Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 27th – 29th October


As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your weekend, there is probably something happening in Nottinghamshire to tickle your fancy, so make sure to check out our What’s On page for even more events!

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Malt Cross Festival


The Malt Cross
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 October 2017

If you are not already acquainted with this gorgeous building, this is the weekend to visit. The Malt Cross is a splendid Victorian music hall in Nottingham City Centre, which has both marvellous history and architecture to admire. Today it is a café bar hosting live gigs, but the venue also boasts an exhibition and workshop space and some spectacular caves to explore in its depths. This weekend they celebrate their 140th birthday, with some great live music all day (including a special performance by NYC’s Thomas Truax), a special street food style menu and lots of craft beer to try. Click here for more information…

Museums At Night


Various locations around Nottinghamshire
26th – 28th October 2017

Museums at Night is a bi-annual festival during which museums and heritage sites throw open their doors for special late-night tours, events and exhibitions. This year, coinciding with Halloween, there are various spooky events to check out, like The Visited Folk at Brewhouse Yard, and The Love Witch: A Psychedelic Happening at Nottingham Contemporary. But there’s still plenty for those who aren’t looking to be frightened out of their wits. Creswell Crags is holding an astronomy night and New Art Exchange presents Young, Black & Present to celebrate Black History Month. Click here for more information…

Saturday concert

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St Mary’s Church
Saturday 28th October 2017 | 7.30pm

Saint Mary’s Church is the largest remaining medieval building in the city of Nottingham and is listed Grade 1, making it a sublimely atmospheric place to enjoy classical music. This evening includes dramatic classics from Bach and Mendelssohn, played by Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano), Braimah Kanneh-Mason (violin) and Stephen Kenny (trumpet). Tickets available from Nottingham Tourist Information Centre and Windblowers on Derby Road. Click here for more information…


Halloween Events

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Various venues and dates

There are so many brilliant Halloween events throughout Nottinghamshire this week that we couldn’t just pick just one for our list. Keep the little ‘uns entertained throughout half term at Tropical Butterfly House, intu Victoria Centre, Twinlakes Family Scream Park, and lots more fun events where they can dress up and get involved in spooktacular activities.

Adults, meanwhile, will enjoy Terror Tours at the National Justice MuseumParanormal Investigations at Newstead Abbey, or a good old beer festival at the lovely Hand and Heart. Click here for more information…

Nottingham Oktoberfest

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The Forest Recreation Ground
Wednesday 25th October – Sunday 29th October

Once again, the traditional Bavarian experience of Oktoberfest comes to the Forest Recreation Ground for five days of oompah, beer and frivolity. Along with the tankards overfilling, there will be Bavarian food such as bratwurst and pretzels, live Oompah music and traditional costume to create a wonderfully merry and authentic atmosphere. Click here for more information…

Posted on 23 October 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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