It feels as though spring has finally sprung! If you're looking to enjoy the great outdoors this weekend, why not go exploring some of the county's grand country parks and gardens, check out some of our great cycling trails, or read up on outdoor activities in Nottinghamshire? 

There are many more events in our What’s On calendar, including live music, workshops and exhibitions so have a browse and you're sure to find something exciting to do. Don’t forget, if you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram

Nottingham Contemporary | Visit Nottinghamshire
Print Fair 2020

Nottingham Contemporary | Friday 13 March – Sunday 15 March | Opening times vary | Free entry

It’s a great weekend to visit Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, who are hosting a celebration of all things print. Kicking off on Friday evening there’ll be a special preview evening between 6 - 8.30pm followed by a DJ set from BSXY in the Café Bar. Browse the stalls by a wide range of printmakers, illustrators and galleries from across the UK and get stuck in making your own print using Letterpress and a traditional Adana press with Leicester Print Workshop, or screen print a tote bag with local print masters Dizzy Ink (£8 charge).

Round off your visit with a wander around their current exhibitions - Denzil Forrester's colourful large-scale paintings which illustrate the nightclubs of 1980s London and present-day Jamaica, Diane Simpson's sculptures inspired by the history of clothing and architecture and Sung Tieu’s installation which explores sound as a weapon – or check out their Zine Library for more print-based inspiration.   

For more information, please click here.

ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships | Visit Nottinghamshire
ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020

National Ice Centre | Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 January | Tickets: Adults £10.40 | Concession £8.90

Get ready to be wowed by the breath-taking routines of Synchronized Skating teams from across the globe, all competing for the world title. This spectacular fast-moving and choreographically clever discipline involves 20 international teams of 16 talented skaters performing intricate routines to music, in perfect formation, with speed and precision. It combines the beauty and elegance of freestyle skating with the excitement of a team sport and is a wonder to behold.

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Alfie Morre: Fair Cop Unleashed | Visit Nottinghamshire
Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed

Canalhouse | Sunday 15 March 2020 | 6pm | Tickets: £12

If everything is feeling a bit serious and sombre in the world perhaps this weekend is the ideal opportunity to get out to a comedy gig, have your ribs tickled and sides split and start the week with a spring in your step. Upstairs at one of the city’s quirkiest pubs on Sunday evening you’ll find BBC Radio 4's cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore sharing some true tales of life on the beat. Described as "brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious" by David Mitchell and with no shortage of 4 star reviews, Alfie’s unique brand of humour - hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force - is sure to entertain.

To find out more, please click here.

The Merchant of Venice at Lakeside Arts | Visit Nottinghamshire
The Merchant of Venice

Lakeside Arts | Sunday 15 March | 1.30pm & 4pm | Tickets: £12

For the first time, Regional Theatre of the Year Nottingham Playhouse have collaborated with The University of Nottingham's unique public arts centre Lakeside Arts to create a new production of Shakespeare's most controversial play. Set in the present day at Nottingham institution Goose Fair, greed, poverty and personal vendettas collide in a production full of music, energy and no-nonsense Nottingham spirit. Be sure to check out the new exhibition by contemporary artist and Nottingham native Matt Collishaw which opens on Saturday.

For more information, please click here.

Freddie Mercury and Queen in Concert at Nottingham Playhouse | Visit Nottinghamshire
Freddie Mercury and Queen in Concert

Nottingham Playhouse | Friday 13 March 2020 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Tickets: £27

Hear the hits of Queen and Freddie Mercury as never before, performed by a choir of over 40 singers with full orchestral backing. As the name implies, the London Film Orchestra, who have performed with Stormzy and recorded for the X-Factor, are a professional orchestra who focus on music for film and television – not surprising then that the concert will reflect music highlighted in the Golden Globe-award winning and Oscar-nominated movie Bohemian Rhapsody. If you’re more of a fan of Brain May’s mad skills on the guitar, check out The Story of Guitar Heroes the following evening for a night celebrating the guitar maestros from the 1950’s to today.

For more information, please click here.

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


Print Fair 2020
Fete / Fair
Print Fair 2020

Nottingham Contemporary are pleased to present their first print fair this spring, showcasing over 30 stalls by a wide range of printmakers, illustrators and galleries from across the UK.

ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020
Sporting Event
International Skating Championships | Visit Nottinghamshire

Attracting the most elite junior-level synchronized skating teams from around the world, the title is currently held by 2019 victors, Team Junost Junior of Russia and set to be a spectacle for all to behold.

Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed
Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed

Join BBC Radio 4's cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show. Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie's police casebook

The Merchant of Venice
Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit Nottinghamshire

In this first co-production between Nottingham Playhouse and Lakeside Arts, Shakespeare's most controversial play is relocated to the modern day Goose Fair.

Freddie Mercury and Queen in Concert!
Live Music
Freddie Mercury and Queen in Concert! Visit Nottinghamshire

The London Film Music Orchestra performs Freddie Mercury & Queen GREATEST HITS in NOTTINGHAM!



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