Five Things to do This Weekend | Living North

Five Things to do This Weekend


We’ve picked out five of the best things to do this weekend, from arts and crafts to a Super Bowl extravaganza

Visit a Frosty Festival at York Ice Trail
The biggest outdoor ice trail in the UK is returning to York this Saturday. The Trail will celebrate not just the immense heritage and history of York, but also the forthcoming Chinese New Year, culminating in the live ice-carving of a phoenix – which in China is known as the messenger of happiness – which once complete will be set on fire. There will be 50 ice sculptures dotted around the city, and visitors can even try their hand at the ice carving wall on Parliament Street.

Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday at Shark Club, Newcastle
American football is getting more and more popular this side of the pond, and never is it more popular than on Super Bowl Sunday. Shark Club is going all out this year, with a live DJ, a light show and all-American decorations. Kick-off’s at 11:30pm, so grab a few bottles of Bud and get ready to party the night away in front of one of the best sporting events of the year.

Get Spooked at Leeds Town Hall
Spend Saturday evening in eerily deserted Victorian chambers deep below Leeds Town Hall. Go on a guided tour of the building’s spooky past, including spine-chilling visits to old prisons cells and a crypt – there have even been some reported sightings of spirits who had been sentenced in these storied halls. This evening is not for the faint of heart.

Get Creative at National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Use the weekend to learn an interesting new craft at the National Glass Centre. This Saturday, they’re putting on an introduction course in screen printing on glass. You’ll learn all the techniques for transferring a pre-prepared image, as well as using your own line drawings to create some spectacular works of art to take home.

Watch a Magical Performance at The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Catch the final day of The Worst Witch, adapted from the best-selling novels of the same name by Jill Murphy, this Saturday. The play sees accident-prone Mildred Hubble in her final year at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, and about to embark on her biggest adventure yet, which is sure to delight viewers young and old.

Published in: January 2019

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