London events in February

Your guide to the best happenings in London this February

Our February highlights

1

The Super Bowl

It's the biggest sporting event – and usually the biggest telly event – on the American calendar, and whether you're a die-hard NFL fan who'll be yelling at the screen through every last down, a 'soccer' fan who's curious to see what all the fuss is about or a beer fan who welcomes any excuse for a late-night session, these are the places that will welcome you with open arms.

Sun Feb 1 (kick off 11.30pm London time). Various London venues

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2

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 Thursday February 5 2015 - Sunday May 10 2015
3

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 Saturday February 7 2015 - Friday June 19 2015
4

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 Monday February 9 2015 - Sunday February 22 2015
5

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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Release date: Friday February 13 2015
6

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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7

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 Monday February 16 2015 - Sunday February 22 2015
8

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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9

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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10

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 February 16 2015 - Friday February 20 2015
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