Things to do this weekend, 8th – 10th November

Jennifer Collier

With November in full swing, it’s safe to say that weekends were made for Nottinghamshire. The list of fantastic events never ends and in fact it grows week on week. We’re here to provide some highlights for you and make deciding what to do just that little bit easier. Here is a quick skim over the events we’ve picked out for this coming weekend between the 8th – 10th November 2013.

Lustre 2013 @ Lakeside Arts Centre

With Christmas approaching, it’s always a great time to start purchasing some early Christmas presents, especially unique gifts you won’t find on the high-street. Lustre 2013 promises to deliver more high quality art and craft pieces from some of the UK’s finest contemporary craft makers.

You won’t fail to be inspired with the work on offer as the event promises to fill the gallery space at the Lakeside Arts Centre. With over 75 craft makers showcasing everything from jewellery to hats and ceramics, there really is something for everyone.

Admission to Lustre is £5 for adults, £4 for pensioners and under 16s go FREE!

Great War Hidden Treasures Roadshow @ County Hall, Trent Bridge

In 2014, Nottingham remembers those we lost in WWI with the Trent to Trenches programme of events. The culmination of events is in partnership with the Imperial War Museum and part of a nationwide campaign to commemorate the First World War.

This weekend is one of the first events as part of the remembrance programme of events and coincides with Remembrance Sunday. Great War Hidden Treasures is an opportunity for members of the public to bring along artefacts hidden away at home from the First World War, and share the stories behind them.

The event runs from 10am – 3pm on Saturday 9th November and parking at County Hall is FREE with refreshments available on the day. For more information, please visit our Trent to Trenches page for the full guide to events happening over the next year. Information on this specific event can be found on the Hidden Treasures page.

Nottingham Diwali Celebrations @ The Old Market Square

Diwali is an iconic and important celebration within the Hindu community and this weekend it takes centre stage within Nottingham. Watch the city centre come to life with many bright lights and colourful costumes as the story of this magical festival is played out before your very eyes. Known as the ‘festival of light’, Diwali is centered around goods conquest over evil, and the story is told through the mediums of music, dance and entertainment of different varieties.

Asian food stalls will be set up around the square for visitors to grab a taste of the wondrous flavours of the Hindu community. It’s an event that will most certainly light up your weekend!

The festivities take place on Saturday 9th November between 5.30pm – 9pm, so wrap up and be warmed by the friendly and lively atmosphere of Diwali 2013.

Winterfest: Christmas Arts & Crafts @ Thoresby Gallery & Riding Hall

The beautiful location of Thoresby Gallery is the backdrop for the Winterfest Christmas Arts and Crafts event on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November. Wander around the many stalls of hand crafted gift ideas and then pop into the Bay Tree Cafe afterwards for refreshments. And to top off the day, Thoresby Park makes for a beautiful autumnal walk to stretch those legs and enjoy the crisp autumn air.

For full details visit the Thoresby Courtyard website.


Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show @ Newark Showground

The UK’s premiere vintage tractor show returns this year at Newark Showground, promising to be bigger and better than ever! With over 200 trade stands this year selling everything from tractor parts, to clothing, as well as auctions and food stands, it’s the one-stop location for all tractor enthusiasts and farmers alike to see what’s new in the agricultural community as well as a fantastic family day out.

Last years event attracted almost 17,000 visitors with over 1,000 tractors on display, so make sure you don’t miss out on 2013’s incarnation. The event covers both Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November.

For full details on the event including entry fees and what to expect this year, visit the Newark Showground website.


For a full listing of events across Nottinghamshire this weekend visit our What’s On page.

Posted on 07 November 2013
Featured author: Tom

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

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