What’s on in London this February

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:57 AM

It’s still cold outside and the summer holidays seem like a very long way away, but the warm glow of Christmas is long gone too. Thankfully, there are a ton of exciting events happening in London this February, to keep you entertained:

London Flamenco Festival - London looks set to enjoy some sexy Spanish passion as the London Flamenco Festival kicks off from February 7th to 19th. Performances at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre range from folk-dance and drama in period costume, to modern multimedia extravaganzas. There will be something on offer for everyone – whether you’re a dance enthusiast or Flamenco-virgin.

Yayo Kusama at the Tate Modern - Since 1977 the Japanese artist Yayo Kusama has lived voluntarily in a psychiatric institution, creating art as an expression of psychological trauma. Her vibrant and often playful art-works, which feature obsessive compulsive repetition as a constant theme, are an extraordinary visual treat. Kusama’s vivid, spectacular and unusual world comes to London’s Tate Modern on February 9th. This is an unmissable modern art experience, for fans and first-timers alike.

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart - Love Letters Straight From Your Heart is a moving performance piece taking place on London’s Southbank for Valentine’s Day. Prior to performances, ticket holders are asked to submit an anonymous dedication of a song to a loved one, which are then performed to the crowd. An unusual, but surprisingly powerful event, Love Letters Straight From Your Heart was well received in Edinburgh during its original run in 2009.

BRIT Awards - The biggest music event in the UK calendar is almost here. If you don’t fancy watching performances from the likes of Adele, Rihanna, Coldplay, Florence and the Machine, and Noel Gallagher on your television set, then get yourself down to the live show. Tickets are available to buy from TicketWeb on Saturday at 9am. 

The VAULT festival - A labyrinth of tunnels underneath Waterloo is probably not the place you’d think to hold a festival, but the VAULT arts festival, including theatre, film and music, is an event like no other. Taking place for three weeks in February, this hipster-friendly programme has it all, from horror-cinema to cabaret and opera to themed club nights and beyond. Prices won’t break the bank either as tickets start at just £5.

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