Friday, 18 January 2013
The What, Where, When: 18 January
By Camilla Hayselden-AshbyWHAT: London Art Fair Featuring over 100 galleries with great names in modern British art and exceptional contemporary work.
Eat and Drink: The Islington area provides a wealth of great bars and restaurants. Top picks include Ottolenghi for healthy and delicious Middle Eastern dishes or John Salt, who recently hosted Ben Spalding for a residency, for playful, contemporary food.
Don't miss: The fair runs a series of talks and tours. Keep an eye out for the Fair Highlights Tour with Own Art, Art Council England's interest free loan scheme designed to facilitate the purchase of contemporary art.
WHERE: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH, United Kingdom
WHEN: 16 - 20 January
WHAT: The Creative Crafts Shows Surrey Exhibition celebrating creative crafts such as cardmaking, needlecraft, quilting and beading with demonstrations, workshops and suppliers of craft materials.
Eat and Drink: Esher enjoys a cafe culture vibe with great bars and restaurants such as The George, The Albert Arms, The Bear and Layla
Don't miss: Make a weekend of it and check out the other sights the area has to offer. The Homewood is one of The National Trust's more unusual properties and reflects the style of the Modern Movement. St George's Church, in the town centre, is one of the earliest Anglican churches, dating back to the 16th Century.
WHERE: Sandown Park, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ, Surrey, United Kingdom
WHEN: 17 - 19 January
WHAT: The Times presents Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show Manchester Learn about world cultures and get fresh inspiration for travel with hundreds of exhibitors including tour operators and cruise companies.
Eat and Drink: The 'Taste the World' zones offer free samples of food from across the globe, from Europe to Latin America.
Don't miss: The speaker series which include celebrities such as Broadcaster Andy Kershaw and Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas.
WHERE: EventCity, Phoenix Way, Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41, United Kingdom
WHEN: 17 - 20 January
WHAT: Burnsfest Weeklong festival celebrating Scotland's national bard; Rabbie Burns.
Eat and Drink: 'Supper with Burns' head to the beautiful Storytelling Cafe for a delicious 3-course Scottish dinner accompanied by Burns' stories, song and lore.
WHERE: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR, United Kingdom
WHEN: 18 - 26 January
WHAT: Shepton Mallet Antique & Collectors Fair One of the largest of its kind with over 600 specialist stands selling everything from antique furniture to vintage teddies.
WHERE: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN, Somerset, United Kingdom
WHEN: 18 - 20 January
WHAT: The Rest Is Noise Year-long classical music festival featuring 100 events including films, talks and concerts.
Eat and Drink: The Southbank is lined with an array of places to eat. Inside the Southbank centre Skylon offers an extensive cocktail and wine list as well as a Modern European food or head to Canteen for an all-day menu of award-winning British food.
Don't miss: The festival opens with a concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating the work of Richard Strauss.
WHERE: Southbank Centre, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
WHEN: 19 January - 9 June
WHAT: The Luxury Wedding Show Unique suppliers of wedding essentials showcase their goods for brides-to-be.
Don't miss: The Bridal Catwalk shows include work from top designers offering inspiration for that all-important dress.
WHERE: Mercure Holland House Hotel, 24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DD, United Kingdom
WHEN: 20 January
WHAT: The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Winter Fair Find unusual English and European antiques, original 20th centaury designs and art from all periods in the beautiful setting of Battersea Park.
Eat and Drink: The show has its own restaurant and cafe or Sloane square is just a hop skip and a jump away for wonderful bars and restaurants such as The Botanist.
Don't miss: The Foyer Display which focuses on the fabulous Hollywood style of the '20s and '30s with glittering chandeliers, mirrored furniture and a bold Art Deco pallete of black, white and silver.
WHERE: The Marquee, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ, Greater London, United Kingdom
WHEN: 22 - 27 January
WHAT: Juergen Teller – exhibition Teller is one of the most important photographers of his generation. The exhibition showcases his landmark fashion and commercial photography from the 90s and portraits of celebrities such as Lily Cole, Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood.
Eat and Drink: The gallery's bar offers a great selection of reasonably priced snacks, or try Les Deux Salons, just off Trafalgar Square, for high-quality Parisian brasserie dining.
Don't miss: Come on the 19th for a quickfire discussion chaired by the ICA's Executive Director addressing the profound changes the art world is currently experiencing.
WHERE: Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, Greater London, United Kingdom
WHEN: 23 January - 17 March
WHAT: Arts & Book Festival A weekend of readings, talks and workshops illuminating aspects of literature and the visual arts, exploring the lives of great Romantic figures.
Don't miss: Matthew Sturgis looking at the Romantic influence on the development of Rome as a tourist destination. Dove Cottage, the home of William Wordsworth, is a short walk away and well worth a visit.
WHERE: Wordsworth Hotel, Stock Lane, Grasmere, LA22 9SW, Cumbria, United Kingdom
WHEN: 25 - 27 January
Related tags:London Art Fair  The Creative Crafts Shows  The Times presents Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show Manchester  Burnsfest  Shepton Mallet Antique & Collectors Fair  The Rest Is Noise  The Luxury Wedding Show  The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Winter Fair  Juergen Teller  Arts & Book Festival
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