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
New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival
Friday 22nd April – Sunday 1st May. Free.
This weekend marks the start of the annual New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival, bringing in 32 free film screenings to 22 different local venues across SE14 and SE8. Films this year range from ‘Withnail and I’ to Wes Anderson’s ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’ to a documentary on the Icelandic financial crisis, following by a Q&A.
This year also sees a whole separate strand to the festival called ‘From Stratford to Deptford’, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with screenings of everything from Hamlet to The Lion King. Finishing the Shakespearian theme off will be ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ starring Deptford’s own Tim Roth and Gary Oldman!
The Museum Depot Open Weekend
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th April. £10.
This weekend marks a very rare chance for Joes and Janes who like their London history to check out the Museum Depot in Acton as it opens its doors for the first time this year. The working museum store houses over 370,000 London transport objects, ranging from rail carriages to bus sheds to tube maps.
Open weekends only occur just twice a year and the focus for 2016’s first event is the iconic Johnston letterform, which transformed the look of the London Underground 100 years ago. Activities include calligraphy demonstrations and the opportunity to see a Big Steam Print in action.
Location: London Transport Museum Depot, 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 8BQ. Nearest Tube: Acton Town.
Things to Do This Weekend in Liverpool
Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd April. £5 advance, £6.50 on the door.
A close cousin to the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, the Spring version of this popular festival has expanded into lifestyle as well as food and drink. As such, this family-friendly event will now different zones dedicated to all things food, gardening, craft and body and mind.
Located at Sefton Park in South Liverpool, each zone at the Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival will have its own look and feel. The Wood Lands takes its inspiration from rural crafts and pastimes, while The Meadow is a village dedicated to the North West’s best independent street food and local producers.
Location: Sefton Park, L17 1AF.
Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich
Daily. Fridays and Saturdays Midday-2am.
Last weekend saw the opening of BrewDog’s first bar in East Anglia. BrewDog Norwich will be pouring 25 taps of the freshest beer, as well as offering up a rotating range of 30 different bottled and canned beers. But the real selling point for The Fine City’s haunt is BrewDog will be offering a daily-changing ‘Beer or the Day’ tap, which means no two days will ever be the same. In theory, Joes can try 365 completely different beers in a year!
The bar on Queen Street is a minute walk from the Cathedral and has similarly grand surroundings in its Grade II listed building, which still has the original timber and brick features. As well as great brews, the bar will also serve some perfectly-paired food, whether it’s a simple snack or one of BrewDog’s legendary melts.
Location: 1 Queen Street, NR2 4SG.
Things to Do This Weekend in Edinburgh
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave
Sunday 24th April. £8 adults, £6 children.
Parenthood inevitably means leaving your partying days behind. But Big Fish Little Fish are looking to change that with a rave for little ones as well as their parents. This weekend sees the event hit La Belle Angele in Edinburgh and will features tubthumping beats – as well as bubbles – to suit everyone’s needs!
Big Fish Little Fish sees DJs sitting alongside glitter cannons on the dancefloor, and there’s even room for a giant parachute to dance along with. The craft area acts as a retreat if things get too heated while busting moves, and there’s a play area with tents, tunnels and a soft play ballpit too. There’ll also be free glow sticks on offer, as well as face painting, and yes, there is a licensed bar…
Location: La Belle Angele, 11 Hasties Close, EH1 1JD.