Things to do this weekend, 10th – 12th October 2014

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We’re well and truly in Autumn now, with the magnificent spectacle of the trees changing the colour of their foliage, the turn of the weather to crisp cold mornings and long dark nights, and our attentions changing from cool summer drinks to relieve the heat to warm beverages and piping hot snacks to thaw the senses. Luckily here in Nottinghamshire, we’re able to keep you busy through the cold months and make enjoying the outside elements more fun than anywhere else!


Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival at Nottingham Castle

The annual Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival returns this week with more beers and ciders on offer to the public than ever before! The offering is rich and full bodied, enough to entice any lover of a tasty beverage to the grounds of Nottingham Castle. With over 650 cask beers on offer for the public to try, and much more over the course of the weekend including fine foods and live entertainment, it’s no wonder the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival is now world renowned as one of the finest beer festivals you can ever wish to find.

The festival offers visitors the largest selection of draught cask conditioned beers Beer & Cider Fest 2014anywhere in the world, as well as over 200 real ciders, guaranteeing more choice than you can comprehend as you taste your way around some of the most reputable breweries on the market today. Lose yourself in the location as Nottingham Castle provides the perfect backdrop for such an event. The festival draws in beer and cider lovers from all over the county as well as the UK and the world.

For more information on the event including tickets availability and how you can purchase your tickets, please click here.


Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair at Newark Showground

The world famous events keep on coming this week as Nottinghamshire taps into another area of intrigue that it’s well known for. The town of Newark is famous for its role in the English Civil War and its tradition as a market town. It’s also known the world over for hosting the International Antiques & Collectors Fair – the largest event of its kind in Europe!

Lovers of a bargain as well as rarities that could fetch a pretty penny at auction, regularly flock to Newark’s Antiques fair to sniff out historical items and collectibles. Hosted at Newark Showground, the fair has been a mainstay in Nottinghamshire for many years. With over 2,500 stalls to browse on an 84 acre site, it’s hard to see how you wouldn’t be able to find something that takes your fancy right here in Newark.

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


For Services Rendered at The Lace Market Theatre

Nottingham’s Lace Market Theatre is fantastic at offering the city the latest plays and productions from up-and-coming performers and producers, and this week is no different with the arrival of ‘For Services Rendered’.

You’re transported back to the 1930’s this week, to the home of the Ardsley family, who love to entertain their friends with the prospect of civilised days and evenings drinking tea and playing tennis. However, all is not as it seems as what appears to be a simple drawing room play, rapidly gets turned on its head with a series of climaxes that will leave audiences surprised and wanting to discover the revelations that follow.

To find out dates and times for ‘For Servies Rendered’ as well as links to purchase tickets, please click here. Tickets are still available for performances of For Services Rendered. Please note this information was correct at time of publication.

All Hail The Ale Festival at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

England’s oldest inn is hosting a beer festival of its own this week, as they bring back their annual All Hail The Ale Festival this October. The inn, which dates back to the 12th century, holds centuries of history and secrets within its walls and caves beneath, so there really is nowhere better to visit in order to celebrate some of the tastiest brews on sale in Nottingham!

This years festival will showcase the Nottingham Brewery Range, as well as ales and beers from several other top local breweries. It will be a truly local experience, showcasing the very best the local breweries have to offer you. You never know, you might just discover a taste for something new! While you’re there, be sure to learn more about Ye Olde Trip and its gruesome past.

For more information on the Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem as well as the All Hail The Ale Festival, please visit the Olde Trip website.


Vintage Fayre at Trinity Square

Nottingham’s Trinity Square has recently undergone a significant development and is once again open for business. To celebrate the re-launch of this iconic space, a series of locally flavoured events are coming to the area and you’re invited to come along and see what’s happening for yourself!

This weekend, lose yourself in a world of vintage for the Trinity Square Vintage Fayre. It’s the first of a series of vintage markets being held in the square, and is set up by local business Vintage To A Tea. Browse stalls carrying many vintage items from the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s, ranging from clothing and jewellery to books. Enjoy music and lose yourself in the atmosphere at Nottingham’s exciting new space for socialising and entertainment!

To find out more on the Vintage Fayre as well as what else is happening at Trinity Square, please click here.


Remember, there are plenty more events taking place across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this weekend. Make sure you visit our What’s On page to see what else is happening.

Posted on 06 October 2014
Featured author: Tom

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

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