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What’s on in February – All the Best in Art & Culture

The Light Festival, Battersea Power Station
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Absolutely’s guide to what’s on in February, here’s all the best in art and culture London has to offer this month.

(Header image: John Sturrock)

LIGHT FESTIVAL 

Light Festival
Photo: Janus van den Eijnden

Battersea Power Station

Until 5th March

Returning for its third year, the free Light Festival at Battersea Power Station will be brightening up the dark winter evenings with the largest collection of installations to date. Eight spectacular pieces of artwork, curated in partnership with Light Art Collection, will be on display both outdoors and inside the iconic Grade II* listed Power Station.

batterseapowerstation.co.uk

NT LIVE: THE CRUCIBLE

Eileen Walsh
Pictured: Eileen Walsh as Elizabeth Proctor

Picturehouse Central

7th February

Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

ntlive.com 

ATTA KWAMI: MARIA LASSNIG PRIZE MURAL

Atta Kwami

Serpentine Gallery

Until September 2023

A public art mural by the late painter, printmaker, independent art historian, and curator Atta Kwami (1956-2021). The mural is painted on wood – the surface Kwami used for outdoor constructions – by artist Pamela Clarkson, Kwami’s widow, and designer Andy Philpott, his friend and collaborator.

serpentinegalleries.org

DANCE ME – MUSIC BY LEONARD COHEN

Leonard Cohen
Photo: Rolando Paolo Guerzoni

Sadlers Wells

7th – 14th February

Dance Me is inspired by the rich and profound work of poet, artist and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. Three contemporary dance choreographers were entrusted with putting movement to Cohen’s legendary songs. Scenic, visual, musical, dramaturgical, and choreographic elements pay tribute to him.

robomagiclive.com

DESIRE FAIR

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Chelsea Old Town Hall

10th – 12th March

This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event enables visitors to purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK. Desire offers visitors a choice of individual jewellers and contemporary silversmiths who have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine passion for the work they create. 

desirefair.com

ALICE NEELE: HOT OFF THE GRIDDLE 

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Geoffrey Hendricks and Brian, 1978

Barbican Art Gallery

16th February – 21st May

The UK’s largest exhibition to date of the work of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984). Neel painted figuratively during a period in which it was deeply unfashionable to do so. She persisted with her distinctive, expressionistic style, even though it meant that for most of her life she lacked critical recognition. 

barbican.org.uk

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