Things to do this weekend, 29 June to 1 July 2012


Phew, what another big week it’s been in Notts, with the Olympic torch travelling through the county yesterday and leaving Nottingham Castle this morning. We’ll start with more sporty things to do this weekend, seeing as we’re in an active spirit:

Head to the National Water Sports Centre to watch the Outlaw Triathlon or maybe have a go at the Speedo Big Swim. The triathlon seems to be really gaining in popularity as a major sporting event and the big swim is a completely unique experience.

If this year is all about celebrating Great Britain then the British Armed Forces should be celebrated too. Supporting years of service in Iraq, Afghanistan and more, head to Wollaton Hall for an Armed Forces Weekend.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning at Nottingham Contemporary is a homage to the Alan Sillitoe book that was made into a film starring Albert Finney. Start your Saturday night with a film screening with a special introduction by the author’s son, followed by live music and DJ at Café.Bar.Contemporary. Then relax your way through Sunday morning with a Jazz Brunch from 11am.

As if Broadway needed to prove it’s the place for movie fans, it really has an outstanding event this evening called Inside Hollywood. Two time Oscar winner Randy Thom will be on hand for a Q&A about his work as a sound designer and his first major film, Apocalypse Now will be screened shortly after.

We have some tremendous outdoor theatre events taking place this weekend with Romeo and Juliet at Creswell Crags, Macbeth at Newstead Abbey, Julius Caeser at Thoresby Park and Noel Coward’s Private Lives at Nottingham Castle.

Nottingham University is a great place to head this weekend too, there’s Gulliver’s Travels at Lakeside Arts Centre and a Picnic in the Park at University Park.


Please do let us know what you’re up to at the weekends in Nottinghamshire, as we’ll quite happily publish your recommendations. Contact us via Facebook, Twitter or email us at

Posted on 29 June 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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