Things to do this weekend, 13th – 15th February 2015

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2015 has already served up some great events and moments so far. Nottinghamshire is getting a bit weak at the knees this coming weekend as Valentines Day fast approaches. We have some great events that are perfect to share with that special someone in your life and you can find a round-up of these in our Valentines blog or by visiting our Valentines Day page. Away from the romance, there is of course plenty more to enjoy, so here’s a quick roundup of our five top picks from the 13th – 15th February. For more events and things to do, please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Hucknall Beer Festival

Those who love their beers and real ales will not want to miss the annual Hucknall Beer Festival, hosted at the John Godber Centre this Friday to Sunday. Among the many names available to sample, local brewery Lincoln Green Brewery will be showcasing their range of fine beers to the public.

All beers are available as 1/3 and 1/2 pint measures, with a token system in place for the purchase of drinks. Tokens are priced at 50p each.

Entry to the festival in the daytime (until 5pm), is completely free and entry after 5pm on the Friday and Saturday will be £2 (£1.50 for CAMRA members). For more information, please visit the official website for the festival.


The Final Judgement at The Galleries of Justice Museum

The Galleries of Justice Museum are hosting a special actor led tour this February half-term to offer visitors the chance to learn more about the history of the old county gaol and gain an insight into the final few days of its existence.

Few people know why or when the final hanging took place and what happened to the final few prisoners at Nottingham’s home of crime and punishment, so The Final Judgement is your chance to see those final few days for yourselves. Explore five floors of heritage and discover the life and times of characters from the time and their experiences as you meet them all along your journey. This tour is suitable for all ages and is great entertainment for the whole family!

For more information, please visit the Galleries of Justice Museum website.


Animals Take To The Catwalk at The Tropical Butterfly House (South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ)

Get up-close and personal with a variety of animals at the Tropical Butterfly House and tropical_butterfly_house_-210learn some of their best kept secrets this February half-term. A selection of the most exuberant characters including meerkats, lemurs, snakes, owls and otters will be on show to the public and rare close encounters with these beautiful creatures will be a feature of the days.

Including animal and bird shows and brightly dressed presenters, the week long event will offer great entertainment for the family and an opportunity to learn more about the animals at the park. You can take part in a quiz trail with the chance to win prizes, as well as craft activities for the little ones.

For more information, please visit the Tropical Butterfly House website.


Paupers, Petticoats and Pinafores Exhibition at The Workhouse

The Workhouse is the most complete attraction of its kind and visitors now have the opportunity to learn more about what the paupers wore in the workhouses at a new exhibition which runs from 14th February until 1st November 2015 entitled Paupers, Petticoats and Pinafores.

This exhibition focuses on female pauper costumes from the 19th century and the incredible detail and hard work that went into their dress code in the Workhouse.

For more information on this exhibition as well as all other events taking place at the Workhouse in 2015, please visit their website.


The Harley Open Exhibition at The Harley Gallery

The Harley Gallery’s Open Exhibition returns in 2015 to showcase the works of artists from far and wide, from local talent to national names, from novice to professional – all are welcome to enter and join the competition.

The exhibition is free to enter, and a special prize giving event takes place on the 14th February from 1pm – 3pm. The party celebrates the opening of the exhibition and help to discover the prizewinning artworks.

For more information on this exhibition, as well as all up-and-coming exhibitions at the Harley Gallery, please visit the website.

Posted on 09 February 2015
Featured author: Tom

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

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