Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th September 2015

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We’re not done with the summer just yet, even though September is passing us by quicker than we would like. The 18th – 20th September is yet another jam packed weekend and as usual, narrowing it down to a top five is very difficult. Read on for some inspiration and if you still need more to satisfy your hunger for things to do, follow our Twitter and Facebook pages.


Festival of Food & Drink 2015 at Clumber Park

After two hugely successful weekends in 2013 and 2014, the Festival of Food & Drink returns to Clumber Park this weekend from 19th – 20th September, bringing with it a wealth of famous faces from the cookery world, alongside local produce and delicious treats for visitors.

Well known for his judging on the hugely popular show Masterchef, John Torode will be one of the many famous faces appearing at the festival this weekend. Alongside him you will be able to sample many delicious dishes and home-made produce, as well as hear from 2014 Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan. To find out more on the 2015 offering, please visit the website.


CAMRA Beer Festival 2015 at The Galleries of Justice Museum

Combine history with the great taste of ales and ciders this Saturday 19th September as the Galleries of Justice Museum hosts its very own CAMRA Beer Festival, within the Grand Shire Hall, Edwardian Police Station and courtyard.

A wide selection of CAMRA ales, beers and ciders will be available from 12 noon – 11pm, alongside tasty hot food from Nottingham’s Memsaab, fresh coffee and snacks at the Divine Coffee House, live music and the chance to take part in ghost tours of the Galleries of Justice Museum. To find out more, including ticket information, please visit the Galleries website.


Open Day at Nottingham Playhouse

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Nottingham Playhouse – image credit David Baird

Enjoy the wonder of the historic Nottingham Playhouse this weekend for free at the entertainment venue’s open day – from midday until 5pm on Sunday 20th September.

Kids will love this opportunity to take part in plenty of craft activities and eye opening events to engage and inspire all ages. There will also be live music to enjoy, poetry readings, drama workshops and much more to take part in throughout Sunday afternoon. There will also be the chance to take a backstage tour of the Playhouse and learn more about its illustrious past. For more details on everything you can enjoy on the day, be sure to head over to the Nottingham Playhouse website.


City of Miracles: Stories from the Crowd at Nottingham Contemporary

Re-live the glory days of Nottingham Forest’s two European Cup triumphs this weekend, in an exclusive exhibition at the Nottingham Contemporary entitled ‘City of Miracles: Stories from the Crowd‘. It was recently announced that a film about this golden era in the club’s history would be adapted for the big screen, and this exhibition of film, imagery and illustrations from the glory years will act as a preview to the much anticipated feature film.

Fan images from the time will be projected onto a screen to enjoy, as well as footage of the European Cup coming to Nottingham and much more from arguably the most successful spell in Nottingham Forest history. To find out more, please visit the Nottingham Contemporary website.


The Story of Galley Hill Unravels at The Workhouse

Work has been underway for some time by local residents in helping the National Trust piece together the story of Galley Hill – an isolation hospital near the site of The Workhouse. Early findings from the work carried out are to be revealed at a special Discover Greet House event this Saturday and Sunday.

With the culmination of deeds and maps brought forward by the general public as well as personal mementos from the time, there is now a better understanding of both the isolation hospital and a diphtheria hospital that once stood on the site. Visitors to the event this weekend can take a self-guided tour into usually unseen areas of the workhouse, as well as learn more about the story of Galley Hill. To find out more information on this event, please visit the Workhouse website.

Posted on 16 September 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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