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What's on and where to go this weekend

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By Iesha Thomas on

What's on and where to go this weekend

By Iesha Thomas on
  • WATCH KEIRA KNIGHTLEY OVERCOME SOCIETAL RESTRAINTS IN COLETTE

    After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership after he receives constant praise for work that isn’t actually his. Over time, lack of recognition starts to grate on Collette and she decides to fight for creative ownership, challenging gender norms and putting her relationship with her husband to the test. This fascinating drama based on a true story comes from the director of Still Alice. The film stars Keira Knightley (Atonement), Dominic West (The Wire), and Eleanor Tomlinson (The Illusionist). Find your local VUE cinema showing here.

  • SEE WAITRESS ON THE WEST END (BOOK NOW FOR LATER)

    The Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress is coming to the West End. With music and lyrics by six-times Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles, Katharine McPhee (American Idol, Waitress on Broadway) joins the Waitress London cast. It follows Jenna, a waitress who dreams of leaving her small town and rocky marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Book your tickets here.

  • BE BOVVERED THAT CATHERINE TATE'S DOING A LIVE SHOW

    Catherine Tate's a bit like Marmite in the comedy community – you love her or you hate her. But if you're a big fan of Marmite, and Catherine Tate, make sure you catch her show this weekend. See the sketch comic bring her characters – some from her hit BBC One TV show, some freshly minted – to the live arena for the very first time. That means Essex Sam, Nurse Bernie and, of course, gobby teenager Lauren Cooper. Book your tickets here.

  • go to the festival of new masculinity

    Professor Green is doing special live edition of his podcast for The Book of Man's Festival of New Masculinity, a series of events running until March. Pro Green will be discussing the challengese that men face today and celebrating new thinking around masculinity. He'll be joined by artists The Connor Brothers and more special guests to discuss the theme of creativity – the value of the act of creation, where it comes from, why it’s important and how it’s related to mental health. Ticket includes entry to a party straight after the podcast recording. All ticket profits will go to male suicide-prevention charity CALM. For more details, click here.

  • ATTEND THE TS ELIOT PRIZE FOR POETRY

    Every year, the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry is granted to the author of what's judged to be the best new poetry collection published in the UK or Ireland. It's decided upon by a panel of established poets, including chair Sinéad Morrissey, Daljit Nagra and Clare Pollard, and former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion called it the prize that most poets want to win. This year's nominees are: Ailbhe Darcy, Terrance Hayes, Zaffar Kunial, Nick Laird, Fiona Moore, Sean O’Brien, Phoebe Power, Richard Scott, Tracy K Smith and Hannah Sullivan, all of whom will be giving readings at the event. For the first time, the shortlist includes five debut collections. If you're a big poetry fan, you don't want to miss out on this wonderful event. For more information, click here.

  • SEE THE MOTOWN MUSICAL TOUR

    The hit West End musical is coming to Bristol this weekend. The show features more than 50 of the best Motown hits, including My Girl, What's Going On, Dancing In the Street, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Ain't No Mountain High Enough via the telling of the story of Berry Gordy, who founded Motown Records. Discover the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to create something more than a record label. Gordy launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations and many more. The musical tells the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and, of course, the music that made history and defined the sound of a generation. Book your tickets here.

  • CHEER ON ENGLAND'S NETBALL TEAM

    The Vitality Netball International Series is heading to M&S Bank Arena Liverpool this weekend. See four of the world’s best teams go head-to-head. England took home the gold in last year's Commonwealth Games. They'll be joined by Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and it will be the last international series before they battle for gold at the Netball World Cup 2019. The opening weekend will see South Africa face Australia and England go against New Zealand on Sunday 13 January 2019. So make sure you don't miss out on a thrilling tournament of some of the best athletes in the sport. Find out more here.

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