Things to do this weekend, 25-27 May 2012

International Cricket at Trent Bridge

The West Indies arrive to play at Trent Bridge this weekend and the weather is almost positively Caribbean too. If you’ve got tickets to see the West Indies Test Match then you should be in for a real treat.

Not got your tickets for the cricket this weekend? Don’t get yourself in a sticky wicket, just ring the Trent Bridge hotline on 0844 811 8711.Or feeling lucky? Head to our Twitter account for a chance to win two tickets for Sunday!

Also taking place this weekend, Carl Froch takes on Canadian Lucien Bute in the IBF World Super Middleweight bout at Capital FM Arena tomorrow night.

Staying on a sporting theme, the Nottingham Triathlon takes place at the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont. The atmosphere will be great as this course is perfect for those new to triathlon and the more experienced looking for a quick time or a PB.

Get active without the effort on a segway tour of Wollaton Hall – tours are happening all day this Sunday, a fun way to explore the beautiful grounds and do some deer spotting.

On a less active note, the band Toploader play the Lively Bird Festival at Burton Joyce. The first in its kind for the village, there will be over 30 live music and performance acts together with real ale and much more.

This weekend sees the 17th Annual Newark Beer Festival take place at Riverside Park with around 150 crafted traditional ales and ciders available. If you fancy a nice drink in the sun then head to Newark on either Saturday or Sunday.

Also in Newark, is the Great North Road Transport Rally at Newark Showground with vintage trucks and buses from the AEC Society. These classic commercial vehicles are truly beautiful and will be super summer sight.

For a totally unique experience, go to Broadway this Sunday for a cinematic and live music performance showing archive footage on small format movie cameras from 1930’s to 1970’s. In the days before digital cameras and camera phones, Cipher will show us past lives.

And for food lovers, go to Hart’s Restaurant for an evening of great food and live entertainment from Campbell Bass. This highly regarded venue is offering a 3 course meal and entertainment for £30 per person.


We seem the centre of activity here in Nottinghamshire – with major media here for the cricket and boxing and many more top level festivals to boot across the county. The hotels are more or less full this weekend and with the sun shining you have to LoveNotts.

Posted on 25 May 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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