Things to do this weekend 15th – 17th February

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This weekend is the weekend of love, so to help you extend your Valentine’s Day celebrations, we’ve selected a few events for you and your loved ones… enjoy!

The Festival of Words has some wonderful romantic events for you and your partner to share. Love Laces is a sequence of very short plays about love, in its many forms and intricacies that will take place all over the city during the week of 11-15 February. Head to Gannets Bistro in Newark on the 15, where couples can enjoy an evening of delicious food complemented by poetry readings, with the theme of Love and Lace.

Take a walk with your loved one, hand in hand, through 5 acres of Snowdrops-covered woodland before sopping by the brand new Snowdrop Village. The under-canvas village is home to a luxury tea room, gift shop and plant sale. The picturesque stately home also happens to be a wedding venue and the courtyard hosts a five star accommodation.

Enjoy a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance on Saturday at the Welbeck Hotel, with romantic background music and a four-course meal. This will be followed by a DJ promising hits to get you dancing!

This weekend sees a Festival of Middle Eastern Art and Culture at the New Art Exchange with events taking place from Friday to Sunday with guest speakers and delicious cuisine.

For hysterical comedy, amazing impersonations and unbelievable costumes, head to the Nottingham Arts Theatre on Friday and Saturday night to see the Fabulous Ceri Dupree Show! You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Gaga, Björk and even the Queen!

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to learn something new? Fan of Boon? If so, how about trying your hand at the Introduction to Writing TV Drama course with a freelance writer and director on many popular television dramas such as Casualty and Lovejoy. Jim Hill was the creator of Boon and now wants to demonstrate to you practical steps towards an original first draft script! Head to Broadway Cinema on Saturday for this amazing opportunity.

There is a chance to get an informative look at the textile industry in Nottingham with Slums, Hardship and Hosiery, from the social conditions it created to the people who worked in the industry at Wollaton Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Booking is essential.

After the success of Chocolateria Hysteria and Acting on Instinct, writer and director Rachael Pennell turns to Nottingham’s infamous poet Lord Byron, lamenting his predicament as an impoverished lord possessed of an immense talent and an even more immense capacity for love and lust in Byron Beloved. This is at Thrumpton Hall on Sunday, don’t miss it.

Please remember if you do venture out in Nottinghamshire this weekend (or at any time!) please share your pictures and experiences with us on our Twitter page or Facebook Page

Posted on 13 February 2013
Featured author: Erin

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

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