Things to do this weekend, 26-28 April 2013


Here are some great ideas for things to do this weekend in Nottinghamshire. We’re delighted to welcome Wallace and Gromit to Old Market Square at 3pm on Saturday as part of the VisitEngland Great Adventure campaign.

Cultural Inspiration

Opening this week, The Kite Runner has its European Premiere at Nottingham Playhouse. It is accompanied by a free exhibition called Freedom in Air in the theatre foyer looking at the inspiration behind the book.

Opening this week, The First Cut explores how contemporary artists work with paper, displaying work by established artists and emerging talent from around the globe.

Opening Saturday at the Nottingham Contemporary is the Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, a major exhibition curated by Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey that explores the world of new technology and traces its connections to our distant past.

Over at The Glee Club, you’ll find some of the Best in Live Stand Up on Friday and Saturday night. Head on over to catch Joe Lycett, Fredrick Andersson, Marlon Davis and Ro Campbell.

Love Local

Take part in all that is good about Shoppingham with 48 Hours of Fashion in the city that gave the world Paul Smith. The catwalk comes to Old Market Square with styling tips, trend advice in an overall fashion masterclass.

Forest 2 Furniture is an exhibition of handmade furniture by Master Craftsman Patrick Turk at Southwell Minster. Included in the exhibition are pieces made from an English Yew from a garden in Oxton.

Enjoy the vintage years of industrial England at the Steaming Day at the Nottingham Industrial Museum at Wollaton Hall stable block.

With 50 stalls over two floors the Nottingham Vintage Fair at The Albert Hall includes vintage clothing, homeware, jewellery and a vintage tea shop.

Legendary Experiences

The Grand Historical & Vintage Bazaar at Rufford Abbey is a historical bring-and-buy sale with any period accepted.  Be prepared to see enthusiasts, individual re-enactors and a whole host of collectible items.

Step back to 1840’s England and meet characters from the past at Southwell Workhouse in Graft, Gruel and Good-for-Nothings.

Take a specialist tour of DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum highlighting ecological issues with The Thrifty Victorian Themed Tour. The tour show us that the Victorians were dab hands at recycling and sustainability.

Posted on 24 April 2013
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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