Things to Do This Weekend
Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best things to do this weekend no matter where you are in the country. Whether it’s the best new bars, clubs, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered!
Things to Do This Weekend in London
James Hunt: Girls, Beer and Victory
Until Sunday 3rd April. Free.
If you’re into your F1, we recommend you head West to Chelsea are check out the James Hunt exhibition at Proud Galleries. James Hunt: Girls, Beer and Victory celebrates 40 years since Hunt’s 1976 Formula One World Championship win and showcases historic photographs of the British playboy racing driver.
It chronicles Hunt’s life from his early days in Formula 3 to his move to McLaren and his renowned rivalry with Niki Lauda as they battled it out for the 1976 Championship. This exhibition reveals candid moments in both Hunt’s racing and personal life.
Location: Proud Chelsea, 161 King’s Road. SW3 5XP
Chinese New Year in Chinatown
Sunday 14th February. Free.
If you’re not too busy getting cosy with your Jane on 14th February, you might want to check out the party that’s going on centrally for Chinese New Year! The Year of the Monkey officially began on Monday but the biggest celebration in London kicks off at 10am in Trafalgar Square with a grand parade setting off around the West End.
There’ll be music, activities and pyrotechnics going on around the whole of the Chinatown area, as well as food and craft stall on Wardour Street and Gerrard Street. A stage on Shaftesbury Avenue will host local up-and-coming talent and make sure you catch the acrobatics from Szechuan Opera during the fireworks and light projection finale at Nelson’s Column.
Location: Chinatown. Nearest Tube: Leicester Square.
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
Friday 12th February. Free.
World renowned American artist KAWS is heading to UK this week for his first exhibition in Blighty. Friday marks your last chance to head to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield to see Brian Donnelly’s (his real name) diverse works, including paintings, sculptures, graphic designs, toys and prints.
The expansive Longside Gallery features the artist’s large, bright, graphic canvases, alongside towering sculptures in fibreglass and wood. The outside of the YSP will host KAWS’ unique sculptures designed to capture the growing up process.
Location: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield. WF4 4LG.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Toy Collectors Fair
Sunday 14th February – Tuesday 27th December. £6.50.
Joes in Birmingham this weekend can let out their inner child as Britain’s biggest toy fair hits the NEC! The Toy Collectors Fair hosts 550 stands each filled with all kinds of collectables from the UK’s leading dealers. Model cars, lorries, buses and aeroplanes, model railways, Star Wars, James Bond and many other sci-fi and TV related collectables.
You don’t even really need to go with a wad in your pocket with prices starting at just £1 for a brand new action figure. Obviously, prices can go up to several hundred pounds for rare 1950s Dinky Toys, however. Whatever you’re interested in, there should be something to interest everyone, especially if you’ve got kids to please!
Location: NEC, B40 1NT.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
6 Music Festival
Friday 12th February – Sunday 14th February
The 6 Music Festival returns this weekend and this year it’s Bristol’s turn to experience the delights of Britain fastest growing radio station. Headliners for the event are Primal Scream, Suede and Foals, with acts such as Daughter, Savages, Everything Everything, Laura Marling and Underworld all performing across the weekend too.
Motion, the O2 Academy and the Main Hall at Colston Hall will host the majority of the major acts but there’s also some smaller acts being put on at the Concourse at Colston Hall and a night of some of the country’s best DJs at Basement 45 tonight (Friday 12th). Some of the bigger acts have naturally sold out but there’s still tickets floating around for the weekend. Just be quick!