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 Time Portal
Until Sunday 10th July. From £13.50.
If you like your theatre frantic and immersive, The Time Portal couldn’t be more up your street. The 40mins interactive performance has been put on by Stella Artois to celebrate their sponsorship of Wimbledon, and explores the origins of the two brands by transporting audience members back to Victorian London.
After roaming the streets and experiencing the delights and tribulations of Victoria London, audiences return to a sophisticated bar in the present day where you’ll be served some complimentary Stellas and get to sit back and watch the Wimbledon finals this weekend. There’s over 30 slots of 20 guests per day – running from 12.00pm to 9.40pm. Take it from us, this is ridiculous fun!
Location: MC Motors, 76 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XB. Nearest Station: Dalston Kingsland.
Sunday 10th July. Free.
With Britain voting Brexit, we reckon it’s about time we showed the rest of Europe some love. And what better way to do so than celebrate France’s Bastille Day, in style?! The annual party in and around Borough Market brings together all things French, so expect macarons, Parisian folk music and rousing games of pétanque.
As this is Borough Market, naturally food and drink will take centre stage with Reds and Whites from the Loire Valley and beyond, as well as all the artisan breads you could wish for. There’ll also be plenty of activities for the families with everything from caricature drawings to table football.
Location: Borough Market. Nearest Tube: London Bridge.
Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich
Until Sunday 10th July. £7.50.
If you love your gin as much as we do at Average Joes HQ, folks around Norwich this weekend are in for a treat as the Gin Festival rolls into town! Held at Open, this is the UK’s largest gin celebration with over 100 gins to taste, as well as a load of fun interactive stuff going on for lovers of the juniper.
On arrival you and your fellow gin connoisseurs will be handed a Gin Festival glass (to take home) and a brochure, full of information on all the gins you can try, a little bit about each distiller and also a suggested garnish. Of course, being a festival, you can also expect live music, talks and plenty food stalls to keep you (relatively) sober!
Location: Open, NR2 4SF.
Things to Do This Weekend in Liverpool
Liverpool Village Festival of Things
Until Friday 16th September. Free.
Summer has arrived and Joes/Janes in Liverpool have the summer-long Festival of Things to look forward to! Held at Pier Head, the festival will be the city’s hotspot for everything you’d need from a summer venue. There’s indoor and outdoor hangouts aplenty, as well as tons of quirky activities to get on board with.
Alongside live music almost daily, they’ll be street animation, Segway tours and even a Total Wipeout course set up. But our biggest tip would be to check out the on-site Silent Disco. And if you end up dancing yourself into the ground, head to the Bubbles Champagne and Beach Bar which comes complete with day beds!
Location: Pier Head, L3 1BY.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
The Story Of Children’s Television Exhibition
Until Sunday 25th September. £5.
If you’re self-confessed big kids as we are, we think Joes in Bristol will love The Story Of Children’s Television exhibition at M Shed. Perfect for all the family, the exhibition showcases objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images from all your favourite children’s TV shows, spanning from 1946 to present day.
For us oldies, expect the likes of The Wombles, Sooty, Morph and the singing veggies from Mr Bloom’s Nursery, as well as iconic objects such as Blue Peter’s original Tracy Island. For younger members, there’ll be the chance to grab selfies with Shaun the Sheep and the Teletubbies.
Location: M Shed, Wapping Road, Princes Wharf, BS1 4RN.