"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
The London Bike Show 2018
When: Fri 23rd Feb 2018 to
Sun 25th Feb 2018
Where: ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
Times: Fri: 10:00 – 17:00 Sat: 10:00 – 17:30 Sun: 10:00 – 16:00
Admission: Adults: from £16,
Senior: from £12,
Students: from £10
About the event
The London Bike Show will return to ExCeL London this February, running from Friday 23 – Sunday 25.
This year’s Show, which will be opened by Britain’s Greatest Olympian and Science in Sport ambassador, Sir Chris Hoy, will again be bringing a vast array of features, special guests and the latest gear from leading cycling brands to appeal to road, mountain bike, urban and family cyclists. Suitable for all ages & abilities, and all disciplines, even if that’s simply a family ride at the weekend – you’ll find plenty to interest you and have a great day at the Show!
Official Link: http://thelondonbikeshow.co.uk
Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog
When: Sun 18th Feb 2018
Where: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Times: 10am - 6pm
About the event:
The fun starts at 10am with a dragon and lion dance in Charing Cross Road followed by a colourful parade of floats down Shaftesbury Avenue to Trafalgar Square.
From 12pm in Trafalgar Square there will be performances on the main stage featuring traditional Chinese dance and music shows, contemporary hip-hop acts and an exciting line-up of artists from China
Don't miss the pyrotechnic display which lights up Trafalgar Square to mark the end of the festivities.
Chinese New Year dates are determined by the luni-solar Chinese calendar, which means the date changes every year. This year Chinese New Year falls on 16th February but will be celebrated on Sunday 18th February
Official Link: http://www.chinatownlondon.org/
Better Bankside Pancake Day Race
When: Fri 9th Feb 2018
Where: Marlborough Sports Garden, 11-25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Times: 12:30 - 14:00
Admission: £25 to race, free to watch
About the event
The Better Bankside Pancake Day Race is a firm favourite in our events calendar. Every year on Shrove Tuesday Bankside businesses get competitive with their neighbours in a fast and furious pancake flipping relay. The winning team will be treated to all-you-can-eat pancakes and a glass of prosecco at the OXBO Bankside.
Put forward a team or come and support members of the Bankside business community as they show off their pancake-tossing skills at our annual Pancake Day Race. All proceeds raised will go to support Paintings in Hospitals, a local charity that places fine art in clinical settings. Every year their work brings comfort and reassurance to over 1.8 million people across the UK. They work across the health sector, including hospitals, hospices, care homes, GP surgeries, cancer centres and special needs schools.
Official Link: http://www.betterbankside.co.uk/events/9-february-better-bankside-pancake-day-race