What To Do This Weekend 09.04.20


The weekend is still the weekend. It’s also Easter, so you’ve actually got four days to do exactly as you please – within the confines of the lockdown, of course. Here are 11 ideas for making the best of the extended break…


Patty & Bun has teamed up with premium butcher HG Walter to give meat lovers the full P&B experience at home. Order online and a box of all the necessaries will land on your doorstep – including some of those signature beef patties, brioche buns and even a mini bottle of Smokey P&B Mayo.
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REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES: Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2020

The 157th and latest edition of cricket’s annual bible was published on Thursday. This one dives deep into an extraordinary 12 months that saw England battle for the Ashes and finally win the World Cup. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer loom large, of course, but it’s their team-mate Jos Buttler who can really kick back now, having made it onto the front cover.

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Inquizition usually spends its time putting together high-end pub quizzes across the country. For the duration of lockdown, it’s laying on a weekly virtual quiz – for free, in your living room. Grab a pen, some paper and ideally a team (you know how Zoom works by now). The action starts at 8pm prompt on Sunday night.

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Patty & Bun
Patty & Bun


A go-to podcast for curious minds, the Anthill has made its name unearthing new stories from the world of academia, applying research and theories to the big issues of the day. Its wide-ranging back catalogue spans science to history and psychology to politics. Its latest offering is a gripping – and important – five-parter about conspiracy theories.
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DO SOMETHING FISHY: Secret Smokehouse

If you’re cooking holiday brunch for the house, order in something a bit special from Secret Smokehouse. Supplier of premium smoked fish to a multitude of Michelin-starred restaurants, it’s now delivering hot smoked mackerel, salmon and kippers to household doorsteps – all sustainably sourced, of course. In charge of an evening meal? There’s also a fish pie mix.
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Shakespeare’s old theatre in Southwark is the latest to start streaming plays online. First up is Hamlet, the greatest revenge tragedy of them all. Free to view, it’s available for a couple of weeks until it’s replaced by Romeo & Juliet, then A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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In partnership with Beats by Dre, BLOK is releasing a live Instagram workout every day of the week. Each session is run by a BLOK trainer and this weekend you can take part in an all-body workout, a yoga session, a core workout and a pilates class. The pair are also recommending playlists to listen to while working up a sweat.
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David Hockney
David Hockney
Dynamo: Beyond Belief
Dynamo: Beyond Belief

LISTEN TO SOMETHING NEW: Thundercat – It Is What It Is

Grammy Award winner Thundercat has just dropped his fourth album and it’s another jazz-funk triumph. It Is What It Is finds the genius bassist meditating on the death of his friend Mac Miller but not forgoing his signature grooves and poppy beats. In among the 15 tracks, you’ll find cameos from musical heroes including Childish Gambino.
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HAVE A LAUGH: Comedy At The Covid

Started by siblings Jake and Jess as a way to hang out with their mates, The Covid Arms has rapidly transformed into an online comedy pub hosting performances from some of the country’s best comedians every Saturday night. For just £2 you’ll receive a link to the stream, with your money going partly towards the Trussell Trust network of food banks. Mark Watson and Aisling Bea are on the mic this week, plus a special guest TBC.
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BLOW YOUR MIND: Dynamo: Beyond Belief

Bradford magician Dynamo is the star of a three-part special that has just landed on Sky. As well as showcasing some of his jaw-dropping new tricks, it tells the story of his recovery from career-threatening illness. Having come up with ideas for more than 200 tricks from his hospital bed, he travels the world – from Moscow to Mexico – unleashing them on an unsuspecting public.
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2020 was supposed to be another big year for Yorkshire’s greatest living artist. His Drawing From Life exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery has been cancelled, but David Hockney is still bringing art to the masses. Locked down in France, he’s shared 10 iPad drawings with the BBC. Cumulatively, they are a powerful reminder of the beauty of the natural world, especially at this time of year.
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