|Image: Helen Lang-Illustrator|
The Loveliness of lettering-craft exhibition Sprout Arts
Tooting (See event listing below)
We have hand-picked 5 events in London for you to enjoy with your loved ones during the Valentines period. We have been keen to include a mix of events, from an award winning dance show to valentine's themed exhibitions, providing you with options for the perfect gift. We hope you find our 2012 guide useful.
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courtesy of sadlerswells
UMOJA is a musical celebration of South African song and dance. UMOJA, meaning ‘togetherness’ in Zulu, has won critical plaudits and collected multiple awards since its premiere in 2000. From the potent rhythms of tribal music to the intricate steps of gumboot dancing, the jazz of Sophiatown, the joy of gospel and the pounding energy of contemporary kwaito, UMOJA unites 30 singers, dancers, drummers, marimba players and musicians, who represent the best of South Africa’s young performers“Enough energy to light up London. I defy anyone to leave this hit dance musical feeling anything less than elated” Daily Telegraph Performances: Tue - Sun at 7.30pm, Sat & Sun mats at 2.30pm
Tickets: £15 - £42
Ticket Office: 0844 412 4322
Portugal Street, WC2A 2HT
2. The Loveliness of Lettering 6th -19th Feb 2012
A Valentines themed exhibition by local creatives and designers working in and around Tooting. Local creatives and designers will be showcasing unique products and crafts that include pottery, gorgeous limited edition prints, jewellery, candles and fabulous fabric and textile creations. With so many beautiful gifts available you’ll be sure to find something perfect for this special day.
74 Moyser Road, Furzedown, SW16 6SQ
3. Die Freche Muse Valentines Special- Saturday 11th February 2012
Baron Von Sanderson invites you to decadent Cabaret, burlesque and dance event. Music policy Swing and Cabaret. Dress Code: 1900's - 1940's. Do dress fabulously and in the spirit of the night, this is a dressed-up event and the dress code is important! Absolutely no jeans or trainers
The George Tavern-373 Commercial Road, London E1 0LA
Time 9pm - 3am.Advance Tickets £15 then £20 on the door
|‘My other half’ brooch by Jennie Hancox. |
Image courtesy of CAA
In collaboration with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and to coincide with the run up to Valentine’s Day, Contemporary Applied Art (CAA) is staging a spectacular selling exhibition to spotlight the BHF ‘Mending Broken Hearts Appeal’. thirty of CAA’s diverse and gifted applied artists have come together to present a collaborative show with ‘mending broken hearts’ at its core. Representing fields ranging from furniture, glass, and jewellery making to basketry, ceramics, metalwork, silversmithing and textile design, each artist has applied his or her own highly individual skill to create pieces that are at once, collectable, evocative and beautiful. Every piece in the show will be available for sale, with prices ranging from around £50 to £5,000. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the BHF's 'Mending Broken Hearts Appeal'.
Contemporary Applied Arts
2 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DD
5. Canary Wharf Ice Rink
Located in the magnificent setting of Canada square, enjoy a skate with a loved-one this Valentines whilst taking in the sights.
Monday-Saturday 9.45-11.00pm (last session begins at 10pm)
Sunday 9.45am-7.30pm (last session begins at 6.30pm)
Adults non peak £10
Adults peak £12