Written by Hannah Dolan

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The Weekend’s Top 5

Sketch comedy, fashion, film and board games. That’s a plan for the weekend right there, says Hannah Dolan.

Image: Aardman Animations.

Image: Aardman Animations.

What: Puppet Masters Return
Where: Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester
When: Saturday (then Monday-Saturday until 1 April)
Cost: FREE
Aardman Animations (of Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit and The Pirates! fame) show off their wares in an exhibition celebrating the UNBEARABLY PAINSTAKING art of stop-motion animation.
I love stop-motion and I find it fascinating but whenever I hear about the labour that goes into it I can’t get my head around how anybody could be arsed to do it. Maybe they will explain.
Tell me more: here

rachel parrisWhat: London Sketchfest
Where: Hackney House, Hackney, London
When: Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Various
Sketch comedy! No wait, come back. Sketch comedy isn’t shit anymore and here’s a billion acts to prove it. Featuring shows from favourites Rachel Parris (right), Lazy Susan, Norris & Parker, Goose and loads more, there’s a list on the website, clicky clicky.
Tell me more: here

What: Dice Roll Cafe
Where: Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts
When: Sunday
Cost: £2
Board games! No wait, come back. Board games aren’t shit any more either, and while Glasgow doesn’t yet have a dedicated board game cafe like fancy-pants Edinburgh does, it does have this nifty pop-up based in the CCA every second Sunday. Fight monsters, cure global epidemics and betray your friends with dice and cards and stuff. Ace fun.
Tell me more: here

Harold and Maude. Photo: Paramount Pictures.

Harold and Maude. Photo: Paramount Pictures.

What: Leeds International Film Festival
Where: Various locations, Leeds
When: All weekend (ends 17 November)
Cost: Various
Film festivals sure sound fancy, especially international ones, but if we’re being honest it’s just loads of films on. In Leeds. And most films are international. What they do give you is the opportunity to see stuff you might not otherwise get a chance to. HOT TIP – Harold and Maude is fucking brilliant; if you’ve not seen it it’s on at the Everyman.
Tell me more: here

clothing
What:
A History of Fashion in 100 Objects
Where: The Fashion Museum, Bath
When: All weekend (ends 1 January 2017)
Cost: £8.75 or under if you qualify for concessions
I’ll be honest, Bath has a film festival on, too, and I was going to put that here but it felt like cheating, so there’s this instead.
This exhibition travels through 400 years’ worth of fashion history, showcasing some of the best stuff out of the museum’s sizeable collection. You could maybe ask them about the SEXIST HISTORY OF POCKETS like I was talking about the other week but they might not know what you’re on about.
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.