London events in February

Your guide to the best happenings in London this February

Our February highlights

1

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Enter a Marlene Dumas exhibition and you never know who you might meet. Among the subjects of the South Africa-born, Amsterdam-based painter’s work over the past few years are Jesus, Princess Diana, Phil Spector, Amy Winehouse and Osama bin Laden. Dumas is the painter-doyenne of dark undercurrents, tragic lives and falls from grace.

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Tate Modern Until Sunday May 10 2015
2

Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

Loud-shirt wearing 'Mock the Week' regular Milton Jones is back on the road with a brand new show. With a heady mixture of bizarre and hysterically surreal one-liners, Jones weaves a hypnotic web of lunacy. He stands head and shoulders above most other comedians out there. He's a one man laughter factory, and 'Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft' is bound to be a hoot.

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Watford Colosseum Friday May 1 2015 - Friday June 19 2015
3

Imagine Children's Festival

The kids are in charge at the Southbank Centre once more this February as their two-week children's festival returns. This year, expect a wide range of captivating theatre, dance, music, film and comedy plus readings from some of the UK's favourite authors, with free and ticketed events for young people of all ages.

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Southbank Centre Until Sun Feb 22
4

Fifty Shades of Grey

Unless you’ve been strapped to the wall in someone’s sex dungeon for the past three years, you’ll know that this is adapted from the wildly popular series of kinky novels about a young couple who push the boundaries of erotic possibility.

Cinemas nationwide

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Now Showing
5

Valentine's Day in London

Overbooked cinemas and overpriced restaurants are so 2014. This February 14 think outside the box and head to one of the capital's many alternative Valentine's Day events. There's a lot going on in London on the year's most loved-up day, believe us.

Sat Feb 14. Various London venues

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6

London Beer Week

From the makers of London Cocktail Week comes an equivalent for beer drinkers. Buy a wristband for £10 and you'll be entitled to £3 beers and £5 boilermakers (a beer and a bourbon) in bars that have been specially chosen for their devotion to the good brews. Participating venues include Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar, Howl at the Moon, Mark's Bar, Porky's BBQ, The Cock Tavern (Hackney), The Hops & Glory, Craft Beer Co and The Draft House.

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Various London venues Until Sun Feb 22
7

Pancake Day in London

Get your frying pans at the ready folks, this year's pancake action need not be confined to the kitchen. Pancake races across the city will see everyone from hipsters to MPs tossing their way towards the finish line.

Tue Feb 17. Various London venues

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8

Chinese New Year in London

The Chinese Year of the Sheep is imminent and, as usual, London's Chinese community will be celebrating in style. The Sunday after the big day (Sun Feb 22) is when the capital's festivities kick off, when decorations, dragons, music and dancing take over Chinatown.

Thu Feb 19. Various London locations

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9

George Ezra

Another peak for the Bristolian singer-songwriter: he's playing a massive Brixton show to kick off 2015, after his meteoric 2014. Cradling his acoustic guitar like a lifeline while he sings his plaintive laments, Ezra is also blessed by top cheekbones and great taste in chunky knitwear. Even bigger things could still be in store.

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O2 Academy Brixton Monday July 13 2015
10

D'Angelo

Now this is big. Apart from a short set at Lovebox a couple of years ago, D'Angelo has not been seen onstage in London for a very very long time: this is only his second headline booking here in over a decade. After becoming the closest thing the ’90s had to Marvin Gaye he slowly and quietly succumbed to the classic banana skins of stardom (notably drugs and allegedly trying to solicit an undercover cop).

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Until Sat Feb 21
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Comments

2 comments
GuillaumeAgis
GuillaumeAgis

When I click on "What to do in London this month" , I expected to get a list full of events, not the 10 highlights events, with more of them already passed.
This section should be review, it is impossible to use this website to get information what I want !!

selena g
selena g

Dumas is the painter-doyenne of dark undercurrents, tragic lives and falls from grace. i love london! Great! friv