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
Until Sunday 24th September. Prices vary.
Another weekend, another London pop-up! This weekend it’s the chance of Proud East to show off their partnership with Chit Chaat Chai, trail-blazers in Indian street food, for its new summer venture, Pop-Up India. Chit Chaat Chai will be taking over the kitchen at Proud East, serving guests their signature chaat – small, flavourful sharing plates from the street food stalls of India.
Dishes up for grabs include the likes of Bombay Bhel, a beach time classic of puffed rice, potatoes, onions and chickpeas; the Darth Vada Pav burger – spiced potato patties served in a buttery soft brioche bun; and spicy hakka wings. But it’s not only the food that’s taken care of. Pop-Up India is a celebration of all things India, and as such there’ll be a series of curated events, workshops, art, live music, film screenings, and DJs throughout the 2 month residency.
Location: Proud East, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5ET. Nearest Station: Haggerston.
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair
Sunday 9th July. £5.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns to London this Sunday to a new location in Vauxhall, the birthplace of Vauxhall Motors. The annual event gives average Joes and Janes the chance to get their hands on artworks from some of the most influential and prominent names in art at bargain prices, just for the fair including: Sir Peter Blake, Marcus Harvey, Gavin Turk and Pam Hogg.
The theme this year is ‘The Original’, so expect rare opportunities to snap up lots of premium, genuine and exclusive bargains. Now in its thirteenth year, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair has attractions for a real family day out, with attractions on the day including live music, marching bands, promenade performances and much more.
Location: Whitgift Street, SE11. Nearest Tube: Vauxhall.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival
Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July. Adults £45, Children £22.
Set in the beautiful private park in Moseley, the Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival is back this weekend. Though small in size, this Birmingham festival has always punched above its weight with stellar names like Nile Rodgers and Gregor Porter having played here. And 2017’s line-up is no less stellar with the line-up including the legendary Chaka Khan plus Soul II Soul, Sugarhill Gang, Don Letts, and festival regular Craig Charles.
The intimate three-day festival isn’t just about the music though, naturally there’s some excellent food stalls on site and Midlands beer makers, Purity Brewery Company will again be providing the festival with their award winning ale and imported lagers. As usual there will be a well stocked bar with ale available in 4 pint plastic containers to cut down on those trips.
Location: Moseley Park, 93B Alcester Road, B13 8DD.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July. From £65.
There’s nothing quite like a music festival when the sun is shining in the British time. Well, a new three day festival is heading to Glasgow Green this weekend, and the line-up for the inaugural TRNSMT Festival is quite frankly ridiculous.
Headliners for TRNSMT 2017 are Kasabian, Biffy Clyro and fresh from their Pyramid Stage performance at Glastonbury, Radiohead. Other acts include the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, The 1975 and Scotland’s own Belle and Sebastian. Remarkably, there are still day tickets remaining so get buying quickly!
Location: Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, G1 5DB.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Sunday 9th July. Free.
Manchester’s Maker’s Market is always a great way to spend the weekend, and this Sunday over 90 traders will descend upon Stevenson Square in the heart of the Northern Quarter for the monthly market where you can grab anything and everything, from artisanal foods to bespoke jewellery.
Grub-wise, burgers will on offer from the guys at What’s Your Beef, while the more healthier Joes and Janes out there will probably fair better with the The Ottomen and their delicious Mediterranean mezze. As well as stalls to peruse, as always there’ll also be deck chairs and tunes spinning all day if you just want to relax and soak up the sun.
Location: Stevenson Square, M1 1DN.