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
Club de Fromage on Ice!
Friday 27th May. £9.
This long bank holiday weekend marks the return of one our favourite guilty-pleasures night out with London’s notorious Club de Fromage on Ice! Held at grand old Alexandra Palace, grown up Joes and Janes flock to furthest north of London for a night of cheese, skates and booze.
All your regular popsters will be present and firing on all cylinders with everything from Abba to Taylor Swift ensuring the constant fear of falling over is slightly enjoyable at times. We’re pleased to report there is a licensed bar on site too to soften the blow. We’d strongly recommending booking!
Location: Alexandra Palace. N22 7AY. Nearest Station: Alexandra Palace.
Brixton Beach Boulevard
Until Sunday 28th August. £4.
London loves a pop-up and nowhere in the capital loves a pop-up more than Brixton. Well, this weekend marks one of the biggest and boldest we’ve come across with the Brixton Beach Boulevard. For 14 weekends, the team behind South Pole Saloon are taking over a rooftop in South London which will be clad in 80s Miami décor. Naturally.
Expect Miami-inspired cocktails, DJs, retro film screenings, food stalls and live sports showings upon a glittering Miami Beach. Unfortunately, we and they can’t guarantee Miami weather but if you slick back your hair and pull on some shades, it’s certain to feel like the tropics no matter the temperature!
Location: Valentia Place. SW9 8EU. Nearest Tube: Brixton.
Things to Do This Weekend in Gloucester
Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Championships 2016
Monday 30th May. Free.
While you’ll almost certainly have heard of it, you might not be aware that this Bank Holiday Monday marks the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, otherwise known as the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Championships 2016. Yes, that’s the one where hundreds of madmen chuck themselves down a hill chasing after a wheel of cheese!
At the top of Cooper’s Hill just outside Gloucester, a 9 lb round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down the hill as Joes and Janes start racing after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom wins said cheese. You’ve got your work cut out if you fancy entering this year as reigning champ Chris Anderson picked up his sixth wheel last year. Speeds can reach up to 70 mph, so probably just watch if you’ve nursing any injuries!
Location: Cooper’s Hill, Gloucester. GL3 4SB.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Gigantic Indie All Dayer: Vol 3
Saturday 28th May. £31.90.
It’s no great secret that the good folk of Manchester enjoy their Indie music having produced some of the greatest bands of the modern era. Which is why we reckon Joes up North might fancy the Gigantic Indie All Dayer: Vol 3 at Manchester Academy.
The all-day festival is set across 3 stages with 15 indie bands creating the line-up. Groups such as The Wonder Stuff, The House of Love, The Darling Buds, CUD, The Frank & Walters, Menswear and The Telescopes will be taking to the stage for a total of 10 hours of music. There’s also a real ale & cider festival and an indie cinema on site just for good measure.
Location: Manchester Academy, Oxford Road. M13 9PR.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
20 Years of the Riba Stirling Prize Exhibition
Until Sunday 21st August. Free.
If you’re a regular follower of our Things to Do posts, you’ll know we do love a leisurely trip to an exhibition when the weekend comes round, and one of the best this weekend begins in Bristol as the 20 Years of the Riba Stirling Prize exhibition hits the City’s Architecture Centre.
Having been around since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architectural award. This exhibition showcases photographs and models from the winning projects across the past two decades, alongside a detailed focus on the most recent winner- Burntwood School by AHMM Architects.
Location: The Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay. BS1 4QA.