Written by Hannah Dolan


The Weekend’s Top 5

Looking for something other than taking down the Christmas decorations to do this weekend? Here’s Hannah Dolan with some ideas.

Subodh Gupta: From Far Away Uncle Moon Calls
Where: Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
When: Saturday (ends 11 March)
Cost: FREE
One of India’s foremost contemporary artists, Subodh Gupta is visiting Warwick Arts Centre and exhibiting his work which transforms everyday objects and materials into works of art.
Once you get home, keep your eyes off your pots and pans… leave it to Gupta, he knows what he’s doing.
Tell me more: here

160_listWhat: Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Where: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
When: All weekend
Cost: FREE (charge for parking)
If you’ve not been to YSP yet then PLEASE, for the love of God, put this right at the top of your ‘To Do’ list. There are five indoor galleries, plus the 500 acres of parkland are used as an outdoor one with sculptures to admire at every turn. The park has a seasonal rotation of exhibits, so catch the current ones before they vanish. It’s a magical place.
Tell me more: here

Funny Looking Kids Comedy Club
Where: 81 Renshaw, Liverpool
When: Saturday, 2.30pm-4pm
Cost: Adults £4, Children £3
A super comedy event for kids aged seven and over. A bunch of the best comedians in the country take to the stage to entertain the shhhhhhugar out of the little and not so little people (I’m far too sweary to be involved in this). Expect oodles of the best and silliest kinds of chaos.
Tell me more: here

Sketch and De-stress
Where: Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow
When: Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Cost: FREE
A drop-in workshop for all levels of ability. If you consider yourself to be a shaky potato printer AND NOTHING MORE, or if you a more confident pencil wielder, whatever your level everyone is welcome. You’ll learn all kinds of mark-making skills and drawing techniques, including blind contouring! Super chilled out and welcoming, all bits and stuff provided.
Tell me more: here

What: British Art Show 8
Where: Southampton City Art Gallery and John Hansard Art Gallery, Southampton
When: All weekend (ends 15 January)
Cost: FREE
This exhibition is presented every five years in four cities across the UK. Some 42 up-and-coming contemporary artists were selected to exhibit their work which includes film, sculpture and installation, three of my favourite things. Twenty-six of the artists have gone all teacher’s pet and produced brand new pieces of work especially for this exhibition.
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.