Things to do this weekend, 13-14 August 2013

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With summer in full bloom it would be a waste to miss some exciting events that are waiting to be discovered. We’re here to guide you straight to all of them and prevent the weekend boredom. Take a peek into what we have prepared for you and make sure to look for more inspiration on our What’s on page.

Robin Hood Festival

Just a quick reminder for those of you who still haven’t met Robin Hood, there’s still time! We are currently celebrating the Robin Hood Festival and there is a possibility to actually meet the legend face to face! Time is ticking as Robin is heading back to his hideout at The Sherwood Forest after 11th of August, so don’t miss your chance to say hello. Apart from seeing Robin, there are a handful of events waiting there for you to enjoy. We’ve already paid a visit and spoke to the legend so now it’s your turn.

999 Emergency Services Day

This Sunday 11th August, Newstead Abbey, the home to Lord Byron, will host the 999 Emergency Services Day.  The historic setting of Newstead Abbey will play host to some of the county’s most modern and impressive emergency response vehicles and equipment. Among the attractions will be a RAF Sea King helicopter rescue display, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, NFRS fire engines, specialist rescue unit and aerial ladder platform, police vehicles including motorcycles, dive unit and ‘wrapped’ car, police dog unit display and much more. The event runs from 10am until 4pm. Car parking costs £6 per car and entry to the Abbey is £1 on the day.

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We are proud to announce that this weekend 10th – 11th of August, the Patchings Art Centre celebrates its 25th anniversary! It’s a great cause to celebrate, so come over to the Patchings Art Centre and enjoy the joyful anniversary atmosphere. Highlights include the unveiling of the new ‘art time line walk’ plus a chance to be creative, the open air picnic concert featuring the Nottingham Concert Band, music from the Proms and much more. Get involved in the celebration.

QUIZ NIGHT – Sunday 11th August

This Sunday 11th of August marks the start of monthly Sunday Quiz Nights at The Sanctuary. The entry is £2 per person and teams of up to six people can win great prizes! If you fancy some Sunday night fun with a good competition, take a group of friends and come along. We advise booking your team in advance as there may be quite a few teams booked already. See you at The Sanctuary Bar and Restaurant!

Nottingham Food & Drink FortnightNottinghambanner

Since there are only ten days left till the end of the Nottingham Food & Drink Fortnight, we would like to remind all of you about the amazing opportunity to dine out with some special discounts prepared for you by the restaurants.  If you have trouble deciding on which restaurant to visit, then here is the link to the ones that are taking part in the festival. The Nottingham Food and Drink Fortnight runs only until Saturday 17th August.  Have a lovely evening with friends and family and treat yourself.


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Posted on 07 August 2013
Featured author: Kinga

Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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