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

We hope you didn't give up chocolate for lent this year! London's bi-annual chocolate festival is back with a selection of the most mouth-watering chocolate around, while Saturday sees Earth Hour return, and the hotly anticipated live-action retelling of Cinderella is finally released. 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 27 March - The Chocolate Festival

The ideal weekend for any chocolate lovers - as long as you didn't give it up for lent! Taking place twice a year in central London, the festival is a sensory indulgent experience for any fan of the delicious sweet treat. Discover Britain’s best artisan chocolate companies all under one roof, where you can sample and buy from the country's top artisan chocolatiers, before relaxing in the Cocoa Spa - and then enjoying even more in the Chocolate Cafe.

Visit festivalchocolate.co.uk for more information

Saturday 28 March - Earth Hour

It's time to turn off your lights and support the worldwide movement Earth Hour, organised by WWF which unites people and raises awareness for climate change. Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday night, try turning off your lights, and enjoy your evening by candlelight.

Visit wwf.org.uk/ for more information

Saturday 29 March - Slinkachu's Miniaturesque exhibition

Fans of art should head down to the Andipa Gallery and check out photographer Slinkachu's highly-anticipated Miniaturesque exhibition. Combining street art and photography, the images shot in London throughout the year see quirky miniature figurines making their way through the city, with the exhibition already attracting stars including Donna Air and Salman Rushdie.

For more information head to andipa.com

Monday 30 March – Hogwarts Express at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Harry Potter fans can now experience the magic of platform 9 ¾ with the new expansion at Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Leavesden. Step on board the original Hogwarts Express steam train and get a glimpse at how some of the film's most iconic scenes were created with this fun and interactive addition to the legendary film studios.

Visit wbstudiotour.co.uk for tickets

Tuesday 31 March - Cinderella

Two of TV's hottest actors star in hotly anticipated live action adaptation of Cinderella. Based on the classic fairy tale, Downton Abbey's Lily James plays the titular character, who despite her treatment at the hands of her evil step-mother and step-sisters, shall make her way to the ball to meet and Prince Charming, Game of Thrones Richard Madden. It's a tale as old as time, but the inclusion of Helena Bonham Carter as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother and Cate Blanchett as Cinderella's evil step-mother looks set to make this one of 2015's best films.


Wednesday 1 April - Vivienne Westwood: Cut From The Past

The impact of 18th century art and design on the work of British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is celebrated in a new exhibition at Danson House this year. Vivienne Westwood: Cut from the Past brings together for the first time a number of her ground-breaking designs, and explores the collections that proved to be her turning point both critically and commercially.

Visit bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk for more information

Thursday 2 March - Ultimate Power present Top Gun

Do you feel the need, the need for speed? The UK's original power ballads club night Ultimate Power will be kicking off the summer season with its first ever film event, with classic 1980s movie Top Gun. Have your breath taken away with Goose and Maverick, before dancing the night away to the ultimate power ballads of the last few decades.

Taking place on 26th June, tickets are £20. Visit www.ultimatepowerclub.com/ for more information