Written by Hannah Dolan


The Weekend’s Top 5

Need a plan for the weekend? Then let Hannah Dolan help.

lobster pot
Tomorrow’s Lobsters
Where: Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
When: All weekend (ends March 2017)
Cost: Various
CHRISTMAS IS NEARLY HERE! So why not distract yourself by learning about some delicious sea monsters. These big handed guys grow up in The Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery, which sounds ADORABLE. A lobster in a bonnet? Come on now, how’s that NOT cute.
The Hatchery has put together this winter exhibition all about the importance of these mysterious, armoured sea beasts. Their website says “Live lobsters” so I’m looking forward to seeing all the selfies with the Hatchery’s… spokes-lobster? Please. #shellfishselfie
Tell me more: here

full moon
Moonlight Market: The Greenwich Vintage Market
Where: Greenwich Church St, London
When: Saturday
Cost: FREE
By now we’ve all probably been to a vintage market, right? But have you been to one BY MOONLIGHT? I didn’t think so. Vintage and craft stalls, live music, a pop-up bar, tons of street food and oodles of seating to rest your weary legs, from 7pm-11pm on the last Friday of every month. I expect they’ll have plenty of modern-day lighting; fingers crossed they’re not just relying on the moon.
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Christmas tree and decorations
Victorian Christmas at the Castle
Where: York Castle Museum, York
When: Saturday and Sunday (ends 24 December)
Cost: FREE
What’s a Victorian Christmas, I hear you ask? Let’s look at the website. “The modern Victorian Christmas became much more focused on children as childhood became a distinguishable part of life.” Celebrate the advent of society not working kids to death in mills and shit, by enjoying everything the Victorians brought to December festivities, which was apparently all the things. Trees, cards, gifts and carols. Those festive old dead fuckers.
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Afro Supa Hero
Where: International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
When: All weekend (ends 11 December)
Cost: FREE
If, like me, you’ve ever wondered why a west coast town has such beautiful old architecture, you can bet the answer is they got rich off slave money. Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum is both an acknowledgement of that history and a celebration of black culture, and this exhibition is a timely look at diversity in our media and black heroes.
From Star Trek’s Lt Uhura through Marvel’s Luke Cage up to Red Dwarf’s Dave Lister, the exhibition gives you a look at the personal collection of comics and action figures belonging to designer and African and Caribbean heritage creative Jon Daniel.
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What: Big Fish
Where: ZSL London Zoo
When: All weekend (3pm)
Cost: Various, includes entry to the whole zoo
Me: Hey, *beckons you over to a dodgy looking alley way* do you like fish?
You: Uh… I guess
Me: Do you like big fish?
You: *blinks and looks confused*
Me: How about massive fish? Fucking massive mate?
You: YEAH! *We jump and hi-five in the air*
Go see some ridiculously big fish, like crazy big. They don’t say how big the biggest is but I’d personally like to see one the size of a tractor. Even a small tractor; small tractors are still really big. You’ll listen to the big fish fans (staff) talking about these big fellas and how they look after them.
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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.