Things to do this weekend, 27 – 28 July

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Wednesday seems like a good day to start thinking about the weekend. Here’s a sample of events prepared specially for you to enjoy during the weekend to come. For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.

Sculpture in the Sanctuarysculpture

Developed over the past 25 years the Swan Sanctuary has become a vital attraction to the Garden Centre. The Native Mute Swans (many of whom came with injuries) live in harmony with a wide variety of Waterfowl Species from around the world. Sculpture in the Sanctuary is a biennial exhibition gathering over 60 artists with 150 original pieces of sculpture. All the works will be for sale, making it possible for the visitors to acquire a unique work of art.


We recommend film lovers to take a peek into Broadway’s end of July and August screenings. There are a variety of films, operas and animations to choose from. In the intimate surrounding of Broadway cinema each experience seems magical. Invite a friend or two and enter the amazing world of Broadway cinema.

Pride & Prejudice

Nottingham Castle would like to welcome you into their gardens for magnificent outdoor theatre. Join family and friends for what promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer as you picnic under a beautiful summer sky. On the Friday evening step into the classical world of Pride and Prejudice with the play adapted by Laura Turner. Booking your place in the audience is essential so don’t miss out.

‘The Great Escape!’ at The Galleries of Justice  Gallery of Justice

On 27th July The Galleries of Justice start their brand new actor lead tour ‘The Great Escape’. Explore six floors of terrifying history where criminals were held and tortured. Nottingham’s history of crime and punishment is waiting for you right behind the walls of The Galleries of Justice. It’s an attraction for school age children and adults so don’t be shy pop and discover something new about the crime history of Notts. This brand new actor lead tour will run through the summer until September.

Notts Nosh Local Food Celebration Event

The Notts Nosh Local Food Celebration Event will take place on Saturday 27 July between 10am and 3pm at Sneinton Market Square. The free fun event will feature 8 workshops, including how to create a vertical edible garden, keeping bees and extracting honey, jams and chutneys, and making soft cheese with foraged herbs. There will be a host of local food producer stalls from chocolatiers to artisan bread and handmade pies. Food related talks feature Nottingham’s very own Marsha Smith talking about her Family Cafe model. It will be a Saturday filled with attractions for everyone.


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Posted on 24 July 2013
Featured author: Kinga

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

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