With Valentine’s day around the corner, there’s an unequivocal romance in the air. The Divas have a round up of February’s exciting and inspiring events, bound to make you fall head over heels in love with this incredible city all over again.
A Valentine’s Evening with the Stars, 14 Feb
The Royal Observatory
Wish upon a star this Valentine’s Day at Greenwich’s idyllic Royal Observatory. Hosting an intimate evening of events, couples can stargaze through an antique telescope, toast to Cupid with a glass of bubbly and admire a panoramic view whilst straddling the Meridian of the world. Like a scene out of a movie!
Storystock, 17 Feb – 19 Feb
This half term, take story time to new levels at Storystock’s children’s literary festival. A three-day extravaganza of literary shows, creative workshops and story telling sessions, youngsters can let their imaginations roam free. What better way to keep your little ones occupied over the school break?
Visual Firecrackers: Paintings and Sculptures, 10 Feb – 21 Feb
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
Burgh House & Hampstead’s latest exhibition pays tribute to the vibrant traditions of Chinese New Year, uniting the work of talented Chinese and London-based artists to form a visually explosive display of art. Gaze at majestic paintings and intricate sculptures, guaranteed to spark a myriad of emotions.
A Hampstead Theatre Production: Rabbit Hole, 29 Jan – 5 Mar
Hampstead Theatre presents a witty tale of family dynamics in its latest production, ‘Rabbit Hole’. The Pulitzer Prize winning drama follows a couple’s relationship after a life-changing event, providing a raw and intimate account of domestic life. A production not to be missed.
Orchids Festival, 6 Feb – 6 Mar
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Escape February’s dreary weather at Kew Gardens’ Orchids Festival: a tropical paradise overflowing with plant life from faraway Brazil. With a handful of late night events, discover the science behind the exotic plants over a botanical cocktail (or two).
The Royal Ballet: Giselle, 26 Feb – 15 Apr
Royal Opera House, Main Stage
Indulge your romantic side at The Royal Ballet’s arresting performance of Giselle. A tale of mad, passionate, extraordinary love, the show’s hauntingly beautiful choreography will remind viewers of the innate artistry and timeless quality of classical ballet.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style, 11 Feb – 22 May
National Portrait Gallery
In homage to a century of British Vogue, the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition will unveil the wide range of photography commissioned by the fashion bible since its launch in 1916. Gaze at vintage prints and archival material that detail a striking narrative behind the iconic magazine.
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius, 10 Feb – 4 Sept
Inventor, engineer, scientist and artist, uncover Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliant, complex mind at the Science Museum’s ‘Mechanics of Genius’ exhibition. From flying machines to diving equipment, browse a staggering range of models that lend three-dimensional form to da Vinci’s technological visions.