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Unmissable events for January 2020

December 31, 2019

The festivities may have come to an end, but with the new year comes a fun-packed calendar of unmissable events. From museum exhibitions to art shows and music concerts, we invite you to kickstart 2020 with our pick of the best this January.
Vintage Sports Car Club on display outside
January 19

Vintage Sports Car Club Driving Tests

A parade of 60 pre-war cars in stunning condition will navigate the challenging courses at the historic Brooklands site as part of the Vintage Sports Car Club’s annual driving tests. With timed races adding to the tension, competition will be tight to see who wins the day.

Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0SL
23 minutes’ drive from Coworth Park (9.9 miles)
+44 (0)1932 857381

Until May 3

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

The final opportunity to marvel at the treasures of Tutankhamun outside of Egypt, this exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery is the definitive once-in-a-lifetime experience. A wealth of approximately 150 world heritage artefacts are on display – more than any previous collection – including jewel-encrusted pieces that have never been beyond Egypt’s borders.

Saatchi Gallery, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
30 minutes’ walk to The Dorchester (1.5 miles)
+44 (0)33 3321 9999

Treasures-of-the-Golden-Pharaoh from exhibit
Los Angeles
Closeup of camera lense in LA
January 30 – February 2

Photo LA

Join dealers, collectors, galleries and enthusiasts at Photo LA to take in the finest compositions and colour-saturations of the photography world. Celebrating its 28th edition, Photo LA is the longest-running international photographic art fair on the West Coast. This year, it takes place beneath the immense vaulted ceilings and arched steel of the historic Barker Hangar.

Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
15 minutes’ drive from Hotel Bel-Air (8.2 miles); 18 minutes’ drive from The Beverly Hills Hotel (6.7 miles)
+1 323 965 1000

Until February 23

Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love

A flock of 400 precious objects, from brooches and rings to watches, is on display at the Palazzo Reale as part of this glittering exhibition from Van Cleef & Arpels. Gathered from collections spanning the jewellery house’s illustrious history since its founding in 1906, the spectacular pieces are examples of immense skill and unique flair.

Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo 12, 20122 Milan
10 minutes’ drive from Hotel Principe di Savoia (2.1 miles)
+39 02 8846 5230

Van Cleef Arpels drop earrings with blue stones
String section of the orchestra
January 26

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle

Join the London Symphony Orchestra and German operatic soprano Dorothea Röschmann for a night in celebration of composers Alban Berg and Ludwig van Beethoven at the Philharmonie de Paris. Conducted by British maestro Sir Simon Rattle, the performances of the Passacaglia and Symphonie No. 7 in particular are richly lyrical and nuanced.

Philharmonie de Paris, 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
25 minutes’ drive from Le Meurice (7.7 miles); 20 minutes’ drive from Hôtel Plaza Athénée (8.3 miles)
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84

Until March 10

The Revolution of Vision: Moholy-Nagy and his Hungarian Contemporaries

To mark 125 years since his birth, a major exhibition dedicated to Bauhaus visionary László Moholy-Nagy has opened at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna. With original graphics, paintings and photographs from the artist, as well as a curated collection of work from his avant-garde peers, the exhibition is as is visually sensational as it is comprehensive a comment on the Bauhaus school.

Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Via Francesco Crispi 24, 00187 Rome
Four minutes’ walk from Hotel Eden (350 metres)
+39 06 0608

The-Revolution-of-Vision artwork
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