NEW YEAR’S DAY RACING
1st January 2019
Jump into the new year at Cheltenham racecourse. There’s nothing like the thundering of hooves to get your heart racing and blow away those cobwebs (and last night’s Proseccos.) There are seven quality races across the day, with lots going on for the littlest members of your party too. The entertainment doesn’t stop with the racing, with live jazz and swing bands on hand to carry you well into the evening.
THE LONDON ART FAIR
16th – 20th January 2019
The London Art Fair returns to London this January, showcasing the most exceptional modern and contemporary work of our time. From prints and editions to major works by internationally renowned artists, it’s the perfect place for discovery. Alongside the art, you’ll find talks, tours and screenings to encourage a fully immersive experience. What’s January without a little culture.
BRISTOL SLAPSTICK FESTIVAL
16th January– 20th February 2019
Bring some laughter to cold January days with the UK’s biggest festival of silent and classic screen comedy. Taking place across various venues including Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Old Vic and the Watershed. Archive films are accompanied by live musical scores performed by world class musicians. You can also expect an onstage reunion of comedy duo Little & Large, improv king Tony Slattery and comedian, actor and writer Sally Phillips.
BRIDGET JONES’S PAN-FRIED SALMON WITH PINE NUT SALSA
Serves four (or half the recipe if you’re on that second date!)
A light yet delicious spread to kick off the inevitable January health push. This one also comes with an interesting origin story. This is the dish Patrick Dempsey’s character tells Bridget Jones that he would have brought her on their imaginary second date in Bridget Jones’s Baby. ‘From Ottolenghi,’ says Dempsey, ‘delicious and healthy!’. What sounded like a bit of product placement on their part was in fact no such thing. The recipe didn’t even exist on their menu, so this is a retrospective acknowledgement.