ARTS & CULTURE Things to do this weekend 1 min ARTS & CULTURE Things to do this weekend 1 min What's on and where to go this weekend Added on 14.09.18 By Iesha Thomas on 14.09.18 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Email LinkedIn What's on and where to go this weekend By Iesha Thomas on 14.09.18 Book now for later The RSC are heading south for the autumn, bringing three Shakespeare productions from the Stratford-Upon-Avon 2018 Summer Season to the Barbican from 15 October. Christopher Eccleston will be making his RSC debut as Macbeth, with Niamh Cusack returning as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's darkest psychological thriller. Joining them will be the epic tragedy of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Starring Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick, they’ll be working with 36 young Londoners from the RSC’s Associate Schools programme, and will be part of the professional cast. Concluding the season will be the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. David Troughton, RSC associate artist plays Falstaff in this production with a reality-TV twist, directed by Fiona Laird. Alongside the plays, the RSC will be running workshops for students and emerging actors, directors and theatre-makers. The RSC will be at the Barbican until January 2019, so grab your tickets while you can. Sponsored by GO TO THE LONDON PODCAST FESTIVAL Experience some of the best podcasts from the UK and around the world at the third London Podcast Festival. Join over 10,000 visitors to discover new talents and meet their favourite podcasters over one amazing weekend. Alongside the main festival programme will be the Podcast Maker Weekend, a series of workshops and discussions targeted at podcasters. Unedited will be leading a panel and audience discussion about diversity in the podcasting industry and the Earwolf team will be creating two extra-special comedy panels that you won’t want to miss. For more details, click here. celebrate the work of black feminist filmmakers The Barbican is hosting an event that is showcasing oppositional films from Channel 4’s first decade. There will be a screening of a celebrated film essay on race and disorder in Britain, premiered on Channel 4 in 1986, a year after the riots in Birmingham and London. Incorporating newsreel and archival material, the film’s multi-stranded narrative invites us to consider how mainstream news reduces complex events to problematic stereotypes. As well as this piece from the trailblazing Black Audio Film Collective , there will be work produced in a radical, game-changing era that opened doors for diverse voices in cinemas and on British television. For more information, click here. be dazzled by bollywood stars The musical Taj Express blends the iconic anthems of India's composers with Bollywood's stars for an unforgettable show. It follows the story of one man’s passion and another man’s genius. Young composer Shankar struggles with his music, and it’s only when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol, A R Rahman, that he discovers his path to success. This weekend, the production is at the Birmingham Hippodrome, but the UK tour will take the performance to a theatre near you. Book your tickets here. WATCH THE All Ireland Ladies Football Finals This weekend is going to be one of the most exciting days in the Irish sporting calendar: the All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships. The final in 2017 saw a record number of over 45,000 attendees, the highest for a female sporting event that year. The junior, intermediate and senior players will compete in a nail-biting climax on the day, which is set to be filled with a buzzing atmosphere and incredible football skills. For more information and to book your tickets, click here. Browse handbags AT THE NEW MULBERRY FLAGSHIP STORE Mulberry has opened its doors to the new global flagship store on London's Regents Street and on Saturday 15th September, customers are invited to pop in and take a look while enjoying Gin & Tonics provided by King of Soho. You'll also have the chance to become a #MulberryMuse for the Autumn Winter ’18 campaign through an interactive studio that captures and projects customised portraits to the store windows. "F*** me gently with a chainsaw", there's a screening of heathers This weekend, Leeds' Hyde Park Picture House is screening 80s cult classic, Heathers. Starring Winona Ryder as Veronica, it's a tale of a girl trying to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school, who are all called Heather. After meeting a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a cycle of hate, revenge and unintentional murder. This dark, cynical and subversive cult classic takes a chainsaw to everything you think you know about high-school movies. Click here to book your tickets. EXPERIENCE A GENDER-TRANSITION STORY TOLD THROUGH DANCE After a sellout international tour, the award-winning 201 Company are coming to Bristol's 1532 Performing Arts Centre with SKIN. The production follows the intimate journey of a boy's gender transition into a body that finally feels like home. Choreographed by Andrea Walker, the seven-person cast fuse urban and contemporary styles to an original score. Don't miss out on this fast-paced, emotionally driven story of family, identity and belonging. Book your tickets here. CELEBRATE FASHION WEEK WITH THE WORLD'S LARGEST BEAN BAG Ahead of London Fashion Week, Anya Hindmarch has created Chubby Cloud, an experiential installation that’s inspired by the cloud motif in its Chubby Collection. Head to the Banqueting House in London from September 14th – September 16th, where you can sink into the world’s largest bean bag under the spectacular Rubens ceiling. Enjoy fashion talks, music and bedtime stories, all taking place on the Chubby Cloud. You'll also have the chance to nibble on Chubby Cloud inspired cakes, and visit the shop that will offer items available exclusively at the event. Spaces are limited, so make sure you book before they're all taken. For more details, click here.