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YOUR WEEKEND

YOUR WEEKEND

Yes it's raining, yes you are still going to have an amazing weekend

BIRMINGHAM

MUST-SEE EXHIBITION

British artist Isabel Rawsthorne made a name for herself in the Thirties with her figurative paintings and bohemian lifestyle. Moving Bodies features a collection of her drawings of ballerinas. 15 June–8 September; free; The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, WS2

STYLE AND SPORT

The best names in women’s tennis are competing at the AEGON Classic this weekend. Grab a ticket for today’s ladies’ day where style and sport mix: you’ll find a Harvey Nichols’ food market, a cocktail bar and a nail bar. 14 June; from 10am; £25; Edgbaston Priory Club, Sir Harrys Road, B15

INTERACTIVE DANCE

Live dance meets digital technology in Tom Dale Company’s I Infinite interactive installation. Inspired by the digital world, graphic projections move in harmony with dancers, which the audience can walk among. 15-23 June; 6.30pm and 8pm; £10; mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, B12

CHEER ON THE BOATS

The Dragonboat Festival returns for its 30th year with live music, art workshops, craft markets and Chinese lion dancers. Twenty two teams will race down the city’s canals in 40ft-long Chinese boats as part of the annual Dragonboat Race. 16 June; from 10am; free; Fazeley Canal, Brindleyplace, B1

MADE IN BIRMINGHAM

The Birmingham Made Me Design Expo celebrates innovators from the Midlands. Exhibitors range from Birmingham Royal Ballet to Jaguar Land Rover, alongside a host of successful entrepreneurs from the Midlands. 15-22 June; free, The Mailbox, 61 Wharfside Street, B1

LEEDS

FUTURE ART STARS

Revealed is the Leeds College of Art’s end of year summer art show. It’s a great event to spot up-and-coming artists from diverse sectors including graphic design, furniture, jewellery, sculpture, film and fashion. 16-21 June; times vary; free; Leeds College of Art galleries, LS2

PHOTO SESSION

Photographer Chris Floyd made his Twitter friends the subject of his exhibition 140 Characters. Shots include journalist India Knight [shown here, fourth right]. This weekend he’ll take pictures of the public for £30 each. 16-17 June; times vary; White Cloth Gallery, 24-26 Aire Street, LS1

JOANNE HARRIS TALK

Chocolat author Joanne Harris headlines Leeds’ Big Bookend Festival. She’ll talk at The Carriageworks theatre on Sunday, topping off two days of talks, debates and beer tasting. 17 June; £5; 5pm; The Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square, LS2

PRE-LOVED FAIR

At the last pre-loved designer sale we snapped up a pair of nearly-new Christian Louboutins. We’ll be arriving to this weekend’s very early. Check Facebook for previews of some of the sale pieces. 15-17 June; 6-9pm/10am-6pm; free; Corn Exchange, LS1

MR NICE’S QUIZ

Howard Marks is hosting a quiz night at favourite haunt Azucar this Sunday. The Mr Nice author will kick it off at 7pm and there will be three-for-two tapas all day and two-for-one cocktails from 5pm. 17 June; 7pm; free; Azucar, 5 Brewery Place, LS10

LONDON

SHOP VINTAGE

The Shoreditch Vintage Fair will have over 60 stalls of vintage fashion for both men and women. Have your hair and make-up done in the beauty parlour or enjoy a spot of tea at the tea room. 16 June; 12pm-5pm; £2; Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, EC1V

SOCIALLY ARTISTIC

Head to The School of Life for a workshop on how you can shape reality through art and creativity with artist Lori Gordon, an expert on social sculpture. from San Francisco. 17 June; 10-5:30pm; £150; 70 Marchmont Street, WC1N

CRAZY GOLFING

Selfridges has reopened its roof garden. Have a swing at Bompas and Parr’s cake-based nine-hole golf course or sip tea at the 100% organic Daylesford Cafe. Until 2 September; 12-10pm; golf tickets £6; Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A

EAST END BOLLYWOOD

Sadler’s Wells’ new musical Wah! Wah! Girls is a fantastic combination of east London and Bollywood culture, inspired by the world of Mujra dancers and written by Tanika Gupta and directed by Emma Rice. Until 23 June; 2.30pm and 7.30pm; £15-£42; Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, WC2

MEAT FEAST

The brilliant minds behind Callooh Callay are hosting pop-up restaurant Beard to Tail. It’s fantastic: whisky cocktails, clever dishes with unusual cuts of meat and three courses for £25. No reservations. Sittings at 7pm and 9pm. Until 15 June; 24 Chart Street, N1

MANCHESTER

CRAFT CREATION

Take your tired winter woollies to the JumperCity Workshop and help create a large-scale installation from recycled knitwear for display in Piccadilly Gardens. Part of the Love Architecture festival. 16 June; 1-4pm; free; The RIBA Hub, 113-115 Portland Street, M1

ON YOUR BIKE

Don your finest tweed, pack a hamper (we’re thinking ginger beer and scotch eggs) and head to the Retro Bicycle Picnic to watch the steam trains and coo over penny-farthings and ancient boneshakers. 16 June; 12-3pm; free; MOSI, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, M3

FASHIONABLE PARTY

Revel at the glamorous Platt Hall Summer Party with live music, African-inspired food and a fashion show from Harvey Nichols, all in aid of Manchester Art Gallery Trust. 14 June; 7.30pm; £60 (email g.oakden@manchester.gov.uk for tickets); Gallery of Costume, M14

GET THE MESSAGE

Art and politics can make for lively bedfellows, as evidenced by this exploration of the design process behind 20th century British political posters. Catch Picturing Politics on its final weekend. Until 17 June; free; The People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, M3

THE ODD COUPLE

We didn’t see this one coming: the Dalai Lama will give an address entitled Stand Up And Be The Change and Russell Brand will be the master of ceremonies. The discussion will reaffirm the Dalai Lama’s quest for non-violence. 17 June, 1.30pm; £25, Manchester Arena, M3

SCOTLAND

OPEN AIR CINEMA

At Under The Stars, you can watch free outdoor screenings of films such as Donnie Darko, Toy Story 3, Dirty Dancing, Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Anchorman. 14-17 June; various times; free; St Andrew Square Garden, Edinburgh, EH2

SUNSHINE SONGS

If you could turn sunshine into songs, they’d sound like Best Coast. The duo are playing one Scottish date only – hopefully they’ll bring some of their LA weather with them. 16 June; 7pm; £14; O2 ABC, 300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2

ARE YOU GAME?

With a tongue-in-cheek Olympics theme, the Insider Festival is back. Optimo, Three Blind Wolves and Admiral Fallow headline. Sports include sing-a-long ping pong. 15-17 June; various times; £80 (weekend ticket); Inshriach House, By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22

STREET GIGS

With a mix of indie, folk and samba music it can only be the Gibson Street Gala. Look out for BBC 6 Music favourites Julia And The Doogans – the perfect soundtrack to a chilled afternoon. 17 June; 12pm-6pm; free; Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12

SOMETHING WICKED

Hollywood favourite Alan Cumming takes on the title role in Macbeth. This tense reimagining sees Cumming as a patient in a psychiatric unit, reliving the story of Macbeth. Until 30 June; various times; £20; Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41

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