- Words Notion Staff
Happy New Year! Start your 2023 right with Fabric’s New Years Day event, or dive into some creative fairs.
Fabric New Year’s Day Party
Welcoming us into 2023, Fabric has curated a stellar lineup of DJs for their first night of the year. Heavy hitters like Overmono and Daphni top the bill, whilst Tia Cousins, Truly Madly and more are set to play across the two rooms. Italian selector Giulia Tess and IMOGEN complete the eclectic line-up, which promises plenty of crunching breakbeats and wobbly basslines. With Overmono and Daphni releasing projects last year, and LCY dropping a new single last month, there will be plenty of new material to hear on Fabric’s sound system.
Aiming to create a safe space for all ravers, Fabric operates with a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and discrimination. Grab your tickets here.
Daytimers Live at the Jazz Cafe
At London’s Jazz Cafe, Daytimers collective is running a live gig in support of Bangladesh Flood Relief, raising awareness of the catastrophic events which have sadly caused millions to be homeless.
Held on Wednesday 18th January, the event will feature a line-up consisting of Tara Lily, electronic dance artist and singer Leo Kaylan, DJ, producer Kye, and a special guest TBA. The perfect opportunity to boot out any January blues – what better way than to celebrate with some friends at a gig that’s simultaneously raising money for charity? It’s a win, win.
Museum of the Moon
Multidisciplinary sculpture artist Luke Jerram is the magic behind the Museum of the Moon. Held around several locations throughout the year, next January – 5th February 2023 Luke is running an exhibition showcasing an abstract installation of the moon at the Old Royal Naval College, London.
Designed by Dan Jones, the tour features various artwork of the moon with sensitive features to emphasise the likeliness of its real-life texture. Alongside detailed NASA imagery, tailored lighting and surround sound are utilised to enhance the atmosphere for viewers. For those who’ve dreamt of going to space, but know their chances are slim to none, this is definitely an experience you don’t want to miss in the new year. Read more here.
London Short Film Festival
This year is a special one for the London Short Film Festival as it celebrates its 20th birthday. Between Friday 20th January – Sunday 29th, LSFF are holding a series of films, documentaries and Q+As across various cinemas and venues.
On the first day, the festival is launching a special event titled ‘We Still Dare to Fail’, documenting 20 years of the organisation with a Q+A. From gripping documentaries to gory short films, throughout this week-long event, LSFF is pulling out all the stops in celebration of its big anniversary, including welcoming a range of artists and collectives. LSFF is a great reminder of why it’s essential to celebrate independent businesses like this – to champion its wins. Find out more about the events commencing in January here.
Winter Lights at Canary Wharf
This January, the Canary Wharf Group are bringing back its ‘Winter Lights’ display featuring a selection of food stalls and bars. Whilst Christmas is over, the festive sparkle still lingers, and who doesn’t love a scenic walk with grandiose glow-in-the-dark sculptures.
In past years the ‘Winter Light’ exhibition has featured in parts of statues, tunnels, abstract sculptures and various fairy lights. Held between Wednesday 18th – Saturday 28th January, ‘Winter Lights’ makes its return for the seventh year running and is set to showcase over 20 different light installations. With plenty of food and bars located in the area, guests can enjoy scenic views with delicious bites and refreshing pints. Read more about the event here.
Boxpark RCRD SHOP: Sundaze Takeover
RCRD Shop has collaborated with Boxpark Shoreditch for a new live music event called ‘Sundaze’. With live music from singers, DJs and musicians in London, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for any week and is certified to introduce you to some new talent.
Previous RCRD Shop: ‘Sundaze’ events have featured a range of talent, including the likes of Piers James, Redrum, Idris Miles and more. March last year saw the event run a special edition with an open mic night. Throughout this programme, RCRD Shop has created a unique platform to promote emerging talent. Commencing on Sunday 15th January, guests can also enjoy full access to the Boxpark with a registered black card. You can grab a ticket to the event here.
Norwich Veganuary Street Food Carnival
January doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves. It’s the month for rebranding yourself, the month we all give ourselves wholesome, slightly ambitious resolutions to stick by for the remainder of the year – which in reality only really lasts for the first two weeks.
After gaining global attention in 2014, Veganuary quickly became a New Year’s resolution for the masses. This month Namaste Village, Norwich is hosting a ‘Veganuary Street Food Carnival’ full of multicultural food, live music and talks from special guests. People can enjoy a selection of the finest meat substitutes, freshest dishes, low-recipe meals and more. Grab a ticket to the carnival here.