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Things to Do This Weekend

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Hackney Oktoberfest
Friday 6th – Saturday 21st October. From £5.

Now we’re officially into October, we’re going to be seeing a lot of beer festivals in our Weekend round up. This weekend it’s the turn of Hackney with an Oktoberfest in London Fields Brewery. Alongside crisp beers, German sausage imported from the Sausage Man will be on the menu, as well as DJ sets from the team behind summer party Jamm Factory.

The taproom will be fed directly by the London Fields Brewery with an expansive range of both keg and cask beer, bolstered by regular bootlegger and seasonal releases including old favourites: the Hackney Hopster, Shoreditch Triangle IPA, Wheat Beer, and Black Path Porter. After its stint in London Fields, the festival moves to Crate Brewery on 21st October.

Location: London Fields Brewery, 369-370 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB. Nearest Station: London Fields.

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Twin Peaks Festival
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October.

After 26 years of waiting, Sky Atlantic finally dropped new episodes of David Lynch’s iconic Twin Peaks earlier this year. If you love the weird and wonderful show as much as we do, you might be interested to learn that a whole two-day festival dedicated to the show is set to hit North London this weekend.

The immersive Twin Peaks Festival will be celebrating all things ‘Peaks’ with a wide range of screenings, complimentary doughnuts, and cherry pie and coffee, as well as live Q&A’s with cast members from the show. There’s also going to be some Lynchian cabaret from the Double R Club, a costume competition, a quiz and a live music stage.

Location: Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, The Broadway, N8 9JJ. Nearest Station: Crouch Hill.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Big Fat Burger Festival
Saturday 7th October. Adults £5.

After their hugely successful Big Fat Pizza Festival, Birmingham food event kings Taste and Liquor return this year to bring the Big Fat Burger Festival. Launched with one desire – to give the humble patty its deserved accolade – T&L will be decking out Digbeth’s SK Building with burgers as far as the eye can see.

Alongside tens of the biggest local street food traders, deserts stalls and one or two alternative traders for those who prefer a burger of the meatless variety, there’ll also be a number of themed bars, lots of beer, tunes dropped by some of Brum’s top DJ’s and live bands. What more could you want?

Location: SK Building, Birchall Street, B12 ORP.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Makers Market
Sunday 8th October. Free.

Manchester’s Maker’s Market is always a great way to spend the weekend, and this Sunday over 90 traders will descend upon Stevenson Square in the heart of the Northern Quarter for the monthly market where you can grab anything and everything, from artisanal foods to bespoke jewellery.

Grub-wise, pies will on offer from the likes of Cumbrian Pie Company, In The Dog Haus will be serving the best Bratwurst in town, and Joes and Janes with a sweet tooth might fancy a creation from the Manchester Doughnut Co. As well as stalls to peruse, as always there’ll also be deck chairs and tunes spinning all day if you just want to relax and soak up the sun.

Location: Stevenson Square, M1 1DN..

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Sunset Wine And Cheese Cruise
Thursday 5th – Thursday 19th October. £42.50.

For the more discerning Joe and Janes of Bristol, this Thursday is your first chance to jump on board with local food event innovators Foozie and their Sunset Wine and Cheese Cruise. Yes, soak up beautiful sunsets on Bristol Harbourside with a selection of cheese from Bristol Cheesemonger and wine handpicked by Corks of Cotham.

Alongside your cheese and wine, there’ll also be a selection of charcuteries, chutneys and crackers sourced from local suppliers, with tickets including a 2-hour cruise on the harbour, 4 glasses of wine and a selection of 4 kinds of cheese.

Location: Welsh Back, Harbourside, BS1 4RR.

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