Written by Hannah Dolan


The Weekend’s Top 5

Got a 48-hour gap in your diary? Let Hannah Dolan help you fill it.

reservoir dogs recreation
Hullywood Icons Exhibition
Where: Hull International Photography Gallery, Hull
When: All weekend (ends 2 April)
Cost: FREE
This looks fucking ace. Photographer Quentin Budworth has taken willing Hullians and East Ridingiuns (?) and recreated iconic moments from Hollywood films (Cast Away, Kill Bill, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Wonder Woman, Wolverine, Another Fine Mess and The Big Lebowski, to name just a fistful) also shot in various recognisable local locations. Go have a snoop about, you might see your co-worker’s niece, or that person you fancy or even your neighbour, Terry!
Even if you don’t know anyone that lives in Hull it’s totally worth a visit. The fella dressed up as Dredd by the tower block is my fave; my husband says I have a heavy fascist sense of justice.
Tell me more: here

What: Peckham Salvage Yard
Where: Copeland Gallery, London
When: Saturday
Cost: FREE
If you’re anything like me you would have taken one look at the name of this event, reached for your flattest flat cap and done your very best Drew Pritchard impression (All you Salvage Hunters fans can I get a ‘woop woop’?). But unlike Drew (and Tee, never forget Tee) you will be able to hunt for treasures without getting your digits dirty! Do they wear flat caps in London currently, or would you get frowned out of Peckham for that?
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What: 3D Printing: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful
Where: The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford
When: All weekend (ends 23 April)
Cost: FREE
When I was at school doing GCSE Textiles there was one sewing machine that could somehow scan in a thing you drew (for me it was the Chinese symbol for ‘water’ because it was the year 2000) and then it sewed it onto your fabric. It blew my mind right off.
And for the past few years I’ve not been able to comprehend 3D printers, especially when used by artists. If I ever see one up close I’d probably lose my shit. I imagine it’s like in The Fifth Element when what I guess is a 3D printer is making Leeloo’s bones.
Anyway, I’m not really explaining the exhibition very well AT ALL. Just go see some crazy good work done by super smart artists who’ve buddied up with their robot sculptors.
Tell me more: here

luke jerram glass model
The Box presents: Glass Microbiology
Where: Bristol Science Centre, Bristol
When: All weekend (ends 4 September)
Cost: Various
Have you ever wanted to know what viruses and microbiology look like? But all big and also made of glass? WELL TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!
Luke Jerram designed his beautiful sculptures after consultations with virologists from the University of Bristol. They were also made in collaboration with a couple of super handy glassblowers, Brian Jones and Norman Veitch. What a bunch of talented fuckers. Glass diseases mate; you’ll never get another chance to see that.
Tell me more: here

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival
Where: Various locations, Scotland
When: All weekend (ends 12 March)
Cost: Various
If you don’t like snowdrops LOOK AWAY NOW! And also get out of my house. We have no tolerance for snowdrop deniers round here. Spring is looming! How do we know this? Snowdrops are all around.
Get your layers on and go for a chilly walk around the specially selected gardens and woodlands where you can see the various beautiful outbreaks of snowdrops that have taken over Scotland before they vanish forever (until next year). I don’t know if outbreak is the right word, I’m still thinking about glass viruses. A plague of snowdrops?
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.