What’s on in January 2017

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New Year’s Day Parade, London

Watch the spectacular New Year’s Day Parade with dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands and historic vehicles.

Where: Green Park tube station to Parliament Square
When: 1st January
More info: www.visitlondon.com


Hackney Flea Market, London

Over 30 traders, offering an eclectic selection of vintage clothes and furniture, handmade jewellery, comics, records and antiques. 

Where: Abney Hall, Stoke Newington
When: 7th – 8th January
More info: www.hackneyfleamarket.com


International Mime Festival, London

LIMF features live art, new circus, clown, object and physical theatre at central London venues.

Where: various venues, London
When: from 9th January
More info: mimelondon.com


Hen Galan, Wales

In a small wooded valley near Fishguard, the inhabitants of Cwm Gwaun celebrate New Year according to the old Julian Calendar.

Where: Gwaun Valley, Pembrokshire
When: 13th January
More info: www.visitpembrokeshire.com


Chinese New Year, Manchester

The whole of Manchester City celebrates Chinese New Year, and anyone can join the party. Celebrations finish with the famous New Year Parade, led by a 175ft dragon.

Where: Bath city centre
When: 26th – 29th January
More info: chinesenewyearmcr.com


Chinese New Year, London

Apparently the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside China, when Chinatown in central London becomes a riot of colour and noise.

Where: Chinatown, near Leicester Square, central London
When: 29th January
More info: www.lccauk.com


Big Garden Birdwatch, across the UK

Help to build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK by taking part in the world's largest wildlife survey.

Where: across the UK
When: 28th-30th January
More info: ww2.rspb.org.uk