So long, and farewell January… Let’s embrace February as optimistically as we can. This month’s Super Seven is still about staying home – especially if you are living in the UK. From movies, musicals, Bridgerton to dining in, the variety is right here to enjoy on your cosy days at home.
Good Grief 15 Feb – 15 April : “Witty, emotional and thought-provoking.. ” Three words that have been used to describe this original formatted play. Filmed in a studio at the end of 2020, it stars Fleabag’s Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel. Tickets £15 (concessions available) Purchase through ATG tickets here
Fane online : If you enjoyed Bridgerton, then tune into ‘In Conversation’ with author Julia Quinn on 7 February. Julia will be talking to actress Adjoa Andoh, aka Lady Danbury. If you can’t make the live at 6.30 GMT, watch it on catch-up. Fane has a range of other online shows, all worth having a look at. This was the one that particularly caught my eye.
Valentine’s Day to-go meals: Whilst hospitality is struggling to survive, they are doing a sterling job with food boxes. I have written a Valentine’s Day to-go blog post on some of my favourites for 2021.
On the Box : Hunkering down last month has meant being able to have the time to watch the television I would not normally have the time to do. I have created a list of shows and films I am watching and will watch, and what I am looking forward to. Read the television in lockdown post here
The Royal Opera House are streaming Frederic Ashton’s 2015 performance of La Fille mal gardée until the 28th February. It is one of Ashton’s most iconic ballets, known for its striking choreography and pas de deux with the passionate young lovers. It is inspired by his love of the Suffolk English countryside and utterly dreamy to watch.
A series of talks by Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust on the Gardens and Landscapes of the English Heritage gardens around Twickenham. Thames Luminaries are hosting experts on Zoom, who will offer their insights on a number of Twickenham luminaries.
Starting on 3rd February; Chiswick House, Marble Hill, Strawberry Hill , Boston Manor Park, Orlean’s House and Ham House. Each lecture lasts 20 mins followed by questions. The talks are free, but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation through TicketSource.
Gatsby… A Musical : There is an online revival at the Cadogan Hall 12-14th February of Gatsby, the musical. See the live stream for £20 with a West End line-up of talent. And if you are super nosy, get a £25 ticket and you can watch the behind-the-scenes with the actors preparing for the performance. A fantastic opportunity for those wanting to support or work in this industry.
Dates for February worth noting for takeaways:
Pizza Day : 9th February
Chinese New Year : 12th February
Pancake Day : 16th February
Jazz LIVE from Ronnie Scotts
Ronnie Scotts Lockdown Sessions continues through the month. Tonight it begins with Rhapsody in Blue, A Portrait of George Gershwin with James Pearson. Please consider donating if you watch, as they perform for free, yet they are entirely funded by donations at this time.