Looking for ways to keep you out of the cold this weekend? Here are just some of the great events going on in our county.

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One of the films in the running of the OSCAR’s, Lincoln (12A) is out this week. Steven Spielberg’s epic drama follows president Lincoln in his efforts to abolish slavery during a time of division in the House of Representatives. The cast is lead by Daniel Day-Lewis who transforms Lincoln both with a maelstrom of emotions, and physically into the iconic president through the costume and the make-up. In all Lincoln acts as a reminder of the sins of the past and the journey to a truly equal world, suggesting that there is still a long way to go.

Zero Dark Thirty (15) directed by Kathryn Bigelow is also in the running for the awards season. This drama portrays the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty starts with the horrific sounds of September 11 2001, with the viewer then transported two years later to CIA agent Maya (Jessica Chastain) who accepts a post in Islama-bad, working under Joseph Bradley (Kyle Chandler). Over the next 5 year Maya dedicates herself to finding Bin Laden as she follows the biggest manhunt in American History. Bigelow orchestrates big action sequences along with amazing dialogue making an OSCAR worthy film.

For folk lovers, The Churchfitters are playing at the Diss Corn Hall on Saturday at 8pm. They will be showcasing their blend of world, English, and French influences through a vast range of instruments, from a double bass made out of a saucepan to a tin whistle. This is something you don’t want to miss. Tickets cost £10, for more information visit: www.disscornhall.co.uk

This weekend sees the start of the national Big Garden Birdwatch. It’s free and easy to take part in all you need to do is take one hour out of your day to survey all the birds that come into your garden. Family can get involved, making it fun for everyone, and the best part is you do not even have to leave your own home. For more information on how to take part and to find any related event visit: www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

Lowestoft lifeboat fundraisers is holding the annual SOS day on behalf of the RNLI as part of its Save Our Souls campaign. The lifeboat station on the South Pier will be open from 10:30am till 3pm, where members of the public will get the chance to meet the crew, and have a look round the lifeboat, all subject to operational requirements. The event is free will all money raised going to the RNLI.

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