Things to Do This Weekend
Last updated on August 4th, 2016 at 12:01 pm
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
Sunday 31th July. £70 per team.
Ever since Ben Stiller injected some much needed glitz into the sport, a rousing game of dodgeball has been all the more appealing to even the most cynical of Joes. Well, this weekend marks one of the most accessible and fun tournaments you’ll find all summer with the Disco Dodgeball tournament at Pop Brixton!
Alongside disco anthems from the likes of Lionel Ricochet, Tina Turnover and Nile Dodgers, teams of up to 6 can test their skills and fortitude to find out who is number 1. If you just fancy watching, Pop Brixton is a brilliant hangout anyway with top food and drink vendors on duty, including the Brixton Brewery, an independent brewery based just 300 metres from the site.
Location: Pop Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ Nearest Tube: Brixton.
Hoegaarden Floating Gardens
Until Sunday 21st August. Free.
Drinking on a river is always a great novelty, no matter where you are or what you’re drinking. So when we heard about a pop-up barge on the River Lea provided by award-winng wheat beer producers Hoegaarden, we thought all our dreams had come at once!
Yes, experience an urban gaarden barge of sounds, sights and tastes in the midst of busy urban-life. During the week The Floating Gaardens will be docked at Hackney Wick’s Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, but at the weekends the barge will take you for free to roam the waterways with some canopies. There’s 12 spaces every hour, so head over to the Website to get booked in!
Location: Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, Main Yard, 90 Wallis Road, E9 5LN. Nearest Overground: Hackney Wick.
Things to Do This Weekend in Newcastle
Thursday 28th – Sunday 31rd July. £135.
OK, saying Kendal Calling is close to Newcastle is playing things a little fast and loose. But at just over an hour away it’s still worth the trip! The festival has quickly grown from humble beginnings into one of the most popular festivals on the UK circuit.
Music is obviously the mainstay, and this year the line-up as good as any year with Rudimental, Madness, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Charlatans, Catfish And The Bottlemen, and The Hives all on duty. But if you’re after more quirky ways to spend your weekend, there’s dance classes, a late-night cinema and some of the best views you’ll find at a festival.
Location: Lowther Deer Park, Lake District.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Until Monday 5th September. £2.
In 2013, Bristol saw over one million people track down 80 different giant Gromits (from Wallace & Gromit) on a trail around the city. This summer, an exhibition of 18 of the differently decorated doggies will be on show at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway for a six-week exhibition.
Two of the original trail’s most popular Gromits will be on display – the Pixar designed Gromit Lightyear and Nick Park’s own Newshound, alongside others by the likes of designers Cath Kidston and Paul Smith and TV’s Joanna Lumley and Diarmuid Gavin. The exhibition is free to enter, with a suggested donation of £2.
Location: The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, BS34 5DG.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
MADE Festival 2016
Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July. £29.50 – £65.
Now in its third year, MADE Birmingham returns to Digbeth for a massive Brummie session in the heart of the city. The three-day MADE festival kicks off on Friday evening with the MADE Food & Drink Street Party courtesy of Digbeth Dining Club.
Saturday is when the music kicks in with dozens of the world’s best DJs and performers taking to the stage for an all-day open-air rave in the open air, including Rudimental, Kano and Stormzy. Closing things on Sunday will be a very special show from Hacienda Classical.