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The Weekend’s Top 5

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s some suggestions to get started with.

The Charlatans: sent to Coventry this weekend.

The Charlatans: sent to Coventry this weekend.

What: The Godiva Festival
Location: War Memorial Park, Coventry
When: Friday to Sunday
Cost: Free
The UK’s biggest free family music festival is now in its 18th year. Based in the city’s historic War Memorial Park, the three-day event offers great live music, family entertainment, international food and drink, a craft village and children’s fun fair. This year’s line-up includes The Boomtown Rats, The Charlatans and Scouting For Girls.
Tell me more: www.godivafestival.com

Continental lift: fresh voices at the Africa Writes weekend.

Continental lift: fresh voices at the Africa Writes weekend.

What: Africa Writes
Location: British Library, London
Celebrating its fifth year, the weekend presents a vibrant programme of events showcasing the best new writing from across the continent and the diaspora. Expect to be challenged, informed and entertained. In association with the Royal African Society.
When: Friday to Sunday
Cost: Varies
Tell me more: africawrites.org

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Peachy: Dahl delight for all the family.

What: The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl
Where: Southbank Centre, London
When: Until Sunday
This weekend is your last chance to visit the exhibition, which is designed for children aged seven to 12. The interactive experience takes visitors on a guided journey through the imagination of the world-famous author and features original manuscripts, drawings, photographs and personal items.
Cost: Adults £11, children £9
Tell me more: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/the-wondercrump-world-of-roald-94482

Storm Front on Bondi Beach photo by Rohan Kelly.

Storm Front on Bondi Beach by Rohan Kelly.

What: World Press Photo Exhibition
Where: Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh
When: All weekend
Cost: Free
The World Press Photo Award highlights the best press photography from around the world. The exhibition of award-winning photos is shown worldwide in 100 cities and 45 countries, reaching a global audience of four million people each year.
Tell me more: www.worldpressphoto.org/exhibitions/2016-exhibition/edinburgh

Pink power: the Race for Life. Photo: Cancer Research.

Pink power: the Race for Life. Photo: Cancer Research.

What: Race for Life
Where: Various events across the country, including Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Brighton, Southampton and Bedford.
When: Sunday
Cost: Free (unless you want to donate some money to Cancer Research)
So you might not be running, but you can turn out to cheer on the participants as they take on various challenges across the country, while raising money for the charity.
Tell me more: raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/index.html

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