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
International Pillow Fight Day London 2017
Saturday 1st April. Free.
Find someone who says they don’t enjoy a pillow fight and we’ll rightly call them a liar. This weekend marks International Pillow Fight Day (apparently it’s a thing) and that means the good Joes and Janes of London convene on an area to partake in the mother of fluffy fights.
It has taken place in Trafalgar Square in the past, but just like last year Kennington Park is the setting for 2017. Kicking off at 2pm, there are also a few rules: soft pillows only, no hitting anyone holding a camera and no feathery pillows, please… allergies and that.
Location: Kennington Park Road, SE11 4AS. Nearest Station: Oval.
The Goat Race
Sunday 2nd April. £13.
While it’s the Boat Race on Sunday, there’s a far more exciting battle between Oxford and Cambridge going on this weekend. Yes, London’s favourite mammal mayhem, The Goat Race, is back for its eighth year. The Goat Race pits two goats – one representing ‘Oxford’, the other ‘Cambridge’ – against each other to see who can run around Spitalfields City Farm the quickest.
Doors open at noon with the race starting whenever the goats damn well feel like it (though usually somewhere between 2-5pm). This is a proper little festival so there’s plenty of bands providing music, as well as stalls serving up good food and decent booze. There’s also an official bookie on site too. Book tickets now as this event sells out quickly!
Location: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton St, E1 5AR.. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
SoCal Bottomless Brunch
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April. £26.25.
While it’s certainly a favourite of the Janes, we can’t deny we’ve been taken in by the concept of the bottomless brunch in recent months. And this weekend, Bristol sees the SoCal Bottomless Brunch Menu hit the city with bottomless mimosa or prosecco for two whole hours.
As well as getting your booze on arrival, you’ll also get a selection of pastries and muffins before moving on to the main event of seven Cali-inspired main brunch dishes alongside your bottomless tipple. We think the £26.25 is also very good value!
Location: Steam-Bristol, Clifton Down Station, BS8 2PN.
Things to Do This Weekend in Edinburgh
Camera Obscura Exhibition
Daily. Adults £13, Children £11.
If you want to learn about the history of Edinburgh in a fun and amusing way, we recommend heading to the awesome Camera Obscura. This unique experience has delighted and intrigued people for over 150 years and we think it’s a ‘must-do’ on any visit to Edinburgh.
From inside this mysterious Victorian rooftop chamber, you’ll get interactive with these optical illusions which make for some prime Instagram fodder. A word of warning, however, this might not be those Joes who’ve sampled one too many scotch whiskey’s the night before. Trust us.
Location: 549 Castlehill, EH1 2ND.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Andy Warhol Exhibition at The Whitworth Art Gallery
Until Sunday 16th April. Free.
If you’re looking for an exhibition in the Manchester area, as always the Whitworth Art Gallery provides plenty of options. But as it’s due to close in a couple of weeks, we really can’t recommend enough heading to the Andy Warhol exhibition.
One of the most influential artists to emerge from the American post-war era, The Artist Rooms collection holds 232 works by Warhol, the artist who ‘dissected the detritus of capitalism and regurgitated its iconic imagery through his work in a semi-critique, semi-admiration of the American Dream.’
Location: Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, M15 6ER..