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YOUR WEEKEND

YOUR WEEKEND

What will you do with your weekend?

BIRMINGHAM

STREET SOUNDS

Bass Festival returns for its seventh year. Celebrating Jamaican independence, there will be gigs, events and shows across the city including an exhibition of Birmingham based artist Mark Anthony Carroll’s current work (left). Until 13 July; various prices; citywide

APPLE APPRECIATION

Head to The Victoria, Jekyll & Hyde, Rose Villa Tavern or New Inn for Ciderfest and you can sample limited-edition homegrown ciders from across the UK and a range of apple-inspired specials fresh from the kitchen. Until 24 June; free; venues across Birmingham

SET SAIL

A life-sized ship has been built outside Town Hall as part of The Voyage – an outdoor multimedia spectacle from dance company Motionhouse. Dancers and aerialists will accompany a live choir and musicians. 21-24 June; 10pm; free; Victoria Square, B3

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Photographer Marjolaine Ryley’s new exhibition Growing Up In A New Age is autobiographical, documenting her fascinating life growing up in free schools, squats and communes around the UK. Until 8 September; 10am- 5pm; free; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, WV1

INTOXICATING BALLET

Thomas Hardy’s novel is brought to life in David Bintley’s adaption of Far From The Madding Crowd. Stand-out performances from Birmingham Royal Ballet, magical sets and stunning period costumes. Until 23 June; 2.30pm & 7.30pm; from £15; Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, B5

LEEDS

LEARN TO WRITE

Best-selling author Richard Skinner hosts three free Faber Academy creative writing classes as part of the York Festival of Ideas this Saturday. 23 June; 10am-11.30am; 12pm- 1.30pm; 2.30pm-4pm; free; University of York, Heslington, YO10

THE OTHER MARKET

The Other Market brings together craft and art stalls, workshops and entertainment at Holbeck Underground Ballroom this Saturday. We love Works of Grace’s quirky button creations. 23 June; 12pm-6pm; free; Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Road, LS11

WELCOME TO LOSERVILLE

Created by Busted’s James Bourne and Elliott Davis and starring Gareth Gates (stick with us), Loserville is the new geek-inspired Seventies musical at the Playhouse. Until 14 July; times vary; £17-27; West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill, LS2

SPOKEN WORD

The Adult Teeth Recording Company launch a split 7” record with art-rock from The Glass Delusion and spoken word from Matthew Headley Stoppard this Friday, with poetry and burlesque performances on the night. 22 June; 8pm; £3; Strawbs Bar, 159 Woodhouse Lane, LS2

MOOR SIRENS PLEASE

The Cow and Calf rock formation on Ilkley Moor turns theatre this weekend as composer Jez Colborne and theatre company Mind The Gap present Irresistible: Call Of The Sirens, using mesmerising alarm calls in hour long symphonies. 21-23 June; 6.30pm and 9pm; £13.50;lkley Moor, LS29

SCOTLAND

HIDE AND SEEK

The Hidden Lane Festival can’t stay secret for much longer – not with a hog roast, bars, market stalls, fashion shows, DJs and live music from Glasgow bands How To Swim and Nevada Base. 23 June; 12pm-9pm; free; The Hidden Lane, 8 Argyle Court, Glasgow, G3

WEST END FINALE

The West End Festival closes with a 10-band line-up, including We Were Promised Jetpacks (fresh from playing SXSW and Coachella) and Aidan Moffat. 24 June; 3pm-midnight; £15; Oran Mor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12

BECOME A FILM BUFF

Film fans rejoice as the Edinburgh International Film Festival is back. Highlights include Benicio Del Toro’s 7 Days In Havana and the new Disney/ Pixar feature, Brave. Until 1 July; various times; various prices; venues across Edinburgh

THE PARK IN THE DARK

To celebrate midsummer, Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens is holding a late opening, with free guided walks starting at the cafe throughout the evening. 21 June; 6pm-10.30pm; free; Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3

AL FRESCO SHAKESPEARE

A terrible storm rages in Shakespeare’s The Tempest – though hopefully the weather will be kinder for the Bard in the Botanics’ production of this classic play. Until 7 July; 7.45pm; £15; Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12

MANCHESTER

MIXTAPE DJS

Foals will play a “deep disco vibe” DJ set to mark the launch of Tapes, a meticulously-curated compilation emulating an old-school mixtape complete with two sides and homemade artwork. 23 June, 9.30pm-1am; £10; 2022NQ, 20 Dale Street, M1

ART AND CINEMA

If you’re impatient for And Festival to begin in earnest, fret not as this brilliant preview weekend includes two film premieres and an exhibition by LA-based artist Stanya Kahn. 22-23 June; times and prices vary, Cornerhouse, Oxford St, M1

TAILOR-MAKE

Equip yourself with the skills to take your existing wardrobe to the next level at this clothing alternations workshop where you’ll learn to make crucial adjustments and create an invisible hem. 23 June, 10am-1pm; £35; Fred Aldous, 37 Lever Street, M1

STAGE SCHOOL ANTICS

Following the release of second album Electra Heart, Marina & The Diamonds will play in the theatrical surrounds of Manchester Cathedral. Expect high fashion and plenty of attitude from pop’s self-styled prima donna. 22 June, 7pm; £20; Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, M3

FRINGE THEATRE

Based on the cult novel by Tom Baker, The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is a macabre farce adapted for the stage by emerging theatre company Kill The Beast. 21-23 June, 3pm and 8pm; £5-£10; The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50

LONDON

TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS

Where can you find Jamie Oliver, Angela Hartnett and Atul Kochhar all under one roof? Taste of London, that’s where. Chefs will be cooking up sample dishes, there will be live music in The Secret Garden and champagne masterclasses. Until 24 June; from £24; Regent’s Park, NW1

WE LOVE LONDINIUM

The Roman Gallery at Museum of London has been revamped. Expect rarely-seen artefacts including a bust of Hadrian found on the Thames’ foreshore, and explore modern-day and Roman Londoners’ fashion. 22 June until 2014; free; 150 London Wall, EC2Y

HOVERING ALLOTMENT

When Japanese knotweed was discovered at Grenville Gardens, students designed 18 elevated planters so they’re not in physical contact with the ground. Each box is looked after by a family in the community. Grenville Allotment Garden; free; Grenville Road, Islington, N1

TWISTED FAIRYTALES

To bid farewell to Midsummer Night’s Eve, Babička vodka is hosting an evening of storytelling and cocktails at Nightjar. Three stories will be read, including a grown-up, unedited Cinderella. 25 June; 7.30pm; email sarah@ldrlondon.com for free tickets; Nightjar, 129 City Road, EC1V

POP ART

See some of Andy Warhol’s most famous works including images of Muhammad Ali and Marilyn Monroe, and lesser-known pieces including 1981’s ‘Myths’ and 1979’s ‘Space Fruit: Still-Lifes’. Until 16 September; £11; Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, SE21

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