10 January 2014 by

5 Things To Do This Weekend: Watch '12 Years A Slave', Book Burns Night And More

1) See 12 Years A Slave

This early Oscars frontrunner is the extraordinary true story of a free US citizen abducted and sold into southern slavery in 1841. A masterful Steve McQueen (Shame) elicits peerless work from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, also making a sensational discovery in Lupita Nyong’o as an abused slave girl - Charles Gant.

2) Buy Sisterland In Paperback

One of our favourite books of 2013 is finally out in paperback, the author of American Wife and Prep explores the world of psychic twins, with Sittenfeld’s typical economy and insight. Beautiful and brilliant.

3) Book Your Burns Night Celebration

January 25 is fast approaching and the time has come to book in your Burns Night celebrations! This Hootenanny features Highland games, a mobile cocktail bar and ,of course, a ceilidh band. Must ours a double malt...

4)  Visit Jake And Dinos Chapman’s 'Come And See'

This exciting new show from the Chapman brothers see them delving deeper into their always captivating themes of mortality and consumer culture, with atypical subversive drama and gallows humour.

5) Eat At Rita's

Need more classic American dishes in your life? You bet you do! Sunday night at Rita's promises to be a Southern Fried special- so if you fancy an alternative roast you know where to go...


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