This Week's Discoveries: 24/09/21

This week, we're getting out of the house and heading to the theatre, an outdoor art exhibition and a cake decorating class. Who doesn't love a day out? If you're not able to get out and about, we've also got some great TV recommendations as well as a pop culture podcast and star-studded film to keep an eye out for.

How many Shakespeare remakes have you seen? Primary school plays don’t count. Well add a new version of Macbeth to your list as you’ll definitely want to score a ticket to the new production starring Saoirse Ronan as Lady M. Ticket sales for October - November are staggered as they’ll go fast.

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Yes, it’s that time again. Time to be screaming at the TV over someone else’s split creme patisserie. GBBO started on Tuesday night and we’re off to a triumphant start.Top tip from the team - make sure you have a sweet treat to enjoy whilst it’s on, otherwise you’ll go to bed dreaming of biscuits.

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Speaking of The Great British Bake Off, if you’re wanting to scratch up on your piping skills or are dreaming of making the perfect buttercream, why not try an IRL (we know!) baking masterclass.

Run Lily, a baker, store owner and author known for her recipes in book #BakeForSyria which raised for Unicef. This class teaches you the basics of cake decorating, achieving famous techniques from dripping caramel to ornate piping. And you get to take home a whole cake!

If you’re in need of a bit of arts & culture after a few weekends of Netflix binges, the Creative Folkstone Trienniel, running until November 2nd, is an exhibition of artworks by internationally acclaimed artists based around the small town. Inspired by the history of the town and it’s urban tales. Take a trip to the Kent coast and discover some stories.

Artwork by Rana Begum, Photo by Thierry Bal via Creative Folkestone

Like us, you may be more of a rom-com fan rather than western, but we’re counting down the days until we can see The Harder They Fall. Scheduled to premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 6th, you’d be hard pressed to find another 2020 film with a more star studded cast then this one. With nation treasure Idris Elba as well as Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz and Regina King, it promises to be a must-see. Soon to be on Netflix.

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If you’re a fan of pop music, then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by cult-fave Charli XCX and with a host of guests from Christine and the Queens (episode 1) to Addison Rae, the stars discuss their favourite songs for every circumstance, as well as their own creative processes. If you need a new shower playlist or late night album recommendation, give it a listen.

Image from BBC Radio 1

Known as the biggest girl group of all time, everyone has their favourite thing about the Spice Girls. Whether it's the songs, fashion or their feminism. This documentary takes us through the formation of the band and the way they launched feminism into the world of commercial pop.

Image from Channel 4