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Fun events Exhibitions and shows in London, January 2022

January doesn’t have to be the worst month of the year as there are plenty of fun things to do in London to bring some color to those cold gray days. Start the year off right by indulging in some of London’s top trade shows, exhibitions and events…

Photo: Thomas Peschak / Natural History Museum

1 Everyman Cinema in Borough Yards, London Bridge
Everyman cinema has opened a new location in Borough Yards, bringing a luxury cinema experience to London Bridge. The venue has two screens and each room is filled with plush sofas and armchairs, designed exclusively for maximum comfort. The menu includes an Aberdeen angus beef burger served on a brioche bun with hand-cut skin-fries, and for drinks there are cocktails, wine and beers as well as non-alcoholic spirits, which can all be delivered directly to your seat. While the January schedule has yet to be confirmed at time of writing, expect the latter, such as Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Address: 3 Dirty Lane, SE1 9PA
Tickets: Adult ticket from £ 15.90
Website: Everymancinema.com

2 MindFULL Supper Club at Wild by Tart, Belgravia
For anyone looking to make serious life changes around a good meal and a glass or two of wine, this event combines a goal setting workshop from Lily Silverton, Mindset Coach and Founder from MindFULL, with a seasonal three-course meal. by Wild By Tart. The workshop aims to help guests discover their core values, priorities and skills, create an individual plan to achieve their goals in 2022.
Dated: January 25
Time: 6 p.m.
Address: 3-4 sites Eccleston, SW1W 9AZ
Tickets: £ 75 / £ 95 with wine pairing
Website: wildbytart.com

3 LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington
The mighty Royal Albert Hall is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and as part of the festivities, the legendary Cirque du Soleil returns to present LUZIA – the company’s first UK show in two years and the most technically ambitious to date. Set in a Mexican dream landscape, the show showcases all of the incredible circus skills and acrobatics Cirque du Soleil is known for, as well as acrobats and wheel performers who roll, spin and fly in the pouring rain.
When: January 12, 2022 – February 13, 2022
Tickets: From £ 47, available through Cirque du Soleil or the place
Address: Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, SW7 2AP
Website: royalalberthall.com

4 Our Planet Live In Concert, Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
The meeting of science and art is generally a great thing, as this event proves. David Attenborough’s Emmy-winning and visually stunning Netflix documentary Our Planet comes to life with a 44-piece live band and on-screen narration by the legendary broadcaster. Picking up highlights and favorite scenes from the documentary, the film discusses the impact of climate change and humans on the natural environment. The net benefits of the project are donated to WWF’s Our Planet education and awareness initiatives.
Date: January 23
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Address: 45, rue Queen Caroline, W6 9QH
Tickets: from £ 30, concession and family tickets available
Website: eventimapollo.com

5 Vegetarian Dinner Club in Kricket, White City
Celebrating the myriad of meat dishes of Indian cuisine, Kricket White City hosts a unique vegetarian dinner club featuring some of the best vegetarian dishes from the Indian subcontinent. Expect dishes like Jerusalem artichoke and beetroot chaat, salsify and leek pakora, whipped paneer, and Kricket’s favorite aloo gobi with pickled cauliflower and curry leaf brown butter.
Date: January 20
Schedule: Sessions from 5 p.m.
Address: 101 Wood Lane, W12 7FR
Tickets: £ 45 per person including a welcome drink. Beverage packages are available.
Website: kricket.co.uk

6 Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca at the Pace Gallery, Mayfair
Ending in mid-January, Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca is a solo exhibition by the Japanese artist known for her illustrations of expressive and slightly cranky girls. Spread over two floors, the exhibition features a major new installation as well as recent paintings, sculptures and works on cardboard. Yoshitomo Nara’s works thoughtfully reflect human experience – pain, war, spirit, politics, loneliness, music and nature
Date: Until January 15
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 5 Hanover Square, W1S 1HQ
Tickets: Free, but viewing times must be reserved.
Website: pacegallery.com

seven Titanic, Canadian waters
Titanic: The Exhibition takes the viewer on an immersive journey to tell the stories of the people aboard the perilous journey through photographs, handwritten letters, personal items, and immersive elements. Through photographs, handwritten letters, memorabilia and personal pieces as well as a recreation of the interior of the ship, Titanic: the exhibition tells the human side of the story of the sinking of the ship – lives, fates and the heroic acts of those on board. In total, it is more than 200 unpublished and original objects, as well as passenger testimonials.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am-7pm; Friday 10 am-8pm; Saturday 9 am-8:30pm; Sunday 9 am-8pm; Closed on Tuesdays
Tickets: £ 27.90 / £ 15.90 adult / child
Address: Quai X, Retail Park Unit 1 Canada Water, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 2XU
Website: titanicexhibitionlondon.com

8 Francis Bacon: The Man and the Beast
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast, is the first exhibition to trace the development of the Irish artist’s work through his fascination with animals and its connection to his representations of humans. An important artist of the 20th century, the exhibition features around 45 paintings spanning his career, from his early works of the 1930s and 1940s to his last painting he made before his death in 1992, which was never exhibited. publicly previously in the UK.
Date: January 29 – April 17
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD
Tickets: from £ 22, concession available
Website: royalacademy.org.uk

9 Wildlife photographer of the year, Natural History Museum
If you’ve got a case of the January blues and you’re interested in the world outside of London, check this out. Developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, this glorious exhibition celebrates the beauty of our natural world while emphasizing its fragility. Twenty-five photographs capture heartwarming and heartbreaking marvelous scenes including curious meerkats, the rescue of an Amazon dolphin and a kangaroo and its bush surrounded by Joey destroyed by the Australian bushfires of 2020. You can also vote for your favorite image – if you can only choose one – until Tuesday, February 2, 2022. To do so, visit nhm.ac.uk. People’s Choice Award winners will be announced on February 9, 2022.
Date: on view until June 2022
Time: 10 am-5.50pm
Address: Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Tickets: from £ 17.50, concession available
Website: nhm.ac.uk

ten Acquisition of FENN x Nest, Hackney
Fulham’s casual fine-dining restaurant, FENN, returns to its original Hackney site, Nest, for a unique event for seafood lovers. For the evening, there will be a 10-course tasting menu Focused on quality seafood, so expect complex and creative dishes of crab, caviar, lobster, cod and more. A food and wine pairing will also be offered to accompany all the seafood. Reservations essential.
Date: January 25
Address: 177 Morning Lane, E9 6LH
Tickets: £ 70 per person
Website: fennrestaurant.co.uk

11 Live at Clapham Grand
The Clapham Grand has a stellar lineup of comedians coming up in 2022 as part of its Live program. In January, Kiri Prichard-Mclean (BBC Radio 4, 8 out of 10 cats), Ed Gamble (Off Menu podcast) and Iain Stirling (Love Island, CelebAbility) come together to throw an evening of A-level comedy that will keep your tummy laughing and giggling in your seats.
Date: January 28
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: 21-25 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT
Tickets: from £ 17
Website: claphamgrand.com

It is still early, there is still more to come….