25+ amazing things to do in January
25+ amazing things to do in January
Happy New Year! Start it in style with our round-up of all the awesome events happening in January 2022 in London and Surrey…
Top image: Sharon Sexton as Sloane and Rob Fowler as Falco in BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit – Chris Davis Studio
Theatre picks in London and Surrey in January 2022
Bat Out Of Hell – New Wimbledon Theatre – 18 – 29 January
Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production is back in London! Head to Wimbledon for a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll energy.
Stephan O’Goodson: Gatsby Night – OSO Arts Centre – 20 January
Get transported into Gatsby’s mansion for the one night only with a touch of chic high-octane jazz, decadent blues and speakeasy tunes.
Bring It On – Southbank Centre – until 22 January
Bring It On: The Musical, based on the film of the same name, takes you on a high-flying, high-energy adventure that explores friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness via spectacular choreography and tricks. Written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Next to Normal’s Tom Kitt, it’s a perfect show to kick off December with positivity. Bring it on!
The Marriage of Figaro – Royal Opera House – 9–27 January
Young, ultra-talented cast in this Mozart’s classic, with the orchestra led by Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano, sharing the baton with Christopher Willis.
Love is Only Love – Turbine Theatre – 24-29 January
After a sold-out debut and run at The Other Palace, Love Is Only Love comes to the Turbine this January before touring select UK theatres. A joyful, tender and honest celebration of young love.
The Pink Floyd Experience, Epsom Playhouse, 21 January
Get comfortably numb as this tribute to the epic band tours with hits such as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall.
Moscow City Ballet, Richmond Theatre
The acclaimed ballet heads to Richmond Theatre with Swan Lake (12 – 14 Jan) and The Nutcracker (15 Jan) this winter.
STAND-UP comedy in London and Surrey in January 2022
JENNY ECLAIR: SIXTY! (FFS!) – Rose Theatre – 22 January
Having hit 60, popular comedian Jenny Eclair confronts a new decade of her life. Brace yourself for heaps of naughty humour!
The Comedy Network – Landmark Arts Centre – 13 January
January’s line up is Edinburgh sell-out comic Troy Hawke, with Darius Davies (Finalist: Comedian of the Year) and Thanyia Moore (Winner: Funny Women) (please note line ups can change at short notice).
ROB BECKETT: WALLOP! – Rose Theatre – 26 January
Rob Beckett comes to Rose! Host of Rob Beckett’s Undeniable (Comedy Central) and BBC One’s All Together Now, as well as a hugely popular podcast Parenting Hell, comes to Kingston with his brand new jokes.
Alan Carr: Regional Trinket – G Live – 12 and 13 January
Alan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show ‘Regional Trinket’. Why be a national treasure when you can be a Regional Trinket? Strictly 14+.
John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now – G Live – 11 January
Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to Guildford with his highly anticipated stand-up show – Right Here, Right Now. This will be John’s eighth stand up show and it is shaping up to be his best yet.
Romesh Ranganathan – G Live – 19 and 20 JANUARY
Romesh comes to Surrey with a brand-new act The Cynic’s Mixtape, his most brutally honest show yet.
Live at The Clapham Grand: David O’Doherty, Ed Gamble, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Michelle De Swarte and Tadiwa Mahlunge – 28 January
Art, fairs and festivals in London and Surrey in January 2022
London Short Film Festival – 14 – 23 January
Founded in 2003, London Short Film Festival is a BAFTA-qualifying, internationally regarded independent short film festival.
London Art Fair – 19 – 23 January 2022
Hokusai The Great Picture Book of Everything – British Museum – until 30 January
Last chance to see a collection of rare drawings by Katsushika Hokusai – one of Japan’s most celebrated artists, best known for his iconic print, Under the Wave off Kanagawa, popularly called The Great Wave.
London International Mime Festival – 12 January – 6 February
LIMF returns live! From spellbinding acts by leading circus artists to hilarious gigs by physical comedy masters to workshops and discussion, London International Mime Festival boasts an impressive selection of the best at their craft.
Midweek Makes: Ceramics – Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village – 12 January
Join in to craft with Watts Gallery’s Ceramist in Residence, Ashleigh Fisk. Suitable for 16+ and other dates are available in February and March.
Colour in Space – The Lightbox, Woking – 15 January
If you fancy something different, join artist Bethany Wright for an introduction to drawing one-point perspective and making simple architectural models. Explore how colour and light affect three-dimensional space.
Outdoor and foodie fun in London and Surrey in January 2022
Richmond Park January 5k, 10k and Half Marathon – 23 January
Lace up your shoes and get running. Plus lots and lots of entry benefits including a medal, sweets, drinks, and a load of fun! The 5k is one lap, the 10k is two and a half marathon is 4 laps.
Epsom & Ewell Gin and Rum Evening – Bourne Hall – 28 January
Meet local gin and rum producers and enjoy tasting the variety of unique craft spirits. Live entertainment. First drink included with your ticket price.
Concerts in London and Surrey in January 2022
Sam Jewison: The Great American Songbook – OSO Arts Centre – 15 January
Singer/pianist Sam Jewison celebrates the golden age of American music, honouring Broadway and Hollywood. The concert will feature the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, among others.
Our Planet Live in Concert at the O2 – 23 January
The production will reimagine Our Planet, the Emmy Award-winning series, as a live experience. It combines highlights from the series with brand-new orchestrations and sequences to create an immersive journey across Earth.
Latin Jazz Salsa with Heads South – Guildford Jazz – 12 January
Heads South plays original Latin Jazz inspired by Cuban and other Latin rhythms. Led by John Harriman on piano, it features instruments such as congas, bongos, cajon, guiro, drums, timbale, castanets and frame drum.
Songs from the Shows – The Yvonne Arnaud – 14 January
A perfect event for all musical theatre and film aficionados. Professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica with the amazing singers from the Guildford School of Acting is performing show tunes from the great musicals of Irving Berlin and Jerry Herman and some of the best-loved orchestral movie scores.
GEORGE HINCHLIFFE’S UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN – Rose Theatre – 29 January
Tap your toes with the royalty of the ukulele scene. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is all about fun, entertainment, joy and the art of “bonsai guitar”.