Things to do this weekend, 17th – 19th April 2015


We’ve picked out our top 5 events for the weekend ahead and we have to admit there are some crackers in there this week. Don’t forget if you’re visiting for the weekend and you want to have a handy list to carry around with you, then you can add all the events below to your own custom itinerary by clicking the itinerary button on each of the events. And to make sure you don’t miss a thing, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute ideas and inspiration.

Introduction to Artisan Chocolate Making at The School of Artisan Food

Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth and have always wanted to be a master chocolatier? Well this weekend, The School of Artisan Food, nestled in the rural north of the county, is offering you the chance to take part in their sought after Artisan Chocolate Making course on the 18th & 19th April.

Learn the techniques and skills to be able to make delicious chocolate in your own home. Over the course of the day, you will make and take home with you your very own hand-made chocolate bar, truffles and ganache. All equipment and ingredients are provided, and the course includes a light lunch as well.

Places are still available so for more details, visit the website. Please note, spaces available at time of publication.

Mercury at Newark Palace Theatre

It’s recognised as one of the best and most authentic tribute acts to the legendary Queen, and this weekend, Mercury comes to the Newark Palace Theatre to re-live the heady-heights achieved by a band that took the world by storm.

Enjoy hits from Queen and a fantastic portrayal of the legendary front-man Freddie Mercury in this stage show that will have you singing along and on your feet applauding from start to finish.

For more details on how to book tickets for Mercury, please visit the Newark Palace Theatre website.

FREE Tennis Taster Day at the Old Market Square

Warm up for Nottingham’s summer of Tennis at this free tennis taster day in Nottingham’s Old Market Square on Saturday 18th April.

The Nottingham Tennis Centre welcomes both the men’s and women’s events as part of Tennis-01the Aegon Open Nottingham this summer, with big name players already confirmed for both events including Heather Watson and James Ward. This event offers the public the chance to take part in lots of activities to get you in the mood for Nottingham’s feast of live tennis this summer with Robin Hood and Maid Marian mascots in attendance, and the chance to take on Robin Hood himself! Test your skills and see if you have the makings of a future star of world tennis!

To find out more on what’s happening at the event, please visit the Nottingham City Council website.

Get Art in Hands at Cobden Chambers

Get interactive with art at Nottingham’s Cobden Chambers until 2nd May in a new exhibition which allows you to get closer to the exhibits than any conventional art display.

Get Art in Hands allows you to use all five senses as you interact with the art in ways you’ve never done before. The exhibit is led by local creative Leigh Hancock, co-founder of 5 Dots and owner of her own social enterprise Sensorlei. Leigh’s work is particularly brilliant because it is inclusive for those with impaired vision, incorporating braille to the artwork as well as appealing to all other major senses.

Everyone is welcome to come along, enjoy the art, experience it for themselves and get closer to contemporary artwork than ever before.

McBusted at the Capital FM Arena

Super-group McBusted is finally coming back to Nottingham this weekend after much anticipation and a long wait from the fans.

This is their second tour, and they’re promising a bigger and better show than before with new hits as well as classic favourites from both McFly and Busted being performed on the night. We interviewed the boys from McBusted earlier in the year and found out just how much they’re looking forward to performing for the Nottingham audience. You can read our Q&A with them here.

Tickets are still on sale for McBusted however seats are very limited so if you would like to see them perform live this weekend, make sure you visit the Capital FM Arena website now to avoid disappointment.

Posted on 13 April 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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