Things to do this weekend 29th-30th September


The Nottingham Comedy Festival Continues with performances by Sally Ann Hayward, a debut solo slot from Francis Jenkins, Sandi Toksvig live at Nottingham Playhouse, the superb Tiffany Stevenson, Sam Avery and Martin Mor.

The Edinburgh Fringe super sell-out play Bones is on at Nottingham Playhouse. Anyone pining for a past of Panda Pops and Eggy Bread will appreciate this gripping, gritty portrayal of a boy struggling to find a place in a world that doesn’t want him.

Calendar Girls is opening tonight and continuing Saturday for two performances at the Nottingham Arts Theatre, this is sure to be a cheeky feel-good to enjoy with your friends with a glass or two. Even better, each ticket contributes to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Fans of contemporary dance such as Diversity will fall in love with the energy of Decadence, an all-female dance troupe from New York performing at Nottingham Playhouse.

Tomorrow, sees the Malt Cross hosting the Farm Yard records album launch. It’s all free and sure to be fun.

This weekend sees the last of the very special Lantern Lit Evenings at Pure Land Japanese Gardens, which honour an ancient and venerable Japanese tradition. Don’t forget, Pure Land Japanese Garden is the only place in Europe where one may take part in this beautiful experience. It’s closing this weekend, so if you keep putting it off, now is the time to visit.  

The Nottingham Annual Open, a celebration of the best artistic talent in the East and West Midlands, opens this weekend at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and is guaranteed to be an eclectic mix. The Open has had 861 pieces of art submitted.

On Saturday and Sunday The Great Nottinghamshire Show takes place at Highfields Park, on the University of Nottingham campus, with all proceeds in aid of The Children’s Air Ambulance Charity. Here you’ll find a FREE celebration of our county with live music, delicious food and Victorian fair rides.

At Broadway Cinema there is a media programme called Lace from MACE which includes archive footage of films from 1930’s to the 1980’s showing factory scenes in the Lace Market a 1930’s wedding and more.

Also at Broadway, the comedian Tony Hawks makes an appearance as he talks about the film, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis. Tony has been on a mission to track down the entire Moldovan international football team and beat them at tennis.

Get up early on Sunday for the Robin Hood Half Marathon one of the most popular events of its kind in the country. Starting from Victoria Embankment, the updated course takes runners through some iconic and picturesque sites around the city.

Also not to be forgotten is The Nottingham Ghost Walk, where you can be sure of screams aplenty and inspiration for Halloween from the terrifying characters.



Posted on 28 September 2012
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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