Things to do this weekend, 16th – 18th May 2014

Ann et Vin

We’re yet again spoilt for choice this weekend with the broad range of events taking place across the city and county. Take a quick read through our five picks for this weekend and try something new in Nottinghamshire.

Museums at Night at various venues

Experience Nottinghamshire’s Museums as you’ve never experienced them before! For one weekend only, a selection of the city and counties places of historical interest are opening their doors after-hours for special night time viewings and events.

Hosted by Culture24, Museum at Night is a chance for museums, heritage sites and galleries to showcase themselves at night, with special events and exhibitions laid on for the public for a truly unique experience. The Nottinghamshire sites taking part in the event in 2014 are:

More information on all these events can also be found on Culture24’s website.

Jazz et Vin at Ann et Vin

If you enjoy fine wine and live jazz music then you’re in for a real treat at Ann et Vin this weekend. Situated in the charming market town of Newark, Ann and her team know a fine wine when they see one. Stocking wines from across the world, you’re always sure of that perfect drink for the right occasion at Ann et Vin.

This weekend, the annual Jazz et Vin event takes place on the 17th and 18th May, with a full programme of music lined up for both days. It’s now in its eighth year the event attracts visitors from near and far as one of the most highly anticipated events in the town’s calendar. There is a mix of ticketed and free gigs so make sure you check out the website for full information on what you can attend and when. The event runs from midday until late on Saturday and from 4pm – late on Sunday. A weekend pass is priced at just £35. You can book yours by calling 01636 700900.

Sarah Millican: Home Bird Tour at The Royal Concert Hall

One of the country’s funniest and best-loved comedians is coming to Nottingham this weekend. Sarah Millican, a lady whose comedy took the UK by storm in the last decade with her tales of relationship issues, is making a stop at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall this Saturday for two performances. Entitled the Home Bird Tour, Sarah’s latest tour is promising the usual array of laughter, personal tales of woe, and comedy focusing on situations and everyday life experiences that we all face regularly.

Her material is widely considered some of the best on the comedy circuit today and is not to be missed. There are still a limited number of tickets left for her performances this Saturday so make sure you book now to avoid disappointment. You can see her at 4pm and again at 8pm.

Tickets are available from the Royal Concert Hall box office, online or by calling 0115 989 5555.

Ticket information correct at time of publishing.

Tribute To The V-Force at Newark Air Museum

It’s a special weekend at the Newark Air Museum as they host the bi-annual Tribute To The V-Force event over Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May. An official reunion for V-03 04 13_NAM_LightningForce personnel will be held on the Saturday as well as many shows, exhibitions, talks and displays. Hear from Squadron Association members, who are only too happy to share their stories of what it was like to fly in the Vulcan bomber.

It’s a great day out for families, with the museum open to the public as usual. The cockpits will be open for exploration, as well as over 74 aircraft and cockpit displays to walk around. The history behind Newark Air Museum dates back to World War II when this was in fact the site of RAF Winthorpe, a site used to train Lancaster crews.

For more information on the Tribute To The V-Force, please visit the official website.

Southwell Triathlon

The season for marathons, triathlons and major sporting events is upon us once more, with a packed schedule lined up for 2014. This weekend, it’s the turn of the Southwell Triathlon, a tough but rewarding triathlon that consists of a 400m swim, a 17.6km cycle ride and a two lap 5km run. The Southwell Sprint Triathlon is now in its 18th year and part of a series of events within the Midlands Triathlon Series.

If you have a friend or family member involved or you simply want to just head down and experience the atmosphere on the day, then make your way into Southwell and cheer on the participants. And, with the beautiful backdrop of Southwell Minster, it really is one of the most perfect and picturesque settings for this type of event and a great reason to get out and about and explore Southwell.

For more information on the event please visit the Southwell Triathlon website.

For more information on even more events taking place across Nottinghamshire this weekend, please visit our What’s On page.

Posted on 12 May 2014
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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