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Things to Do This Weekend (17th – 19th May 2019)

Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best Things to Do This Weekend in some of the biggest cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Norwich and Brighton. Whether it’s the best new bars, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered no matter where you are!

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Photo London

Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th May 2019. One Day Pass £27.

Often referred to as ‘the UK Photography event of the year’, Photo London returns to Somerset House this Thursday. Now in its fifth edition, Photo London showcases the capital’s creative talent and brings together the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors and dealers to celebrate all things photography.

Along with a selection of 100 of the world’s leading galleries showcasing their exhibitions, Photo London also presents the Discovery section for the most exciting emerging galleries and artists. Overall, exhibitors will present a mix of over 400 artists from all over the globe.

Location: Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA. Nearest Tube: Covent Garden.

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Urban Village Fete

Sunday 19th May 2019. Free.

While it’s not officially summer yet, we have had some better temperatures recently, so what better way to celebrate British Summer Time than with a village fete? Greenwich’s Urban Village Fete is a contemporary take on the English tradition with loads of crafts, food and activities for all the family.

It takes place in the Greenwich Peninsula (right next to the O2) and sees some of London’s finest performers, vendors and designers all congregate for some workshops and street food spanning the globe. Radio 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson will be on duty too and there’ll be interactive workshops including a special Aardman Animations workshop.

Location: Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0SQ. Nearest Tube: North Greenwich.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Independent Birmingham Festival at The Bond

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2019. £10.

Always a highlight on the Midlands calendar, Independent Birmingham festival returns to The Bond this weekend. Visitors can expect a spectacular line-up of local pop-up restaurants, cocktail bars, street food, craft beer, natural wine, independent retailers and artists, along with a full programme of live music from some of the region’s best up and coming bands.

Call us predictable but for us it’s all about the street food. And this year the line-up is mouth-watering with the likes of Bonehead serving up their delicious fried chicken, Zindiya bringing their incredible Indian dishes, and Original Patty Men serving their multi-award winning burgers.

Location: The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley Street, B5 5SE.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds

Pizza & Prosecco Festival

Saturday 18th May 2019. Free.

Leeds Indie Food Fest has been in full swing for over a week now and the foodie parties are set to continue into the weekend. And for us, the standout is the Pizza & Prosecco Festival taking place at Water Lane Boathouse. For one day only, you’ll find the North’s finest pizza traders for a celebration of all things pizza…and prosecco!

The line-up of traders this year includes an appearance from Manchester’s award-winning Honest Crust, Tyneside’s Scream for Pizza, Liverpool’s Fritto, and Water Lane’s very own Small Victories, plus many more. Expect a wide range of specially imported Proseccos and sparkling wines too, all curated by Latitude Wine and Liquor Merchant experts.

Location: Water Lane Boathouse, Canal Wharf, LS11 5PS.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

Until Sunday 16th June 2019. £6 adults.

If you’re looking for some sleeve inspiration, Bristol is currently home to the largest tattoo exhibition in the UK. A ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, ‘Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed’ at M Shed features cutting edge designers and the works of major tattoo artists from all around the country.

The exhibition also showcases items from three of the most important private collections of tattoo material in Britain too, belonging to Willie Robinson, Jimmy Skuse, and Paul ‘Rambo’ Ramsbottom, providing a rare opportunity to display original artwork and artefacts not otherwise on public display.

Location: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Harbourside, BS1 4RN.

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