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
Eis Haus Pop-up at Magical Lantern Festival
Until Sunday 27th February. £18.
The Magical Lantern Festivals sees light installations, performances, art and theatre all hit the Palladian villa, including over 50 giant hand-sculpted lanterns, including the likes of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, plus colourful scenes from India, Asia, the Middle East and the tale of Aladdin featuring a giant lantern genie.
As well as all the amazing light installations, there’ll also be a virtual reality area, an ice rink, delicious street food stalls, and now you can relax at the newly opened Eis Haus pop-up bar made completely of ice. Visits last around half hour and include an alcoholic or soft drink.
Location: Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane, W4 2RP. Nearest Tube: Turnham Green.
Saturday 11th February. £5.
The Midnight Apothecary is a regular takeover at the Brunel Museum’s rooftop garden and it’s always worth a visit. The night gets Joes and Janes to sip on cocktails made from foraged ingredients from the rooftop, all the while sitting around campfires and toasting marshmallows.
There’ll be live music throughout the night too and there’s also an optional descent into Brunel’s subterranean cave. It opened last year and was the first time in 150 years it’s been accessible to the public. As it’s near Valentine’s Day, it’s naturally being turned into a ‘love cave’.
Location: Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF. Nearest Overground: Rotherhithe.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Love Food Festival
Sunday 12th February. Free.
Taking place two days before Valentine’s Day, Bristol’s Love Food Festival basically does what it says on the tin with a celebration of love, community, and of course – food! The indoor market will provide everything you need to cook a delicious meal for your loved ones, as well as all the street food you could imagine.
There’ll be crispy squid from ‘South Street Kitchen’, salt beef from ‘The Pickled Brisket’, authentic Mexican dishes from ‘Los Hermanos’ and Jerk chicken from Agnes Spencer’s, among others.
Location: Paintworks Event Space, Bath Road, BS4 3EH.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
La Discotheque Club Night
Until Monday 31st October. £28.50.
If you’re looking to let loose, CityLife Awards’ Best Club in Manchester would seem as good a place as any. La Discotheque returns to the Albert Hall this February with a pair of superstar headliners too in Norway’s Todd Terje and Parisian disco wonder, Dimitri.
The rest of the line-up is pretty staked as well, with some live disco sounds from Odyssey, regulars Horse Meat Disco back for more, and Manchester’s own Luv Dancin’ completing the main room bill.
Location: Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, M2 5QR
Things to Do This Weekend in Gloucester
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Until Sunday 19th February. Free.
For fans of photography or the natural world, this weekend see the return of the world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from the Natural History Museum to West Country. The exhibition goes on tour throughout the year and this weekend it’s hitting the Nature in Art gallery at the stunning Wallsworth Hall.
Showcasing over 100 breath-taking images from around the world, the Wildlife Photography exhibition is the most prestigious photography event of its kind with winners chosen from almost 50,000 entries from 95 countries.
Location: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst, GL2 9PA.