Written by Hannah Dolan

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The Weekend’s Top 5

Apples, fashion and death: Hannah Dolan talks what’s on this weekend.

skeleton
What:
Bodies I Have Known – Part of Festival of the Dead
Where: The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
When: Saturday
Cost: FREE
There’s loads of dead people, more than ever in fact, and the Herbert Gallery in Coventry is focusing on them for the month of October.
This weekend they’re opening up their collection of dead things, promising skeletons and butterflies and, very ominously, ‘more’. They’ve also got a free talk about the excavation of a local overspill graveyard and a spooky linocut print workshop, so something for nearly everyone.
Tell me more: here

What: Edinburgh Eco Fair
Where: The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh
When: Saturday
Cost: FREE
Most people don’t bat an eyelid at seeing a shiny clean Range Rover being driven around a city centre these days. So go to this place and be surrounded by people who give a shit about the world they live in. Go on, it’ll be refreshing I’m sure.
There’s music, talks, short films and stalls from local green groups, businesses and campaigns sharing their ideas and products, plus activities for the kids.
Tell me more: here

apple
What:
Apple Festival
Where: Brogdale Farm, Kent
When: Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Various
Personally I’m not an apple lover (unless it’s in a pie with lots of cream) but I’m friends with people who like apples, so this event is for them, or you, if you’re fond of the round swines.
There will apparently be a record-breaking display of 1,000 apple varieties… A THOUSAND. TEN HUNDRED. TEN HUNDRED APPLES. I’d go for that alone but as well as the usual festival bits the fun also includes ‘Tours of the Orchards’ which is clearly a euphemism, and one that I am 100 per cent up for.
Tell me more: here

cake pops
What:
The Chocolate Show
Where: National Hall, London
When: All weekend
Cost: Various
The Chocolate Show sounds like most people’s idea of heaven but I can’t imagine the organisers would approve of hundreds of choccy fans sprinting around on a sugar high filling their giddy faces and pockets with whatever they can get their hands on, while frantically gnawing on furniture and door frames in the chance that their Willy Wonka dream has come true.
This event includes the ‘world-famous’ Chocolate Fashion Show, showcasing designs actually made out of chocolate… what the whaaaaaat!?
Tell me more: here

G. Worth, Paris, Afternoon dress 1907-9. Collection Manchester City Galleries 1947.4254.

G Worth, Paris, Afternoon dress 1907-9. Collection Manchester City Galleries 1947.4254.

What: Fashion & Freedom
Where: Manchester Art Gallery
When: All weekend (ends 27 November)
Cost: FREE
Fashion is often quietly political, Google “pocket equality” if you don’t believe me. I CAN WAIT. This exhibition and the surrounding events examine how fashion changed during the first world war as millions of women went to work for the first time, and features original designs by Holly Fulton, Roksanda, J JS Lee, Vivienne Westwood, Emilia Wickstead and Sadie Williams. That pocket thing is fucked up though, right? I fucking love a pocket.
Tell me more: here

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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.