What's on in February

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The weather may be cold and grey but there is still plenty going on around the country.

Grimali Clowns Service, London

Every year dozens of clowns gather to pay their respects to Grimaldi, king of the clowns. Arrive early as it is always packed.

Where: All Saints Church, Haggerston
When: 7th February
More info: www.trinitysaintsunited.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: 14th February
More info: www.lccauk.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: 4th – 7th February
More info: chinesenewyearmcr.com

JORVIK Viking Festival, York

Join in the action as hundreds of Vikings from all over the world descend on York for the Viking Festival.

Where: York city centre
When: 15th – 21st February
More info: www.york360.co.uk

Valentines Fair, Derby

Enjoy all the fun of the fair with a loved one this Valentine's Day!

Where: Derby Market Place
When: 14th – 23rd February
More info: www.visitderby.co.uk

Aberdeen's Festival of Light – Spectra

A four-day light festival, bringing together international artists in locations around the city.

Where: various locations, Aberdeen
When: 11th -14th February
More info: spectraaberdeen.com

Apple Grating Weekend, Cornwall

Learn how to graft an apple tree in the beautiful surroundings of Cotehele House, Cornwall.

Where: Cotehele, near Saltash, Conrwall
When: 14th – 15th February
More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Model Railway Show, Gwynedd, Wales

A steam-filled spectacular day in the Model Railway Show, with lots of different activies.

Where: National Slate Museum, Llanberis, Gwynedd
When: 17th – 19th February
More info: www.museumwales.ac.uk

Crickhowell Walking Festival, Wales

Featuring 80 guided walks at different levels of duration and difficulty – so there is something there for everyone. In addition, there is an extensive programme of events for walkers and non-walkers alike.

Where: Usk Valley, Crickhowell, Wales
When: 22nd February – 2nd March
More info: www.crickhowellfestival.com