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YOUR WEEKEND

YOUR WEEKEND

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BIRMINGHAM

DOUBLE BILL OF FILM

Solihull Cinema Club shows two independent films: London River, a film exploring the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings and Tales From The Golden Age, based in Romania during the regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu. 14 April; 6.30-late; £10; Solihull Arts Complex, Homer Road, B91

FOOD FOR THE EARS

Singer songwriter Katy Rose Bennett is the star of this month’s Folk For Free. Influenced by musical greats such as Patsy Cline and Gillian Welch, her songs tell stories of love, loss and hope, supported by multi-instrumentalists The Calvary Parade. 12 April; 5.30pm; free; Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B1

INTERACTIVE ART

Grand Union presents Reynir Hutber’s award-winning installation Stay Behind The Line. Visitors are invited into a specially constructed cell and filmed as they interact with their surroundings. Until 22 April; Thursday-Sunday; 12pm-5pm; free; 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley street, B5

REMEMBERING TITANIC

The Sinking Of The Titanic is a 72-minute score by composer Gavin Bryars, inspired by Titanic’s string band who continued playing as the ship sunk. Watery landscapes will projected onto the walls of the Town Hall. 13 April; 7.30pm; £15; Victoria Square; B3

LOCAL TALENT

Craftspace’s Made In The Middle features crafts from 35 artisans from the Midlands. Glass and ceramics to textiles and jewellery will be available to buy, including Clare Willard’s landscape pieces. Until 15 April; times vary; free; Mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, B12

LEEDS

AN UNDERGROUND GIG

The Basement Arts Project is a tiny venue and art space in the basement of a couple’s home. This Saturday they host experimental band Ten. Buy tickets quickly – there are only 25. 14 April; times vary; £5; 28 Burton Terrace, LS11

STARS AND PROFESSORS

Chat to Leeds’ answer to Brian Cox, Professor Melvin Hoare, over a cuppa this Sunday. The City Museum Cafe is hosting Café Scientifique, an event where several scientists will discuss the theme of star birth in the Milky Way. 15 April; 11.30am; free; Millennium Square, LS2

JEWELLERY WORKSHOP

We’ve always liked the idea of designing our own jewellery so we’re excited about The Bowery’s latest workshop on making a silver pendant, with jewellery designer Diana Lambert. 14 April; £40; 10am-2pm; The Bowery, 54 Otley Road, LS6

LEEDS THROUGH A LENS

Expect some familiar scenes and plenty of ‘Wow, where’s that?’ reactions at Leeds Gallery’s new exhibition, Leeds Through A Lens, which showcases pictures by 15 photographers. Until 16 May; free; Leeds Gallery, York Street, LS9

PASS THE TALC

If you’ve ever wondered what the first northern soul nights were like 40 years ago, wonder no more. The Hifi is hosting a special all-dayer this Sunday with many of the original Leeds Central DJs playing. '''15 April; 1pm-8pm; £6;

2 Central Road, LS1'''

MANCHESTER

OFF-KILTER GIG

Following the release of their a capella album Rant, The Futureheads are performing acoustic sets in intimate venues like this classical concert hall. 13 April; 7pm; £16.50; The RNCM, Oxford Road, M13

CATWALK SHOW

Day four of the inaugural Manchester Fashion Week will see models take to the catwalk to showcase the latest collection from bastions of British design, Mulberry. 12 April; 6pm; £20; The Avenue North, Spinningfields, M3

LEADING LADY

Maxine Peake treads the boards as Miss Julie, an imperious 19th century Swedish noblewoman embarking on an extraordinary love affair. 11 April-12 May; £9-£33; The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, M2

RETHINKING ARAB IDENTITY

New exhibition Subversion casts a wry eye over contemporary Arab identity, exploring subjectivity through sculpture, installation, film and photography. 14 April-5 June; free; The Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1

EMERGING TALENT

Are you a budding writer? Join scriptwriter and TV producer Henry Swindell for a BBC Writersroom Seminar as part of Manchester Film Festival. 14 April, 12pm-1.30pm; £2; Zion Arts Centre, 335 Stretford Road, M15

LONDON

AMAZING GLASS

Dale Chihuly has redefined the craft of glass making with his incredible talent and technique, and his glass installations and creations are certainly something to be seen. Until 21 April; Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street

DO THE BUNNY HOP

Easter may be over, but you can still learn how to bunny hop over at the Hula Boogie vintage dance event, hosted by Miss Aloha and Reverend Boogie. Enjoy music from the Forties and Fifties plus lots of cocktails. 15 April; £7; South London Pacific, 340 Kennington Road, SE11

STAR GAZE

Get up close and personal with BAFTA and Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett as she stars in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Big And Small (Gross Und Klein) by Botho Strauss. 13-29 April; times vary; £16-£65; Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y

GO SPICY

Go beyond your usual chicken tikka masala and pint of Cobra with Cinnamon Club’s beer and spice menu, which pairs six modern Indian dishes with six beers, ales and ciders. Until April 30; £9-£15; The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P

STAR IN BUGSY MALONE

Future Cinema match film screenings with live performance, music and audience participation. This month it’s Bugsy Malone. Get your flapper outfit on and be prepared to sing along. Until 29 April; £25; The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, E1

SCOTLAND

IT’S A SCREAM

For the first time in the UK, a private collection of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s poignant works are on show, including ‘The Scream’. Until 23 September; 10am–5pm; £7; National Galleries of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2

A SOAP DRAMA

This weekend, Lush on Sauciehall Street will be transformed into the setting for play The Silence Of Bees It’s a tale of three women, separated by time but joined by business, blood and bees. 12-14 April; 7pm and 8.30pm; £11; 136 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2

A PLAY WITH POINTS

Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire turns Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play into a dance drama. Until 14 April (then touring); 7.30pm; £8-£35; Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2

EARTH SONG

In 1969, Mark Edwards started taking a photo for every line of Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall. Hard Rain: Whole Earth? is an expanded version of the thought-provoking collection. Until 1 July; 10am–6pm; free; Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3

FUTURE FILMS

As part of the Future Human Series, you can catch sci-fi classics such as Gattaca (and Robocop) and possibly one of the best and most confusing films ever: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. 13-15 April; times vary; £7.50; Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3

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