Things To Do in Nottingham : 12th – 14th May


The weekend has passed, but another soon appears on the horizon! Whatever the weather, there are some fab events around the county to get stuck into. Have a look at our top picks below, click through to find out more or browse our What’s On page for ideas of where to get out and about this weekend. If you want to connect online get in touch via Twitter, or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share what you’re up to in Nottingham!

Mad Science at Twinlakes Family Theme Park


Saturday 13th May

Wacky rides, water slides, playzones, animal experiences, skating, bouncing and boating are just a few of the brilliant attractions at awesome and family theme park Twinlakes, but this weekend they’re bringing something even more special. Educational organisation Mad Science will be taking over The Hub on Saturday with scientific workshops, performances, fun and games that will amaze and entertain both you and the children. Make slime, cook up candy floss and get involved in science based activities. Whatever the weather there are bundles of things to do at Twinlakes, and a fantastic day out for the family.

O No! at Nottingham Playhouse

Saturday 13th May

Those who enjoy absurd humour, the ridiculous side of avant-garde art and 1970s counter culture will enjoy this comical performance. Following a good dose of hype after its showing at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 actor, director and ‘clown doctor’ Jamie Wood is taking O No! on tour throughout the UK. Described as a’ psychedelic ride’, and a ‘wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying the Beatles’ O No! follows Yoko Ono’s instructive guide for artists, whatever surreal twist they take, and asks if there are still things we can learn from the hippies.

RSMA at Patchings – Celebrating the Sea at Patchings Art Centre

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 Saturday 13th May – 25th June

The quaint and picturesque Patchings Art Centre has been in action for an impressive 23 years, and still going strong through the dedication of their team and members, this weekend they have two brand new exhibitions opening. Chosen as the venue for RSMA’s 2017 out of London exhibition, the centre will feature a variety of art by the country’s leading marine artists. Also opening is The Artist’s Way on Show, displaying art inspired by the development and careful curation of the landscape around the centre, including the ‘Monet Bridge Landscape’.

Worbey & Farrell – The Palace Theatre


Friday 12th May 2017, 7.30pm

A spot of musical comedy is often bound to slap a grin on one’s face, and this pair are some of the best in the game. Another Edinburgh festival gem, they racked up 5 star reviews and sell out shows during their last stint. A simple format of two fellas and a piano, this diverse performance showcases their brilliant talent and wit, and features their award winning interpretation of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.


Living History Day at Sherwood Forest Country Park

RHFestival 2003 3Saturday 13 May 2017 from 11am – 4pm

A day to prove that history ain’t just for books and classrooms – sometimes it can come alive before your very eyes! Visit the shady pines of Sherwood Forest Country Park this weekend and travel back into a medieval era town. See how local people lived, worked and entertained themselves, including soldier training with bills and bows!

Posted on 09 May 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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