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

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Meatopia

Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September. From £23.85.

Meatopia returns to 2018 this weekend with a line-up of chefs, restaurateurs and gourmands firing up those wood and charcoal pits and cooking some of the best sourced meat money can buy! Yes, for three days, the Tobacco Dock will be filled with the scent of BBQ and bonfire with 25 chefs cooking their meat-orientated creations each day.

Dishes are ‘taster’ sized (like a starter) so you can try several throughout the day – nobody wants food envy. But Meatopia is also about more than just eating, with a dedicated craft beer hall (Craftopia) hosted by Melissa Cole, live music, DJs, informal workshops, street theatre, and chef talks. Find out more here.

Location: Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF. Nearest Station: Shadwell.

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London Brunch Fest

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September. From £15.

Thought you’d seen each and every food festival London had to offer? Think again. The Old Truman Brewery in East London is hosting the capital’s first ever Brunch Fest this weekend, which will be packed with more poached eggs and Bloody Marys than you can shake an avocado at.

The Dayrooms Cafe and Urban Pantry will be serving up breakfast and brunch plates, while a marketplace will be selling and offering samples of all things brunch-related, from smoothies to granolas. There’ll also be some brunch-related masterclass sessions and DJs playing tunes across the weekend. Find out more here.

Location: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich

Sundown Festival

Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September. From £47.50.

Our home city Norwich sees the returns of the three-day Sundown Festival this Friday! Taking place at the Norfolk Showground, big names set to perform across four stages include headliners Chase & Status, Shawn Mendes and Clean Bandit. Other artists performing across the weekend include Sigma, Bugzy Malone, Krept & Konan, and many, many more.

For 2018 there’s been a few changes, with the festival now including a bigger Mystree Woods, complete with two stages and a raving space. Being a festival, there’ll naturally be a whole load of street food options too, with the likes of Mac Shack offering four cheese pasta, and Mamma Joys Pizzeria baked their stone baked pizzas. Check out the full line-up here.

Location: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, NR5 0TT.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Cloudwater Unit 9

Wednesdays – Sundays until 10pm.

Officially the second best brewery on the planet according to RateBeer, Manchester’s very own Cloudwater has recently opened a bigger taproom to account for their ever-growing popularity. Yes, they’ve moved on from their Barrel Store and have upgraded to a bigger bar on the Piccadilly Trading Estate, called Unit 9.

The new taproom features 20 draft lines of Cloudwater’s seasonal, evolving brews, sitting alongside their range of immaculately designed cans. It’s only a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Station and it’s well worth a trip. They’ve also just secured a site in Bermondsey, so expect a new taproom in London very soon!

Location: Unit 9 Piccadilly Trading Estate, Giddings Road, M1 2NP.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Colston Hall Record & CD Fair

Saturday 1st September. Free.

The biggest record fair in the South West is back at Colston Hall this Saturday. Spread over three floors, the Record & CD Fair will feature up to seventy dealers and traders from all over, with buyers coming in from as far-afield as Japan, Russia and Poland.

The fair is mostly vinyl, (LP, 12” and 7”), but there’ll also be a few CD traders selling hard-to-find and discounted titles. You’ll find everything in the hall, from £1 bargains to expensive rarities, and dealers specialising in most genres of music from the fifties to present day. There’ll also be decks available on the day to check out tunes before you buy.

Location: Colston Hall, Colston Street, BS1 5AR.

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