Unmissable Things to Do in London this February
It’s a short month, but no less special for it – and here’s our list of Unmissable Things To Do in London (and beyond) this February!
Make your life fabulous by ticking off everything on this list – but do it safely!
The 1920s: Beyond the Roar | The National Archives
Step beyond the flapper girl, Great Gatsby cliches and discover the true stories of the 1920s in Kew.
No One is Coming (Bitesize) | Riverside Studios | 8-13 February | £15
Sinéad O’Brien toys with Irish folklore and storytelling to find the funny in an early life full of mental health and addiction issues.
David Hoyle – Antidote | The RVT | 9 February @ 7pm | £12
Anti-drag performance legend David Hoyle creates a space to heal.
Soho Rising 2022 | Soho Theatre | All Month | From £14
New talent overload at Soho Theatre including:
- Avocado on Tits: Parody with fashion social media influencer and trendsetter Slag of the Dump.
- Why So Syrian: Funny and poignant one-woman show.
- White Chicks 2: Alex Bertulis-Fernandes and Sharlin Jahan present new work in progress.
Queer+ | Stanley Arts | Until 28 February
An incredible season of LGBTQIA+ work at Stanley Arts in Norwood, including:
- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Hearts + Q&A – A celebration of an unsung heroine.
- The Legend of Leigh Bowery + Q&A with Sue Tilley – Performance art royalty.
Cosette Gobat, Lucky Sunday, Gum Disease | Paper Dress Vintage | 11 February @ 7:30pm | From £6
The QUEER club night pitches up with a trio of emerging acts including Cosette Gobat’s dream pop.
If Not Now | Rochester Castle | 11 & 12 February @ 6pm, 7pm & 8pm | FREE
Get the train to Rochester for this epic spectacular of dance, projection and new music with 100 performers in the breathtaking surroundings of Rochester Castle.
Red Pitch | Bush Theatre | From 16 February | From £10
The football pitch becomes the site of a local battle of community versus gentrification, seen through the eyes of three young football-mad teens.
Josephine | Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall | 16 February @ 12:30pm & 3:30pm | £12
Dancer, activist, spy and mother to the multicultural Rainbow Tribe, 20th century icon Josephine Baker’s epic story is told.
Le Wine Club | The Other Palace | 17-19 February @ 8pm | £15
Join chanteuse and sommelier Anna Lou in her wine bar as she and her accordion solve a murder mystery.
BFI Future Film Festival | Online & BFI Southbank | 17-20 February
Get ahead in the film industry with this insider programme of events.
The Enby Show | The RVT | 18 February @ 6pm | From £12
The non-binary pioneers are back with an intimate gig at Vauxhalls’s Royal Tavern.
But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical | The Turbine Theatre | From 18 February | From £27.50
The cult queer film – where Megan, a suspected lesbian, is sent to conversion therapy and meets irresistible tomboy Graham – is given a stage musical outing.
The Big Dream | Old Royal Naval College | 22 February @ 5-9pm | FREE
A large-scale projected artwork that features 50 artists, including British digital artists, imagining the dream world of the future.
MEAT (Work in Progress) | Camden People’s Theatre | 23 & 24 February @ 9pm | £8
MEAT is a hybrid of gig theatre, poetry, drag, and dance exploring Jack’s life from victim to superhero.
Surrealism Beyond Borders | Tate Modern | From 24 February | £18
Surrealism is more than just Dali with this epic exhibition featuring worldwide surrealism from underdogs like Leonora Carrington.
F@ck This Job + Q&A | Curzon Soho | 24 February @ 6:20pm | £18.50
This is the explosive true story of Natasha, who starts an oppositional TV news station in Russia.
The Nightbus & Midgitte Bardot – Sh*t in My Neck & Other Stories | The Pleasance | 25 February @ 7:30pm | £12
A batshit crazy night of Neo-drag from two divinely talented artists.
FINAL BABY GIRL! | The Pleasance | 26 February @ 7pm & 9:15pm | £12
Queen of the cabaret scene Baby Lame has always wanted to star as the final girl in a horror flick. Now she gets her chance! Don’t miss this epic sicko-tacular featuring trash-tastic songs, interactive comedy, gut-churning film clips and furious balls-out performance.
WORK.TXT | Soho Theatre | From 28 February | From £12
A show made by you. About work. About the gig economy.
Did we miss any big incredible things to do in London (or beyond) this February?
We almost certainly did – please let us know in the comments below!
Occasionally the To Do List team are forced to work together.
Rupert likes: free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.
Stuart likes: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.