Although the December festivities are over, that doesn’t mean the fun is! Start this New Year right by keeping yourself entertained with the wealth of activities happening around the capital. From miming and film festivals to singing and painting workshops, there is plenty of post-winter fun to immerse yourself in. Read on to see our top pick of events for this month:
London International Mime Festival – 9 January to 3 February
This unique festival has been running for more than 40 years and has everything on show from juggling and circus to puppetry and live art. The themes surrounding the performances this year will be based on climate change, ageing and redemption and there is also a wide range of workshops and artists’ talks to get involved in. If you love visual theatre, make sure to head to the Barbican to see what this contemporary festival has to offer!
Christian Marclay: The Clock – Until 20 January
The Tate Modern is showcasing Christian Marclay’s innovative film this month. The Clock is a looped 24-hour video consisting of short clips matching the real time. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this incredibly popular video installation and experience it for yourself!
London Short Film Festival – 11 January to 20 January
Returning for its 16th year, this celebration of film will show off 2019’s best new talent. Throughout the 10 days there will be a variety of short film screenings covering genres from dramas and politics to music and politics. This year’s focus will be on 80s culture, praising the films that transformed outsider work to the mainstream. For all film fanatics, this is the one for you!
London A Capella Festival – 23 January to 26 January
Have your opportunity to see vocal talent from across the world at The London A Capella Festival. Featuring a series of concerts from international headliners, this showcase of talent won’t disappoint. As well as outstanding performances, there are plenty of workshops, talks and interactive events on offer.
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