Things to do this weekend, 20th – 22nd March 2015


It’s that time of the week again, when we’re all back at work the weekend is a distant memory. But as ever we’re here to give you everything you need to start planning for next weekend – and we can’t wait to share it with you. If you would like further information on events visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal

This popular story, which has toured the stages of the UK for many years, comes to Nottingham this week, promising to touch the hearts of all who watch.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is story of Bruno, an eight-year-old who is the son of a commandant at a concentration camp during the Second World War. He forges a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy in the camp – a revelation that does not go down well. The message behind this moving play is simply that through a child’s eyes, everyone can appear the same.

For more information on dates and tickets for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, please visit the Theatre Royal website.

Clumber Park Duathlon at Clumber Park

The running season is upon us once more, and this weekend Clumber Park hosts the annual Duathlon for keen runners to shake off the winter shackles and start regaining their fitness early in 2015.

The event is all, from beginners all the way up to seasoned professionals, taking in the beautiful surroundings of Clumber Park. There’s sprint and long distance events during Saturday, which both incorporate cycling and running to really push you to your limits.

If you know someone taking part, why not go along and cheer them on in one of North Nottinghamshire’s most picturesque venues? For more details, please visit the official website.

Beginners Lace Making at The Malt Cross

Nottingham is known as a city famed for its lace production, hence why we have the historic Lace Market and close ties to the product during the industrial revolution. This weekend, you’re invited to learn more about this fine craft and have a go yourself in an interactive workshop at Nottingham’s Malt Cross.

This beginners lace making workshop will teach you the basics of bobbin lace making, all under the creative eyes of local artist Louise West. All materials are included in the price, so why not have a go at what has made Nottingham famous, learn a new skill and create a piece of art to take away with you? For more details on this workshop, please visit the Malt Cross website.

UK Spring Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015 at Newark Showground

This annual show, dedicated to all things caravan and motor home, celebrates is ninth year in 2015 and is set to attract over 150 trade stands and its usual 10,000 strong crowd this weekend.

Whether you’re in the market to purchase your new motor home or you’re looking for ideas, hints or tips on maintenance as well as parts for your own caravan, you can find it all at Newark Showground this weekend. It’s also a great family day out with kids activities and much more to take part in.

For more information, please visit the website.

Tristram Aver Exhibition at Newstead Abbey

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Newstead Abbey – Image Credit Les Churchman

Local artist Tristram Aver is currently displaying his works in the Great Drawing Room at Newstead Abbey, with much of his inspiration behind the paintings coming from the former home of Lord Byron.

His art seeks to portray an alternative viewpoint on the history of Nottinghamshire’s historic Abbey, tying in inspiration from 18th and 19th century works from various other artists. Tristram is the recipient of a New Opportunities Award (NOA) as part of the national Arts Council-funded New Expressions programme.

For more details on this exciting new exhibition, please visit the Newstead Abbey website.


Posted on 16 March 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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