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
London Coffee Festival
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April. From £14.50.
Returning for 2018, the London Coffee Festival is back at the Old Truman Brewery this Friday! The UK’s largest coffee and artisan food event celebrate London’s vibrant coffee culture with gourmet coffee, speciality tea, artisan food, and demonstrations from the world’s best baristas.
The flagship event of UK Coffee Week, highlights this year include the Latte Art Live workshops where you can learn to craft milky masterpieces, home barista workshops and the ‘Espresso Martini Party’. There’ll also be live music live music throughout the weekend. Grab your tickets over at the London Coffee Festival Website.
Location: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Live at Television Centre
Until Saturday 14th April. Free entry.
To mark the official reopening of the Television Centre, for three days the forecourt will be transformed into an all-out festival. With everything from food and music to live entertainment, it’s a festival befitting the building and should be the perfect way to enjoy the warmer temperatures.
The three-day foodie festival is taking place at the former home of the BBC and will feature some of London’s famed street food pros including Homeslice, Patty & Bun, Bad Sports and Kricket. The BBC Concert Orchestra will also be performing especially for the occasion too.
Location: Television Centre 89 Wood Lane, W12 7FA. Nearest Tube: White City.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Bournville Food and Drink Festival
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th April. Free.
Another city, another food festival. This time is Birmingham and Bournville hosting proceedings at Rowheath Pavilion. The Bournville Food and Drink Festival kicks off Friday and will boast a fantastic line-up of the best street food the West Midlands has to offer.
The likes of Dim Sum Su, The Flying Cows, Esme’s Eats, The Bournville Waffle Company, Baked in Brick, Full of Chaat, Victoria Creperie and Handmade Pizza Company are all involved, and to wash it all down there will be a huge selection of ales, ciders, gin, prosecco and other drinks from the festival bar.
Location: Rowheath Pavilion, Heath Road, B30 1HH.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
St. George’s Road Spring Beer Festival
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April. Free.
And it wouldn’t really be a Thing to Do without a beer festival. This weekend are quest for decent ale takes us west to Bristol for the bi-annual, St George’s Road Beer Festival. The St George’s Road Spring Beer Festival sees the Bag of Nails, Three Tuns and Lime Kiln all host special events and pour unique beers over the three days of the festival.
There’ll be a wide selection of over 100 craft ales, kegs, ciders, and bottles hand-picked by the pubs, and there’ll also be live music and entertainment throughout the weekend. Beer tokens will be available to purchase at The Three Tuns, with each token worth 1/2 a pint. But you can also just pay with boring old cash.
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
Leeds Record & Book Fair
Saturday 14th April. Free.
The monthly Leeds Record & Book Fair returns to the stunning surroundings of Kirkgate Market this week, one of Europe’s largest indoor markets. Always a great way to kick off your weekend, the fair sees an eclectic mix of vinyl, books, ephemera, CDs and 78s from a wide range of subjects and genres to suit all tastes.
There’ll be around 25 stallholders with 45+ tables of vinyl and 10+ tables of books, including rare and obscure records, and plenty of vinyl bargains. A wide selection of second-hand books are also available, and there’s occasional book signings to look out for too.
Location: Kirkgate Market, Vicar Lane, LS2 7HY.