Things to do this weekend, 16-18 September 2011
You would think that two weeks in to a new school term there would hardly be anything on and we’d all have to mull around as the grind of school and work continues next week. This weekend in Nottinghamshire there’s more things to do than I can remember blogging about for a long while.
With fantastic activities and events taking place get out and have some fun this weekend, there’s load of really quality stuff going on:
DH Lawrence Festival, Durban House, Eastwood – one of history’s most controversial novelists is celebrated in his home town of Eastwood. Find out how a boy in a mining town grew up to write Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Rainbow.
The Ashes, Nottingham Playhouse & Nottingham Playhouse Open Day – heroes don’t come much bigger and better than Harold Larwood, the inspirational fast bowler from Nottinghamshire that took on Donald Bradman’s Aussies in the infamous Bodyline Series. After winning the series, captain Douglas Jardine disowned the aggressive bowling tactics making Larwood a scapegoat for the controversy. This new play talks of this intriguing time and Larwood’s involvement.
Nottingham Playhouse is also open to the public on 17 September for a FREE behind the scenes look at this well renowned theatre. There’s lots of activities too, including face painting and rehearsals to get the whole family involved, so pop along.
Thoresby Cultural Festival, Thoresby Hall Riding Stables – An exciting new venture on the Thoresby Estate and this weekend has some super performances. Tonight is A Night of English Fantasia featuring music from Vaughn Williams (among others) and tomorrow you’ll find Two Brothers and One World Cup – straight from the Edinburgh Festival. The weekend activities finish off with Burlington Jazz in the Riding Hall on Sunday.
Clumber Park Food Fair, Clumber Park 17-18 September – an absolute treat, Clumber’s Stableyard will have it’s own food market for you to try and buy lots of local produce. An exciting option!
A Conversation between Trees, Rufford Abbey – Discover a journey through 150 years of Sherwood Forest and how climate change has affected not just Sherwood but Brazil too. Using environmental sensors in tree canopies in Sherwood Forest and Brazil, you’ll learn about the invisible forces at play.
Batman Live, 14-18 September, Nottingham Arena – For the first time in history, DC Comics have an official, all action live performance of the world’s favourite superhero. This on stage action adventure has been getting rave reviews.
Nottingham Fine Food Market – Old Market Square once again hosts a great local produce market. A lovely addition to the city’s shopping offer and gives a really good atmosphere.
Show Me the Funny, Live! – If like me, you’ve been intrigued by this TV show which seems to combine The Apprentice and the X Factor in a comedy backdrop, then you’ll be pleased to know the top three performers are at Nottingham Playhouse on Sunday from 8pm.
Retford Craft Market, Sunday 18 September – with over 30 stalls offering hand crafted items from local craftsmen and women, this is an excellent day out with children’s entertainment too.
WOW AND THAT’S NOT EVERYTHING EITHER!! Pop along to our What’s On page for more Nottingham events and things to do this weekend.