What’s on This Weekend
Fri 19th Jul - Sun 21st Jul
EVENT: Ladies Night, Friday 19th July, Whittlebury Hall.
Back by popular demand, Ladies Night at Whittlebury Hall is guaranteed a well-deserved night for you and your girlfriends where you will enjoy a three-course dinner and entertainment. There will be a fantastic drag queen, male entertainers, and a disco to dance all night long to! Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy a relaxing spa break to wash the hangover away. Find out everything right here.
FOOD: High 5 Pizza Night, Friday 19th July, Towcester Mill Brewery.
High 5 Pizza are back bringing you their delicious hand-stretched wood fired pizzas you can enjoy whilst listening to some live music. If you fancy coming along head over to the tap room first and get your £1 ticket to redeem to get a discount off the pizza you choose. Event page here.
FILM: The Greatest Showman, Friday 19th July, Highgate House.
Highgate House would like to invite you to watch The Greatest Showman which will be held on the transformed front lawns. There will also be live music from DJ Bob & Barry, hot food, ice cream sweets and drinks served from their very own Chucbuds Bar. All details on the event and tickets are here with VIP option available.
MUSIC: Flyby Fest, Saturday 20th July, Corby.
Held in the heart of the local town, Corby are hosting Flyby Fest, a collection of great live music, art, food, drink and more to create a perfect day out for all the family or a day to spend with friends. Bringing the music will be some of the areas most established bands and acts but also with some up and coming DJ’s. Delicious street food will be available and some lovely tipples to set you up for the day, including a mini cocktail menu. Funds will be donated by Flybybars to Motor Neurone Disease. Check out all you need to know right here.
THEATRE: Funny Faces, Saturday 20th July, Bonkers Playhouse.
Caroline Nash of Midlands based theatre Next Page Productions, is bringing her talent packed company to The Bonkers Playhouse in Kettering on Saturday 20th July with two beautifully written plays “Funny Faces”. This is a double bill of two plays based on the lives and loves of British legends, Sid James and Joan Sims. The show has already been given some fantastic reviews and follows two story’s, “Joan Sims” and Wot Sid Did”. Get your tickets here.
The Radio 4 of festivals – refined, civilised and cultured, it’s camping weekender Latitude, over in Suffolk this week – with its line-up of literary readings, theatre, comedy and Sadlers Wells ballet performances. They don’t skimp on the live music easier – this year Lana Del Rey, Underworld and Primal Scream are on the bill (18 – 21 Jul). And if you’re heading for the Big Smoke, there’s tons to do all summer between London and Tower Bridge with the largest outdoor festival in the capital, Summer by the River (until 28 Aug). Outdoor cinema as well as concerts, workshops, comedy and quizzes- you can scoff and drink to your heart’s content from the obligatory artisan stalls and then join in one of the fitness events to assuage the self-loathing.
Must-see exhibitions in London this month include a new collection of Manolo Blahnik‘s designs at The Wallace Collection above, which contrasts the designer’s work with paintings, sculpture and ornate furniture from the Rococo art movement. The intimate collection has been curated by Blahnik himself and features items from his private archives (until Sun 1 Sept). Or you can check out Beasts of London, at the Museum of London, a fully immersive, digital installation exploring the role animals have played in the shaping of London with the likes of Kate Moss, Brian Blessed and Pam Ferris voicing the animals which are brought to life using video projection mapping.
Muddy visited the Mary Quant retrospective (until 16 Feb) above at the V&A recently and it’s definitely worth checking out- over 200 items from the iconic ’60s designer’s career, from miniskirts to her make up range, accompanying images and a strong feminist undertone (girl power!) Also at the V&A is the the largest House of Dior collection ever staged in the UK, it’s sold out but there are a few first-come, first served tickets available from 10am from the Grand Entrance, or you can see the exhibition by purchasing a membership for the V&A (until 1 Sept). The major Van Gogh show at Tate Britain is also worth a gander, with over 45 works, including Starry Night on the Rhône 1888 from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the rarely loaned Sunflowers 1888 from the National Gallery (until 11 Aug). And finally, if you’re heading up north, there’s the new Keith Haring exhibition at Tate Liverpool, a legend on the ’80s graffiti, pop art and underground club culture scene, the exhibit features 85 works including large-scale paintings, posters, photos and video. Very cool.