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
HSBC London Sevens Rugby
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd May. £40-50.
The season finale of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns to Twickenham and the capital this weekend with some of the most exciting rugby played on the planet right on our doorstep. Whether you’re a diehard rugby nut or just fancy a day out in the sun (fingers crossed), the London Sevens is always a day on the calendar not to be missed.
But while the rugby is obviously the focus, this year’s event will take a new approach to the annual event, with the stadium being transformed into a festival food, populated by local and artisan food vendors. Expect live DJs, children’s entertainers and hands-on culinary demonstrations alongside world-class rugby.
Location: Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Rd. TW2 7BA. Nearest Station: Twickenham.
Star Boot Sale
Sunday 22nd May. £15.
We all love a car boot sale on a Sunday. Which is why we’re pretty certain you’ll all love a car boot ran by celebs with some cool second-hand gems from actors, musicians, famous chefs and artists with celebrity stallholders.
The event is ran by Blur drummer Dave Rowntree in aid of the International Rescue Committee’s work with Syrian refugees. They want to raise £100,000 this year to fund crucial mobile health clinics that look after Syrian refugees in Jordan. So get down and get your wallet out!
Location: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. E1 6QL. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
Burgers at Nation of Shopkeepers
Fridays and Saturdays 12pm-2am, Sundays 12pm-12am.
If you’re looking for a decent burger around Leeds, look no further than the Nation of Shopkeepers, or simply ‘Nation’ as the locals so often affectionately call it. The quirky decorated American diner-styled English pub is one of the better patties you’ll find in the city, and is popular among gig goers thanks to it close proximity to the O2 and Carriageworks.
The burgers are excellent with the Les Rosbifs being our favourite. The Bacon Belly Bun is also glorious and there’s some good chicken options as well as a good choice for the vegetarians out there. The Nation of Shopkeepers is also running UK’s biggest keg craft beer festival this summer just for good measure. Our tip would be to get a seat in the courtyard if you can!
Location: 29 Cookridge St. LS2 3AG.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Our Shakespeare Exhibition
Until Saturday 3rd September. Free.
The 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death has been marked up and down the country in the last month or so, but one of the best free major exhibitions in the country is still going on at the Library of Birmingham. Our Shakespeare features items from around the world connected with Bill and his works.
Exhibits include a colourful range of books, films, posters and photographs. Joes will be able to explore the story of the man behind Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and numerous other plays, as well as be able to listen to recordings of the works of the Bard of Avon in their original pronunciation.
Location: Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad St. B1 2ND.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Until Thursday 1st September. Free.
If you’re a regular reader of Average Joes, you’ll know we do like our food. Which is why we love the idea of the Cravings exhibition is Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry. The interactive showcase simply asks the question, ‘Why do we eat what we eat?’ and ‘What drives your desires for the foods you love?’
From the flavours we learned to love, to the very next bite we take, our appetite has been shaped by food. Through personal stories, fascinating objects and cutting-edge science, Cravings will give Joes the chance to explore how food affects your body, brain and eating habits.
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road. M3 4FP.