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Five great cultural things to do in London in January

7th Jan 15 11:50 am

Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London, picks the best of the bunch

As the New Year dawns it should be every Londoner’s resolution to do away with those post-Christmas blues and explore some of the exciting exhibitions, events and festivals that the capital has to offer in January.

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963 – 2010, Tate Modern, running until 8 February 2015

Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern

January offers the last chance to view the critically acclaimed exhibition documenting the frantic, surreal works of one of Germany’s, if not Europe’s, most talented and irreverently witty modern artists.

Across a five-decade career which encompassed a broad range of media including painting, drawing, photography, film and sculpture, as well as notebooks, slide projections and photocopies, visitors will have the chance to see first-hand why he took the radical approach to art that he did.

For more information and to book tickets click here

Lectures and workshops at The British Museum, throughout January 2015

From a journey into Ancient Egyptian afterlife through to a series of seminars on the global significance of German literature from Goethe to the Brothers Grimm, The British Museum has all manner of lectures to both appeal to the culture vulture inside and stimulate the grey matter.

From free workshops to specially-themed tours around specific collections, there is something to satisfy any appetite for knowledge.

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The Hard Problem, The National Theatre, from 21 January 2015

In his first play since 2006, legendary playwright Tom Stoppard explores the troubling question of where psychology and biology meet and, if there is nothing but matter, how can consciousness be quantified?

Returning to the National Theatre for the first time since 2002’s Coast of Utopia, this hotly anticipated play shows how one of the nation’s best-loved literary figures has lost none of his creative flair, ever ready to confound audience expectations and raise thought-provoking subjects.

For more information and to book tickets click here

Churchill’s Scientists, The Science Museum, 23 January – 1 March 2015

Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on his way to a War Council meeting

Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on his way to a War Council meeting

To mark the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death, the Science Museum is staging a special exhibition to tell the little-known story of the renowned Prime Minister and national hero’s fascination with science, which led to great scientific development and achievement, helping Britiain and the Allies triumph in World War II.

The exhibition brings together a number of personal objects belonging to Churchill as well as iconic pieces of technology developed during his tenure in office.

For more information click here

Cheese and wine masterclass, Vinopolis, 25 January 2015

Some bottles of wine in a cellar - Burgundy is the new Claret - WineChap

What better way to keep the party going in January than with a scrumptious cheese and wine evening in Borough?

Guaranteed to both test and tantalise the tastebuds, guests will be guided through a gastronomic journey by Vinopolis’s wine experts, uncovering a myriad of marvellous flavour combinations and finding out what makes the very best pairings.

For more information click here

Moya Maxwell is chair of Unique Venues of London

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