Cupid Rhymes With Stupid

Looking for something quirky to do for your big date, or wanting to avoid the whole pallava? Here’s a few exhibitions in and around London that might help…

Valentine’s Late – National Gallery
Friday 12th February from 6pm
End your working week with a hit of romance and renaissance love. The National Gallery will be hosting free events ranging from aphrodisiac food tasting, courtly dancing and tours of the gallery set all along side a luscious music set by DJ Liz O’Sullivan.
Entry to the events are free and based on a first come first serve capacity. For more information click here.
Image Courtesy of Hidden London
Keats House Museum
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th February 
For the die hard romantics Keats House Museum will be hosting a weekend of activities. Saturday will see an afternoon of poetry readings of Keats, Byron and many others from House Ambassadors. Sunday will have a special evening view which will involve a regency inspired card making workshop, poetry readings, live music and a pop up bar.
Entry to Saturday’s events are free, Sunday’s event will be £15 (which includes a complimentary glass of fizz). For more information click here.

 

Image Courtesy of Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Friday 12th February & Sunday 14th February
A list like this would not be complete without a mention to the aptly named Valentines Mansion & Gardens. Spend your weekend exploring the old English Victorian rose garden. Friday will have an evening of jazz music and Sunday will have a day of craft making with studio artists.
For more information and ticket prices please click here.

And for those that might think Cupid is Stupid here are some “anti V-Day” exhibitions and events…

Nosferatu – image courtesy of Jewish Museum
Anti-Valentine Fright Night – Jewish Museum
Thursday 11th February from 6pm
 
To coincide with the Blood exhibition, the Jewish Museum is hosting a night of horror with film screenings of Nosferatu, cocktail making classes, horror themed photo-booths and exclusive tours and talks on the night.
For more information about the ghoulish night please click here.

 

Image courtesy of The Last Tuesday Society
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities
Wednesdays – Sundays 11am-10pm
Always wanted to have a gander at the most bizarre and weirdly wonderful things you could ever imagine with a drink in your hand? Now’s your chance, visit the Museum of Curiosities to see rare pieces from not only the natural and scientific worlds but also to see objects and horrors from ‘the real world’. From stuffed monkeys to prison inmates doodles, this is sure to be a conversation starter.
For more information please click here.

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