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The weekend what-to-do

Fritzi Wemheuer's into free food, colour at the Tate, Shakespearean jollies and braving the elements

Published on September 4th 2009.


The weekend what-to-do

Free food!
What are you doing reading this? A huge burrito giveaway is taking place right now, at Liverpool One's Barburrito.

Yes, free burritos until they run out, all Friday (Sept 4) as part of a corporate rebranding jolly.

Derek the Donkey will be on hand as Barburrito’s new symbol, with co-founder Morgan Davies maintaining that customers will really take to him because “whilst he’s not the best-looking chap, he is very family-friendly…a key target market for us as a business.”

Whatever. It's free, it's now. Get in there.

*Burrito giveaway, Barburrito, Liverpool One, Friday Sept 4, till they run out.

Dulux, but not as we know it
The future may not be bright on the weather front, but if you're not entirely ready to let go of the rainbow colours of summer and greet the porridge shades of winter, nip into Tate Liverpool and have a last look at Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, which will be wrapped up next week.

The exhibition looks at the switch-over from the use of hand-made to ready made colour in art and explores the transformational processes surrounding it.

Forget B&Q. Maybe you could take a colour chart home as inspiration for the living room walls. Fight the grey!

* Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool, until 13 September 2009. £6 (£4.50 concessions).

Time for a Hamlet?
Another way of shutting out that awful weather is to spend the evening at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre and have a look at good old Hamlet from a completely new angle.

Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead sees the events of the Shakespearean classic through the eyes of two minor idiot characters. Which probably is the perspective we all can identify best with anyway come the end of the week.

*Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead, Contemporary Urban Centre, Greenland Street, Tuesday 1st – Sunday 13th September 2009, 7.30pm, £8 - £15.

For the eternal optimists among you, or the claustrophobic, there is also loads of outdoor stuff going on this weekend. Here are three opportunities to expose yourself to the weather gods, all taking place in Liverpool's beautiful parks, with different levels of actual activity.

If you really want to exhaust yourself, why not help cleaning up Bluebell Woods andFazakerley Fields? It's Clean up the World Weekend, folks. And that Penguin wrapper you've just dropped – p-p-p pick it up now!

Get all the walking around, but none of the bending down for rubbish, at a meet-and-greet with trees in Otterspool. You'll take a tour around the park learning about the most fascinating trees and their environmental impact. Five hours are scheduled for this, so bring your packed lunches as you get battered by falling leaves.

If you prefer watching others do the exercise, but are still willing to leave the house, I recommend dropping by Sefton Park on Sunday to cheer on the fantastic people who've signed up for the Cancer Research Run.

You could try to put your name down early for next year's run while you're there.

*Clean up the World Weekend, Fazakerley Woods and Fields (Meeting Place: Woodland Entrance off Higher Lane), Saturday 5th September, 10:30am, free. - Meetings with Marvellous Trees, Otterspool Park (meeting place: Visitors Centre, on side of Otters Pool Inn, near Jericho Lane), Sunday 6th September, 10:00am, free. - Cancer Research Run, Sefton Park, Sunday 6th September, 1:00pm, free.

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As usual mancon make no reference at all to the Irish Festival again .

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