Things To Do This Weekend : 16th – 18th June
The forecast is looking bright for the coming weekend in Nottingham, and there’s a lovely diverse selection of events and things to do to keep you entertained, including live music, food, science and vintage air crafts!
If you’re going to be treating your dad to a special Father’s Day outing, we have rounded up some of the best events and offers here to make it special and still save you some pennies. Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share what you’ve got up to in Nottingham!
The curious minded will love this fun and educational event at University of Nottingham this weekend, which promises to pique curiosity and answer some of life’s more unusual and complex questions! As University park is transformed into a land of discovery and adventure, get inspired and patch the holes in your knowledge with experiments, activities, workshops, games, trails and puzzles to get involved in.
There is little need to fork out and travel to music festivals when there are some great events like Newark Festival on your doorstep. While the Friday offers up some tributes to awesome bands such as Oasish and Stereotronics, it is the Saturday which is the highlight of the weekend. A nostalgia trip is promised as the reggae legends UB40 headline, with support from The Original Wailers and Level 42. The Sunday sees a free day of family fun throughout the festival, rounded off by the brilliant annual fireworks display.
Read our interview with Mark King of Level 42 here!
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
Aviation addicts and cockpiteers congregate at New Air Museum this weekend for their annual Cockpit Fest. Attracting visitors from around the country, and further afield from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the show is one of the UK’s prime aviation events. Along with their regular in house cockpits, aircraft interiors and museum area, the show brings in almost 20 visiting guest displays and runs alongside the regular Aerojumble Sale, meaning there will be much more to see for returning visitors.
Those with a taste for delicious food (and that is pretty much anyone!) or a penchant for cooking will enjoy filling their chops at Foodie Fest 2017. With numerous contributors coming along to show off their artisan wares, sell local produce, share ideas and tips for culinary mastery, and provide insightful demonstrations, you’re bound to come away enthused to get in the kitchen yourself. Of course there will be lots of vendors serving a diverse range of scrumptious cuisines to try on the day too, so come along on an empty stomach and you’re sure to leave satiated and inspired.
Fans of live music and anyone looking for a good dance this weekend should check out The Maze on Mansfield Road for local band Unknown Era’s birthday gig. This nine-piece multi-instrumental gang of talented party people not only know how to write some cracking songs, but they also put on a brilliantly infectious show that will entice even the most stubborn to skank along. A fusion of reggae, funk, hip hop, ska and soul, their politically aware lyrics switch between powerful, dulcet vocals to an urban commentary on living young and free in Nottingham.