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

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There’s one day this week you certainly don’t want to forget –  Mother’s Day on Sunday 15th March. Of course we have plenty of ideas and inspiration so visit our blog to find out more. As for the rest of the weekend, well yet again Nottinghamshire continues to deliver brilliant events and you’ll be hard pushed to find a better place to visit. So take a few minutes out of your day and find inspiration for the coming weekend. You also can keep up to date with all Nottinghamshire events on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

48 Hours of Fashion at Old Market Square

48 Hours of Fashion returns Nottingham on Friday and Saturday, with a host of events taking place in Old Market Square.

Retailers will be putting their best pieces on the catwalk this weekend to whet the appetite for the Spring /Summer collections. There will be choreographed performances as well as masterclasses for you to enjoy. The shows are free to attend and there’s also a fantastic new centre piece for 2015 – a 360 degree catwalk!

For more details on the event visit the It’s In Nottingham website.

Em-Con 2015 at the Capital FM Arena

With a host of big names on the programme, we’re delighted to see that the East Midlands Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention returns this year to Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena on Saturday.

Fans of TV series such as Dr Who and Red Dwarf will be well catered for as well as many more popular TV series. The entire cast of Red Dwarf will be reunited this weekend at the event so its the perfect chance to meet and greet your idols. There will also be guests in attendance from blockbuster movies such as Star Wars and The Hobbit!

If you’re a fan of anything Sci-Fi or fantasy related, this really is the event for you. For more event and ticket information visit the Capital FM Arena website or the Em-Con website.

Natural History Museum comes to Creswell Crags

In a rare opportunity, artifacts from the Natural History Museum will be coming to Natural History 3Nottinghamshire in an exhibition exploring Humans in ancient Britain. Running until 7th June, this is a perfect exhibition to capture young minds and to shed light on the story of the human race from neanderthals, all the way to modern humans in the UK.

Some of the items in the exhibition date back thousands of years, with one piece said to originate from 400,000 years ago. This exhibition complements Creswell Crags perfectly, with its rare examples of Ice Age Cave Art and strong links to the times of the cave men.

For more information on this exhibition, which starts on the 14th March, please visit the Creswell Crags website.

BIG Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Weekend at Southwell Racecourse

This weekend, browse up to 150 stalls at Southwell Racecourse for the brand new BIG Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Weekend. Traders will be set up both in the grandstand and in the outdoor gardens and there will be a vast array of items on sale to the public.

Whether you have a weakness for rare antiques and collectibles or you’re a lover of all things vintage, there’s something for everyone at this event.

For more information on the event, please visit the website.

Aled Jones at Newark Palace Theatre

He’s a man of many talents, and this weekend, Aled Jones comes to the Newark Palace Theatre to entertain and recount stories from his time in the public eye.

With contributions from many talented musicians, Aled’s show will offer some brilliant performances, and he will also shed light on a 27 year career that’s seen him dabble in music, presenting, writing and much more. He’s now a regular Sunday morning presenter on Classic FM and has been appearing on ITV’s Daybreak for the past year. He’s a character who is loved by many so this is a rare opportunity to learn more about the man himself and also hear him perform live in an up-close-and-personal show.

For more details, please visit the Newark Palace Theatre website.

Posted on 09 March 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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