Let’s welcome in 2022! There’s no need to have the January blues, book yourself in for lots of fun activities to keep yourself distracted through the cold months. As always all the events that are listed are run by a small business or celebrate diversity and the arts!
Sunday 2nd January – The Big Firkin Band, Fox and Firkin, Lewisham
Friday 14th January – Tarot Reading, Elephant Stores, Elephant and Castle
Thriving Space will setting up camp every Friday at Elephant Stores. You can come along for a mini reading or a tailored tarot reading. Tickets £15 – £55 from here.
Friday 21st January – January Blues: Dr. Feelgood, 100 Club, Oxford Street
Here’s some more live music to spruce up your January. The iconic 100 Club will be hosting Essex’s Dr Feelgood – one of the most popular live rhythm and blues acts in the world. Tickets £25 from here.
Sunday 23rd January – GoodBadMadness:A Festival of new Creative Talent, Clapham Grand, Clapham
An event especially tailored to new emerging musical talent, you can apply to perform or buy a ticket and enjoy a day of new talent and listen to talks given by industry professionals. Tickets £17.50 from here.
Up until 9th January – Ice Skate Birmingham, Centenary Square, B1 2ND
Skate into the new year by visiting one of Birmingham’s biggest festive attraction – ice skating at Centenary Square. Tickets from £7 tickets from here.
9th January – Viennese New Year, Symphony Hall, B1 2EA
Bring in the New Year is true Viennese style – enjoy operetta romance whilst listening to the music of the Strauss family. Tickets from £13 from here.
24th – 26th January – Chinese New Year, Hurst Street, B5 4TD
Bring in the year of the Tiger with Birmingham’s Chinese New Year Celebrations. The entire weekend will be packed with festivities, starting with a Chinese classical concert on the Friday, a parade, traditional dances, ceremonies, market stalls and street food. Free entry, more information here.
Saturday 1st January – Jollyboat, Gullivers, M4 1LW
From 8th January – Horizontality and Verticality, The Weavers Factory, OL3 6AU
The Weavers Factory gallery relaunches on January 8th 2022 with ‘Horizontality and Verticality’ – an exhibition celebrating Mid-century textile designer Joan Charnley’s 1949 thesis ‘Horizontality and Verticality – the Importance of Stripe in Textile Design’. To mark their re-opening they’ve invited students from Oldham college to create new designs inspired by Joan’s thesis. More information from here.
Saturday 15th January – Klang Lives All-Dayer with Lovely Wife/Binge/Gary,Indiana, The Peer Hat, M1 1BE
Enjoy a full day of life music with the Klang All-Dayer at the Peer Hat with Lovely Wife, Binge, Gary, Indiana, Filth, Astral Bodies, Rodents & more. Tickets £5 from here.
Leeds and York
Until 3rd January – Christmas at Harewood, Harewood House, LS17 9LG
Harewood House is putting on an immersive Christmas story in its beautiful rooms. The House will be filled with decorated rooms, Christmas sets, starlit rooms and more. It’s a truly magical experience! In addition to the festive stories, the grounds will be adorned with sparkling lights and Christmas trees. Tickets from £9.
Saturday 8th January – 29th January 2022, Journey to the Splits Course, Margaret House, LS8 1EP
Start the year with learning a new skill on this 4 week course delving deep into splits world! Within each week, your instructor will move through a full body flow to warm the whole body and open key areas such as hips and hamstrings. Each session will end with an exploration of the many variations of splits to suit you wherever you are on your splits journey. Tickets from £40 from here.
Until 29th January 2022 – The Winter Show, City Art Gallery, LS1 3AB
The Winter Show includes handcrafted ceramics, glass, wood and works in mixed media by some of the most inspiring makers on the craft scene will be showcased to tempt visitors over the festive season and beyond. Free entry, more information from here.