Whats On | Visit Nottinghamshire

Shopping, exhibitions, live concerts and local legends to explore - what more could you ask from the weekend ahead? As always, we’ve picked five of our favourite events coming up around Nottinghamshire, but if none of that tickles your fancy, we've included a few more that we couldn’t help but mention too...

Don't forget to have a look at our What’s On pages and Things to Do section for lots more ways to spend your weekend! We love to see and hear what you have been up to in Nottinghamshire so don’t forget you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

Continental Market

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Old Market Square and Long Row
Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 September

Nottingham’s Old Market Square once again hosts a colourful market this weekend, featuring an assortment of international produce. From vegan and vegetarian dishes, to some rather more obscure cuisine (Ostrich, crocodile or wild boar anyone?) there will be food from around the world available to try and buy, plus the chance to learn how dishes are cooked with take home recipes! Along with this delicious food, you can also browse an array of gifts, jewellery, and homewares - perfect for snapping up those festive presents!

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Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair | Visit Nottinghamshire
Albert Hall Nottingham
Sunday 30 September | 10am - 4pm
£2.50 | Under 12's Free

Calling all lovers of vintage fashion, stylish retro homewares, and nostalgic collectables! Lou Lou's returns to Nottingham this weekend, and if you’re a bit of a magpie when it comes to your shopping style, this is the place to be. Along with dozens of stalls selling treasures from the past century, there will be live music from vintage vocalist Rebecca Jane, a pop-up tea room from The Vintage Cake Club, and retro makeovers from Sarah Russell Hair and Make-up.

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Africa State of Mind

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New Art Exchange
Saturday 29 September - Sunday 16 December 2018

Nottingham is lucky to have the largest art centre in the UK dedicated to culturally diverse arts at New Art Exchange, and joining the canon of excellent exhibitions hosted there so far this year is Africa State of Mind. Speculating on the western notions of this vast and varied continent, 16 photographers from 11 African countries seek to address the complexity of what it means, and how it feels, to live in Africa today. Join them for a free launch party on Friday 28th September featuring an array of music, Caribbean dishes, face-painting and more.

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Sister Act Live Choir

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Royal Concert Hall
Saturday 29th September 2018
£19 - £25

If the change in seasons is bringing you down and you’re in need of an evening of fun, the Sister Act Live Choir is just the pick-me-up for you. For one night only, the Royal Concert Hall will be transformed into a unique cinema experience. See the movie on the big screen while enjoying soul-stirring tracks such as ‘My God’, and ‘I Will Follow Him’ as the Uplifted Voices Choir and live band bring the fantastic soundtrack of the 1992 classic to life.

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Robin Hood Returns to Creswell Crags

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Creswell Crags
Sunday 30 September 2018 | 11am - 4pm
Free Entry | £3 Parking 

You may have heard that Nottingham’s famous limestone gorge in the north of the county has some rather significant historical connections; not only was this the most northerly point in Europe visited by ice-age man, but they also left lots of clues as to their presence, with cave art and tools having been discovered there.

One of the site’s many caves has been known for decades as Robin Hood’s Cave, and while it is unknown if the famous outlaw utilised these cavernous spaces in the Sherwood Forest area, it is certainly possible. This weekend, join Nottingham's Ezekial Bone of the Robin Hood Town Tour at Creswell, where he will be doing a meet and greet before embarking on an adventure through the meadow into the gorge!

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And more!

Saturday sees the Wendy Kirkland Trio will be bringing an afternoon of mellow piano jazz at Strays of Newark, perfect for relaxing with a coffee after a wander around the pretty market town of Newark. The Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon comes to Victoria Embankment on Sunday, with runners covering an immense 13 mile route around the city and beyond. If you fancy having a go yourself check out the Robin Hood Mile Challenge on Saturday, where participants of all abilities and ages can get started on a flat one mile route! If you’re enjoying the autumnal atmosphere and fancy a bit of a scare, why not head to the Xtreme Scream Park over at Twinlakes, which features six haunted houses to explore! Or finally step back to the 1940s at Rufford Abbey, as they celebrate the spirit of wartime Britain with a host of reenactors in vintage finery.

This blog was written by Sophie Gargett, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire


Robin Hood Returns To Creswell Crags
Family Fun
Creswell Crags Visit Nottinghamshire

Celebrating our favourite outlaw as Robin Hood returns to Creswell Crags for an adventure.

Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events 2019
Sporting Event
Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events 2019

Join thousands of runners for Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events.

Sister Act Live Choir
Live Music
Sister Act Live Choir

See the box office hit film ‘Sister Act’ like never before, in HD, on a huge screen whilst a full-piece gospel choir and band accompany the on-screen nuns singing hit songs from the film’s original soundtrack live!

Lou Lou's Nottingham Vintage Fair
Lou Lou's Nottingham Vintage Fair

The UK’s ‘Best Vintage Fair’ returns to Nottingham's Albert Hall this September!

Nottingham International Market
Food & Drink
Nottingham International Market

Enjoy arts, crafts, unique gifts and food at the International Market. Shoppers can explore all kinds across Old Market Square

Africa State of Mind
Athi-Patra Ruga | New Art Exchange | Visit Nottinghamshire

Africa State of Mind, curated by Ekow Eshun with New Art Exchange, explores the work of an emergent generation of photographers from across the African continent.

Newark Jazz - Wendy Kirkland Duo at Stray's
Live Music
Newark Jazz - Wendy Kirkland Trio at Stray's

Wendy and Pat produce a sound that is mellow, swinging, harmonious and full of life extending beyond their gig and seeping into the very fabric of the room in which they play.

Rufford at War
Culture & Heritage
1940s Weekend Rufford Abbey | Visit Nottinghamshire

Experience the sights, sounds, emotions, glamour and humour of wartime Britain, as the period comes alive in front of your eyes in a whole host of period activities.

Family Scream Park at Twinlakes
Halloween Events
Twinlakes | Visit Nottinghamshire

Twinlakes award winning UK’s No.1 Halloween day out for the whole family. Family Scream Park, a family friendly fangtastic blend of Halloween fun!



  1. CAZZA
    How about rethinking the whole of Nottingham events. Do something different instead of the old seaside set/food markets same old same old! How bout a buskers date in the 'concrete' market place where anyone with talent can appear and sing dance etc.

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