Go out: cinema
Matilda by Roald Dahl musical sing along
If you have a house full of festive Cabin Fever kids, get everyone out of the house and tune in to this special sing-along version of Matilda’s West End version of the recent smash hit. Guaranteed to burn enough energy to restore the peace and tranquility of your home.
Berlin Philharmonic Live: New Year’s Eve Concert 2022
Forget queuing in the rain for an expensive club night. The coziest way to ring in the New Year is to snuggle up to the cinema with the most expensive ticket in town. , broadcast live via satellite link.
Where are you, Adam?
Documentary writer Aleksandr Zaporoshenko has created the perfect film to kickstart these noble New Year’s resolutions. Completely cinematically immersed in the secluded rhythms and rituals of community life at the Dochiario Monastery on the west bank of Mount Athos. .
peter von cant
Denis Menochet stars as Peter von Kant in French director François Ozon’s gender-reversed riff, and in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Petra von Kant’s Bitter Tears. Menochet plays a famous film director who lives with (and constantly humiliates and insults) his handsome assistant Karl (Stefan Crepon). Catherine Bray
Go out: gig
pet shop boys
West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, NNew Year’s Eve
After a highly successful anthem-laden Greatest Hits tour that kicked off with a headline slot on the Glastonbury Other stage this summer, pop’s greatest duo (sorry, PJ & Duncan) ) arrives in Edinburgh to usher in the New Year. Expect artsy headwear, all-white pops, and plenty of retina-burning lasers. Michael Cragg
British National Youth Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London, 4th January. Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 6th January. Tour until January 8
Alexandre Bloch is on the rostrum for the latest series of concerts by the elite of young instrumental talent. One of his most magnificent orchestral masterpieces, Strauss’s poem “Zarathustra Speaks Again” dominates the programme. It is preceded by “Four Sea Interludes” from Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes” and Anna Klein’s dance score “RIFT”. Andrew Clements
Electric Lady Big Band Plays Jimi Hendrix
Ronnie Scott’s, London, January 6 & 7
On the same stage where guitarist legend Jimi Hendrix played the final gig of his life in 1970, Bristol bandleader Denny Islett led a Hendrix tribute band to 1968’s Electric Ladyland.・We held a pious celebration with an edge such as the album. John Fordham
Phonox, London, New Year’s Day
If you still have some energy left, let Berlin-based producer and Mixmag’s DJ of the Year (2018) winner TJ Hertz, aka Objekt, pull the rest. Working the day shift from 4pm to 10pm, he turns over the night to UK dance experimenter Midland. MC
Go out: art
object of desire
Design Museum, London, until February 19th
Warm yourself up with this surrealistic feast of fun. It explores the relationship between the surrealist movement and realistic, utilitarian design. This is a really strange combination. Who knew Dali’s lobster phone was made for his patron Edward James as an actual working phone?
Estorick Collection, London, 6th January to 30th April
The 20th century’s most revered still-life painter greets the new year with fresh simplicity. Clear your mind with calm and heavy paintings of bottles, cups and jugs. He shaped the early views of still life by Chardin and Zurbaran and was arguably the first minimalist.
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, New Year’s Day to 31st January
Each year, the National Gallery of Scotland releases Turner’s watercolors, taking you to the cities and stormy mountains of the South. With Turner’s boldness and radical audacity, his use of watercolor is dazzling and the exact opposite of what you’d expect from this safe medium of sound. Stop and watch his fireworks.
Factory International, Manchester, New Year’s Day to January 29th
One of the big cultural events of the year is the opening of the Factory International in Manchester. Prior to completion, the artist will install his First Breath, a light sculpture, on site to cast a luminous glow into the Manchester sky. As with the new venue, it celebrates babies born in January this year. Jonathan Jones
Go out: stage
Young Vic, London, until 4th February
This new musical is set during Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment and focuses on the personal sacrifices he had to make to pursue politics. Starring Michael Lewoye, who played Hamilton on Broadway. Miriam Gillinson
Wolves and Owls Live
Manchester Opera House, 5th January.Royal Festival Hall, London, January 6 & 7
Romesh Ranganathan (the introverted, slightly geeky owl) and Tom Davis (the loud, witty wolf) take the stage with a gleefully jumbled, mostly formatless chat podcast. Witness the pair offer even more sweet and earnest life advice and, of course, lots of proverbial shots. Rachel Aroesti
Varna International Ballet
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 2nd and 3rd January. Bristol Hippodrome, 5th and 6th January. Tour until March 15th
Usually this time of year is visited by one of the Russian touring ballet companies, but in light of the global event its slot is now being held by this Bulgarian ballet company in Varna, a city with longstanding ballet ties. Buried and performing the classic Nutcracker. , Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia. Lindsey Winship
sea at end of lane
Raleigh, Manchester until 8th January, then on tour
Neil Gaiman’s captivating story is transformed into a theatrical feast of shock and joy by writer Joel Horwood and director Katie Rudd. The man returns to the farmhouse where he once played and is transported back to his childhood. MG
Stay at: streaming
January 2nd at 9pm ITV1
Succession’s Matthew McFadden joined forces with his real-life wife, the brilliant Keeley Hawes, to help Labor MP John, who left his clothes on a Florida beach in an unsuccessful 1974 attempt to fake his own death. Bring the story of Stonehouse to life. A sort of weird true crime story with fast-paced post-Christmas drama written all over it.
New Year’s Day, 9pm, BBC One & iPlayer
Sally Wainwright’s detective drama is one of the best shows of the century. Sarah Lancashire Sergeant Catherine Cowood struggles to protect her teenage grandson from the influence of her rapist-murderer father, Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton).
our flag means death
January 4th at 10pm BBC Two & iPlayer
Pirate fans, dizzying anachronistic period comedies and fans of New Zealand’s finest comedy talent, take a look! This series about his budding romance with Taika Waititi is an exercise in adorable silliness.
Taskmaster’s New Year’s Feast
New Year’s Day, 9pm, Channel 4 & All 4
This annual special of the challenge-based game show trades the usual comedian contestants for humorous celebrities. Mo Farrar, Radio 1’s Greg James, musician Self-esteem, and Chicken Shop Date host Amelia DiMoldenburg. R.a
Stay at: game
cult of lamb
Currently Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PC
Manage a cult and slay demons in this dark, cute and humorous game about the resurrected sacrificial lamb, an underground hit.
Now on sale, Nintendo Switch, PC
Run an apothecary on the lake, match your customers with the plants they need, and marvel at the premise that spirals into a gripping mystery. Keza Macdonald
Stay at: album
Babyface Ray – Mob
Detroit babyface Ray, whose rise in status was recently confirmed by joining Rap’s Bible XXL’s 2022 Freshman Class, follows January Face with this sophomore album. Like its debut, Mob deals with unwavering melancholy, but it’s swelled with glitzy, oversized production to make it even better.
Weezer – SZNZ: Winter
Paying homage to his hair metal hero with last year’s Van Weezer, Rivers Cuomo and his immortal band return with the final EP in a series that pays homage to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. With spring, summer and fall, plus winter, seven songs celebrate the harshest of seasons.
Mike – watch out for monkeys
Michael Bonema made a name for himself in the New York underground rap scene with his trademark hypnotic sound, his albums built around a patchwork of hazy soul samples and slowed-down flow. rice field. But there’s a glimpse of energy on his latest record.
Itzy – Cheshire
With this new EP, ITZY claims to be K-pop’s second-best girl band after Blackpink, which spans the globe. Their debut English single, Boys Like You, playfully skips around typically bubbly ’00s pop sweets, leading to a frenzied title track (an ode to the northwestern counties, sadly). not) switches from shy to borthy in nanoseconds. MC
Stay at: brain hood
The Mayfair Hotel Megabuild
Mon, 9pm, BBC TwoJanuary 2nd at 9pm BBC Two
Grand Designs Meets London’s Luxury Hotels: This series (above) takes viewers inside Claridge’s seemingly impossible six-year renovation. We start with the builders manually excavating a huge basement.
With the new year comes the pressure to make a fresh start. Meditation teacher Meryl Arnett guides you into a state of calm in a series that combines insightful discussions of technique with guided practices.
From the history of Soviet folk music to the genius of Bill Withers to raucous tales of disco, Musicology channel Polyphonic combines striking archival footage with lucid commentators. Amar Kalia