From exhibition to ballet and romantic date: Things to do this week


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It’s not too late to book a date on the Coca-Cola London Eye

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Stuck for ideas for Valentine’s Day? It’s not too late to book a date on the Coca-Cola London Eye. Couples can raise a glass in the sky day or night with panoramic views of the capital’s great landmarks.

Choose the Valentine’s Champagne Experience (from £35.95) for a romantic 30-minute ride with fizz and Hotel Chocolat treats, or splash out on a Valentine’s Cupid’s Capsule. For dates and bookings, visit londoneye.com/valentines.

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English artist David Hockney turns 80 this year and to celebrate, London’s Tate Britain is hosting the world’s biggest retrospective exhibition of his life’s work. Pay a visit from Thursday until May 29 for a journey through Hockney’s postmodernist palette using paint, print, photography and more.

View his abstract Love paintings, the iconic LA swimming pools, self-portraits and celebrated Yorkshire landscapes to see how each work has influenced and inspired the next.

Tickets cost £17.70. Visit tate.org.uk.

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See the Royal Ballet breathe new life into Virginia Woolf’s works at the Royal Opera House until Valentine’s Day. It’s the first revival of the popular 2015 ballet, Woolf Works, which won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.

Each act tells the tale of Virginia’s novels with music from Max Richter. You can also tune in at your local cinema for the Royal Opera House Live screening on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Tickets cost from £4.80. Visit roh.org.uk

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Light up your life at Nottingham Light Night, which returns on Friday.

The annual city-wide event celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, so expect its biggest transformation to date. See brand-new artwork line the streets and watch Nottingham come to life after dark with illuminations, music, street theatre and more.

Join a free candle-lit tour of town, bring the kids for glow-in-the-dark activities and board The Wheel of Light for vibrant panoramic views.

Visit experiencenottinghamshire.com for more details.



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