Written by Hannah Dolan


The Weekend’s Top 5

What the hell are we going to fill the weekend with? Hannah Dolan‘s taken a look.

The Wildflowers
What: The Big Picnic
Where: Alexandra Gardens, Windsor
When: Saturday
Cost: FREE
Windsor’s dedicated arts centre The Firestation hosts this one-day outdoor mini-festival affair. Not an actual picnic, there will be music from the Wildflowers (pictured), Carrie Jane, and Me and the Moon. Are any of these big names? I don’t know, I don’t move in those circles any more. There are also pop-ups from local businesses and such.
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What: Katjes Magic Candy Factory Open Day
Where: Katjes Magic Candy Factory, Custard Factory, Birmingham
When: Saturday
Cost: FREE
Eat your own face off after 3D printing a gummy-sweet selfie like the chump you are! This is the launch of “a 3D confectionery experience” where visitors are invited to test the vegan-friendly 3D gummy printer to its limits. TEST THE DELICIOUS ROBOT! We’re in the fucking future, mate. I wonder how many people will be drawing gummy dicks…
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What: Sunshine Show
Where: Planetarium, World Museum, Liverpool
When: All weekend (ends 30 October)
Cost: £1.50-£7
Babies need to realise how small and insignificant they really are, so take them along to the Planetarium and open their tiny, fragile eyes to the infinite power and bigness of space. This is specifically suitable for under-fives.
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fod2What: Festival of Dunfermline
Where: Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline
When: Saturday and Sunday
Cost: FREE
They could just as easily have called this Dunfermline Festival but no. The Festival of Dunfermline promises events as diverse as Scotland’s own BMX Bandits, The Clan Bike Stunt Team, and a re-enactment/commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, presumably not at the same time. All the usual local festival stuff is also lined up: bands, street food, model planes (is that usual?). You know the drill.
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What: The Havelock Hoedown
Where: Havelock Recreation Ground, Kent
When: Saturday
Cost: FREE
Time to dust off your cowboy boots and the straw cowboy hat you bought that summer (I loved it so much), grab a checked shirt and YouTube some ‘how to line-dance’ videos BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO A HOEDOWN SALLY!* Expect lots of hearty food, stalls, rides, a bouncy castle and charming music. NO GUNS.
*Sorry if your name’s not Sally.
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Written by Hannah Dolan

Hannah Dolan is getting better at making eye contact but only just. She likes biscuits and knitwear, even in summer, and quietly sings to herself if she forgets where she is.