Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th April 2014


Now that Easter is becoming a distant memory, you might be thinking that it’s time to get out and about and walk off all those Easter eggs consumed over the holiday. If that’s the case, then make sure you check out some of the great events and attractions Nottinghamshire has to offer as we bring you our final weekend events roundup for April.

Dial M For Murder at Theatre Royal

Frederick Knott’s gripping story Dial M For Murder, which was famously brought to life by Alfred Hitchcock on the big screen, comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from 22nd – 26th April. With big name actor Christopher Timothy, well known for his role in All Creatures Great and Small, taking a lead role in the play, you’re guaranteed an evening of murder mystery leaving you on the edge of your seat.

Dial M For Murder, follows lead character Tony, who is certain that his wife is having an affair behind his back so  he plots the perfect murder. However, not everything goes according to plan and the story twists and turns in unexpected ways. This is a story of love, betrayal and murder that is sure to have you hooked from beginning to end.

Tickets are still available for Dial M For Murder, and you can book yours now by either visiting the Theatre Royal website, calling in at the box office or calling 0115 9895555.


Newark & Notts Garden Show and All About Dogs Show at Newark Showground

Make a weekend of it this weekend at Newark Showground as it opens its doors for the Newark & Notts Garden Show and the All About Dogs Show from 25th – 27th April 2014.

Newark & Notts Garden Show

The Newark & Notts Garden Show runs from 25th – 27th April and celebrates everything relating to the great outdoors. It’s your chance to browse a vast array of plants, trees, flowers, shrubs and much more. Experts will be on hand to lend a hand, and offer advice on what you should plant in your own garden and the perfect ways to get the most out of your plants. Pippa Greenwood will be in attendance, well known as an expert in her field as a TV presenter and author on all things garden related.

In the same weekend, you can visit the All About Dogs Show, which takes place between 26th – 27th April. It guarantees entertainment for the whole family, whether you’re a keen dog expert or a family looking for a fun day out for everyone. Experts will again be on hand to offer advice should you need it, from behavioural tips to grooming techniques. With live demonstrations and shows as well as opportunities to shop for your very own canine friend, there’s something for everyone.

Ticket details about the Newark & Notts Garden Show and the All About Dogs Show can be found on the Aztec Events website. For more information on the All About Dogs Show, please visit the dedicated website. And for more information on the Newark & Notts Garden Show please the website.


St George’s Day at Bolsover Castle

Celebrate St George’s Day at Bolsover Castle from 26th – 27th April as St George takes on his arch nemesis in a grand battle in the grounds of this beautiful castle. It’s an event for the whole family to witness and there’s even a chance to learn how to do battle like the legend himself as St George rallies people to his cause and teaches you the art of dragon slaying. Pick up a sword take part in a drill to do battle alongside St George.

While you’re there, make sure you explore the castle and its grounds as well, with brand new exhibitions for 2014 and exciting additions for visitors.

Entry to the event is priced at £9.50 for adults, £5.70 for children, £8.60 for concessions and £24.70 for a family ticket. Members are granted FREE entry. All prices include entry to the castle and grounds as well.


Grand Historical & Vintage Bazaar at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Are you a lover of all things vintage and historical? Rufford Abbey Country Park is hosting a special event this weekend on 26th & 27th April to offer you the chance to buy, sell or swap your own vintage items at their Grand Historical & Vintage Bazaar.

The choice of items on display is set to be enormous, and you will be able to browse what’s on show, purchase anything that takes your fancy and sell any items you might wish to get rid of. Living history displays will be played out over the weekend, with actors in period costumes in attendance over the two day event.

Of course once you’re done browsing the items on show, why not walk the grounds of Nottinghamshire’s historical abbey and the country park beyond? It’s a beautiful location for a romantic stroll or family walk on a perfect spring afternoon.

Entry to the event is FREE. Parking is charged at £5.


Marian Clayden: A Dyer’s Journey Through Art & Fashion at Bonington Gallery

Opening to the public from 23rd April at Nottingham’s Bonington Gallery, this fantastic exhibition is set to showcase the work of Marian Clayden, known for her work with fabric in a display entitled A Dyer’s Journey Through Art & Fashion. Over the course of her career, Marian has produced costumes and hangings for the musical Hair in 1970 as well as making hand dyed garments and accessories within her own collection. Her designs are unique and highly sought after, with a look that is classy, elegant and chic. Within this exhibition you will see work from Marian that has taken its inspiration from various themes and cultures including Grand Opera, Iran and ethnic dance.

It is said that her work has blurred boundaries between art, textiles and fashion, making her a pioneer in her field and a name that is recognised internationally. As a mark of respect to her work, Marian was awarded an honorary doctorate from Nottingham Trent University in 2012.

This exhibition runs from 23rd April until 16th May and all details can be found on the Bonington Gallery website.

There’s plenty more happening across our glorious county this coming weekend so for the explorers among you, visit our What’s On page for even more inspiration. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for continuous updates on what’s on in Notts andshare your experiences using the hashtag #lovenotts. 

Posted on 22 April 2014
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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