19 September 2014 by

Bloggers Tell Us: What To Do In The UK This Week

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Manchester 15-21st September

Celebrate the last bit of summer with Manchester's [a href="http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200066/markets/6342/summer_festival_of_markets%20" target="_blank">Festival of Markets[/a] in St Ann's Square.  Think flowers, picket fencing and street traders in charming tents.  The outdoor vintage style cafe serving tea, cake and flavoured prosecco is the perfect place to meet friends and enjoy the free live music.  What's more, this week is vintage fashion week with a full programme of upcycling workshops, kilo sales and a showcase of Manchester based designers.

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York 15-21st September

A small family run business, that started as a greengrocers then rapidly into a greengrocer/café, [a href="/weblogEntries/www.bills-website.co.uk/" target="_blank">Bill's Restaurant[/a] has quickly become one of the coolest joints in town. As for the menu, there's everything from hearty dinners to afternoons tea, all served with that home cooked feeling with a dash of sophistication. Sourcing and growing the majority of produce themselves, and with the edgiest of vintage rustic interior, the dining experience at Bill's is truly one of a kind. 

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Leeds 15-21st September

[a href="http://www.v-q.co.uk/" target="_blank">Victoria Quarter[/a] is two gilded arcades bursting with designer luxury stores including Ted Baker, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Millen, French Connection, Diesel, Space NK, Mulberry and more as well as being home to the first Harvey Nichols store outside of London! 

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Bristol 15-21st September

Bristol has become a bit of a hub for the independent UK beer scene and because we love it so much, our [a href="http://www.bristolbeerweek.co.uk/" target="_blank">second annual beer week[/a] starts this week! Bars, pubs and restaurants across the city will be hosting events throughout the week including beer launches, live music, competitions, and beer festivals. View the full programme of events on their official website and be sure to head to Brizzle to support our local breweries.

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Aberdeen - 15-21st September

"Hidden away in the heart of Aberdeen's shopping district, one of Aberdeen's newest ventures, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boozycow.com/">The Boozy Cow[/a], is taking the city by storm. With a menu that screams more American Diner than Aberdonian, The Boozy Cow takes burgers (amongst other things) to a whole new level. I can highly recommend their Chilli Dog as your first port of call."

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Leeds 7th - 14th September

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.cottageroad.co.uk/">The Cottage Road Cinema[/a] is the oldest cinema in Leeds and one of the oldest cinemas in the UK, continuously showing films since 1912. With stunning interiors and a mix of blockbusters, indie films and kids' movies on their schedule, this staggeringly beautiful cinema is an experience in itself!

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Sheffield 7th- 17th September

Spend one of the last weekends of summer doing something a little 
different by exploring Ecclesall Woods to the south west of Sheffield. 
Here, it's bluebells and scenery galore! Or if history is more your 
thing, you'll find a wealth of it over more than 300 acres, including 
Grade II listed monuments and the remains Ryecroft Mill.

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Nottingham 7th -17th September

Tucked into the quiet area of Hockley, where all the hipsters dwell, is a new magical place where they have prosecco on tap. Yep, you heard me correctly. They also have an amazing menu bursting with tasty treats like rotisserie chicken and piled high sandwiches. To top it off the atmosphere is really cool and feels very Italian with seats and bistro tables that spill onto the street. [a target="_blank" href="http://www.pilotnottingham.co.uk">Pilot[/a] is the perfect stop off for a warm evening. Get there before the temperature drops!

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Bristol 7th -17th September

The first of it's kind, the Stokes Croft Festival of the Arts celebrates Bristol's creative community. There will be dance classes, live music, poetry, life drawing, illustration battles and even some guerilla gardening!

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Manchester 7-14th September

Get in shape with [a target="_blank" href="http://www.forcesukfitness.com/">Forces UK Fitness[/a]. These outdoor classes are always different covering everything from running to boxing, kettlebells and circuits.  Forget the treadmill and sign up for a free trial class.

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York 7th - 17th September

Set in the stunning Merchant Adventurers home, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.whatsonyork.com/EventDetails.cfm?EventDetailID=27439">York does vintage[/a] has quickly become a favourite attraction for Vintage Lovers. Browse through rail after rail of stylish fashion, or stop of for a cuppa in the tearoom, whatever takes your fancy! Packed to the brim with hand selected stall-holders, each with their own wealth of knowledge, this day out is perfect for antique buyers, and students looking for a quirky bargain alike.


Norwich 7th -17th September

If you’re in Norwich this week make sure you check out the award winning Fleamarket on Saturday 13th September. Head over to St Andrew's Hall from 9.30am - 4.30pm to check out the biggest antiques fair in the city, where dealers from all over East Anglia and beyond offer hundreds of stalls selling antiques, vintage, retro and collectables. Entry is just £2.

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Leeds 1st- 7th September

Leeds' newest and largest shopping centre will meet every fashionista's dreams with over 120 shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and the only Everyman cinema in the North of England. Housed under a giant iconic glass roof, [a target="_blank" href="http://trinityleeds.com/">Trinity Leeds[/a] is open 7 days a week you can shop late night until 8pm from Monday – Saturday.

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Aberdeen 1st- 7th September

When you're heading off for a bite to eat before the Theatre, ideally you want to find something located nearby. Enter [a target="_blank" href="http://www.nargileaberdeen.co.uk/">Nargile[/a] - Aberdeen's only Turkish restaurant. Located a short walk from His Majesty's Theatre, Nargile creates authentic Turkish dishes which are not only flavoursome but extremely filling as well.

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Bristol 1st- 7th September

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.tobaccofactory.com">The Tobacco Factory[/a] is a great café and bar for relaxing on the weekend or after work. Sample some locally brewed beer or try a delicious marshmallow topped hot chocolate. Make sure you pop along on a Sunday where there's a market and live music!

Newcastle 1st- 7th September

Ready, get set, go!  [a target="_blank" href="http://www.greatrun.org%20">The Bupa Great North Run[/a] is back on the 7th September with amateurs and elite athletes all set to sprint over the iconic Tyne Bridge for a variety of great causes. 

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Norwich 1st- 7th September

From Friday 5th September to Sunday 7th [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/www.reloadfestival.co.uk">Reload Festival[/a] will be bringing a whole host of British and international music legends to Norwich! Saturday’s main stage line-up is confirmed to include a UK exclusive performance by Kool & the Gang, along with Soul II Soul, Rick Astley, ABC, Go West, Hot Chocolate, Imagination, Oddysey and From the Jam!

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Nottingham 1st- 7th September

From cheesecake brownies to homemade doughnuts, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.thepuddingpantry.co.uk">The Pudding Pantry[/a] is the perfect Saturday shopping stop-off or lunch-time treat destination. With local flour in all of their bakes, amazing coffee and a friendly atmosphere, you'll never be short of finding a cake to put a smile on your face!

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Sheffield 1st- 7th September

Fancy a weekend viewing art in beautiful garden surroundings, accompanied by live music? Said to be the largest outdoor art exhibition in the North of England, Art in the[a target="_blank" href="https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/out--about/parks-woodlands--countryside/parks/events/major-outdoor-events/art-in-the-gardens.html"> Gardens at Sheffield Botanical Gardens[/a] will be held over 6th & 7th September and will feature amateur and semi-professional artists from throughout the UK.

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York 1st- 7th September

[a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/www.bettys.co.uk/bettys_York">Betty's[/a], situated in the heart of the city, is York's most famous tearoom is the height of 20th century glamour. Enjoy afternoon tea whilst surrounded by the spectacular ornate décor.  Be sure to stop off at the Betty's bakers and confectioners to take some treats home, the colourful macaroons are not to be missed!

Newcastle – 18-24th August

Fancy treating yourself this Sunday to a slap up roast courtesy of a 2010 Master Chef finalist? Who doesn’t! Head over to [a target="_blank" href="http://www.peaceandloaf.co.uk%20">Peace & Loaf [/a]for your Sunday sustenance in the form of avant-garde fare by head chef, David Coulson who serves up a classic roast cooked to perfection.    

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York– 18-24th August

Celebrating it's 10th anniversary, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.galtresfestival.org.uk/index.cfm">Galtres Parkland Festival[/a] brings the spirit of Glastonbury to the moors of North Yorkshire. Galtres combines eight stages of music and cabaret, whilst showcasing the best of Yorkshire beers and produce. Music comes from all genres, celebrating chart toppers but also more local bands, including up and coming York Indie Rock Band King No-One.

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Manchester – 18-24th August

This week take a break from the rush of the city centre and pay a visit to the the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.manchestergalleries.org/our-other-venues/platt-hall-gallery-of-costume/">Gallery of Costume[/a].  This 18th century former textile merchant's home sits in the leafy surroundings of Platt Fields park and houses one of the  largest collections of clothing and fashion accessories in Britain. You'll also catch their current exhibition of wedding dresses, Something Blue.

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Sheffield - 18-24th August

Sheffield isn't a city to shy away from festivals or beer and this Bank Holiday sees them combined at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Sheffield/Devonshire-Green/Beer-The-Festival/12188452/">Beer the Festival[/a] on Devonshire Green. There'll be multiple bars full of wine, single-malt whisky and cocktails along with the impressive range of beer.

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Leeds – 18-24th August

Modern Italian cuisine in stylish surroundings in bustling Headingley, the [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.giorgiosrestaurant.co.uk/g4d/">Giorgios Italian Restauran[/a]t in Leeds is perfect for date night or a tasty family lunch.

Favourites include stunning caprese salad, tasty tomato and garlic bruschetta and delicate Raviola Salmone (handmade ravioli encasing ricotta and smoked salmon) –reasonably priced and simply delicious!

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Nottingham – 18-24th August

With £3.50 happy hour cocktails and the sweetest pancakes in town, [a target="_blank" href="http://pepperrocks.co.uk">Pepper Rocks[/a] is the place to go for alcoholic and sweet treats galore. With an awesome atmosphere and bargain cocktails, it's the place to be for a cheeky after work pick-me-up.

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Bristol – 18-24th August

Everyone's favourite animated film has been turned into a musical comedy suitable for all ages! If you loved the Shrek films, head to the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/shrek-the-musical/bristol-hippodrome/">Bristol Hippodrome[/a] this week and prepare to get your 'laugh on'.

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Aberdeen - 18-24th August

If  you fancy seeing something different this weekend, then take a short drive out of the city and head over to Knockburn Sporting Lake near Banchory for a spot of traditional Dragon Boat Racing. This event will see teams take to the lake and race in a traditional Chinese manner complete with a drummer to keep them in time. In addition to the boat race, there is also plenty of other entertainment provided for the family including a BBQ - Saturday 23rd August at 10am, Knockburn Sporting Lake, Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

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Norwich - 18-24th August

If you're around on Tuesday evening, head down to [a target="_blank" href="http://thebicycleshopcafe.com/">The Bicycle Shop Cafe [/a]for an evening of Live music from The Tin Pigeons, a young indie folk band combining traditional instruments with pop rhythms and soulful harmonies. If you're around during the day ( any day of the week) they serve the most deliciouscakes, perfect for a lazy afternoon.

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Aberdeen

Union Square's new kid on the block, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.unionsquareaberdeen.com/news/food/thaikhun-menu">Thaikhun[/a], brings the taste of authentic Thai street food to Aberdeen. With choices such as Phad Thai and Khao Mun Gai Tod (both of which are delicious), you only need to sit down and glance at a menu to be taken away to the streets of Thailand. If you fancy something of the alcoholic variety to accompany your meal, then the selection of cocktails available will certainly give your taste buds a run for their money.

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Bristol

Every Saturday between 12pm - 6pm, head to [a target="_self" href="http://www.marketatthemoon.com/">Market at the Moon[/a] in trendy Stokes Croft to browse a market full of local, handmade and independent trades including fresh food, up-cycled fashion and live music!

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Manchester

Pop into luxury nail bar Nailista while you're shopping around town for some essential grooming.  Spread over two floors, this gorgeous salon has a full menu of treatments offering everything from a quick file and polish to deluxe mani-pedis.  You can even book to go along with a friend.

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Norwich

If you're in the city on Saturday the 16th, make sure you pop along to The Forum to check out [a target="_blank" href="http://www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/events/view/festival-of-cultures/16-08-2014">The Festival of Culture[/a]! The annual multicultural celebration is back at the Forum with a programme filled with art, music, and dance to celebrate the diverse communities that are part of Norwich. Enjoy free workshops, taste some great food, discover unusual art and crafts and find out about community groups and organisations that promote cultural diversity in Norwich.

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Newcastle

This summer’s [a target="_blank" href="http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/dbimgs/EAT_2014_Brochure.pdf%20">EAT! Fest [/a]is back and this time they’re heading outside for a spot of al fresco fine dining around some of the North East’s most striking locations. Events are running from the 8th – 17th of August and with a pub walking tour and a family friendly Mad Hatters Tea Party, there’s something for just about everyone! 

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Nottingham

Your one stop shop for vintage, retro and 90s clothes across the midlands. [a target="_blank" href="http://www.wearecow.com">COW styles[/a] most of their pieces and their website showcases exactly what they have in store taking the stress out of vintage shopping!

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Sheffield

With no beaches or sea to find around Sheffield, sometimes measures need to be taken to bring the seaside to you. Tons of sand and traditional rides sit in the city centre for [a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/SheffieldCityCentre?fref=ts">Sheffield By The Seaside[/a]. Have a drink in the nearby bars or jump on a ride and pretend to be a kid again.

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Weston-super-Mare

Make the most of Summer and enjoy what's left of the longer evenings by heading to The Cove Bar and Restaurant on Weston-super-Mare's seafront. This is a cosy hideaway with great views of the beach, delicious food and various events including wine tasting. It's perfect for celebrating a special occasion or just a regular Friday night.

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York

York opens its doors to the [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/www.yorkmaze.com">largest maze[/a] in the country this summer. Over 1 million maize plants, spanning across a space the size of 10 Wembley pitches, make up the centre of the trickiest of days out. Plus, for an extra special experience, skip the traffic to the coast and enjoy the (fake) sands and sea brought in especially for the York Maze beach party and barbecue, fun for all!

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Somerset

Nestled amounted the Mendip Hills, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.wookey.co.uk/">Wookey Hole[/a] boasts extraordinary underground sights, including stalactites and stalagmites carved by the River Axe over millions of years. Caves not really your thing? Fear not! Wookey Hole also features a hotel, restaurant, museum, mini golf, handmade paper mill, penny arcade, cinema, mirror maze and so much more...

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Here at Grazia Daily we love to explore the UK whenever we get the chance but with our offices based in London it’s sometimes tricky to bring you the need to know from around the UK. So each week our regional bloggers will be sharing their favourite things to do and see outside of the Big Smoke. Have any suggestions? Tweet the bloggers using the hashtag #WhatToDoThisWeek and let them know which of your fave places they should be visiting next. They might just recommend it next week!

Forget splashing out on an expensive plane trip to an exotic destination, instead why not explore your local area or jump on a train to a UK city you’ve yet to visit? Let our blogger gallery be your guide. After all, our beloved country has been a destination for many an international A-list. Remember Taylor Swift and Harry Styles larking about in the Lake District? Or what about Brand Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s brood hot footing it to Lake Windermere! If it's good enough for them, count us in.

Now Monday is well and truly over it's time to plan something fun to do. This week, our bloggers give us the need to know and have recommended an array of things to do from food festivals to glam events that will hopefully inspire you to take advantage of our beautiful country. 

Scroll through the gallery above and tweet your recommendations to @Grazia_Live using the hashtag #WhatToDoThisWeek.


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