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
London Games Festival
Friday 1st – Sunday 10th April. Free.
For fellow geeks out there, this weekend marks the first ever London Games Festival. The celebration will bring with it fifteen events in ten different locations, including the Southbank and Trafalgar Square, as well as plenty of other fringe events dotted around the capital.
The 10-day festival will feature talks, workshops and an exhibition about games in all their forms. Somerset House is where everything begins this weekend with it being turned into a giant physical and virtual board game! Alternatively, if video gaming is your thing, the Tobacco Dock will be hosting a largescale video gaming fair. Check out the Website for location details.
London Whisky Weekender
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd April. £30.
If you’re into your malt, Bethnal Green is the place to be this weekend. The London Whisky Weekender returns to the Oval Space for its third year, featuring all things for lovers of whiskey.
There’ll be street food, DJs and live music, as well as all the scotch and bourbon you could hope for. The festival attracts vendors and suppliers near and far, and your ticket gets you a tasting glass, a festival guide and the chance to sample all of the whiskies.
Location: 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT. Nearest Tube: Bethnal Green.
Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich
Pizza at Brick
Open Daily 11am-11pm, until 4pm Sundays.
One of Norwich’s newest additions is Brick, an artisan pizzeria that’s opened right on the market. You might have trouble finding this tiny abode as it’s tucked away just behind the Sir Garnet pub and only has seating for around 25 Joes. It’s affordable, ambient and the pizza is absolutely delicious.
It’s small but trust us, if you have to wait for a slice, it’s fully worth it. The hand crafted, traditional wood oven fired pizzas are made with the best olive oil, tomatoes, mozzarella, and toppings Italy has to offer. There’s no booze sold on site but you can bring some in for a small corkage fee.
Location: 39 Market Place, NR2 1ND.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Open Daily 10am-5.30pm.
Awarded ‘Best Independent Retailer’ in Manchester, the Manchester Craft & Design Centre features over 30 artists, designers and craft makers all under one atmospheric roof. Perfect for an afternoon stroll around the city’s Northern Quarter, as well as craft stalls you’ll find the Oak Street Café which is ideal for a quick bite to eat.
The Northern Quarter building itself dates back to 1873 when it was a fish market, and now plays host to some of the best handmade, bespoke jewellery, accessories, ceramics and furniture in the city. And most importantly, you won’t find it on the high street!
Location: 17 Oak Street, M4 5JD.
Things to Do This Weekend in Edinburgh
Museum Of Childhood
Daily 10am-5pm, Free.
If you’re north of the border this weekend and need something to entertain the kids (or just your inner child) then the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh is the place to be. First established in 1957, the MoC features a large collection of toys from throughout history spanning the globe.
The museum has over 60,000 items from around the world with artefacts including rattles, cod liver oil bottles and school slates. Be sure to bring some change for the vintage coin-operated attractions as well!
Location: 42 High Street, EH1 1TG.