University of West London, Ealing, £20, book ahead, until 11 February MAKERVERSITY'S MATERIAL EXPLORATIONS: From lab-grown meat to genetic data privacy, this futuristic series delves into synthetic biology.You can even have a go at brewing your own kombucha.The British Library, £12/£10, book ahead, 7pm-8.15pm POST TRUTH WORLD DEBATE: Polly Toynbee hosts this discussion on the arrival of the 'post-truth' era and what it means for those of us living through it.A live DJ takes over from 8.30pm to save us all from getting depressed.Royal Institution, £16/£10, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm FIVE POINTS BEER PAIRING: Best arrive hungry for this one — Capish?is serving up a five-course feast paired with five beers from Five Points Brewery, with some limited edition art thrown in for good measure. Mason & Company (Stratford), £38.23, book ahead, 7pm-10pm SOUL TALK YOGA: This one hour yoga session is followed by an interactive bit involving organic chocolate. Evolve Wellness Centre, South Kensington, £25, book ahead, 11.30am-1.30pm LITERALLY SWISS: Expect great book chat, from Swiss and British writers, including literary heavyweights Alain de Botton and Deborah Levy, plus food, wine and music.ICA, £8, book ahead, 7.30pm HOW THE VOTE WAS WON: See a rare staged reading of How the Vote was Won, on the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which granted most women in Britain the vote.
Eastbound & Down Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, various prices, 5-11 February GISELLE: Adolphe Adam’s Giselle of 1841 tells the story of a peasant girl who falls in love with Albrecht, a Count who has wooed her while disguised as a villager. Royal Opera House, £5-£125, book ahead, until 9 March BOOK AHEAD: DATING WITH A DIFFERENCE: Freshen up your dating game this year with Mai Tai's one-of-a-kind After-Work Cocktail Parties.
Single gorgeous girls and good lookin’ fellas means you don’t have to celebrate Valentine’s Day on your own. We are about to make it a whole lot easier by bringing single people together, whether new to the area or local, and meeting up without the formalities associated with the usual scene. Please ensure that you collect instructions at registration if you wish to participate. Due to the popularity of this event, we advise you to book your ticket in advance and at your earliest to avoid disappointment.
To get you in the right mood, we have organised Happy Hour- before 9.30pm! You will be registered by your hosts upon arrival and invited to participate in an optional interactive activity.
** Aimed at professional singles, it is the perfect way to meet plenty of like-minded people in a relaxed party atmosphere, whilst hosts are on hand to play cupid.
To ensure gender ratio, bookings are non-refundable.