5 Things To Do This Weekend From Watching The Hobbit To Checking Out A Christmas Market

14 December 2012 by

1. Go To A Gig

Sunglass Hut's latest project is a series of 12 impromptu outdoor gigs at key Sunglass Hut locations across London. On Friday, Morecambe indie band The Heartbreak caused a bit of a jam in Covent Garden. To find out who is playing and where, follow them on Twitter at @SunglassHutUK

2. Visit A Christmas Market

Swap the supermarket for stalls and finish your festive food shop at Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market. Now in its seventh year, its fast becoming one of the most popular in Europe. Stock up on cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy and lobster and crab from Ventnor plus you’ll find original gift ideas and plenty of mulled wine to keep you hydrated while you shop. Until 23 December, 9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23, winchester-cathedral.org.uk/christmas/

3. Break Out A Box-Set

It's hybernation time and if you're not yet signed up to [a target="_blank" href="https://signup.netflix.com/">Netflix[/a] then this weekend might be the perfect time to sort yourself out with a subscription. £5.99 a month gives you unlimited streaming of their extensive catalogue of movies and tv shows on your computer, smartphone, PS3, Wii... We're currently working our way through Breaking Bad. Sssssh now.

4. Indulge In Some Literary Love

The fourth novel from US author Michael Kimball, Big Ray is a short read that will stay with you for a long time. Narrated in 500 small entries form a man called Daniel, it's the humorous yet heartbreaking story of his father 'Big Ray' who died due to obesity.
Out now, £12.99, Bloomsbury

5. Go And See The Hobbit

It's the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is definitely worth a watch on the big screen - make sure you go for the 3D version, its deep! Martin Freeman makes an excellent Bilbo but there are just one too many orcs for our liking...

In cinemas now


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