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
Grand Medieval Joust
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June. £16.60 Adults, £9.60 Children.
While we know you’re all dab hands at sports and activities we don’t even know exist, we’re going to stick our collective necks out and bet that the vast majority of you have never had a go at jousting. Well, now’s your chance at the Grand Medieval Joust festival at Eltham Palace!
The family-friendly event sees riders compete in bouts as young and old alike cheer on the knights from the sidelines. You’ll get to try on armour, taste medieval grub (the fit-for-Kings stuff) and get entertained by the naughty court jester.
Location: Eltham Palace, Off Court Road, SE9 5QE. Nearest Station: Eltham.
Taste of London
Until Sunday 19th June. £16.
If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated than jesters, the annual Taste of London hits the capital this week turning Regent’s Park into a foodie wonderland. For five straight days, Joes can get through all the high-end eating and drinking they could wish for as one of the world’s greatest restaurant festivals rolls into town.
There’s a ton of high profile names on the chef’s table who’ll be doing talks and demonstrations, including Nathan Outlaw, Monica Galetti, Pierre Koffmann, Francesco Mazzei and Jose Pizarro. There’s also the chance to try taster dishes from the likes of Duck and Waffle, Roka and Typing Room. Of course, they’ll be a load of food and drink masterclasses to sign up for too!
Location: Regent’s Park, Chester Road, NW1 4NR. Nearest Tube: Regent’s Park.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
BBC Good Food Show Summer
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th June. £24.50.
We’re going to food heaven this weekend and if London is just too much of a trek, you Midlanders should head over to the NEC for the annual BBC Good Food Show Summer. The website may be getting the chop, but that won’t stop this mammoth festival from tickling your taste buds with over 350 stalls packed into the arena.
Discover regional, seasonal and artisan produce alongside the latest products from top household brands. You’ll find all the gadgets and appliances your kitchen needs too, as well as masterclasses from the likes of Lindt chocolatiers and Yo Sushi.
Location: NEC, North Avenue, Birmingham, B40 1NT.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Puppetry of the Penis
Saturday 18th June. £24.40.
While we like to promote some sophistication here at Average Joes, we can’t ignore a stage show which involves two Joes manipulating their nether regions to form an array of monuments and impersonations. Yes, Puppetry of the Penis does just that. Having played to most of the Western World, the show will hit Manchester’s Palace Theatre this weekend.
The Ancient Art of Genital Origami will be on full frontal display as two Aussie’s have their creations projected onto a huge video screen – expect the Eiffel Tower, the Lochness Monster and the iconic Hamburger. Needless to say, this is an 18+ event and not for the squeamish…
Location: Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, M1 6FT.
Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich
Food And Drink Festival
Sunday 19th June. Free.
We did say food was on the agenda this weekend and we’re not about to stop now with the Food and Drink Festival in Norwich! A sumptuous showcase and celebration of Norfolk’s finest food and drink is on the menu at The Forum this Father’s Day.
Alongside all the artisan stalls and markets, there’ll be entertainment provided by the Battle of the Bangers, live music throughout the day, as well as plenty of cooking demonstrations. If worst comes to worst, just head to the on-site Adnams beer gardens for some light refreshment!
Location: The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF.