Things to do this weekend, 06-07 July 2013

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The first weekend of July is finally here! Well, almost. As always we prepared ourselves earlier to bring you a basket full of goodies to dip into before the weekend arrives. Make sure to browse through them and let us know whether you found something that suits your taste. The full list of events can be found via our What’s on page.

VU Orchestra performance at the Albert Hallvu-orkest1

For orchestra music enthusiasts we recommend a performance of the VU Orchestra. It’s the most successful student orchestra in the Netherlands consisting of approximately 90 enthusiastic students who combine their studies at the university with playing music on a high level. The performance takes place on 6thh June at the Albert Hall, Nottingham.

The Tempest

Shakespeare lovers please gather round. We herby announce that you will have a chance to enjoy The tempest performed by The Clumber Players at the open air classical theatre in Clumber Park. The performances start on 3rd June and the last chance to see the play is on 6th June. Don’t miss it!

Big Swim

Tackle a 1500m, 3000m or even ‘go for it’ 5000m open water lake swim at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham. Whether you’re a novice, experienced open water swimmer or Olympic athlete, this event is a fun challenge that will also help raise money for Cancer Research. It’s a good cause and a chance to have a fun day out this Satrurday with family and friends.

The Earl of Chesterfield Beer Festivalbeer

There is nothing better to celebrate than a noble beverage. Let’s have a beer celebration together at a festival! Yes, that’s right ladies and gentleman The Earl of Chesterfield Beer Festival officially opens on Friday 5th June and just for you lasts for the whole weekend. You really don’t want to miss it!

Nottingham’s Military Heritage Exhibition

To celebrate Nottingham hosting the Armed Forces Day national event
2013, visit a brand new exhibitionexploring Nottingham’s Military Heritage. Visitors will be able to glimpse into Nottingham’s military past from the 15th century to the present day. It’s an unbelievable opportunity to see this magnificent collection. Such a chance might not repeat itself anytime soon so don’t think twice.

Laxton Gymkhana & Dog Showdogssmall

The Lacton Gymkhana & Dog Show is an annual event becoming more and more popular each year. The venue includes Laxton Charity Dog Show and gymkhana events. There will be a chance to trade, enjoy stands, have a go at archery and relax with refreshments. Don’t
let us tempt you any longer and be sure to pop in this Saturday 6th June. Everyone is welcome with or without a dog.

In the Footsteps of Robin Hood

The legend of Robin Hood is more alive now than ever. The proof is countless events taking place in Notts. One of them is In the Footsteps of Robin Hood which is a guided walk among the greenery of Sherwood Forest. Return to the year 1248 with Robert of Wentbridge and hear tales of Robin Hood as he wanders through the forest.

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Posted on 03 July 2013
Featured author: Kinga

Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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