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
Colourscape Music Festival
Until Sunday 18th September. £10.
One of the best festivals you might not have heard of, Colourscape returns to Clapham Common this weekend to celebrate its 27th birthday. Joes, Janes and their little ones will flock to the Common which has been filled with a colourful tunnel labyrinth.
It might be hard to imagine but said labyrinth covers nearly an acre of the common, and this weekend Colourscape will be filling their maze with unusual musical performances, which really make the whole experience something extra special. Definitely one for all the family.
Location: Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE. Nearest Tube: Clapham Common.
London Bridge City Summer Festival
Until Monday 31st October. Free.
London’s biggest free festival continues this weekend. Live theatre, music and DJs, as well as free fitness and dance classes can all be expected at London Bridge’s summer festival which began in June and runs until the end of October.
Highlights this weekend include Gods & Monsters Theatre, who have created larger-than-life works inspired by the cultural stories of those around them; and a truly epic rock musical version of Crime & Punishment with music by Toya Willcox.
Location: London Bridge City. Nearest Tube: London Bridge.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th September. Day from £28, Weekend from £75.
Though summer is coming towards its final day – though you’d probably not noticed with the heat wave this week – there’s still plenty of music festival to go around. This weekend it’s Ramsbottom’s annual music spectacular. Set at the beautiful Ramsbottom Cricket Club, just twelve miles from Manchester, this family-friendly festival serves up music, theatre, comedy, cabaret and much, much more.
Organised by the good folk at Bury Met, the Ramsbottom Festival line-up this year see well-known headliners Gaz Coombes, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Public Service Broadcasting, alongside emerging talents such as Horsebeach, Jordan Allen, Glass Caves and We Came From Wolves.
Location: Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Acre Bottom, BL0 0BS.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Open Friday 5pm-10.45pm, Saturday 12pm-5pm & 6pm-10.45pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm.
One for the beer lovers of Birmingham, the Wildcat Tap is the true definition of a hidden gem. As much in the middle of nowhere as you can be for Britain second largest city, Stirchley’s Wildcat offers up a diverse range of crafts and cask ales that will leave even the most discerning of hopheads happy.
It’s easy to miss the Wildcat Tap when you’re walking by as it A) looks like just another charity from the outside and B) the only sign is in the front window, but we promise you won’t be disappointed by the trip. And if worst does come to worst, it’s only a 15 minute walk to Cadbury World!
Location: 1466 Pershore Road, B30 2NT.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Bristol Sushi Bus
Saturday 17th September. £27.50.
Bristol. Sushi. Bus. This one kind of does what it says on the tin, despite the second look you’ll give it. Yes, local foodie event company Foozie are putting on a 5 course sushi event on an actual double decker bus.
The Bristol Sushi Bus will set off from the centre of town for a two-hour scenic tour of Bristol on an old route master bus. The food will be provided by Sushi Kai, while a tour guide talks us through the best views Bristol has to offer. There’ll be a couple of stops along the way and you’ll be able to buy bottles of prosecco, wine and beer. Brilliant.