Things to Do This Weekend (5th – 7th July 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
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2019. £13.50.
If you think you could devour you own body weight in chicken wings, Peckham is the place to be this weekend. WingJam will see the likes of Drum & Flats, The Bok Shop, Gurt Wings, Bun That and The Joint come together to serve the best chicken wings in the UK for your pleasure at the Bussey Building.
All wings will be £1 and all visitors will also get a free bottle of Flying Goose Hot Sauce to take away and a WingJam goodie bag. As well as amazing wings, there’ll also be plenty in the way of beer and wine, as well as dozens of DJs playing on the rooftop at the Bussey Beer Garden.
Location: Bussey Building, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST. Nearest Station: Peckham Rye.
An Evening with the Moon
Saturday 6th July 2019. £16 adults.
This year Royal Museums Greenwich celebrates five decades since we first set foot on the cheese in the sky with The Moon exhibition. And as part of the season, the Royal Observatory will also be pointing its largest telescope at our constant companion during a special summer moongazing event called ‘An Evening with the Moon’.
The evening begins with a trip to the planetarium for a live show with guidance on the Moon and stars from an astronomer. Finally guests will be brought over to the Great Equatorial Telescope. Here, weather permitting, you’ll have the chance to see the Moon up close with craters, valleys and mountains, and find out more about the history of the Moon.
Location: Peter Harrison Planetarium, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, SE10 8XJ. Nearest Station: Maze Hill.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Manchester International Festival 2019
Thursday 4th – Sunday 21st July 2019. Prices vary.
The Manchester International Festival is back for 2019 this week, bringing with it a fortnight of art, music and theatre across every venue from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. For the festival, various artists from different art worlds and backgrounds create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work.
Headline events for MIF 2019 include an exhibition from cult US film-maker David Lynch and a special one-off open-air show at Castlefield Bowl from Janelle Monáe on the opening night of the festival. Throughout the weeks, there’ll also be appearances from Yoko Ono, Idris Elba, Skepta and festival regular Maxine Peake.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Beer Central 2019
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th July 2019. £39.
A two-day beer, food and music festival is heading to the Birmingham’s Custard Factory this Friday and Saturday. Brought to you by We Are Beer, the team behind successful similar events in London, Edinburgh and Bristol, Beer central is a unique ‘all-in’ ticket price event which includes all your beer, as well as entry, a tasting glass and programme.
The list of breweries getting involved this year reads like a who’s who of craft kings, so expect to taste brews from the likes of LERVIG, Northern Monk, The Kernel and Purity Brewing. Original Patty Men and Baked in Brick are on street food duty, while juggernauts the Kaiser Chiefs and DJ Yoda will be on the decks soundtracking your weekend.
Location: Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
West End Beer Festival 2019
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th July 2019. £8.
Now in its 5th year, Glasgow’s West End Beer Festival returns this Friday, bringing with it the best in craft beer from the UK and beyond. Alongside a range of bars with crafts and other boozy concoctions, there’ll also be live entertainment and a family-friendly session, so you can even take a long your little ones.
This year’s resident festival beer comes from one of Glasgow’s newest breweries, Overtone Brewing Co, with their Peach Hoppenweise, while WEBF also welcomes Pomona Island Brew Co from Manchester, Glasgow’s Drygate and Grunting Growler, as well as a gin bar from local spirits company Garden Shed Drinks Co.
Location: Hillhead Sports Club, 32 Hughenden Road, G12 9XP.