Written by Hannah Dolan

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The Weekend’s Top 5

Classic horror? Free theatre trips for kids? A tattoo festival? It’s all here in our quick guide to the weekend’s best events.

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What: Dudley Castle After Dark: Bride of Frankenstein
Where: Dudley Castle, Dudley
When: Saturday
Cost: £10, £8 concession
What better place to watch James Whale’s 1930s horror masterpiece Bride of Frankenstein than a spooky old castle. James Whale was from Dudley, so you’d also be supporting a local boy.
Tell me more: here

Poster for The Gruffalo at the Lyric TheatreWhat: Kids go free to top London shows this summer
Where: Various
When: All weekend (ends 7 September)
Cost: Various
A ‘Kids’ Week’ that’s been extended to last over a month. If your children are 16 or under they can get free tickets when an adult takes them to see big theatre shows in London over the summer. There’s so much to choose from; scare the shit out of them with The Woman in Black, open their eyes to the idea of a dystopian future by taking them to 1984, turn them into Green Day fans with American Idiot. Or, you know, get the warm fuzzies with The Gruffalo. Your choice.
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What: Kaya Festival
Where: Margam Country Park, South Wales
When: All weekend
Cost: Various
A relaxed and diverse music festival. Jerry Dammers, Don Letts and Craig Charles, among others, will be filling your ears with joy.
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Blade Runner
What:
Adventures in Space
Where: The Lighthouse, Glasgow
When: All weekend (ends 2 October)
Cost: FREE
This new exhibition looks at the speculative architecture of science fiction, with hundreds of drawings, taking in films like Blade Runner, The Matrix and Flash.
Tell me more: here

tattooed woman
What:
Tattoo Jam
Where: Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster
When: All weekend
Cost: £25-£30
Three full days of workshops, seminars, live events and loads of people getting drawings permanently etched into their skin.
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.