To help your Saturday and Sunday fizz , I’ve had a poke around the internet to see what’s happening this weekend – as always, I’ve found a few gems that I’ve shared below.
For more ideas on what to do this weekend, there’s also my Weekend Directory to visit. Oh, if you do go to any of the events below, swing by the comments below and let me know!
PS: I missed posting about last weekend’s best events because I was in bed with a cold and incapable of remembering my own name. I’m better now, although I’m still struggling with the name. It’s an age thing.
Rob Newman, Total Eclipse of Descartes | Lyme Regis, Dorset
Sat 2nd March | 7:30pm
Having had a bit of a crush on comedian Rob Newman since he appeared in The Mary Whitehouse Experience (don’t judge me), I’m gagging to see his stage show, Total Eclipse of Descartes, as it tours the UK. This weekend it lands in Lyme Regis, Dorset (where I went to school) – so if you’re nearby grab a ticket whilst you can and call me.
In the show, Rob attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3,000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howard’s trousers. Sounds bonkers and right up my street.
Museum of the Moon | Life Science Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sat 2nd & Sunday 3rd | Various times
Fascinating and beautiful, this seven-metre-wide spherical artwork, created by Bristol artist Luke Jerram, takes you closer to the moon than you’ve probably ever been (unless your name is Buzz or you’re an alien).
Suspended in the air, it displays imagery of the lunar surface mapped by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in a mission that produced the most accurate maps of the Moon to date. Each centimetre of the printed surface of the sculpture represents five kilometres of the Moon’s surface.
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork that’s truly out of this world.
Ghost: The Musical | Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Sat 2nd March | 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Oh my darling, I had no idea there was a musical version of this incredible 1990 film – so I’m delighted to discover that there is and to share it with you.
Written by multi Brit-Award winner Dave Stewart and Grammy award-winning Glen Ballard, with a script by Bruce Joel Rubin based on his OSCAR winning screenplay, GHOST brings all the romance and magic of the classic story to life with stunning music and illusions.
The show is on tour now until April 2019. Remember to pack your tissues.
Vivienne Westwood Shoes | York Castle Museum
Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd | 9:30am – 5:00pm
Put the punk into your weekend with this absorbing look at some of Vivienne Westwood’s most astonishing shoe designs.
This incredible collection, accumulated by a private collector over the last 15 years, dates from the 1970s to present day. You’ll see iconic pieces as The Black Spike SEX Shoe, The Hammerhead Trainer and The Pirate Boot, alongside Westwood’s collaborated creations with Nine West and Brazilian company Melissa.
To complement the exhibition, you can also follow the footsteps of fashion through the ages with a display of footwear dating back to the 18th century, selected by Westwood herself from the Museum’s historic collection.
Banff Mountain Film Festival | Plaza, Stockport
Sat 2nd | 7:30pm
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the phenomenal films of climbers, skiers, mountain bikers, kayakers and more. Approximately 300 films are entered into the film festival annually, and the top 60 films are selected by a pre-screening committee to be shown at the festival.
For adventurers, this is a big screen experience not to be missed. Sit mesmerised as fearless explorers and intrepid film-makers venture deep into the world’s most isolated and spectacular landscapes capturing their escapades with beautiful cinematography. I’ve got my tickets for the festival when it shows up in my part of the country and I can already feel the adrenaline.