15+ Brilliant Things To Do In February
15+ Brilliant Things To Do In February
Fabulous things to do in February 2022 in London and Surrey, from top theatre and comedy nights to light festivals and cheering on the rugby…
Top image: Duckie at Battersea Arts Centre, credit:.Manuel Vason
Theatre picks in London and Surrey in February 2022
Ballet of Siberia: Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker and Swan Lake – New Wimbledon Theatre – 21, 22 and 23 February
Head to Wimbledon to see the outstanding soloists and corps de ballet as they perform to the unforgettable scores of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible – Rose Theatre, Kingston – 2 February
Top comedian Milton Jones hits the stage in Kingston and reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo!
Two Billion Beats – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond – 5 February to 5 March
An insightful, moving and funny coming-of-age story about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don’t make the rules by Sonali Bhattacharyya, winner of the Sonia Friedman Production Award and Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award.
Anton & Erin: Showtime – G Live, Guildford – 12 February
A glittering celebration that pays tribute to the world’s greatest icons, as Anton & Erin present world-class dance inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, Elton John and more.
Le Gateau Chocolat’s Duckie – Battersea Arts Centre – 15 to 19 February
‘Duckie’ is a reimaging of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Ugly Duckling’ with a message of tolerance and self-acceptance at its core. All events in BAC’s new programme are part of its Pay What You Can pricing model and accessible to patrons with special support needs.
Looking Good Dead – Richmond Theatre – 14 to 19 February
Northanger Abbey – OSO Arts Centre, Barnes – 17 to 18 February
Just two performers, seven puppets and a vintage trunk, this special version of Northanger Abbey ignites the imagination.
My Mental Breakdown: A Musical – The Turbine Theatre, Battersea – 17 to 22 February
The story of Toby, a young man struggling to deal with the issues of our times. Through powerful music and stagecraft the audience is shown how it really feels to suffer crumbling mental health.
The Gingerbread Man – Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – 23 to 27 February
See the classic tale brought to life by Stuff and Nonsense with music, puppetry and live-action.
A Diva and a Piano – Lesley Garrett – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – 24 February
Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of songs, anecdotes and relaxation. Accompanied by Anna Tilbrook, Lesley will not only share her glorious voice but also behind-the-scenes stories to give her audience a unique insight into her life and career.
Outdoors fun in London and Surrey in February 2022
The Big Purple Psychic & Holistic Fair – Chessington School – 6 February
Now in its 11th year, join in for the largest psychic and holistic fair in Surrey. 75+ stalls of psychics, therapists, healers, and a marketplace of all things ‘new age’ including crystals, incense, aura imaging, reiki, crystal healing, rahanni healing. Plus free talks and workshops all day including meditation and demonstrations of mediumship.
Dining cruise experience: Bateaux London – 10, 11, 18, 19, 20 February
Discover London from a new angle. Cruise down the river and enjoy seasonal menus, a huge selection of wines and cocktails, music and unrivalled views. Our pick for a perfect Valentine date.
Light Festival – Battersea Power Station, until 27 February
Six spectacular installations, curated in partnership with the Light Art Collection, founded by the Amsterdam Light Festival, will be on display across the riverside neighbourhood. Grab food from one of the restaurants to take away as you admire installations such as the Digital Origami Tigers by LAVA, celebrating Chinese New Year.
Paint a Bird Feeder – Squire’s Garden Centres, various venues – 14 to 18 February
Children can paint a ceramic bird feeder, or go on a wild bird treasure hunt around the garden centre
Guildford Farmers’ Market – 1 February
Guildford Farmers’ Market is back for 2022! Head to High Street for a premier selection of the best meats, cheeses, vegetables, artwork, jams, baked goods, fresh herbs, oils, teas and homemade drinks.
England v Wales, Six Nations – Twickenham – 26 February
Fabulous exhibitions and festivals in London and Surrey in February 2022
London Fashion Week – 18 – 22 February
A hybrid of digital and physical, the biggest fashion event in London is on. Featured are menswear, womenswear and gender-neutral collections by the country’s established designers and ambitious newcomers.
Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution – V&A – February until May
Revel in the marvellous opulence of Fabergé’s creations. It is the first major exhibition devoted to the international prominence of the legendary Russian goldsmith, Carl Fabergé, and the importance of his little-known London branch.
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature – V&A – 12 February 2022 – 8 January 2023
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature will be the first exhibition to tell the complete life story of Beatrix Potter, one of the best loved authors of children’s fiction in the 20th Century. Playful and interactive, it will explore Potter’s life as a storyteller, a natural scientist and a conservationist.
Imagine Children’s Festival – Southbank Centre – 9 to 20 February
The perfect half-term activity – or rather, over 160 amazing activities, and featuring much-loved children’s authors such as Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson (pictured). The festival turns 20 this year, and half of the programme is completely free.