Things to do this weekend, 7th – 9th February 2014


The long month of January is now over for another year and with the snowdrops now in bloom, we can be sure that spring is not far off – even if the weather is still a little chilly. Here in Nottinghamshire we are already looking forward to a packed weekend of events. So here’s our weekly round-up of what’s on around the county.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair comes to Nottingham

Browse more than 40 stalls at Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair which returns to Nottingham’s Albert Hall on Sunday. The event is the perfect opportunity to pick up vintage clothes, accessories and pieces for your home at affordable prices. Step back in time by visiting the Vintage Beauty Parlour and enjoy a cup of tea at the kitsch tea party. Further information on the event is available via Facebook.

Admission is £2 (£1 for pensioners and NUS card holders)

Nursing exhibition at Mansfield Museum

Thousands of women worked as nurses during the First World War you can find out about their contribution at an exhibition at Mansfield Museum. The exhibition, which is called Everybody’s Darling opens on Saturday and forms part of the First World War centenary events. Nursing the battle-wounded soldiers was a difficult task, and some even lost their own lives, but they commanded a great deal of respect.

This poignant exhibition runs until 29th March and is FREE to attend.

The Champion Beer of Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is renowned for its microbreweries which produce many different types of real ales and ciders. This weekend Nottingham CAMRA will be hosting the Champion Beer of Nottinghamshire at the Canal House on Thursday and this will be followed by a beer festival which opens at 5pm on Thursday and runs until Saturday (while stocks last). The top beers will be decided by CAMRA members and during the festival ale fans will also be asked to nominate their own top three brews.

Nearly Dan perform at Glee Club

Fans of the US rock band Steely Dan will be in for a treat when live act Nearly Dan visits Nottingham’s Glee Club on Sunday. Described as more ‘homage’ than tribute, the band will be celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the first Steely Dan album Can’t Buy A Thrill, which featured hits such as Do It Again and Reelin’ In The Years. The band’s members remain faithful to Steely Dan while also bringing their own flair, humour and musicianship.

Cafe Glee will be open for drinks from 6pm and doors to the main room open at 7pm. Last entry is at 7.45pm.

Your last chance to see . . . From Pop Art to Brit Art

Bridget Riley, David Hockney and Damian Hirst are just some of the artists that feature in the Pop Art to Brit Art exhibition at Lakeside Arts Centre. The exhibition, which has been compiled from the private David Ross Collection, is an excellent example of the way in which British art has evolved in the latter part of the 20th Century. This is a rare opportunity to see work by artists who defined the modern era but hurry – the exhibition closes on Sunday.

If you’re out and about in Nottinghamshire this weekend why not tweet us your pictures? Don’t forget to use the hashtag #lovenotts!

Posted on 03 February 2014
Featured author: Catherine Allen Marketing Assistant

Arts fan, runner and cyclist who has been living in Nottingham for more than a decade. Loves real ale, craft beer, good food, travelling and sausage dogs.

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