Things to do this weekend, 14th – 16th August 2015

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After the excitement of the Ashes last week, during which local hero Stuart Broad took wicket after wicket as England romped to victory at Trent Bridge, you would be forgiven for assuming that Nottinghamshire surely can’t live up to that again this week. However, we guarantee that – yet again – we have plenty to keep you excited, as we bring you our top five things to do for the weekend ahead. If you’re on social media, like our Twitter and Facebook pages for even more inspiration.


Classic Thriller Season – Night Must Fall at The Theatre Royal

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good thriller to get the spine tingling and shivers coursing through the body. If you love to be on the edge of your seat throughout a performance, then the Classic Thriller Season at the Theatre Royal will be perfect for you.

This week’s performance, from 10th – 15th August is Night Must Fall – a production written by Emelyn Williams, which tells the story of Dan the bell boy and his lust for murder. Will he murder again or will someone intervene and ruin his plan? To find out show times and prices for Night Must Fall, please visit the Theatre Royal website.


Field School at King John’s Palace


Dig for history on a Field School with Mercian Archaeological Services

Mercian Archaeological Services are inviting people to get their hands dirty and join in the discovery of items from the past, as they dig at one of the most historic sites in the county. From 10th – 14th August, their Field School returns to the site of King John’s Palace and the team will be on hand to train you on the techniques of archaeological excavation.

Learn from the professionals and receive hands on training as you dig and hopefully find interesting artifacts buried beneath the soil that can help tell the story of the site from centuries ago. To contact the team at Mercian to book your place on the Field School, please visit their website.


Premier Sport Activity Courses for Kids at Sherwood Pines

If you’re looking for a way to keep the kids active this summer while they’re off school, then Sherwood Pines are hosting the perfect event to keep them outdoors so that they can burn off some steam. The Premier Sport Activity Courses for Kids at Sherwood Pines include a range of sports and activities for them to get involved in with kids their own age – so that they can be active and enjoy themselves.

As well as keeping fit and healthy, the course aims to improve on their communication skills and develop their self confidence at a young age. To find out more about the courses running at Sherwood Pines this summer, please click here.


Nottingham Food Festival at Wollaton Hall

Fine food and drink is high on the agenda of most people today, and with shows like the Great British Bake Off and Masterchef capturing the imagination, it’s no wonder that food and drink festivals have seen a resurgence. Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall hosts the Nottingham Food Festival this weekend, offering the public the opportunity to hear from special guests and watch live cookery demos from the cream of the crop.

With Nottingham’s own Sat Bains, as well as many more high profile chefs appearing throughout the 15th & 16th August, it’s set to be a real recipe for success. Find out more about the event by visiting the website including ticket prices and details on the schedule throughout the weekend.


Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse

Dig out your finest frock and heels as Southwell Racecourse hosts a day just for the ladies this weekend. Their ever popular Ladies Day returns with all the glitz and glamour you would expect of a day at the races!

There’s the chance to win prizes on the day and of course there’s a feast of live racing action, accompanied by live entertainment. The first race is at 2pm and the final action of the day takes place at 5.05pm. A variety of packages will be available, so make sure you book in advance to guarantee the perfect day at the races for you and your friends. To find out more about Ladies Day, visit the Southwell Racecourse website.

Posted on 10 August 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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