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

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Awards season is upon us and if you want to stay up to date with the nominations, head to the cinema to catch Room. Brie Larson has just accepted her Best Actress awards, while Jacob Tremblay melted hearts with his Best Young Performer acceptance speech at last week's Critics Choice Awards.

The film tells the tale of a mother-son duo who escape from captivity, and little Jack experiences his first taste of the outside world.

Read on for this week's hot events and new releases...

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FILM

Room

Brie Larson kept her winning streak at the Critics Choice Award when she received the Best Actress accolade for her role in Room, just days after scooping the Golden Globe. Her nine-year-old co-star Jacob Tremblay also melted hearts last week with his Critics acceptance speech for Best Young Performer. The pair play mother-son duo Ma and Jack in Room – the compelling story of their escape from captivity. For the first time in his life, Jack will experience living in the outside world.

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FOOD AND DRINK

Burns Night

What better way to celebrate Burns Night on Monday 25 January than with a trip to Scottish institution Boisdale? Guests will be transported deep into the Scottish Highlands as chefs prepare a sumptuous five-course feast comprised of delights from beyond the Northern Border. Hebridean crab, Puddledub pig's trotter, Dunsyre blue cheese and Highland salmon all make an appearance on the menu, with the starring role going to the Haggis, served with full address from Boisdale's resident Piper. Each course is paired with wine and rounded off in true Scottish style with a noggin of fine Scotch – a proper auld cèilidh!

To book tables visit boisdale.co.uk.

EXHIBITION

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

What we go through to don a pair of heels. The exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain is closing at the end of January, so hurry down to the Victoria & Albert museum in London before it's too late. Over 200 pairs of the most extreme shoes from the last 2,000 years are displayed and highlight the euphoria and obsession shoes can inspire among men and women. Masterpieces created by key designers can be viewed, as well as photographs of famous wearers and collectors.

To book tickets visit vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5150/shoes-pleasure-and-pain-696789408.

THEATRE

Found & Lost

The Corinthia Hotel London is opening its doors to the most restricted areas of the five-star venue and welcoming guests to embark on an immersive theatre experience. Developed by composer Emily Hall, Found & Lost takes groups of up to 12 people across the beautiful rooms and corridors of the hotel, from master bedroom to boiler room. Guests will see song and drama break out before them in each room, while music by a live choir and specially recorded music is played. The production runs from 25 January to 3 February with tickets, including a glass of champagne, starting from £27.50 each.

To book tickets visit corinthia-air.com.

EVENT

Champagne tasting

Fancy champagne tasting with Ruinart cellar master Frédéric Panaïotis? Tickets have just gone on sale for The Lighthouse exhibition, which involves learning about the history and origins of Ruinart champagne as well as the Chardonnay grape in general, and taking in artwork created by famous artists for Ruinart. There will be several rooms of creative installations as well as a tasting room where guests are invited to sip on Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Ruinart Rosé NV, Dom Ruinart 2004 and Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002. The event runs from 9 to 11 February and tickets cost £35.

To book tickets visit ruinart.com.

EVENT

Male yoga

David Beckham and Orlando Bloom are just a couple of male celebrities who attribute their strong and sculpted appearance to yoga. If the men in your life want to make like the stars, head down to Ushvani, an award-winning spa in Sloane Square, London that has just introduced new male yoga classes, designed especially for the male physique. Classes are limited to 12 people and include a digestive tea on arrival and a 15-minute juice and dried fruit break. The first workshop will take place on 23 January and continue throughout the year.

To book a place visit ushvani.com.

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