Every month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are happening around the globe so wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do. These are on our hot list for January.

Miami, USA: Jam Cruise 2018


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If you’re on the lookout for something to combat your January blues then you are in luck, how does a five-day music festival on a cruise sailing round the Caribbean sound? Jam Cruise welcomes 3,000 attendees on board at Miami, Florida and from there the cruise begins its journey; two days at sea and one full stop off day each in Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman. At each of the port stops attendees have the chance to relax on the beautiful beaches, enjoy some of the local food and culture and take part in some exciting activities like zip lining over lush tropical jungles. There are also loads of fun activities to get stuck into on board too; poker tournaments, a guitar clinic, yoga classes and theme nights, so you better get planning your costume! But of course, we can’t forget about the music, Jam Cruise offers a huge variety of jam-band acts with styles that range from jazz fusion and psychedelic rock to bluegrass – it’s the perfect opportunity to discover a genre you might never have heard before. Unfortunately, all of the tickets for Jam Cruise 2018 have sold out but go and create a little reminder in your phone for next year so you don’t miss out on tickets and you can thank us later!17th to 22nd January 2018

Leaves from Port Miami, 1015 North America Way, Miami, Florida, USA

Line up: Galactoc, Maceo Parker, Lotus, Gramatik, Steel Pulse, Voodoo Dead, The New Mastersounds, The Main Squeeze, Holly Bowling, Kat Wright & many many more…



Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Amsterdam Light Festival

Image credit Janus van den Eijnden

Now in its fifth edition, the Amsterdam Light Festival illuminates the beautiful city of Amsterdam and brings some much-needed light to the chilly winter days. A huge variety of incredibly talented Dutch and international artists come together to create exclusive site-specific light sculptures around the Canal Ring, the River Amstel and other locations. If you want to explore the festival on foot you can take part on the Illuminade Walking Route, it takes about an hour to walk around the whole festival and be sure to wrap up warm. But for those who would rather sit back and keep cozy whilst enjoying the lights then the Water Colors canal cruise is the perfect ride for you! The canal cruise is a great way to get up close to all of the major artworks and luckily for you Amsterdam Light Festival has a host of great partners that offer a Water Color Cruise. There’s also a busy side-programme taking place in the city alongside the Light Festival that will see lots of other fun activities and events taking place in museums, theatres, restaurants and shops.

Ends 21st January

Taking place in numerous locations around Amsterdam

Price: A full list of all available Water Colors Canal Cruises can be found here 


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Chicago, USA: The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival


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The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival will give you something to laugh about in January! Now in its 17th year the festival brings together writers, performers and comedy lovers to have a good old chortle in the windy city. The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is now the largest in the world and hosts over 180 groups from around the world who perform nearly 200 shows over eight days. So, if you’re in need of a good laugh after the Christmas period then get yourself to The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and turn that post-Christmas frown upside down!

11th to 20th January 2018

Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60657, USA

Price: All festival pass $250, week 1 pass $125, week 2 pass $125




London, UK: Lumiere London 2018


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The UK’s largest light festival returns to the capital in 2018 and brightens up the streets of London over four days in January. Lumiere invites more than 40 international and local artists to create pieces of art that light up buildings and public spaces and help to change the way people think and feel about public space. Last year the festival brought more than one million visitors to the city over four nights and pedestrianized large parts of the West End including Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly. Lumiere London is the perfect event to brighten up those gloomy January mornings!

 18th to 21st January 2018

Taking place at various locations around London, a full list can be found here 

Price: Free (yay!)



London, UK: Fashion Together

Viktor and Rolf, ‘NO’ Coat, Autumn/Winter 2008; photography Team Peter Stigter

Backstage at the Alexander McQueen 'Black' show, June 2004. Aluminium Coiled Corset by Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen, The Overlook, Autumn/Winter 1999. Courtesy of the Shaun Leane archive

Backstage at the Alexander McQueen ‘Black’ show, June 2004. Aluminium Coiled Corset by Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen, The Overlook, Autumn/Winter 1999. Courtesy of the Shaun Leane archive

 It’s your last chance to catch Fashion Together exhibition at the Fashion Space Gallery in London before it finishes on 13th January 2018. When it comes to the world of fashion there is an abundance of incredibly talented and creative individuals who have helped shape the industry into what it is today, but when these individuals come together and collaborate that’s when the magic happens. Fashion Together showcases and explores the relationships of some of the most iconic collaborations in the fashion industry from a broad range of roles, from photographers and filmmakers to designers and milliners. The exhibition will feature never-before-seen photographs, sketches, films and photographic prints and focuses on collaborations like Thom Browne and Stephen Jones, Shaun Leane and Alexander McQueen and Nick Knight and Daphne Guinness.

Ends 13th January 2018

Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, W1G 0BJ, London, UK

Price: Free (yay!)


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