Things to do this weekend, 6-8 July 2012


It might be wet outside but you can still bring some sunshine into your life this weekend with a whole range of things to do across Nottinghamshire. Here’s our selection of what’s on and you can visit our website to explore more events in Nottingham.

If you’re going to get wet, well you might as well enjoy it, try Splash Dance at the National Water Sports Centre. It’s an event targeted at dancing for under 7’s.

A super free indoor option is New Art Exchange where there is an exhibition about Haitian Vodoo rituals and Mardi Gras Festivals. Highly recommended is the café at the front of the gallery as a great place to relax over coffee.

Mansfield Arts Festival starts tomorrow, Saturday 7 July, with a whole host of exhibitions, storytelling at Mansfield library and events across the town and an Italian market. The festival stays with us all next week and into next weekend.

The Nottingham Food and Drink Festival continues until Sunday with cookery talks and stalls in Old Market Square as well as demonstrations and a range of super offers at a range of restaurants in Nottingham.

Outdoor theatre bravely continues at attractions across the county. If there are still tickets left try Romeo and Juliet at Newark Castle, Sword in the Stone at Hodsock Priory or Julius Caesar at Nottingham Castle.


Catch the Mansfield Arts Festival

Little girls love Angelina Ballerina and they can catch a theatre performance of the loveable character in The Mousical at Nottingham Playhouse until Sunday.

Southwell Library Poetry Festival will present some of the finest poets and up and coming talent across the country. Catch the Rime of the Ancient Mariner tomorrow night or if there are any tickets left, have tea with the inspiring Wendy Cope.

If you want to escape the rain and still get out a little bit, take a house tour of Newstead Abbey, the former ancestral poet Lord Byron. Tours are available on Sunday and why not take lunch there in the tea room afterwards.

At Newark Showground you’ll find Europe’s top event tribute to the USA. At Americana International this year you’ll find classic cars and trucks, music and a whole host of side shows giving you a slice of the American Dream.


Unfortunately the wet weather has already claimed the Ashfield Show for this weekend due to flooding. We’ll keep you posted with any future notifications about the proposed event.

Posted on 06 July 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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