3 Feb: Chinese New Year. The lunar event for the year of the Rabbit.
4 Feb: RBS 6 Nations begins Cardiff, Wales. The 2011 6 Nations begins with Wales vs England at Cardiff. This is the first time the rugby tournament has begun with a Friday night match.
7 Feb: Laurence Olivier Award nominations announced. The nominations for the prestigious theatre awards, to be held on 13 March at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, are announced.
9 Feb: Daycare Trust's Childcare Costs Survey. Charity the Daycare Trust publishes its annual childcare costs survey looking at the issue of cost and availability of childcare in Britain.
10 Feb: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. The Autumn/Winter 2011 Fashion Week kicks off, with Victoria Beckham scheduled to show her new collection on 13 Feb.
11-12 Feb: Conservative Party Spring Forum Warwickshire. Confirmed speakers include Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles and party co-chair Baroness Warsi.