5 Things To Do This Weekend - See The Impossible, Watch Borgen...
1. Watch... The Impossible
Based on the true story of a family separated during the Boxing Day Tsunami, this emotional rollercoaster of a film puts Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts firmly in the running for an awards nod this season.
In cinemas now
2. Book tickets to Primavera
Suffering from January blues? Dreaming of warmer climes? Cheer yourself up this weekend by booking tickets to Primavera Sound 2013. This early summer international music festival in Barcelona plays host to Blur as this year's headline act. Book now at the reduced price of €145 before tickets return to full price on Tuesday.
3. See Fuerzabruta
Argentinian performance art sound bonkers right?! And well, it is. But it is also utterly brilliant. Fuerzabruta is back at London's the Roundhouse for four weeks only. Think pumping beats, a naked watery world suspended above your head, a man running through walls... Like the dreams you had after polishing off the Christmas cheese board.
4. Watch Borgen
Danish drama Borgen is back for an explosive second series. Like a scene from Homeland, we see Birgitte and Kasper being evacuated from the Danish camps in Afghanistan during a Taliban attack. Nail. Biting. Oh - and it's a double bill, perfect for all those attempting a dry January.
Sat 5th Jan, 9-11pm, BBC Four
5. Go for dinner at Annies
Swapping Coronation Street for culinary cuisine, actress Jennie McAlpine has opened Annies, a classic British restaurant in Manchester’s Royal Exchange. Enjoy black pudding spring rolls and crispy squid alongside fish pies, hot pots and pork chops. For a post-shopping treat, drop in for a traditional and cosy afternoon tea.
5 Old Bank Street, Manchester, M2, anniesmanchester.co.uk