive into town, see A Century of Style at 'Vogue 100' and Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End where Gemma Arterton stars as Nell Gwynn.

 
 

L'Etoile

Chris Addison stars in Chabrier's frothy comic opera.

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 01st - 24th February 2016

 

French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. The venue's first production of Emmanuel Chabrier's frothy comic opera stars comedian Chris Addison, known for The Thick of It, Doctor Who and Skins, as Smith. He will be joined on stage by French actor Jean-Luc Vincent. The opera tells the story of King Ouf I, who always celebrates his birthday with a public impalement. Ready for this years, he's gone in disguise among his people to find a suitable victim. Things descend into a chaotic farce from that point, with most of the characters also in disguise. As Clement stated: "L'Etoile is not really about the plot but about the silliness of it all".

 
 
 

Theatre Ad Infinitum: Light

Blending anime-style storytelling and a pulsating soundscape to create a sci-fi realm.

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 

Dates: 01st - 13th February 2016

 

Inspired by Edward Snowden's revelations and the ensuing debate on state surveillance, Theatre Ad Infinitum conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants. Light comes to Battersea Arts Centre following sell-out shows at the Barbican as part of the London International Mime Festival in 2015 and the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, where it was nominated for a Total Theatre Award.

 
 
 

The End of Longing

Friends star Matthew Perry presents his first-ever play.

Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

Tube: Embankment Underground Station, Charing Cross Station

 

Dates: 02nd February - 14th May 2016

 

Perhaps in an attempt to shake off his association with Chandler forever (unlikely), Friends star Matthew Perry has written his first ever play. The End of Longing opens at the Playhouse Theatre in 2016 and will be directed by award-winning Lindsay Posner, known for Uncle Vanya, The Turn of the Screw and Speed the Plow. A dark comedy, Perry's play follows the story of four friends searching for meaning as they enter their forties. After sharing a crazy night together in an LA bar, Jack, Stephanie, Joseph and Stevie find their lives becoming more and more entwined. Soon they are sent on a wild rollercoaster ride that forces them to face the darker sides of their relationships.

 
 
 

Battlefield

Peter Brook returns with another Mahabharata-inspired production.

The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ

Tube: Southwark Station, Waterloo Station, Lambeth North Station

 

Dates: 03rd - 27th February 2016

 

Thirty years after Peter Brook's mammoth nine-hour production of the Mahabharata took the world of theatre by storm, he returns to the ancient Sanskrit epic for new production Battlefield. Staged at The Young Vic, the production sees the internationally renowned team of Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière work together once again on a piece that focuses on one section of the 3,000-year-old-text in which the Bharata family is torn apart by war and try to make sense of the horrors they have faced.

 
 
 

Massive Attack

The innovative duo go on tour for the first time in five years.

 

Innovative Bristolian duo Massive Attack are going on tour for the first time in five years, performing at the Brixton Academy for three nights in February. Pioneers in trip-hop and one of the most influential groups of their generation, the pair are renowned for fusing together a wide range of styles, from punk to reggae to R&B. Massive Attack have also teased that they will be releasing new music so fans can expect something fresh at this live gig. Support comes from Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers.

 
 
 

Magical Lantern Festival

Over 50 giant lanterns and a 66-metre-long dragon light up the gardens.

Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP

Tube: Turnham Green Station

 

Dates: 03rd February - 06th March 2016

 

Light-filled festivals are shining a light on picturesque parts of London this winter. First we had the illuminated walk at Kew, next came the hugely popular (free) Lumiere London and in February Chiswick House hosts the UK's largest ever Lantern Festival. With more than 50 giant lanterns spread across the gardens, visitors can see a whole host of animals and characters including a larger than life Terracotta Army. A 10-metre tall lantern recreates Beijing's Temple of Heaven, there's an 8-metre high lantern version of the porcelain Imperial Palace, an ethereal Tree of Life lantern, illuminating the oversized mushrooms, plants and flowers and a Mount Huaguo lantern to mark Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey. But the main centrepiece is a 66-metre-long dragon - that's the equivalent to five and a half London buses - stretching out across the lake. In amongst the lanterns are markets selling food, drinks and gifts.

 
 
 

Morning Mindfulness at Tower Bridge

Clinical psychologist Dr Tamara Russell teaches us to be calmer. And breathe.

Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London, SE1 2UP

Tube: London Bridge Station

 

Dates: 03rd - 19th February 2016

 

Turn off your phone and tune in to your inner calm with a Mindfulness movement training session on Tower Bridge where the views over London alone will make you stop and think. Clinical psychologist Dr Tamara Russell will teach the basics of mindfulness - chiefly, that we can be in an "observer" position, with a different perspective on our minds. These hour-long morning classes will help Londoners to learn that we have the capacity to be calmer, more focused, less reactive and more creative... even if it doesn't always feel like it.

 
 
 

Betty Woodman: Theatre of the Domestic

The first UK solo presentation of works by Betty Woodman.

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Charing Cross Station

 

Dates: 03rd February - 10th April 2016

 

The ICA presents the first UK solo presentation of works by Betty Woodman with Theatre of the Domestic. One of the most important contemporary artists working with ceramics today, Woodman began making work in 1950 with clay as her chosen medium and has since gone on to explore new directions, techniques and media. With a conceptual boldness and ambitious experimentation, she combines unlikely materials to create unique pieces and as a result has inspired a younger generation of artists. This exhibition focuses on work she has created in the last ten years, including a number of major new mixed media pieces.

 
 
 

Sergej Jensen

Textile works by the minimalist artist.

White Cube Bermondsey, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ

Tube: London Bridge Station

 

Dates: 03rd February - 17th April 2016

 

Primarily known for his textile works, Sergej Jensen's "physically scant paintings" (New York Times), "are tightrope walkers that travel light". Many of his minimalist works are made by sewing, bleaching or staining cloth. The imagery can be so abstract that it's hard to read but the titles often give an insight into their meaning. Patch-worked money bags used as a ground for 'Money Bags', for example, are suggestive of a symbiotic relationship between art and money. And in 'Brown Diamond' a series of black monochrome works are made by charring the outline of an abstract shape onto the canvas. This idea of 'painting without paint' is a recurring one for the Danish artist.

 
 
 

Nell Gwynn

Gemma Arterton stars in the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's historical play.

Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 04th February - 30th April 2016

 

Jessica Swale's historical play Nell Gwynn transfers from Shakespeare's Globe to the West End in 2016, with Gemma Arterton in the title role. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the play enjoyed a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at the Globe in 2015 and now this limited season at the Apollo Theatre will provide the chance to enjoy the show once more. Swale's work charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her lowly roots as a satsuma-seller in Coal Yard Alley. Gwynn then went on to become Britain's most celebrated actress in the 17th century, as well as the mistress of King Charles II. But, at a time when women are considered second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court?

 
 
 

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness

A year-long exploration into human consciousness.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Tube: Euston Square Station, Euston Station, Warren Street Station

 

Dates: 04th February - 16th October 2016

 

"Consciousness is a fascinating subject," says States of Mind curator Emily Sargent: "We all know what it is like to be conscious, but it remains a challenge to truly define it." That is the task set in States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness, a year-long exploration into human consciousness staged at the Wellcome Collection. The show explores phenomena such as synaesthesia, sleepwalking, memory loss and anaesthesia, and examines what happens when we loose consciousness. Included in the exhibition is a series of installations: 'The Whisper Heard', which looks at the language centres in the brain; 'H.M.', Kerry Tribe's probe into our understanding of memory; and 'Lesions in the Landscape', a multi-screen installation on amnesia and the erasure of individual and cultural memory..

 
 
 

Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show

Celebrity speakers include Simon Reeve, Kate Adie and Simon Calder.

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) Station

 

Dates: 04th - 07th February 2016

 

Over 300 specialist travel companies are exhibiting at the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show offering a vast array of holiday and travelling experiences across the world. A special feature of the London show is the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival - a programme of exclusive talks by acclaimed writers, all included in the price of the ticket. Celebrity speakers at the 2016 event will include Simon Reeve, Kate Adie, John McCarthy, Levison Wood, Simon Calder, Nicholas Crane and others. In need of travel inspiration? They've got it in spades here as well as health advice, food tastings and photography tips.

 
 
 

Bruegel in Black and White: Three Grisailles Reunited

The only three surviving grisaille paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder are brought together for the first time.

The Courtauld Institute Of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 04th February - 08th May 2016

 

The only three surviving grisaille paintings, painted in shades of grey, by sixteenth century Netherlandish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder are brought together for the first time. The Courtauld's Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, The Death of the Virgin from Upton House (National Trust) and Three Soldiers from the Frick Collection in New York. The exhibition also includes replicas made by Bruegel's sons, other grisailles from Northern Europe and rare works by Bruegel from the Courtauld's permanent collection, on display in the Butler Drawings Gallery.

 
 
 

Painting Norway: Nikolai Astrup

Over 90 oil paintings and prints evoke the changing seasons in western Norway.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, London, SE21 7AD

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 

Dates: 05th February - 15th May 2016

 

Along with Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, one of Norway's most renowned twentieth century artists, expanded the artistic possibilities of woodcuts. Perhaps best known for his luminous paintings of the country's famous Midsummer Eve bonfires, Astrup's landscapes evoke the atmosphere and mood characteristic of the changing seasons in his home district of Jolster in western Norway. Over 90 oil paintings and prints, including works from private collections never exhibited before, bring Astrup's Norway to Dulwich.

 
 
 

Hand to God

This provocative puppet comedy transfers direct from Broadway.

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 05th February - 11th June 2016

 

Taking into account its favour with the critics and several Tony nominations, irreverent puppet comedy Hand to God shut surprisingly early in Broadway. But, now it's set for the West End and, alongside Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon , it's sure to fit right in. Being staged at the Vaudeville Theatre , the provocative comedy is about a devilish puppet who's let loose on a Christian theatre group. Foul-mouthed and increasingly vicious, it won't be long until things get completely out of control. The New Yorker described it as "Sesame Street meets The Exorcist" while The New York Times hailed it as "wickedly funny".

 
 
 

Uncle Vanya

Robert Icke directs a new version of Chekhov's late masterpiece.

Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 05th February - 26th March 2016

 

After his reimagining of Oresteia and an outstanding production of 1984, Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke now presents a new version of Chekhov's late masterpiece, Uncle Vanya . Paul Rhys makes his Almeida debut in the title role of the production, which is often regarded as Chekhov's greatest play. The piece examines human behaviour in all of its beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction as it follows Vanya, a man whose life is flipped upside down when his late sister's husband returns home with a beautiful new wife on his arm.

 
 
 

Changing Minds

Exploring the role of the arts in mental health.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 06th - 07th February 2016

 

In February 2016 the Southbank Centre launches a new weekend festival, Changing Minds, with performance, music, comedy, design, talks and panel discussions on mental health, a subject that's still largely taboo. Exploring the role of the arts in mind matters, the festival has comedians and classical music players shedding light on the subject. Last Night of the Proms conductor Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a special concert while on stage 'Can I Start Again Please?', Sue MacLaine's award-winning play, explores childhood trauma. Free events across the Royal Festival foyer spaces include Mind Space with drop-in workshops, yoga, singing and mindfulness colouring in the Clore Ballroom; Mountain High, Valley Low - a theatre project exploring how long-distance cycling can help with bipolar affective disorder; and the Changing Minds Marketplace where the Arts Pharmacy resident 'arts doctors' prescribe festival goers with restorative arts activities.

 
 
 

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds

The popular production receives its West End debut.

Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 

Dates: 08th February - 09th April 2016

 

After eight and a half years touring arenas throughout the UK, Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds enjoyed its final tour in 2015 - or so we thought. In fact, that was the final arena tour and it will now be given its West End debut, premiering at the Dominion Theatre in early 2016. The new production has been reimagined and will be brought to theatrical life, with Jeff Wayne appearing live to conduct on stage and Liam Neeson returning in 3D holographic form. There will also be new music, a star cast - including David Essex, Jimmy Nail, Daniel Bedingfield and Heidi Range - a full supporting company of performers in addition to video walls, special effects and, of course, the iconic Martian Fighting Machine.

 
 
 

Gabrielle Aplin

Live music from the multi-instrumentalist.

Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

Tube: Goldhawk Road Station, Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 

Dates: 08th February 2016

 

After garnering a number of positive reviews for her new album, Light Up The Dark, Gabrielle Aplin will be performing one night at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in early 2016 as part of her UK tour. Known best for her cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's The Power of Love, Aplin is a multi-instrumentalist who offers haunting and melodic pop-folk songs.

 
 
 

Bad Jews

The Theatre Royal Bath's excellent production of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews returns for six weeks.

Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station

 

Dates: 08th February - 19th March 2016

 

The best selling play to date at both the Ustinov Studio in Bath and St James Theatre, the Theatre Royal Bath production of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited six week run in 2016. Set in a cramped Manhattan apartment, the two main antagonists - cousins Daphna and Liam, a self-styled "bad Jew" - "go at each other hell-for-leather" (The Guardian) on the night after their grandfather's funeral. Jenna Augen who plays Daphna won the Best Supporting Performance category at the UK Theatre Awards for her part in this "scaldingly funny and penetrating comedy" (Telegraph).

 
 
 

Fashion Week at Madame Tussauds

Snap a selfie with Cara and Kendall in the week the fashion world comes to London.

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR

Tube: Baker Street Station, Regent's Park Station

 

Dates: 08th - 21st February 2016

 

Perfect your pout and snap a selfie with Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner under the watchful eye of Vogue's Anna Wintour at Madame Tussauds where a special behind-the-scenes Fashion Week display opens just in time for the February half term. Delevingne, with her trademark bushy eyebrows, will be posing on the catwalk dressed in an Yves Saint Laurent dress as Kendall, star of Keeping up with the Kardashians, readies herself backstage. Guests will also be able to 'strut their stuff' on the catwalk, and for one week only , from Saturday 13th February to Sunday 21st February 2016, will have the chance to go home with Maybelline New York, TONI&GUY and Lavazza freebies if they spot a special golden clothes tag. Pucker up.

 
 
 

Zippos Presents Cirque Berserk!

A combination of contemporary cirque style skills with thrilling stunt action.

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 

Dates: 08th - 24th February 2016

 

A highlight of Winter Wonderland in London's Hyde Park, Cirque Berserk comes to Peacock Theatre in February 2016. Combining contemporary cirque style skills with thrilling stunt action, Cirque Berserk is a danger-filled spectacle that promises to amaze audiences of all ages. Acts include the "off the scale awesome" (Daily Telegraph) Globe of Death with three motorcyclists speeding at over 60mph inside a steel cage. A troupe of over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and death-defying stunt men are joined by award-winning physical comedian and clown, Tweedy.

 
 
 

Mrs Henderson Presents

The stage adaptation of the 2005 film transfers to the West End.

Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 09th February - 18th June 2016

 

Mrs Henderson Presents transfers from Theatre Royal Bath to the West End this February, opening at the Noel Coward Theatre. A stage adaption of the 2005 film, which starred Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, the production was praised by critics and now returns with Coronation Street star Tracie Bennett, Olivier-nominated Ian Bartholomew and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang actress Emma Williams. In 1937 London recently widowed eccentric Laura Henderson is looking for a way to spend her time and money when her attention falls on a run-down former cinema in Great Windmill Street. With the help of feisty impresario Vivian Van Damm, she presents a bill of non-stop variety acts, providing a refuge when the Blitz hits London.

 
 
 

Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race

MPs are hoping to break their losing streak and take the trophy from the media.

Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA

Tube: Westminster Station

 

Dates: 09th February 2016

 

Staged in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament for 18 years, the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race pitches MPs, Lords and political correspondents against one another to see who's the fastest pancake tosser. In 2016 MPs are hoping to break their losing streak - they haven't won since 2013 - and take the tin trophy from the media who won last year's race. Channel 4 News Presenter Cathy Newman, the official starter for this year's race, says: "While the European referendum battle looms large on the horizon, there is only one contest that is on the minds of the movers and shakers in Westminster and that is the intensely-fought Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race." A huge draw for tourists, it's not only great fun but it's also for a good cause, supporting Rehab and its work with disabled people.

 
 
 

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius

Large-scale reproductions of famous drawings by the Renaissance artist and inventor are put into practice.

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 10th February - 04th September 2016

 

Ever wondered what Leonardo da Vinci's ambitious inventions would have looked like in real life? Now, thanks to the Science Museum 's The Mechanics of Genius, you can as large-scale reproductions of famous drawings and sketches by the great genius of the Renaissance are put into practice. Forty historical models by the great artist and inventor, including flying machines, diving equipment and weapons, are constructed in this unique exhibition. Other highlights include interactive games and multimedia installations as well as modern examples of bio-inspired robotics, aviation and technological materials.

 
 
 

Imagine Children's Festival

Roald Dahl is a prominent feature at this year's children's festival.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 10th - 21st February 2016

 

This year's Imagine Children's Festival has a Roald Dahl theme running throughout, Judith Kerr is in conversation with Ian Craig, Michael Morpurgo's I Believe in Unicorns is brought to life on stage, and Rastamouse co-creator Michael De Souza inspires youngsters to read. The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl takes visitors on a magical journey, there's a music offering that includes Dahl's final book The Minpins set to the music of Sibelius, played by the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, and a ward-winning Dutch puppet company Theater Gnaffel presents a double bill of Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs performed by life size puppets. Comedian David Baddiel discusses his latest children's book, The Person Controller, and Cressida Cowell, poet Joseph Coelho and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell are just some of the many award-winning authors and illustrators making an appearance. Other highlights include a stage adaptation of Mr Tiger Goes Wild and the huge amount of free activities, from joining in with the Junk Orchestra to the Rap Factor battles, where the next hip-hop superstar will be revealed.

 
 
 

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

100 years of cutting-edge fashion and photography from Britain's foremost fashion bible.

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 11th February - 22nd May 2016

 

Corinne Day's underwear shoot with Kate Moss, Peter Lindbergh's Vogue cover shot that so perfectly captured the supermodel era, and a series of Second World War photographs by Lee Miller are part of a century of style, first seen in Vogue. In Vogue 100, the National Portrait Gallery celebrates 100 years of cutting-edge fashion and photography from Britain's foremost fashion bible. Here you'll find a rare version of Horst's famous 'corset' photograph from 1939, which inspired the video for Madonna's hit song Vogue, and vintage prints by the first professional fashion photographer, Baron de Meyer. The exhibition is overseen by theatre and opera set designer Patrick Kinmonth, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the greatest moments in the history of British Vogue.

 
 
 

Strictly Come Dancing Live: Wembley Arena

Georgia May Foote, Ainsley Harriott, Anita Rani and Frankie Bridge aim to impress the judges.

SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0DH

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 

Dates: 11th - 12th February 2016

 

The glitzy BBC television show is brought to life on stages around the country once again in 2016, returning for its ninth year. Directed by judge Craig Revel Horwood, the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour comes to London on 11th and 12th February 2015 at Wembley Arena and 13th and 14th February at The O2. It follows much the same format as the BBC series, featuring performances from 2015's most popular celebrity and professional pairings, impressive routines by the professionals and the occasional verbal sideswipe from judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood. Celebrity dancers confirmed are actress Georgia May Foote, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, TV presenter Anita Rani and Frankie Bridge from The Saturdays, with Mel Giedroyc as host.

 
 
 

Motown The Musical

The musical transfers from Broadway to the West End.

Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station, Holborn Station

 

Dates: 11th February 2016 to 18th February 2017

 

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End in 2016, staged at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the nostalgic musical explores thr success of Gordy's record label and how he launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes and many more. Audiences are treated to more than 50 Motown tracks such as My Girl, Dancing In The Street, Ain't No Mountain High Enough and I Heard It Through The Grapevine.

 
 
 

All Time Low

The American pop punk band embark on a major six-date tour.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 11th February 2016

 

After performing at The O2 with You Me At Six in early 2015, American pop punk band All Time Low return to the venue this year as part of their Back To The Future Hearts tour. According to frontman Alex Gaskgarth, "playing the arena circuit with the You Me At Six boys showed us that rock's still got a place at the table when it comes to putting on massive shows". Future Hearts, the band's sixth studio album, debuted at number one in the UK and became their highest charting and biggest selling week in the US so far. This major six-date tour sees them welcome Good Charlotte as their support act, who return after a four-year hiatus.

 
 
 

Works on Paper Fair

Art fair focussed on drawings and prints, photographs and posters.

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 11th - 14th February 2016

 

See rare artworks by Laurie Lee and hear a special talk by Simon Schama at Works on Paper where drawings and prints, photographs and posters are presented at the annual fair. Pictures drawn by hand, in ink, pencil, crayon, chalk, pastel, gouache or charcoal can be seen at the fair which moves from the Science Museum to the Royal Geographical Society in 2016. Ranging in price from the affordable (at £500 and less), to the majority on offer from £750 to £7,500, and plenty above £10,000, works include early, modern and contemporary art as well as museum quality pieces. Simon Schama speaks about his acclaimed television series 'The Face of Britain' and Colin Wiggins, special projects curator at the National Gallery, talks about 'The Art of Printmaking' .

 
 
 

The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

Test out bikes, bouldering and take travel inspiration from expert speakers.

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

Tube: Canning Town Station

 

Dates: 11th - 14th February 2016

 

Levison Wood will be sharing stories from his latest expedition, Walking the Himalayas, at The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show when it returns to ExCel London from 11th until 14th February 2016, site sharing with the Bike Show, the Triathlon Show: London and the London International Dive Show. Suitable for the whole family, the show has plenty of free have-a-go attractions including the Climbing Village and the test track where under 12's can try out the latest bikes. Take inspiration from expert speakers - there's everything from group master-classes by award-winning swimming coaches to talks on survival skills from ex-SAS soldier Bob Podesta.

 
 
 

The London Bike Show

Freestyle mountain biking plus plenty of gear to browse and buy.

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

Tube: Canning Town Station

 

Dates: 11th - 14th February 2016

 

The UK's largest cycling show returns to ExCeL London with plenty of gear to browse and buy and industry experts giving talks on all aspects of cycling, from BMX to cross country riding. Brands already confirmed include Cannondale, Boardman, Scott, Giant and Hoy Bikes among more than 200 cycling related exhibitors. There's the chance to measure fitness, take a challenge and walk away with a personalised training programme. A new feature for 2016 is Air to the Throne, a UK freestyle mountain biking competition which will give visitors a taste of pro level off road cycling. What's more, a ticket to The London Bike Show also grants entry to two other events running at the ExCeL centre at the same time: the Triathlon Show: London and The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show.

 
 
 

Triathlon Show: London

Everything you need to help prepare for your next - or first - competition.

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

Tube: Canning Town Station

 

Dates: 11th - 14th February 2016

 

The Triathlon Show: London taps into the new wave of enthusiasm for the sport which combines swimming, cycling and running, made even more popular by the Brownlee brothers' London 2012 Olympics medal winning performances. The sports show at the ExCel Centre has everything triathletes need to help prepare for their next competition. Not only suitable for experienced triathletes, the show has a wealth of information for those looking to undertake their first triathlon. The show takes place alongside The London Bike Show and The Telegraph Outdoor Show all of which are at the ExCel Exhibition Centre, and one ticket gets you into all three shows.
The ExCeL is located at the Royal Victoria Docks, near to Canary Wharf, Greenwich and the O2 Arena. For hotels close to the ExCeL and the best deals, take a look at our Nearby Hotels page.

 
 
 

Camellia Festival

Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP

Tube: Turnham Green Station

 

Dates: 11th February - 13th March 2016

 

The colourful Camellia Festival, which showcases the wonderful Chiswick House camellia collection, remains free for a second year - a move which has seen visitor numbers quadruple to 16,000 last year - a record attendance. Housed in the gardens' spectacular conservatory, designed by Samuel Ware in 1813, the collection is a national treasure and the oldest in the Western world - it was created in the early years of the 19th century by the 6th Duke of Devonshire. It's wonderful to see these beautiful blooms in the conservatory next to the restored nineteenth-century Italian Garden, replanted in 2012. Known as the Queen of the Winter Flowers, the camellias at Chiswick bring a burst of glorious colour - from pinks to reds, whites to stripes - to the spring season.

 
 
 

Bompas & Parr: Perrier-Jouet Fleurs des Reves

An exotic flower show from the renowned food effect specialists.

The London EDITION, 10 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 

Dates: 11th - 14th February 2016

 

Food effects specialists Bompas & Parr create an exotic flower shop in Basement of The London EDITION where you can buy chameleon blooms ( from £30 per stem) and make your own colour-changing flowers while taking part in a Champagne tasting. The flowers gets their chameleon qualities from a thermochromatic ink which makes them change colour by a fluctuation in temperature - so the flowers are set on fire to make the colour change. The installation also features set design by Petra Storrs, perfumed crystal fluids infused with stones charged in the full moon, and a choreographed playlist that becomes more lurid, profane and psychedelic as the evening progresses.

 
 
 

London International Dive Show

The place for scuba diving enthusiasts.

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

Tube: Canning Town Station

 

Dates: 11th - 14th February 2016

 

Organised for over 20 years by Diver, Britain's best-selling diving magazine, the London International Dive Show is the place for scuba diving enthusiasts to get the latest information on diving holidays, training courses, and dive gear. With features like the try dive pool and 3D free-dive simulator you can even dive in and try out the latest equipment. Get tips on where to go for your next dive holiday at the themed travel areas, and hear presentations by the world's leading divers who all have their own specialities - from wreck divers and wildlife experts to photographers and film-makers. The show takes place alongside The London Bike Show, The Telegraph Outdoor Show and the Triathlon Show: London all of which are at the ExCel Exhibition Centre, and one ticket gets you into all four shows.

The ExCeL is located at the Royal Victoria Docks, near to Canary Wharf, Greenwich and the O2 Arena. For hotels close to the ExCeL and the best deals, take a look at our Nearby Hotels page.

 
 
 

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: como el musguito

The renowned dance group return to Sadler's Wells.

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4TN

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 11th - 14th February 2016

 

Renowned as the inventor of tanztheater, Tanztheater Wuppertal, the dance company founded by influential choreographer Pina Bausch, returns to Sadler's Wells to perform como el musguito..., the last work completed by Pina before her sudden death in 2009. Created with her 21-strong company while touring Chile, this work draws inspiration from the haunting music of homegrown composers including Victor Jara, the Chilean theatre director and singer killed in the 1973 Pinochet-led coup. "Set in the abstract space of a white-floor, black-box stage, the piece is notable for its outpouring of dance and its physical beauty" said The New York Times in a 2012 review.

 
 
 

The Encounter

A unique solo show that fuses noise and narrative.

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station, Moorgate Station

 

Dates: 12th February - 06th March 2016

 

Complicite Theatre Company's latest show, The Encounter , transfers from Edinburgh International Festival to the Barbican this February. In a fusion of noise and narrative, the solo show combines traditional story telling with cutting-edge technology. Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, it sees Simon McBurney transform audiences into the humid depths of the Amazon. It's 1969 and Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, has found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. The encounter will change his life and bring the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

 
 
 

After the Rain/Strapless/Within the Golden Hour

This mixed programme celebrates choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 12th February - 11th March 2016

 

The Royal Ballet celebrates acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon with a mixed programme at the Royal Opera House. The three one-act ballets - After the Rain/Strapless/Within the Golden Hour - include two Wheeldon works commissioned by other companies as well as a world premiere for The Royal Ballet. Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, Wheeldon has long been recognised as one of the finest choreographers of his generation, combining both the British style of Ashton and MacMillan, and the American style of Balanchine and Robbins.

 
 
 

Valentine's at Petersham Nurseries

No, garage shop flowers won't cut it. Sign up for a flower workshop for men.

Petersham Nurseries Cafe and Teahouse, Off Petersham Road, Petersham, London, TW10 7AG

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 13th - 14th February 2016

 

This year Petersham Nurseries is putting on a special Valentine's Flower Workshop For Men on Saturday 13th February. Working with expert florists, you'll put together a stunning bouquet of British flowers to take home and present to your loved one. You're not going to find anything quite like that down the local garage! And for the ladies? Sunday 14th plays host to a "wine and chocolate" tasting event, which let's face it, sounds like a match made in heaven. You'll learn how to match them, and fully appreciate the flavours of both.

 
 
 

Mr Tiger Goes Wild

An adaptation of the acclaimed international bestseller by Peter Brown.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 13th - 17th February 2016

 

An adaptation of the acclaimed international bestseller by Peter Brown, Mr Tiger Goes Wild is presented by Goblin Theatre for young theatre goers aged three and over. It's really a story about being yourself told through a rocking musical adventure which follows Mr Tiger from the city to the jungle as he embraces his wild side. Featuring original live music, hilarious characters and lots of rock and roll imagination. The message is one that adults and children would do well to learn: don't conform, just go wild!

 
 
 

London Puddle Jumping Championships

Don full body wet weather gear and limber up for first ever puddle championships.

WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT

Tube: Ravenscourt Park Station

 

Dates: 13th - 21st February 2016

 

Don full body wet weather gear and limber up for first ever London Puddle Jumping Championships . Points will be given for style, creativity, size of splash and - an important one - enthusiasm. Perfectly timed to add some wild time to half term, the competition will be held at WWT London Wetland Centre from 13th to 21st February. Daily puddle jumps will be held at 2.30pm with practice jump sites around the grounds so you can try out your technique before the Big Splash each day. A prize will be given each day for the 'super-splasher' and the London Puddle Jumping Champion will be chosen at the end of the week. The overall winner can then go on to further glory by becoming WWT's Big Splash national champion. Create a splash!

 
 
 

The Real Fish behind Nemo and Dory

Meet the inspiration by the popular children's film this half term.

Sea Life London Aquarium, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Waterloo Station, Westminster Station

 

Dates: 13th - 21st February 2016

 

We've found Nemo! He's swimming around the London Aquarium with his clownfish friends and his best, the Royal Blue Tang, Dory. This February half term fans of everybody's favourite clownfish will be able to meet the real fish that inspired the film characters. Children can follow the fun and educational trail highlighting some of the colourful fish made famous by the film - just ahead of the release of the sequel to 'Finding Nemo', 'Finding Dory'. The aquarium is also home to thousands of other sea creatures so you'll also get the chance to see an octopus, a Cuban crocodile, crabs, starfish, sharks and jellyfish while you're there.

 
 
 

Wicked Women

History's most infamous ladies are put in the spotlight.

London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Waterloo Station, Westminster Station

 

Dates: 13th - 21st February 2016

 

Meet the fearsome Queen Boudica as kicks off a season of Wicked Women at the London Dungeons, a series where history's most infamous ladies are put in the spotlight. This February half term you'll get to know the redheaded warrior, queen of the ancient British Iceni tribe, who laid waste to Londonium and Verulamium (modern day London and St Albans) in around 60 AD. Weaving history and gruesome details into the tale, the dungeons reveal how Boudica succeeded in overpowering the Roman army, running them out of town using quite brutal methods.

 
 
 

London's Chinese New Year

Dragon dancing, music and performances from Trafalgar Square to Chinatown.

Trafalgar Square, Central, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DS

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 14th February 2016

 

Chinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations across the capital. This year, the Year of the Monkey, the London celebrations take place on 14th February 2016 - making it a double date with Valentine's Day - with activities taking place in Chinatown, Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue and Trafalgar Square. Festivities begin at 10am with a parade which begins at Duncannon Street, moving along Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. An official opening ceremony then takes place in Trafalgar Square with speeches from special guests. Once officially opened, the celebrations really kick off with Dragon dancing, music and performances. Join the throng in a stall-covered Chinatown for fun and firecrackers on and around Gerrard Street, Lisle Street and Shaftesbury Avenue where there are impromptu parties, food stalls and lion dancing.

 
 
 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The unique show returns for a limited run.

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 15th February - 25th July 2016

 

After wowing critics and audiences alike, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is extending its season, transferring to the Lyric Theatre in early 2016. The limited, ten performance run will provide another chance to enjoy the all-singing, all-dancing show that welcomes unpredictable and hilarious results each time. The concept is quite unique, with the team creating a real musical from scratch every night, with a full story, characters you come to love, a live band of musicians and songs aplenty. Even the title of each show is improvised, with highlights from the 2015 West End run including 'Royal Flush' set in the Queen's bathroom, 'Blatt Out of Hell' from the Fifa HQ and 'The Lyin' King' set in the Daily Mail newsroom.

 
 
 

25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer: the Poignant Moments

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer celebrate quarter of a century as a funny double act.

Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 

Dates: 15th - 16th February 2016

 

The surreal British comedy duo, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, has been entertaining us since the 1990s with off-the-wall shows like Shooting Stars and Bang Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer. In 2016 they celebrate 25 years as a double act with a stand up show combining classic characters with new material. Sadly, the first leg of the tour had to be cancelled while Bob Mortimer underwent triple heart bypass surgery. With Bob now given a clean bill of health the tour, the pair's first in 17 years, begins in the new year and these London dates are set to go ahead as planned.

 
 
 

Cleansed

Late playwright Sarah Kane is given her National debut.

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

Tube: Temple Station, Waterloo Station

 

Dates: 16th February - 05th May 2016

 

With Lyric Hammersmith presenting the first-ever operatic adaptation of a Sarah Kane play, there's another first associated with the playwright in 2016, with a National Theatre debut. Cleansed is the third play by the tragic late playwright and will be revived by Katie Mitchell for an unflinching new production. Set in a university which has been converted into a bizarre institution under the rule of sadistic Tinker, the piece imagines a world in which language, human relationships and the body itself are pared away to bare bone.

 
 
 

The Last Tango

Strictly's popular pair return for a final show.

New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, London, SW19 1QG

Tube: Wimbledon Station

 

Dates: 16th - 20th February 2016

 

Fresh from sell-out shows Midnight Tango and Dance 'Til Dawn, Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace now return with The Last Tango - so they say. Twenty years of dancing together has seen the pair appear on Strictly and become World Dance title-holders, but now it's time for the Argentine Tango Champions to say goodbye in a thrilling new live performance. Sure to be an intimate, passionate and explosive experience, if you're a fan of dance then this is one not to be missed.

 
 
 

Flamenco Festival London

Seven shows to choose from at the annual foot-stamping festival, kicking off with a gala performance.

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4TN

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 16th - 28th February 2016

 

Seven unique shows come under the banner of the Flamenco Festival London, a regular feature at Sadler's Wells. The annual foot-stamping festival kicks off with a gala performance bringing together the artists that received awards at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. As well as the return of superstar Sara Baras we're treated to performances by Vicente Amigo as the celebrated musician plays works from his new album, Tierra. Olga Pericet "a cross between Christina Ricci and a Russian ballerina" (The New York Times) dances a piece inspired by the cycles of life and then shares the stage with award-winning dancer Marco Flores. Finally, Esperanza Fernandez, famous for her gypsy style flamenco cante, is joined by another great young voice Marina Heredia and dancer Ana Morales from Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia in a must-see exploration of experimental musical crossovers and classical styles.

 
 
 

Foals

The band perform their biggest gig to date.

SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0DH

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 

Dates: 16th February 2016

 

Indie rock band Foals will play their biggest gig to date in February, stopping by Wembley Arena as part of their first UK and Ireland arena tour. The tour comes after the release of critically acclaimed new album What Went Down, which help a top 20 chart position for four weeks. With a number of recent awards under their belt - Best Live Act at the Q Awards, Best Single for Inhaler at the NME Awards and a second Mercury Prize nomination - the band's success is on the up. Indie rock band Everything Everything has been confirmed as the support act.

 
 
 

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

An arresting stage adaptation of Eimear McBride's debut novel.

The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ

Tube: Southwark Station, Waterloo Station, Lambeth North Station

 

Dates: 17th February - 26th March 2016

 

After premiering at the Dublin Theatre Festival and enjoying a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Annie Ryan's adaptation of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing transfers to The Young Vic in 2016 for its London premiere. Based on Eimear McBride's debut novel, which impressed readers and critics alike, the stage production is arresting and original, with a powerful performance by Aoife Duffin. The story follows one girl's turbulent journey into an adult world, delving into fraught family relationships, dangerous intimate liaisons and dark moments of exploitation.

 
 
 

Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

Landmark National Gallery exhibition showing how Delacroix transformed the art of French painting in the 19th century.

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 17th February - 22nd May 2016

 

In this landmark National Gallery exhibition, the first presentation of Delacroix's art in Britain for more than 50 years, the influence of Delacroix on his contemporaries shows how he transformed the art of French painting in the 19th century. Arguably the most influential artist of his era, Delacroix inspired artists such as Chasseriau, Courbet, and Gericault and later all the greats - Manet, Cezanne (who admitted, "We all paint in Delacroix's language"), Van Gogh, Gauguin, Renoir, Matisse and Kandinsky. His impact was so great that, on his death in 1863, he was the most revered artist in Paris, described by Baudelaire as, "A poet in painting". Arranged by theme, Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art explores Orientalism; religious, literary and historical narratives; and animals, flowers and aestheticism.

 
 
 

The Tempest

Dominic Dromgoole directs his last play as the Globe 's Artistic Director.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Tube: Mansion House Station

 

Dates: 17th February - 22nd April 2016

 

Dominic Dromgoole directs his last play as the Globe 's Artistic Director in 2016, taking on The Tempest . Providing the opportunity to see the play in the kind of theatre it was written for, it will be staged in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with design by Jonathan Fensom and choreography by Sian Williams. Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest is his most magical tale, in which fairies and spells unwind villains' desires and tie lovers together. Inspired by English colonial adventures, it conjures up a magic and supernatural world.

 
 
 

Storystock

The children's story-telling festival returns.

Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, London, W6 0QA

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 

Dates: 27th - 28th October 2016

 

Children's story-telling festival Storystock returns to the Bush Theatre this February half term with engaging performers and favourite authors making the three-day extravaganza a must-visit for local parents. The daily programme features the Secret Garden Musical Storytelling Show, The Myth Marathon, The Tempest in a Tea Cup Puppet Show and Storypocket Theatre who present their award-winning Arabian Nights and A Pocketful of Grimms. As well as storytelling there are music workshops and exercises in writing and science giving the event an well-rounded aspect. Added to this is a doodling cafe of delights as well as a Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

 
 
 

The London Classic Car Show

The show returns and is twice as big as last year.

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

Tube: Canning Town Station

 

Dates: 18th - 21st February 2016

 

The London Classic Car Show returns for another year this February, doubling in size since the 2015 show. A must attend for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast, the show brings together the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products, as well as an indoor driving runway where iconic classic cars are fired up and showcased. New for 2016 will be The Club Paddock, showcasing a specially curated display of prestige and performance classics from the big six car producing nations. It will also feature retro entertainment to evoke the ambience of a 1960s British motor show. The Classic Corner - another new feature for this year - will offer the opportunity to engage with dozens of classic car experts across the weekend.

 
 
 

Performing for the Camera

Strike a pose: Tate Modern looks out posing from the birth of photography to the selfie culture of today.

Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9TG

Tube: Blackfriars Underground Station

 

Dates: 18th February - 12th June 2016

 

Charting how performers and photographers have worked collaboratively for the past 150 years, Performing for the Camera brings together over 500 images, from the birth of photography in the 19th century to the selfie culture of today. Beginning with early photographs from Nadar's studio in 19th century Paris showing the famous mime artist Charles Deburau acting out poses as the character 'Pierrot' and ending with the world of social media, this Tate Modern display examines the serious side of art and performance as well as the humour of posing for the camera.

 
 
 

Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep

Award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve gallery.

Barbican - Curve Gallery, Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station, Moorgate Station

 

Dates: 18th February - 10th July 2016

 

For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve gallery. Where the Shadows are so Deep begins with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend. Hung at varying heights along the dramatic 90-metre span of the space, these delicate, jewel-like paintings lure the visitor in.

 
 
 

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!

Anthony Weigh's adapts French play Le Voyageur Sans Baggage.

The Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 

Dates: 18th February - 16th April 2016

 

Would you recognise a family member after 15 years apart? Welcome Home, Captain Fox! at the Donmar Warehouse explores the possibility when American Officer Captain Jack Fox turns up at his family Hamptons home after going missing on the fields of France 15 years prior. Anthony Weigh's adaptation of French play Le Voyageur Sans Baggage is set during the legendary hot summer of 1959, when the Cold War raged and America tuned into I Love Lucy! But is it really Jack Fox who has turned up? And why are 22 other families so intent on claiming him as their own?

 
 
 

Frankie Boyle: Hurt Like You've Never Been Loved

The Scottish comedian is never one to shy away from dangerous territory.

Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 

Dates: 18th - 19th February 2016

 

With a razor sharp tongue and shamelessly controversial wit Frankie Boyle is returning to the stage with Hurt Like You've Never Been Loved tour. Never one to shy away from dangerous territory in his comedy, the Scottish comedian has previously hit the headlines as he offended audience members with a dig at those with Down Syndrome, as well as getting in hot water when he made a jibe about swimmer Rebecca Adlington's spoon face. However this hasn't stopped him from retracting his statement that 2010 would be his last tour and is now inviting only the daring to come along and indulge in some dark humour for his 2016 tour, a show "dense with purposeful provocation and first-rate comedy" (Independent).

 
 
 

Botticelli and Treasures from the Hamilton Collection

One of the most important manuscripts in the world returns to the UK.

The Courtauld Institute Of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 18th February - 08th May 2016

 

The Hamilton Bible, widely considered one of the most important illuminated manuscripts in the world, returns to the UK for the first time since 1882 when it was sensationally sold to Berlin. At the heart of this Courtauld exhibition are a selection of thirty exquisite drawings by Botticelli, sold to Berlin in 1882 by the 12th Duke of Hamilton, charting Dante's imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Dated to around 1480-95 and drawn on vellum, Botticelli's Dante drawings are very seldom publicly shown so this exhibition, which coincides with Botticelli Reimagined at the V&A (from 5th March to 3rd July 2016), presents a rare chance to see them.

 
 
 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Lyric's riotous reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic comedy-drama returns.

Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, London, W6 0QA

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 

Dates: 19th February - 19th March 2016

 

Returning after a critically-acclaimed run in 2012, the Lyric Hammersmith riotous reinterpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream returns in February, putting a unique twist on the classic tale of young lovers and warring fairies. With music by The London Snorkelling Team, the fast-paced version of Shakespeare's classic comedy-drama is "part rock gig, part exuberant joke, exploding the conventions of the form and remaking them in dazzling new shapes." The Metro.

 
 
 

International Fashion Showcase: Fashion Utopias

Showcasing the work of 80 designers from 24 countries in a free display.

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 19th November - 23rd February 2016

 

Now in its fifth year, the International Fashion Showcase, a free exhibition at Somerset House during - and complementing - London Fashion Week, has helped further the careers of hundreds of designers from around the world. In February 2016 the exhibition, Fashion Utopias, will present the work of 80 designers from 24 countries. Installations on the theme of Utopia will fill 14 galleries of Somerset House's West Wing with a spectacular array of imaginative and innovative fashion.

 
 
 

London Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen's label returns to London AW16 for one season only.

The Brewer Street Car Park, 2 Lexington Street, Covent Garden, London, W1F 0LA

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 19th - 23rd February 2016

 

Over 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one of the world's leading designer fashion showcases. Taking place in February and September at Brewer Street Car Park, the strictly invite-only LFW showcases the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, with catwalk shows, exhibitions and award ceremonies. Headline names for the AW 2016 collection is the return of Alexander McQueen's label to London AW16 for one season only. Amanda Wakeley, Margaret Howell, Pringle and Burberry are just some of the top fashion labels showing their latest collections. Over 5,000 visitors - fashion buyers, press and photographers - attend and while events are for industry insiders only, street style bloggers camp outside to snap models between shows and London Fashion Weekend is open to all.

 
 
 

I Believe in Unicorns

Michael Morpurgo's children's book is adapted for the stage.

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 19th February 2016

 

Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories is adapted for the stage by the award-winning Wizard Presents Theatre Company. Set in a library, I Believe in Unicorns tells of the power of books and the bravery of Tomas who loves playing in the mountains where he lives but who hates reading and school. His world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady (Danyah Miller) in his local library. Ideal half term entertainment for children aged between five and eleven - and anyone who could be persuaded to believe in unicorns.

 
 
 

The Baby Show

This show has all the baby essentials.

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

Tube: Canning Town Station

 

Dates: 19th - 21st February 2016

 

Expert speakers including breastfeeding specialist, Clare Byam Cook, nutritionist Annabel Karmel, baby sleep gurus Chireal Shallow and Fi Star-Stone will be at The Baby Show when it returns to ExCeL London in February. The Show, now in its 14th year, has all the baby essentials from well known and not-on-the high street brands. Adding a twist to the line-up is Blake singer, Humphrey Berney, who will be taking to the stage to sing his collection of lullabies from the album Slumberland. Whether it's financial, childcare, legal or career advice you're after, there will be an expert on-hand to help.

The Baby Show comes to London's ExCeL centre in February and to Olympia in October.

 
 
 

Jess Glynne

The standout star of 2015 performs as part of her UK tour.

Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL

Tube: Brixton Station

 

Dates: 20th - 21st February 2016

 

Having become the second British female solo artist to have five number one singles in the UK, Jess Glynne is a standout star of 2015. Her rocket selling debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, which spawned the five number one singles, also topped the UK charts. The star will kick off 2016 with a massive UK tour that follows on from a number of US dates, stopping by the Brixton Academy for two nights in February.

 
 
 

The Maids

Uzo Aduba and Zawe Ashton star in this adaptation of Jean Genet's tense drama.

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 20th February - 21st May 2016

 

Jean Genet's tense 1947 drama The Maids is given a starry revival in 2016, with Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba, Fresh Meat's Zawe Ashton and Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael tackling the powerful roles. The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Genet's psychological drama will be staged at the Trafalgar Studios - the first time the piece has been staged in the West End for twenty years - and will once again present a vicious analysis of the class system and a provocative exploration of sexuality. Set in a luxurious bedroom, the play is loosely based on real life sisters Lea and Christine Papin, who killed their employer in 1933, and sees two maids fantasise about killing the lady of the house in dangerous and sadistic scenarios.

 
 
 

London Beer Week

Over 80 bars across town offer £3 speciality beers for the festival.

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 

Dates: 22nd - 28th February 2016

 

The team behind London Cocktail Week and London Wine Week now turn their attention to the nation's favourite tipple with London Beer Week. Running in mid-February, it's seven days of beer, cider, stout and ale-filled fun, with special deals, pop-ups, tastings, supper clubs, brewery tours and masterclasses across town. There are more than 100 venues taking part in the festival, including The Draft House, The Craft Beer Co, Whyte and Brown, Hops & Glory, Well and Bucket, and Herman ze German, where you'll be able to feast on Herman's Market Brew with currywurst and pommes for only £5.95. The main hub has moved to the Old Truman Brewery this year, where visitors can collect their wristbands (the key to getting involved) and guide books listing over 80 bars across town offering £3 speciality beers especially for the festival.

 
 
 

Celebrating Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855

Free display of personal items, original manuscripts and works of art.

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 22nd February - 14th August 2016

 

On the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth a free display of personal items, original manuscripts and works of art goes on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Among the treasures belonging to the author of Jane Eyre are paintings and drawings by Charlotte, letters and journals, the famous 'little books' created by the Bronte sisters as children. The first book Charlotte ever made, a pair of cloth ankle boots worn by Charlotte and first editions of Jane Eyre are shown alongside the only surviving painted portraits of Charlotte with her two sisters, Emily and Anne, by their brother Branwell.

 
 
 

Terra

Six dancers journey through the shifting landscape of an unpredictable earth.

The Print Room, The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 

Dates: 23rd February - 12th March 2016

 

This spring The Print Room hosts the world premiere of Hubert Essakow's Terra , the final part of his trilogy exploring the elements: water, fire and earth. The first dance performance in the main auditorium of the Print Room's new home at the Coronet in Notting Hill, Terra sets six dancers on journeys through the shifting horizons and changing seasons of an unpredictable earth. Performed to a poem by Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri and a score by French film composer Jean Michel-Bernard, the dancers mine down through layers of earth in a theatrical landscape created by Belgian visual artists Sofie Lachaert and Luc d'Hanis.

 
 
 

Hello Norma Jeane

An Essex grandmother believes she is Marilyn Monroe, alive and well.

Park Theatre, 11 Clifton Terrace, London, N4 3JP

Tube: Finsbury Park Station

 

Dates: 23rd February - 19th March 2016

 

Vicki Michelle, best known as waitress Yvette in the award winning TV series 'Allo Allo', plays Essex grandmother Lynnie in Hello Norma Jeane staged at Park 90, the smaller of the two stages at the Park Theatre. Lynnie has escaped her nursing home and fled 5,000 miles across the Atlantic to Hollywood, Los Angeles, where she plans to reveal to the world her deepest secret - that she is Marilyn Monroe, alive and well after faking her death decades before. Dylan Costello, who wrote The Glass Protege, a sell-out success here last year, has penned this funny drama in which Lynnie's gay grandson Joe finds himself embroiled in his grandmother's schemes.

 
 
 

Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York

This immersive theatrical celebrates 40 years of the Olivier Awards.

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 09th February - 31st August 2016

 

Part of a year-long programme of activity to mark 40 years of the Olivier Awards, Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York explores the extraordinary range of craft and collaboration that takes place when creating award-winning plays, musicals and productions. Taking place at the V&A, the free show will be an immersive theatrical experience, taking visitors from the stage to design workshops and through the history of the awards to the red carpet. Objects on display will include original costume designs from the Phantom of the Opera by Maria Bjornson, a selection of golden top hats from A Chorus Line, and Dame Helen Mirren's DBE's dress designed by Bob Crowley and worn in The Audience. There will also be the opportunity to see the set models for Matilda the Musical, War Horse and Carousel.

 
 
 

Jay Rayner: A Night Of Food and Agony

The restaurant critic reveals his talent as a musician.

Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1 1HL

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 23rd February 2016

 

Restaurant critic for the Observer for over 15 years, Jay Rayner reveals his hitherto hidden talent as a musician. Performing with a quartet of top flight musicians, Jay takes on tunes from the Great American food and drink songbook including hits by Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg. Stopping by London for two dates, Jay is at Pizza Express Dean Street on 20th February - when the show just features music - and at Rose Theatre Kingston on 23rd February 2016, entertaining the audience with biographical stories in A Night Of Food And Agony which includes wry observations on our love of a bad food review.

 
 
 

BRIT Awards 2016

The likes of Adele, Justin Bieber and Coldplay perform this year.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 24th February 2016

 

Ant & Dec, hosts of 'I'm a Celebrity' and the kings of primetime entertainment TV, return to present the BRIT Awards 2016 after taking on the role last year. The biggest music event in Britain's calendar, when awards are given to the year's most successful artists, is sure to be a true highlight this February as BRITs legend Adele returns after her iconic performance of 'Someone Like You' back in 2011. Further acts taking to the stage include Justin Bieber and Coldplay, meaning the line-up will be packed with a series of global sensations. The only award where the winner is announced prior to the evening, the Critics' Choice winner for 2016 is Jack Garratt, whose genre-defying blend of electronica and soul has seen him win endorsements from the likes of Zane Lowe and Rick Rubin and enjoy a sell-out tour.

 
 
 

The Father

Don't miss this chance to see Florian Zeller's award-winning play.

Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4BG

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 24th February - 26th March 2016

 

Following glowing reviews ("unforgettable acting" said Dominic Maxwell in The Times) Florian Zeller's Moliere award-winning play, The Father, comes to the Duke of York's Theatre for a five week run prior to a national tour. Kenneth Cranham reprises his role as an 80-year-old man in Christopher Hampton's translation of Zeller's emotionally devastating dark comedy about losing memory and control. "Kenneth Cranham is quite simply shattering" said Sarah Hemming in the Financial Times when this production of The Father played at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and the Tricycle Theatre in London. "My play of the year.... Devastating drama", wrote Georgina Brown in the Mail on Sunday.

 
 
 

I See You

Noma Dumezweni makes her directional debut.

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 

Dates: 25th February - 26th March 2016

 

Known for acting in the likes of Carmen Disruption, The Winter's Tale and A Raisin In The Sun, Noma Dumezweni makes her directional debut with I See You at the Royal Court Theatre. Presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project and developed during the Royal Court's new writing project in South Africa, the play by Mongiwekhaya is based in post-apartheid South Africa after dark and is based on a real encounter. Ben meets Skinn for a night out but the party is soon interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn't know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn't commit and Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, just cannot let it go.

 
 
 

Il Trittico

This production brings together three of Puccini's operas.

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 25th February - 15th March 2016

 

Il Trittico brings together three of Puccini's operas at the Royal Opera House. Nicola Luisotti conducts the production by Richard Jones, which offers the trio of Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Ranging from gritty melodrama to life-affirming comedy, each opera stands alone but also come together to create a sense of a complete event, described by The Telegraph as "Puccini's most underrated opera".

 
 
 

Jenny Eclair: How to Be a Middle Aged Woman

Jenny talks knowingly on her specialist subject: the fury of middle age.

Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 25th February 2016

 

In the last decade she has appeared on Countdown, QI and Loose Women, written her fourth book and starred in reality TV shows from I'm A Celebrity... to Celebrity MasterChef but now the time has come for Jenny Eclair to get back on the road and do what she does best. The Perrier Award winner and self-appointed 'Grumpy Head Girl' comes to London twice on her nationwide tour How to Be a Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane). At fifty five years old, Jenny talks knowingly on her specialist subject: the fury of middle age and gives sage advice on what you can do about it. "I had to go on HRT because my anger issues became insane... It was HRT or Holloway for me" she has confessed.

 
 
 

London Fashion Weekend

The open-to-all event gives fashion watchers access to the latest catwalk trends.

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Covent Garden, London, SW3 4SQ

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 

Dates: 25th - 28th February 2016

 

While London Fashion Week is off-limits to most, London Fashion Weekend is open to all. Held at the Saatchi Gallery in February, this fashion-focused weekend is an opportunity for everyone to get access to the latest designer trends - even if they don't have a stylist's little black book. The frenzied London Fashion Week is all about work for models, buyers and fashion editors who run around at breakneck speed. But this consumer show which takes place on the weekend after the main event offers savvy shoppers the opportunity to check out the latest fashions at a far more leisurely pace. Tickets are on a timed entry basis to make sure the crowds never get 'first-day-of-the-sales' busy. And with over 150 London Fashion Week designers offering their clothes at cheaper than retail prices you can find some real bargains. But it's not just about the latest clothes, you also get makeovers and styling tips while sipping on a champagne cocktail - very stylish.

 
 
 

Bang Said The Gun

Poetry for people who don't like poetry.

Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0AH

Tube: Euston Square Station, Euston Station, Warren Street Station

 

Dates: 25th February 2016

 

The second in a series of monthly gigs at the Bloomsbury, Bang Said The Gun is poetry for people who don't like poetry. "Forget your preconceptions about poetry readings," said the Independent review, "Bang Said the Gun is a raucous combination of poetry and comedy."

 
 
 

Simon Munnery: And Nothing But

Stand up from the award winning comedian.

Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3NE

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 25th February - 05th March 2016

 

In a brand new Edinburgh-bound 'straight stand-up show', And Nothing But , Simon Munnery contemplates The Absurdity of Houses, laments The Neo-Con Con, performs The New Can-Can, extols The Joy of Washing-Up and generally tells it like it is, was, and might be if we could but get our fingers out. The comedian, who has been a British Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award winner, Perrier Award nominee and Sony Radio Award winner during his 28 year career, may well bring up phrases that irk him, Openings, Enniskillen, and Canada but not necessarily. You'll have to go along to find out.

 
 
 

The Solid Life of Sugar Water

Prolific writer Jack Thorne presents this thrilling new play.

Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed), National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

Tube: Temple Station, Waterloo Station

 

Dates: 26th February - 19th March 2016

 

Known for television dramas Skins, Shameless and This is England, and upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, prolific writer Jack Thorne presents new production The Solid Life of Sugar Water in 2016. A co-production with the Graeae Theatre Company, who are committed to work by deaf and disabled artists, the play is an intimate and tender portrait of loss, hurt and recovery. Strictly 18 plus, it follows Alice and Phil as they try to reignite their sexual relationship while grieving for a stillborn child. Staged at Edinburgh 2015, it was described as "forceful, thrilling, stunning" by The Guardian and proves that Thorne is still committed to niche productions despite an upcoming Harry Potter fuelled paycheck.

 
 
 

The Royal Ballet: Giselle

The classic ballet is staged once again at the Royal Opera House.

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 26th February - 15th April 2016

 

A ballet that never grows old, Giselle is once again performed at the Royal Opera House this year, after last being staged here in 2014. First performed in Paris in 1841, it transformed the world of dance and has since undergone many choreography and design changes over the years, although the essence still remains the same. Peter Wright's production for The Royal Ballet is based on Marius Petipa's classic version. The title role is emotionally and technically demanding for the ballerina, calling for an absolute transition from innocent peasant girl - who dies of a broken heart - to avenging spirit, but the Royal Ballet's ballerinas ensure a vital performance each night.

 
 
 

Michael McIntyre's Charity Show

The well-known comedian hosts a charity show with special guests.

Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 

Dates: 26th February 2016

 

Stadium filling comedian Michael McIntyre hosts a second charity show for Julia's House, this time in London at the Apollo in Hammersmith. Tickets for the comedian's last gig for children's hospice charity Julia's House sold out within two hours and we expect these to go quick too. McIntyre has yet to announce his line-up of guests for this latest show but in the past they have included the likes of Alan Carr, John Bishop, James Corden, Sarah Millican and Gary Barlow.

 
 
 

Craft Beer Rising

Over 150 UK and international brewers, some of London's finest street food and big name DJ.

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QL

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 

Dates: 26th - 27th February 2016

 

Rob da Bank headlines the Saturday DJ slot at Craft Beer Rising, a festival dedicated to the increasing interest and innovative in beer industry in the UK. The annual event brings together over 150 UK and international brewers, some of London's finest street food and music to dance to. Newcomers for 2016 include Big Hug Brewery, based out of King's Cross, and Lost in Cyder Space, a room entirely dedicated to cider. Other attractions at The Old Truman Brewery include breweries like London's very own London Beer Factory, London Brewing Co, London Fields, and Meantime, whose brewery at Blackwall Lane in Greenwich is regularly open for tours, and James Lavelle DJing on the Friday night.

 
 
 

Midcentury Modern

Discover designer midcentury pieces from Europe's best dealers.

Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 

Dates: 28th February 2016

 

Making a welcome return in 2016, the first Midcentury Modern of the year brings 65 top midcentury dealers and 25 contemporary designers to Dulwich College. Run in association with Elle Decoration the selling show, described as "design heaven" by Orla Kiely, has everything from an original Cherner chair to a contemporary piece from a hot young British designer. London based freelance photographer Kev Dutton, whose work has been chosen by Apple as a downloadable wallpaper for their latest iPhones, is just one of the artists showing his work. Discover designer pieces from Europe's best dealers downstairs and in the arches and hall at Christison Hall and top contemporary designers upstairs. The one-day show is the historic Dulwich College, five minutes' walk from West Dulwich Railway Station. If you're in the area, leave time to visit local attractions including the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and use our guide to the hotels near Midcentury Modern.

 
 
 

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