Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 10th – 12th November


The clocks have changed, the chills have set in, and we need some motivation for the week ahead! As always, the weekend approaches, and with it you’ll find some excellent events and things to do across Nottinghamshire. In this collection we have chosen sound art, ballet, history and more as our favourite events, but don’t forget there is even more to discover on our What’s On page!

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Sounds Like Her

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New Art Exchange | 14th Oct – 3rd Jan 2018 | Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sun 10am – 4pm

Continuing their practice of celebrating diversity and exhibiting the work of marginalised artists, New Art Exchange present ‘Sounds Like Her’ – an exhibition featuring female sound artists from across the world. With voice, noise, organic and synthetic sounds, rhythmic patterns, sonic structures and non-sonic materialisations of sound, Sounds Like Her looks to challenge Eurocentric and patriarchal frameworks that are prevalent within the medium of sound art, whilst also presenting a varied and compelling glimpse into the work of international female artists.

New Surrealism: ‘Dark Matter’ – An exhibition by the artist Maximillion


The Malt Cross | Saturday 11th November

This weekend New Surealist Maximillion opens his first exhibition in the UK in 31 years and to kick off the show local promoters I’m Not From London have put together an evening of great live music. The exhibition, which features 20 collage works, features hauntingly beautiful prints from 18th century French portraiture to 1940’s and 50’s film stars and pin-up girls, carrying the torch of surrealism into the 21st century.

Misfit Fest

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Nottingham Contemporary | Saturday 11th November 2017

Always an evening of blinding fun, Nottingham’s bonafide party band Unknown Era return with their annual Misfit Fest. The nine-piece collective bring lashings of energy to the stage with a jaunty fusion of disco, funk, reggae, hip-hop and ska that guarantees to get the audience moving and grooving. Accompanied by Hull’s Counting Coins, Liverpool rock n’ rollers Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies, circus walkabouts and the usual posse of revellers, you’ll want to cancel any Sunday plans after this night.


Northern Ballet present… The Little Mermaid

 Theatre Royal | Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 November

At least once in our lives, we should all get to experience something as gorgeous as a ballet. With its grand elegance, the hush of the theatre and beautiful aesthetics, for a couple of hours the real world just falls away. This weekend The Little Mermaid is brought to life at the Theatre Royal with sublime costumes, sumptuous sets and graceful dance, bringing a new twist on classic tale from Hans Christian Anderson. Whether you are a ballet fan or a theatre rookie, this performance will be a magical evening escape into the world of fairy tales.


Nottingham Yarn Expo


Nottingham Conference Centre | Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th November

Crafters, knitters, and yarn enthusiasts congregate in Nottingham this weekend at Nottingham Conference Centre. Workshops and talks are set to take place throughout the day, and there will be dozens of types of wool to browse and buy. If you’re a really speedy knitter, this is the perfect place to find inspiration and get sorted before starting on those matching homemade Christmas jumpers for the family.

Hello Notts Tours

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Starts at the Left Lion, Market Square | Saturdays 11am & 2pm

Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or you’ve lived in Nottingham a while, you’re likely to find these Hello Notts tours both fun and enlightening. Join Bryn, a friendly local chap with a passion for the history and heritage of our city, for a leisurely walk filled with fascinating facts. Each Saturday he provides two tours; one delving into Nottingham’s past, while the other focuses on the legacy of some of Nottingham’s most influential and interesting people.

Posted on 06 November 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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