This Weekend: 13th and 14th April

Posted on 7th May 2019.


Half-term is all about the kids right? Wrong, us adults need stuff to keep us tear-free, too – for sanity’s sake! So, to help you maintain your grip on reality here are selection of the best adult activities happening this weekend for all parents to enjoy.

As always, there’s also my  Weekend Directory to visit for extra weekend inspiration. Have a great weekend – I’ll be back next week.


Event: Party With the Greatest Showman| O2 Academy, Bristol

Sat 13th April | 10pm 

You’ve seen the film, downloaded the album but have you partied with the Greatest Showman? Well, this weekend you can in Bristol.  

Prepare to be taken on a mind-blowing clubbing experience with a live circus format, inspired by The Greatest Showman. Expect jugglers, acrobatics and lots of laughs!  

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Exhibition: Mary Quant | V&A, London

Until 16th Feb 2020 | From 10:00am

From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street.

Includes over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive.

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Theatre: Sweeney Todd | Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Fri 12th – 14th April | Times vary

The story of Sweeney Todd’s cut-throat vengeance – and Mrs Lovett’s stomach-turning pies – has left a bloody trail on our imagination for over 150 years. Now this malevolent tale comes back to life in the masterly musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler.

Mesmerising music and black comedy, this is thrilling theatre like you’ve never experienced before. 

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Music: Seven Drunken Nights | King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 13th April | 2:30pm and 7:30pm

My beautiful mum was from Dublin, so anything Irish, I’m grand with. Seven Drunken Nights is the smash hit tour that charts the story of The Dubliners.  The show brings to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons.

Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years, with a talented cast of musicians and singers, it’ll have you singing and clapping along as if you were on the Emerald Isle itself. 

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Food: Gin Tasting with Afternoon Tea | Malmaison, Manchester

Sat 13th April | 2:00pm – 4:30pm

 An indulgent afternoon where you CAN have your cake and eat it: enjoy a six of the very best craft gins, many made in the North West, alongside a delicious Malmaison Afternoon Tea.

Includes premium mixers, like classic tonics, but you will be encouraged to let your hair down and try more unusual ones, such as elderflower, premium ginger beer, lemonade and grapefruit soda. Cheers!

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