Last updated on January 21st, 2016 at 01:10 pm

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

Lumiere London
Until Sunday 17th January. Free.

Christmas may be over but that doesn’t mean London is doing away with all its sparkle. This weekend Lumiere London hits the capital, a free light festival in 30 locations across some of the city’s most iconic areas including Regent Street, Mayfair, King’s Cross and Westminster.

Various installations will be seen across the city including mischievous stick men posing all over the buildings of Regent Street, a gigantic elephant hologram marching over Piccadilly and a phone box in Mayfair will be turned into a glowing aquarium filled with live fish London has never seen a festival light of this size before and it should provide a perfect way to see our nation’s capital in some new light!

Location: Various.

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The South London Soul Train
Saturday 16th January. £5-10.

If you didn’t do enough partying over Christmas and New Year or are just simply having some withdrawal symptoms, Peckham is the place to be this weekend with the bi-monthly South London Soul Train!

This party promises ‘no bass wobbles, only love, funk and soul’. We hear you Peckham! Joes can expect everything from Motown anthems to jazz-funk floorfillers all courtesy of host by Jazzheadchronic who will be joined by some special guests throughout the evening!

Location: The CLF Art Café, 133 Rye Lane. SE15 4ST. Nearest Station: Peckham Rye.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Delia Derbyshire Day
Sunday 17th Januray. Free.

Joes around Manchester who aren’t embarrassed enough to admit they adore Dr Who might want to head down to HOME this Sunday where they’ll be celebrating Delia Derbyshire Day 2016 – famous for releasing the iconic, original Dr Who theme tune.

The special music and visual arts event will be celebrating the fascinating work and archive of the pioneer of electronic music with film screenings, live art and music performances, a Q&A, a hands on family workshop and a networking event exploring women’s performance practice.

Location: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place. M15 4FN.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

Island Drift
Until Sunday 24th January. Free.

Joes north of the border can get their fill of culture too this weekend with the Island Drift exhibition going on in central Glasgow. The immersive photographic installation was curated by public art organisation NVA, whose previous works have all been associated with light.

Their latest exhibition was created in collaboration with designer James Johnson and photographer Alan MccAteer and involved capturing images of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park with similar illuminations. The results are awesome.

Location: Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103. G1 5HD.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Breakfast at Yorks Bakery Cafe
Open Daily.

For those Brummie Joes, we recommend you start your weekend mornings off properly with a breakfast at Yorks Bakery Café. The artisan bakers houses a brilliant breakfast bar which includes homemade granola, bagels and as much freshly baked bread as you can get through.

You’ll find classics such as Yorks’ version of a full English on the menu but there’s also more exotic options like the shakshuka – baked eggs in sweet harissa peppers, tomatoes, coriander and lime yogurt. Either way, Yorks offers a cosy, buzzing and delicious start to your day!

Location: 1-3 Newhall Street. B3 3NH

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