Things To Do This Weekend: 3rd – 5th March
History, art, culture and the great outdoors – there is a great selection of events and things to do coming up in Nottingham to make it a weekend like no other! Get up, get outside and let us know what you are up to this weekend. Give us a Tweet or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share your weekend in Nottingham!
Fri 3 March, Workshop 5pm – 7pm
In this creative event for 16-25 year olds Nottingham Trent University students have teamed up with local risograph printing masters Dizzy Ink to present a great afternoon celebrating DIY publishing, fashion and subcultures. In collaboration with Dance 4 and Fred Perry, the students will be exhibiting their handmade publications (or zines as they’re widely known) reflecting on the relationship between fashion, identity and subculture and encouraging you to do the same! The free two hour workshop lets you have a go with the unique technique of risograph printing and create a zine to take home.
Wednesday 1 March – Monday 17 July 2017
Albert Ball was just 17 when he joined the Sherwood Foresters at the outbreak of WWII and over the following three years he achieved an incredible 44 victories. Honoured with the Victoria Cross after his untimely death, he is thought of as the United Kingdom’s best flying ace. On the centennial year of his death, Nottingham Castle Museum presents an exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of this local hero.
Saturday 4th March
With trying to achieve a more environmentally friendly lifestyle becoming increasingly popular, there is much we can learn from schemes such as the Hockerton Housing Project. On this tour you are invited to take in the day to day workings of this community of five sustainable houses; learn about their food, water and renewable energy systems, tour one of the homes, and listen to a presentation on the challenges faced during development of the project. A truly unique glimpse into a fully functioning, self-efficient community, you might just be inspired to make your home and lifestyle more environmentally friendly too.
Everyday at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
The complex network of caves hidden beneath Nottingham’s streets have weaved their way into fabric of the city’s history. Naturally, some of the most dramatic and well preserved tales were based around the castle quarter, and this fascinating tour lets you in on all the secrets whilst exploring behind the scenes areas of Nottingham Castle. Take a tour to experience the caves for yourself, learning on the way the gruesome tales of Roger Mortimer, King David II of Scotland or you may be able to take a tour with Robin Hood himself…
With some of the caves dating back to medieval times, the tour is strenuous with LOTS of steep steps. However, for those who wish to descend through hundreds of years the tour is a must.