Things To Do This Weekend in Nottinghamshire: 13th – 15th October
There are so many exciting events happening in Nottinghamshire this weekend that we couldn’t choose a top five. Instead, we present a medley of brilliant goings on, from merry beer festivals and Diwali celebrations to supernatural investigations and classical music. Make sure you check out our What’s On page for even more events!
12th – 15th October 2017
Mayhem is a Film Festival exclusive to Broadway Cinema which screens the best in contemporary horror, science-ﬁction, cult cinema, and television from around the world. With premieres, previews, special guests and midnight screenings the festival has a reputation as one of the strongest genre film festivals in the UK. Check out their website for what will be showing on the big screen!
Old Market Square
Friday 13th October 6pm – 8.3.30pm
Saturday 14th October Midday – 4pm
Diwali celebrations take over the Market Square this weekend. This festival of light marks the triumph of good over evil and will feature a feast for the senses with dancing, music, Rangoli art, workshops and a 3 metre high mechanical elephant!
Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 October 2017
The Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival is back! Organised by Nottingham CAMRA, huge variety of flavours will be ready for tasting, with breweries from all over the UK coming together to present a whopping 1000 ales and 200 ciders! Line your stomach at one of the delicious street food stalls dotted around the Castle grounds and check out the live music in the bandstand. A weekend not to be missed for any lover of ale, beer and cider!
The stars of graphic novels spring from the pages this weekend at Nottingham Comic Con, a chance to don your favourite superhero costume and discover new artists, stories and characters. With over 150 exhibitors, artists, guests and live musicians this is a day to dress up, make friends and delve into the world of fantasy, sci-fi and graphic art.
Newark Air Museum
Saturday 14th October 2017
The great excuse to take a tour of Newark Air Museum, which features more than 74 aircraft and cockpit sections and a history of aviation. A delight for aviation collectors, this weekend their aeroboot jumble sale will include books, paintings, prints, DVDs, plastic kits, die-cast models, clothing, radio equipment and aircraft parts.
Saturday 14th October 2017
This 800 year old abbey, once the home of ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ poet Lord Byron, is supposedly one of Nottingham’s most haunted buildings, if not one of its most beautiful. The atmospheric grounds and ruinous architecture are the perfect backdrop for spine-chilling stories shared over a glass of wine. Madame Parboiled is your host for the evening.
National Civil War Centre
Saturday 14th October 2017 2.30pm
Christine Davies leads a talk on the impact of witchcraft in the 15th to 17th centuries, with a specific focus on convictions and trials within Nottinghamshire. Find out how witches were identified, what crimes were punishable, the supposed ‘cures’ for witchcraft and lots more.
Thoresby Riding Hall
Sunday 15th October 2017, 3:00 pm.
A fantastic opportunity to hear the music of Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra resound in the fabulous Thoresby Riding Hall. Focusing the most recent compositions of Spanish composer Carlos Pellicer, Fiesta! will feature old favourites from NSWO, along with lots of new music. A great chance for a wander through Thoresby Courtyard to check out the artisan shops and beautiful grounds!