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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

The Adventure Travel Show
Saturday 23rd-Sunday 24th January. £10 per day or £15 for the weekend.

For many of us Joes, New Year brings with it dreams of getting away to pastures new. If you’re one of those Joes in London, feed that travel bug and get down the Adventure Travel Show this weekend at London Olympia.

The large-scale show features stands from tour operators, volunteer services and tourist boards from across the globe. There’ll be over a hundred free talks across the course of the weekend and Joes can even partake in travel writing and photography seminars if you’ve already got something booked.

Location: Olympia London. W14 8UX. Nearest Tube: Kensington (Olympia).

Burns, Baby, Burns!
Friday 22nd-Saturday 23rd January. £35-49.

It’s Burns Night on Monday which means Joes with even the loosest affiliation to our Scottish friend north of the border knockback whisky, demolish a ton of haggis and indulge in poetry courtesy of Robert Burns. If you can’t wait until Monday or have an important meeting Tuesday, London has plenty going on this weekend and our tip would be Burns, Baby, Burns! at the St John-at-Hackney Church!

Now in its third year, this raucous party features a three-course Burns supper (complete with all the offal you can eat), recitals of Burns’ poetry, a load of wee drams and a huge ceilidh provided by the Ceilidh Liberation Front band!

Location: St John-at-Hackney Church. E5 0PD. Nearest Station: Hackney Central (Overground)


Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds

Brunch at the Ox Club
Saturdays and Sundays 11am-3.30pm.

If you’re out Friday or Saturday night in the Leeds area, do your hangover a favour and grab brunch at the Ox Club located at Headrow House. The Headrow events space was transformed last year and added the Ox Club to its arsenal only in December. Using one of only three Grillworks grills in the UK, the restaurant cooks Yorkshire meats and fish over wood and charcoal.

On weekends the Ox Club serves an American-style brunch service from 10am. Dishes include Ox’s take on a Full English, Corned Beef and our personal favourite, Hanger Steak & Cheddar Eggs with home fries and smoked tomato jam.

Location: Headrow House, Leeds. LS1 6PU.


Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Slapstick Festival
Until Monday 25th January.

Now in its 12th year, Bristol sees its annual Slapstick Festival return this week. The festival features predominantly silent films from era gone by with it virtually impossible from seeing some Chaplin/Laurel and Hardy. But the festival also does welcomes contemporary comedy films too.

There’s stuff going on all over the city all week with highlights for 2016 including Marcus Brigstocke in conversation with the team behind Aaardman’s ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’, an evening with Stephen Merchant and the Silent Comedy Gala featuring a screening of Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Location: Various


Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Transpennine Real Ale Trail

If you’re looking for an alternative day of drinking in the North, we think you might be interested in the Transpennine Real Ale Trail. Located in the picturesque setting of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Pennines, the Real Ale Trail is a unique voyage to the best ales and beers that the North has to offer – all made possible through the novelty of a train journey.

Virtually every stop on the slow trains from Leeds to Manchester features either a drinking haunt within a stone’s throw of the station or even on the platform itself. The Ale Trail is between Batley in Yorkshire and Stalybridge just outside Manchester. Must stops along the route are The Riverhead in Marsden and The West Riding in Dewsbury! Read more on the Blog!

Location: Start at Batley and finish at Stalybridge.



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