Things to do this weekend, 27th – 29th March 2015


Getting excited for the weekend can sometimes help you to get through the week. Luckily, we have our weekly roundup for you again today so that you can better plan the weekend ahead and decide what you want to do for your next big Nottinghamshire day out. You can always keep up to date with things to do around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire on our Twitter and Facebook pages as well.

Spring Food Fest at Thoresby Courtyard

This Saturday and Sunday, indulge in the delights of local food and drink as local artisan producers set up their stalls in front of the stunning backdrop of Thoresby Courtyard at the Spring Food Fest. Sample fresh produce from around 30 local companies including cheeses, meats and much more. You will of course have the opportunity to purchase anything that tickles the taste buds so it’s a perfect event to try something new and find out what tasty products might be manufactured right on your doorstep.

And of course once you’re done, you can explore the charming setting of Thoresby Courtyard and pop into the gallery. Admission to the Food Fest is free and parking at Thoresby Courtyard is also free. For more information on the event, please visit the website.

Nottingham Creative Fringe at Various Nottingham Venues

Hockley credit VisitEngland 1

Hockley, Nottingham. Image Credit VisitEngland.

Nottingham gets creative this weekend as the arts take centre stage in the city for the Creative Fringe. Bringing together Hockley and Sneinton, the event will showcase local artists, from musicians to painters as well as many more and bring together the city’s creative individuals over two days.

Part of Nottingham’s contribution to the BBC Get Creative campaign, the Nottingham Creative Fringe sees the return of the Arts Fair at Sneinton Market Place on both the Saturday and Sunday, and the base for the festival will be City Arts at 11-13 Hockley. A full programme of events can be found on the official website.

Gedling Country Park Opening Event

Nottingham’s newest country park opens this weekend with high anticipation. The site of the former Gedling Colliery, this open space will offer visitors 240 acres of greenery with footpaths and wildlife in abundance. Enjoy walks through the park which offers fantastic views of the surrounding area, as well as the opportunity to cycle on a variety of trails, from begginer trails to experience routes with steep inclines and challenging sections. For the opening, a range arts, crafts and events will be taking place for all ages so be sure to check out what’s happening before you visit!

The new park is easily accessible by car, bus and bike so make sure you make a day of it and enjoy the Spring air this weekend. For more information, please visit the official website.

The Hollies at The Theatre Royal

The Hollies made their breakthrough in the 1960s and were one of the leading British rock groups of their time. With hits such as He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop and many more, they’re well established in the countries rock folklore and have been in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2010.

They bring their ever-popular ballads to the Theatre Royal this weekend in a show that showcases why they’re still a much-loved band in our music folklore. They’ve never broken up, and their passion for performing and writing new music is as strong as it ever has been. So for a chance to see them live in concert, visit the Theatre Royal website now. Show starts at 7.30pm on Sunday 29th March.

A Night for Dark Tales at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant

Michael Whysall and Dave Brookes return to Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant this weekend for A Night of Dark Tales from their large collection of interesting and intriguing narratives. Dave and Michael regularly tour the country sharing their stories with the public and capturing the imaginations of many.

They’re known as The Woolly Tellers, and as writers and performers the pair are hugely entertaining and great fun to listen to for an evening. So make sure you visit Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant this weekend to hear the latest stories from the pair as you sit back and enjoy their fascinating recitals. For more information, please visit the website.

Posted on 23 March 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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