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What’s on at the weekend 24-26 April

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Your precious weekend is nearly upon you, so it must be time for our weekly list of the events that you want to attend but never knew existed!

If you fancy giving your grey matter a bit of a workout this weekend, head to Manchester for the QED convention which is on from Friday evening to Sunday evening.  Question, Explore Discover is a science and skepticism convention featuring talks from academics, philosophers, scientists, journalists and others who have made a name for themselves as skeptics.  Topics include the relevance of science, and pseudo-medicine.  If you haven’t already got tickets there is a free ‘Skepticamps’ event taking place on Friday where anyone is able to contribute.




It was St George’s Day on Thursday but many events are being held this weekend to allow the maximum number of people to attend.  One that has caught our eye is the St George’s Day festival at Tamworth.  Held in the grounds of Tamworth castle this event has a packed programme that includes medieval music, archery displays, jousting plus a dragon.  Children’s activities will take place throughout the day as well as the opportunity to try your hand at archery.  The event runs from 11am – 5pm and sounds like the perfect way to celebrate England’s national day in the heart of England.



Ok, so this one isn’t much of a surprise to anyone, it’s been running for 34 years after all, but this Sunday sees the London Marathon again. It’s a bit late to get a runner’s number but there is plenty to enjoy for spectators at any point on the 26 mile course.  The elite athletes are first to go, but the masses of runners competing for their favourite charity are always the ones that people remember. Here is a handy guide on the best places to watch – with 26 miles to chose from there should be plenty of space for all, and what’s more it is completely free.  If you are new to running, here are some great tips for you to help you prepare.


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