Things to do this weekend, 17 to 19 August 2012

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The Olympics may be over but there are plenty more events on offer around Nottinghamshire for you to explore this weekend. As we’re still in the throes of the school holidays, there are plenty of activities for children.

This weekend there’s still chance to catch the Robin Hood Festival with jousting and pageantry on both days in the main arena. Head on over to catch the atmosphere with medieval stalls, music and entertainment at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve.

Over at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwel) the 86th R&A Boys Amateur Championships will come to an exciting finale. See some of the best junior golfers in the world compete for this prestigious trophy.

This weekend also heralds the Clumber Concerts at the popular National Trust property. Friday night opens with a headline performance by The British Pink Floyd with a spectacular laser and light show. Then on Saturday, it’s time for the 80’s Flashback Festival featuring the likes of The Christians, Marc Almond and ABC. On Sunday, the English tenor Alfie Boe and his orchestra will entertain the crowds with his stunning voice. Picnics are welcome and a fireworks finale is included.

Wollaton Hall - which features as Wayne Manor in The Dark Knight Rises

Freerunning has come a long way since it initially broke into the main stream a few years ago. The awe inspiring action of these dancers and performers has been used in mainstream films and by acts like Diversity. Head over to Wollaton Hall on Saturday and Sunday for an open air street dance production featuring world record holders Sam Parham and Chloe Bruce.

The outdoor theatre season continues with HMS Pinafore at Newstead Abbey or alternatively you can head indoors to the Theatre Royal to see the fantastic musical Chicago.

Anyone inspired by the cycling at the Olympics should try some of the best traffic free cycling attractions in the region. Sherwood Pines is a regional centre for excellence and at Clumber Park, the Cycleabout Clumber event on Saturday morning takes you on a one hour tour of the attraction.

The 50 year anniversary of the independence of Jamaica will surely add spice to the celebrations at the Nottingham Caribbean Carnival. A colourful experience for all the senses, there’ll be live music, family entertainment and food stalls at this superb free event.

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Posted on 17 August 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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  • Can anyone help ?!! Is there a store in Nottingham or close by (I am in Radcliffe on Trent) that sells Jamaican foodstuffs? I am having a friend to stay this Sunday and need to buy some plantin, jerk seasoning etc.. I would be eternally gratefull for any assistance. Many thanks in advance

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