Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 23rd – 25th June
Although the heatwave is set to calm a little, we can still expect another lovely warm weekend in Nottinghamshire to look forward to. As ever, there are dozens of ways to spend your time, taking in the best of our fair city at some great events and attractions throughout the county. Get involved in Craft Beer Week, meet some lovable canine mates at the Fun Dog Show, or take in art and delicious food at the historic Welbeck Estate.
Hailed as a hipster trend, craft beer took the world by storm a few years ago and unsurprisingly, it has stuck. Perhaps it’s the vast choice of flavours, styles and ingredients to be tasted when choosing a craft tipple, or it could be the quirky artwork and creative titles bestowed lovingly on each beer. Either way, there is an understanding from customers that the brewing of these ales comes with a dedication and knowledge which we don’t get with the likes of bigger brands. Continuing Nottingham’s heritage in the ale industry, this week over 20 of our brilliant pubs and bars are switching up their menus to celebrate the beer that is craft.
The Welbeck Courtyard
There is a triple whammy at Welbeck this weekend, with so much going on you can easily spend a day in the beautiful estate visiting Welbeck Farm Shop, Harley Gallery, and sampling delights from The School of Artisan Food. One of the country’s top events for all things ceramic, at the Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair you can expect to learn some tricks of the trade with live demonstrations, snap yourself some gorgeous artisan wares, and support the next generation of potters. This will be beautifully complimented by the Fabulous Artisan Food Producers market in the courtyard showcasing the delicious cheese, meat, ale and baked goods whipped up behind the scenes in the Welbeck Estate. Don’t forget to nip into the Harley Gallery too and check out the launch of their Open Exhibition!
Sunday 25th June 2017, 12pm – 3.30pm
With the beautiful weather we have been having, exploring the cool woodland of Clumber Park sounds like a delightful way to spend the weekend. Rent a bike or have a wander, cooling off under the trees or catching the sun by the lakeside. First on Clumber’s weekend events is the Fun Dog Show – a day guaranteed to bring cheer to at least 50% of the population (sorry cat lovers!). But if you are more of an imaginative history buff you may want to check out Lost Treasures of the Lincoln, running from Monday 12th June to Sunday 24th September, between 10am – 5pm. Following on from the success of The Imagined Mansion, this exhibition takes visitors back to the Lincoln Frigate, a naval vessel now sunk in the lake, from which the 7th Duke of Newcastle would enjoy fishing from and staging mock battles with his friends.
Sunday 25th June
The brilliant Cycle Live returns this weekend seeing cyclists of all ages and abilities compete in the Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride. With five races ranging from 25 miles to 125 miles (each race aptly named after characters from the Robin Hood legends) it is expected to be a busy day of peddling, with over 4000 entrees in 2016. Grab yourself a picnic and chill out on the embankment by the river Trent as they whizz by to get the most of this great sporting event.
17th June – 6th August 2017
On the back of Keith Piper’s fantastic ‘Unearthing The Banker’s Bones’, it looks as if New Art Exchange are on a roll with another compelling exhibition that tackles crucial societal subjects through art. Juan Delgado exhibits his atmospheric photography, taken whilst travelling through Europe and encountering those uprooted by war. But instead of traditional portraiture, his collection features glimpses of the places passed through on the journey to safety to create a thought-provoking and poignant narrative.