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!
Urban Village Fete
Sunday 21st May. Free.
While it’s not officially summer yet, the soaring temperatures and intermittent showers would have you thinking otherwise. So what better way to celebrate British Summer Time that with a good old British village fete? Urban Village Fete is a contemporary take on the English tradition with loads of crafts, food and activities for all the family.
The Urban Village Fete takes place in the Greenwich Peninsula (the area just next door to The O2) and will see some of London’s finest performers, vendors and designers all congregate for some workshops and street food spanning the globe. Radio 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson will be on duty and there’ll be interactive workshops with everything from en-masse drumming to hoola hooping sessions!
Location: Location: Greenwich Peninsula. Nearest Tube: North Greenwich.
Things to Do This Weekend in London
Museums at Night
Until Saturday 20th May. Prices vary.
One of London’s greatest assets is undoubtedly its plethora of museums. And we think the best way to enjoy them is by seeing them at night when museums, galleries and heritage sites throw open their doors after hours to showcase their treasures in unexpected ways. Well, this week marks the bi-annual Museums at Night festival.
Organised by non-profit cultural publisher Culture24, all UK museums are invited to open their doors to Joes and Janes up and down the country. The event started Wednesday and runs through until Saturday. Check out all the London highlights here.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st May. Free.
October might be a long way away, but that doesn’t mean Joes of Manchester need to wait to experience a mini-Oktoberfest. Manchester BierFest is taking over Albert Square this weekend with a wooden-village providing the charm of a Christmas market, as well as the Bratwurst, pretzels and most importantly three specially-brewed Bavarian beers.
If you want to pop along for a leisurely pilsner in the BierFest beer garden, it’s completely free of charge (apart from the cost of the beer obviously), but a seat reservation inside the big tent will cost you £5. That does, however, include a half pint of FestBier for your trouble.
Location: Albert Square, M60 2LA.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Scottish Street Food Festival 2017
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May. Free.
Joes and Janes of Glasgow this weekend will be treated to the Scottish Street Food Festival. Being held by the Riverside Museum, the festival has been created to bring people together through food and celebrate Scotland’s relatively new but thriving Street Food culture.
The inaugural event will feature everything you’d expect from a street food festival with food trucks, restaurants, food vendors, suppliers and producers all getting involved to showcase what they have to offer Scotland.
Location: Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, G3 8RS.
Things to Do This Weekend in Brighton
Brighton Festival 2017
Until Sunday 28th May. Prices vary.
The Brighton Festival 2017 continues this weekend with exclusives, world and UK premieres from a wide range of international, national and local artists and companies. Curated by Guest Director Kate Tempest the programme celebrates what she calls the ‘Everyday Epic’ – art that helps us connect to ourselves and others from the world of theatre, dance, visual art, film, debate and spoken word.
The biggest attraction at this year’s festival is For the Birds, a magical trail against the canvas of darkness in a beautiful Sussex woodland which features ingenious installations of light, sound and moving sculpture inspired by the world of birds. Check out the full Brighton Festival programme over at their Website.