26 July 2013 by

5 Things To Do This Weekend... Go To WOMAD, Watch The Returned, Enter A Victoria Sponge Bake-Off

1. Watch... Frances Ha

Queen of the indie film scene, actress and screenwriter Greta Gerwig, 29, is the star of her new movie Frances Ha. It’s about a 20-something New Yorker struggling with life, a film she co-wrote with her boyfriend Noah Baumbach, and based loosely on a best friend she had in high school. Don’t miss Sting’s daughter Mickey Sumner whose relationship with Frances is a central theme.

In cinemas now

2. Take Part In... A Victoria Sponge Bake-Off

To celebrate 150 years of Leeds Corn Exchange and its Victorian heritage, there are two days of festivities taking place. As well as an Emporium of optical novelty (no, us neither) and a pop-up Victorian museum (anyone for taxidermy?), there will also be a food market, gin palace and Victoria Sponge baking competition. We’re sold.

27-28 July [a target="_blank" href="http://www.leedscornexchange.co.uk">www.leedscornexchange.co.uk[/a]

3. Watch... The Returned

We can’t quite believe that there is only one more episode of The Returned left in this current season. What will happen to Lena and co? What will we talk about on Monday mornings? Luckily, Channel 4 have confirmed that they will be showing season 2 – phew – but in the meantime, we’ll be tuned in to the season finale this Sunday.

Sunday 28 July, 9pm, Channel 4

4. Go To... WOMAD

Musicians and performers from all around the world gather together annually in the grounds of Charlton Park in Wiltshire for WOMAD festival. As well as 7 stages of pure entertainment, make sure you also hunt down the Taste the World stage and the San-Fran disco bar.

25-28 July, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.womad.co.uk">www.womad.co.uk[/a]

5. Go To... Bristol Harbour Festival

Festivals are great but sometimes, paying loads of money not to get any sleep under a hot and sticky bit of canvas can be a bit of a chore. So why not head down to the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.bristolharbourfestival.co.uk">Bristol Harbour Festival[/a] this weekend which is FREE. We’ve been promised music, art, circus performances and some sort of treasure island for the kids. We presume there aren’t real sharks in the infested waters but with two miles of picturesque harbour to look at/ walk along, sounds like a winner to us.


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