Things to do This Weekend 5th – 7th October

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October is here! And she is certainly proving to be a chilly one, so this weekend, we’ve decided to provide you with details of lots of indoor entertainment and activities to get stuck in to, and a couple for you to enjoy and embrace the refreshing autumn air.

World famous “artist and salad enthusiast” Jon Burgerman will be hosting a talk and Q&A this afternoon at 1.45pm at Broadway Theatre. The former Nottingham resident and doodler extraordinaire will be discussing his career and recent move to New York. Sure to be inspiring as well as witty, tickets can be purchased from New College Nottingham for £5 and £3 for students.

The heart warming Olivier award-winning comedy, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, along with its lovable, familiar characters launched on Monday at The Theatre Royal. It’s on tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow (Saturday 6th) at 2:30pm, and this is your last chance to experience the classic Jim Cartwright play.

Goose Fair has been on since Wednesday, and is continuing to terrify and delight visitors up until Sunday 7th. Their new ride, Atmosfear, has been a huge hit, and we have to admit that it looks like the scariest ride yet! Watch the footage here:

Head on down this weekend for your annual candyfloss-loving, thrill-seeking, mushy-pea-and-mint sauce eating good time!

Watch the name Lisa Kendricks, as she is set to be big news. Influenced by the likes of Bob Marley, Etta James, Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige, Nottingham based Lisa’s songs combine reggae with hints of R&B/Soul creating a great sound. Her lyrics promote peace and raise awareness of the current issues affecting the world. You can see Lisa at the Nottingham Playhouse tonight!

For the more outdoorsy of you, the Woodland Fair at Clumber Park is a celebration of wood, woodlands, and the products that originate from this important natural resource. The event runs all weekend and will bring the whole chain of the story of trees and woodlands together from tree nurseries, to arborists, woodland crafts and traders from across the region. You wood be mad to miss it!

Getting back indoors from the bracing autumn chill on Saturday is an unusual event that gives you the chance to see a play in the early stages of development.  The Nottingham Playhouse presents Common Land. After a summer of research and talking to people in St Anns, Nottingham playwright Mufaro Makubika will share some of the stories he has gathered from the past and present communities living there. This is a free event but please book your place in advance through the Box Office.

The Capital FM Arena is proud to host Cheryl this Saturday. This is her first solo, nationwide arena tour, and despite this, she is no stranger to the live circuit- she opened as a special guest for the Black Eyed Peas in 2010, and played four arena tours as part of girl band, Girls Aloud. Cheryl will be performing songs from all three albums on the tour as well as some surprises!

The Diary of a Football Nobody launches at the Nottingham Playhouse today. The new play, showing until the 20th October, was written by acclaimed Nottinghamshire writer William Ivory, whose recent successes include the screen play for Made in Dagenham and his TV adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love. It’s a candid warts-and-all tale of what it was like to play football in the 1970s – a world far removed from the riches and celebrity of the modern game. Exciting and sure to inspire and inform, this is a must see play for everybody, football fan or not.

Posted on 05 October 2012
Featured author: Erin

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

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