Things to do this weekend, 22-24 June 2012

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The weather may still be a little wet but there are plenty of things to see and do this weekend if we put on a mac and go out and explore. There are some excellent opportunities to try something new as well as novel experiences to discover.

Sherwood Forest is this month celebrating 10 years as a National Nature Reserve, with a series of guided walks. This weekend, the last of the walks takes you on a Glow Worm Hunt from 9.15pm on Saturday evening. You may well catch the odd bat too if you’re lucky.

Over 100 potters from the UK and across mainland Europe gather for the Earth and Fire International Ceramics Festival at Rufford Abbey. Now in its 18th year, you’ll see stands showcasing the next generation of potters with unique designs and experience demonstrations and talks from the artists themselves.

At Clumber Park, a living history re-enactment will help bring the 1940’s back to life. There’ll be period music and dance, beautifully maintained classic cars, talks and more at this National Trust site.

On until Saturday night, the Night of Festivals takes place in Nottingham’s Old Market Square. Part of the Cultural Olympiad, the event celebrates world artists and world freedom – and includes a visually stunning carnival procession.

Enjoy listening to music? Then try Blackout at the Broadway where music is played in total darkness in one of the cinema screens, allowing you to focus on every subtlety of sound.

Now entering its last week, the Lowdham Book Festival continues with a talk by Christopher Ward, author of The Band Played On at Southwell Library. Tomorrow you’ll find a free exhibition and have a go workshop from Nottingham Caligraphers at the WI Hall in Lowdham.

Whatever you do this weekend, have a great time and we’ll be back with more recommendations next Friday.

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Posted on 22 June 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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