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
Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race
Saturday 24th March. £15 Adults, U12s Free.
While it’s the Boat Race on Sunday, there’s a far more exciting battle between Oxford and Cambridge going on this weekend. Yes, London’s favourite mammal mayhem, The Goat Race, is back for its ninth year. The Goat Race pits two goats – one representing ‘Oxford’, the other ‘Cambridge’ – against each other to see who can run around Spitalfields City Farm the quickest.
Doors open at noon with the race starting whenever the goats damn well feel like it (though usually somewhere between 2-5pm). This is a proper little festival so there’s plenty of bands providing music, as well as stalls serving up good food and decent booze. And there’s even Goat-e-oke and a Goatry Slam. There also happen to be official bookie on site too. Book tickets now as the event sells out quickly!
Location: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton St, E1 5AR. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Deptford Craft Beer Feast
Saturday 24th March. Free.
Another weekend, another craft beer festival. This time we’re heading south to Deptford for their Craft Beer Feast which fuses some of London’s finest boozy offerings alongside some of the capital’s tastiest street food. Hosted by Hop Stuff Brewery, the showcase of local breweries takes place at Deptford Market Yard SE8.
Over 20 breweries are getting involved this year with the likes of Gipsy Hill, Fourpure and Mondo Brew Co headlining, while to keep revellers’ stomachs fuelled, street food vendors will specialise in the hot and hearty to complement local offerings from Taproom SE8, Mama’s Jerk chicken, and Dirty Apron.
Location: Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX. Nearest Station: Deptford.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival 2018
Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th March. From £11.50.
But if you can’t make it to London, the 21st annual CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival is set to begin this Thursday at Brunel’s Old Station in Temple Meads. As always, there’ll be a carefully chosen selection of real ales on sale over the course of the festival, as well as a good range of cider and perry.
There’s more than 130 different brews this year and beer prices will once again remain unchanged with over two thirds of the beer and all of the cider priced at £3.40 per pint or below. Tickets cost £11.50 for all sessions (including £5 worth of beer festival tokens) and there will also be a variety of food available throughout the weekend.
Location: Brunel’s Old Station, Station Approach, BS1 6QH.
Things to Do This Weekend in Cardiff
By Order Of… Peaky Blinders Pop-Up
Saturday 24th March. From £15.
Our favourite venue in Cardiff, DEPOT, is under new management this weekend. And it’s by order of the Peaky Blinders. Yes, they’re turning back time to the 1920’s, where guests will step back into the age of underground bootleg bars filled with clean-shaven men and flapper girls.
Blurring the barriers between performance and audience, By Order Of… will feature secret corners, gambling dens, moonshine, and fortune tellers. There’ll be traditional newspaper-wrapped fish and chips, hog roasts, and slow braised beef in real gravy to keep you in check, while there’ll also be bootleg cocktails, whisky on the rocks and bathtub gin to keep you watered. All guests *MUST* be dressed in appropriate attire.
Location: DEPOT Cardiff, Construction House, Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Birmingham Wine Weekend
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March. Prices vary.
Wine-lovers are set to take over Birmingham this weekend for the city’s very first Wine Weekend. The three-day long vino party kicks off this Friday with venues across the city getting involved by offering two taster wines exclusively at £4 a glass to Wine Weekend wristband wearers.
The event has been organised by the same team behind Birmingham Cocktail Weekend and there’ll be 21 fantastic venues across Birmingham getting involved. Wristband cost £10 with events including wine tasting at the likes of Harvey Nichols and the Birmingham Whisky Club, where you can sample four delicious whiskies, specially chosen due to their finish in specific wine casks. Check out the full list of events over at the Birmingham Wine Weekend Website.