Things to do this weekend, 11-13 May 2012

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This weekend is a special weekend for Nottinghamshire. There’s the 160 Anniversary of Nottingham Arboretum and the Newark and Notts County Show. So we’ll start with these events for something to do:

On Sunday 13 May there are celebrations for the 160th anniversary of Nottingham Arboretum with free entry and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Starting tomorrow (Saturday 12 May) the Newark and Notts County Show takes place at Newark Showground with lots things to see and do. You’ll find an Xtreme Trails Display Team, show jumping, sheep racing, forestry area, antique village and a food hall among the attractions.

Over the weekend there’s the chance to see a musical version of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Musicworks at Nottingham Playhouse. This production is a world premiere based on the book written by Alan Sillitoe.

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb… is at Clumber Park and you will be able to see some of the 100 different varieties in its Walled Kitchen Garden on Saturday and Sunday. If you like the taste of this plant (is it a fruit or a vegetable?) then head to the Rhubarb Jamboree.

If there are tickets still available, there’s the chance to see the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform scores by John Williams, the composer behind some of the great movie themes of all time. Includes STAR WARS, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and much more.

Nottingham ArboretumDon’t forget that it’s National Bike month, so head off to Clumber Park or Sherwood Pines for some awesome off road cycling experiences that are perfect for all the family.

And from Twitter…

From @cyclingbride: Off to watch @SNASMthemusical @SkyMirror on Saturday night and then heading eastwards on Sunday for a bike ride #lovenotts

From @UoNArts: Nottingham in Bloom followed by archaeology dig & BBQ at Hearty Goodfellow Southwell

From @erinhuckle: Off to Newark & Notts County Show tomorrow, then hoping for sunshine on Sunday for a visit to @AttenboroughNR. Can’t wait!

Posted on 11 May 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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