Things to do this weekend 16th-18th November

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This weekend it’s all about getting yourself into that festive feel, eating, drinking and being merry, so we’ve put together a great list of things that will get your eyes twinkling with Christmas magic!

Lace:here:now will celebrate the heritage of Nottingham lace and demonstrate that lace still inspires, fascinates and excites. This weekend, you can catch it at Nottingham Trent University Lace Archive, and attend a Bobbin Lace Making Taster Workshop (suitable for beginners) at the Adams Building, New College Nottingham. On Sunday, Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey are also holding lace themed events.

Foodie treats to be enjoyed over the weekend! The return of the Winter FoodFest at Thoresby Park – a combination of retail Food Fair and a Kitchen Theatre featuring talks and demos by local chefs will be running from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday and is an indoor and outdoor event.

Dreams will be realised this weekend at Twinlakes Theme Park – a truly incredible experience whereby the Theme Park will be transformed into an enchanted Winter Wonderland! Thousands of stunning lights, and twinkling snow scenes will make for a truly magical family experience. It’s opening on Saturday and will be running daily until 6th January from 10am – 5pm.

This weekend, take the little ones to experience theatre with Cowboy Baby at the Nottingham Playhouse. It’s time for bed in the Wild Wild West. But Cowboy Baby ain’t tired. No sirree! Expect twirlin’ lassos, rattlin’ rattlesnakes and prickly cacti – and adventure, songs and puppetry around the campfire! Ride on down on Saturday for a rootin’ tootin’ good time! Yeeeee-haaaaaa!

It’s the Royal Concert Hall’s 30th anniversary this year, and they are celebrating the season with Tak30ver in which some of the finest dancers and musicians from across the city come together to Tak30ver the Royal Concert Hall for one special night, Sunday 18th.

From the 14th to the 17th November, visitors to Tom Browns can enjoy a luxurious Beaujolais Breakfast ‘Allo ‘Allo. It’s a four day festival of food, wine and partying with a si course breakfast, ½ bottle of Nouveau, followed by the Joe Strange Band. Fancy dress is encouraged!

If you do venture out this weekend, be sure to capture your memories and share with us on our facebook page or twitter! You could also enter your snaps into our photography competition, which could land you a £200 cash prize – a nice little bundle to see you into the new year! But be quick- the competition ends midnight on the 16th November!

Posted on 14 November 2012
Featured author: Erin

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

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