Don’t miss these events this month
Don’t miss out on these events:
- Neymar Jr’s Five
- The Weeknd
- London Beer & Cider Festival
- Red Bull Neptune Steps
- Bear Grylls Survival Course
Five go to Rio
England and Scotland
Reckon your five-a-side team could take on the world? Put them to the test. Neymar Jr’s Five is a tournament with a difference – every time a team concedes a goal they lose a player until one team is all gone or the game ends. Qualifying runs through March, with the winners flying to the finals in Rio.
Various venues across UK
In 2010, The Weeknd was the mysterious name behind a series of amazing R&B tunes posted to YouTube. In 2017, he’s a Grammy-award-winner whose latest album, Starboy, features collaborations with Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey and Kendrick Lamar. Now he’s riding that success with the Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 world tour, hitting Manchester, Newcastle, London and Glasgow.
The big freeze
Maryhill Locks, Glasgow
The UK’s toughest open-water endurance swim, Red Bull Neptune Steps, returns with a splash. A 420m uphill race through the freezing waters of the Forth and Clyde Canal, it features 18m of lock gates to be scaled and canal boats to clamber over. Last year 200 competitors punished themselves for the crown; this year 400 are taking the plunge, including British Olympic triathlete Gordon Benson.
Brecon Beacons, South Downs & Dartmoor
It takes more than drinking your own pee out of a snake’s skin to be a true survivor, as Bear Grylls’ 24-hour Adult Survival Course will show you. More bushcraft than military training, this 16-person day and nighter teaches you to navigate the wilderness, build shelters, survive an attack, and hunt, skin and gut animals. With limited food and water and no tent provided, you’ll have to adapt quickly.