Things to do this weekend, 6th – 8th November 2015


So October has been and gone in the blink of an eye – and what a successful month it was! With the title of Home of Sport being awarded to Nottingham, as well as a packed October programme of events and festivals in the UK’s festival city, you might wonder how November can top it. Well, dare we mention the countdown to Christmas is now on? The first week of November promises to deliver laughs, light shows and little sprinkles of festive cheer to light up your eyes and warm your senses. Head over to our Twitter and Facebook pages to find out more and make sure you read on to see our top choices for things to do this week across Nottinghamshire.


Nottingham Comedy Festival at Various Nottingham Venues

Putting the ‘Ha’ into Nottingham for seven years now, the Nottingham Comedy Festival returns from 6th – 14th November with over 110 shows confirmed at many venues across the city. Some of the finest stand-up performers from across the county, country and the globe are set to take to the stage and perform some of their best material for lucky Nottingham audiences.

Venues taking part include the Canalhouse and Castle Rock Brewery to name a few. Information on the acts and ticket prices are available on the NCF Comedy website.

Lustre 2015 at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Situated in the grounds of Highfields Park with its ornate lake and autumnal foliage, Lustre adds a sprinkle of festive cheer to early November and a chance to make a start on the Christmas shopping. If you like to find unique gifts that you simply won’t see anywhere else, then Lustre is the place for you.

Sellers from far and wide bring handmade items, ranging from precious jewellery to lovingly made ceramics and lighting. You really will be spoilt for choice. So treat your family and friends this Christmas with a little gift from one of the finest events of its kind. To find out more information, head over to the Nottingham Lakeside website.

Winterfest Christmas Arts and Crafts at Thoresby Hall

Not only do you have Lustre to find a few Christmas gift ideas this week, but further afield in the charming surroundings of Thoresby Hall, visitors can enjoy the annual Winterfest Christmas Arts and Crafts event.

With a range of delicate hand made jewellery, pottery, arts and craft items to browse from a wide range of inventive sellers, you’re sure to find a few Christmas presents that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Entry and parking are free for the event. More information on Winterfest and Thoresby Hall can be found here.

My Sight Nottinghamshire Charity Fire Walk and Fireworks Spectacular at Nottingham Castle

This Saturday, not only can you marvel at a spectacular fireworks display at Nottingham Castle to mark the Bonfire season, but you can also watch things heat up as people take part in a fire walk to raise money for My Sight Nottinghamshire. If you’re feeling brave, you can even register and dare to set foot on the hot coals yourself to raise money!

Participants will walk the hot coals before a spectacular fireworks finale to the evening on Saturday 7th November. It’s an exhilarating night, and one that has become a mainstay of the yearly Bonfire Night celebrations. To find out more about the event and to register for the fire walk, visit the My Sight website.

Winter Talks – Mysterious Masters at The Workhouse

Over the course of the winter, The Workhouse in Southwell will be hosting a series of talks to shed light on the history of this marvellous local heritage site. This weeks talk, on Friday 6th November, delves deeper into the past masters from the Workhouse and the public perception of them.

Hosted by Derek Wileman, this talk aims to look at the image portrayed of masters in stories such as those by Dickens and whether there was another side to their character that history has so far chosen to forget. Find out more on this event and booking a place for the talk, which includes a character led tour, visit the Workhouse website.

Posted on 02 November 2015
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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