Written by Hannah Dolan


The Weekend’s Top 5

Want to learn more about veganism? Or Chinese art? Let Hannah Dolan tell you more.

curly kale leaves
Scottish Vegan Festival
Where: Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
When: Sunday
Cost: £3
Not just your common or garden vegan fair. No, no, no, no. This is a Vegan FESTIVAL. A day of talks, films and cooking demos. These range from ‘10 easy steps to living a vegan lifestyle’ and ‘Muffin in a mug’ to that Cowspiracy documentary that makes everybody go vegetarian for five minutes when they first get Netflix.
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makers market
The Northern Quarter Makers Market
Where: Stevenson Square, Manchester
When: Sunday (second Sunday of every month)
Cost: FREE
I’m going to this one, although try not to look me in the eye if you see me. It’s the usual hot shit, craft, art and baked goods. Hope the weather’s not wet; nobody likes a soggy biltong (still don’t know what a biltong is). BILTONG.
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Jamie Reid God Save the Queen collage
Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 Exhibition
Where: Village Bookstore & Gallery, Leeds
When: All weekend (ends Sunday)
Cost: FREE
Last chance to catch this little collection of punk ephemera before it tootles off out of town. Celebrating the launch of a book of the same name, the gallery has a whole mess of punk shit for you to wrap your eyeballs around – posters and flyers and zines and stuff.
Maybe even buy the book? Are book launch tie-in exhibitions punk? Probably not, but you’re an adult now, so punk is no longer for you.
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Phoenix and Peony by Huang Shanshou.

What: Nature’s Song: Chinese Bird and Flower Paintings
Where: National Museum, Cardiff
When: All weekend (ends 23 April)
Cost: FREE
In my opinion, birds and flowers are pretty much the only thing worth painting and these long-dead Chinese artists agree with me. This here’s a collection of art spanning 600 years that you would normally have to go to China to see, but is just a short stroll away if you are lucky enough to live in Cardiff. If you live elsewhere, I don’t know what to tell you. Cardiff is probably still closer than China.
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What: The Embers Collective (Cert 18)
Where: Picturehouse, Hackney Attic, London
When: Sunday
Cost: £10
WOMEN WARRIORS. That’s the theme of this storytelling and music night, where the speakers would like to regale you with tales of pagan mythology and ancient folklore, alongside original tales, poetry and live music.
This is one of those ones where you find out that women weren’t treated like shit in pre-Christianity Britain and were totally allowed to become druids and have axes. Which initially sounds ace, but then you remember about the sanitation of the sixth century and suddenly it’s a tough call as to who has it better.
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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.