Something for the weekend 27/11/09

We’ve selected a few activities that can’t be spoiled by the rain for this weekend. Though, in light of last week’s weather, there can’t be that much rain left can there? So if you fancy staying dry while sampling fine foods and music or you just want to get into the Christmas spirit, we’re sure we’ve got just the suggestion for you.

If you fancy booking a short weekend break then you can check availability online at cottages4you.

Birmingham is currently hosting the BBC Good Food Show Live at the NEC. As well as sampling the wares of many chefs and food suppliers from across the country, the show also features live cookery demonstrations from the likes of Gordon, Jamie, James Martin and the Hairy Bikers, whose recipes you might be able to replicate – no doubt with varying degrees of success – at home. Then again, with a live Masterchef show also planned, you may prefer to enjoy the show’s hospitality and leave the cooking to the professionals!

The BBC Good Food Show Live runs from this Wednesday, the 25th until Sunday the 29th. Find out more details and book tickets on the event’s website.

If you fancy feasting on some culture then the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music is running until Sunday the 29th. With over 30 years of experience, the festival is rather good at promoting the best new and experimental music from around the world. And if you’d like to find out more about the pieces, the composers and the musicians, then there are a number of pre and post show talks.

Visit the festival’s website for the programme and tickets,

The beautiful architecture of Bath makes it well worth a visit at any time of year. But the Bath Christmas market, that starts this Thursday, makes visiting essential if you want to get in to the festive spirit. Taking place in the area between the stunning Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, the market encompasses 123 wooden chalets offering everything from unique hand-made Christmas gifts to delicious food, mulled wine and live entertainment! Supporting charities has been a large part of the market’s history and this year is no exception, with several of the chalets occupied by worthy causes.

The market opens on the 26th November and runs until the 6th December. Find out more info on the website.

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