5 things to look forward to in 2021

15 January 2021

Apart from celebrating that 2020 is now over, there are lots of things to look forward to in 2021! Here’s our top five:

1.      Brighter, warmer days aheadMulticoloured confetti against a blue background

In this grey, long winter, hot summer days can feel like a distant dream. But, before you know it you’ll be putting your fluffy jumpers away ready for another beautiful spring and summertime.

Things will begin to change on the 20th March – known as the spring equinox. This means the days will start getting longer and nights shorter. With this change we will start to see more wildlife coming out of their slumber and nature will begin blooming, making the outside a more lively and colourful scene.

2.      Big sporting events to come

The big ones this year is the Tokyo Olympics from the 23rd July to 8th August and the Tokyo Paralympics from the 25th of August to 5th September. This will become a great talking point and will be uplifting to see people come together across the world.

Other sports events we can look forward to being: Cricket: The Ashes, Rugby: The Women’s World Cup, Golf: The Ryder Cup, and many more!

3.      Hollywood blockbuster releases

If films got you through 2020 – as they did for many of us – then these fresh releases will give you something to get excited about.

February: ‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run’, Spongebob Squarepants and friends will unite for another underwater adventure.

April: ‘No Time to Die’, the 25th installment to the James Bond series.

May: ‘Black Widow’, an upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel comics.

July: ‘Uncharted’, a thrilling adventure film based on popular video game series.

August: ‘The Beatles: Get Back’, Peter Jackson takes us back to the 1970s with never-seen-before footage of The Beatles.

September:Death on the Nile’, if you love a “who done it?” film, this Agatha Christie classic will have you putting your detective hat on.

October: ‘Dune’, a re-adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic.

December: ‘West Side Story’, Stephen Spielberg is set to dazzle us with his adaptation of this Broadway musical.

4.      A chance to see the supermoon – thrice!

A supermoon occurs when there’s a full moon and it’s closest to the Earth – this is called perigee. This can make the moon appear around 14% bigger than a full moon. As well as this, supermoons are about 30% brighter, this is because the closer the moon is to the Earth, the more sun rays can reflect off the lunar surface.

It’s predicted that the supermoons will appear on March 28th, April 27th, and May 26th. So make sure you’re looking to the skies to catch it!

5.      Sing along to Eurovision

Whether you love it or hate it, Eurovision brings together singers from across the world to take home the Eurovision title. It takes place on the 18th of February and ends on the 6th of March. It may be cheesy but Eurovision has had some big winners from ABBA, Celine Dion, and Lulu!

Even though it’s hard to plan almost anything at the moment, we hope these events will bring with them fun, excitement, and something to look forward to.