Things to do this weekend, 13-15 July 2012

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After the downpours of the last couple of weeks, the weather seems to be picking up again and the forecast for this weekend is much milder. There are plenty of things to do in Nottinghamshire this weekend and we’ll start with today, Friday 13 and some strange goings on…

If you’re into the paranormal, you’ll find a ghost hunt in Sherwood Forest and at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Two quite spooky locations, Ye Olde Trip displays a cursed galleon whilst the gnarled, decaying oaks in Sherwood Forest create a haunting atmosphere. 

The 2012 Mela Fest is a celebration of the Asian community in Nottinghamshire and this weekend it will be launched at New Art Exchange back near its traditional home at the Forest recreation ground. Get set for film, debate live music, dance, theatre and art workshops in the colourful, spectacular Asian way.

The beautiful interior of Papplewick Pumping Station

Next weekend sees the release of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Wollaton Hall features as Wayne Manor in the film but you can get up close and personal with bats in Sherwood Forest with a Bat Walk tomorrow evening.

We all seem cycling mad at the moment and you don’t need to go to the Tour de France to see it either. E.On  are supporting a big cycling festival including the Great Notts Bike Ride and Cycle Live in Nottingham. Catch Cycle Live in Nottingham from today and the Great Notts Bike Ride from Victoria Embankment at 9am on Sunday.

The brilliant Shakespeare play Henry V is performed at Newstead Abbey by the internationally acclaimed Illyria theatre company as the Outdoor Theatre season continues tonight and tomorrow.

The powerhouse that is Papplewick Pumping Station will be in steam this weekend and for anyone with an interest in our Victorian heritage or steam engines, this is a must see. It’s one of only eight weekend dates this year when it will be in working action.

Starting tonight and staying with us through until August 11, Grandpa in my Pocket is live at Nottingham Playhouse. A firm favourite for many children, this CBEEBIES regular is surely going to be a hit.

If you’re up to anything different this weekend, we’d love to hear from you, contact us on Facebook at LoveNotts or via Twitter @ExperienceNotts.

Posted on 13 July 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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