Weekend Events in London: Jan. 24-26

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Selfridges Festival of Imagination
When: Daily events until February 22nd
Where: Selfridges, Oxford Street
Interested in fashion? Business? Poetry? Imagination in general? As part of Selfridge’s festival of imagination there are daily talks including topics such as ‘Eureka Moments’ and ‘Reflections of the Poet Laureate’ with current poet Laureate of the UK, Carol Ann. Sign up for these amazing events! Can’t make it to the events? Then make sure you stop by the window displays that highlight the artistic and technological effects of the power of imagination!
Queue for an Amazing Theatre Experience
Considering or enrolled in A level drama? Wake up early and dare the cold for some amazing London theatre this weekend. Check out times and queueing opportunities for day seats to see famous actors such as: Tom Hiddleston, Gemma Arterton, Matt Smith, Ben Whishaw, Rupert Grint, Colin Morgan, Matthew Macfadyen, Ben Miller and Jude Law.
Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom
 When: January 24th – 31st
Where: Belgravia Gallery
New pieces combined with iconic photographs will be exhibited at the Belgravia Gallery this weekend to honor the life of Nelson Madela. Stop by to view pictures of Robben Island, where Nelson was imprisoned, along with work such as ‘The Hand of Africa’ (pictured above). For more details about the exhibition check out the website at:
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
When: Closes February 24th
Where: Royal Observatory
Amateur photographer? Need inspiration to prepare for photography A level exams? Visit the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition. Enjoy photographs such as Mark Gee’s Guiding Light to the Stars, which shows the Milky Way viewed from the Australian Cape! Submissions for the 2014 exhibition are now open! Who knows…next year your picture could be on the walls of the Royal Observatory! Check out the website for more information:
Burns Night

When: January 25th
Where: Anywhere with food, music and poetry
January 25th is the birthday of the poet Robert Burns and is celebrated with a day of food, music and poetry. Various ‘Burns Banquest’ will occur throughout London so don’t miss out on these festive dinners complete with music and dancing. Brush up on your Scottish poetry, sing a little Old Long Syne and amaze your English literature class on Monday!