Our pick of the one-off events and exhibitions opening in January 2020
Resolution 2020 Festival Perfomance: Sliding Doors
Join two best friends in a “cheeky, honest and confrontational romp” through the rollercoaster of their early twenties. From online dating and one-night stands to insincere rejections and moving on.
Friday 24 January – 19:30 – The Place London WC1H 9PY
Climate Change Talk: What We Need to Do Now: Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions
Chris Goodall shows the route to a society that emits no carbon dioxide but is also fairer, healthier and more content than at present. In this talk he will briefly go through subjects as diverse as housing, food and clothing.
Sunday January 26 – 15:00 – 17:00 – Conway Hall London WC1R 4RL
Walking tour: Twists and Turns – Explore the places the inspired Oliver Twist
On this walk, follow in Dickens’s footsteps as he wandered the streets near his home, seeing places and hearing about people and events that inspired him to write Oliver Twist.
Sunday 26 January – 11:00 – 12:30 – Charles Dickens Museum London WC1N 2LX
Workshop: Unmasking Noh: The Art of Noh Mask-Making with Hideta Kitazawa
Discover the art of classical and contemporary noh mask-making with world renowned master Hideta Kitazawa, learning how to transform a solid block of ‘Hinoki’ (Japanese Cypress) into a beautiful noh mask.
Tuesday 28 January – 19:00 – 20:30 – The British Library London NW1 2DB
Book Launch: Product Design and Sustainability
The scale of our climate emergency and ecological collapse has shown that Design-as-Usual has reached a dead end. Join Jane Penty as she navigates the challenges of designing products that enable more sustainable lives.
Tuesday 28 January – 18:30 – Central Saint Martins London N1C 4AA
Beginners Workshop: Deciphering Old Handwriting
Gain expert advice in reading and deciphering different types of handwriting from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, practicing with copy documents from the London Metropolitan Archives.
Wednesday 29 January 14:00 – 15:30 – London Metropolitan Archives EC1R 0HB
Exhibition: Firestacks: Tide, Time and Gravity
Julie Brook debuts her new work where she assembles natural elements – water, stone and fire – to create a tidal work that expresses the vital tension between gravity and time, through the seasons.
Wednesday 29 January – 19:30 – Kings Place London N1 9AG
Lulu Raczka’s searing adaptation hands the reins of Sophocles’ classic text to the young sisters at the heart of the play creating something messy, irreverent and vital.
Showing until 1 Feb – New Diorama Theatre London NW1 3BF