Family-friendly theatre, poetry evenings, creative workshops, and charming spring fayres - there's something for eveyone coming up this weekend in Nottinghamshire.  

Read on to see our top picks, browse our What’s On calendar or check out our Things To Do section for lots more attractions and ideas. A special mention goes out to the brilliant Harley Open Exhibition - if you’ve not already seen it, this weekend is your last chance, and there are plenty of concerts coming up too, as well as exciting opera productions.

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Skellig
 

Nottingham Playhouse | Friday 22 March - Sunday 7 April | Tickets from £11.50

This weekend sees the opening of Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company’s latest production, Skelig - a magical retelling of the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year by David Almond. The hauntingly beautiful story tells the tale of 12-year-old Michael who makes an extraordinary discovery amongst the dust, dead insects and junk in the crumbling garage of his new family home. With new friend Mina in tow, the pair set out to help this strange creature, but can the mysterious Skellig help Michael in return?

The Nottingham Playhouse team continue to go from strength to strength as their reputation for exceptional theatre grows - don’t miss the chance to catch this magical production, perfect for audiences aged 8 and upwards.

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Wine and Words



Carriages Cafe | Friday 22 March | 6.30pm - 9pm | Tickets £10

Join Nottinghamshire poets Jane and Fiona for a celebration of the beauties and pleasures of spring in the elegant surroundings of Carriages Café. Situated on platform one at Newark Castle railway station, Carriages is a beautiful Victorian styled cafe and bar, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying an evening of poetry. As well as hearing performances of both original and well-loved works, you can join in with a game of poetry bingo and help to create a unique collaborative poem. Tickets include a light supper of hot soup and crusty bread.

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Robin Hood and The Monk


 

Saturday 23 March | 11am -12pm | Starts at Nottingham Contemporary | Tickets: Adults £12, Under 14s £6, Family £30, Under 5 free with accompanying adult

The charismatic, theatrical and multi-award winning tour guide Ezekial Bone will be bringing legends to life at his new family show. You’ll meet Robin Hood outside Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, where this enthralling performance will commence, before walking a short distance to St Mary's Church, the very setting of the ancient legend, as part of the promenade performance.

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Creative Workshops

Various Venues 

Create your own one-of-a-kind jewellery on Saturday 23 March with a day at the Nottingham Jewellery School within Focus Gallery. At their Wire Wrapping workshop you will learn how to handle the materials and wire, make simple shapes, attach beads and leave with a completed pair of earrings and a bangle. You will use a variety of wire including brass, copper and silver plated.

On Sunday 24 March at award-winning creative retailer and tea rooms, Debbie Bryan, will be hosting a 3D Paper-craft Artwork Workshop. Perfect for the paper-craft enthusiasts and beginners alike, during the workshop you’ll experiment with paper-craft techniques before sculpting your own vivid 3D art piece. All materials are provided, and you’ll also be treated to tea or coffee and a slice of delicious cake.

Spring Fayre at Green's Windmill

Saturday 23 March | 1pm – 4pm | Free entry (small charge for tours and refreshments)

Head to Nottingham’s pretty mill on a hill for their annual Spring Fair. Browse the stalls in the mill yard and treat yourself to a slice of their mouth-watering homemade pizza, made using the stoneground flour produced by the mill and cooked in their own community garden pizza oven. Don’t miss the spectacular views over the city with a tour of the mill, available at 1pm, 2pm or 3pm.

For more information, please click here.


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

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