Things To Do This Weekend: 10th -12th March
As the year gets in full swing, Nottingham is buzzing with things to do that are waiting for you to explore. We’ve handpicked a great selection of events, from live music and performance to historical talks and country living. Call your friends and get planning for a fabulous weekend in Nottinghamshire.
Baresca hosts some scintillating gypsy jazz in the Cellar Bar – the perfect way to follow up a night of delicious tapas and kickstart your weekend. With multi-instrumental Latin grooves to get your toes tapping, this is certainly the place to be dancing this Friday evening.
National Civil War Centre
Poet, philosopher, writer of prose romances, essayist, and playwright – 16th century Duchess of Newcastle Margaret Cavendish was truly a pioneer of her time. In this talk Dr Maureen Bell explores legacy of the life and works of this impressive woman, her life at Welbeck Abbey and how she built her fame in a time when women were to be seen and not heard.
The Nottdance festival takes over Nottingham this weekend with over 20 events throughout various venues such as Wollaton Hall, Lakeside Arts and Nottingham Contemporary. From performance and choreography to debate, drop ins and workshops, there is a rich programme to choose from with some exciting names visiting the city to share their art and knowledge. We recommend Close Distance in Wollaton Hall’s stunning prospect room which sheds light on the history of the house and its inhabitants in a way you will have never seen before.
Archery! Glassblowing! Ferret racing! Expert hamster handling! Roll up to the great outdoors this weekend at the Thoresby Country Show. Showcasing the professional world of falconry, horses, hounds and animal care this grand event lets you try out a multitude of crafts, take in fascinating talks, and appreciate the natural world.
The Palace Theatre
Join Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher’s flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service station and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted!