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
Beer On The Common
Saturday 9th September. From £7.
To celebrate Sambrook’s birthday, the SW brewery is hosting big beer festival bash on Tooting Bec Common this weekend. Aptly named Beer On The Common (previously known as Beer By The River), the day festival will be showcasing around 70 different beers from 20 of Sambrook’s favourite breweries across the UK. Plus, they’ll have the entire Sambrook’s range on cask and keg.
As well as music from some of London’s best up-and-coming artists, festival goers won’t go hungry thanks to a great street food selection from the likes of Liberty Cheesesteak Company and Piccadilly Pies, as well as burritos and burgers from some of the best vendors in South-West London.
Location: Tooting Bec Common, SW12 0HF. Nearest Tube: Tooting Bec.
2017 Chinese Food Festival
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September. Free.
If you eat as much Chinese grub as we do, you might be pleased to hear a three-day Chinese Food Festival is coming to London this weekend. Kicking off this Friday, the festival will be heading to Potters Fields near London Bridge with 13 delicious traders vying for your stomachs.
The line-up brings together some of the best oriental cuisine the capital has to offer with the likes of Bun House, Sheng Jian Bao, Chongqing Noodles, Taiwanese Fried Chicken and traditional soup maestros Henan all getting involved. There’ll also be free masterclasses too where you’ll learn how to cook two delicious classic Chinese dishes.
Location: Potters Fields Park, SE1 2AA. Nearest Tube: London Bridge.
Things to Do This Weekend in Cardiff
Cardiff Cheese Fest
Saturday 9th September. £3.
Joes of Cardiff, listen up. A cheese festival is heading to your city for one day only this weekend and you need to be there. Cheese Fest UK is heading to Cardiff for the first time ever, you’ll be able to experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world.
From traditional cheeses to mozzarella sticks, halloumi fries and the most incredible mac and cheese, you can expect to learn about all types of cheese, wines and the best beers that go with those cheeses at a day that will melt you into a deep love of all things cheese.
Location: Tramshed, Clare Road, CF11 6QP.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Junkyard Golf Club
Open Daily. From £8.
Manchester’s finest indoor adventure golf course, Junkyard Golf, has just relocated from its Piccadilly Place residency to new, improved and ultimately huge space on First Street. Stretching their junk even further, the new location now boasts three courses, each coming with its own bizarre vibe.
There’s a twisted-circus-themed course called Bozo (probably not as scary as it sounds), the jungle-inspired Pablo, or Junkyard’s trademark scrapyard adventure named Gary. As always with Junkyard, you can grab a beer or cocktail from the gigantic bar and gourmet hot dogs are still on the menu.
Location: Unit 1, First Street, Whitworth Street, M15 4FN.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Middle Earth Festival
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September. Free.
Middle Earth descends onto Middle England this weekend as the Tolkien-inspired Middle Earth Festival heads to Birmingham’s Sarehole Mill. The two day event is all about hobbits, elves and orcs, so you can expect plenty of dressing up, Medieval traders, weapon displays and food stalls.
To coincide with the festival, there’ll be An Unexpected Birthday at Sarehole Mill to celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Hobbit this Saturday. There will be a hog roast, live music, plenty of ale and of course a slice of birthday cake with tickets costing £25. But if that’s a little too full on, Moseley Park will be screening the Lord of the Rings trilogy over the three nights of the weekend.
Location: Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, B13 0BD.