The first one of the year! There are lots of fun things to do in London this weekend and here are my recommendations:
The London Bike Show 12 – 15 January 2012, Excel London
Being a bit of a bike nutt I have been looking forward to this show for a while. The London Bike Show is one of the largest and most exciting cycling events within the UK. It’s a great place to go and have look at the latest in bicycle design, buy some new gear and watch some amazing cycling demos. Also The London Bike Show runs alongside The Outdoors Show, The Active Travel Show and the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, and tickets are valid for entry to all four shows meaning that you can have four experiences rolled into one.
For more information please visit http://www.thelondonbikeshow.co.uk/
Royal College of Art: Students’ Work In Progress Show – 12 – 18 January 2012 – FREE
See some great art from up and coming artists from the The Royal College of Art in Kensington. The college will be exhibiting work from its best students studying Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Fashion, Textiles, Painting and Sculpture. Who know’s who you might discover?
For more information please visit http://www.rca.ac.uk/
London Ice Sculpting Festival – 13-14 January 2012 – FREE
A free festival spread across three spaces – Montgomery Square, Canada Square Park and Jubilee Place Shopping Mall. Sculptors from 8 teams will be competing against each other in order to produce some amazing ice creations.
For more information please visit http://www.londonicesculptingfestival.co.uk/visit.html
The London Vintage Fashion, Textiles & Accessories Fair, Hammersmith Town Hall – 15th January 2012
Calling all vintage vixens in West London. 100 exhibitors will be offering for sale vintage fashion, textiles and accessories from 1880 to 1980.
Early entry 8am: £10, 10am-5pm: £4.
Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011
Damien Hirst’s much talked about exhibition of Spot Paintings opened at the Gagosian Gallery in London yesterday. The Gagosian Gallery is showing 300 of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings, taking over all eleven of its galleries around the world in New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong and both spaces in London. If you are Hirst Fan it is not be missed.
For more information please visit http://www.gagosian.com/
War Horse (2011) – Across Cinemas in London – 13th January 2012
Sure to be a fantastic movie following the sell out Theatre version, about a young boy named Albert who enlists to service in WWI after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.