Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 22nd – 24th September


Beer, art, ghost tours, exhibitions and performance. There’s plenty to do and see in Nottingham this weekend, it’s just choosing which is the hard part! Take a look at our favourite events below or check out our What’s On page for more events.

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Law & Order More Beer Festival

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National Justice Museum
Saturday 23rd September 2017
12pm – 11pm

Along with bearing an excellent title, Saturday’s Law & Order More Beer Festival at the National Justice Museum is a brilliant excuse to tour one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, and of course have a few ales for Dutch courage. With live music in the courtyard, delicious hot food available and ghost tours, it will certainly be the most unique pop up in town.



Football Manager : The Beautiful Exhibition


The National Videogame Arcade
Until 2018

The National Videogame Arcade do a great job, not only in providing a huge variety of games to get stuck into, but also quietly slipping in some clever education and fascinating information too. Football Manager: The Beautiful Game explores the renowned game with rare archive objects, exclusive interviews, and unique insights into how the match engine works.


Dangerous or Otherwise

The Workhouse, Southwell

Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd September
19.30 – 20.30

An intriguing experience awaits at The Workhouse this weekend. The austere hallways and empty rooms of this Victorian institution are to be transformed for three nights only, promising an immersive and atmospheric installation using projection, music and voices. Developed by The Bare Project, Dangerous or Otherwise explores the concept of homelessness and poverty in a new and curious way.


Horse-Play Exhibition

Nottingham Castle
16 September – 31 October 2017

Following a recent performance of the same name, winner of the Nottingham Castle Open Solo Exhibition 2016 Arianne Churchman investigates British folk traditions and celebrations using performance, film, sound and sculpture. She questions how we might import or re-imagine ancient rituals, beliefs and rites within our modern life.            

Lantern-Lit Evening Garden


Pure Land Meditation Centre and Japanese Garden
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August and September

Offering a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the ordinary world, Pure Land Meditation Centre and Japanese Garden is a hidden gem in the north of Nottinghamshire, which welcomes visitors to relax and revive in their gorgeous gardens. Celebrating a rare and ancient Japanese tradition, it’s one of your last chances of the year to join their Lantern-Lit Evenings, where the garden is illuminated with lights to make the experience more magical than ever. Be sure to pop in to their awesome crystal garden, which features a stunning array of semi-precious crystal rocks while you wander around this unique beauty spot.

Posted on 19 September 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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