January is well underway and the glamorous awards season is nearing, with the Golden Globes kicking off this Sunday. HELLO! Online has gathered some of the best events, primarily in the world of cinema and theatre, for children and adults alike.
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Friday 9 January - Into the Woods
A modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods is a musical film that combines the plots of several children's classics – Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk – into one new magical story. The stellar cast made up of James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick among others belt their voices out to perform the cracking Tony-winning musical. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind Chicago and Pirates of the Caribbean, helms the humorous film made for both adults and children.
Saturday 10 January – Swan Lake
One of the most loved ballets of all time Swan Lake is back in London and hits the stage of the stunning Coliseum venue. Showcased by the English National Ballet, the magical piece offers exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes and Tchaikovsky's glorious music – setting the bar high for this year's evenings out at the theatre.
See Eno.org/whats-on/other/swan-lake for more information.
Sunday 11 January – Royal Pavilion ice-skating
With winter in full swing in, take advantage of the seasonal activities and spend Sunday with friends and family ice-skating in Brighton's beautiful Royal Pavilion ice rink. Stunning, twinkly, romantic and child-friendly are just some of the ways to describe the coastal city's fun activity, all topped off with servings of food at the rink side bar and restaurant.
To book tickets visit Royalpavilionicerink.co.uk.
Monday 12 January – Testament of Youth
Lucky viewers will be treated to a special preview screening of Testament of Youth, including never-been-seen-before footage and exclusive behind-the-scenes material ahead of the film. The event, held at the Phoenix Picture House in Oxford, will be opened by director James Kent and producer Rosie Alison and also feature a Q&A session with select cast members and Vera Brittain's daughter, Baroness Shirley Williams. The war time drama will be released nationwide on 16 January.
See Picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Phoenix_Picturehouse/film/Testament_Of_Youth/ for more details.
Tuesday 13 January – Budvar Tank Beer
Beer lovers and those not participating in dry January can head to Hoxton, London where the Budvar Tank Beer, or Budvar Tankové Pivo as the locals in the Czech Republic call it, is temporarily pitching up. Drinkers can enjoy the original Brewery Experience – where fresh beer is brought straight to them – every Tuesday. The first 100 through the door will receive a free pint.
For more information visit Budweiserbudvar.co.uk.
Wednesday 14 January – Foxcatcher
Take advantage of Orange 2 for 1 Wednesdays to catch Foxcatcher in cinemas nationwide. Foxcatcher is the true, and riveting, story of world wrestling champion brothers and their billionaire benefactor. As younger brother Mark (Channing Tatum) attempts to escape his elder brother's success and happy family life, he is won over by the influence and power of John E du Pont (Steve Carell, in a career-changing role), a strange and wealthy man whose mysterious obsession with the team becomes darker and darker. After premiering at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the film is hotly anticipated to be a big winner at the 2015 Academy Awards.
Thursday 15 January – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on Mark Haddon's award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been touring the UK and will show in Hull (the City of Culture 2017) for a select few days. The plot follows the story of Christopher, a 15-year-old boy, who stands besides Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
See Nationaltheatre.org.uk/discover/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-on-tour for dates and tickets.