Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Cheap Things To Do This Weekend 22, 23 & 24th April

Cheap Things To Do This Weekend 22, 23 & 24th April

The Debrief: Things to do when you've got nothing to do.

Spring has sprung so spring yourself from your hangover and go out and be productive.

Buy clothes and help a sister out at the Women For Women #SheInspiresMe Carboot sale

Fancy giving to charity and picking up a little something nice for yourself? Sure you do. Head down to the Women For Women car boot sale held at The Store in London's Brewer Street Car Park in Soho (ground zero for London Fashion Week don't ya know?). Held on Sat 23rd April from 1-5PM, it's a tenner to get in (charity mate, charity) or a fiver if you're a student. Already signed up to sell their clothes are Alice Temperley, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Laura Bailey... There's also yum food from Soho House Berlin, cocktails and DJs. All cash raised goes to support Women for Women's work to help women survivors of war.

#SheInspiresMe Carboot sale, 23rd April, Brewer Street Car Park, Soho. 1-5PM. More info here.

Get inspiration at the Northern Vegan Festival

Wanna learn more about everyone's favouirte food obsession at the moment? Course you do. Otherwise you're going to run out of things to eat very quickly. Head along to the Northern Vegan Festival this Saturday at Sachas Hotel in the Northern Quarter. There's going to be 95 different stalls, workshops, cooking demos, talks, yoga (of course) and even vegan dog food for your pup. Entry is only £3.

Northern Vegan Festival, Northern Quarter, Manchester, Sat 23rd April, 10-6PM. More info here.

Go and watch the bloody London marathon

If you couldn't be bothered to sign up for it yourself (d0n't blame you mate, 26 miles is outrageous) then at least go and cheer on the people that did. Best spot IMHO? The Kings Arms on Tooley Street. It'll be busy, be warned, but less busy that Greenwich. Just get to London Bridge (easy right?) and walk down. Drink for each runner that passes you. No, wait don't do that. Terrible idea.

London Marathon, from 9AM, Sunday 24th April. More info here.

Shop nice stuff for your house at Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

Usually based around the London area, this weekend, Judy's is coming to Bristol bring with is affordable but quality furniture to make your house look well, different than everyone else's similarly-IKEA'ed flat. Held at the Paintworks on Sunday it's open from 10:30-4:30 and cost £3 to get in.

The Bristol Vintage Furniture Flea, Paintworks, Bristol. Sunday 24th April. More info here.

Learn about ethical fashion at Fashion Revolution Day MCR

When the Rana Plaza collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013 killing 1,134 people, we were forced to take a long hard look at how we consume fast fashion in the West. Fashion Revolution Day was formed in the aftermath to bring about awareness for the true cost of our fashion habits. Held at Manchester Metropolitan University, the free even comprises of two films Clothes to Die For (we interviewed director Zara Hayes last year) and The Secret Life Of Your Clothes. There's also speakers and refreshments.

Fashion Revolution Day MCR, MMU, Saturday 23rd April, 12-4:30PM. More info here.

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