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

From the joy of contemporary dance with a tale as old as time to a new kind of drinkable art, check out some of the best events around the UK over the next seven days.


Friday 6 March - Still Alice

Julianne Moore finally won a much-deserved Academy Award for her incredibly heartbreaking and powerful performance as a linguistics professor who starts to forget words and finds her family's bonds tested when she receives a devastating diagnosis.


Saturday 7 March - Crufts

Head down to the NEC Birmingham on Saturday for day three of the annual Crufts show. Watch all the adorable dogs as they display their agility, heelwork, and obedience across categories including International Junior Handling Competition, the West Midlands Police Dog Display, and Freestyle International Winner.

Visit crufts.org.uk for more information

Sunday 8 March - Women of the World festival

Now in to its fifth year, the Women of the World festival brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate women and girls through talks, workshops, and performances. On Sunday, writer and comedienne Sandi Toksvig hosts an evening of entertainment where Sandi creates her own all-female political party. Includes special appearances by actor Hugh Grant and Sarah Millican.

Visit southbankcentre.co.uk for more information

Monday 9 March - Romeo & Juliet at Sadlers Wells

Shakespeare's greatest love story is back on the stage with a contemporary retelling - using music from Vivaldi to Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and David Guetta. Romeo and Juliet meet, fall in love, and meet their tragic end against a mix of video projections and state of the art light design, with the dance taking on forms from the 1600s to the present day fusing ballet, hip hop and acrobatics.

Visit sadlerswells.com/ for more information

Tuesday 10 March - OXO Tower Martini Trolleys

For over 120 years, the Martini Trolley has allowed guests to enjoy the Martini experience, whether shaken or stirred. Now, at the recently re-launched OXO Tower, one of London's trend-leading restaurants at the heart of the Southbank, the Martini Trolley is back. Head barman Ian Goodman has introduced this theatrical experience, using additional gin and vodka ingredients, and guests can choose between Martinis from 1887 up to the modern day.

Visit harveynichols.com/restaurant/the-oxo-tower/ for more information

Wednesday 11 March - The Don celebrating The Year Of Mexico

To celebrate The Year Of Mexico, M Restaurants in the city of London has launched a pioneering cocktail. Idea for those who like to mix art with their alcohol, the interactive drinkable art piece holds approximately 100 cocktail serves and is the first of its kind in the UK - as guests fill their cocktail glasses from different cocktail chambers within the artwork, the artwork transforms from a Mexican sugar skull to reveal a portrait of the iconic Don Julio González.

Visit mrestaurants.co.uk for more information

Thursday 12 March - Shakespeare in Love

Catch the Oscar-winning film at the West End this month, as the tale of Will Shakespeare and his writers block comes to the Noel Coward Theatre. The comedy, and romance, of errors, sees Will coming up on the deadline for his new play - and completely stuck for inspiration. Enter Viola, a beautiful young woman who is Will’s greatest admirer.

Visit shakespeareinlove.com for more information