Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 17th – 19th November

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At this time of year it’s good to have another dose of seasonal fun to brighten the dark evenings, so we’re just going to go ahead and get festive in Nottingham. Time to start the Christmas shopping, gather your sparkly party outfits, and find your Christmas cheer at one of these fantastic events happening this weekend!

Not tickled your fancy? There are even more events to discover on our What’s On page! Don’t forget, if you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram.


Winter Wonderland

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Old Market Square | Saturday 17th November – Sunday 31st December 2017

The twinkly lights and market stalls at Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland will satisfy any festive fancies, but there’s so much going on you can easily spend a few hours relaxing in this Christmassy atmosphere which opens on Saturday. Do some laps on the ice rink, browse the stalls for gift ideas, and stay toasty with a rich mulled winter warmer from one of the 60 stalls. Most excitingly, this year will see the UK’s biggest ice bar come to Nottingham, featuring grand ice sculptures and a biting -12 degree temperature (don’t worry – there are extra coats and gloves to put on!). Make sure you get your tickets quick however as it might just sell out! Click here to find out more…


Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair

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Albert Hall | Sunday 19th November 2017 | 10 – 4pm

Vintage lovers rejoice, for Lou Lou’s back to satisfy all of your vintage cravings and provide you with the perfect outfit to make sure you sparkle this Christmas. Along with dozens of stalls presenting retro and vintage fashion from a variety of decades passed, there will be homewares, collectables, accessories, a beauty salon and a pop-up tea room! Click here to find out more…


Being Human: A Festival of Humanities

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Various Venues | 17th – 25th November 2017

This city-wide festival is presented through a range of talks, workshops, exhibitions and other events, falling under the theme “How to lose and find yourself in words”. You can try your hand at screenprinting at The Malt Cross, learn about digital story building at The National Videogame Arcade, reconnect to nature through words at Attenborough Nature Reserve, or delve into the local literary archives of Nottingham Lakeside Arts. Best of all, it’s all free!

Click here to read more about the festival, and go to the related tab to find even more events.


BJ Cole and Emily Burridge

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East Bridgford Hill | Friday 17th November 

Emily Burridge is described as a virtuoso cellist of ‘spontaneous perfection’, while BJ Cole presents the steel pedal guitar seamlessly as an orchestral instrument and has worked previously with the likes of Pink Floyd, Bjork and Depeche Mode. You’ll hear a mix of recognisable classics and eclectic interpretations of classical and jazz from the duo as they enter a world of ‘intuitive improvisation and sonic adventure.’ Click here to find out more…


Craft Markets

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Various Venues | Friday/Saturday/Sunday

It may be easy to whizz round the shops and do your Christmas shopping at the places you have frequented for years, but there’s lots more reasons to check out some of the fantastic markets that happen at this time of year. This Friday and Saturday drop by the Nottingham Contemporary Craft Fair for live music, family craft activities and seasonal food and drink, along with a huge array of designers from Nottingham and beyond. (A great opportunity to check out the States of America exhibition too!) Sunday sees the crafty folk of Handmade Nottingham bringing their wares to the gorgeous Victorian music hall The Malt Cross.

Posted on 13 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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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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