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

A friendly Peruvian bear, a classic 1920s tale told through dance, and a look back at 1940s fashion on the ration. These are just a few of the treats we've rounded up for you over the next seven days in our weekly what's on guide...


Friday 20 March - Hamlet Live

Maxine Peake's portrayal of the tragic Shakespearian character Hamlet won rave reviews when it first premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Now a recording of the fantastic production will be screening in nearly 300 cinemas across the UK, and you too can see why Maxine's performance was so revered, as Hamlet consumed by despair, struggles to exact revenge for his father’s murder, with devastating consequences.

Visit maxinepeakeashamlet.co.uk for tickets

Saturday 21 March - Cutter and Squidge

The creators of the original 'Biskie', a fresh and unique handmade treat combining the best bits of a biscuit, cookie and cake, are back, and with a very special new sweet-treat pop-up shop in the heart of London. Perfect for when you're in need of a pick-me-up, the pop-up is styled as a traditional sweet shop, and will be selling a range of sweet and savoury treats, including their signature biskies.

Visit 4 Brewer Street, Soho W1F 0SB. Open from 9.00am to 8.00pm.

Sunday 22 March - Fashion on the Ration, Imperial War Museum

From onesies worn in the air raid shelters, to jewellery created from aeroplane parts - Fashion on the Ration explores how men and women found new ways to dress as the rationing of clothes took hold. As well as displays of original clothes from the era, the exhibition reveals what life was really like on the home front in wartime Britain, and how fashion survived - and even flourished - under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain.

See iwm.org.uk for more information

Monday 23 March - Paddington comes to life on DVD

Bring Paddington into your home on Monday, as the BAFTA-nominated film, which became the highest-ever grossing non-Hollywood family film after making £131 million at the box office, is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Based on Michael Bond's Paddington book series, Paddington the film follows the adventures of the marmalade-loving bear who travels to London from Peru in search of a home.

Available from all good retailers

Tuesday 24 March - The Great Gatsby on stage

Take a step back into the glitz and glamour of the 1920s at Sadler's Wells theatre, where the Northern Ballet are returning with their hugely popular ballet rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. From beautiful fashion to Charleston dancing, this is a must for any fans of the literary classic.

For more information head to sadlerswells.com

Wednesday 25 March - Science Lates

With different themes every month, The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month - and this week's topic will be human enhancement, exploring the latest advances in biological technology directly with the scientists developing them. As well as talks on mind-enhancing drugs and regrowing organs, guests can also enjoy all that the museum has to offer.

See sciencemuseum.org.uk for more information

Thursday 26 March - The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Fans of Veronica Roth's incredible sci-fi trilogy Divergent can breath a sigh of relief. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are back for another instalment of the big screen franchise, and this time, things are about to get even scarier, as the pair find themselves fugitives on the run following the events of the first film.


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