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

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We’ve picked out our weekly dose of top events for you again and as ever there’s a fantastic lineup ahead as we look forward to another packed weekend in Nottinghamshire. With live music, entertainment, guided tours and much more taking place, you certainly won’t struggle to find something to keep the family entertained. For more inspiration you can also visit our Twitter and Facebook pages. To join in the conversation with us, use the hashtag #lovenotts.

The Big Busk at various locations across Nottingham

After a hugely successful event in 2014, Nottingham once again celebrates the wide range of talent at its disposal with the return of The Big Busk. Taking place across the city, this event showcases some of the city’s best buskers and their talents to the public across various city centre venues.

The event takes place from 11am – 4pm and BBC Radio Nottingham will be broadcasting the event live on air. The finale of the day takes place at Trinity Square from 3.30pm with Johnny and the Raindrops entertaining the crowds. To find out more on the event, please visit the website.

Whodunnit? tour at the Galleries of Justice Museum

New for summer 2015, join this exciting actor led tour through the Galleries of Justice Museum and find out whodunnit! The Barnaby family are asking for your help as they try to solve the mystery surrounding Lord Barnaby’s death, find a missing gem and also discover who’s the killer before they escape!

Explore the cells and the jail below the Galleries of Justice, gather clues and evidence, enter the old courtroom and most importantly, help this Victorian family get to the bottom of the mystery! For more information on how to book onto this latest tour, please visit the website.

Outdoor Theatre at Wollaton Hall

We love this time of year for many reasons in Nottinghamshire, but not more than the promise of fantastic outdoor theatre productions at some of the country’s finest heritage attractions. This week, Wollaton Hall hosts an outdoor production of The Three Musketeers live within its grounds and in front of the stunning backdrop of Wollaton Hall.

It’s a story that has been recreated many times on stage and screen always proving popular with audiences young and old. Follow the tale of D’Artagnan’s plight to join the King’s Musketeers within the setting of 17th century France. For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall website.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong at The Theatre Royal

Some of you might already know that the story of Peter Pan originates in Nottingham with writer J.M. Barrie taking inspiration for his story from Nottingham and its Arboretum. From 6th – 11th July, Peter Pan Goes Wrong delivers the famous fairy tale to the stage of Nottingham’s Theatre Royal but as you might gather from the title, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!

Follow the story of a group of accident prone thespians as they attempt to perform the tale but with hilarious consequences! Visit the Theatre Royal box office to purchase tickets or visit the website for more information.

Family Fun Day at Southwell Racecourse

The popular family fun day returns to Southwell Racecourse this weekend with plenty of activities and live racing action to keep everyone entertained. This year, the live music will be performed by none other than winners of Britain’s Got Talent 2014, Collabro!

Peppa Pig will also be making appearances throughout the afternoon to entertain the little ones alongside fairground rides and attractions. To find out more on the event and for more details on how to purchase tickets, please visit the website.


Posted on 06 July 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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