Written by Hannah Dolan


The Weekend’s Top 5

Need some ideas for the weekend? Then you’ve come to the right place.

burger and sweetcorn
What: Big Vegan Fete
Where: Stereo Cafe Bar, Glasgow
When: Saturday
Cost: FREE
Glasgow’s Flying Duck Cafe hosts its annual celebration of all things vegan, this time at the Stereo Cafe Bar as the Duck itself is undergoing a refurb. Free to get in, the fete features a whole load of local independent vegan businesses, tempting both the converted and the unconverted alike with their fancy plant-based treats.
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Great Barrier Reef from above
What: David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive
Where: Natural History Museum, London
When: All weekend (until September)
Cost: £6.50, members £4.50
This here is a virtual reality experience presented by everyone’s favourite 90-year-old naturalist guiding the viewer through a colourful coral reef and talking conservation. It’s sure to be great, unless you’re terrified of fish.
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close-up of camera
What: The Camera Exposed
Where: V&A Museum, London
When: All weekend (ends 5 March 2017)
Cost: FREE
Everything’s a camera now – you’re probably reading this on a camera – but this is an exhibition of photographs OF cameras. This exhibition serves to celebrate the device itself, spanning from the earliest days of photography right up to the present day.
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The Straits. Photo by John Spink, courtesy of Bristol Archive Records.

The Straits. Photo by John Spink, courtesy of Bristol Archive Records.

What: Moving Targets
Where: Arnolfini, Bristol
When: All weekend (ends 11 September)
Cost: FREE
Bristol’s contemporary arts space Arnolfini presents a celebration of punk on what it is calling its 40th anniversary. The whole venue is devoted to this celebration of punk’s history, its untold stories and its future. Go and find out that punk is about more than just spitting and shouting.
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What: PieFest
Where: Mowbray Cattle Market, Melton Mowbray
When: Saturday & Sunday
Cost: £4
A FESTIVAL OF PIES. Surprisingly, this is the first one, as you’d think as a nation we’d have been celebrating pies for hundreds of years. Includes talks, tastings (the best bit), demonstrations and lessons on how to make the perfect pie.
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.