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 Bridge City Summer Festival
Until Monday 31st October. Free.
London’s biggest free festival starts this weekend. Live theatre, music and DJs, as well as free fitness and dance classes can all be expected at London Bridge’s summer festival which runs from June – November.
This week marks the opening of the festival with Friday night musical acts including Callum Gardner and Brighton-based five piece Half Crown, while Saturday evening sees London-based Latin band Bachata take to the stage. It’s completely free all summer and there’s also a load of cinema screenings with Grease coming up on Tuesday. Also keep an eye out for the mass karaoke!
Location: London Bridge City. Nearest Tube: London Bridge.
Birdies Crazy Golf Club
Until Sunday 28th August. £9.
Birdies is back having swapped the underground rail tunnels in Waterloo for the rooftops of East London and Stratford. This nine-hole crazy golf course is a little more than just your seaside slopes and windmills with loops and half pipes thrown in to make it harder and ultimately more satisfying to win.
But Birdies isn’t just about the golf, it’s much more than that with delectable cocktails on offer from mixology masters Spirited Mixers, as well as a new lip-smacking menu of RockaDollar Dogs from Hawksmoor Knightsbridge Head Chef Richard Sandiford. There’ll also be resident DJs on duty to ensure this is a night out rather than a leisure spot for kids.
Location: Roof East, Level 8, Stratford Multistorey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE. Nearest Tube: Stratford.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Contemporary Craft Market
Sunday 5th June. Free.
Arty types around Birmingham may be interested to know MAC Birmingham’s monthly Contemporary Craft Market is back this weekend. Each month, MAC invites a load of local designers and makers to take a stall and show off their creations including ceramics, jewellery, paintings and craft items.
MAC is generally great for a stroll around anyway as there’s always something going on. This weekend there’s also a load of screenings of the film Sing Street, as well as exhibitions, stand-up gigs and theatre from the Eggs Collective.
Location: Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Until Saturday 6th June. Free.
Keen exhibition goers around the North-West may fancy popping into Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre this weekend to check out WEAVE:ECHO. Created by artists Jason Singh and Cassiel, WEAVE:ECHO is an interactive sound and visual installation which shaped by the general public on Twitter.
The Great Hall will see a vocal soundscape that adapts depending on what is being suggested on Twitter by anyone tweeting with the hashtag #BiggestRoom. It’s an interesting idea and you’re guaranteed to see something different every time you go. Regardless of WEAVE:ECHO, the Royal Exchange is impressive enough to take a look at and well the trip alone!
Location: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, M2 7DH.
Things to Do This Weekend in Brighton
Outlook Festival Launch
Saturday 4th June. £10.
Outlook Festival is the largest Soundsystem Culture festival in Europe, bringing together the biggest names from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes around. During four days at the end of summer, the festival is set in an abandoned fort perched above the Adriatic Sea, next to a beach right near Pula, Croatia.
Don’t worry though, we don’t expect you to head to the Med for a party this weekend. Instead let the party come to you! As part of the Outlook Festival, organisers head to different cities in Europe putting on a night full of dance, techno and trance. This Saturday sees the tour hit Brighton’s seafront with Foundation, Lady Chann, Dr Psycho, Moony and Future Flex on the decks.
Location: 171-181 King’s Road, BN1 1NB.