Things to do this weekend, 15 – 16 September

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Is that the sound of the weekend we hear calling? Not long now til the working week is over and the fun officially starts! To help get you inspired, we’ve pulled together a round-up of some of the top events in Nottinghamshire this weekend…

Feeling peckish? Head to Clumber Park for the Food Fair on Saturday and Sunday, to tantalize your taste buds with the very best of local produce and regional food. The Fair showcases producers within a 45 mile radius of Clumber Park. There will be a variety of stalls offering all sorts of delights, from local and regional cheeses, meats including bison and venison, to treats for those with a sweet tooth including pastries, tarts, chocolates and confectionary. Yum!

Culture cravers are spoilt for choice this weekend – don’t miss the Living In Silk exhibition at Nottingham Castle, which finishes on Sunday, and World Event Young Artists, which also comes to a close after 10 days, 1,000 artists and a myriad of exhibitions and performances across the city.

Also coming to a close this weekend is The Many Lives of DH Lawrence exhibition at Lakeside Arts Centre, which casts a fascinating light onto the life of this controversial Nottinghamshire author.

For a fresh air fix, head to Newark Air Museum and join an Aviation Amble – this easy one mile walk will explore the history of Winthorpe Airfield, and is taking place at 11am on Saturday. Also in Newark will be a talk by Sophia and Ross about their journey walking the length of the River Trent. Hear about their adventures so far on Saturday at 2pm in the Castle Grounds. In Nottingham on Saturday, join Robin Hood for a guided Robin Hood Town Tour around Nottingham, discovering the stories of the legend.

If you’ve had a busy week, then take some time to reflect and relax and the beautiful Lantern Lit Evenings at Pure Land Japanese Garden, tonight, Saturday and Sunday. Pure Land is the only place in Europe offering these very special lantern lit traditional Japanese evenings, and the gardens are beautiful beyond belief.

What are your plans for the weekend? Let us know via Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!

Posted on 14 September 2012
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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