Things to do this weekend, 24-25 August 2013

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In Notts we love our events, especially those happening during the weekend. There is plenty going on in our beautiful county. Don’t sit around at home, go out, explore and enjoy the outdoors with some exciting things to do this weekend.
For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.


Newark International Antique & Collectors’ Fair

The Newark International Antiques and Collectors’ Fair is the largest event of its kind in Europe. It gathers collectors, lovers and buyers from all over the world and takes place this Thursday and Friday 22nd and 23rd August. With its vast number of stands, choice of product is never an issue. From chandeliers and rugs, to sports memorabilia and paintings, not to mention the finest of antique furniture – the possibilities are endless! Come and experience an antique fest with Newark International Antique & Collectors’ Fair.


Broadway Ale Festivalbroadway

Broadway introduces a special ale event this upcoming weekend from Friday 23rd until Sunday 26th. Presenting over 36 ales from Nottingham micro-breweries only, the festival will be an opportunity to discover exclusive and new local brews, including Broadway’s brand new honey beer, made from the resident bees’ honey, as well as Broadway’s first vegetarian beer.  Find your festive spirit with Broadway this special bank holiday weekend. For opening hours and all the information you need on the event, click here. See you there!


TreeTops at Mansfield Museum

Mansfield Museum invites you to attend its 7th annual summer exhibition TreeTops. Each year the goal of the exhibition is to create a display which families might like to drop in and enjoy two or three times during the holidays. Find out about the history of our native woodlands, their flora and fauna and their place in the English imagination.

Stripped Back On The HillFernando

This Sunday 25th August we would like to invite you to East Bridgford Hill
for a meeting with a very special guest. Fernando Montaño, first artist with The Royal Ballet of London will provide a dance performance and talk about his extraordinary life. The evening is being held to raise funds for a Scholarship
Foundation for Doreen Wells Ballet School. Book your place in advance to avoid disappointment.


Pirate Day at the Farm!

Find your sea legs with a Pirate Day at the Stonebridge City Farm this Sunday 25th August between 11am & 3pm. There’ll be plenty of fun for the little ones, with a pirate ship, bouncy castle, food, music, and all manner of fun and games! Join us at the Stonebridge City Farm for guaranteed family fun and games!


Papplewick Pumping Station in Steamstation

Papplewick Pumping Station is preserved as a complete working water pumping station. The station was opened in 1884 and is an example of Ornate Victorian Architecture. It’s worth noting that the station is in steam only 8 times a year and this upcoming Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, 25th and 26th August, is one of the rare occasions to witness this special event. Don’t miss out on the chance to see the extraordinary station in steam.


Tell us what you’re up to this weekend and feel free to recommend other things for us to feature in future posts. Find us on facebook and twitter to join the conversation.

Posted on 21 August 2013
Featured author: Kinga

Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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