Things to do this weekend, 21st – 23rd August 2015

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As soon as one weekend finishes, we’re always looking ahead to the next one with eager anticipation. Nottinghamshire has been blessed with a fantastic summer of events and things to do and luckily the summer still has a long way to go. To discover more of the counties hidden gems as well as ideas and inspiration for your family this weekend, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair at Newark Showground

A staple event for Newark and Nottinghamshire and one that has appeared on many antique shows on television, the Newark International Antiques and Collectors Fair returns from the 20th – 21st August. Packed with traders selling their wares, it’s a great place to snap up a few bargains and discover antiques and collectibles to add to any collection.

Items on sale vary from old trunks to vintage clocks, jewellery and crockery. There’s ample parking on-site as the largest event of its kind anywhere in Europe prepares to draw in the crowds once more. To find our more, please visit the website.

D.H. Lawrence Festival of Culture at Various Venues in Eastwood

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The D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre and Birthplace Museum in Eastwood prepares for this years Festival of Culture

He’s regarded as one of the finest writers of all time, gracing the world with tales that are still read today. This weekend, celebrate the life and times of the son of Eastwood, D.H. Lawrence, at the Festival of Culture dedicated to the Nottinghamshire writer.

The 2015 festival promises talks, exhibitions, readings and much more happening between the 22nd August – 19th September as the life of one of the countries most controversial writers is explored in his home town. To find out what’s happening throughout the festival, visit the D.H. Lawrence Heritage website.

Flashback Festival at Clumber Park

Lovers of music from the 70s and 80s will need to make this weekends Flashback Festival at Clumber Park top of their hit list – if they haven’t already. The festival lineup is a stunner with a range of 70s acts performing on Saturday 22nd August, followed by 80s acts performing on Sunday 23rd August.

Confirmed performers across both days include Sister Sledge, Five Star, Boney M, Human League and Jason Donovan. Tickets are still on sale for this mammoth festival, set in the beautiful leafy setting of Clumber Park. To find out more and to purchase tickets, please click here.

The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies: Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival at Hardwick Hall

Witness the story of Bilbo Baggins and his companions come to a dramatic conclusion this weekend as The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies comes to the big screen once more in the grounds of Hardwick Hall. As part of the Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival season, The final tale in the Hobbit trilogy will be shown in front of the stunning backdrop of Hardwick Hall on Saturday 22nd August.

This follows a screening of Mamma Mia on Friday night and precedes screenings of Dirty Dancing (SOLD OUT), Alpha Papa and The Dark Knight Rises at Wollaton Hall at the end of August. For more information on all Summer Nights screenings, please visit the website. 

Life Cycle 5 at Lakeside Arts Centre

Cycling has become one of the most popular sports in recent years with many of the nations top athletes competing in cycling events and capturing the nations imagination. Now, you have the chance to cycle on one of four different routes this weekend in Life Cycle 5, in order to raise money for dementia research. With routes ranging from 10 to 75 miles, visitors are encouraged to participate for fun or to test their stamina.

There will also be a BBQ, live music and entertainment and much more to enjoy at Nottingham Lakeside Arts throughout Sunday 23rd August. To find out more, please visit the website. 

Posted on 17 August 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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