The past week has been good to Leonardo DiCaprio. Not only did the actor take home a Golden Globe award for Best Actor on Sunday, but he has also just received an Oscar nomination for his role in The Revenant. The thriller tells the tale of real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass, who is left for dead after being mauled by a bear.
Read on for this week's hot events and new releases...
This week Leonardo DiCaprio received an Oscar nomination for his role in The Revenant, while Alejandro González Iñárritu is up for Best Director. They also walked home with Golden Globe awards on Sunday. Their triumphs are a clear sign that The Revenant is a must-see film – and who knows, Leonardo may finally be honoured with an Oscar? The actor plays real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass, who is left for dead after being mauled by a bear. Grief-stricken and fuelled by vengeance, Hugh must find a way back to his family through the wintry terrain, while also hunting down John Fitzgerald (played by Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed him.
FOOD AND DRINK
Emoji Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a traditional, quintessentially British pastime but Aloft Liverpool Hotel has given the meal a millennial makeover. Joining forces with the NYL Restaurant & Bar Liverpool, the hotel is offering guests the world's first emoji-inspired afternoon tea – EmojiFest – available from 19 to 21 January. Diners will be treated to a selection of sweet and savoury items that will be ordered via text message using emojis. Food on offer includes mini gourmet burgers, artisan pizza slices, mini doughnuts and slices of vanilla and strawberry cake.
For more information visit alofthotels.com/experience.
Alice in Wonderland
More than 150 years on and readers are still charmed by Lewis Carroll’s childhood favourite, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The free exhibition in The British Library, central London explores how Alice has captured our imaginations for so long. Guests are invited to see Mr Carroll's original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning new editions. Head down to the exhibition before it closes on 31 January.
For more information visit bl.uk/events/alice-in-wonderland-exhibition.
The Quality of Silence
The third novel by Rosamund Lupton tells the thrilling story of Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby. The pair arrive in Alaska where they are due to meet Ruby's father when a stranger greets them at the airport. Where is Dad, wonders Ruby, wasn't he coming to meet them? As she tries to understand them all she can lip-read is the word "missing". Unable to accept the news, her mum Yasmin makes a split decision to begin a terrifying journey across the frozen winter landscape in search of answers.
£7.99, Little, Brown
This weekend the biggest festival of light will be staged in the capital. London will be illuminated with a series of spectacular light installations at iconic landmarks across the West End, and other areas of the city including Kings Cross. Leicester Square will be transformed into an exotic tropical garden, while Piccadilly Street will blow spectators away with its unique visuals. The event is free and takes place every evening until Sunday.
For more information visit lumiere-festival.com.