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
Celebrating Bowie at 70
Sunday 8th January. £12.
As we approach the year anniversary of David Bowie’s untimely death, there’ll be plenty of events and nights out dedicated to Ziggy. But if you’re going to pay your respects, do it properly at the V&A. This Sunday, the ‘Sound and Vison’ Bowie exhibition will be filled with music, performance and discussions on what would have been his 70th birthday.
The day-long event will include informal singing sessions on ‘Heroes’ and ‘Life on Mars’ led by choirmaster Sam Coates; talks from the likes of Bowie historian Nicholas Pegg; and the day will finish with a screening of David Bowie is Happening Now, about the blockbuster V&A exhibition.
Location: V&A, Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL. Nearest Tube: South Kensington.
Farewell to Christmas
Friday 6th January. Free.
Each year, the Geffrye Museum’s eleven period living rooms are transformed with authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery to give visitors a magical glimpse into how Christmas has been celebrated in English middle-class homes over the past 400 years. Well, this weekend marks the final days of the exhibition and they’re going out in style with a Farewell to Christmas.
If you’re not festived-out, celebrate the Twelfth Night in the Geffrye Museum’s welcoming gardens. There’ll be carol singing, mulled wine, and cake, as well as the ritualistic burning of the holly and the ivy.
Location: Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA. Nearest Tube: Old Street.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Vintage Village Happy New 2017 Fair
Sunday 8th January. Adults £2, Children £1.50.
If you’ve somehow still got some change spare after the festive period, Manchester plays host to one of the best vintage markets in the country in the Vintage Village. To say hello to 2017, the much loved Stockport fair will be fully stocked with all things vintage as well as entertainment provided by the Stockport Ukelele Players.
You’ll find quality authentic vintage clothing and accessories for both Joes and Janes, vintage jewellery, homewares, decorative items, textiles, luggage, furniture, curios and collectables. The perfect way to spend a Sunday!
Location: Stockport Indoor Market, 30 Market Place, SK1 1ES.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Moscow State Circus
Until Sunday 8th January. From £12.
Birmingham has been playing host to one of the most spectacular circus displays in the world over the Christmas period with the Moscow State Circus hitting the City. And this weekend marks its final shows at their pop-up tent at Star City.
Full of acrobats, contortionists, high wire and aerial artists, the show’s highlights include Europe’s only double Russian swings, a pair of gyrating contortionists performing right at the top of the circus Big Top, and a 10m pole balanced on the shoulder of a man with two girls climbing and spinning to the very top of the same pole.
Location: Star City, 32 Watson Road, B7 5SA.
Things to Do This Weekend in Edinburgh
Drink at Panda & Sons
Daily. 4pm – 1am.
If you’re not partaking in Dry January and need a haunt in Edinburgh to get your 2017 booze on, look no further than Panda & Sons. The hidden basement bar fuses the classic Prohibition style Speakeasy with a vintage style Barbershop, and is one of liveliest haunts in the capital.
Opened in November 2013, Panda & Sons has quickly become one of the most popular bars in the city offering Joes creative takes on classic cocktails and an extensive range of craft beers.
Location: 79 Queen Street, EH2 4NF.