What's on in the UK: Things to do in the next week

Whether you're looking for a cinematic thriller, crab and champagne, or the madness and murder of Hamlet...  HELLO! Online has something for you to enjoy in the next week across the United Kingdom.


Friday 5th September - Before I Go To Sleep

Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth star in this dark and twisty thriller, based on the international bestselling novel. Nicole is Christine, a woman who suffered a traumatic head injury years before and now wakes up every day with no memory. One morning she wakes up and a new truth emerges, leading to terrifying consequences involving her doctor and her husband.





Saturday 6 September - Krug and Krustacean

One of the world's most famous champagne house's Krug have teamed up with London-based restaurant Beast for this four-day pop-up. Patrons can choose between exceptional Norwegian crab in two different dishes paired with a glass of champagne, all while enjoying the last of the summer sun overlooking London's best views on the Southbank.

See http://www.moethennessy-selection.co.uk/krug-krustacean/ for more information.






Sunday 7 September – Meatopia festival

Calling all meat-lovers! The annual Meatopia festival in London is back with chefs and restaurateurs each offering their signature dish to feast on, from slow cooked pit smoked lamb to 60 day aged beef burgers. On the drinks menu Casillero del Diablo will be providing the tipples, while artisan ales and delicious spirits will also be available. But it isn't just about the eating and drinking – live bands, art installations, street theatre and butchery demos will keep you entertained. To go the whole hog, splash out on VIP tickets.

For more information and to buy tickets visit www.meatopia.co.uk.





Monday 8 September - Forth Bridges Festival

The Scottish festival celebrates the unique and distinct lasting impression of the Forth Road and Rail Bridges on the fabric of Scotland, and on Monday you can leave your lasting mark on the bridge as well. Working with LoveLocks, the festival will allow you to engrave your own messgae into a lock-one-time-only padlock which will then be added to the famous bridge.
See http://www.forthbridgesfestival.com/events/mark-your-spot-on-the-forth-road-bridge/ for more information.




Tuesday 9 September - HippopoThames

As part of September's Totally Thames festival, a giant hippo has been placed in the world famous river. Renowned Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has created the 21-metre-long sculpture which was inspired by the history of the river, when hippos themselves used to inhabit the river.

Find the hippo at Nine Elms on the Southbank, and visit http://totallythames.org/events for more information

Wednesday 10 September - David Mitchell discusses his new novel The Bone Clocks

Acclaimed British author David Mitchell is embarking on a two-week nationwide tour of book signing and talks for his new novel The Bone Clocks. David has been described as "the nearest thing to a magician that contemporary literature has to offer" (The Observer), and fans can catch him at Oxford University's Sheldonian Theatre this Wednesday.

See http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/stores/oxford-bookshop/events/ for more information.



Thursday 11 September - Hamlet

Acclaimed British actress Maxine Peake (Silk, Dinnerladies, Shameless) stars as the titular character in what is often considered William Shakespeare's most iconic play. Maxine has reunited with director Sarah Frankcom, whom she worked with on hugely successful The Masque of Anarchy, in this tale of murder, revenge, and madness.

Visit http://www.royalexchange.co.uk/event.aspx?id=839 for more information and ticket prices.