ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend 19/5

ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend 19/5

What's on and where to go this weekend

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By Emily Baker on

What's on and where to go this weekend

By Emily Baker on
  • Light up Liverpool

    The theme of this year’s LightNight Liverpool is time, as the city-wide culture festival celebrates the past, present and future of the city. There are over 100 things to see and do across the event, as venues and art spaces invite people of all ages to interact with the light displays and live music. Click here for the full festival guide.

  • Stay sober

    Anne Hathaway’s new small-budget film Colossal is funny, eclectic and really odd. She plays Gloria, who gets chucked out of her boyfriend’s flat thanks to her drinking problem. After drowning her sorrows with childhood friend Oscar, played by Jason Sudeikis, Gloria wakes to the news of a Godzilla-like creature destroying South Korean capital Seoul. This is where things get strange – Gloria finds that she is in control of the monster, and so must be the one to stop it.

  • Listen to a story

    It’s the British Academy’s literature week, so they’re holding a number of events to celebrate the greats of British storytelling. Tonight the Academy itself is hosting a late dedicated to great works of literature “off the page”, while tomorrow there’s a screening of the first ever screen adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel Inherent Vice and a storytelling performance of the classic fairy-tale The Little Mermaid. See the full list of events and book here.

  • Stay up late

    Museums up and down the country are keeping their doors open late this weekend for the annual Museums At Night event. Join a Victorian whodunnit murder mystery at Nottingham’s Museum of Justice, learn about the history and art of making tea at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool, or see Brighton’s Pavillion as it would have been seen by the Prince Regent’s visiting guests. See the full schedule of events here.

  • Pick up some fresh food

    As the summer reluctantly drags it’s feet towards us, so do the first wave of food festivals. Hopefully the weather will buck up for this weekend as Monmouthshire Food Festival sets up in the grounds of Caldicot Castle. There’s a packed schedule of training and demonstrations in the Chef’s Theatre, a fresh farmer’s market to buy your ingredients and a children’s corner. Book tickets here.

  • Go to college with Kimmy

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back on Netflix today, and she’s off to university, despite still dealing with a divorce from her previous captor, played by John Hamm.  Now is the perfect time to binge watch the whole third season, as Kimmy’s sunny and consistently positive outlook will brighten even the rainiest of May weekends

  • Travel to South Asia (without leaving the UK)

    Now in it's eighth year, Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre puts South Asian culture at the forefront of it's programme. A scheduled programme of artistic collaborations, workshops, talks, food and drink sits alongside a wide range of free events hosted by British and international artists. You can find the full programme here.

  • Solve a murder

    Another day, another brilliant true-crime podcast. Convicted investigates the 1996 murder of a two-year-old girl, whose father Richard Nicolas was eventually arrested and jailed. But what if he didn't do it? There's four episodes to catch up on so far.

  • Book now for later

    Dame Janet Suzman comes back to the stage later this month to play Rose, an 80-year-old Jewish woman. From the comfort of Rose's home in Florida, the one-actor play charts the tumulteous displacement of Europe's Jews from the 20th century to now. Book here

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