Written by Hannah Dolan

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The Weekend’s Top 5

Comedy for kids, Japanese culture and taxidermy: now that’s a plan for the weekend, says Hannah Dolan.

Photo: BBC.

Photo: BBC.

What: The Boosh Club
Where: The Book Club, London
When: All weekend (ends 29 January 2017)
Cost: FREE
I remember when The Mighty Boosh was first on telly and the BBC would shuffle it around in the schedules like they didn’t want it. They even broadcast a censored version at 7pm for a bit; I guess they thought it was for kids?
Anyway, look at them now. Monsters. Artists. Stadium rock stars. This free photography exhibition showcases their long-time collaborator Dave Brown’s documentation of their rise from nobodies in daft clothes to somebodies in dafter clothes.
Tell me more: here

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What:
Kids Comedy Club
Where: The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle
When: Sunday
Cost: £4
When I was a kid I would have LOVED to have gone to a comedy club. If you think it’s about time that Igglepiggle fucks off then maybe it’s also about time that you get you and your kids’ asses down to the glorious Stand for their ace kids show.
Oodles of daft bollocks will be going down, including a handful of the best comedians doing swear-free jokes with maybe a bit of magic and improv mixed in for good silly measure.
Tell me more: here

Scrabble tilesWhat: Scrabble Club
Where: Kimberley Library, Nottingham
When: Friday 10.30am-11.30am
Cost: FREE
Get your two-letter words locked and loaded and mosey on down to this smashing library for a rumble at the Scrabble club. The Kimberley Scrabblers (I assume that’s what they call themselves) meet on the second Friday of each month, so I guess they all work weird hours. It’s probably something to do with all the zero-hour bullshit.
Tell me more: here

Magpie Pica Pica, 2016 by Jazmine Miles-Long. Photo: Phil Sofer.

Magpie Pica Pica, 2016 by Jazmine Miles-Long. Photo: Phil Sofer.

What: Memorial, A Tribute to Taxidermy
Where: Horniman Museum, London
When: All weekend (ends 1 May 2017)
Cost: FREE
Taxidermy, the most creepily impressive craft of all time. Ethical taxidermist (who knew they were a thing?) Jazmine Miles-Long has selected pieces from Horniman’s (ladieeeees) historic collection and sits them beside her own painstakingly made tribute to each unknown craftsman. If you’re not a fan of dead things made to look not so dead, then maybe this isn’t for you, but it is for me.
Tell me more: here

What: Doki Doki – The Manchester Japanese Festival
Where: Sugden Sports Centre, Manchester
When: Saturday
Cost: Various
Does the word ‘cosplay’ makes your eyes light up as bright as your clothes? Do you know your Attack on Titan from your Ghost in the Shell? Get your otaku ass down to the Sugden Sports Centre. All kinds of talks, panels and food and drink AND there will also be cos-prop and armour workshops, games, film screenings, live music, artists’ tables and more.
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.