There’s a new year nip in the air so you’re gonna need your warmest coat! But there’s loads on as ever. Here’s our favourites.
Unleash your little one’s inner Attenborough with a FREE afternoon up close with animal bones and ancient fossils at Grant Museum of Zoology.
Explore Zoology features shark teeth and whale bones among other natural wonders that you can hold and touch. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions too!
Sat 19th Jan, 1pm – 4pm: Explore Zoology Workshop
Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
FREE – just show up. For more info click here
How about a weekend of alternative sounds and wondrous music from across the globe at Southbank. SoundState explores experimental melodies, tunes and music making from Iran, Pakistan, Sweden and elsewhere.
FREE events include exploring the sound of table tennis at Bounce Beat: Ping-Pong & Music Workshop on Saturday plus Play for Progress (pictured above) – a performance from teen refugees – on Sunday.
Now – Sun 20th Jan: Soundstate
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
FREE – but book ahead. For more info click here
And staying on the Southbank, how about an afternoon looking back on the life of Disney’s favourite fictional big laughing red-head?
Woody Woodpecker: A Celebration at BFI features a light-hearted panel discussion looking back on some of his star turns plus a sneak peak at some unreleased material from a new film starring Woody. That’s all folks!
Sun 20th, from 1.30pm: Woody Woodpecker: A Celebration
BFI Southbank, (NFT3 screening room) Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT
Tickets; adults, £8.80 / U16s, £4
To book and for all other info click here
Kick off 2019 with some fashionable fun at the big clothing Swap at Refettorio
Show up and exchange up to ten pre-loved pieces of clobber you no longer wear. The motto is “bring the quality you expect to find”. Can’t argue with that!
Sun 20th Jan, 11am – 3pm: Swap at Refettorio
Refettorio Felix 51 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington
£3 contribution – For more info click here
Need more inspiration?
Go and see the spectacular Winter Lights and installations FREE in Canary Wharf
Explore the World of Addiction FREE at the Science Gallery
Check out some guest Spanish gins at Iberica’s Ginuary promotion
Celebrate Veganuary with FREE fries when you order a Biff & Chip Butty in Shoreditch
Get a half price main at Pizza Pilgrims… provided you can prove you’ve walked 10,000 steps that day!