ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend 22/09

ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend 22/09

What's on and where to go this weekend

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By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on

What's on and where to go this weekend

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on
  • Root for nasty women

    A free exhibition in celebration of nasty women everywhere is coming to London this weekend. Run in conjunction with End Violence Against Women, more than 100 artists from around the world have donated art to the exhibition, some of which you can cop for as little as £5. There are £5 tickets for poetry, dance, music and talks over the three-day event too, if you’re looking for entertainment as well as culture. Be sure to check out Nasty Women’s slew of events here. The exhibition opens at 9am on September 23-24.

  • Discover new talent

    There’s nothing like stumbling upon undiscovered talent. Luckily, this weekend the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has heaps of it. Head down to The Maltings Theatre and Cinema in Berwick over September 22-24 to see film collections like Ultramarine: The Sea as Political Space – a collection of highly anticipated films covering migration and the human relationship with the sea; Konfessions of a Klabautermann – a video exhibition on class, racial profiling and political resistance from artist Hardeep Pandhal; and a series of talks and exhibitions. Tickets start at £12.

  • Immerse yourself in culture

    Belfast’s annual culture night is back, and as usual, it’s bursting with free events all over the city. Events generally run from 1pm-10pm (although some will start earlier and finish later) and range from free flamenco dance sessions to street parties. Don’t miss out on the chance to take part in one of the most exciting nights on the calendar. Catch an event or two here.

  • Update your stationery collection

    Anyone who’s ever spent more than 20 quid on stationery in one go will know just how satisfying it can be to add a new, diddy trinket to a collection of well-crafted pens and notebooks, especially if there’s a theme involved. If you’re looking for a few new items to pick up, Quill London’s new pop-up (Quill Japan) will feature Japanese-themed stationery from September 22 until October 22. For a chance to get your hands on items from this edit (including sushi-themed mini-envelopes, notebooks and engraved pens) head down to Quill at 37 Amwell St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 1UR between today and October 22, or shop online.

  • Laugh

    If you haven’t managed to do the comedy festival rounds yet this year, Liverpool Comedy Festival should be, quite literally, a barrel of laughs. Sunday's line-up includes Jenny Collier’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Jen and Jo Darcy: D'arcehole. The (mostly male, pale and stale) list of headliners also include shows from Kiri Pritchard McLean and Rob Brydon. For the full line-up and tickets, click here.

  • Get your hands on some goodies

    London Fashion Week may be over, but London Fashion Week Festival is only just getting started. In celebration of the event, Carnaby has put on Carnaby Fashion Festival, a four-day event in collaboration with various shops along Carnaby Street, with countless chances for you to get your hands on some freebies. Among other perks, you can have your make-up and hair done for free at Pixi at 22 Foubert’s place, get your trainers customised for free with Vans from 1-5pm this Saturday or win a free space at Sweaty Betty’s Yogarise Vinyasa class at 2pm on Sunday. Click here for more details.

  • Play with clay

    The British Ceramics Biennial is famous for showcasing beautiful designs as well as fascinating demonstrations. Whether you’re after some new tableware or want to get your hands dirty (there’s a group clay book-making class) this looks like a great way to spend this weekend. Or next. Or the one after that – the exhibition runs from September 23 until November 5. Learn more here

  • Book for later:

    If a Saturday morning yoga session sounds like the perfect start to your weekend, you might as well do it as part of a fundraiser for a good cause. Ourmala – a yoga project dedicated to supporting refugees and asylum-seekers – and Lululemon have joined forces to bring you a yoga class from Lululemon’s global ambassador Gloria Latham. The 11am-1:30pm session at the Migration Workshop at The Workshop in London will also include mediation, a talk with Ourmala founder Emily Brett and a goody bag full of treats from the likes of Vita Coco, Pukka Tea and Deliciously Ella. All proceeds will go towards Ourmala and their efforts to provide safe spaces for refugees and asylum seekers, Tickets are £25, click here to buy.  

  • Admire acclaimed art

    The Turner Prize, as you’re probably aware, is a huge deal. So why not have a look at the four shortlisted artists’ work for this year’s prize ahead of the winner announcement in December? The free exhibition opens at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull on September 26 and will run until January 7 2018. For more details, click here.

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