To Do List: HELLO!'s pick of events and new releases

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It's very nearly Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful, jolly time celebrating with your loved ones, wherever you are. While it's a time for relaxation and filling your faces with turkey, we've prepared some hot events that'll make the January blues a little less painful.

Read on for 2016's new events and releases...

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FILM

The Danish Girl

What better way to start the year than watching Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne on the big screen? Out on 1 January, The Danish Girl features the British heart-throb and rising star Alicia Vikander who play a married couple. Eddie takes on the role of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, while Alicia plays artist Gerda Wegener. It is 1920s Copenhagen, and Gerda asks her husband to stand in for a female model. When Gerda's portraits grow in popularity, the artist continues to paint her husband Einar as a woman. Einar becomes obsessed with the female physical appearance and starts to live as a woman Lili. Their marriage becomes strained and a complex love triangle soon develops after Einar's childhood friend Hans shows up on the scene.

Nationwide from 1 January

THEATRE

Amaluna

Prepare to be astonished and astounded! Amaluna, a Cirque du Soleil production, is making its debut in the UK next year at the Royal Albert Hall. Set on a mysterious island governed by goddesses, Amaluna is loosely based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. The magical show tells the story of Queen Prospera's daughter, who falls in love with a brave young suitor in the wake of a storm caused by her mother. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. The show runs from January 16 to March 6 and promises mind-bowing acts from the nearly-all female cast.

To book tickets visit cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna.

BOOK

100 Reasons to Love Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn will always be one of Hollywood's brightest stars. With that twinkle in her eye, her memory has lived on as a brilliant actress, a style icon, a fashion goddess and a UNICEF heroine. But did you know that Audrey kept an orphaned fawn named Pippin, that she was fluent in five languages, or that she inherited her perfect poise from her Dutch baroness mother? Filled with quotes, anecdotes and over 75 charming images, this book pays tribute to the woman behind the little black dress, documenting every fun and fabulous fact about the flawless Audrey Hepburn.

£12.99, Plexus

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NEW YEAR'S EVENT

Nola

Say HELLO! to 2016 with a celebration at NOLA in Shoreditch. The speakeasy-style bar, inspired by New Orleans, will be hosting its New Year's Eve party. Guests will receive a welcome glass of Ruinart Champagne on arrival, and a glass to toast the New Year at midnight. They will be invited to savour unlimited specially crafted cocktails and canapés inspired by the Deep South, while listening to live blues and jazz music from the Joe Strouzer band. Doors open at 9:30am and tickets cost £150 including unlimited cocktails.

To book tickets visit designmynight.com.