Things to do this weekend, 4th – 6th April 2014
Spring is well and truly upon us and when we stop to think about it, we are now almost a third of the way through 2014! When you put it like that it sounds crazy! So with the longer days and the weather getting warmer, there really hasn’t been a better time to get outside and make the most of what Nottinghamshire has to offer. Here’s our weekly round-up of what you can sample for the weekend ahead.
Added Value? at The Harley Gallery
Looking to see what the latest trends are in luxury goods? The Harley Gallery has a quirky exhibition starting this week. Entitled Added Value? the exhibition showcases the work of six leading craftspeople who are at the forefront of luxury items. Whether it’s shoes made using over 200 processes or 3D handmade wallpaper, this exhibition is going to leave you wanting some of the items on display either in your home or in your wardrobe!
Added Value? explores why we seek luxury, crafted items and why they tend to be more expensive and sought after than machine made, mainstream goods. What is the appeal? What is the added value? This exhibition even digs deep into the processes and techniques used and asks why these make the items more valuable to us in price and aesthetic value.
The skill and creativity involved in these items is what really intrigues us and this is what the exhibition looks to explore.
Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair at Newark Showground
As the largest outdoor antiques and collectors fair in Europe, and featured regularly on antique shows on television, Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair represents the true haven for all lovers of antiques if you’re looking to pick up the perfect item. It’s a world-wide phenomenon, offering an 84 acre site on which you can browse some of the best antiques on offer today. With around 2,500 stands, professional stall holders who know their antiques items well and easily accessible by road, there’s no excuse to miss one of the largest events of its kind in the world. Whether you’re in search of art, furniture, sports memorabilia or pottery, you are guaranteed to find a curio of interest here.
The event runs from the 3rd – 4th April. Parking is FREE.
Lincoln Green Beer Festival at Lincoln Green Brewery
For any real ale lovers, there’s one place to be this weekend. Lincoln Green Brewery are well known across Nottinghamshire for producing some of the finest real ales, all uniquely named and many in a Nottinghamshire theme. Whether you love their famous ‘Hood’ ale or you’re partial to a pint of ‘Tuck’, Lincoln Green represent Nottinghamshire perfectly with their offering of real ales.
This weekend they’re hosting their very own Beer Festival at the brewery itself, located in Hucknall. Here you will have the opportunity to sample many of the ales they produce including some of their latest creations. 30 real ales will be on offer as well as real ciders, live music and hot food on offer on the Saturday night; guaranteeing a perfect social atmosphere in which to enjoy some of the finest brews in the country.
Nottingham Does Vintage at Nottingham Playhouse
Vintage items have seen a boom in popularity recently, with vintage clothing becoming increasingly fashionable and vintage items adorning the inside of peoples homes. If you’re a lover of all things vintage then make your way over to Nottingham Playhouse this Saturday, 5th April from 10.30am – 4.30pm for an event guaranteed to excite!
With vintage stalls, beauty parlours, live music and much more, you will be in the mood for all things vintage at the Playhouse. Earlier this year saw the first ever Nottingham Vintage Fair at the Playhouse and the event proved so popular that it’s back again due to popular demand. All stall holders are very knowledgeable in their field and they are hand picked for the event. Whether you want to browse the rails of vintage clothing, pick up some unique jewellery or sample the vintage life in the tea rooms, you won’t struggle to find things to do or items to browse at an affordable price.
BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out – Various Nottinghamshire Venues
On Sunday 6th April, BBC Radio Nottingham hosts its Big Day Out, a special day that offers members of the public the opportunity to experience some of the best Nottinghamshire museums and attractions for FREE. Some of the attractions taking part include Nottingham Castle, D.H. Lawrence Heritage and Newark Air Museum.
This year sees the 5th annual Big Day Out and the day has proved hugely popular and successful in the past for members of the public. You will be able to experience some of the finest museums and attractions across the county. All the attractions taking part are offering free admission in some form, so it makes for the perfect family day out. For a full list of venues taking part, please visit our dedicated Big Day Out page and click on the PDF document attached.