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!
Saturday 17th-Sunday 18th October. Free.
If spending a weekend among 629 recycled pallets sounds like your idea of heaven then Tottenham is the place to be this weekend! A team of eight artists have taken over a year to create Pallet Paradise, an immersive installation in a North London carpark. The maze of pallets creates a load of performance spaces and secret rooms which will play host a bunch of art forms including digital art, crafts, sculpture, music and painting.
Pallet Paradise opens with a press night on Friday 16th October, followed by two days of workshops, installations and live performance on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October. Daylight hours are family friendly but things get strictly 18+ in the evening where there’ll be live music and naturally a bar available.
Location: Eade Road, Stamford Hill. Nearest Tube: Manor House.
The Chocolate Show
Friday 16th-Sunday 18th October, 10am-7pm. £15 plus concessions.
This week marks Chocolate Week, so it would only seem right that you get your sweet fix this weekend. Where better than a whole event dedicated to the stuff!? The Chocolate Show brings together over 60 British and international brands as well as renowned artisans, chefs and cocoa experts, under one roof to talk all things chocolate.
Joes will see live demonstrations and chocolate cookery classes, attend pastry workshops and witness the spectacle that is the Chocolate Fashion Show, where you’ll legitimately see garments made entirely of chocolate. More importantly, we also reckon there might be a fair few tasters on offer!
Location: Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd. Nearest Tube: Kensington (Olympia).
The Northern Vegan Festival
Saturday 17th October, 10am-6pm. £2.
While none of us at the blog are vegan, we understand a lot of folk are these days. If you’re one of these Joes or Janes, and live in the North, you might want to check out the return of one of the biggest celebrations of vegan food in the country.
The Northern Vegan Festival will play host to 185 stalls offering the best in vegan cooking. If the idea of no meat fills you with dread but your partner or family will be dragging you along, fear not for there’s a vegan beer and cider festival knocking about close by too!
Location: Sachas Hotel and The Methodist Church, Manchester.
Footgolf at Eaton Park
Saturday 17th, 1pm-dark. Adults £6.30, Under-16s £3.15.
If you’re with some other average Joes this weekend in East Anglia and can’t think of much to do, we can’t recommend enough getting involved with the new footgolf course at Eaton Park in Norwich!
A combination of football and golf (dur!), footgolf is played on a golf course using a size 5 football and is some of the best fun you’ll have all year. All you need is a pair of trainers and the acceptance that you’ll probably be rubbish at it. If you don’t live in or near the Fine City, don’t worry – there’s courses up and down the country.
Location: Eaton Park, Bluebell Road end.
The Stick House
11th September-17th October, 6.30pm & 8.30pm. £18.50 Adults, £16.50 Concessions.
One of the most artistic cities in the country plays host The Stick House for the final time this weekend. Making use of the long-abandoned tunnels under Temple Meads, this new production from Raucous theatre tells a dark story fusing film, music, performance and creative digital technology.
Just a warning – The Stick House is promenade performance, so the audience walks through the abandoned tunnels as the production is in full flow. While that means it’s naturally a lot more immersive, the 70 minute performance isn’t seated.
Locations: The Lo-Ko Club Station Approach, Temple Meads.