Things to do this weekend, 28th – 30th March 2014

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We have another feast of events lined up for you this weekend – you really will be spoiled for choice and won’t know what to do first! Whether you are looking for something to do on your own, as a family or with friends, we’re sure Nottinghamshire will serve up the perfect past-time for you this weekend. And make sure you check out our handy What’s On page for more inspiration.


48 Hours of Fashion at Nottingham’s Old Market Square

Nottingham’s Old Market Square will be fashion central on the 29th and 30th March as 48 Hours of Fashion takes over for the weekend. And as the home to legendary designer and fashion icon Paul Smith, Nottingham sets many trends in the world of style. The broad offering of shops in the city has made Nottingham one of the top destinations in the country for shopping, whether it be mainstream retailers or independent shops with unique items not found anywhere else.

More than 60 businesses have signed up to be a part of the event already, meaning that you will have plenty of choice when it comes to what to try on and what to buy. With a catwalk showing choreographed routines to display some of the top trends of 2014, names such as American Apparel and Temprells in attendance, and most of the items displayed available from the selected retailers in store within the city, you can truly make this a weekend being a true dedicated follower of fashion.

Entry to the catwalk is FREE and shows are on the hour every hour. For more information on the event please visit the 48 Hours of Fashion website.


What Became of the Red Shoes? at Nottingham Playhouse

Youngsters and their families will love What Became of the Red Shoes which is coming to Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday.

The story revolves around a young girl called Ruby, who decided to explore her grandma’s attic. While exploring, she discovers lots of old junk including an old black and white photograph of a girl wearing a pair of shoes. Much to Ruby’s amazement, the shoes are red. Ruby’s imagination is sparked as she decides to embark on a quest to find these mysterious red shoes once and for all. Join Ruby on her journey as this award-winning show which includes plenty of music and dance and features Nottingham panto favourite Rebecca Little.

Tickets are available at either the Nottingham Playhouse box office or by visiting the website.


Carlton First World War Heritage Day at Carlton Centre Infant School

Help to commemorate the events of First World War as part of the World War One Centenary and Nottinghamshire’s own Trent To Trenches programme by visiting the Carlton Centre Infant School this Friday (28th March) for a special heritage day.

The Mayor of Gedling will be in attendance for the event, and will be sowing Flanders poppy seeds with the children to commemorate the Great War. Organisers of the event are encouraging people to bring along any items or memorabilia with them from the time. So if you have anything of interest that will fascinate the public and lend a hand in educating people on the events of the First World War then feel free to bring them along.

Entry to the event is FREE for everyone. For more information on  Trent To Trenches events, please visit our dedicated events page.


The Play That Goes Wrong at the Theatre Royal

Nottingham’s Theatre Royal is proud to present The Play That Goes Wrong, an hilarious production that has already had two successful stints in the West End and a highly acclaimed performance at the Edinburgh Festival.

The Play That Goes Wrong tells the story of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are determined to put on a show and get everything ready for the first night of their new production. A 1920s murder mystery, their production faces a fight against time to be ready for opening night as everything that can go wrong does go wrong. With slapstick and hilarity throughout, this performance will have you laughing from beginning to end.

Tickets for this production are still available from the Theatre Royal Box Office or alternatively visit the website and make sure you grab your seat now.


The Hart’s Wedding Open Day at Hart’s Hotel

Are you planning that special day? On Saturday you have the opportunity to visit Hart’s and see for yourself what a fantastic venue it is for a wedding at a special Open Day. The venue’s own wedding coordinator, Kirsty Wilson, will be on hand to offer expert advice and will be able to check availability as well as any of the latest offers should you wish to look at potential future dates.

Hart’s is one of the finest hotels in Nottingham and provides an up-market location to spend a very special day. With its boutique feel, secluded gardens and luxury accommodation as well as the critically acclaimed Hart’s Restaurant serving up modern British cooking in stylish surroundings, you can look forward to a memorable day with your friends and family.

For more information on this and future events as well as information on how to book a stay at Hart’s visit the website.

Posted on 24 March 2014
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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