Things to do this weekend, 20-22 July 2012

Splendour - Low Res

This weekend sees the opening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises which features Wollaton Hall as Wayne Manor in the film. Experience the movie location at Splendour tomorrow or head to Broadway over the weekend to see the film for yourself.

Headlining Splendour is Dizzee Rascal and there is another top line up this year for the event which includes The Lightning Seeds, Razorlight and Hard Fi. Look out for local lad Jake Bugg who has been heavily tipped after his recent appearance on Later with Jools Holland.

If you have young children you’ll love the stage performance of Grandpa in my Pocket which has only just opened at Nottingham Playhouse.

Take a fantasy trail around Clumber Park’s Walled Kitchen Garden and look out for Flowering Fairies and Gardening Gnomes. Also at the park is the popular Race for Life and anyone who remotely enjoys running will love the stunning course through this National Trust park. There are races both days.

Gary Oldman in filming at Wollaton Hall for The Dark Knight Rises

The Nottingham Riviera is back and it looks like the sun will come out just in time. Relax in Nottingham’s city centre with a helter skelter, paddling pool and more.

At Nottingham Contemporary, new exhibitions are unveiled for Alfred Kubin and Francis Upritchard bringing a mixture of haunting images and psychedelia to this much loved gallery.

This weekend’s outdoor theatre performance is the Taming of the Shrew in the stunning grounds of Newark Castle.

If you’re wanting to start the school holidays with a Robin Hood fix, then try longbow archery instruction near the Major Oak at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. You could also take part in a Robin Hood treasure trail through this stunning woodland.

 

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Posted on 20 July 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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