MON 20 - SUN 26 JAN
Beat the January blues and join Samsara to refresh, refocus and re-energize yourself at their beautiful countryside Sanctuary. The retreats are running Weds to Fri every week throughout Jan. Go for the day or even stay for three days, it’s up to you! Enjoy yoga, delicious food, a nutrition talk, HIIT classes, forest walks and meditation. Spend the night in their glamping tent, slumber in one of their Shepherds Hut or choose to stay inside one of the bedrooms in their charming 15th century cottage. During your free time, wander around the garden or relax around the firepit in the surrounds of the countryside. Book in now! eventbrite.co.uk
The Inside, Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells, Open from Thurs 9 Jan
After months of planning and crowd-funding The Inside’s doors are open! A community-focused coffee house that nurtures and inspires in Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells by the Adventure play bit. It has plans to be an environmentally sustainable cafe using plant based plates, biodegradable cups and eco-friendly packaging. They’ll also be holding free crochet sessions, creative workshop drops-ins and coffee mornings. Open 9 am – 2pm, pop in for a coffee or some cake! crowdfunder.co.uk/the-inside
Innovative Live Gong Bath, Curzon Cinema & Lilford Gallery Canterbury, Sat 25 Jan
Another newbie is Tutankhamun – Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Saatchi Gallery. One of the biggest cultural events in the winter calendar, the exhibit features 150+ original artefacts found in the Pharaoh’s tomb that was unearthed in 1922 (until 3 May).
Mama Mia! A brand new (and, quite frankly, must-see) exhibition is coming to The O2, London this month – ABBA: Super Troupers is a journey through the Swedish band’s career and will feature personal items and artefacts never seen before in the UK (until 21 Aug 2020).
Other exhibitions worth a snoop are Vogue fashion and portrait photographer Tim Walker‘s enchanting, fantastical, frankly insane collection of work at the V&A (until 8 March); William Blake at Tate Britain, with the visionary painter and poets work blown up to enormous scale using digital technology (until 2 Feb 2020); Into the Night: Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art at the Barbican – a history of cabarets, clubs, dancefloors and party spaces that inspired artists from the 1880s to the 1960s (until 19 Jan).
Compiled by Mollie Manning