New Year means new events to be inspired by, so we’ve compiled a list of top things to do this month. Immerse yourself in local art and culture to beat any January blues.



London Art Fair, Business Design Centre

The London Art Fair returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington from 16 – 20 January. Featuring art of all genres from more than 100 galleries; and with many talks, tours and screenings to attend, this is an unmissable start to the year for art-lovers everywhere.

Photo: www.liquidartsystem.com

Annie Albers, Tate Modern

Discover beautifully woven geometric designs from American artist Anni Albers, who made textiles her own form of expression. Renowned alumni of the Bauhaus art school, her legacy is apparent throughout every single thread within this first major UK exhibition of her work.

Photo: www.tate.org.uk



Digital Citizen: The Precarious Subject, BALTIC Newcastle

The Digital Citizen: The Precarious Subject exhibition challenges you to rethink everything you know about nationalism and citizenship. From the mind of contemporary artists comes a conversation around the digital age and how technology has blurred the lines between reality and simulation.

Photo: www.baltic.art

Burns & Beyond Festival, Edinburgh

Celebrate the legacy of Robert Burns at the brand new Burns & Beyond festival in Edinburgh. From 22 and 27 January, enjoy comedy from Festival Fringe favourites, listen to live music, or move from venue-to-venue following the festival’s culture trail in the city centre.

Photo: www.burnsandbeyond.com


Plum Blossom and Green Willow: Surimono Poetry Prints, Ashmolean Museum

Discover exquisite Japanese woodblock prints from the early 19th century at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. These beautiful surimono (‘printed objects’) feature poems with accompanying elegant images, showcasing ancient Japanese culture and customs.

Photo: Japaneseprints-london.com