Save the date!THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING WITH YOUR TIME IN DECEMBER
Covent Garden, London
One of the more bizarre pre-Yule traditions, the annual Great Christmas Pudding Race (now in its 35th year) for charity will again be taking over the cobbled streets of Covent Garden. Expect some interesting fancy dress and ridiculous inflatable obstacles.
Smash ’n’ jab
Dublin and Belfast
It’s been a good year for west London indie rockers The Vaccines. The band’s third studio album, English Graffiti, debuted to great reviews and reached number two in the UK albums chart, and now they’re seeing out 2015 with the final dates of their European tour, playing the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and Belfast’s Limelight. Catch them live before they head back into the studio.
Sport Central, Newcastle
With Rio 2016 approaching, it’s time to catch up with some of the UK’s less publicised sports and get behind our future Olympic stars. This showcase sees the British Basketball League’s most successful team, the Newcastle Eagles, take on the London Lions.
Ready for battle
Earl’s Court, London
Over the past five years, Red Bull Culture Clash has become one of the must-see events in the UK live music calendar. Last month’s 2015 Clash, which saw four crews (A$AP Mob, Boy Better Know, Rebel Sound and Stone Love) and special guests battle in musical duels to win over a sold-out crowd, was the biggest and best yet. Keep your eyes on the Red Bull Culture Clash website for details of next year’s much-anticipated event.