Things to do this weekend, 11th-13th October

New Art Exchange, Nottingham.

The rich variety of events taking place in Nottinghamshire doesn’t stop this coming weekend! There’s something to suit everyone and we’re here to provide you with a quick snapshot of what we’ve picked out as the highlights for this coming weekend. Keep reading and maybe a little inspiration will come your way!

Robin Hood Beer Festival at Nottingham Castle

Nottingham CAMRA’s annual Robin Hood Beer Festival parks up at Nottingham Castle again this year and is expected to be bigger than ever! With over 1,100 real ales and 220 real ciders on offer, anyone who loves their beverages will love this event. The festival set a world record last year with the wide variety of drinks available and this year the event is set to break its own world record! On top of the ales and ciders, local food stalls will be in attendance with some fine, fresh offerings to help soak up some of the beer. There will be live entertainment from the bandstand every day to add to the convivial atmosphere as the 2013 installment is promising to shape up as one of the most successful to date!

If you are lucky enough to get tickets then please tweet us @ExperienceNotts and remember to include our Twitter handle #lovenotts. We would love to hear what you think of this years event!

Indoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble Aviation Sale at Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum, one of the largest volunteer run aviation museums in the UK, hosts its Indoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble Aviation Sale on Saturday 12th October. As well as being able to see the fine exhibits the museum has to offer, you will also be able to look around the wide variety of stalls set up by members of the public and maybe bag yourself a few bargains. It is a truly unique take on the traditional ‘car boot’; perfect for any aviation enthusiast or bargain hunter!

Public admission is from 9am and admission is priced at £4.00 per person. Many sellers pack up around 1pm make sure you get there early!

Black History Month at New Art Exchange

For those of you who like your art with strong cultural and historic meaning behind it, the New Art Exchange is showcasing various events throughout October to mark Black History Month. This Friday 11th October sees a screening of Better Mus’ Come, a film telling the story of rebellion and revolution in Jamaica during the late 1970s. The events documented eventually led to the famous Green Bay Massacre. Of course the museum is open during the day and is exhibiting some fine artistic works as part of the month-long exhibit. Make a day of it and take in the many delights the gallery has to offer before attending the screening in the evening.

Admission to Better Mus’ Come is priced at £4.50 and runs between 7pm – 8.45pm.

Ghost Tour at The Galleries of Justice Museum

As we all know, October is the month when all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play and they don’t always wait until October 31st to make themselves known! The Galleries of Justice Museum was once named as one of the most haunted buildings in the Britain and the staff at the Galleries can’t wait to introduce you to some of its past inhabitants. Their Ghost Tours commence at 6pm every Friday night so why not make Friday 11th October a night to remember and get into the Halloween groove a bit early. But be warned, you attend at your own risk, with unexplained sounds and shocks a possibility.

Admission to the Ghost Tour £9.50 per person or £12.50 with a pre-tour drink. Call 0115 9520555 to pre-book your place.

Gina Yashere UK Tour 2013 at the Glee Club

One of the UK’s brightest comedians Gina Yashere stops off at Nottingham’s Glee Club on Sunday 13th October as part of her 2013 UK Tour. Gina has regularly featured on shows such as Mock the Week and brings a brand of comedy that has left the UK and American market asking for more. She broke onto the comedy scene in 1997 and has recently been a bit hit in the US with appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Lenno.

Advanced tickets are priced at £14 per person and doors open at 7pm. Click here for full details on the event and location.

Don’t forget there are plenty more events taking place across Nottinghamshire this weekend and these can all be found on our What’s On page.

Posted on 09 October 2013
Featured author: Tom

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

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