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
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May. Free.
Ally Pally’s free street food and craft beer festival, StrEATlife, returns this – bringing with it everything you’d need for a long, hot (fingers crossed) May bank holiday weekend. More than thirty of London’s finest street food traders will be serving up everything from barbequed meats to vegan treats.
The likes of Mother Clucker and Meat Street BBQ will be on duty, while there’ll be a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails and Pimms to wash it all down. There’ll also be a live DJ set from Frank Turner on Saturday, while more live music acts will be performing across the weekend. Get more info here.
Location: Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY. Nearest Station: Alexandra Palace.
London Cheese Project
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th May. £5.
The London Cheese Project returns to the Geffrye Museum this Friday, bringing together an unparalleled line-up of Britain’s best cheesemakers, mongers and street food traders. Alongside some of the best names in British cheese, there’ll also be some of London’s best street food vendors on duty for the perfect cheeseboard pairings.
Returning for 2018 are the popular Culture Club tutored tastings, with cheese writer and World Cheese Awards judge Patrick McGuigan. There’ll also be a full programme of free talks and demos across the weekend. Book your tickets here.
Location: Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA. Nearest Station: Hoxton.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
A Good Feed Food Festival
Thursday 24th – Sunday 28th May. Free.
Another city, another food festival. This time it’s the very first instalment of Manchester’s ‘A Good Feed’. Heading to Sadler’s Yard, the four-day festival will be showcasing the best of Northern food culture, with events, talks, workshops, and some cracking restaurant quality street food.
The likes of Umezushi and the Pasta Factory will be serving dishes from stalls and there will also be special daily ‘Feeds’ centred around cooking with fire. For £10 a ticket, you’ll get to watch the masterclass and get served a portion of each dish the chef is serving.
Location: Sadler’s Yard, Redfern Street, M60 0AB.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
The Gin Festival
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May. £12.
The UK’s original and still biggest gin festival is making its way to Bristol this Friday and Saturday, and they’re bringing a stellar line-up of different gins along with them! As well as the opportunity to try a huge variety of juniper from all over the world, there’ll be masterclasses and talks throughout the event.
You can meet the distillers too, while also enjoying live music and tucking into some great street food. In should be noted that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bristol Gin Festival is now at Brunel’s Old Station and not at St George’s Hall as previously advertised. Get your tickets here.
Location: Brunel’s Old Station, Station Approach, BS1 6QH.
Things to Do This Weekend in Gloucester
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling 2018
Sunday 28th May. Free.
While you’ll almost certainly have heard of it, you might not be aware that this Bank Holiday Monday marks the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, otherwise known as the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Championships 2018. Yes, that’s the one where hundreds of people chuck themselves down a hill chasing after a wheel of cheese.
At the top of Cooper’s Hill, just outside Gloucester, a 9 lb round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down the hill as Joes and Janes start racing after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom wins said cheese. Speeds can reach up to 70 mph, so probably just watch if you’re nursing any injuries! It’s very informally organised, so just turn up.
Location: Cooper’s Hill, Gloucester. GL3 4SB..