What's on in the UK: Things to do in the next week

As 2015 slowly moves into February, and the days get colder, HELLO! Online has gathered some of the best events around the UK, from dance and cinema to a night of jazz...


Friday 30th January - Big Hero 6

The latest Disney animation, Big Hero 6 is finally here! The 54th film in Disney's impressive back catalogue follows a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada,w ho accidentally activates a robot named Baymax. Together the two form a superhero team, and plan to defeat a masked villain.


Saturday 31st January - Kansas Smitty's Collective

Kick the January blues away at London's freshest speakeasy club. Dance the night away to live acoustic music, from some of the best jazz musicians and DJs.

See ansassmittys.com for more information


Sunday 1st February - London Winter Run

Over 13,000 runners will be taking part in the UK London Winter Run on Sunday to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The 10km race will see runners braving the 'Ice Cave', snow zones and even polar bears throughout the course, braving the elements as they run to help raise awareness for this great cause. For those just wanting to cheer runners on from the sidelines, you can head to Victoria Embankment for the start, or head to vantage points to keep competitors motivated.

For more information head to winterrunseries.co.uk

london winter run

Monday 2 February - Pedler restaurant

Another local eatery in South London has sprung up, this time in the form of Pedler, located in Peckham. The kitsch neighbourhood restaurant, bar and cafe has not only an imaginative seasonal menu - featuring duck rosti, smashed Devon crab and seared king scallops among others - but an extensive wine list and craft beers, while gin lovers will rejoice at the array of Little Bird cocktails. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, Sunday roast and afternoon tea, there’s no missing this recently opened hotspot.

For more information and bookings, see pedlerpeckhamrye.com


Tuesday 3rd February - William Blake: Apprentice and Master

Don't miss The Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford's stunning exhibition on the life and work of William Blake, the revolutionary poet and artis, as it enters its final weeks. Examining William's formation as an artist, including his apprenticeship as an engraver, and his growth during the height of his popularity, the exhibition, open Tuesday - Sunday, also takes a look at William's influence over younger poets.

See ashmolean.org/ for more information


Wednesday 4th February: Inherent Vice

The first ever film adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel has made it to the big screen, and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, and Reese Witherspoon. Joaquin plays Los Angeles detective Larry "Doc" Sportello, who in 1970 finds himself investigating the disappearance of a former girlfriend, but with surfers, hustlers, a murderous loan shark, other detectives, and the mysterious Golden Fang, all getting in Doc's way, this is one psychedelic trip worth waiting for. Plus, head along to any Pizza East branch throughout February and try the limited edition Inherent Vice pizza, a delicious combination of pulled pork, crackling, roasted yellow peppers and spring onions with a splash of pomegranate vinegar.


Thursday 5th February - SMILE at Sadler's Wells

Some of the most dynamic and exciting talent working in contemporary dance will be presenting new work at Sadler’s Wells. Among them is hip hop choreographer Kate Price, Artistic Director of Zoonation Dance Company, who has worked on BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance. She presents SMILE, inspired by the song composed by Charlie Chaplin which looks behind the smiling face of the silent screen’s greatest entertainers. Other works are by fellow Associate Artists Crystal Pite and Hofesh Shechter.

See sadlerswells.com/ for more information

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