Things to do this weekend, 10-12 May 2013

Notts County Show 2

After the glorious weather of the bank holiday, we’re quickly back into another weekend and it seems as though the spring season is now in full flow. Here’s our round up of what to see and do.

The Nottinghamshire County Show takes place at Newark Showground with plenty to see and do. There’s everything from terrier racing, have-a-go dog agility and local produce, to show jumping and livestock shows. We’ll be there and look out for our FREE photo opportunity and your chance win a spa break for two.

Joseph Marcell in King Lear

Joseph Marcell in King Lear

King Lear is performed at Hodsock Priory on Friday 10 May by the award winning Globe Theatre company and stars Joseph Marcell who is best known as Geoffrey from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  The setting will be a real treat.

At the Theatre Royal, ballet lovers will be looking forward to the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first visit. Performances include music inspired by the late great Dave Brubeck and Noel Coward allowing the group to showcase their diverse talents.

It’s your last chance to catch the Game of Life exhibition at George Thornton Art on Flying Horse Walk Nottingham. The exhibion by MacKenzie Thorpe looks at the influence of football.

If you’re a keen gardener and have thought about all the effort that goes into the flowers on display around the city then Behind the Scenes of Nottingham in Bloom at Woodthorpe Grange Park on Saturday is for you.  As well as seeing how over half a million plants there’s fun for all the family.

You’ll be surprised at what is Made at Welbeck, there are over 15 artists and producers working in the Welbeck Village. Head on over on Saturday to meet food producers, explore artists studios, see demonstrations and more. Also at the Harley Gallery, you’ll find fast and furious, fascinating furniture making in the exhibition Ready, Steady, Bodge!

The Welbeck Estate

The Welbeck Estate

Opening this weekend are two fine art exhibitions at Nottingham Castle. Polly Binns and Anne Morrell, two leading figures of contemporary art textiles, show their work and you’ll also find a spotlight on jewellery from Pearls to Plastic.

For something different on Sunday morning, take a dawn chorus walk with Verdant Wildlife at Creswell Crags followed by a light breakfast at the centre. Tickets cost £7 and need to be booked in advance.

For an evening with a difference try Burlesque and Cabaret at the Glee Club. The show on Sunday evening features acts from around the world.

Good luck to Nottingham Rugby who play Bedford Blues in the Championship play-off semi final at Meadow Lane on Friday night.

For a full listing of this weekend’s events visit our website for more details.

Posted on 09 May 2013
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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