Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 1st – 3rd September

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September may be looming but the summer is not over yet! There are still lots of great events happening in Nottingham as the autumn gradually greets us. In the last week of the summer holidays there are still some events for families and children happening, and don’t forget to catch the Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall before it closes in October! Now, here’s our favourite events coming up this weekend…

Outdoor Theatre


Wollaton Hall & Nottingham Castle
Friday 1st September

Picnics at the ready! It’s the final curtain for the splendid outdoor theatre season which has been gracing Nottingham over the past couple of months, and they have saved two time-honoured classics for last. Austen’s bestselling romance Pride & Prejudice comes to the perfect setting of Wollaton Hall on Friday to tell the well-loved story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. The grounds of Nottingham Castle transform into Never-Never-Land on the same evening with Captain Hook & co starring in Peter Pan.

British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham

British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup NottinghamVictoria Embankment
Saturday 2 September 2017

We’ve had a brilliant summer of sport in Nottingham this year, but some of the most exciting events are still yet to come! This weekend sees the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup come to Victoria Embankment for one day of racing on water, wheels and foot. Recently accepted into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the format consists of teams of four each completing the triathlon before tagging their next team mate.

Spectators can relax on the riverside while watching the race and then explore the huge spectator village which features a range of different cultural foods, free sports activities, kids’ activities and entertainment.

The Kite Runner

Nottingham Playhouse
Thursday 31 August – Saturday 9 September 2017

‘It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.’

Hailed as an ‘unforgettable theatrical tour-de-force’ The Kite Runner first appeared on UK stages in 2013 at Nottingham Playhouse before going on to tour the West End and beyond. Telling the tumultuous tale of two young Afghani friends and life in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, this modern classic is not one to miss out on.

While you’re at it! This Saturday also sees a free Open Day at Nottingham Playhouse with live music, arts and crafts, backstage tours, special effects make up, as well as talks for grown-ups about upcoming season shows!

The Big Fake Festival 2017

fake festivalMarket Field, Thoresby Park
Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September 2017

Have you been watching festival footage longingly, berating yourself for not snapping up tickets early in the year? Never fear, The Big Fake Festival at Thoresby Park is here to quench your musical thirst, and the line-up is sure to impress those who enjoy rock, pop and indie classics. With three days of live music and free camping, you can enjoy the last hurrah of summer with the likes of Blondied, The Kings of Lyon, The Stones and more than a dozen other big name tributes.

The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk

Original Nottingham Ghost WalkStarts at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Saturdays from 7pm.

If the dawn of September brings your thoughts to the atmospheric months of Autumn ahead, you might enjoy this late summer stroll with a spooky twist! Join the dapper chaps of the Nottingham Ghost Walk to hear the darker side of Nottingham history as you stroll the Castle Quarter as the sun goes down. Beginning at the 800 year old Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, you’ll visit ancient caves, ghoulish graveyards and hear tales of horror and intrigue, including stories of haunting highwaymen, the human pin cushion, and the baby in the wall. Oo-er!


Posted on 29 August 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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