As we reach the end of a rather long and sometimes dreary month, we’re excited to welcome the arrival of February and all the brilliant events coming to Nottinghamshire over the next couple of weeks, from the UK Young Artists City Takeover to the all the free delights in store for Light Night 2019!

This weekend sees the start of Chinese New Year celebrations in Nottingham, plus the stunning seasonal displays of snowdrops - both heralding the imminent arrival of spring and brighter times on the horizon. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite events coming up this weekend, and there’s plenty more ideas of great things-to-do in our What's On guide.    

Don’t forget, if you are out and about having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram!

Lao Can Impression

Lao Can Impression

Friday 1 February, 7.30pm | Nottingham Lakeside Arts | £12 (£10 concessions)

East meets West in this engaging performance, which brings together the works of Chinese writer Lui E and classical composer Debussy to explore the themes of cultural exchange. While actors dramatize Liu’s story ‘The Travels of Lao Can’ about how Chinese people faced Westernisation at the beginning of the 20th century, three talented musicians (on piano, flute and cello) highlight the Eastern influence in Debussy’s chamber and orchestral compositions.

For more information, please click here.

Murder Mystery Evening  

1920's Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Friday 1 February, 7pm | De Vere Orchard Hotel | £65 per person

Don your detective hat and get ready to show off your sleuthing skills at this 1920s themed dinner-theatre event. You'll be greeted with a drink before sitting down to a delicious three-course dinner - all while an enthralling evening of murder-mystery entertainment takes place around you. Fancy dress is encouraged, so dust off your best art deco-inspired ensemble for what promises to be an excellent evening full of suspense and intrigue. To book email or call 0115 876 0900.  

For more information, please click here.

Chinese New Year Temple Fair

Dragon Dance
Saturday 2 February, 10:30am - 5:30pm | Old Market Square | Free

The Year of the Pig is approaching, and as part of Chinese New Year celebrations in Nottingham, the Temple Fair returns to the heart of the city for its fourth year. Temple Fairs, also known as Miaohui, are Chinese cultural gatherings taking place during the Chinese New Year period. Head to the Old Market Square for a range of traditional activities to see and take part in, from music and dance – including the Chinese Dragon Dance – to storytelling and a variety of arts and crafts, plus the chance to try out some authentic Chinese dishes.    

Snowdrops at Holme Pierrepont Hall


Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in February, 2 - 5pm | Gardens only: £3.50, House and Garden: £6, Children: free  

The grounds of the historic Holme Pierrepont Hall are beautiful in February, bedecked with a stunning display of dainty seasonal snow drops. Tiptoe through the two-acres of woodland and around the East Garden - one of the most dazzling displays of winter flowering gardens in Nottinghamshire. Believed to be the oldest brick-built house in Nottinghamshire, Holme Pierrepont Hall opens to visitors at set times of the year allowing exploration of the house and gardens.

Super Bowl Party

American football
Sunday 3 February, 10.30pm - 4am | Annie's Burger Shack | Free entry    

Fans of American football and food rejoice – Nottingham’s authentic American burger joint is hosting an all-night Super Bowl party. Watch the action unfold as the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots at the most-anticipated NFL event of the year. The full menu - that's 32 incredible, authentic American burgers, all available as vegan, veggie and meaty - will be available until midnight, plus you can get your mitts on Annie's fantastic "The Superbowl Burger" - available for one day only.

For more information, please click here.

This blog was written by Claire Jones, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire. 


De Vere Orchard Hotel
De Vere Orchard Hotel, Nottingham

Set in 330 acres of the University of Nottingham’s landscaped parkland; De Vere Orchard Hotel is a stylish, eco-friendly hotel located next to our modern event venue, De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre.

Annie's Burger Shack
Annie's Burger Shack

Visit Annie's Burger Shack for a Real American Breakfast available as vegan, veggie or meaty!

Holme Pierrepont Hall
Historic House / Palace
Holme Pierrepont Hall
Light Night 2019
Light Night 2019

Do something different on a Friday night in February – enjoy FREE cultural events in the city after dark.



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