What Autumnal activities will you be doing?
We delve into what's hot around the country for the Fall...
As the weather gets colder and the days shorter, it's too tempting to spend endless evenings and weekends lounging around in the warmth of your own home. However, we're here to dispel that temptation and get you out enjoying what Britain does best... culture! As the new season sweeps in, lots of activities can be found around the country so whether you're in London or Edinburgh, living in the city or fancy a day trip to one, here's some of our top picks...
If fashion and textiles are your thing, then we recommend you get down to the capital's Liberty in Fashion exhibition being held at, you guessed it, the Fashion & Textile Museum in South London. The exhibition explores the impact that Liberty, the esteemed department store central to London's shopping life, has had on British fashion right from the 19th Century through to the modern day. It has over 150 garments, textiles and objects showing the relationship they have with many key designers including Vivienne Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent. This is not one to be missed and is running right through until February 2016.
Further info is available at www.ftmlondon.org.
If you're a foodie and around the Scottish capital as of today (8th October) then you are in for a treat. With Edinburgh having a vibrant dining scene, organisers have taken it to the next level by bringing locals the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival, which runs for 10 days. Over the course of its duration, some of the city's most loved restaurants will be offering three course lunches for £15 and three course dinners for £25. What's more, it's jam packed with events such as the city's first ever street food pop-up, which is a carefully selected offering of street food, culture and local DJs. If it involves food in one of the UK's most beautiful cities, then we're booking a train now!
Further info is available at thisisedinburgh.com.
If you're in Yorkshire and a lover of contemporary art then the British Art Show 8 is the perfect place to see all of the best contemporary art produced in the UK in one place. 42 artists will be showcasing their work, new and old, making it one of the most ambitious shows the UK art world has ever seen. Based at the Leeds Art Gallery in the city centre, it takes place from 9th October - 10th January 2016. The show only takes place once every 5 years and it's the first time it has come to Leeds so if you are in the area, it's definitely worth heading down!
Further information is available at leeds.gov.uk.
Bristol is a gorgeous city and a perfect one for weekend getaways. If you're not too busy at the city's famous spas, then the Circus City festival is taking place across Bristol in October. It includes an eclectic mix of brilliant shows, talks, masterclasses and workshops in various places around the city. Mixing everything from circus, dance, theatre, comedy and puppetry, it certainly has something for everyone. Also focusing on home-grown talent, it is the perfect way to get to know the more creative side of Bristol.
Further information is available at bristolcitycircus.com
In true Liverpool fashion this Autumn, head to the birth place of The Beatles, the city's most famous exports, to celebrate their music in style. If you're in the Merseyside area, the West End musical kicks off today until 14th November at Liverpool's Royal Court theatre. The musical has so far seen huge international success so it only seems right that the show is heading to where The Beatles made humble beginnings, and the show charters their spectacular rise to fame. Made even more special because of its location, whether you're a die hard fan or not, it's simply worth going to soak up some of Liverpool's rich history.
Further information is available at www.visitliverpool.com