What's On Weekly - 24/10/13

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The Wear It Pink day for the Breast Cancer Campaign will take place all over the country this Saturday 26th October and we'll be adorning this fabulous colour and donating just £2 each for this great cause. 

Also this week are some scary Halloween treats, cinema releases, new TV drama and lots of football! Check out what's on this week. 


(24th Oct)

International Day: United Nations Day

The 24th of October had been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. 

Working across different countries and territories, the United Nations Organisation promotes common progress, humanitarian, ecological and sociological concerns - and United Nations Day promotes the work undertaken by this group.

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. 



(25th Oct)

Event: Wear It Pink Fundraiser!

Here at Calendar Club HQ we'll be wearing it pink for the Breast Cancer Campaign. Why not get involved at your school or workplace as well?

Britain’s biggest, pinkest fundraising day is back for 2013, giving everyone the chance to do something incredible for women with breast cancer - while having fun too!

It’s not too late to join in, all you have to do is grab something pink, wear it on Friday 25 October 2013 and donate £2 to Breast Cancer Campaign.

Annabel Tompkins, wear it pink Senior Manager at Breast Cancer Campaign said: “This October marks the 11th anniversary of Breast Cancer Campaigns annual national fundraising event wear it pink. We are so grateful to everyone for taking part and we hope everyone has a fantastic time and enjoys being a pink hero for the day. Their support will allow us to continue funding vital breast cancer research and help us get one step closer to finding a cure.” 

If you would like to get involved with wear it pink this year then please visit www.wearitpink.org for further information.

Also check out our Meme Of The Week, The Tutu Project, which also does great work for a breast cancer charity!


Listen: Radio 1 Breakfast Show

Nick Grimshaw will be joined by comedian Alan Carr in today’s breakfast show.

The funny man will no doubt brighten up your morning so be sure to tune in between 6:30am-10:00am. 


Cinema: One Chance

Inspired by Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, James Corden stars as the budding Opera singer who longs for his big break.

The films tells the true story of a bullied Welsh boy who dreams of studying Opera in Venice. As he struggles through life working as a shop assistant (opposite Mackenzie Crook) and having his dreams shattered, Corden’s character seeks fulfilment in the popular talent show.

The heart warming comedy also stars Julie Walters and Simon Cowell, as himself.


Cinema: Ender's Game

Based on Orson Scott Card's 1985 novel of the same name, Ender's Game is a sci-fi action film not to be missed.

With the Earth having been ravaged twice by aliens, the future security of the planet is in the hands of just one gifted young boy.

Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth.



(26th Oct)

TV: Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones – ITV, 3:00pm 

If you’re planning a relaxed weekend at home then be sure to catch the second prequel to the original Star Wars on Saturday afternoon.

The Jedi knights are called upon to defend the Republic from the Separatist armies led by renegade Jedi Count Dooku.

Anakin Skywalker is charged with protecting Senator Amidala, but his feelings for her prove more than professional.

See the action unfold in a galaxy far, far away. 


Cinema: FILM4 FrightFest All-nighter 2013. 

Join the Vue Cinema at London's West End for a 3rd year, for the FILM4 FrightFest All-nighter.

The UK's biggest, best and most beloved horror fantasy festival, FILM4 Frightfest, is brought back to the Vue West End for its third year for a one night (all night) special.  

Six world and European horror movies will screen over one intense 12 hour period on Saturday 26th October 2013.

It's going to be shock around the clock with all the must-see chiller movies of the moment. Including Soulmate (UK premiere), Patrick (UK premiere), Discopath, Mark of the Devil, The Station (UK premiere) and Nothing Left to Fear (UK premiere).

Buy Vue Cinema tickets online for The FrightFest All-nighter 2013.


Football: Premiership Football Fixtures

Crystal Palace v Arsenal - 12:45

Aston Villa v Everton - 15:00

Liverpool v West Brom - 15:00

Man Utd v Stoke - 15:00

Norwich v Cardiff - 15:00

Southampton v Fulham - 17:30


TV: Boardwalk Empire Season 4 - Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm

The award winning 1920's American drama returns for its 4th season this Saturday.

Nucky makes a peace offering to Joe Masseria and later argues with his brother Eli and Mayor Bader. Chalky prepares to open the Onyx Club on the Boardwalk and a new prohibition agent arrives in Atlantic City, while Tommy tries to keep the Artemis Club afloat. In Chicago, Al Capone enlists his brothers to help him expand his business.



(27th Oct)

Event: Boo at the Zoo

It’s Halloween weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a family visit to the spookily transformed London Zoo. Kids can enjoy scary story-telling, ghoulish mask making and frightening face painting. Visitors can also take part in fancy dress parades and the ‘big draw’ event to sketch some of the weird and wonderful animals at the zoo. 

For more info and ticket prices click here. 


Football: Premiership Football Fixtures

Sunderland v Newcastle - 13:30

Chelsea v Man City - 16:00

Swansea v West Ham - 16:00

Tottenham v Hull - 16:00


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