1. Duke of York Square’s Farmers Market starts back on Saturday 11th January 2014 after the festive break. You can find everything from cupcakes to all types of food from around the world. There is so much choice, it’s easy to wander around at a loss as to what to buy. That’s usually what happens to me anyway. Here’s a list of what you can pick up.

2. The Live Music season at The Roof Gardens returns on 10th January 2014 for a few months. The award-winning showcase of some of music’s newest as well as established talent will take place in The Roof Gardens Live Lounge where there is a separate bar and performance space to the rest of the club. It’s a great night! Here is a list of which artists will be performing.

3. London Ice Sculpting Festival kicks off on Friday 10th January and runs until 12th January 2014 in Canary Wharf. So if you’re feeling slightly uncomfortable with this warmer than usual winter, you can catch your chill whilst admiring beautiful sculptures at this event. Find out more here.

4. The London Short Film Festival runs from 10th until 19th January 2014. You can find film screenings taking place around London including BAFTA, BFI Southbank and more locally, Ciné Lumière in South Kensington. I love watching short films because when they work, they have as much impact as watching a feature. Here is the LSFF11 programme.

5. The London International Mime Festival starts on Saturday 11th January and runs until Sunday 26th January 2014. Now in its 38th year, this year’s festival will feature the best artists in contemporary visual theatre from around the world. I studied theatre for a few years and am a sucker for physical theatre. This year’s programme looks very exciting, if this is your thing too. Find out more here.