Five Fun Things To Do This January


Yes, the festive season is over and yes, it’s January. However that is no reason to slip into a state of sadness.  Pull on your woollies and put an end to those pesky January blues with these brilliant events taking place in the capital this month.


Winter Lights at Canary Wharf   


The Winter Lights installation is back to light up Canary Wharf and has 30 artists exhibiting their work this year. Focused on light technology and the different ways it can be used to create art; what better way to brighten up an January evening. Be quick, as the exhibition only runs between  16th – 27th of this month.


Lockyard Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London

Rudyard Kipling’s father was a prominent figure in British culture and history in his own right. A teacher, artist and advocate of the arts; he had a keen interest in the Indian arts and was intent on preserving and showcasing it in Britain. A lot of that work that he curated, and created himself, still exists in the V&A today.  A wonderful opportunity to explore the early history of the V&A through the eyes of a man who helped shape it.


Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre 


There is no way your spirits won’t be lifted after a trip to the West End to watch this dazzling spectacle. Glitter, drama, gorgeous costumes and show stopping tunes, that will have you humming for days, is more than enough to get you through January. The show has been getting rave reviews since it debuted on the West End stage just before Christmas and stars Amber Riley, of Glee fame, as Effie White. Book your tickets before the show ends this October!

Searcys at The Gherkin: Saints and Sinners   


Though Searcys at the Gherkin is a private members club they do host events throughout the year that are open to the general public. Saints and Sinners is a new menu being offered for six weeks this January at The Gherkin with special twist – pick the Sinners menu for an indulgent feast or the Saints menu for a clean eating experience put together by Alice Liveing, better know as health blogger Clean Eating Alice. Whatever menu you decide to go for you’ll be in for a memorable experience, complete with a breathtaking view of London’s skyline.


Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

This V&A exhibition closes in March so don’t miss your chance to see over 200 examples of women’s and men’s, underwear starting  from the 18th century up until now. The exhibition explores how society, and the individuals, relationship with underwear has developed and changed over the years, coming to represent much more than just a practical garment.



Mahum Masood
Mahum Masood is a recent journalism graduate from City University – one of the highest ranked universities for journalism in the world. Born and bred in East London she loves discovering all the new places and pop ups that make the area so exciting. Currently interning at a graphic design agency in Shoreditch as their Communications Managers. She has previously worked for Made In Shoreditch, an online magazine, and continues to create content for them.She also writes for – a student blog that was originally started 3 years ago and then franchised by the American company HerCampus - a hugely popular online community for women at university across the globe. Her interests include reading till her eyes go fuzzy, collecting fashion magazines and spending most of her time in a cinema.

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