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
Cheese Street N1
Sunday 1st October. Free.
The biggest and the best North London Cheese Festival is heading for Chapel Market this Sunday with Cheese Street N1. The festival of all things cheese will feature cheese makers from London and further afield, as well as cheese tastings, cheese pairings and workshops, cheese street food, butter making, cheese angels, live music, and more. Because cheese.
London kings La Fromagerie will be joined by the likes of Raclette Brothers and Cheese Truck among a whole host of other vendors, with the first 50 guests getting a complimentary sample bottle of Black Cow’s ‘pure milk vodka’… no, we’re sure either but sounds fun!
Location: Chapel Market, Chapel Street, N1 9EX. Nearest Tube: Angel.
New Scientist Live
Thursday 28th September – Sunday 1st October. From £26.
New Scientist Live returns next week this Thursday for its second year, bringing with it a whole host of thought-provoking talks and immersive displays exploring all aspects of science and the future of technology. The festival, held by the world’s most loved science weekly, will feature over 120 inspirational, innovative, and informative talks that touch on all areas of human life.
Answering some of life’s greatest questions, curious festival-goers of all ages will hear from a range of world-renowned guests, including authors, comedians, and business brains, including Tim Peake, Heston Blumenthal, Chris Packham and Margaret Atwood.
Location: ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL. Nearest Station: Prince Regent.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Manchester Food & Drink Festival
Friday 28th September – Monday 9th October. Prices vary.
The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is back this Friday. The nationally acclaimed event is the UK’s largest urban food and drink festival and for 2017 it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary. There is no single location as such, with the Festival taking over as much of the city as it can.
However, the centrepiece of the event is the Festival Hub on Albert Square, where a huge free pop up food village will become the city’s food and drink haven for the 11 jam-packed days. The Hub will be open from 12noon – 11pm daily and will feature street food, an indie beer festival, gin, wine, chefs, masterclasses, pop up restaurants, live music and a whole load more.
Things to Do This Weekend in Cardiff
The Street Food Social
Saturday 30th September. Free.
Thanks to popular demand, one of Cardiff’s coolest event spaces, DEPOT, will be hosting a street food celebration each and every Saturday as we see 2017 out in style. This Saturday is the first event, so expect a funky weekend playlist, craft beers, cocktails, and the unique surroundings of DEPOT’s warehouse dreamland.
Every week they’ll be hosting a selection of the finest street-food traders in Cardiff and Wales, covering everything from crispy fried chicken, juicy burgers, spicy noodles and loaded pizza slices. Traders will be announced for the following weekend every Monday.
Location: DEPOT, Construction House, Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September. From £15.
As we head into October, it’s no great surprise to see a whole host of Oktoberfest events popping up around the country. Well, this weekend it’s Birmingham turns when the beloved Old Crown in Digbeth gets transformed with its beer garden turning into a Bavarian-themed beer hall filled to the brim with good beer, food and music.
Their Bavarian street food shack will be serving up bratwurst dogs, currywurst and veggie dogs all with the option of pommes and sauerkraut, while dessert will be on offer from The Bournville Waffle Company. Tickets include a full 2 pint traditional stein and feel free to don the lederhosen!
Location: The Old Crown, 188 High Street, B12 0LD..
Be sure to check out our full list of Oktoberfest events going on in cities around the UK!