Things to do this weekend, 3-5 February 2011

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Crikey it’s cold, but the sky is blue here in sunny Notts. If you’re stuck for something to do this weekend, then don’t despair. Here are a few options of events and activities.

Most importantly, do you fancy winning a luxury weekend package for two including massages at the Nottingham Belfry, dinner at Le Bistrot Pierre and overnight accommodation at the four star Mercure Hotel Nottingham?

Well all you need to do to enter our super Valentines competition is take a funky photo of yourself and a loved one at Newstead Abbey, Newark Castle, Old Market Square or Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and post it on our fab Love Notts facebook page. The best and most creative photo will win our fantastic prize.

The best Snowdrops festival in the whole world opens today at Hodsock Priory and will be available to visitors throughout the month. OK so we might be biased, but it genuinely is fantastic. Celebrating its 21 anniversary, there are plenty of events taking place included guided tours by the staff.

Newark Showground is host to the bimonthly Newark International Antiques and Collectors Fair today and tomorrow. Hunt out a bargain at the biggest fair of its kind in Europe, right on your doorstep.

At the Albert Hall, there will be a performance of A Sea Symphony by the great English composer, Vaughan Williams. Under the guidance of young international conductor James Lowe, a full symphony orchestra and chorus will also perform Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and Mendelssohn’s The Fair Melusine.

Round the corner at Nottingham Playhouse is the welcome return of Court in the Act following its sold out performances in Neat 2011. Includes Pippa Evans from BBC2 Fast and Loose and a special matinee show tomorrow trials Harry Potter, Ben 10 or Peppa Pig.

Among the cold weather you can still find inner peace at a Sunday Meditation Day at Purelands Japanese Garden Centre.

…And from Twitter

–          @hoops120 “I’ll be braving the cold weather for a brisk walk around Highfields Lake, then a look at the Lowry exhibition before it closes.”

–          @Lauracatchpole “It’s National Library Day #NLD12, so I shall be visiting Nottingham Central Library and stocking up on books!”

Posted on 03 February 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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