Cheap Things To Do This Weekend February 19, 20, 21
The Debrief: From Fashion Week to Transmission Meditation, there's plenty on offer this weekend
Pretend you're invited to London Fashion Week
Honestly chaps, it's not all that. Getting up at the crack of dawn, making your way across London in heels that hurt only to be shoved out of the way by some blogger dressed head to toe in pink fur hoping to be papped? Nah, not for us. There's plenty of fashion stuff going on for normal people (normal = good BTW) around the capital too. Head to the London College of Fashion MA Exhibition (17-20 Feb) in Bloomsbury to see the early work of tomorrow's biggest fashion stars (it's free!). If that's not enough, then hang out outside the carpark on Brewer Street (most of the shows are here) and go celeb spotting. Also - get your tickets for next week's London Fashion Weekend - from £20.
Go to a fancy restaurant for half the price
There's about seven million restaurants opening in London right now but, one of the fanciest, Dickie Fitz, is allowing you to eat there for half price this weekend. This fancy Australian place in Fitzrovia does Tim Tam martinis (sign us up) and 'Australian-inspired' Sunday Brunches. The half off deal runs from lunch and dinner from the 18th through to breakfast on the 24th and is for both walk ins and reservations. To make a reservation, drop them an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to wear your fanciest board shorts.
Dive headfirst into film-land with the Glasgow Film Festival
Between a masked ball featuring Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet (fish tanks included) to a screening of David Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth at the Planetarium to a special 25th anniversairy screening of Thelma & Louise, there's so plenty of stuff to get stuck into. It runs from the 17-28th February and tickets start from £7. Find more info here.
Spend your weekend being mindful
There's plenty of stuff to do if you're looking for activities that might actually benefit you and mankind this weekend. In Glasgow, head to The Real Junk Food Project's Afternoon Tea Clothes Swap where you can bring your old clothes to swap with others for their finds. There's plenty of food treats too made from food that otherwise would have been thrown away (more info here). If you're in Edinburgh head to the (free!) introduction to Transmission Meditation Workshop om Sunday to help get some perspective at 'this time of crisis and transition'. Or, if you're feeling really adventurous (and you're in Brighton on Saturday with a spare £30) head to their Shamanic Dances for Deep Transformation workshop that claims it is 'an opportunity for deep connection to the primal energies of love and life processes.'
Be a little different with your cinema
If you've seen all the Oscar-nommed films (or quite frankly, CBA thanks to a stunning lack of gender and racial diversity) then head over to the Regent Street Cinema for the Punk Doc Festival for documentaries old and new about the Sex Pistols (and Nancy Spungen), Malcolm McClaren and Vivienne Westwood and Joe Strummer. It runs from the 19-21st February and tickets come from £6.
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