Things to do this weekend, 18-20 May 2012


Summer seems to be heading towards us very quickly and there’s some great events to see this weekend. From cycling in Sherwood Forest, to exclusive views of paintings from the Royal Collection to Superheroes in Nottingham, there’s something for everyone.


Clumber Park Food Fair – the fair showcases local produce within a maximum of 45 mile radius of the park and there’ll be lots of things to try and taste. There’s also the chance to Cycleabout Clumber tomorrow for a ride around this superb country park.

The DH Lawrence Centre also opens up late this evening and you’ll have the chance to see a special exhibition celebrating 100 years since the famous author’s first novel, The White Peacock.

May Fest – the University of Nottingham opens its doors to visitors with activities for all the family. There are free and interactive science workshops, historians on hand to tell you all about the murky past or why not just explore the beautiful gardens on foot or bike?

The Gruffalo Live on Stage – the tale of a small mouse and his encounters in the woods has been voted the best children’s bedtime story by radio 2. Catch a live on stage performance at the Theatre Royal this weekend.

Thoresby Festival of Cycling – Nottinghamshire is a great place for cycling enthusiasts and this novel event includes Penny Farthing racing, Unicycle racing and much more.

Royal Collection Paintings at Southwell Minster

Royal Collection Paintings at Southwell Minster

The Queen has generously lent Southwell Minster 26 paintings from the Royal Collection for exhibition and this opens tomorrow. This is an extremely high profile piece for the area and well worth a visit as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Nottinghamshire.

Newark has recently built a strong reputation for Jazz and this weekend, Anne et Vin presents a whole weekend of Jazz. There is a free LIVE programme on Saturday, including Tony Giles All Star Quintet at 3pm.

Superhero Saturday takes place at the New Art Exchange tomorrow with an exhibition by Hetain Patel and lots of activities in store. Come dressed as your favourite superhero for the full homage to our caped crusaders.


And from Twitter…

@mrskerryedwards – Heading to #mayfest at the @UniNottingham ! Especially excited to see inside the ecohomes!

@stephsirr – #weekend #lovenotts Cubans at Nottingham Playhouse – seriously fantastic dancers, they’ll raise the roof!

@Lynz_i – I will be attending the curator talk for the runners and riders exhibition at @harleygallery tomorrow! #lovenotts

Posted on 18 May 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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