Things to do this weekend, 10-12 February 2012

Light-Night

We may have had snow coming in from Siberia this week, but with a whole host of events and things to do this weekend and throughout the February half term holidays in Nottinghamshire, we’ve got plenty to keep loved ones warm.

Tonight is Light Night in Nottingham. Head to the city centre from around 4pm and see some outstanding events taking place across the city. My pick of the festivities, include the LIVE festival at various pubs and bars, the image projections on The Council House and art market on Old Market Square.

Also top of the list this weekend, Nottingham City of Caves finally reopens after work done to the Broadmarsh Centre over the last six months. Welcome back old friend!

Head to the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall tomorrow for a behind the scenes Magic Lantern Tour of with Ezekial Bone. This is sure to be an entertaining tour and Ezekial is great fun.

Newark Air Museum opens the cockpits of its planes from Saturday right through the half term holidays. A great place to go for air enthusiasts and children of all ages.

At the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre in Eastwood, you’ll find the White Peacock exhibition looking at the author’s first novel and his passion for the local area. Includes photos of the locations used and excerpts from the book.

At Nottingham Contemporary on Sunday between 3pm and 5pm, you’ll see a special screening of The Specialist, a film about Adolf Eichmann – the main administrator of the Nazi death camps.

Sophest 2012 is an all day festival in aid of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation at Ye Olde Salutation Inn for Heavy Metal fans, acts appearing include Derision, Xerath and Romeo Must Die.

Throughout the weekend and half term at Thoresby Gallery are Kumi Middleton and Seth Marshall exhibitions. My recommendation is pop into the exceptional café afterwards for a coffee and a warm soft cheese and bacon bagel.

Valentines Themed Events

There’s a Valentines Love(ur)Heart Fayre at the pretty village of Collingham just outside Newark on Saturday beteen 10am and 1pm.

Head to Wollaton Hall on Saturday and Sunday for a Valentine’s Craft Fair and Market between 11am and 4pm.

There’s still chance to enter our LoveNotts competition to win a luxury weekend break with a back massage at Nottingham Belfry, an overnight stay at the four star Mercure Nottingham Hotel and dinner for two at Le Bistrot Pierre.

Visit our dedicated page for more Valentine’s Day in Nottingham ideas.

…And from Twitter

@Shonamorton – Why not blow off the cobwebs with a woodland walk? Almost 500 lovely woods in Notts to choose from.

@hoops120 – Another action packed weekend in Notts #lightnight, Swallows & Amazons, Billy Connolly, with OH’s birthday to fit in too.

@erinhuckle – Thinking of a visit to ancient oaks in Sherwood especially if they are covered in snow! #lovenotts

Posted on 10 February 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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