24 January 2014 by

5 Things To Do This Weekend: Celebrate Burns Night & Go And See ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

It’s a great weekend for Scots and cinephiles, here’s a list of what you can do…

1) Celebrate Burns Night

Saturday is Burns Night and there are loads of foodie options to choose from. One of our favs is this Burns Night Menu from Rivington in Shoreditch. Their three course menus includes Haggis (with neeps and tatties) and Walnut & Whisky tart. Lovely.

2) Check out August: Osage County

Tracy Letts’ acclaimed stage play makes a classy leap to the screen, with Meryl Streep as the pill-popping matriarch telling harsh truths to her extended family. Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin and a raft of similar talents deal with the fallout. Charles Gant

3) Catch Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers continue their strong run with Inside Llewyn Davis, set amid the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Oscar Isaac (Drive) impresses as the titular musician tangling with a pregnant hook-up, stalled career and missing cat (scene-stealing). With Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver. Charles Gant

4) Go The Bloomberg New Contemporaries Exhibit

For 54 years the New Contemporaries exhibition has showcased the best new artists and this year is no different, with photography, multimedia video installations and abstract portraits from a wide range of artists.

5) Watch Teenage

Lena Dunham is a big fan of Matt Wolf’s documentary and you can read an interview with screenwriter/author Jon Savage here. It's a fascinating exploration of how the concept of the teenager came out.

 

 


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