This month... the best creative experiences in January 2020

Curated by the IE Brand team’s Justin and Josie, our round up of January’s best creative experiences brings you… boxing, ballet and anti-scenic paintings.

John Walker at IKON

Birmingham's IKON gallery presents a major exhibition of new paintings by John Walker, one of the standout British abstract painters of the last 50 years. Inspired by the coastal landscapes of his home in Maine his “anti-scenic” paintings are fab.

On now until 23rd February.

John Walker Ripple (2017) on display at IKON Birmingham


Swan Lake – Birmingham Royal Ballet

Ballet’s greatest love story returns in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s lavish production of Swan Lake. Don’t listen to the haters, if you’ve never been to the ballet before this is a complete joy.

Touring Southampton, Salford, Birmingham, Sunderland and Plymouth from January to April 2020.

Birmingham Royal Ballet image of a ballerina in a tutu, bending over to tie her shoe


Henrietta Street Gym 

Into interior design? Want to get super fit? Well “Britain’s coolest gym*” Henrietta Street is the place to learn how to box in style. Right now you can get 5 classes for only £20. Go on, knock yourself out.

Henrietta Street Gym, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

* Fitness model Ryan Terry, describing Henrietta Street Gym.


See you next time!