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Things to Do This Weekend

Things to Do This Weekend in London

The London Whisky Weekender 2018
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th May. From £25.

Whether you’re a whisky fanatic or whisky curious, the London Whisky Weekender is one of the premier malt events in the capital. Now in its 10th year, the festival kicks off this Friday at the Kia Oval and offers Joes and Janes the chance to sample over 100 whiskies from around the world.

The London Whisky Weekender is the whisky tasting event on the London calendar and even attracts distillers from as far afield as Australia and Taiwan, as well as ones closer to home. Your ticket includes a take-home tasting glass, the Festival Guide, and all whiskies sampled in main hall. There are also some ‘under the counter’ drams available. Grab your tickets here.

Location: The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington Oval, SE11 5SS. Nearest Tube: Kennington.

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Neverland London at Fulham Beach Club
Until Friday 31st August. £5.

The sun has been blazing recently and while Londoners can generally be smug every other time of the year, when it comes to hitting the beach, virtually every other part of the country is better catered for. Which is why pop-ups are always going to be your best bet – so head down to Wandsworth where Neverland London have taken over Fulham Beach Club.

Tucked away by the Thames, the pop-up venue features everything you’d need from a day in the sun with the likes of Jimmy Garcia’s BBQ Club pop up restaurant, two bars, and live DJs. Throughout the summer, Fulham Beach Club will also be hosting various events, including Sunday bottomless brunches and cocktail masterclasses. Find out more London beach options here.

Location: Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TY.. Nearest Station: Wandsworth Town.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Foodies Festival
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th May. Adults from £9.

The UK’s biggest food festival, Foodies Festival, returns to Bristol and its Durdham Downs this Friday for a mouth-watering weekend festival filled with masterclasses, demonstrations, artisan producer’s markets, and over 30 delicious street food stalls in the Street Food Avenue.

Highlights at this year’s Foodie Festival include an appearance from MasterChef Winner 2018 Kenny Tutt, who’ll be cooking live in the Chefs Theatre, and Prosecco and Parmesan masterclasses. There’ll also be the launch of a brand new music stage, where the likes of The Hoosiers, Toploader and Dodgy will be performing across the weekend. Get your tickets here.

Location: Durdham Downs, Stoke Road, BS9 1FG.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds

Brewers Market Beer Festival 2018
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th May. From £6.

Another weekend, another beer festival. This time we head to Leeds for the Brewers Market which is returning to Canal Mills for its fourth year. Part of the two week-long Leeds Indie Food Festival, Brewers Market will be showcasing the very best of local and international craft beer over two days.

Across three sessions expect to see a range of breweries including: Camden Town, Verdant, Kirkstall, Northern Monk, Thornbridge, Vocation, Black Lodge, Zapato, Track, Buxton and many more. There’ll also be street food from the likes of Little Bao Boy, Rabbit Hole, and Little Red Food Truck, as well as a Bathtub Gin pop-up and natural wines from Wayward. Get your tickets here.

Location: Canal Mills, Brandon Street, LS12 2EB.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018
Friday 11th – Sunday 27th May. Prices vary.

The East of England’s premier arts festival, the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018, returns this Friday for 17 days of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events. The Festival transforms public spaces, city streets, parks, forests and beaches, as well as arts spaces, into various performance venues with every age and taste taken care of.

2018’s Festival opens in spectacular style this Friday with the Transe Express parade, which starts at the cathedral at 9pm before heading through the city centre. Carnivalesque drummers take over the streets and larger than life singing dolls transform Norwich city centre into a fantastical open air opera house. The Adnams Spiegeltent will once again go up in Chapelfield Gardens and there’ll be a garden party outside it next week! Check out the full programme here.

Location: Various.

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