February is the official last month of winter and it also opens the door to the #Chinese #New Year. To bring in the Year of the Monkey, Chiswick House will be hosting the #Magical Lantern Festival from the 3rd of February to the 6th of March. It is the UK’s largest ever lantern #festival with more than 50 giant lanterns spread across the gardens. On display will be a larger than life Terracotta Army, a 10-metre tall lantern of Beijing’s Temple, an 8-metre high lantern version of the porcelain Imperial Palace and elaborate lanterns of various animals. The main centrepiece is an amazing 66-metre long dragon! To make this event even more enjoyable, there will be markets selling food, drinks and gifts. According to the Chinese New Year system, what animal does the year that you were born in represent?
#Flamenco Festival London is a regular feature at Sadler’s Wells and combines seven unique shows under one banner. This annual foot stamping festival kicks off with a gala performance bringing together the artists that received awards at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. New and renown artists of a high caliber will be performing a variety of flamenco styles, in a must see exploration of experimental #musical crossovers. This tantalizing show will be showing at Sadler’s Wells Theatre from the 16th to 28th February.
If you are of a curious nature and love inventions, then the #Science Museum’s new exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius, is a must see for you! This exhibition puts together large scale reproductions of famous drawings and sketches by the great #genius into practice. Forty historical models including flying machines, diving equipment and weapons, are constructed in this unique #exhibition. Other interesting highlights include interactive games and multimedia installations. Modern examples of bio-inspired robotics, aviation and technological materials, will keep your mind boggling. The exhibition commences on the 10th of February and runs till the 4th of September. If you could invent something, what would it be?