Ideas for your weekend….. All about the UK

We have a bit of an emergency going down in the flat today. There’s water pouring out of the bath overflow and one of the toilet cysterns. Apparently our property managers don’t think it’s an emergency though so we can either go ahead with the day as planned and risk coming back to a flooded flat, or waste half the day trying to sort it out ourselves. So that’s really ruining our plans….

Adam has two days off before he starts his new job….. he hasn’t managed to take a proper holiday and isn’t likely to get one with starting the new job, until the end of the year at least. So we’d planned to make the most of this long weekend and get out and about (and not just in London). So as I fear our chances are slimming by the minute, I thought perhaps we’ll have to settle for living vicariously…..

Cambridge and Leeds – Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair

I know I rave on about this fair, but it really is dead good. And this weekend you get two chances to go along…… Judy’s will be in Cambridge this Saturday and Leeds on Sunday. It’s £2 to get into the Cambridge fair, which will host a brilliant range of vintage fashion stalls, whilst it’s free to get into the Leeds fair which will also have vintage furniture stalls. More here!

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair

Leicestershire – Moira Furnace Canal Festival

Held annually at Moira Furnace, a Napoleonic blast furnace in the Heart of the National Forest, this festival sounds like a super day out. There will be crafting, pretty boats, and of course, Morris Dancers. Admission is £5 and you can find out more here.

Morris Dancing at the Moira Canal Festival


And along that rather British theme….. The Sage is hosting another in their series of Massed Brass Band Concerts with the united bands of Reg Vardy, Westoe and Durham Miners. Expect a programme of popular brass classics, virtuoso showpieces  and requested show pieces including ’633 Squadron’ and ‘The Battle of Waterloo’. Tickets are from just £7.50 and available here.

The Sage


Brick Lane and Weavers Field will once again be transformed to celebrate this year’s Boishakhi Mela. The traditional opening, the Grand Procession, begins on Brick Lane and then passes through the streets of Banglatown, with sculptures, dancers, entertainers and musicians parading to celebrate the start of the Bangladeshi New Year. The Bangladeshi restaurants along the Curry Mile will also showcase the true essence of Bangladesh, with street music and al fresco dining. Whilst nearby Weavers Field will host two stages, showcasing traditional Bangladeshi acts, local talent and a range of internationally acclaimed artists, as well as stalls and fun fair rides. It’s free to attend the event which runs from Saturday to Sunday.

Boishakhi Mela

Well I hope that wherever you are this weekend you have a wonderful one!


Ems x


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