Last updated on October 25th, 2017 at 10:59 am

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

The Great Nordic Feast
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd October. From £19.

Virtually every weekend of the year there’s something interesting going on at the Southbank Centre and this weekend is no different as The Great Nordic Feast heads to the Royal Festival Hall. The three day cultural bonanza sees eight high profile Nordic chefs cooking live, serving you the tastiest treats from the lands of the midnight sun.

Get fully immersed into the Nordic way of life as you take a seat for Nordic Artisan Breakfast in the mornings or The Nordic Feast for a fire-cooked lunch or dinner. Find out what makes the Nordic lifestyle so desirable, and how they embed values like equality, sustainability and openness into their food and health. Naturally, the bar will also be full.

Location: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.


Pexmas Market
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October. Free.

If you like to get ahead of the game and avoid the busy high streets when buying your Christmas presents, this weekend Pexmas Market heads to Pop Brixton. Bringing their wares along for one weekend this month only, Joe and Janes have the chance to check their lists and pick up unique gifts from independent designers and makers ahead of the Christmas rush.

Pexmas is all about celebrating South East London’s finest independent designers, makers and retailers. That means you’ll be able to find anything and everything including fashion, homewares, kitchen essentials, stationery, toys and Christmas gifts galore!

Location: Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ. Nearest Tube: Brixton.


Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Manchester Science Festival
Thursday 19th – Sunday 29th October. Prices vary.

Manchester Science Festival is back for 2017 this weekend for 10 days of all things science and tech. Featuring more than 100 events at venues across Greater Manchester including Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport and Bolton, as well as the city centre, the huge programme of events includes the likes of a library of fake news, an exploration of the human voice and an immersive insight into forensic science.

Headlining the festival this year, however, will be the blockbuster ‘Robots’ exhibition. Exploring humans’ 500-year quest to recreate themselves in robotic form, the exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry will feature a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots from both science fiction and modern-day research labs.

Location: Various.


Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Birmingham Oktoberfest 2017
Wednesday 18th – Sunday 22nd October. Free.

Another October weekend, another Oktoberfest! This weekend it’s Birmingham’s turn with their fifth official Oktoberfest – only this year there’s been some major changes. Firstly, the festival is moving from Cannon Hill Park to the city centre next to Millennium Point. It will also be the first time children are allowed on Sunday lunchtime.

Apart from that, it’s usual German beer festival fare; staff in lederhosen and dirndl serving Bavarian beer, bratwurst, schnitzel, brezel bread and Schweinebraten (roast pork). There’ll also be cider, wine and soft drinks for the less hoppy folks. The tent will hold 1,400 people this year – fewer than the 2,500 in Cannon Hill Park – so we’d strongly recommend booking in advance. Prost!

Location: Curzon Street, B4 7XG.


Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich

BrewDog #Collabfest 2017
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd October.

This weekend sees Scottish craft kings, BrewDog joining forces with 35 craft breweries in the UK and Europe for its annual, multi-venue craft beer festival; #Collabfest. #Collabfest2017 will be the fifth and biggest to date, taking place simultaneously across 34 BrewDog bars in 25 cities in the UK, Sweden, and Germany, including BrewDog Norwich.

Up and coming independent breweries from across Europe team up with staff at a local BrewDog bar to develop and brew a new, limited edition beer. BrewDog Norwich will be hosting DEYA Brewing Company’s ‘Are You Taking The Peche’ peach milkshake IPA. All the collaboration beers will be released at the same time in 29 BrewDog bars in the UK and 5 in Sweden and Germany.

Location: 1 Queen Street, NR2 4SG.



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