Jan 3,2014 BY
January can be a quiet time of the year in the UK… Christmas is over, New Year’s resolutions are broken and it is really, really cold. So instead of moping about why don’t you get out there and have a look at some of the events going on in the UK this January. There are plenty of events around the country to get you out of the house and put a smile on your face.
London: Exclusive Guided Tours of Buckingham Palace (1st to 5th, 10th to 12th, 17th to 19th, 24th to 26th and 31st January)
These tours offer visitors an insight into the history and use of the State Rooms and the magnificent works of art on display. The tour takes place in the company of an expert guide and ends with a glass of champagne served in the Grand Entrance. Places are limited so it is advisable to book in advance.
Leicester: Leicester Square Theatre, Stewart Lee – Much-A-Stew about Nothing (2nd to 19th January)
The acclaimed comedian is set to present a mixed bag of unrelated ideas and read off of some crumpled bits of paper in preparation for his new TV series in 2014. Stewart Lee began his comedy career as one half of the 1990’s duo Lee and Herring before embarking on writing novels, comedy operas (‘Jerry Springer – The Opera) and stand-up.
Yorkshire: Duty Calls – Castle Howard in Time of War (throughout all of 2014)
Many generations of the Howard sons went to fight overseas. Between 1815 and 1944 five Howards were killed in action. For the family war was a time of anxiety as well as bereavement. From Waterloo to World War II, this exhibition explores the stories of Castle Howard in the time of war.
Gloucestershire: Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens (from 10th January)
A spectacular display of naturalised snowdrops is set to bloom for 10th January 2014 at Painswick Rococo Gardens. The Rococo Garden has one of the largest naturalistic plantings of snowdrops in the country and is in many ways the spiritual home of Galanthus Atkinsii.
Bristol: Roman Empire at Bristol Museum & Art gallery (from 21st September 2013 until the 12th January 2014)
This exhibition combines some of the most fascinating objects from the British Museum’s collection of Roman, Romano-British and Romano-Egyptian material, it has never before been displayed in this way. It will explore the story of the Roman Empire and its impact both locally in Britain and much further a field in the East. It will provide the opportunity for visitors across the UK to see these objects in their local areas for the first time.
There are so many events taking place in January and if you require any help getting to any of the events give Southwest Minibuses a call.