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10 things to do under £10 this weekend


The weekend is here! Despite the bout of rain that may or may not fall on Saturday evening (you can never be too sure when it comes to British rain), it's looks like we'll be seeing that elusive orb we call the sun over the next two days. So whether you fancy heading out, or staying indoors, we present 10 things to do under £10 this weekend. Enjoy!

BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival - BFI Southbank

Head down to the world's most significant lesbian and gay festival, which boasts over 100 titles from all over the world. If you can't book a last minute ticket to this weekend's film screenings - from Blue is the Warmest Colour to Cross My Heart, a series of short films about battling with true emotions - then head to art-installation Killjoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House which is in place throughout the festival. Plus there's live DJ sets on Friday and Saturday evening to take you from debate to dancing all in one space.

Free - £9 entry, BFI Southbank, London, until 30 March

Bruce Munro: Field of Light - Edinburgh

When the clock strikes 12, head over to St Andrew's Square. The area has been transformed into a sea of brilliant bright lights by artist Bruce Munro, using 9,500 glass spheres. It makes the perfect spot for a romantic after-dinner stroll, especially because Munro was inspired by human experiences when he designed this piece.

Free entry, Bruce Munro: Field of Light, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, daily at midnight

Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch - Birmingham

This isn't your average crafts fair. From an exhibition of the brilliant costumes from Les Misérables to a tea-dyed silk installation inspired by the concept of memories, the latest exhibition at NEC proves there is more to fabric than just clothes. There's also opportunities for you to get involved, whether it's creating a complex landscape in fabric or a simple felt broach.

£12 entry, Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch, NEC Birmingham, until Sunday 23 March

Sport Relief Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - London

The Olympic Village's doors, now known as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will throw open once again for this year's Sport Relief Games. Even if you don't know someone who is participating in the running, swimming or cycle races, it's a great opportunity to re-visit the impressive park which has been newly landscaped. There will be live samba, jazz, Bollywood and pipe music as well as free guided tours around the impressive Velodrome.

Free entry, The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, 9.30-16.30 Sunday 23 March.

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair - Leeds

From touring around 30 cities across the UK, the country's biggest and most affordable vintage clothing fair (every stall is hand-picked by fashion experts and price checked to ensure shoppers are paying up to 75% less than high street prices) is back in its hometown of Leeds. Set in the Grade I listed Corn Exchange, it's the perfect spot to indulge in some retro glamour this weekend.

Free entry, Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, The Corn Exchange, Leeds, 22 March

Street Feast - London

We hate to say it, but it's likely to rain on Saturday. So take advantage of Street Feast's last weekend at Hawker House, the indoor haven for lovers of good food and drink. On this weekend's menu includes pizzas from Born & Raised, Breddos Tacos and puddings by Sorbitium, all priced at under £10 each.

Free entry, Street Feast, Hawker House, London, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March, 5pm to midnight.

Bookbed - London

If you're spending the weekend alone, why not explore a library like you've never done before. It's the last weekend for Peckham library's brilliant mini-exhibition which explores the imagination and role of the book. It features a giant bed as it’s centrepiece, a mini library and a DIY publishing station by artist Ruth Beale.

Free, Bookbed, Peckham Platform, London, until 23 March

Icon dance performance - London

Described as fierce, inspiring and full of girl power, London's leading all female hip hop crew Myself UK Dance Company, bring back their successful night celebrating female icons of the world, from Margaret Thatcher to Mary Poppins, Grace Jones to Lauryn Hill. It's hip hop not dictated by the male gaze.

£10 entry (prebook), ICON with Myself UK Dance Company, Theatre Square, Stratford Circus, London, 7.30pm Fri 21 March 2014

Jane Eyre

The Bristol Old Vic's stage production of Jane Eyre has received rave reviews from The Guardian and The Times for being a bold and dynamic re-imagining of Brontë's timeless novel. It's presented in two parts with an ensemble cast of actors and musicians. If you can't book tickets for this weekend be sure to get one for the last show on Saturday 28 March. We could never get sick of trailblazing Jane.

From £5 entry (for one part), Jane Eyre, Bristol Old Vic, 2.30pm Saturday 22 March

The Big Dig Day - Brighton

Ever wish you could wander through a stranger's garden? Well, various gardens are opening up across the UK on Saturday for The Big Dig Day, a bi-annual celebration of community gardens and growing spaces. From an overgrown church ground to medicinal herb garden The Physic Garden, explore what's in your area and how you can get involved in a local project.

Free entry, The Big Day, various locations in Britghon, various times on Saturday 22 March.



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