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
Eat Your Drink Sweet Shop
Until Thursday 24th December. Free.
If you like your booze and like to have it in new and innovative ways, we recommend you head down to Carnaby Street and pop into Benefit where they’ve been hosting the Eat Your Drink sweet shop. The pop-up shop from Smith & Sinclair aims to put all your favourite alcoholic favourites into edible sweet form!
The Willy Wonka-style experience will involve alcoholic bubbles, infused candyfloss, tasty perfumes, cocktail dib dabs and Smith & Sinclair’s famed alcoholic pastilles. There’s plenty of events going on such as gin tastings as well as movie trivia sessions with Picture House Cinemas. If nothing else, there’ll be a whole load of Christmas present ideas!
Location: Benefit, Carnaby Street. Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus.
Being a Man Festival 2015
Friday 27th-Sunday 29th November. Day Pass £15.
It seems every week there’s something going on at the Southbank and this week marks the returns of the Being a Man Festival or ‘BAM’ as the cool kids call it. The premise of BAM is to throw various events on across the weekend to address the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.
To do that, BAM are putting on talks, stand-ups and debates led by professionals, policy makers and experts from all walks of life. Names like Frankie Boyle and David Baddiel will be performing and sharing stories – some serious, some light-hearted – about anything and everything about being a man today.
Location: Southbank Centre. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.
Things to Do This Weekend in Cambridge
Winter Lights 2015
Saturdays and Sundays until 13th December. £12.50.
For an alternative Christmas appetiser around Cambridge, head down and see the world renowned gardens of Anglesey Abbey lit up for something truly magical. The 98 acres of landscaped grounds at Anglesey are divided into a number of walks and gardens. As night falls the National Trust will illuminate a one mile circular route around the gardens highlighting the trees and shrubs.
Along the route there’ll be live music, entertainers and seasonal food and drink to enjoy. Anglesey Abbey is only 5 miles outside Cambridge, so it’s easy enough to get to and should look spectacular!
Location: Anglesey Abbey, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge. CB25 9EJ.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Arnos Vale Christmas Market
Sunday 29th November. Free.
Another city, another Christmas market. This time it’s the turn of Bristol and Arnos Vale cemetery to get transformed into a winter wonderland. The annual Christmas market brings in a sea of stalls selling gifts, crafts and food by local artists and artisans.
This year there’s also be a ‘Snowman Stomp’, a clue-finding trail for little ones with a prizes to be won. A raffle will take place too with prizes being donated from each stall, plus there’ll naturally be a Father Christmas on duty. This is a day-a-year occasion and perfect for a family outing, so make sure you don’t miss it!
Location: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol. BS4 3EW.
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
Prashad Indian Restaurant
Daily until 11pm.
If you’re in Leeds and need something to warm you up as things start to freeze, Vegetarian curry house Prashad is just the thing. The authentic family-run Indian restaurant specialises in Gujarati and South Indian food, and is adored by locals since it opened in its original location in Bradford.
Nowadays, it can be found in the outer suburbs of Drighlington serving a host of delicious delicacies including street snacks, starters and tasting platters. We fully appreciate that a vegetarian restaurant might strike fear into the carnivores out there but we promise the food and atmosphere at this place will have you converted!
Location: 137, Whitehall Road, Leeds. BD11 1AT.