A pinchos-packed Bank Holiday weekend

With the Bank Holiday weekend nearly upon us, we thought we’d give those of you without plans a helping hand to decide what to do.

Film-wise you’ve got plenty to choose from. Pedro Almodóvar’s hotly tipped The Skin I Live In starts screening from tomorrow, Thu 25 August. This much-anticipated return sees the superstar director team up with actor Antonio Banderas in a compelling and macabre tale of one man’s surgical obsession.

Staying on the Spanish theme, if you’re a fan of tapas then try the Café Bar’s take on pinchos, a traditional Spanish snack on a stick, which will be available every evening over the weekend. From impressive vegetable stacks to bellinis bursting with toppings, these colourful snacks are great for sharing with friends. We’ll also be stocking a new Rioja in our bar – the perfect tipple to wind down with over the weekend.

Senna and Submarine return to the big screen after becoming hugely successful with our audience earlier this year. If you’re undecided about either film hear from directors Richard Ayoade and Asif Kapadia during their recent post-screening Q&As at Cornerhouse. We’re also bringing back Terrence Malick’s experimental Palme d’Or winner The Tree Of Life. It split the opinions of both audience members and staff when we screened it last month, so why not make your own mind up and come and see it over the Bank Holiday.

The Oscar-winning Danish film In a Better World; and The Guard, a culture-clash cop comedy staring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle are on for a second week and are well worth a watch. Gianni Di Gregorio’s The Salt of Life and Sarah’s Key starring Kristin Scott Thomas also continue to screen for a further week.

Don’t forget, if you’re in the building catching a film or just having a drink, do pop upstairs to our Galleries. Group exhibition Constellations continues to show in Galleries 2 & 3, with confetti mounting up on the floor from the daily explosions of artist Katie Paterson’s confetti cannon. And our new show Edition #3: The Hafsah Naib Video Systems unpicks the process of collaborative filmmaking in Gallery 1.

All you have to do now is decide what you fancy. Happy Bank Holiday weekend!