Whether you’re looking to experiment with new cuisine at Gobefest, test out your pipes at a lip sync battle or watch your favourite film in Elizabeth Gaskell’s old house, there’s something on this list worth leaving the sofa for.
Here’s this week’s three to see, in no particular order.
“There’s more to Hungarians than paprika and more to Transylvania than Dracula,” says Ottilia Ördög, organiser of the UK’s first Transylvanian Hungarian festival of arts and culture. If you still don’t believe it, head on down to Albert Square to sample Transylvanian craft beer, street food like lángos, honeybread, whole flower herbal teas and traditionally decorated spicy gingerbread. Expect to find acts from across the Hungarian diaspora performing for free. Musical styles include folk right through to classical, jazz, rock and world music. If you’re feeling the beat, better move those feet. No-one will judge your dance moves.
Sync for Pink
This event has been cancelled.
A Spring/Summer Film selection celebrating women writers that begins with this 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic. You know the drill. It’s one of the best known tales in literature. The March sisters confront growing pains, financial shortages, family tragedies and romantic rivalries in mid-19th-century Massachusetts. Jo struggles for independence as she wants to forge a literary career. She’s also constantly butting heads with her beloved mother and her sisters Meg, Amy and Beth. It’s an all-round feel good film starring Winona Ryder as Jo and Christian Bale (swoon) as the impulsive neighbour, Laurie. There’s also free ice cream before every showing and wine and nibbles during. Now, that alone is worth going for.