Kick start 2016

Eddie Izzard, Lumière London & Champagne Life

There’s plenty to do in January besides hitting the sales. Here’s our top three to banish the winter blues.

Eddie Izzard – Comedy giant comes to the West End

He is set to return to the West End in January with a ‘reloaded’ version of his four-language show with which he has toured twenty-eight countries.

The show is full of Izzard’s brilliant rambling and whimsical, intelligent, surreal and seemingly unscripted stream-of-consciousness that has become his signature comedy brand.

With his sights set on entering the world of politics in the near future, don’t miss out on the rare opportunity to see Izzard at his best at the intimate, Palace Theatre, between 18 January – 13 February.

Lumière London – See iconic London architecture transformed by extraordinary light art

Lumière London festival will feature illuminations and animations projected on to twenty iconic locations in the West End and Kings Cross.

Centre Point will be involved with the festival with the letters from our roof on display at Trafalgar Square.

British artist Julian Opie, known for his graphic portraits (including an album cover for the band Blur) and large-scale animated LED figures, will be among more than two dozen international artists taking part.

The festival has been held annually in Durham since 2009 and attracted many thousands of people. It is sure to be a dazzling festival for the capital and help expel any post-Christmas blues.

Champagne Life – An exciting collection of works from contemporary female artists

The Saatchi Gallery has always provided an innovative forum for young and established international contemporary artists. Though at its current Kings Road home for just eight years, the Saatchi Gallery celebrates its thirtieth birthday in 2016.

To mark this anniversary, it is exhibiting works from Saatchi’s collection of emerging and established female artists including Jenny Saville, Paula Rego, Tracey Emin, Alice Anderson and Phoebe Unwin. Champagne Life takes its name from one of the works of art on display. The exhibition runs from 13 January – 6 March.

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