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

Whether you're looking for an unusual art exhibition, afternoon tea, or an evening of classical music, HELLO! Online has something for you to enjoy in the next week across the United Kingdom.


Friday 3 October - Gone Girl

Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl is the crime thriller of the decade, full of twists and turns. Rosamund is Amy Dunne, a woman in her 30s in a failing marriage and whose husband has relocated them rural Missouri. Then she goes missing. As her husband Nick becomes the prime suspect, Gone Girl explores the psychological dynamics of long-term relationships.



Saturday 4th October - Skylounge Cuervo Cantina

The Jose Cuervo Cantina is closing soon so make the mos of the mild October weather and head to the Doubletree Hilton this Sturday for stunning London views and delicious tequila cocktails. Mexican dishes such as taquitos, nachos, bean burritos, fajitas, and jalepeno peppers are also available to accompany the drinks and authentic Mexican music.

Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London





Sunday 5th October - Tootopia 2014

Tooting has been called the new Shoreditch, and this weekend you can find out why. The annual event returns for its fourth year, and this year looks set to be bigger and better. Meet local breweries, coo over a parade of cute puppies in the dogshow, or watch a selection of the late Robin Williams' best films.

Visit http://www.tootopia.co.uk/ for more information





Monday 6th October - London Cocktail Week

For the fifth year running London Cocktail Week takes to the streets of the capital, with bespoke events, tastings, master classes, pop-ups, and parties. The event centres around Seven Dials at Covent Garden but cocktail bars all over the city will be offering free drinks to those with wristbands.

See http://www.londoncocktailweek.com/ for more information


Tuesday 7th October - Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at the British Library

Gothic tales have long held a fascination in Britain, from the stories of Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to the popularity of the supernatural through film, TV, and music. This new exhibition at the British Library allows you to experience the dark shadow that the Gothic imagination has cast across these different mediums in our daily lives - and the opening ties in with the release of Dracula Untold, a new retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale.

Wednesday 8th October - BFI London Film Festival

The annual British film festival is back and bigger than ever. One of the world's oldest festivals, the events falls right at the beginning of the autumn, when awards contenders begin to premiere their new films and hope for buzz, good reviews, and the ultimate accolade - an Academy Award. This year's festival opens with the premiere of The Imitation Game, a World War II drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

See http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff for more information


Thursday 9 October - Cheltenham Literature Festival

The yearly literature festival is back, and this year sees high profile speakers including Caitlin Moran, John Cleese,  Hilary Mantel, and Ian McEwan. Thursday 9 October sees Andy McNab present the latest in his thrilling Nick Stone series, while whiskey expert Ian Buxton reveals unusual and little-known stories of the world's whiskeys.

See http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/ for more information