What’s On: UK exhibitions and events guide for February 2013

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Welcome to Solopress.com’s exhibitions and events guide to what’s on in the UK this month…

February 2013

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1 – 3 February Madagascar Live! | Nottingham Capital FM Arena
A new musical adventure based on the blockbuster animated film by DreamWorks. Official website: www.madlive.co.uk

1 February Strictly Come Dancing Live! | Manchester Arena
Official website: www.strictlycomedancinglive.com

1 February The View from The Shard | London
London’s newest tourist attraction – located 244 metres above the city – opens to the general public. Official website: www.theviewfromtheshard.com

1 – 2 February The X Factor Live | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
The X Factor Live has been one of the biggest selling arena tours in the UK for the last eight years, with more than two million fans seeing the live show. Official website: http://xfactor.itv.com

2 February – 16 March RBS 6 Nations
BBC Sport will have live and exclusive coverage of the Six Nations rugby tournament on TV, online and radio. Official RBS 6 Nations website: www.rbs6nations.com

2 – 3 February UK Baby & Toddler Show | Liverpool Echo Arena
Showcasing a wide range of products and services across the whole baby and toddler market, this is the first show of its kind in the North West of England. Official website: www.ukbabyandtoddlershow.co.uk

2 – 3 February Strictly Come Dancing Live! | London O2 Arena

3 February Brighton Record & CD Fair | The Brighton Centre
Buy and sell vinyl, CD, DVD, books, magazines and music memorabilia. Official website: www.brightoncentre.co.uk

3 – 7 February Spring Fair | Birmingham NEC
Europe’s largest gift and home accessories show. Official website: www.springfair.com

3 February Toy Collectors Fair | Bolton Reebok Stadium
From Action Man and James Bond to Scalextric and Star Wars, expect to find thousands of new and old toys for sale. Official website: www.bpfairs.com

4 February The X Factor Live | Nottingham Capital FM Arena

4 February World Cancer Day
There are many myths out there about cancer. World Cancer Day 2013 will focus on the facts. Did you know that, with the right strategies, one in every three cancers can be prevented? Official website: www.worldcancerday.org

5 – 6 February Business Travel Show | London Earls Court
Europe’s main exhibition and conference for corporate travel buyers and managers to source, learn and network. Official website: www.businesstravelshow.com

5 – 6 February Event Production Show | London Olympia
Over 200 leading suppliers will be showcasing the latest and most innovative event products and services. Official website: www.eventproductionshow.co.uk

5 – 7 February ICE Totally Gaming | London ExCeL
The UK’s yearly B2B trade event for companies in the gambling industry. Official website: www.icetotallygaming.com

5 February Safer Internet Day
Promoting a safer and more responsible use of online and mobile phone technology around the world, especially amongst children and teenagers. Official website: www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/safer-internet-day

5 – 6 February Strictly Come Dancing Live! | London Wembley Arena

6 February The X Factor Live | Liverpool Echo Arena

7 – 10 February Scottish Caravan Motorhome & Holiday Home Show | Glasgow SECC
Over 150 companies will showcase the very latest caravans, motorhomes, holiday homes, camping products and accessories. Official website: www.caravanshowscotland.com

7 – 8 February Strictly Come Dancing Live! | Nottingham Capital FM Arena

7 – 8 February The X Factor Live | London O2 Arena

8 – 10 February Madagascar Live! | Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

9 – 10 February Strictly Come Dancing Live! | Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

9 – 10 February The X Factor Live | Birmingham LG Arena

10 February Chinese New Year
2013 is the Year of the Snake. Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

10 – 12 February Pure London | London Olympia
The UK’s largest and most influential fashion buying event, presenting over 1,000 brands offering contemporary womenswear, lingerie, swimwear, childrenswear, footwear and accessories. Official website: www.purelondon.com

10 February Toy Collectors Fair | Birmingham NEC
Official website: www.bpfairs.com

11 February The X Factor Live | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

12 February Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
Check out this yummy recipe for banana pancakes with crispy bacon and syrup on the BBC GoodFood website.

12 – 14 February The Eye Show | London ExCeL
Largest annual optical and ophthalmic exhibition and conference in the UK. Official website: www.theeyeshow.com

12 February The X Factor Live | Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

14 February St Valentine’s Day
Don’t forget this one or it’ll be a night on the sofa for you! Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Valentine%27s_Day

15 – 17 February Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2013 | London ExCel
The ultimate celebration of biking, every 30 minutes there should be something new and exciting to experience in the show’s five motorcycling zones. Official website: www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com

15 – 19 February London Fashion Week
One of the highest profile fashion events in the world. Official website: www.londonfashionweek.co.uk

15 – 17 February Madagascar Live! | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

16 – 17 February London Wedding Show | London ExCeL
Everything that a couple could need for their wedding will be here under one roof. Tickets are £9 in advance and £10 on the door. Official website: www.theukweddingshows.co.uk

16 – 17 February The Bike and Triathlon Show | Manchester Central
All things pedal powered. Official website: http://bikeandtri.co.uk

16 – 17 February The Listed Property Show | London Olympia
A unique opportunity to find experts on listed property regulations, conservation officers and specialist builders. Official website: http://lpoc.co.uk/property-show

16 February The X Factor Live | Glasgow SECC

16 February Toy Collectors Fair | Sandown Park
Official website: www.bpfairs.com

17 – 19 February BETA International | Birmingham NEC
World-renowned exhibition for equestrian, pet and country clothing products. Official website: www.beta-int.com

17 – 19 February Craft Hobby + Stitch International | Birmingham NEC
Europe’s largest dedicated trade show for the art, craft, needlecraft, fabric and hobby industries.  Official website: www.chsi.co.uk

17 February Madagascar Live! | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

17 – 19 February Moda | Birmingham NEC
The UK’s largest fashion trade show. Home to the national shows for lingerie and swimwear, footwear and menswear – plus a diverse selection of womenswear and accessories. Official website: www.moda-uk.co.uk

17 February The X Factor Live | Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

19 – 24 February The Spring Caravan & Camping Show | Birmingham NEC
TV presenter and outdoors fan Julia Bradbury will be at the show on Saturday 23rd February. Official website: www.springcaravanandcampingshow.co.uk

20 – 24 February Disney On Ice presents Let’s Party | Birmingham LG Arena
Official website: http://disney.go.com/disneyonice/

20 February The BRIT Awards 2013 | London O2 Arena
The UK’s biggest music awards will be broadcast live by ITV from the O2 Arena. Official website: www.brits.co.uk

21 February British Reggae Industry Awards | London indigO2
The ceremony will feature several award categories from new artist to lifetime achievement. Official website: www.britishreggaeawards.co.uk

21 – 22 February Justin Bieber | Manchester Arena
Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JustinBieber

21 – 24 February Madagascar Live! | Exeter Westpoint Arena

22 – 24 February Modelworld | The Brighton Centre
A must for every modelling enthusiast, this year’s show will include exhibits of Dr. Who and the Daleks. Official website: www.brightonmodelworld.com

22 – 24 February National Wedding Show | London Olympia
Everything under one roof – from dresses, hair and flowers to cakes, cars and the honeymoon. Official website: www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk

22 – 24 February The Baby Show | London ExCeL
An unbeatable combination of shopping, expert advice and entertainment, The Baby Show takes place three times a year. Official website: www.thebabyshow.co.uk/excel/

22 – 23 February The Back Pain Show | London Olympia
Test, try and buy the very latest back and neck products. Official website: www.backshowexpo.co.uk

22 – 23 February The Franchise Show 2013 | London ExCeL
Ever dreamt of owning your own business? Meet the people who are out there doing it and running successful franchises. Official website: www.thefranchiseshow.co.uk

22 – 23 February The National Franchise Exhibition | Birmingham NEC
Discover a wide range of reputable franchise opportunities, informative seminars and expert advice on all aspects of franchising. Official website: www.franchiseinfo.co.uk

22 – 24 February Who Do You Think You Are? Live | London Olympia
Researching your family history isn’t just for celebrities on TV! Official website: www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com

23 February Kisstory | London indigO2
Join KISS for a night packed with all the best old skool garage, house and R&B tunes. Official website: www.kissfmuk.com

23 – 24 February London Super Comic Convention | London ExCeL
The UK’s biggest comic convention plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, superheroes and graphic novels. Panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to meet their favourite artists. Official website: www.londonsupercomicconvention.com

23 – 24 February The Scottish Wedding Show | Glasgow SECC
All the inspiration and expertise you’ll need to plan your perfect day, with catwalk fashion shows and the widest range of wedding business exhibitors in Scotland. Official website: www.thescottishweddingshow.com

24 February Capital One Cup Final | London Wembley Stadium
It’s Bradford City versus Swansea City in this year’s Football League Cup Final. Official website: www.capitalonecup.co.uk

24 – 25 February Professional Beauty | London ExCeL
This year’s Professional Beauty London show in is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for simultaneous spray tans. Official website: www.professionalbeauty.co.uk

24 – 26 February Printwear & Promotion Live | Birmingham NEC
The daily fashion shows are a great shop window for printwear buyers. Official website: www.printwearandpromotion.co.uk

24 February Toy Collectors Fair | Buxton The Pavilion Gardens
Official website: www.bpfairs.com

26 – 28 February BVE | London ExCeL
Broadcast and production technology trade exhibition. This will be the first BVE event to be held at London’s ExCeL. Official website: www.bvexpo.com

26 – 27 February Health and Safety: Fit for the Future | London ExCeL
Over 100 exhibitors and more than 35 hours of free educational content for health and safety professionals. Official website: www.ioshconference.co.uk

26 – 27 February International Direct Marketing Expo (IDMX) | London Earls Court
Features case study presentations from industry experts in direct marketing. Official website: www.t-f-m.co.uk/page.cfm/link=534

26 February Nursing in Practice | Glasgow SECC
Discussing best practice and a wide range of current issues for primary care nurses and public health professionals in Scotland. Official website: www.nursinginpractice.com/glasgow

26 – 27 February Online Advertising & Affiliate Expo (OA&A) | London Earls Court
Gain expert insight and network with like-minded professionals from the online marketing and advertising industry. Official website: www.t-f-m.co.uk/page.cfm/link=562/

26 – 27 February Publishing & Media Expo | London Earls Court
Covers digital, print and mobile. Official website: http://publishing-expo.co.uk

26 – 27 February The Recruitment Agency Expo | London Olympia
If you are in the recruitment business, this is the place to be. Official website: www.recruitmentagencyexpo.com

26 February The Jacksons Unity Tour | Birmingham The NIA
Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jacksons

27 – 28 February Data Centre World | London ExCeL
2013 is supposed to be the year of ‘Big Data’ and there’s no better place to find out the latest trends in data than this conference and expo. Official website: www.datacentreworld.com

27 February – 3 March Disney On Ice presents Let’s Party | Liverpool Echo Arena

27 – 28 February Packaging Innovations | Birmingham NEC
Meet an array of suppliers specialising in all aspects of packaging – from materials to design. Official website: www.easyFairs.com/PIUK

27 February The Jacksons Unity Tour | Manchester O2 Apollo

27 – 28 February The Gathering | Glasgow SECC
Showcasing and connecting Scotland’s third sector. Official website: www.gatherscotland.org.uk

27 – 28 February The UK Concrete Show | Birmingham NEC
See and hear about all that’s new in concrete. Official website: www.concreteshow.co.uk

27 – 28 February Justin Bieber | Birmingham The NIA

28 February The Jacksons Unity Tour | Glasgow SECC

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