January Picks From Adapt

Every month we’ll be sharing our recommended events, books, and podcasts for when you need some inspiration for activities in your downtime. Check out our January picks…

Go Out

Beat the January Blues with our recommendations of not-to-be missed cultural events in London this month:

Enjoy a night of musical theatre

See one of many musicals currently showing in the West End from Disney’s Lion King and Frozen to new chart-topping family favourites such as Back to the Future and Matilda. Don’t miss the world famous Les Misérables currently showing this winter.

Find out what’s on in the West End here.


Become a History Buff

Don’t miss this fascinating exhibition telling the story of Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth at the British Library. Running until 19 February 2023.

Find out more here.


Get arty

British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is exhibiting at Tate Britain until 26 February 2023. Visitors can admire portraits of people painted from the artist’s imagination inviting the viewer to make their own interpretation of these enigmatic portraits. This exhibition includes 70 works that span the artists’ portfolio from 2003 to the present day. It is the most extensive showcase of Yiadom-Boakye’s career to date.

Find out more here.


Stay In

Cosy up and avoid the worst of the January weather and start your year off with a good read:

 Stolen Focus by Johann Hari

We live in an attention economy – but why are attention spans now shorter than ever? Hari offers readers a deep dive into the inner workings of the human mind in the age of internet and technology, exploring the dangers facing a race that just can’t seem to hold their attention. Hari offers insight into why we’re in the trouble we’re in and explores the ways we can tackle this crisis of attention head on in a modern and insightful way that leaves you wanting to find out more!

In this book, Hari circumnavigates the globe to discover why our attention spans getting shorter through twelve case studies that help get to the bottom of where things went wrong for our ability to focus.


Spare by Prince Harry

The much anticipated tell-all offering insight into the inner workings of the Royal Family, Prince Harry’s debut biography is sure to top charts for months to come. This memoir has skyrocketed up the charts, offering honest and often intimate insights into Prince Harry’s life. ‘Spare’ was ghost-written by Pulitzer Prize-winning ghost-writer, J.R. Moehringer who is famed for crafting raw and unabashed accounts of famous lives.


The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World by Tim Marshall

Politics top of mind right now? Dive down this geopolitical rabbit hole examining how geography has played a role in the relationships between the superpowers we know today. Marshall creates a digestible paradigm of geopolitics in the way they present a concise but thorough collection of observations on just how each country’s history and destiny has been shaped by its position in the world.


Listen Up

Level up your listening with some cracking podcasts to shake up your playlist this month:

My Therapist Ghosted Me by Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams

You’ll feel part of the group after a few episodes of this witty, real series from Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams. Afterall, who needs a therapist when you have 100% unqualified, unsubstantiated but up front and honest advice from your friends.

Listen on Apple Podcasts here.


Start With This by Jeffrey Cranor

One for the creatives struggling to find their spark in 2023. From the creator of ‘Welcome To Night Vale’ (for OG podcasters), Cranor is back with ‘Start With This’ – a podcast to help you boost creativity.

Listen on Spotify here.


Noble Blood by Dana Schwartz

Riding on the coat-tails of the Royal-frenzy we’ve all found ourselves in following the release of Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ this month, ‘Noble Blood’ is a “terrifyingly entertaining” rendition of histories most notable Royal scandals, sagas and successions.

Listen on Apple Podcasts here.