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
Spirit of Prague Banquet
Thursday 15th March. £35.
To celebrate London Beer Week, this Thursday Czech beer masters Staropramen are holding an immersive dining experience in partnership with Gingerline’s Flavourology. The ‘Spirit of Prague Banquet’ is popping up at a secret East London location, with guests immersing themselves in 1990s Prague with a 4-course meal and plenty of beer!
The secret location will be revealed by text message on the day of the event as diners take in the sights, sounds and flavours of the Czech capital – the birthplace of Staropramen. Those attending will also be assigned to a guild – either of Tap Masters or Brew Masters – and will be invited to take part in the competition between the two groups. Tickets available from Eventbrite. If you’re not familiar with the ‘immersive dining’ concept, read our spoiler-less review of Gingerline’s Chambers of Flavour V3 for a taste of what’s to come!
Location: Secret Location.
Camberwell Free Film Festival
Thursday 15th – Sunday 25th March. Free.
The Camberwell Free Film Festival is back this weekend with their sixth instalment, bringing you ten days of free cinematic entertainment. The Free Film Festival is a community-led project, completely run by volunteers. The aim is to bring people together to enjoy free cinema and celebrate their local neighbourhood with events popping up in various locations.
This year, the highlights of the Festival includes screenings of critically acclaimed The Florida Project on the 19th March and the BAFTA-winning I Am Not a Witch on the 23rd March. While Free, each event at the Festival is expected to be busy, so arrive early to be sure of a seat. Check out the full festival line-up over at the Camberwell Website.
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
The Gin Journey
Saturday 17th March. £52.75.
If you didn’t notice, gin is in. And now The Gin Journey is here to fill your weekends with tales of the Victorian botanical movement with their voyages across Leeds, all in the name of the juniper. During the afternoon, guests will hear stories of days gone by whilst sipping gin cocktails in the cities top cocktail bars and whizzing through the city on a Gini-Bus.
You’ll receive 5 gins, 5 gin cocktails, visit 5 of Leeds’ best gin bars, and get info from your assigned gin connoisseur who’ll tell you about a locally born gentlemen, Joseph Priestley, who single handedly helped save the drinking world with his invention of carbonation! Tickets available from Eventbrite.
Location: The Alchemist, Yorkshire House, Greek Street, LS1 5SH.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
St Patricks Day Chili Cook-off Extravaganza!
Saturday 17th March. £11.
This weekend it’s St Patrick’s Day. So alongside your Guinness, make sure you also tuck into a traditional Irish bowl of… chili? Yes, Bristol’s The Jam Jar is histing a celebration of Irish-Mexican relations with the world’s first St Patricks day Chili Con Carne cook-off!
The evening of cultural fusion will be filled with tasty food and, of course, plenty of competitions; there’ll be a chili con carne/non carne comp, a home-made hot sauce comp, a chilli pepper eating comp, an Irish/Mexican fancy dress comp, and an Irish/Mexican fact competition. Because why not!?
Location: The Jam Jar, Unit 4a The Old Malthouse, Little Anne Street, BS2 9EB.
Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich
True Stories Live
Sunday 18th March. Pay What You Can Afford.
For something a little different, Norwich Arts Centre welcomes its monthly True Stories Live event this Sunday. The lively, moving and unpredictable event involves random people telling true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience.
There is no audition process or strict set of criteria – you just have to have a story to tell, based loosely on the set theme – this weekend it’s ‘Hold On’. Speakers come from a wide range of different backgrounds but if you just want to sit and watch, that’s more than OK too!
Location: London Bridge City. Nearest Tube: London Bridge.