Things to do this weekend, 10th – 12th April 2015


For many of you the Easter Holidays are still in full swing, and there are still plenty of events to keep the younger members of the family entertained this week. Visit our Easter Holidays page to see what’s on across Nottinghamshire. For those of you who are working all week but have the weekend free, here’s our roundup for the 10th – 12th April. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for even more ideas and inspiration this weekend.

CBeebies Live! Mr Tumble’s Circus at The Capital FM Arena

He’s popular with the current generation of young kids and this Friday, Mr Tumble brings his circus to Nottingham as CBeebies live takes over the Capital FM Arena for two exciting live shows.

With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, thrills, spills and more, Mr Tumble’s Circus will bring well-known characters from the world of childrens TV to the circus in a show that’s guaranteed to keep the kids entertained.

Tickets are still on sale for both the 1:30pm and 4:45 pm shows so visit the Capital FM Arena website for more details on how to book.

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair at Newark Showground

It’s the largest event of its kind in Europe and enjoyed by locals and people from across the UK and further afield. This Thursday and Friday, the Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair returns to Newark Showground along with the many stall holders and curious items that help to make it one of the most unique events anywhere in Europe.

With up to 2,500 stands on this 84 acre site, thousands of dealers and members of the public flock to the fair regularly and this Friday will be no different as people look to find a bargain and sniff out those rare and collectible items for their own collections.

For more information on the event, please visit the official website.

Acting Out Festival at Nottingham Contemporary

The Acting Out festival takes place at various venues across Nottingham from the 8th – download14th April, but makes a stop at the Nottingham Contemporary on Friday.

With the use of dance, music, exhibitions, discussions and more, Acting Out looks at the subject of mental health and how we can understand it better. The festival is staged in collaboration with the University of the Arts, London and supported by Arts Council England.

For more details, please visit the Nottingham Contemporary website.

Selections From The ‘Five Year Diary’ (1982 – 1994) at Broadway Cinema

Anne Charlotte Robertson’s Five Year Diary is one of the most striking examples of diary film making to-date and it’s being explored at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema this weekend as part of the Acting Out Festival.

Anne Charlotte Robertson battled demons such as depression and paranoia and her diaries document the many twists and turns along the way.

This exclusive event will give you the chance to hear from Barbara Rodriquez Muñoz (Curator of Welcome Trust, London and Associate Curator, Acting Out Nottingham) and Benjamin Cook (Director at LUX). For more information on this event as well as ticket details, please visit the Broadway Cinema website.

Caribbean Family Fun Day at Stonebridge City Farm

Join the team at Stonebridge City Farm for a Caribbean Family Fun Day on Saturday for a day crammed with lots of activities and family fun.

There will be the opportunity for to meet the animals on the farm, get your face painted, take part in crafty activities and much more. The event is to support the opening of the new SKN Heritage Museum in Nottingham.

To find out more, and to book your tickets for the family fun day, please click here.

Posted on 07 April 2015
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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