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Things to do in London in January 2019

Things to do in London in January: Aspect of Love at Southwark Playhouse

The enjoyable doesn’t cease simply because Christmas is over! It’s almost 2019 and London has lots to get the brand new yr off to a very good begin…

Lead Picture: Circus 1903

1 Harrods x CHANEL London Studio
Till Four January 
CHANEL London Studio levels a celebration of all issues purple on the fifth flooring of Harrods this December, from richly pigmented lipsticks to personalised presents. Magnificence professionals from the CHANEL Faculty of Make-up shall be available to assist attendees grasp the important thing make-up seems of the season, or to advise on how to superb tune a signature day-to-day type.
87-135 Brompton Street, Knightsbridge SW1X 7XL; harrods.com

2 Father Figurine at Clapham Omnibus
Four-5 January
Native gem, the Omnibus Theatre in London has introduced that Dame Judi Dench has develop into its latest patron. She joins a roster of excessive profile figures, together with Sir Michael Gambon and Richard Eyre, from throughout the humanities and theatre group who’re supporting its award-winning Off-West Finish venue. This month, look out for Father Figurine from Four-5 January, a ‘powerful and moving’ expression of the male ego and psychological well being that mixes poignant spoken phrase poetry with hip hop dance, in addition to acclaimed play Listening to Things from Eight-27 January, an ‘honest and heartfelt drama’ breaking by means of the floor of up to date psychiatry from the factors of view of sufferers, kin and NHS employees.
1 Clapham Widespread North Aspect SW4 0QW; omnibus-clapham.org

Three Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Till 5 January
Circus 1903 – the internationally acclaimed turn-of-the-century household spectacular from the producers The Illusionists and the award-winning Conflict Horse puppeteers – takes us again to the mesmerising Golden Age of Circus. On now at Southbank Centre’s Royal Pageant Corridor, the mesmerising manufacturing options beautiful, larger-than-life puppet elephants alongside an enormous forged of wonderful and harmful circus acts together with acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, trapeze artists, high-wire performers and extra. This yr marks 250 years because the world’s first ever 42ft circus ring was laid down in Waterloo by the ‘father of modern circus’, Philip Astley. Tickets from £25.
Royal Pageant Corridor, Southbank Centre Belvedere Street SE1 8XX; circus1903.com

Four Peter Pan, Park Theatre
Till 5 January
Alexander Vlahos from BBC’s Versailles and Merlin will star as Captain Hook in a revival of the unique 1904 Peter Pan play by J.M. Barrie. The manufacturing will even be the primary Park Theatre manufacturing ever to function flying results – alongside mermaids, pirates, fairies, misplaced boys and crocodiles. Co-starring Nickcolia King-N’Da as Peter Pan and directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the famend household favorite from Neverland guarantees to sprinkle slightly fairy mud over Finsbury Park. Persevering with J.M. Barrie’s help of Nice Ormond Road Youngsters’s Hospital, 5% of all royalties from the manufacturing will go immediately to Nice Ormond Road. Ages 5+. Tickets £18.50-£32.50, concs £16.50-£23.50, underneath 16s £15-£20.
Park200, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park N4 3JP; parktheatre.co.uk

5 Switching Perceptions at Bethlem Gallery, Beckenham
5 January-30 March
Bethlem Gallery in Beckenham is internet hosting an exhibition of labor compiled by artist Eleanor Minney in collaboration with Professor Liz Tunbridge and sufferers from the Nationwide Psychosis Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital. In a brand new physique of labor spanning textiles, drawing, clay and handwriting, Minney untangles the delicate threads of the human thoughts by means of delicate, detailed explorations into what creates a way of self, and the connection to psychiatric circumstances.
Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Street, Beckenham BR3 3BX; bethlemgallery.com

6 Hansel & Gretel at Rose Theatre
Till 6 January
Comply with Hansel and Gretel on a magical journey via probably the most enchanting of forests and meet Purple Driving Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, Pinocchio and lots of different much-loved fairy-tale favourites in this festive new model of the Brothers Grimm’s basic story brimming with humour and terrific songs. When younger Hansel and Gretel are provided a visit to the town, little do they know of what awaits them in the forest and the way the candy previous woman on the gingerbread home may management their destiny… Battling magical beasts, enlisting a crew of fairy story bandits and studying the secrets and techniques of their previous, Hansel and Gretel should race to save their city from the Witch’s Curse. Tickets from £20.
24-26 Excessive Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL; rosetheatrekingston.org

7 Dazzle Modern Jewelry Exhibition, Oxo Tower Wharf
Till 6 January
Dazzle Modern Jewelry Exhibition returns to London for the 37th yr and its sixth yr at [email protected] Get your Christmas buying completed early at Dazzle’s Modern Jewelry Exhibition, which champions innovation and experimentation, displaying a mixture of thrilling new expertise hand picked from graduate exhibits alongside established worldwide designers. This yr is not any totally different for innovation, experimentation and pushing the sector’s boundaries working with new mediums resembling 3D printing. There’s even a Dazzle Additional part, which incorporates handmade leather-based luggage by award-winning Steven Harkin and merino wool shawls and scarves by the St Martins’ design duo Inexperienced Thomas.
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Road, South Financial institution SE1 9PH; dazzle-exhibitions.co.uk

Eight Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset Home
Till 6 January
Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions is the primary main solo UK exhibition from South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga, opening at Somerset Home this month. In it Ruga reveals a legendary world which challenges perceptions of cultural id in post-apartheid South Africa, addressing ideologies, social and state buildings, and the politics of gender inequality. The result’s an extremely vibrant and hanging physique of labor that includes images, movie, sculpture and hand-crafted petit level tapestry. Born in Umtata, Ruga has been seen as a figurehead for a brand new era of artists in South Africa who’re utilizing fable and alternate realities as a up to date response to social points. 
The Strand WC2R 1LA; somersethouse.org.uk

9 Area Shifters, Hayward Gallery
Till 6 January
Area Shifters is amajor new exhibition exploring how artists disrupt our sense of area and environment. That includes work by greater than 20 worldwide artists, the interactive exhibition highlights how totally different items and installations can create responses in viewers members, focusing consideration on perspective and notion. Anticipate reflective and translucent supplies used in fascinating methods, pioneering sculptures from the 1960s, formidable architectural interventions and site-specific installations. Highlights embrace Richard Wilson’s 20:50, Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, Blue and Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Backyard.
Southbank Centre, 337-338 Belvedere Street SE1 8XX; southbankcentre.co.uk

10 Yamal: The Stream of Life at The Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
Till 6 January 
The Horniman Museum is internet hosting Yamal: The Stream of Life in their newly unveiled World Gallery this month. Showcasing lovely pictures from life in the Yamal area of north west Siberia, captured by esteemed British photographer Bryan Alexander, the works seize elements of conventional life, and the way it has been affected by the modifications happening in the area socially, culturally and environmentally. Highlights embrace this picture of residents Neseynya Serotetto and Tyurko Puyko taking a selfie whereas dressed in conventional Nenets reindeer pores and skin clothes. The exhibition coincides with a bigger programme of occasions on the museum, together with an set up of life-size crochet animal sculptures on show.
100 London Street, Forest Hill SE23 3PQ; horniman.ac.uk

11 Points of Love at Southwark Playhouse
7 January-9 February
Elements of Love is making its London switch debut at Southwark Playhouse this month, operating for a restricted season from 7 January till 9 February. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Rain Man, Hair and Pippin) this new, intimately reimagined manufacturing will mark 30 years because the unique manufacturing of Elements of Love first opened, premiering on the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1989. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart and based mostly on the novel by David Garnett, the musical is about in France in 1947 and options the long-lasting songs Love Modifications Every little thing, Seeing Is Believing and First Man You Keep in mind.
77-85 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Citadel SE1 6BD; southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

12 The London Worldwide Mime Pageant, numerous venues
9 January-Three February
The London Worldwide Mime Pageant, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a singular occasion in the theatre calendar. The annual showcase of the easiest modern visible theatre embraces leading edge circus, dance, bodily theatre, juggling, object manipulation, bodily comedy and productions that interweave theatre and movie. UK artists are on the forefront of this yr’s programme, with the Barely Methodical Troupe opening the pageant with its newest acrobatic spectacular on the Platform Theatre, whereas Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley, and Gecko, make their primary stage debuts at Sadler’s Wells and Barbican theatres respectively.
mimelondon.com

13 Cirque du Soleil TOTEM at Royal Albert Corridor
12 January-26 February
Cirque du Soleil’s well-known present TOTEM is returning to the Royal Albert Corridor. Approaching its 10th profitable yr of touring since its 2010 debut, TOTEM is a captivating glimpse into the evolution of mankind, tracing the journey from our unique amphibian state to our final want to fly. Alternating between primitive and trendy myths, and peppered with aboriginal tales of creation, TOTEM explores the evolutionary strategy of species, our ongoing seek for stability, and the curiosity that propels us ever additional, quicker, and better.
Kensington Gore, Kensington SW7 2AP; royalalberthall.com

14 Re:Options at Juju’s Bar & Stage, Previous Truman Brewery
10-14 January
Re:Options Pageant invitations wellness worshippers to be a part of them in a celebration of well being and wellbeing that includes self-discovery workshops and happiness workshops to mass meditation, a aware consuming pageant and candlelit gong baths. Happening at Juju’s Bar & Stage on the Previous Truman Brewery, the pageant is an ultra-cool, inspirational and fabulously enjoyable kick begin to the brand new yr. Occasions and workshops are individually priced, ranging from £12.
91 Brick Lane E1 6QR; jujusbarandstage.com

15 The London Artwork Truthful, Islington
16-20 January
The London Artwork Truthful is returning this month from 16-20 January to showcase probably the most distinctive trendy and modern artwork of our time. The truthful invitations guests to see work by artists like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, in addition to giving them the chance to purchase items as nicely. Anticipate talks, excursions, screenings and curated areas at this yr’s occasion, together with Photograph50, an annual exhibition of up to date images; Artwork Tasks, which options large-scale installations, solo exhibits and group shows and – inside Artwork Tasks – Dialogues, a guest-curated part of Artwork Tasks meant to encourage and foster relationships between residence and overseas.
Enterprise Design Centre, 52 Higher Road, Islington N1 0QH; londonartfair.co.uk

Things to do in London in January: Aspect of Love at Southwark PlayhouseThings to do in London in January: Aspect of Love at Southwark Playhouse

Facet of Love at Southwark Playhouse

16 Journey Journey Present, Olympia London
19-20 January
Olympia London is internet hosting the 23rd yr of the UK’s solely occasion devoted to discovering the world off the crushed monitor – the Journey Journey Present. Uncover the most well liked new locations, achieve prime ideas and recommendation from the specialists, uncover hidden journey gems, improve your expertise with the Journey Images, Journey Writing and the Journey Planning Seminar (there are over 100 free talks to select from), or immerse your self in the Journey Journey Movie Pageant. Skilled explorer, author and photographer Levison Wooden might be on the present for the primary time this January. Day ticket £9, weekend ticket £16, when booked in advance.
Olympia London, Hammersmith Street W14 8UX; adventureshow.com

17 Ornamental Antiques & Textiles Truthful, Battersea Park
22-27 January
As soon as the Christmas decorations are packed away and the dreary days of mid-winter stretch forward, the place to flip to for some cheerful inside inspiration? For an ornamental pick-me-up or a full-on new adorning challenge for the house, the occasion of selection for design professionals and consumers in the know is the winter version of the Ornamental Antiques & Textiles Truthful in Battersea Park – an expensive feast of fantastic and enjoyable interval design, augmented each January by the colorful specialist rug and textile truthful, LARTA. Tickets £10.
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park SW11 4NJ; decorativefair.com

18 Membership Tropicana at Churchill Theatre, Bromley
24 January
Joe McElderry, Neil McDermott and Emily Tierney shall be main the forged in the world premiere of latest 80s-set musical Membership Tropicana, which launches at Churchill Theatre Bromley on 24 January. Membership Tropicana The Musical by Michael Gyngell is a summer time journey of affection in the solar, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics all carried out stay on stage. It takes a fun-filled journey again in time to the electrical 80s when hair was massive, shoulders have been padded, women (and boys) simply needed to have enjoyable, and cell phones have been formed like bricks and weighed a tonne. Don’t miss out on the enjoyable.
Excessive Road, Bromley BR1 1HA; churchilltheatre.co.uk

19 Professional Youth Philharmonia at Blackheath Halls
24 January
Worldwide flautist Wissam Boustany based the Professional Youth Philharmonia coaching orchestra to create a non-competitive surroundings for superior music college students and rising professionals to discover and develop their particular person skills with an emphasis on nurture and encouragement. Now he has teamed up with composer Bushra El-Turk and cellist and improviser Matthew Barley, and with a brand new fee by Trinity Laban composition scholar Amelia Clarkson, for some New Yr live shows exploring the therapeutic energy of affection and hope in an unsure world. The opening live performance can be held at Blackheath Halls on 24 January, for native music lovers to take pleasure in their spectacular expertise.
23 Lee Street, Blackheath SE3 9RQ; blackheathhalls.com

20 Conrad Jon Godly: To See is Not to Converse at JD Malat Gallery, Mayfair
24 January-28 February
Celebrated Swiss painter Conrad Jon Godly shall be bringing his assortment of 3D work of the Swiss Alps to Mayfair’s prestigious JD Malat Gallery this month in Godly’s first UK solo present to date. It’ll function 15 items, which goal to straddle each summary and hyperreal in the artist’s distinctive fashion of oils combined with turpentine and his trademark extensive, sculptural brushstrokes. After almost 20 years as a profitable trend photographer, Godly determined to make a profession change in 2005, returning to his roots as a painter. Impressed by the mountains of Chur, his work takes on a meditative high quality thanks to the way it depicts nature in all of its majesty.
30 Davies Road, Mayfair W1K 4NB; jdmalat.com

21 Burns Night time Ceilidh at Cutty Sark Theatre
25 January
This Burns Night time, the Cutty Sark Theatre is internet hosting a particular ceilidh to have fun the work and lifetime of Robert Burns. It’s the right place to rejoice Scotland’s nationwide poet because the historic tea clipper was itself named for Robert Burns’ beloved poem Tam o’ Shanter. You possibly can dance the night time away in the Sammy Ofer Gallery from 7pm on 25 January with loads of meals, drink and an opportunity to see a really particular efficiency from a Highland piper.
King William Stroll, Greenwich SE10 9HT; rmg.co.uk

22 Ed Banger Data at Electrical Brixton
25 January
This month Electrical Brixton shall be internet hosting an enormous London present of digital music on 25 January. Hosted by Parisian label Ed Banger Data, the present will function artists like Vladimir Cauchemar, whose current hit Aulos has seen large success, artist and bandmate Myd and longstanding, distinguished producer Breakbot. The mastermind behind the occasion is former Daft Punk supervisor Pedro Winter, who can be bringing their largest London present in six years.
Electrical Brixton, City Corridor Parade SW2 1RJ; electricbrixton.uk.com

23 The France Present, Olympia
25-27 January
The France Present, the UK’s biggest celebration of France, will host quite a lot of theatres throughout two flooring. There can be cookery demonstrations, cancan dancers and tutored wine tastings, in addition to language and journey ideas, professional recommendation on all features of shopping for your dream house in France and the prospect to browse hundreds of properties on the market on the UK’s largest French Property Exhibition. You’ll definitely need to name into the Flavours of France Theatre, the place you’ll be able to be a part of the present’s resident meals and wine hosts, chef Man Wolley and TV wine skilled Susy Atkins.
thefranceshow.com

24 Cyril Mann: The Strong Shadow Work at Piano Nobile
Till 26 January
Piano Nobile might be presenting an exhibition of Cyril Mann’s items entitled The Strong Shadow Work, exhibited collectively for the primary time since their creation in the 1950s. Mann’s strong shadow work use daring colors and crisp outlines to give bizarre objects extraordinary drive and weight – a method and material embraced a decade later by Pop Artwork. The exhibition will even embrace works from the artist’s property and work by Patrick Caulfield, Michael Craig-Martin and John Wesley.
129 Portland Street W11 4LW; piano-nobile.com

25 Anni Albers, Tate Trendy
Till 27 January
It’s your final probability to catch the Tate’s exhibition of Anni Albers’ unimaginable work in the traditional artwork of hand-weaving this month. Exploring her pivotal contribution to trendy artwork and design, that is the primary main exhibition of her work in the UK. Guests can uncover her work by way of greater than 350 objects from beautiful small-scale ‘pictorial weavings’ to giant wall-hangings and the textiles she designed for mass manufacturing, in addition to her later prints and drawings.
The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Bankside SE1 9TG; tate.org.uk

26 Ribera: Artwork of Violence at Dulwich Image Gallery
Till 27 January 
Considered one of Dulwich Image Gallery’s most anticipated exhibitions of the yr, Ribera: Artwork of Violence, opened in late September. Exploring the work of Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker Jusepe de Ribera, the present brings collectively a few of his greatest, and most surprising, work in the primary main UK exhibition devoted to him. It has been curated to discover the theme of violence in his work and sketches as a type of inventive expression as he typically used the artwork of human struggling as an inspiration in his creations. Guests can be in a position to see the unique choice of 45 works on present on the gallery till 27 January 2019.
Gallery Street, Dulwich SE21 7AD; dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

27 100 Figures: The Unseen Artwork of Quentin Blake, King’s Cross
Till 27 January
This month the Home of Illustration is celebrating a aspect of Sir Quentin Blake that we haven’t seen earlier than, with an exhibition of his large-scale work. The illustrator is extensively recognized for his work bringing the characters of Roald Dahl’s books to life, however has additionally pursued a lifelong follow of figurative drawings in his profession. Entitled 100 Figures: The Unseen Artwork of Quentin Blake, the showcase options works created between 1950 and 2000, which experiment with a extra sculptural remedy of type and use of broad strokes.
2 Granary Sq., King’s Cross N1C 4BH; houseofillustration.org.uk

28 RSPB Huge Backyard Birdwatch
26-28 January
This January the RSPB is celebrating 40 years of counting backyard birds in its annual attraction to get individuals birdspotting throughout the nation. From 26-28 January, everyone seems to be invited to watch the birds in your backyard or native park for one hour sooner or later over the three days. Solely rely the birds that land, not these flying over and inform the RSPB the very best variety of every hen species you see at anybody time – not the full you see in the hour. By participating in the world’s largest backyard wildlife survey, you’ll be serving to the RSPB with an annual snapshot into how our wildlife is faring.
rspb.org.uk/birdwatch 

29 Klimt / Schiele at The Royal Academy
Till Three February 
This yr marks the centenary of the deaths of two of probably the most celebrated and pioneering figures of early 20th century artwork: Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918). Consequently the Royal Academy of arts presents Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, which is the primary exhibition in the UK to give attention to the elemental significance of drawing for each artists, from the origins of their educational coaching to their unconventional explorations of the human determine expressed via line. The exhibition might be on in The Sackler Wing of Galleries from Four November 2018 till Three February 2019.
Burlington Home, Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 0BD; royalacademy.org.uk

30 Gainsborough’s Household Album at Nationwide Portrait Gallery
Three February
You don’t have lengthy left to go to the Nationwide Portrait Gallery’s much-acclaimed exhibition Gainsborough’s Household Album. On show in the Wolfson Gallery, the exhibition follows Thomas Gainsborough’s in depth work documenting himself and his relations. As one of many first British artists to often do this, the exhibition explores how this follow helped the eighteenth century artist rise to fame.
St Martin’s Place WC2H 0HE; npg.org.uk

31 Ladies and Work at South London Gallery, Camberwell
Till 17 February
The South London Gallery is revisiting one in every of its most iconic exhibitions this month with Ladies and Work: A Doc on the Division of Labour in Business 1973-1975. The undertaking was first organised by artists Margaret Harrison, Kay Hunt and Mary Kelly and exhibited on the gallery in 1975. Guests to the gallery’s archives shall be in a position to see paperwork together with correspondence and set up images from the exhibition alongside a current filmed interview with Mary Kelly.
65-67 Peckham Street, Camberwell SE5 8UH; southlondongallery.org

32 Mamahood Winter Pop-up, East Dulwich
Till mid February
The massively fashionable Mamahood winter pop-up is operating till mid February on Lordship Lane. The store is a ravishing showcase of 80 mom makers and artistic small companies run by mums all underneath one roof. You’ll discover jewelry by Dotty Cuckoo, lovely garments by Little Knittle, artwork by Purple Face Prints and many extra on the fantastic initiative. Open from Monday to Saturday from 9.30am-5.30pm and 11pm-4pm on Sunday.
7 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW; themamahood.co.uk

33 Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, The V&A
Till 24 February
The V&A’s newest exhibition Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt explores the medium of gaming, which has dominated lots of our lives over the previous few many years. The exhibition tries to present a singular perception into the design processes behind the massively common pasttime, exploring a number of modern videogames from the drafting board proper by means of till last play, in addition to taking a look at origins in locations like classical artwork. Guests to the brand new exhibition can anticipate to see totally different sorts of idea artwork and prototypes of a number of the greatest beloved video games of our present time. In addition to this, there may also be a number of large-scale immersive installations and interactives on show to permit individuals to get caught into the method of making video games.
Cromwell Street, South Kensington SW7 2RL; vam.ac.uk

34 Bloomberg New Contemporaries at South London Gallery, Camberwell
Till 24 February
New Contemporaries returns to the South London Gallery for the primary time because it was final introduced in 1999. The main new exhibition has welcomed quite a few visitor selectors like Katy Moran and Keith Piper to assist select the line-up of 57 artists for the annual open submission exhibition. Showcasing a number of the most dynamic work being made at the moment, the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 can be introduced throughout each of the South London Gallery’s websites, together with the newly transformed hearth station. You possibly can anticipate to see work from artists like Agil Abdullayev, Kobby Adi, Louis Bennett and Faye Claridge.
65-67 Peckham Street, Camberwell SE5 8UH; southlondongallery.org

35 Astronomy Photographer of the Yr, Nationwide Maritime Museum
Till 5 Might
Perception Funding Astronomy Photographer of the Yr exhibition celebrates 10 years of excellent photographs shot by astrophotographers all over the world. The 31 spellbinding profitable pictures of the cosmos from this yr’s competitors can be on show alongside a number of 69 of one of the best pictures from earlier years, in a particular exhibition hosted on the Nationwide Maritime Museum. From distant galaxies to our very personal Milky Approach and neighbouring planets, the entries mirror our enduring fascination with the night time sky. Pictures on show embrace the winners from the 9 primary classes, in addition to two particular prize winners. Tickets £10.
rmg.co.uk/astrophoto