Something for the weekend 20/11/09


We’ve got something for everyone this weekend – including film festivals near the Lakes, international art exhibitions in one of the UK’s most incredible cities and real ale rambles through mid-Wales. So why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking a break this weekend and chasing those Monday morning blues away!

It’s always nice to plan outdoor activities that will help you keep fit and let you see some of the beautiful landscape on offer in the UK. However, with the winter months drawing in, the reality is that a lot of us would be happy to watch someone else do the exercise while we stay warm and comfortable. Kendal Mountain Festival seems to share this approach. With over 50 outdoor themed films being screened from Thursday until Sunday, in locations all over the town – including the fantastic Brewery Arts Centre – you may even be inspired to take the surrounding hills yourself, weather depending of course.

View the programme on the event’s website.

If you have an eye to soak up culture somewhere a little more urban, then the 5th Edinburgh Art Fair takes place in the city’s Corn Exchange from the 20th.  There, visitors will be able to see works from 65 different galleries all over the world. But as well as admiring the pieces, you’ll also be able to invest. And although some works run into the hundreds of thousands, you will also be able to pick up pieces from around £70. Though whether they’ll be worth more in years to come is another matter!

Visit the fair’s website for more details.

For those after a more active weekend, the Real Ale Ramble, in Wales, promises 2 days of relaxed rambling accompanied by fine real ales. Sounds like a great weekend if you ask us! The rambling begins on Saturday 21st in the centre of Llanwrtyd Wells, the smallest town in Britain, where visitors will find the lovely locals enjoying a more relaxed way of life. The walks are 10, 15 or 25 miles per day and participants will be met with a refreshing glass of real ale at checkpoints throughout. Of course, you may want to just appreciate the beautiful forests, moors and mountains as you make your way through one of the UK’s most scenic locales.

For tickets and info please visit the ramble’s website.

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