What’s On in the City – February

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Tactile experience at the Unravel exhibition
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Tactile experience at the Unravel exhibition

Starting this month 50 international artists have come together through their passion for using textiles, fibre and threads to reimagine the world and challenge power structures. Experience intricate hand-crafted pieces, to monumental sculptures, you’ll be left with a brand new way of viewing the world.

For more information, visit Unravel 
Barbican Centre EC2Y 8DS

Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Dies Irae at the Southbank Centre

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A Southbank Centre Resident Artist, innovative violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja has formed a musical response to climate change in a stage production that contrasts old music with new. The musical message aims to embody the feelings to global warming response and the violence is causes.

For more information, visit Southbank Centre – Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Southbank Centre SE1 8XX

Collect 2024

The Crafts Council is celebrating its 20th year with Collect, an international leading fair to showcase contemporary craft and design. Prices range from £500 to £50,000 for museum-quality, handcrafted artworks from some of the 21st century most prestigious craft talent.

For more information, visit Somerset House
Strand WC2R 1LA

Uncovering Londinium one step at a time

Discover the fascinating history behind the Roman Londinium, from the Roman Amphitheatre to Roman life and much more. The tour will show you some of best Roman secrets of the City, no stone will be left unturned. The tour last approximately two hours with any accompanying children welcome.

For more information, visit City of London – Leisure in Roman London Tour
Guildhall Art Gallery EC2V 5AE

Tower Twilight Tours

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Have you wondered what it would feel like to explore the Tower of London under the cover of darkness? The Tower of London is running exclusive Yeoman Warder after-hours tours of the Tower for a limited time. There’s no better way to envisage the grisly events of the Tower than exploring at night.

For more information, visit Historic Royal Palaces
London EC3N 4AB

Valentine’s Day Garden Installation

The Putting Down Roots Garden is getting a Valentine’s makeover for all those lovers out there. The award-winning collaboration between St Mungo’s and Cityscapes has long been a location for quiet contemplation and reflection, now its getting livened up with flowers and Valentine vibes.

For more information, visit London Bridge City
1 English Grounds SE1 2HU

The Tiger Lillies and David Hoyle: Lessons in Nihilism

For the first time ever, the post-punk pioneers The Tiger Lillies have joined forces with the cabaret legend David Hoyle for a concert that aims to blow you away. The theme running throughout the performance is the meaninglessness and absurdity of existence, something kept in check through its wit and humanity. If you’re looking for something completely different this February then this might just be it.

For more information, visit Wilton’s
1 Graces Alley E1 8JB

London Eye

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London Eye will light up in red and gold on Thursday 8th February to celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – the most important cultural celebration observed in China, and widely celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and other East Asian countries.  The light-up this year is in partnership with the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) to signify the beginning of celebrations by the Chinese community in London and around the world.

To see in the Year of the Dragon the London Eye will light up in the auspicious colours of the New Year – red, believed to bring good fortune, and glowing gold, signifying wealth – shining out over London to wish everyone and their loved ones a prosperous, happy and healthy year ahead.

The Year of the Dragon symbolises good luck, health and strength. People born in the year of the Dragon are believed to possess natural courage, tenacity, and intelligence.

Honest Burgers

Who doesn’t love a good burger? This month why not spice up your life with this Kimchi-based smashed burger special which was made in collaboration with award-winning fermentation specialists Eaten Alive. This dish is a brilliant build of a double-smashed Honest beef with extra crunchy white cabbage kimchi and laced with Eaten Alive’s fantastically funky Raw Kimchi Fermented Hot Sauce to bring your tastebuds to life.

The Kimchi Smashed special is available from the 6th of February to the 4th of March 2024.

Pasta Evangelists

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2024 marks the ‘Year of the Dragon’. To celebrate, Pasta Evangelists has launched its latest pasta innovation – the Pasta Dragon – for a limited time only. This unique shape comprises a fresh egg pasta filled with ricotta and spinach, meticulously crafted into the shape of a Dragon’s tail, served with a fiery tomato sauce. The new creation encapsulates the spirit of both Chinese tradition and Italian folklore.

The Dragon is the fifth of the twelve year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese Lunar calendar, symbolising power, nobleness, honour, luck and success. It’s been said that those born in the Year of the Dragon are likely to be courageous and fearless leaders, ready to face up to any challenge. In Italy, Dragons also feature heavily in folklore with one of the most famous being Thyrus, who besieged Terni in Umbria in the Middle Ages until a brave young knight slayed it. The town features the creature in their coat of arms to this day.

Delve into the new Pasta Dragon dish and immerse yourself into this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations, as the dish will be exclusively available to order online via Pasta Evangelists takeaway platforms from 9th February, including Deliveroo and UberEats.

The Pasta Dragon dish will also be available as a special dish to order at the Harrods Pasta Bar. It will be served on the 10th and 11th February alongside a limited edition Lychee Collins Cocktail.

What’s more, Pasta Evangelists will be running a special class at their flagship Pasta Academy to celebrate Chinese New Year, where guests will be served a selection of antipasti on arrival, before learning how to make the unique ‘Pasta Dragon’ dish, all while sipping on unlimited prosecco throughout. The class will take place on Thursday 8th February at the Farringdon Academy – simply book through this link to guarantee your place.

Rudy’s Pizza 

The neighbourhood pizzeria Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana has announced it will be bringing its authentic Neapolitan pizzas and fan-favourite dips to foodie hotspot, Spitalfields Market. The newest location will be opening from 1st March and booking are open now via this link. Also, following the restaurant’s sold-out giveaway of 5,000 free pizzas in celebration of the opening, Rudy’s Spitalfields is set to be the new go-to.

For more information, visit Rudy’s Pizza

Cinnamon Scroll Lattes

To celebrate the launch of the Cinnamon Scroll Latte, Crosstown and Oatly will be giving away 600 free Cinnamon Scroll Lattes across four Crosstown locations throughout the last week of February.
 
For more information, visit Crosstown

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