February 4, 2016

While February might feel like a drab extension of January, the Tuesday of the year with nothing but grey skies in sight, we’re here to save your sorry soul with a list of inspired events to brighten up your month. Don’t mention it.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Mark this one in your diary, my fashion loving friends. The National Portrait Gallery will be celebrating 100 years of Vogue with an exhibition of archive material, vintage magazines and the most iconic fashion images of the past century.

Details: National Portrait Gallery, London | From 11 February – 22 May | Tickets: £17

Polyphonic Playground

Our favourite subterranean hangout, House of Vans, presents an audiovisual playground for adults. Unleash your inner child (not so inner for a lot of us) and see what happens. It’s all about the little things.

Details: House of Vans, Arches 228 – 232, Station Approach Road | Free | From 4th – 21st February

Kitsune’s French Kiss Party

Ditch the inevitably overcrowded romantic restaurant for one of our favourite East London venues, Village Underground. Kitsune host a V-Day party featuring The 2 Bears, Star Slinger, Kaasi and Pyramid & Cesare. Raf Daddy provides us with an exclusive mix packed with woozy tunes to get you in the mood.

“Here’s a mix of woozy, scary, sexy songs about LOVE to keep us chipper in these dark winter days. Not exactly for clubs, more for those indoors having a cuddle. It does get a wee bit lively at the end mind. Looking forward to playing the Kitsune party at Village Underground next Saturday!”

Details: Saturday 13th February, Village Underground | Tickets

Magical Lantern Festival

For the entire month, Chiswick House and Gardens will play host to a collection of happy coloured lanterns and light displays, continuing the excitement of Lumiere London but with a distinctly more Oriental theme. Expect to see an array of animals including dragons, flamingos and monkeys, a temple and a Terracotta army.

Details: Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane | From Wednesday 3rd February – Sunday 6th March | Tickets £16

Lost in Music exhibition

30 years of raves and club culture will be documented in pictures at The Printspace in Hoxton. The exhibition displays over 500 photos, brought to you by Printspace in collaboration with youth culture picture agency, PYMCA. From the regimented fun of the 80s Butlins crowd through to the rave culture of the 90s, the exhibition shows people getting mashed-up throughout the decades. Transitioning from punk and acid house to hip hop and techno, what’s not to love?

Details: The Printspace, Hoxton |4th – 15th February | Free

Punk London

Punk London is a mammoth year-long celebration of over four decades of punk that all began in the mid-70s. The programme will be hosted across multiple London venues and looks at everything from fashion and film to music, politics and identity.

For the full schedule visit Punk London

Superbowl at POND

Do you even like American Football? If you’re anything like us, the answer’s probably no. But all your mates are harping on about watching it so you feel kinda obliged. POND is here to save your sorry ass. Not only will there be a disgusting array of food to chow down on, from corn dogs and burgers to chicken wings, there’ll be beer pong and a sweepstake to keepp you entertained while your sporty friends have the time of their lives. Sorted.

Details: Sunday 7th February, 10.30pm-3.30am | POND Dalston, 3 Gillett Street, N16 8JH | £25