‘Tis the season of love at IH


January has gone by in a flash and daylight hours are already increasing which means we are past winter’s midpoint. If that thought does not cheer you up, what we have planned for February should.

Our main event of the month is the Valentine’s Party in on 9th of February which promises to be another great IH celebration. This month we have few events around the theme of LGBT History Month which include a LGBT tour of Soho (sign-up fast as only 10 spots are available) as well as a talk on relevant themes (to be confirmed). Milk, a 2008 bio-pic about Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist in California will be screened in IH Cinema on 22 February. A karaoke event, featuring love songs I have been told, will take place on the 8th of February and a games night on the 12th.   

Our sporting activities, including the very popular yoga sessions, carry on as usual, on Mondays, this month. For the children, a seasonally appropriate film called Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be screened in the cinema on 17 February. Finally, the romantics among you may wish to use our anonymous online Valentine’s message box to declare your feelings for fellow residents with a chance of winning a prize for the best message.

Finally, this month’s IH Community Award recipient is Ms Onaily Carreno, one of our housekeepers. Residents have described her as a very positive and friendly staff member who makes living at IH better. Please note that you can nominate any junior staff member (catering, reception, housekeeping and maintenance) via our website.

Happy February to you all!

International Hall Warden



Saeed with Onaily Carreno, the winner of the January IH Community Award.

Saeed with Onaily Carreno, the winner of the January IH Community Award.