February arrives and London is hoping for snow as we leave our January blues. The Super Seven seems to be evolving every day with exciting events happening in London this month – there is literally so much going on with some fantastic culture recommendations. The monthly shop edit is in the mood for love; whether it’s for your other half, or yourself – take a look. As we wish for the magic of snow, let’s also hope for blue skies, happiness and a whole lot of love this month. Here is your February Super Seven;
Chinese New Year : Did you know London is the biggest place outside of China to celebrate Chinese New Year? It is the Year of the Pig. A huge parade passes through London and finishes off in Trafalgar Square with Chinese dragons, floats, kids dance troops and so much more. We went last year for the first time, and we had a really good afternoon. All the details are HERE
If you fancy something smaller, Duke of York Square is celebrating with a Chinese New Year market on 9 February. There will be lion dances, themed food, and Peppa Pig is making an appearance (!) – perfect for little ones. Details HERE
Anya Hindmarch Weave Project: London’s Queen of bags is creating another adventure for Londoners to enjoy over London Fashion Week. This time it is a woven tunnel installation. Book your tickets HERE and be the coolest friend. Anya’s events always sell out before the first day – you have been warned. The only restriction is that you have to be over 6 years old!!
Christian Dior : ‘Designer of Dreams’ OPEN at the V&A until JULY. We love love love this exhibition. It looks at Dior’s enduring relationship with the fashion world and his relationship with Britain. This has already sold out online to March, so day tickets only unless you are a member. Here is our review, but don’t delay getting your tickets HERE.
Christies Lates 11 February : You know Christies sells art, but did you know about the Christies Lates? This month the themed evening is Fashion/Forward. They have a trend talk on colour innovation, they have a photo talk and polaroid session with photographer Cyrus Mahboubian. I don’t know how this wasn’t on our radar, but it is now, and it’s also on yours – see you there! Free entry, pay bar. 6 – 8.30pm in King Street.
Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens 9 Feb – 10 March: Every year this is as popular as the last. This year the theme is Columbia, so transport yourself to South America, warmth, and vibrant colour. Kew is one of our favourite places; this is a perfect excuse to enjoy a day out.
Art in London in February :
Don McCullin has a retrospective at Tate Britain : Opens 5 Feb
Diane Arbus at the Hayward Gallery : Opens 13 Feb
Andy Warhol at the Halcyon Gallery : ENDS 16 Feb
Andy Warhol Polaroids launches the opening of the Bastian Gallery : Opens 2 Feb
Pedro / Picasso at the Halcyon Gallery : Opens 16 Feb.
Pierre Bonnard at Tate Modern : Now until 6 May
Bill Viola / Michael Angelo at the RA
Tracey Emin at White Cube in Bermondsey : Opens 6 Feb
Swinging Sixties at the Fashion Museum : Opens 8 Feb
Tango Fire at the Peacock Theatre. until 16 February. Who doesn’t love a little bit of dance? We were invited to the press night of this hotter than hot show. There are six couples who take it in turns to bring this show alive. If you love dance this show is for you.
Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion fair at The Freemason’s Hall in Covent Garden. It’s all about vintage these days, and if you find anything they have an on the spot alteration service.
LUNA CINEMA are showing a series of films over the Valentine weekend at the Natural History Museum. Worth catching them just to sit under a bit of Hope! Tickets sell out super fast TICKETS