5 Things To Do This Weekend: Watch The Lord Mayor's Fireworks, Experience Gravity

08 November 2013 by

BUY – Matangi – M.I.A

Ever since Bad Girls, we’ve been waiting for M.I.A’s fourth album to drop and this week it finally arrived. Luckily, it definitely doesn't disappoint and M.I.A’s  mixture of hip hop and rap, electro and even dancehall is back and stronger than ever.

GO OUT TO SEE – Gravity

If there’s one film to go and see this year – see this one. Just watching the trailer had our pulses racing, and legendary director Alfonso Cuaron looks set to redefine film itself with his ambitious zero gravity scenes that look frighteningly real. 

GET SPARKY AT - Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks

Just when you thought carnival season was over, this Saturday the Lord Mayor’s show takes to the banks of the Thames from Mansion House to the Strand. There’s thousands of people, horses, costumes, floats and an incredible firework display to top it all off.


TEST YOUR TASTE BUDS - Experimental Food Society Show

Feel like you’re in your own bizarre Willy Wonka Factory for a day, sampling a camera made of edible ingredients and supping on experimental elixirs. Plus there’s talks from Professor Charles Spence and favourites Bompas and Parr – Diet? - what diet?


GET IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT AS - The German Market Opens In Leeds

Dust off your lederhosen – this weekend Christkindelmarkt opens in West Yorkshire where you can shop for handcrafted toys, traditional German gingerbread and Christmas decorations before heading into the beer hall with a stein. 


Words: Katie Gatens


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