Things to do this weekend, 16th – 18th October 2015


This week, there are so many great events taking place across Nottinghamshire that we’ve had to cram even more than usual into our weekend round-up! From fascinating Lego constructions, cult movies, the trend of Microfilm, to celebrating the legend of Robin Hood, it’s set to be another very busy October weekend across the county. Keep up to date with even more things to do on our Facebook and Twitter pages and join in with the hashtag #lovenotts.

Nottingham International Microfilm Festival at various Nottingham venues

2015 is the inaugural year of the Nottingham International Microfilm Festival with a wide range of events at venues across the city to celebrate the art of microfilm making from the 15th – 20th October. It’s a craze that’s swept across China and has become something of a trend for those who love film or want to capture and share precious moments with others – whether that’s in business or with friends and family.

Venues such as Broadway, Showcase, Savoy, Cineworld and the National Videogame Arcade will be screening films throughout the festival. To find out more on the many events and workshops that will make up the festival programme, visit the Nottingham International Microfilm Festival website.

Mayhem Film Festival at Broadway Cinema

The annual Mayhem Film Festival heralds the arrival of four days of films at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema, celebrating the genres of horror, sci-fi and cult movies, ranging from old classics to new arrivals on the scene.

Now in its 11th year, Mayhem has moved away from its traditional Halloween slot to focus on its broader programme of events and screenings, which don’t just stick within horror.
Visit the Mayhem Film Festival website for more details on the line-up across the four days from 15th – 18th October.

International Robin Hood Day and Robin Hood Week

Synonymous with Nottinghamshire, and woven into the fabric of the county’s history, the legend that is Robin Hood is known world-wide and has been re-told many times with equal delight and anticipation. To celebrate the infamous outlaw, join in with Robin Hood Day and Robin Hood Week from the 17th – 25th October, to take part in a wide range of events across the city and county.

Get involved in the activities and conversation on social media with the hashtags #hoodday15 and #robinhoodweek. To celebrate the occasion, the Nottingham Tourism Centre will also be selling Robin Hood Hats at half price from the 17th – 24th October – so you can dress like an outlaw too!

Brick City at The Harley Gallery


A model of St Pancras Station which will be at Brick City at the Harley Gallery

Pretty much every child has played with Lego or owned Lego at some stage. The fascination of building structures from the different coloured bricks has never ceased to amaze generations of children across the globe. Now you can enjoy some of the most intricate and amazing structures built from Lego at a new exhibition at the Harley Gallery entitled ‘Brick City’.

Running from 17th October until 10th January 2016, visitors to the Harley Gallery will have the opportunity to marvel at a range of constructions from this popular children’s toy. To find out more information on the exhibition, as well as all other current and future events, visit the Harley Gallery website.

Halloween Freaky Fortnight at The Galleries of Justice & City of Caves

Halloween is almost upon us, and the ghouls and spooks are just waiting to say hello on October 31st, but in the meantime, you can sink into the ‘spirit’ of things by taking part in freaky fortnight at Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice Museum and the City of Caves. From scare show tours to fascinating cave tours, both of these city centre attractions are gearing up to deliver a few frights over the next two weeks – and it all starts this Saturday.

Visit the websites for both the Galleries of Justice and City of Caves to see what’s on throughout freaky fortnight at both venues.

Robin Hood Game & Country Show at Newark Showground

You might think the celebrations around Robin Hood would end at Robin Hood Day and Week, but not when the Robin Hood Game & Country Show is coming to town this weekend as well! From the 17th – 18th October, discover fun and games galore and the chance to see our outlaw in action at the Newark Showground.

The main arena will feature Robin Hood and his merry men, with stunt performances and live action. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of activities and displays and fresh food and drink served from a variety of vendors. Head over to the official website for the Robin Hood Game & Country Show to see what’s on at the festival this weekend.

Posted on 12 October 2015
Featured author: Tom

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

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