Things to do this weekend, 27-29 July
Apparently, there is quite a major sporting event starting this weekend and that means the Olympics opening ceremony is today everyone. So whether you’re a sport addict or trying to escape the intensity of it all, we have the right solutions for you.
There are several places to see the Olympics across Nottingham. If you fancy catching up on the sport with a pint, then close to the castle is The Roebuck on St James Street or The Approach on Friar Lane. If you’re staying overnight, then you can catch the Olympics at the Park Plaza Hotel.
For a venue with a difference, then head to Broadway Cinema and ask at the café bar to keep up to date with all the developments. Alternatively, at Southwell Minster you can catch the Opening Ceremony for free from 7pm this evening.
If the sporting angle is inspiring you to get active then try the Bassetlaw Games Clumber Park Mile at the National Trust park near Worksop. Entry is £4 per person or £12 for a family of up to 4 people and includes a £5 Sweatshop voucher.
This year’s Nottinghamshire Pride takes place at The Forest Recreation Ground and promises to be the biggest ever. There’ll be live music and lots of experiential tents to explore. Acts available over the weekend include Basshunter, Ruth Lorenzo, Sleeze Sisters, Nina Smith and more.
Three new art exhibitions open this weekend too:
At Thoresby Gallery is an exhibition of landscapes by Sheila Millward on a variety of media. Views of the Lake District feature strongly.
Over at the Djanogly Art Gallery at University Park, Sonya Viney presents crafts inspired by still life in everyday objects. Both exhibitions are free.
An innovative exhibition at New Art Exchange showcases the 40 finalists from a digital competition called The Culture Cloud. The exhibition is open until the end of August where audience voting will help pick two winners receiving up to £2,000 cash and a personalized iPad App.