With the dreaded January blues behind us, the year is already looking up! We may still be in lockdown but there’s so much to look forward in February than just Valentine’s day and pancakes. We understand that you’re probably missing heading out to the fashion events in London this month but fear not fashion fanatics – have you heard about London Fashion Week online?
Or maybe you’re more interested in art and design events and are missing your culture fix? There are countless exhibitions which have moved online so you can still experience them virtually. Our top picks for this month include the much-awaited V&A’s: Kimono to Catwalk exhibition or the Tate Modern’s Queer and Now, which celebrates the powerful role of LGBTQIA in culture.
Whether its design events and creative art shows or business events in London that you’re missing, we’ve compiled some of the best things to get stuck into this month.
Fashion Week London – 19 to 23 February
This month, experience London Fashion Week like never before as the event goes virtual first the first time! This internationally renowned fashion trade show brings together the most glamorous and creative designs from established and emerging designers and is truly the best of fashion events in London.
This year will be a collective mix of menswear, womenswear and gender-neutral wear from 95 leading designers showcased via London Fashion Week’s exclusive digital platform.
It’s not just the catwalk you have look forward to, you’ll also get industry insights from the best in the business via a series of interviews, podcasts, presentations and films throughout the week.
So, enjoy your front row seats to London Fashion Week online this month and great ready to sit back and relax as you take in the week’s glitzy glamour, from home!
Inside Out at Southbank – 24 January to 28 March
Returning on popular demand from last autumn, Southbank’s online culture series, Inside Out is returning for three whole months! Featuring more than 40 events at varying venues, get ready for a jam-packed line up of music, literature and arts broadcasts as well as talks from the best in the industry.
Inside Out has something for everyone, with stand-up comedy, literacy awards and insightful interviews with leading industry players, arguably making this a great business event in London too!
Best features so far have included Alicia Garza, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, and live performances from London’s Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. On this month’s agenda, you can look forward to talks with Fearne Cotton, Ethan Hake and Raven Leilani.
Tate Britain’s Winter Commission – until 28 February
With all the museums and galleries closed this month, you may be thinking about what to do without art and design events. If so, Tate Britain is quite literally the light at the end of your tunnel.
Head to Millbank this month to see the Tate’s Winter Commission by Chila Kumari Singh Burman which has now been extended till the end of February.
Combining the themes of mythology, feminism and Bollywood pop cultures, this spectacular light display offers a fantastic kaleidoscope of colours and which will certainly brighten up your day!