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How to Spend Your Weekend
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May 2022
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Living North guides you through some great weekend activities

Get crafty, boogie round the kitchen, or inject a bit of culture into your itinerary.
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Get a top up of culture with these arty exhibitions…

Timeless Places – Trevor Craggs
At the Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick you can find Trevor Craggs’ newest solo exhibition, Timeless Places. Running until the 5th June, this colourful exhibition features Trevor’s dramatic depictions of landscapes – leaving a lasting impression thanks to clever use of weather and the passage of time.

Off Grid – Sheila Hicks 
The Hepworth in Wakefield is showcasing many pieces of Nebraska-born sculpture artist, Sheila Hicks. The exhibition spans work she produced in her early days, back in the 1950s, all the way to newer site-specific commissions. Her work is bright, colourful and offers a wealth of visual and sensual experiences.


Listen to a new album and dance around the kitchen…

Florence + The Machine, Disco Fever
Out now, the newest album from singer-songwriter Florence Welch sees her returning to her ethereal roots with a lively disco twist. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any softer cuts on this record, though. The Bomb is a personal favourite, with angelic vocals and heart-rending lyricism.

Harry Styles, Harry’s House
The much-anticipated third studio album from One Direction alumni Harry Styles is finally here this Friday. If his catchy teaser single As It Was is anything to go by, expect a more personal record with indie/soulful vocals set to 80s-inspired pop melodies.

Sketchbook on Disney + Sketchbook on Disney +

Get your comfies on and stream these new shows…

Sketchbook on Disney + 
This behind the scenes tell-all speaks to the most talented artists behind Disney’s coveted animations, learning step-by-step how iconic characters were created, animated, and designed.

The Pentaverate on Netflix 
Mike Myers is officially back, returning to his tried-and-tested character based performances – this time in the form of a Netflix Original series. The show follows Mike playing multiple characters, but primarily it concerns a Canadian journalist involved in a conspiracy plot. Promising to be cheeky and crude, make sure the kids are out of the room for this one.

Victoria sponge

Do some baking in honour of world baking day…

World Baking Day was this week, so why not try these fantastic cake recipes? From a plump Victoria sponge to decadent gingerbread cupcakes with date caramel, there’s something to keep everyone happy here

Pottery Painting at Firefly Pottery Pottery Painting at Firefly Pottery

Get crafty at these workshop experiences…

Silver smithing at The Glamorous Owl 
Book a silver jewellery making experience for yourself, a group, or you and a loved one at The Glamorous Owl in Newcastle. Their welcoming workshop holds jewellery making experiences every week, so get in there and bring away a bit of handmade art you’ll cherish forever.

Pottery Painting at Firefly Pottery
Firefly Pottery in Leeds offers weekend pottery painting sessions for all sorts of clay goodies, such as sculptures, plates and mugs. Perfect if you want to take home your own bit of art, simply ring up and book your two hour slot and leave with your masterful creation the same day.

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