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Friday 27 July 2012

Awesome things to do this weekend

Olympic Fever has well and truly hit Sluttery HQ. To be honest, we're not doing much this evening other than shoving pizza into our faces and trying to spot Kat on the telly during the Olympics opening ceremony. But if you're not feeling particularly Massive Sports Day inclined, here are some of the excellent things going on around the country this weekend.


Glasgow: Merchant City International Indie Film Festival. Is Indie film your thing? This weekend festival is packed full of talks, shorts, feature films and events. Pass the popcorn, please.

Manchester: HiddenCity. A text message treasure hunt that shows you wonderful and hidden parts of Manchester?! We could not be more in.

Bristol: Shifts. This play is being run by the Bristol Old Vic, but it's actually off-site so you arrive (promptly, please) and then you're escorted to your venue. Exciting! Tickets are still available for the 7pm showing and they're just £4. You'll be done in time to get to the pub for a few after.


London: The Floating Market in Mile End. I might not rival the markets of Bangkok, but I'm really excited about the floating markets along Regent's Canal. Visit the book barge, or the floating print galley or buy cakes at the canal cake shop. They're here for a couple of weeks and then the boats move up to Little Venice. The London canals don't really get much action, this is an ace idea.

Leeds: Kellie Miller exhibition. This exhibition is at the Craft Centre and Design Gallery and features two and three-dimensional works made from porcelain. The everyday exhibition sounds great too. Both finish this weekend so make sure you catch them before they're gone.

Cardiff: Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere. This haunting art exhibition at the Chapter Gallery features video and installations, as well as painting and photography exploring personal events and history. It's at Chapter and it's totally free.


Brighton: The Vintage Fair. Need a vintage fix this weekend? Head to Brighton's Corn Exchange for all sorts of vintage fun. There's a tea party, loads of stalls and live entertainment to keep you busy from 12-5pm.

Edinburgh: Jazz & Blues Festival. It's the last day of the Edinburgh Jazz festival and there are still tickets left. Avoid Jools and go for the Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra at the Spiegeltent - it's a fiver.

Birmingham: The Sunday Express. Sunday is a day for doing not very much at all, so the Sunday Express sounds perfect. It's a free afternoon of poetry, storytelling and live music. Sounds great, even though we're gutted they're no longer doing free roast potatoes. Take note event organisers, we'll queue for HOURS for a free roast potato.

What are you doing this weekend?


  1. Totally watching the F1 and Moto GP and cooking for friends who just had twins! (Maybe willinclude some Olympic watching...)

  2. Oooh may well check out the floating market! If it's nice out, then it'd make a good walk to get there too!

  3. Love the idea of this post, and yet again wishing I lived in Brighton, although that floating market looks amazing too.


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