Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 3rd – 5th November

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As the days start growing shorter, it seems that there are more atmospheric events, cosy celebrations and festive functions around to brighten our evenings. To keep you entertained this weekend, we have everything from live comedy and creative craft fairs to classic Bonfire celebrations and paranormal storytelling. Take a look at our handpicked selection of favourites below, and don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for even more happenings throughout Nottinghamshire!

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Winter Craft Fairs


Various Locations | 4th/5th November

There are numerous reasons to favour buying local handmade gifts – not least that putting your money in the pocket of a local artist will make their day! If you’re an organised type already thinking about festive presents, you’re sure to find something unique and special at one of the several craft and art fairs happening over the county this weekend. Regarded as ‘one of the leading selling events in the East Midlands’, Lustre returns to Nottingham Lakeside Arts with over 70 of the country’s finest craft makers. In Southwell you can hop from the Handmade with Love Magic of Christmas Craft and Gift Market at Southwell Methodist Church to Southwell Minster’s Winter Craft Fair while also enjoying the local independent businesses of this lovely town.

Bonfire Celebrations

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Various Locations | 3rd – 5th November

One of the most unique festivals of the British calendar, Bonfire Night, marks the seasons changing as we look forward to wrapping up warm, delighting in sparklers and toffee apples, and marvelling at the brilliant firework displays that light up the sky. There are lots of great Bonfire celebrations coming up this weekend, whether you prefer family events or a more raucous occasion. We particularly like the look of Walk on Fire at Nottingham Castle, which promises fire performers and live music, all raising money for the charity My Sight. Take a browse at the full choice of events here.

Nottingham Comedy Festival


Various Venues | 5th November – 11th November

Nottingham’s bars and venues will reverberate with chortles and guffaws this week as comedians descend on the city for Nottingham Comedy Festival. From the silly and absurd to seriously funny humour there are events to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Venues include the Theatre RoyalThe Canal House, Nottingham Lakeside ArtsThe Cross Keys, The Maze and Nottingham Arts Theatre. Have a gander here and click the related tab for more details…

Ghost Teas of Nottingham


Time For Tea | Friday 3rd November

If this time of year has you craving creepy stories and drinks that warm up the bones, this is an evening not to miss. Local tour guide and expert on the darker side of Nottingham’s history, Madame Parboiled has teamed up with Time For Tea Vintage Tea Rooms in Beeston this weekend for a night of spine chilling tales of Nottingham past. Accompanied by a delicious complimentary cream tea to calm the nerves if it all gets too much, we also suggest you try a slice of Time For Tea’s spookily fantastic homemade cakes for a truly toothsome treat.


Posted on 30 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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