The Hitlist: January 2023

Here’s our round-up of everything you need to do, read, watch and listen to this January!

Say hello to the new month, and a new year, with our January 2023 Hitlist!  We’ve found the best of what to watch, read, listen to and do, so you can start the new year as you mean to go on! 

Sam Smith’s fourth studio album is nearly here and we, for one, cannot wait! This thirteen-track masterpiece features soon-to-be pop classics, with a wealth of features including Ed Sheeran and Kim Petras (because who doesn’t love the TikTok-famous ‘Unholy’?! Sam said the following when unveiling they had a new album on the way; "I’m feeling overwhelmed and emotional as I start to let go of Gloria and hand this work over to you. It has been magical in every way to make this piece of music and by giving this record to you I am giving you part of my heart and soul”.

This Disney Original Documentary gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios. Fans journey every year to have their photo taken at the world-famous zebra crossing, and artists strive to follow in the footsteps of their heroes. In this personal film of memory and discovery, Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to see and experience the creative magic that makes it the most famous and longest-running studio in the world. From classical to pop, film scores to hip-hop, “If These Walls Could Sing” explores the breadth, diversity and ingenuity of Abbey Road Studios. Intimate interviews reveal how leading artists, producers, composers and the dedicated engineers and staff of Abbey Road all found their feet, musical language and community within the Studios.

Manifesting queen Roxie Nafousi is helping you start your new year with a bang, with her latest book, Manifest: Dive Deeper. Her debut self-help book Manifest showed you it's possible to change your life. Now Manifest: Dive Deeper will show you every step you need to take to get there. In this hotly-demanded follow-up, you will discover exactly how to unlock your limitless potential, create lasting, transformative change, and turn your dreams into a reality. Expanding your understanding of each of the unique seven steps to manifestation, Roxie provides practical techniques to teach you how to harness your potential and confidently step into your power. Each chapter is filled with simple and inspiring exercises designed to cultivate self-awareness, reflection and growth, empowering your manifesting process even more.

Founded in 2003, The London Short Film Festival celebrates its 20th edition over nine days with packed programmes of short films, supplemented with panel discussions, Q&As and live performances. Taking place at the capital's best cinema venues like the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Hackney’s MOTH Club, BFI Southbank, Curzon Soho, and Regent St Cinema, the festival serves a platform for emerging talent alongside the established cinema-makers. About 2500 films are submitted annually both from the UK and international filmmakers. 500 films get to curated screenings, while 36 exceptional short films get awarded with prizes by an international jury.

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