Things to Do This Weekend (29th – 31st March 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
London Coffee Festival
Friday 29th – Sunday 31st March 2019. From £14.50.
Returning for 2019, the London Coffee Festival heads to the Old Truman Brewery this weekend, bringing with it over 250 exhibitors and 30,000 coffee lovers. It’s the largest event of its kind anywhere in Europe and will be jam-packed with coffee tastings, espresso martinis, workshops and world-class baristas.
The festival is once again the flagship event of UK Coffee Week and highlights include Latte Art Live workshops where you can learn to craft milky masterpieces, home barista workshops and a brand-new ‘multi-sensory, guided and meditative’ coffee tasting experience. There’ll also be live DJs and musicians, as well as food vendors to keep you going.
Location: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st March 2019. Free.
One of the capital’s premier contemporary design and craft fairs, Made London returns to Canary Wharf this weekend. Featuring some of the best designers and makers in the country, you’ll be able to check out some unique handmade products in the stunning surroundings of the East Wintergarden.
The show will feature high quality homeware, fashion, jewellery, lighting and furniture from a range of materials including ceramic, textile, wood, leather, silver and more. So whether you’re looking for something for your home or a Mother’s Day gift, Made London will have you covered.
Location: East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, E14 5NX. Nearest Tube: Canary Wharf.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
TAPS – Beer, Street Food & Music
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March 2019. From £11.
Now one of the major highlights on Birmingham’s food and drink calendar, TAPS is back for an exclusive two day food, beer and music festival, with over 2,000 people expected to attend. Alongside some great DJs and street food, the festival has partnered up with Craft Beer Rising to offer creations from some of the UK’s best independent breweries.
Taking place at Custard Factory Hall, breweries such as Beavertown, Mondo Brewing, Fourpure Brewing Co., Innis & Gunn, and many others will be serving up an array of brews, while the likes of Dicks Smokehouse, Only Jerkin and Patty Freaks have the street food covered. Not only that, Heavy Beat Brass Band and legendary DJ Don Letts will be spinning tunes throughout the day and well into the evening.
Location: Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Bristol Film Festival: Underground Cinema
Friday 29th – Sunday 31st March 2019. Prices vary.
Bristol Film Festival’s legendary Underground Cinema is back at Redcliffe Caves this Friday. Taking place twice a year, the pop-up event showcases a diverse range of cult films in a truly unique underground setting. As well as the films themselves, expect the caves to be transformed into an underground world ‘where nothing is quite what you expect…’
There are 12 screenings going on this weekend, kicking off on Friday night with Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and finishing with a late night screening on Sunday of Guillermo Del Toro’s cult classic Pan’s Labyrinth. The likes of Apocalypse Now, The Labyrinth and Escape From New York will also be shown over the course of the weekend.
Location: Redcliffe Caves, Phoenix Wharf, Redcliffe Way, BS1 6SR.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Until Sunday 31st March 2019. Prices vary.
Europe’s largest comedy festival, the 17th Glasgow International Comedy Festival comes to an end this weekend, but there’s still plenty of gigs to head to, with some of the best comedians in the UK and beyond still to perform at various venues around the city.
Over the last two weeks, some of the UK top comedy stars have been complemented by the very best of home-grown Scottish talent, with the closing weekend’s highlights including sets from Josie Long, Dave Fulton and the Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year show.