Spa evenings, awe-inspiring screenings and artisan markets coming up in Nottinghamshire this weekend. Read on for a small selection of our favourite events and don’t forget to check out What’s On calendar for more things-to-do, like night rides on horseback and extraordinary concerts by The Halle.  

Sunday 17 March, the 20th annual Nottingham St Patrick's Day parade returns to the city centre. Watch the massed parade make its way from Hockley to Old Market Square, where there will be a range of Irish and Irish-inspired live music, as well as Irish dance, between 11.25am and 4pm. 

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Blue Planet II Live in Concert


Blue Planet II live

Friday 15 March | 7.30pm | Motorpoint Arena Nottingham | Tickets: From £45.70

The BAFTA award winning BBC One series Blue Plant is always a wonder to watch, but nothing compares to seeing the incredible footage in breath-taking detail on the giant screen, accompanied by the 80-piece City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Hosted by Anita Rani (Country File, The One Show), the evening promises to be an awe-inspiring journey beneath the surface of the sea.

For more information, please click here.


Serene Twilight Spa at Ye Olde Bell


Ye Olde Bell Spa
Friday 15 March | 5.30pm – 9.00pm | Spa at Ye Olde Bell | Tickets: £65

If you’ve had a busy week or find yourself in need of a little pampering, the evening spa sessions at the luxurious Spa at Ye Olde Bell Hotel are just the thing to restore and invigorate. Enjoy 3 and a half hours of utter indulgence as you drift in the indoor/outdoor vitality pool and tantalise your senses in their thermal experiences. Relax in the alpine sauna, relieve your stress in the herbal laconium, step inside the salt inhalation room and try their unique ‘snowstorm’ experience. Enjoy the complimentary canapés in the outside ski chalets or lounge by the pool and let your worries drift away in their relaxation spaces. 

For more information, please click here.


Weave a Clasp-Purse Workshop


Woven Clasp-Purse
Saturday 16 March | 10am - 1pm  | Debbie Bryan | £38

Learn creative techniques and use a diverse range of materials and inventive ideas to make your own unique item to treasure. Design your purse before learning the art of loom weaving, then try your hand at the decorative skills of applique, surface pattern design and beadwork to finish your creation. All materials are provided and the workshop includes tea, coffee and a slice of delicious cake from their charming tea room.

For more information, please click here.


Belvoir Makers' Market at The Engine Yard


Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
Sunday 17 March | 10am – 5pm | The Engine Yard | Free  

In the shadow of the beautiful Belvoir Castle lies a unique, artisan shopping village in the stunning surroundings. Centred around a collection of charming Victorian buildings, once used by specialist tradesmen on the estate, now lovingly restored and home to an array of wonderful independent retailers, a cute café and luxurious spa. On the third Sunday of each month they host a bustling market, full of artisan food and drink producers, as well as the occasional street food vendors and entertainers. Explore the three-acre, landscaped Engine Yard, or make a day of it with a rural wander around the beautfiul Vale of Belvoir.  

Please note, Belvoir Castle and Gardens will be closed to the public on 16 & 17 March due to filming for a TV production. The Engine Yard will remain open. 

For more information, please click here.


An Evening with The Hairy Bikers


The Hairy Bikers
Sunday 17 March 2019 | 7.30pm |The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall | Tickets: £19.50 - £39.50

Join the nation’s best-loved cooking duo, Si King and Dave Myers, for an enjoyable evening of cooking and conversation. The endearingly enthusiastic and down-to-earth pair have been cooking together for more than twenty years, and have travelled the globe, united in their passion for great food. You can bet they’ve got a tale or two to tell about their culinary adventures, as well as incredible recipes to share.

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

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Visit the Engine Yard to enjoy the hustle and bustle of market day, returning with the Belvoir Makers' Market taking place every third Sunday of every month throughout 2019. You can expect handpicked selection of artisan food producers, and it will embrace the best of local food and drink producers, artisans, handcrafters as well as the occasional street food vendors and entertainers!

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St Patrick's Day 2019 in Nottingham
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The 20th annual Nottingham St Patrick's Day parade returns to the city centre. Celebrating the city and region's vibrant Irish community and descendants, in what is now the largest St Paddy's celebration staged in the East Midlands. Watch the massed parade as it makes its way from Pelham Street in Hockley to the Old Market Square. Starting at 12.15pm and led this year by County Wicklow. Head to Old Market Square to enjoy a range of Irish and Irish-inspired live music on stage from 11.30am until 4.30pm including traditional Irish dancing, Country and Western from Erin Thompson and band and a headline set full of Irish classics from The Full Shabang.

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