Cheers to anti-Valentiners. Pic: Lars Plougmann

Cheers to anti-Valentiners. Pic: Lars Plougmann

  • Tashi and the Monk: Charity Screening

This is a special screening of multi-award winning documentary 'Tashi and the Monk' by filmmakers Johnny Burke and Andrew Hinton. All proceeds from this evening will be donated to Jhamtse Gatsal, a charity based in India that supports children from remote villages.

Location: Hackney Picturehouse - Attic

Date: Tuesday February 9

Time: 7pm

Cost: £10

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  • Anti Valentines Day Pub Crawl London

Not feeling romantic this week? Grab a group of friends and don’t worry about a thing. This event offers you a free entry to 5 bars and clubs in Shoreditch, 5 free shots, happy hour all night, with a professional photographer. You might have to worry about how you look in the pictures after all.

Location: Shoreditch High Street

Date: February 13

Time: 8pm

Cost: £15 Online, £20 On the door

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  • Valentine’s Special - Couples Sewing Class

Why not? If you’ve tried everything else this could be something new: using a sewing machine to draw each other's portraits. Barley Massey will guide the participants through the machine and show simple techniques. All levels are accepted, and the materials are provided.

Location: 7 Broadway Market

Date: Sunday February 14

Time: 2pm

Cost: £50 for 2 people

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  • Aikido Taster Course for Beginners

Learn how to stand right, balance yourself, breathe correctly and fall safely. You will definitely need a partner you trust to fall into, so you could take your best friend or your better half with you.

Location: Wordsworth Road

Date: Sunday February 14

Time: 10.30am

Cost: £30

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The Broadway Theatre. Pic: Ewan Munro

The Broadway Theatre. Pic: Ewan Munro

  • Hamedullah: The Road Home - Cancelled 

Ever wondered what it’s like to grow up in the UK then be sent back to your war-torn country?

Catch this award winning documentary by Sue Clayton. telling the story of eighteen-year-old Hamedullah’s return to Afghanistan.

Location: Goldsmiths College, New Cross.

Screen 1, Media Research Blg

Date: Tuesday February 9

Time: 6 to 8pm

Cost: Free, all welcome

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  • Movie at Curzon-Goldsmiths Cinema

If you still haven’t visited the first new cinema in Lewisham in fifteen years, this week could be it! Don’t miss out on:

  • “Spotlight”, suspense/thriller
  • “Rams”, Icelandic drama film

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  • Learn to Make Sushi

Make sushi with your partner this Valentine’s day. In this 2 hour course a chef will show you how to make sushi using fresh ingredients.

Location: Greenwich Pantry

Date: Friday February 12

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm

Cost: £59 per person

Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite

  • Credit Crunch Comedy – Battle of the Sexes

Fancy a laugh on Valentine’s Day? Come down to Broadway Theatre and witness the ultimate battle of the sexes with a massive line up of comedians.

The event is hosted by KOJO – MTV.

Location: The Broadway Theatre

Date: Sunday February 14

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: £17.50 - £27.50

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Wilton's Music Hall. Pic: Herry Lawford

Wilton's Music Hall. Pic: Herry Lawford

  • History Tours at Wilton’s Music Halls

Hear how the oldest surviving music hall in the world turned from a sailor’s pub to the venue it is today. These tours last about an hour. Perfect for students and researchers.

Location: Wilton’s Music Hall

Date: Every Monday starting February 8

Time: 6 to 7pm

Cost: £6

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  • Magic Lantern Workshop

If you like colourful lanterns and want to make your own, this event is for you. Enjoy listening to talks on the history of the magic lantern and Victorian humour from an expert. Then join the workshop to create your own slide on acetate.

Location: Wilton’s Music Hall – Champagne Charlie Room

Date: Thursday February 11

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm

Cost: Free (reservation recommended)

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  • Bird Box Making

Are you a tree-hugger? Build your very own bird box and give our feathered friends a hand by giving them a new place to live in your very own garden.

Location: Victoria Park

Date: Monday 15 February

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Cost: Free (booking required)

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ABBA. Pic: opethpainter

ABBA. Pic: opethpainter

  • French Cinema: Amour

February is dedicated to French cinema at The Spread Eagle theatre venue. With a different movie playing every Monday, you can catch “Amour” next week. If Valentine’s day didn’t do the trick, this movie at Croydon’s “cosiest boutique cinema” will surely awaken the romantic in you.

Location: Upstairs at The Spread Eagle

Date: Monday 15 February

Time: 8pm

Cost: Free screening, food & beverage on you

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  • ABBA Forever at Fairfields Halls

If you miss the energy of ABBA music, this tribute concert is an event to consider. “Bjorn Again” is the name of the band reviving ABBA’s music, with parodies performed in between. The Bjorn Again cast will perform in fake Swedish accents and with the fake names of Agnetha Falstart, Benny Anderwear, Frida Longstokin and Bjorn Volvo-us.

Location: Croydon Fairfield Halls

Date: Thursday 11 February

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: £22.50

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