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Love is in the air

Posted on February 13th, 2017 by admin

This month, discover our round-up of calendar dates in London that are guaranteed to reignite your love for this phenomenal city.

Romeo and Juliet, 11 – 24 Feb
Dorfman Theatre
Shakespeare’s most famous love story has been reinvented for a younger generation. Set against a vibrant urban backdrop bursting full of excitement, colour, dancing and live song, this contemporary performance of a classic is not to be missed.
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Soothing Wines for the Winter Blues, 22 Feb
The Hampstead Butcher & Providore
Hampstead’s local butcher and delicatessen is setting the scene for a dreamy February with an evening of wine tasting. Join a sommelier as you sip the night away on a selection of Bordeaux, Rioja, dessert wines and much, much more. And, what would a wine tasting night be without the cheese and charcuterie? Only a few spaces remain, so book fast!
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Orchids Festival, throughout Feb
Kew Gardens
It may be winter, but this month you can step into a tropical paradise as the beloved Orchids Festival returns. Immerse yourselves into a world of exotic orchids, decorative rickshaws, Indian soundscapes, films and much more.
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David Hockney, 9 Feb – 29 May
Tate Britain
Recently becoming the fastest-selling exhibition in the Tate’s history, the David Hockney retrospective is a definite must-see. Showcasing a selection of Hockney’s most celebrated works, the exhibition commemorates his ever-changing artistic journey across a range of art mediums, from his evocative photography to his vivid Yorkshire landscapes.
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Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), 8 Feb – 4 June
Dulwich Picture House
Vanessa Bell was a pivotal player in 20th century British art, and a radical innovator in the use of abstraction, colour and form. Yet despite her legacy, this is the first major exhibition of her work – an eclectic collection of paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs that reveal her unique, experimental style.
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Electricity: The spark of life, 23 Feb – 25 June
Wellcome Collection
See sparks fly as the story of electricity is brought to life in a new exhibition. Take a look back on the story of how humanity has come to use and understand this invisible yet all-encompassing force, which continues to mystify and amaze us today.
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Diana: Her Fashion Story, 24 Feb – 31 Aug
Kensington Palace
80s fashion icon Princess Diana set the trends of the decade with a unique style of her own. Twenty years on from her untimely death, Kensington Palace traces the evolution of Diana’s most iconic style moments in a beautifully curated show. From her pale pink blouse worn at her engagement portrait to her ink blue velvet gown for a visit to the White House, marvel at ravishing garments from her personal collection up close.
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