Written by Hannah Dolan

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The Weekend’s Top 5

Art, murder and Lego. What more can you want from a weekend, asks Hannah Dolan.

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What: David Hockney: I draw, I do
Where: MAC, Exchange Street, Belfast
When: All weekend, 10am-7pm (and until 16 October)
Cost: FREE
The first significant presentation of David Hockney’s work in Ireland, marks his 80th birthday and focuses on his early period, including the famous ‘Paper Pool’ series. There’s also work from the last decade, all of which celebrates Hockney’s interest in drawing.
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What: Robot Exhibition
Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen
When: All weekend
Cost: FREE-£5.65
If you love robots, and who doesn’t, you’ll like this no-nonsense titled exhibition. There’s robots from TV shows and films from the past 60 years. You might be wondering how many robots there will be. More than nine, hopefully much more than that but I’ll play it safe by saying more than nine.
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What: Bricks In Time: Hands on History in LEGO
Where: Rheged Centre, Cumbria
When: All weekend (until 4 September)
Cost: FREE-£2.50
I’ve always said, if you want kids to enjoy learning about historically significant events then do it with Lego. All things Lego and history in one place. Come for the Lego, stay for the Lego.
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What: Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale
Location: Wasps Artists’ Studio, Glasgow
When: Saturday
Cost: £1.50-£3
I remember when vintage clothing was just secondhand jumble and other kids at school would rip the piss out of you for wearing it. This vintage fair features carefully selected and curated garments by the literal tonne. All purchases are made by weight like you’re a drug dealer. Get yourself a couple of kilos of uncut FASHION.
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What: The Alternative ‘Jack The Ripper’ Experience
Where: Meet at Tottenham Court Road tube (Exit 1), London.
When: Saturday & Sunday 11am
Cost: £15
Murders are bad, sure, everybody knows that. But there’s something uniquely fascinating about true crime especially when it happened in places familiar to us. Get to know more about London than you ever knew you wanted to. This walking tour is not actually about Jack himself, the Murder Mile tour instead promises 75 murders by 18 different killers in a little over a mile around London. Perfect if you want to never feel safe again ever.
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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.