Things to Do This Weekend
Last updated on March 14th, 2018 at 12:03 pm
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
Peckham Salvage Yard
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March. Free.
We love a vintage market. And this weekend’s best tip for a bargain is Peckham Salvage Yard. Located at Copeland Gallery, PSY is South London’s go-to destination for vintage gems, with over 50 hand-picked traders bringing with them everything from 20th Century furniture, vintage clothes, collectables, and reclaimed industrial fixtures.
The Salvage Yard is also perfectly located next to an amazing array of new Peckham restaurants, food vendors, cafes, and bars, which makes it the ideal location for an afternoon stroll about town!
Location: Copeland Gallery, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN. Nearest Station: Peckham Rye.
Hidden Figures Interactive Theatre Experience
Until 1st April. £22.50.
Share a password with COLAB Theatre’s agent to break into their 1940s Military Bar and change the course of history at Hidden Figures, an interactive theatre meets escape room event where players are assigned a historical figure – whose story you take on – whilst navigating an underground storytelling maze by a troop of immersive actors.
They’ll test your teamwork, engage you in intimate, one on one performances and run you through a series of puzzles to see if you possess the skills and nerve to deliver 1940s Europe from the dark grip of occupation. Teams need to be between 2-6 and you’ll need to dress up in some vintage get up!
Location: COLAB Theatre, 74 Long Lane, SE1 4AU. Nearest Tube: Borough.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
St Patrick’s Festival and Parade
Sunday 11th March. Free.
It’s St Patrick’s Day next week and to celebrate the occasion, this Sunday tens of thousands of onlookers will line Digbeth High Street for the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade starting at Camp Hill at midday. But it’s not just about the parade: Following the same route, the Emerald Mile fun run will set off at 10am, with up to 250 entrants taking part for a charity of their choice.
There’ll music too at the St Pat Rocks stage on Zellig car park from 2pm until late, along with the Emerald Village on Bradford Street car park where you’ll find a petting zoo, a funfair and a whole host of children’s activities. As always, The Old Crown is the place to be for adults this weekend too with the pub turning into a Guinness Village!
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Vintage Home Show
Sunday 11th March. From £3.
The Vintage Home Show Manchester returns to the Victoria Baths on Sunday, bringing with it all things vintage for your home. This one-stop shop for Mid-century and retro home furnishings includes a huge range of ceramics, sofas, dining tables and lampshades from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
Cult brands on sale include Ercol, G-Plan and West Germany, and there’ll also be coffee, cake and street food stalls serving the masses all day. If you’re serious about a bargain, you can head in early at 10.30am for £5, before the riff-raff join in for £3 at 11am!
Location: Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, M13 0FE.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Bristol Film Festival 2018
Until Sunday 11th March. Prices vary.
Bristol Film Festival returns this weekend, aiming to bring new dimensions to the cinema-going experience. Formed in 2015, the unique festival concept is all about moving away from the typical cinema experience and providing something that’s immersive as well as educational.
As such, the festival is made up of several different strands. For example, classic films are paired with themed wine tastings in the historic and atmospheric setting of Averys Wine Cellars, and there’s evening screenings at Bristol Cathedral. This weekend there’s a full programme with the likes of Pulp Fiction and Mulholland Drive being screened underground in the eerie Redcliffe Caves. Check out full listing over at the Bristol Film Festival Website.