Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th September 2015

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This week we’re celebrating historic milestones, local produce, sporting success and wartime nostalgia – all wrapped up into a neat and tidy three day package we like to call the weekend! Of course this handy, five event-long guide is not a comprehensive list of what’s on in Nottinghamshire, so be sure to visit our what’s on page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.


The Great Notts Show 2015 at Old Market Square

Known as the annual show where Nottinghamshire celebrates local produce, art and crafts and real ale, The Great Notts Show 2015 is not to be missed if you like all of the above and much more!

The plethora of great smelling food and drink, as well as the chance to give them a try before you buy, makes this the ideal event if you’re in search of new tasty treats to add to a recipe, or if you simply want to discover something new from a wide selection of inventive local producers. To find out more on this years event, head over to the Great Notts Show website.


IKANO Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon at Victoria Embankment

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Runners dress up as Nottingham’s famous outlaw, Robin Hood.

Every year, thousands of budding runners descend upon Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment to take part in the IKANO Robin Hood Marathon. This weekend, the Marathon and Half Marathon will sweep through the city as experienced and novice runners alike run the routes for charities, corporate challenges, or for personal reasons.

2015 sees the introduction of a new route, keeping much of the original, but incorporating famous Nottingham landmarks along the way that have not been included in previous years. Whether you’re taking part or cheering on a relative or friend, it’s an adrenaline pumping day for the entire city. Click here to find out more.


150th Anniversary Victorian Open Day at The Theatre Royal

2015 is a landmark year for one of the most recognisable and important buildings within the city of Nottingham, as the Theatre Royal, home to some of the greats of the entertainment world over the decades, celebrates its 150th anniversary.

To help mark this milestone, the theatre will be opening its doors this weekend for two Victorian themed open days, including exclusive behind the scenes tours, arts and crafts, street theatre entertainment, and much more. And to make the weekend complete, why not book tickets to Hood: The Legend Continues – a special theatrical production commissioned especially for the 150 year celebrations. To find out more, visit the Theatre Royal website.


On the Home Front, 1939 – 45 at Rufford Abbey Country Park

The spirit of wartime Britain will come to life before your eyes at Rufford Abbey this weekend, as On The Home Front, 1939 – 45, recreates much that made the nation great during a period of unrest.

Watch live re-enactments, and meet many famous faces from the time, including Winston Churchill and General Montgomery. The ARP and fire services will be tackling wartime blazes during a live air raid experience, military vehicles and equipment will be in use and on display, and you can marvel at a fly past of aircraft from the Battle of Britain. To find out more information on the wartime weekend, please visit the website.


Nottinghamshire v Hampshire at Trent Bridge

The final fixture of the cricket season for Nottinghamshire comes to Trent Bridge this week, as the outlaws take on Hampshire. Nottinghamshire will be aiming to claim second place in the LV County Championship and it looks likely that Ashes hero Stuart Broad will line up for the home side in their season bow.

Tickets are still on sale for the match, which takes place from 22nd – 25th September 2015. To find out more on the match, as well as how to purchase tickets, please visit the club website.

Posted on 21 September 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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