Top Three Alternative Valentines Day Options

Top Three Alternative Valentines Day Options

Fancy a leftfield option for the 14th Feb? Look no further; read our top three picks for the more adventurous looker for love.

Date published: 10th Feb 2014

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Valentine's Day is looming. Some of you have got it all locked down already, months of meticulous planning finally coming to a head as the big day arrives. Others, either through indifference or inactivity, haven't got a monkeys about what to do when the day of love swings round We've already listed hotel choices, romantic destinations to gorge upon culinary aphrodisiacs and doe eyed dancefloors for the occasion, but if you fancy something a little bit more curve-ball, coupled up or otherwise, then here's our top three alternative Valentines Day picks.

Happy St Valentines @ The Eagle Inn, Manchester

Manchester has a party which doubles up for the more adventurous couples and singletons this Valentines Day with a gathering that aims to focus on the oft forgotten delight of being single on Valentine's Day. La Reine des Coeurs are promoting an event which offers "frivolous fun and seduction as a celebration of singledom", with a cluster of performers all organised to make sure the Valentines experience is a little bit further from the norm.

Magic from Equador Zaha, burlesque performances from the Vaudeville esque Ginger La Rouge and Smutty Scouse sensation Florence Fonatine, and even a love counselor all make for an intriguing evening. Whether you are equipped with a lover or shorn of a date, you can have plenty of fun when Valentine's Day swings round at the Eagle Inn. There's a heady mix of pop and sultry disco from resident Chaka Kant for you to stream above as well.

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Love of Dub @ The Black Swan, Bristol

Down in the West Country Bristol will be reverberating to a shindig that focuses on a genre of music with a rich history in the region; reggae. Bristol's strong Caribbean culture has been a huge part of the city since the fifties, and that's reflected in a music scene that has always been a brilliant fusion of a variety of cultures, styles and tastes. This Love of Dub event offers a Valentine's option for any lovers of the genre to immerse themselves in everything reggae related, in particular the dubbed out soundscapes.

The sounds come from Soom T & Gardna, Tuff Scout, Earl Gateshead and plenty more, including a live 16 pieces samba mash up form the Batala Samba Collective. Expect hip-hop, dancehall, jungle and dubwise to all flit in and out of the mix, and if that wasn't enough they give out free samosas on the night. What more could you want?

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Feedme Music Presents @ Bush Hall, London

The final option sees a bands gig for your perusal at Bush Hall in London. Psychedelic six piece West of the Sun headline the event, with support from bluesy rockers Columbia, all giving you a chance to spend the evening with your date holding hands to the sound of jangling guitars and crushing sonics. Pretty standard no? Well for us its the other support act which we feel throws you the chance to do something that little bit off the beaten track for the evening.

Before both these artists get the chance to bring their shine on it's all about Judy Shire, a singer fiendishly monikered as the Devil's Daughter. The self professed queen of Vamp Rock, Shire's lyrics evoke tales of the a darker accompaniment to humanity, weaving a rich tapestry of Vampires, Witches and black magic (evidenced by the haunting 'Beyond Imagination' above). If you fancy adding a dash of Lucifer to your love this year, look no further than Shire and her blackened romance.

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