What to do this weekend


What to do this weekend

What's on and where to go this weekend

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What's on and where to go this weekend

  • See unseen photos of David Bowie

    It’s hard to believe that there are still unseen photographs of the late David Bowie, but a series of portraits are on display at Snap Galleries in Mayfair. Captured by close friend Gerald Fearnley, the photographs depict a light-hearted Bowie at the very beginning of his career in the late 60s and include out-takes from the Starman’s eponymous debut album.

  • Watch the Olympics closing ceremony

    We haven’t been able to take our attention away from the Rio Olympics for the past two weeks, but all good things must come to an end. The closing ceremony makes for perfect Sunday-night viewing as it’s broadcast on BBC1 at 11:25pm. Along with spectacular celebrations and a look back at the action, it is also Tokyo’s chance to make an impression as the torch is passed on for the 2020 event.

  • Ride the night tube

    The launch of the night Tube has finally arrived, with 24-hour services running on the Victoria and Central lines. Never worry about catching the last Tube home again, while mourning the days you could use that same excuse to leave boring social events early.

  • Southport flower show

    As the largest independent show of its kind in the UK, Southport offers so much more than floral arrangements. With dogs jumping through hoops, a duck obstacle race, a falconry display and dancing Spanish horses, the weekend is as much of an interactive zoo as it is a celebration of blooms. Throw in the live music and motorbike stunt artists, and your perception of the quaint village flower show will be changed forever.

  • Doune the Rabbit Hole, Stirlingshire

    This family-oriented multi-arts festival is an intimate affair with a cosy 3,000 people in attendance. As well as music from Cate Le Bon and Admiral Fallow, there’s also a selection of arts and crafts workshops for both adults and kids – make your own moccasins, build a tree swing or take part in the Sunday-afternoon water fight. Tickets are available here

  • Rave to an orchestra

    If you find yourself yearning for the halcyon days of acid house, but can’t stomach the thought of staying awake until God knows when in the morning, pop along to the more refined Hacienda Classical. A 40-piece live orchestra will play alongside some of the club’s biggest personalities, including New Order and Joy Division alumnus Peter Hook, in the more peaceful surroundings of Herrington Country Park in Sunderland. Book tickets here

  • Throw yourself into a 1930s adventure

    The film adaption of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s novel is released today. The tale of rival tribes the Swallows And Amazons frolicking in the 1930s wholesome countryside makes for a fun family adventure and is a welcome alternative to the whirlwind of iPads and Pokémon that is modern childhood.

  • Read a poem or two… or 10

    What better day for Poet’s Day to fall on than a Sunday, especially since the sun has decided to have this weekend off? Quietly lose yourself in an anthology, perform dramatic readings for your friends (willing or unwilling) or try your hand at writing. We’ll be reading Hollie McNish’s poems about raising a child in an ever-changing modern world in Nobody Told Me.

  • Flex your feminist muscles

    Featuring UK premieres and Q&As with filmmakers abound, the fourth London Feminist Film Festival at the Rio Cinema in Dalston is one not to miss. There’s far too much to choose from, but highlights include a short film exploring reproductive rights in Ireland and a panel discussion on the challenges of everyday sexism with the creators of Credible, a documentary following a mother and daughter as they try to create an alternative pop star role model.

  • Catch a Broadway hit at Edinburgh Fringe

    This adaption of the Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie comes from John Tiffany, fresh from co-creating the wildly successful Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. It’s not the most jolly way to spend three hours in Edinburgh, but the heart-wrenching story and tenacious characters will have you gripped. Premiering on Broadway in 2013, the production earned Tony nominations and now makes its European debut at the King’s Theatre as part of Fringe. Buy tickets here.

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