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!

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Mayhem Film Festival

mayhemBroadway Cinema
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!

Diwali Celebrations

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!

Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival

Beer festival picture cropNottingham Castle
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!

Nottingham Comic Con

Nottingham Comic ConNottingham Conference Centre
Saturday 14th October 2017

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.

Indoor Aeroboot Aviation & Avionics Sale

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.

Meet the Ghosts of Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey across the lake by Keith TurnerNewstead Abbey
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.

Witchcraft in Nottinghamshire

funkensonntag-1556796_960_720National 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.

Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra present Fiesta!

thoresby_courtyard_01Thoresby 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!

Posted on 09 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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