02 August 2013 by

5 Things To Do This Weekend... Go To Bestival, Edinburgh Fringe And Holi One Festivals

1. Go to... Camp Bestival

There are still day tickets available for Camp Bestival at Dorset’s Lulworth Castle. It’s got everything you could want and more. As well as music (think Labrinth to Gabrielle Aplin to Billy Bragg), there are workshops – how about Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Dance Workshop - talks, poets, comedy and authors, food from around the globe and it’s completely kid friendly.

Until 4 August, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.campbestival.net/tickets/camp-bestival-2013-day-tickets/%20">Tickets from £60[/a]

2. Go to... Edinburgh Fringe Festival

With over 40,000 performances, more 2,500 shows at 250 venues across the city, Edinburgh Festival Fringe is back. It’s the world’s largest arts festival and is open to budding amateurs and pros alike. From comedy to theatre, dance to music, there is certainly something for everyone.

2-26 August, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk">www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk[/a]

3. Go to... Holi One Festival

Apparently Kate Moss and Russell Brand are both fans of the Holi One Festival ([a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com/HoliOneWorld">@HoliOneWorld[/a]), a celebration of colour, light and ethnic spirituality. The proviso? Come dressed all in white and each hour, a burst of paint will explode all over you. You’ll leave as bright as a rainbow and exhausted from partying to the live music, entertainment and DJ’s. Random? Maybe. Fun? Definitely.

3-4 August, Battersea Power Station, [a target="_blank" href="http://de.amiando.com/LONDONHOLIONE.html%20">Tickets from £16.99[/a]

4. Watch... Only God Forgives

Now, we’d not normally have a ‘but’ when it comes to any film starring a certain Ryan Gosling. However, Only God Forgives needs a 'not-for-the-faint-hearted' warning label. But with Mr G’s looks and Kristin Scott Thomas playing a character so far removed, you may be temporarily distracted from the brutal guts and gore.

In cinemas now

5. Read... Precious Thing by Colette McBeth

Colette McBeth’s debut novel Precious Thing is the type of chilling thriller easily devoured in one sitting, let alone over a weekend. It explores the boundaries of friendship to its very limits and will leave you checking behind your curtains before bed…

Out now


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