Things to do this weekend, 23rd – 25th October 2015

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Make the most of October in Nottingham this coming weekend with another lineup of top events and attractions to visit in our handy top 5 guide. We love to see and hear about what you’ve been up to so keep us in the loop on Twitter and Facebook during the weekend.


Rockingham Music Festival 2015 at Rock City

Rock City has an established reputation for attracting great bands and offering audiences intimate gigs with some of their heroes in one of the country’s best music venues. This weekend, as part of the October Festival month, Rockingham Music Festival brings a lineup that includes Dokken, Care of the Night, Serpentine and many more to entertain audiences. The genre is hard rock, with acts travelling from around the world to be in rock_city[1]Nottingham.

Tickets are still on sale for Rockingham, which will have Rock City bouncing from 23rd – 25th October. To find out more, please head over to the website.

Bramley Apple Festival 2015 in Southwell

After the great news that the Bramley Apple Pie’s filling received protected status earlier this year by the European Commission, there are even more reasons to celebrate at the Bramley Apple Festival this year, which arrives in the historic town of Southwell on Saturday 24th October.

Its roots are firmly planted in Southwell and the Bramley Apple is loved the world over, whether it be in pies or for cooking in other homemade delicacies. Discover the history of those humble apples, explore Southwell and its towering Minster and learn more on the town’s Civil War connections. To find out more, please visit the Visit Southwell website.

GameCity 10 at Various Venues in Nottingham

For ten years, Nottingham has paid homage to the art of gaming, a past time that is enjoyed casually or seriously by a wide range ofRH Pageant audiences across the globe. GameCity 10 is promising the usual array of live gaming previews, interactive experiences and plenty more in the Old Market Square and the National Video Game Arcade.

An added bonus is the inaugural City of Football Festival, which will offer visitors the chance to take part in football themed activities on top of the usual video game antics. To find out more on GameCity, please visit the website.

Malt Cross Festival at Malt Cross

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since the re-opening of the Malt Cross. Nottingham’s old Victorian music hall has seen a real revival in the past 12 months, with the opening of new exhibition, arts and craft spaces beneath the ground floor, as well as public access to the historic cave network beneath the site.

To mark the one year anniversary of the new-look venue, a special festival is being held this weekend, all day from Friday to Sunday, incorporating live music, DJ’s, film, arts & crafts, cave sessions and much more. To find out more about the festival’s lineup, please visit the website.

Robin Hood Pageant at Nottingham Castle

The spirit of Robin Hood lives on this week at the annual Robin Hood Pageant. Make the most of half term and enjoy night time jousts, live comedy and entertainment, a medieval village and much more in the grounds of Nottingham Castle. There’s even more reason to celebrate this year too, as the pageant falls in #RobinHoodWeek.

So, join in the fun of #RobinHoodWeek and the Robin Hood Peageant by celebrating country’s legendary outlaw from 23rd – 25th October 2015. More information on the festival can be found on the website.

Posted on 19 October 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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