Happy New Year Darlings!
It's easy to think of January as the end of fun, but darlings it's only just begun! So for this month's Hot List, we've come up with a number of exciting things to do, see and more which will hopefully wash away those January blues! So whether you are embarking on the challenge of a dry January, have resolved to get fit or simply want to start your year off with a BANG then make sure you read on. Up for grabs, this month is our top tips to host a supper club, the best bars to drink at for Burns Night, our new year's resolutions and to top it off we've teamed up with Artist Residence Oxford to offer you the chance to win a one night stay in one of their farmhouse lofts!
Have a wonderful 2018!
Jane, Lucy, and The RSG Team x
There’s no better way to escape the January blues than eloping to the countryside, so we’ve teamed up with boutique hotel group, Artist Residence, to offer you the chance to win a night’s stay for two at Artist Residence Oxfordshire, complete with welcome cocktails and breakfast.
Set in the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside, this is a quirky take on the traditional English inn, with original flagstone floors and open fires alongside neon signs, tongue-in-cheek artwork, and floral wallpaper. The pub, restaurant, and cocktail bar, Mr. Hanbury’s Mason Arms, serves an inventive menu of foraged and local produce in an intimate setting, whilst the five comfy bedrooms upstairs are a welcome retreat after an evening of indulging, with comfy kingsize beds, powerful rainfall showers, and bathtubs overlooking the veggie garden.
To be in with a chance of winning a one night stay for two in the Artist Residence Farmhouse Loft with cocktails on arrival and breakfast included simply click the link above to be redirected to the competition page where you will find one very simple questions to answer.
Once a year London is transformed into a life-sized art exhibition for the Lumiere Festival of Light! Over a four day period, London's public spaces become a nocturnal art exhibition reimagining London's architecture.
A wonder to see, the festival will take place from the 18th - 21st of January throughout London, with key features including The Light of Spirit at Westminster & Victoria which is designed by artist Patrice Warrener. The artist plans to illuminate Westminster Abbey highlighting the architectural mastery of the building in glorious technicolour. Another top choice is the Umbrella Project which will appear at various Lumiere locations throughout the festival with members of the local community popping up with an array of luminous umbrellas in a choreographed move. What's more, entry is free to all Lumiere Events, which is perfect if you are feeling a little low on funds after the Christmas frivolities!
Various Locations, London
An immersive experience like no other, fill your January with a fun at the ABBA Super Troupers Exhibition!
Super kitsch, you will be taken on a tour of the Southbank Centre exploring the music and lives of Swedish Pop Sensation ABBA. The magical tour will be narrated by Jarvis Cocker and will touch on cultural and political happenings of 1970s Britain. During the 70s Britain was hit by a time of financial crisis, a wave of strikes and a 3-day working week. For many ABBA was a much-needed burst of positivity, optimism, and excitement which makes it a particularly good fit to help solve those January blues!
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX
Not in London? Other exhibitions to check out this month include: Transformation, Liverpool |Roy Lichtenstein, Liverpool | A Woman's Place, Leeds | When We Were Young, Edinburgh | Coming Out, Birmingham.
Mac & Wild Fitzrovia (Oxford Circus) 65 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PS
Mac & Wild Devonshire Square (Liverpool Street) 9A Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YN
Dear New Years Resolutions,
Well, it was fun whilst it lasted.