Things to do This Weekend, 20-23 April 2012
The rain has come hard this week so far but in Nottingham at the moment it’s still dry so let’s not let the weather put us off.
It’s a big weekend with St George’s Day coming up and celebrations take place across Nottingham all weekend and on into Monday. There’ll be activities and entertainment at Nottingham Castle and Old Market Square as well as a St George’s Day Medieval Weekend at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.
On St George’s Day itself (Monday 23 April), there’s free live music at the Trent Navigation from 6pm when Paul Gibbard performs all things Mod and Britpop.
There are a whole host of attractions involved in BBC Nottingham’s Big Day Out. From the City of Caves to the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre and The Workhouse at Southwell, you’ll find lots to see and do with some fantastic discounts and top indoor options in case it does rain. Vouchers or printouts to qualify for discounts can be taken from the BBC website link above or picked up from the Nottingham Tourism Centre.
A play exploring the extraordinary life of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, is at Nottingham Playhouse. The daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft (an early pioneer of women’s rights) she went on to marry the famous poet Percy Shelley and wrote an extraordinary novel inspired by ghost stories told with Lord Byron.
The Newark and Notts Garden Show at Newark Showground is growing in popularity, with this year’s event the biggest for five years. Head there for anything from bulbs to outdoor furniture and landscaping tips.
At Mansfield Museum, you can find out more about King John’s Palace which recently appeared on Channel 4’s Time Team programme.
Don’t let the weather get you down, in Nottinghamshire there are plenty of things to do on rainy days. Head out to some amazing museums and indoor attractions with places such as Mansfield Museum and Wollaton Hall free to enter. Tomorrow Nottingham Castle offers free entry as part of the St George’s Day Celebrations.
And from Twitter…
@jenlowis – I’ll be taking my kids to #Nottingham Castle tomorrow to enjoy the St George’s day activities. Free entry to the Castle!
@lucymccarry – Off to the vintage fair at the Alber Hall on Sunday and trying to get #nottingham trending