Things to do in London...
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL: More than 50 screenings, discussions and industry events feature on the programme for the London Short Film Festival, including several film premieres. Haunted houses, psycho puppets and Paul McCartney conspiracy theories are all included in the on-screen action, which takes place across several London venues. 11-20 January
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: Roll up, roll up — the ever-impressive Cirque Du Soleil brings its latest show, Totem, to the Royal Albert Hall. It tells the story of the evolution of mankind through mind-blowing contortions, acrobatics, balancing acts and daredevil stunts. 12 January-26 February
CANARY WHARF WINTER LIGHTS: Just when you thought London's light festivals were over for another year, Canary Wharf Winer Lights begins. Light installations appear all over Canary Wharf — beneath the skyscrapers, on the water and in the shopping centres — and best of all, it's free. 15-26 January
NBA LONDON: Watch the Washington Wizards take on the New York Knicks in the NBA London Game, at The O2. It's a regular season game, rather than a special game. 17 January