Moving to Mars | Deadwater Fell | London International Mime Festival | How to Break up with Fast Fashion | Itadaki Zen...
How about kicking off the New Year in style, by converting to Veganism, ditching fast fashion, or if you're feeling particularly adventurous, moving to a completely different planet? Check out our out-of-this-world recommendations for places and things to see, watch, visit, read and dine around town this week.
SEE Moving to Mars. Fancy a change of scene for 2020? Somewhere exotic and far-away? A place where you can drink coffee upside-down? Well the Design Museum is offering to transport you on a multi-sensory virtual trip to the most talked-about future destination for mankind; Mars, and it’s likely that some of us, at least, will be lucky enough to go there in real life, according to top scientists. This astronomical exhibition allows visitors to immerse themselves in Martian environments and to explore the technology, architecture and lifestyle innovations that may make the Red Planet feel (perhaps not quite) like home. With fascinating objects from NASA, robotic builders by Foster & Partners and the first space-suit designed for the surface of Mars, this brilliant exhibition is a thought-provoking step into another world.
Moving to Mars at the Design Museum, runs until 23 February. For tickets and further information go to https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/moving-to-mars.
WATCH Deadwater Fell, a new four-part crime drama starring David Tennant in the lead role, which kicks off this Friday (10 January) at 9pm on Channel 4. Set in the a small Scottish village where everybody knows each other, Deadwater Fell centres on the story of a seemingly perfect family that is murdered by someone they know. Tom Kendrick (David Tennant) a family man and local GP is the only survivor of a house fire, during which he is unable to save his wife, Kate (Anna Madeley,) a primary school teacher, and his three daughters from the deadly blaze. But all is not what it seems and the community becomes riven with mistrust and suspicion about the real cause of the fire and Tom becomes a suspect of something unspeakable. Meanwhile Kate’s best friend and colleague Jess (Cush Jumbo), who is married to the local police offer Steve (Matthew McNulty) are desperate to uncover the truth. With a star cast, emotionally charged performances and a dark and sinister plot, Deadwater Fell has all the ingredients for another hit crime drama.
Deadwater Fell airs this Friday at 9pm on Channel 4.
VISIT London International Mime Festival 2020. Returning for its 44th year, this spectacular festival returns this week, with stunning theatre shows revealing some of the most original and astonishing contemporary visual performance from around the world. Performances include the incredible pop-up book-inspired ‘Rooman’ tells the story of a young woman who meets a kangaroo man in her dreams and is drawn into a fabulous new universe. The brilliant creation of Australian artist, Fleur Elise Noble, the show brings together puppetry, projection and dance into an intriguing and immersive fantasy. This is just one of the many exciting performances taking place at a range of venues all across London.
For more information about programme and tickets go to https://mimelondon.com/festival/
READ How to Break Up with Fast Fashion by journalist Lauren Bravo. A New Year’s resolution that actually worked for Lauren, breaking up with ‘fast fashion’ is all about changing the way you shop and transforming your attitude towards clothes. Why? You may ask. Because fashion is the second largest polluter of our planet, just after the oil industry, and our unhealthy shopping addictions are destroying it. But how many of us could really go the whole year without buying new clothes? This book is loaded with practical advice on how to spend less and get the most out of what you have, all while helping to reduce the estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing that ends up in UK landfill every year. Using her first-hand experiences of quitting fast fashion, Lauren offers some handy advice for the New Year on how to reorganise your 2020 wardrobe without compromising your style, the planet or your passion for fashion. From being more creative, repairing, recycling, embracing charity shops, decluttering your inbox and identifying your triggers, How to Break Up with Fast Fashion is the ultimate guilt-free guide to shopping that will have you think twice before you add another item to your basket.
DINE at Itadaki Zen. Europe’s first organic and vegan Japanese restaurant and a King’s Cross favourite is the perfect place to visit if you want to ease yourself into Veganuary. Serving up a range of soups, sushi and tempura, the menu is rich in rice, root vegetables, seaweed, soya beans and all that good stuff. You can also check out one of the many other London restaurants offering special plant-based menus and offers for Veganuary. Café Rouge is serving up a vegan afternoon tea with some its finest 'plantisseries' including a carrot and pistachio slice and a billionaire bar. Meanwhile Busaba’s most popular vegan dishes, such as the Yam Pak Crispy Soya are only £7.99 for the whole of January, Las Iguanas is offering 2-for-1 on all its vegan main courses, and Brewdog has slashed 50 per cent off its plant based mains. For those with a sweet tooth, the award winning vegan CrossDown Doughnuts are serving up a speciality coffee with your choice of alternative milk for just £1.50 with every doughnut.
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