Unmissable Things to Do In London in February 2019
Ah, February: the month of love! Well, it’s time to extend your arms, reach out and hug London with our February recommendations.
Comedy & Cabaret
A celebration of Black and Brown cultural innovators including a Voguing workshop, a session with hot collective Gal-Dem and a panel with female Muslim creatives.
A funtastic comedy nighty with Mawaan featuring special guests: Jen Brister, Alex Theo and Sophie Duker.
Amazing line up for this night in one of our secret wonders of London including Viceland’s JAMALI MADDIX and Comedy Central regular EVELYN MOK.
‘Three visually impaired performers from Japan, Nigeria and the US follow the example of The Goze to tell contemporary stories of migration to the UK.’
A heartbreaking tale of love and loneliness from offbeat comedienne Elf Lyons. ‘In the style of a 1980s Elton John rock concert.’
A FIERY FEMINIST CROSS ARTS NIGHT PERFORMED BY ARTISTS WHO WORK IN THE SEX INDUSTRY.
A night to promote trans inclusion in fashion.
Lou Sanders’ new show is channeling her inner shame to deal with the pig in the room.
A nice yet quite confusingly pitched excuse to wander and wonder at the Barbican Centre.
Theatre & Performance
A glorious chance to see the power of Monica Dolan and Gillian Anderson live in the flesh in the ultimate showbiz catfight. We saw the first preview on 2 February and it’s a powerhouse of female performance including music by PJ Harvey. Sultry, witty and the perfect post #MeToo play, Anderson (Margo) and Lily James (Eve) hit on the horizon if they can find a tad more comedy in the script. We recommend watching the movie with Bette Davies and a star turn cameo from Marilyn Monroe as a preview. The lines are hilarious and it feels so now.
Photography by Jan Versweyveld
Sh*t Theatre aka Becca and Louise go all ‘Brits Abroad’ in the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta and present their findings in this show.
A showcase of new musicals including ones themed around cult TV classic Murder She Wrote, progressive teen romcom But I’m a Cheerleader, porn and nerds.
Want to find love in 2019. Go on a date like no other in this part interactive performance, part First Dates, Binaural Dinner Date invites genuine applications from individuals looking for love, or existing couples who simply want a very different dating experience.
A anarchic night of gender exploration. Challenge your ism.
80s hits x Dreamphone dating theme = hilarious fun.
Talks & Thinking
Show and Tell – Inspiring Mini Talks | Queen Mary University of London, Mile End | Wed 6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb | 6pm | Free
An inclusive mix of speakers from London’s creative industries give TED-style talks in East London.
A one-off special science-themed live recording of the smash-hit podcast ‘The Guilty Feminist’ with the legendary astronomer and presenter of The Sky at Night, Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE.
Meet Soof our fave illustrator with a tash at this series that celebrates hairy femmes, subverting notions of femininity and reclaiming ideas of masculinity and celebrates body hair.