Cool Events Column: Superhero comic book crossover quiz

Ex-BBC entertainment writer Sarah Bygrave has picked out the best events to kick off the New Year, including open mic nights, a Marvel vs DC Kwizz and special Scottish cuisine for Burns Night…

Welcome to a brand new decade! The roaring twenties are upon us, so it’s time to shake off the post festive funk and get out and enjoy ourselves! Here are my top picks for things to do in January.

Every Tuesday of the month MK11 are hosting their Open Mic & Jam Night which is perfect if your New Year’s resolution is to finally start playing that guitar you got for Christmas.

With a house band ready and waiting to jam with, it is perfect for full bands, solo performers and percussionists – anything goes! More information can be found on Facebook and I’ll see you there.

If you are into your rap and spoken word then I have just the thing for you. Unit Nine are hosting Live in Sound, an open mic evening on the 9th for all to enjoy.

Whether you are experienced, a novice or simply a fan, head down there for an evening like no other. More information can be found at

On the 12th, The Caldecotte Pub & Grill are hosting the quiz to end all other quizzes. The Marvel vs DC Kwizz will put even the biggest fans of the superhero sagas to the test.

The best bit? It’s free to enter! So brush up on your Bruce Wayne facts, grab a group of mates and have a go. You never know, you could be named the first kwizz champions of this decade.

To celebrate Burns Night across the weekend of the 23rd, The Old Beams are cooking up a special Scottish menu with traditional dishes for you to try.

If you have always been curious about Scottish cuisine then this is the perfect chance to give it a wee go, it looks set to be a great night!

Plus you can enjoy a cheeky whiskey to give it a real authentic feel. Visit for more information.

If you are running or hosting an event and want to get in touch, you can email

This feature was published in the January 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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