Things to do this weekend, 17-19 May 2013

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Hello everyone! Here’s our round-up of this weekend’s key events:

Did you know that Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap made its debut in Nottingham? It’s the longest running West End play and the 60th Anniversary Tour comes back to the Theatre Royal with performances on Friday and Saturday.

The Circus is in town over on the Goose Fair site in Forest Fields. Catch the Moscow State Circus with shows from Friday through to Sunday. You can pick up tickets at the Nottingham tourism centre, call 08444 77 5678 and quote ENMoscow2for1 when booking for 2 for 1 grand stand tickets.

Some of the area’s finest artists will be on display at the Nottingham Society of Artists Spring Exhibition at the Trust Gallery on Friar Lane near Nottingham Castle.

At Capital FM Arena you might bump into a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a Pterodactyl as the spectacular Walking with Dinosaurs returns – on now until 19 May. Watch the story unfold of the dinosaurs’ fight for survival and supremacy, in this incredible arena spectacular. Must be seen to be believed!

The Lady Bay Arts Festival takes place this weekend at various venues near West Bridgford and the National Water Sports Centre. A total of 56 artists will be on display at 21 venues.

Vikings at Sherwood Pines

Vikings at Sherwood Pines

In Sherwood Pines you’ll be encouraged to go back to your roots on a Wild Food Forage with expert Patrick Harding. The day long workshop runs from 11am to 3.30pm and costs £25, booking essential. Also at Sherwood Pines on Saturday and Sunday will be a Viking camp celebrating the discovery of a Viking meeting place in Sherwood Forest.

Over in Newark you’ll find great Jazz tunes with the Jazz et Vin event running throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Nottingham University will be hosting its annual May Fest on Saturday and demonstrating some of the intriguing and exciting activities from the campus.

At Creswell Crags there’s a Vintage and Handmade Craft Fair and Picnic on Sunday. Enjoy live music, vintage clothing and stalls, wonderful food and vintage cars.

Also, don’t forget the Museums at Night with the Galleries of Justice, Mr Straw’s House and the Workhouse taking part. For a full listing check out the What’s On section of our website.

Posted on 15 May 2013
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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