Things to do this weekend, 27th February – 1st March 2015


We say goodbye to February and hello to March this weekend – and there are already signs of spring blooming across Nottinghamshire.  The change in seasons brings with it a change in things to do across the county. There’s plenty to look forward to in March but for now, let’s see what’s happening this weekend. Of course you can find out more about what’s on by keeping up with us on Twitter and Facebook 24 hours a day.

Al Murray at Nottingham Playhouse

Comedian and pub landlord Al Murray delivers his brand of comedy to Nottingham Playhouse on a special tour to commemorate 20 years of his stand-up genius.

His latest show, One Man, One Guvnor, promises to showcase all that his fans love about his performances as he has rapidly become a household name and a British institution. With his audience engagement and ‘landlord’ views, this is a show not to be missed if you want good old fashioned, laugh-a-minute comedy.

For more information on how to book for either the matinee performance or evening performance this Sunday, please visit the Nottingham Playhouse website.

Head of the Trent Rowing Race at Nottingham Rowing Club

Watch competitive and exhilarating races along the River Trent this Sunday as Head of the Trent brings time trial racing to Nottingham. With clubs from all over the UK competing, this event consists of three processional time trials throughout the day as all the clubs compete to be the winner.

Take a spot on Victoria Embankment or on the suspension bridge or at the Nottingham Rowing Club and see who comes out victorious. Hot drinks and food will be available from the rowing club during the day.

For more information on the event, please click here.

Lace Collection Tour at Nottingham Industrial Museum

Nottingham is of course well known for its lace production and 2this weekend the Nottingham Industrial Museum is hosting a special tour of their lace collection at 2pm. 

The curator will guide visitors around the lace making equipment at the museumand will also be talking through the processes and pieces produced from these machines. It’s a rare glimpse into this art form and an opportunity to see the Nottingham City Museum and Gallery’s collection up close.

For more information visit the Nottingham Industrial Museum website.

Madame Parboiled’s Late Night Interactive Dungeon Show at Ye Olde Salutation Inn

Learn more about Nottingham’s horrible history and delve deeper into its caves with an entertaining and educational evening in the company of Madame Parboiled on her late night interactive dungeon show.

Join the medieval castle worker as she takes you through some of the more gruesome parts of the city deep underground, and learn about how people were hung, drawn and quartered in medieval times.

To book your place on the tour this Friday, please click here.

Sticky Buns & Fruit Breads at School of Artisan Food

Perfect a new skill at the School of Artisan Food this weekend with this special introductory course on making sticky buns and fruit breads. British baker Wayne Caddy will be on hand to teach you how to perfect the art of making these delicious treats as you spend the day  going through the process step by step and perfecting all the elements of the process.

Of course, everything you bake you will be able to take away with you at the end of the day, and some of the treats you’ll be baking include jammy doughnuts, Chelsea buns, iced fingers and hot cross buns as well as many more.

To book your place on this or any other courses at the School of Artisan Food visit the website. Places for this course are available at time of publishing on 23rd February 2015.

Posted on 23 February 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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