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Things to do this weekend

Evenings of culture and wine; days of whisky and discovering new designers.


Ceramic stars

Pick up something unique at the Independent Ceramics Market this weekend. Fifty new ceramicists and potters will display their vases, plates and sculptures. We’ve got our eye on Ella Hookway’s speckled plant pots and Janey Xuereb’s fun illustrated bowls.

2-3 April; free entry; 11am-6pm; Abney Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16


First-time viewer

This weekend Dochouse First premieres Motley’s Law, which follows Kimberley Motley, the only foreign lawyer working in Afghanistan. As well as showing the legal corruption and risks of her job, the film asks whether she will have to return to her family in America when US troops leave. Tomorrow features a Skype Q&A with Kimberley.

1-3 April; £9; times vary; Bertha Dochouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, WC1N


Whisky business

The third year of the London Whisky Weekender is its biggest yet with over 30 drinks exhibitors offering drams from Scotland, Japan, Wales, the US and more. Entry gets you a glass to keep and chance to sample as many of the available distillers’ offerings as you want.

1-3 April; from £30; Fri 6-10pm; Sat 12-4pm or 5-9pm; Sun 12-5pm; Oval Space, E2


Existential evening

First Friday at the Wellcome Collection is a chance to visit till 10pm. The current exhibition, Tracing The Edges Of Consciousness, looks at conditions such as synaesthesia and sleepwalking and how memory forms consciousness. The bar and restaurant stay open late too.

1 April; free; Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1


Finger knittin’ good

This Sunday the Camden Arts Centre hosts a finger knitting workshop, led by Hubbub and Tea and Crafting. What’s finger knitting? It’s a type of crochet that involves no needles, just your hands, and transforms old T-shirts into chunky statement jewellery. While you’re there, pop into the cafe.

3 April; £5; 11am-12.30pm; Camden Arts Centre, NW3

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