Coming up this weekend in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire there are some great things to do, including outdoor cinema, open-air theatre, festival fun and a brand-new trail. Read on to find out our top picks of what’s on this weekend.  
 
There are many more events in our What’s On calendar, get crafty at Debbie Bryan’s, outdoor cinema in the woods, fantastic live music and brilliant exhibitions, so have a browse and you're sure to find something exciting to do.  
 
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NonSuch on Trent Summer Festival

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 September 2021 | Victoria Embankment

Celebrate the summer with the second weekend of NonSuch on Trent, a festival full of comedy, cabaret, theatre, performance, poetry and more! With fun shows for both kids and adults, and a mix of free and ticketed events, there really is something for everyone. Form puppetry to stand up comedy, a weekend full of the best performances all set at the Victoria Embankment Bandstand is waiting for you. Don’t forget to book your tickets HERE.

For more information, please click here.


Nottingham Ale Trail

3 September – 3 October 2021 | Various venues across Nottingham | Free to join

We all like to celebrate the weekend with drink at one of our favourite pubs and we’ve got the perfect excuse for you to try the best of Nottingham’s Cask Ale. We’re taking trails to a new level with the Nottingham Ale Trail. Explore Nottingham’s pub scene and follow the various trails and make your way through a list of Nottingham’s glorious pubs – no need to rush, you have an entire month to complete the trails. Supporting local businesses and getting to enjoy a drink or two (responsibly) at the same time, it’s a win-win situation really!

For more information, please click here.


Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey

Friday 3 September 2021| Performance starts: 7pm | Newstead Abbey | Tickets: £11 - £16

Grab a picnic blanket, some snacks, gather the family and head to Newstead Abbey for an evening of open-air theatre. Enjoy a fantastic performance of Kenneth Grahame’s classic countryside caper, Wind in the Willows. Let the critically acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company take you along for the ride and join Mole, Ratty, Toad and Banger on their wild adventure filled with motorcar madness, wicked weasels, exciting escapes and plenty of messing about in boats. You’re all set for some frantically feral and fun family time!

For more information, please click here.


Outdoor Cinema at Nottingham Castle

Saturday 4 September 2021 | 6pm – 9pm| Nottingham Castle | Tickets: £13 - £15

Ready for a night of cinematic magic at the gorgeous grounds of Nottingham Castle? Get swept away by the fairy tale adventure of The Princess Bride as a gallant hero rescues the beautiful princess from an evil villain – could there be a more fitting place for a showing of this enchanting classic than Nottingham Castle? If you’re more of a theatre lover? Check out a rendition of Janes Austen’s classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by The Pantaloons at Nottingham Castle on Friday 3 September HERE.

For more information, please click here.


Cavendish’s Horses: The Art of Manege

Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 September 2021 | 11.30am, 13.30pm and 15.30pm | Bolsover Castle | Tickets: £1.50 - £4

Step back in time at the beautiful Bolsover Castle this weekend and immerse yourself in medieval life. Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume as they train for art and battle to baroque music, behold breath-taking displays of majestic horses as they demonstrate traditional moves and skills of the time and learn all about the famous training techniques of Cavendish from historic horsemanship expert Dominic Sewell. The perfect day out for those with a love for all things medieval and skilled horsemanship!

For more information, please click here.


This blog was written by Ananda Datema, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire.

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