To Do List: HELLO!'s pick of events and new releases

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It's Easter weekend which means Friday has come early! Families may want to head to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter in Watford, where a new Hagrid attraction has opened up. Or a trip to the cinema could be the golden ticket for kids and adults to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

If you're in need of some "me" time, take advantage of the "Relax and Refresh" spa package currently on offer at Macdonald hotels or resorts around the country.

Read on for this week's hot events and new releases...

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EVENT

Relax and Refresh spa day

With Easter and the upcoming May bank holidays just around the corner, there's always the temptation to book a last-minute break. But if you're short on time and cash, a visit to a Macdonald hotel or resort may be just the ticket. Guests are invited to indulge in a little "me" time and pick from one of the 21 four and five star locations dotted around the UK. Escape the city and take advantage of Macdonald's "Relax and Refresh" spa package. Guests will be offered two 30-minute treatments, (from facials to massages), use of the spa facilities, a complimentary robe and lunch with a glass of fizz. Prices start from £69 per person if booked before 31 March.

To book a spa day visit macdonaldhotels.co.uk/spa-fitness.

FILM

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Nia Vardalos is back and starring in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2! Fourteen years after the release of the first comedy, Nia's character Toula returns to the big screen. Toula and her husband Ian, played by John Corbett, are struggling with both parenthood and marriage. As the couple try and solve their marital woes, a secret from Toula's family past is revealed – all while the couple try to deal with a rebellious teenage daughter and yet another Greek wedding. This time even bigger and fatter than the first.

Nationwide from 25 March

MUSICAL

Wicked

Make sure you do something fun with the whole family and head to London to see the amazing and fun musical, Wicked. From 25 March, the production will be joined by former Blue Peter presenter Mark Curry as the new Wizard, definitely a must watch!

Wicked tells the incredible story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Experience this unforgettable, multi award-winning musical and discover that you've not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz.

For more information visit wickedthemusical.co.uk

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Half-Giant Hagrid

There's a new attraction at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter just in time for Easter! Fans will remember Hagrid as the half-giant who introduced Harry to the magical world of witches, wizards and, of course, Hogwarts. During the Easter holidays, visitors will learn how Harry's gargantuan guardian was brought to life on screen as some of the groundskeeper's costumes and props are showcased, as well as the techniques that made Hagrid appear so huge. In addition, visitors will be able to see artists from Nick Dudman's creative effects team working on the Gringott's Goblin prosthetics.

To book tickets visit wbstudiotour.co.uk.

FOOD AND DRINK

Caribbean masterclass

Running on Saturday 26 March and on two other weekend dates in April, Levi Roots has just launched a new cookery session at his Caribbean Smokehouse in Westfield Stratford. The two-hour morning sessions are run by Levi himself and the chance for foodies to learn how to create some of the chef's favourite dishes from the menu, before getting to taste them too. Sessions are £15 per person and also take place on 9 and 16 April.

To book a place visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/levi-roots-caribbean-cookery-masterclass-tickets-22581037491.

POP UP EVENT

The Art of Dining

Back by popular demand, The Art of Dining are inviting guests to their 80s-themed pop-up experience in March and April – the Office Party. Step back in time to a boardroom heaven where big hair, big ambition and even bigger shoulder pads rule. It's the company's birthday and you're all invited to the office party. Guests will be invited to grab a glass of punch from the water cooler before sitting down to a five-course dinner created by Moro-trained chef Ellen Parr. Inspired by food from the era, expect a smoked haddock and caper sausage roll, a pickled cucumber and braised pork bao and salted caramel chocolate bourbons among other dishes on the menu.

To book tickets visit theartofdining.co.uk/buy-tickets.

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