Things to do this weekend, 7th – 9th March 2014
Our weekly offering of events from around Nottinghamshire is here yet again, ready to give a few nuggets of inspiration if you’re not sure how to spend the weekend with your family or friends. Here’s five of our picks for the 7th – 9th March.
Robin Hood Town Tour at The Cross Keys
Nottingham is currently gripped in superstar fever as this week is the first week of voting for the VisitEngland Tourism Superstar Awards. The national tourism body is looking for an individual that goes above and beyond the call of duty in their local community to help tourism in their area and provides a fantastic visitor experience. This weekend, Nottinghamshire’s nominee, Robin Hood, embarks on one of his legendary Robin Hood Town Tours, so this is your chance to see the outlaw in action and embark on a journey with him around the streets of Nottingham.
The tour commences at the Cross Keys Pub at 2pm on Saturday 8th March and lasts for approximately two and a half hours. Pre-booking is essential so make sure you visit Ezekial Bone’s website for more information on how you can guarantee your place this weekend!
Brassed Off at The Theatre Royal
The Miners’ Strikes of the 1980s are still vivid in the memories of a lot of people, as a whole generation of the UK witnessed some brutal scenes as pit closures swept across the country and affected communities nationally with many out of work as a consequence.
Based on the hit film and adapted for the stage by Paul Allen, Brassed Off is a moving stage production that will have gripped as you find yourself cheering and supporting the protagonists’ story throughout. You will re-live the closure of a South Yorkshire pit during the 1980s as John McArdle, star of Brookside and Merseybeat, takes on the main role in a tragic tale of a town in upheaval and a brass band on the verge of extinction.
Ticket information for Brassed Off as well as all other current and future productions at the Theatre Royal are available on the website or at the box office.
Miranda Hart at The Capital FM Arena
Miranda Hart has swept the nation off its feet in recent years with her hit TV show as well as stage shows that have wowed audiences, creating a frenzy whenever her name is mentioned. In fact this tour is no different, with an extra date added in October 2014 due to such huge demand. You can expect hours of laughter, singing, tales from her life that have remained secret until now and galloping, all of which will have you in fits of laughter at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena.
The recommended minimum age for this show is 12 years+ so please take this into consideration when booking. All ticket information is available on the Capital FM Arena website.
Autism Charity Greyhound Racing Night at Nottingham Greyhound Stadium, Colwick
On Friday 7th March, make a night of it at the Greyhound Stadium in Colwick and support a very worth while cause at the same time for the Autism Charity Greyhound Race Night. Cheer on the team and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the races. The event is called the Sporting League Cup and NORSACA, a national autism charity, has been selected to be involved in the event as their team of dogs take part in the races. On the night there will be a series of six races that commence from 7.16pm so make sure you get there early, partake in some food and drinks and sit back for a great night for all the family!
All the proceeds from the tickets sold by NORSACA will go towards their charity work helping people with autism. For full ticket information and booking details please visit the NORSACA website.
House & Garden Opening at Holme Pierrepont Hall
Holme Pierrepont Hall is celebrating 40 years this year of being open to the public and this year is even more important for a very special reason! As we are sure a lot of you are aware, this year sees the 100 year commemoration of the First World War. To mark the anniversary and pay tribute to the events that took place a century ago, a special collection of imagery depicting scenes from the war will be exhibited at the Hall during the opening of the Hall and Garden this March. It’s a unique opportunity to see these pictures up close and Holme Pierrepont Hall is a great location to take the time out to see them
Opening times for the House & Garden Opening are 2pm – 5pm Monday, Tuesday and Sunday throughout March. For more information on the event and any future events Holme Pierrepont Hall please visit their website.
For more information on all other events happening across Nottinghamshire this coming weekend, please visit our What’s On page.