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 Thursday 31st March. £24-29.
A new craze swept our nation’s capital last year and looks set to continue going into 2016. ‘Escape games’ are essentially the Crystal Maze on a smaller scale and the capital is full of them. One of best immersive escape games around at the moment is Time Run in South Hackney.
The immersive hands-on game lasts around an hour and your team of three to five players must help a character named Lucy Fox and her droid assistant Babbage by completing mysteries and challenges in various rooms. If you want something different and have an open mind, this one is for you!
Location: 9-15 Helmsley Place , South Hackney. Nearest Tube: London Fields.
Until Sunday 10th January. Free.
If you’re on the lookout for an exhibition in London, one of the best free ones around this weekend is provided by Rut Blees Luxemburg. The German born photographer has lived in London since the 1990s and has been making art about the Smoke ever since.
Her London Dust exhibition focuses on the differences between the glitzy images of London promoted on billboards for new office towers in the City and the dusty reality of the streets below where these ads are displayed.
Location: Museum of London. Nearest Tube: St Pauls.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Brian Taylor: Movie Posters
Until Sunday 10th January. Free.
If you love your film as much as we do, Manchester’s HOME event space closes its doors to a must-see exhibition this weekend in Brian Taylor’s Movie Posters showcase; a series of hyper-realistic and reimagined posters for classic action, horror and sci-fi movie titles.
The posters are created through a painstaking process of gathering existing film stills and design imagery from the period of each film’s release. Films that feature include Alien, Blade Runner, Predator, RoboCop, The Thing, Total Recall, Mad Max 2, An American Werewolf in London and Terminator 2.
Location: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place. M15 4FN.
Things to Do This Weekend in Cambridge
Monday – Saturday 7pm-Midnight
If you’re in need of a drinking haunt in Cambridge this weekend then we suggest you head down to the Hidden Rooms. if you’re local to the area, you’ve probably already heard of it as it’s gained quite the reputation. It’s not quite a night club but it is a perfect night out with the bar serving an extensive menu of creative cocktails and prestigious spirits.
There’s plenty on offer for everyone with an intimate cocktail lounge with secluded with curtained booths as well as a sunken garden. It’s so good it’s ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for bars in Cambridge. Check out what’s going on before you go as there’s usually some live music!
Location: The Basement, 7A Jesus Lane. CB5 8BA.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Turner Prize 2015 Exhibition
Until Sunday 17th January. Free.
We don’t like to leave out our friends north of the border, so for our Scottish Joes we recommend you get over to the Tramway in Glasgow where The Turner Prize 2015 exhibition will close its doors in a week or so. The prestigious award celebrates the best in contemporary British exhibitions every year with £25,000 going to the winner.
2015 was the first time Scotland has hosted the award with Assemble being announced as winners in December. Previous winners include Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and Gillian Wearing. This weekend might be the last chance you’ll get to see some of the best works of art from 2015, so get down now!
Location: Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow. G41 2PE.