Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 29th September – 1st October


Each year as October sets in, Nottingham seems to amp up the number of brilliant events being thrown around the county, and this year is no exception. You may need to wrap up warm, but there are plenty of things to do and see in Nottingham this weekend, with the variety ranging from burlesque to mushroom foraging (and that truly is some variety!).

Take a look at our favourite events below or check out our What’s On page for more events. If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use the #lovenotts!

Spiegel Tent


Old Market Square
Friday 29th September – Sunday 8th October 2017

The magnificent Spiegel Tent returns to the Market Square this weekend to present ten days of performance, comedy, cabaret, workshops, music, and burlesque! Not many of these unique structures remain in existence, and their sumptuous aesthetic make for truly unforgettable shows. This weekend you can catch Nottingham’s own Gilded Merkin Burlesque and Cabaret, some family fun with Johnny and the Raindrops, or guffaw the night away at Just the Tonic Saturday Night Comedy. There’s lots more on throughout the Spiegel Tent’s stay so check the programme here for more events!


Maggie’s Culture Crawl 

Starts at Lakeside Arts Centre
Friday September 29th 2017

What better way to raise money for charity than seeing the sights of Nottingham and walking with some great people on an early autumn eve. The annual Maggie’s Centre Culture Crawl sets off from Lakeside Arts Centre on Friday for a cultural walk of around 8 miles. Along with visiting Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Castle and rounding off the night at The National Justice Museum, there are numerous stop offs along the way for food, drinks and resting of the feet so you won’t be worn out. Those wishing to join can either choose to raise money or just accompany the gang, but either way an excellent evening is set.


“On The Home Front” 1940s Weekend

Historical Bazaar

Rufford Abbey
Saturday 30 Sept & Sunday 1 October 2017 from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm

This weekend Rufford Abbey invites you to take a step back into the past and celebrate the 1940s, an era of turbulence, strength, and unity. Dress up in your gladrags, crack out your best Dad’s Army jokes and immerse yourself in another time with live re-enactors, stalls, and entertainment throughout two days, all imbued with the spirit of the 40s.


Masquerade for Macmillan

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Colwick Hall Hotel
Friday 29th September 2017

Being part of the glamour of a masquerade ball is probably on most people’s bucket list, and what better venue to host such a night than at the exquisite Colwick Hall Hotel. Featuring a string quartet, three course meal, live music, fireworks and more, this will be an unforgettable night, made even better by the fact it is all for charity! Dress yourselves up to the nines and enjoy the elegance and drama of this exciting evening event.


Fungi Foray


Sherwood Pines
Saturday 30th September, 10am – 3pm

If you’ve ever fancied learning more about foraging and how to survive in the natural world, there are plenty of opportunities to learn within the beautiful ancient Sherwood Forest. Autumn is the perfect time for mushroom hunting, but with hundreds of types of this versatile fungus, you are better off with a bit of guidance. Join expert Patrick Harding for a demonstration on how to find and identify the many varieties of fungi, learning about edible and non-edible fungi, ancient medicinal uses, folklore and cooking tips.

Posted on 25 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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