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Things to Do This Weekend

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Museum of Architecture: The Gingerbread City

Saturday 8th December 2018 – Sunday 6th January 2019. £6.

If you don’t mind braving the museum crowds, this Saturday marks the opening of the now annual Gingerbread City exhibition at the V&A. Created by the Museum of Architecture, the exhibition sees architects, designers and engineers create an entire city made of hundreds of gingerbread pieces.

Now in its third year, 2018’s Gingerbread City brief was set by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, with participants invited to imagine a sustainable and inclusive city by responding to the theme ‘Imagining the Future City’. Perfect for families, you can stroll around the V&A’s Creative Space to see the results – just make sure you don’t nick a piece…

Location: V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL. Nearest Tube: South Kensington.


Late at Tate Britain: Truth

Friday 7th December. Free.

Fake news. Twitter bots. Hyper-reality. The concept of ‘truth’ is one of the most interesting and probably most important issues of the past few years. Which is why Tate Britain’s Late edition will be hosting a night of talks, workshops, performances and music to dissect our baffling ‘post truth’ world.

The programme will respond to the Turner Prize 2018 and include a host of multimedia installations, including one from artist Morgan Hislop soundtracked by Reprezent Radio, a talk from philosopher Steve Fuller on media, propaganda and misinformation, and a workshop hosted by Arora Ashani where you can make your own Twitter bot.

Location: Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG. Nearest Tube: Pimlico/Vauxhall.


Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Digbeth Après Ski

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December. From £10.

Missed out on the slopes this year? Fear not – Birmingham’s Custard Factory is hosting The Old Crown’s famed Digbeth Après Ski this weekend. Moving location this year, the winter ski lodge will feature a full line-up of DJs, bands, entertainment, bars, street food, and, of course, off-piste shenanigans.

The bars will be fully stocked with mulled wine, beers, wines, spirits, prosecco, mulled cider, cocktails, and rum hot chocolates, while street food will come in the form of cheese fondue, cured meats, bread, pickles, smoked sausages, veggies and potatoes. There’ll also be Belgian waffles on offer from The Bournville Waffle Company. Ski wear is encouraged!

Location: Custard Factory, Gibb Street B9 4AA.


Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

St Nicks Night Market

Friday 7th December, 5pm – 10pm. Free.

If you’re looking to get into the festive spirit, Bristol’s famed St Nick’s Market turns into St Nicks Night Market for a night of magical Christmas feasting. As well as all the market’s regulars like Pieminister and Source, there’ll also be a free Silent Disco going on to boot.

Buy a bag of hot roasted chestnuts and a cup of mulled cider to enjoy as you wander around the stalls and keep an eye out for the breakdancing Santa’s and other unexpected performances taking place around the market as you go.

Location: Corn Street, BS1 1JQ.


Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Lightwaves Festival 2018

Friday 7th December – Sunday 16th December. Free.

Salford’s Lightwaves Festival returns this Friday for a 10-day-long programme of digital light art, bringing light to those dark winter nights. Taking over the public spaces around The Quays and MediaCity, there’ll be 16 artworks in total, including two major commissions.

The first major commission is ‘Youth Culture’ and takes the form of a towering hooded figure with LEDs that change behaviour when approached. The second, ‘Spectrum’, invites audiences to talk to it, as they see and hear their words as moving lights and a soundscape. There’ll also be a giant red squirrel illuminated by visual projections… as you do.

Location: The Quays, M50 3AZ.



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