5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

Words: Curtis Powell
Thursday 27 July 2017
reading time: min, words

It's big. It's massive. It's the bleddy weekend, your lot...


Raiders of the Lost Park

This summer, ‘X’ marks the spot. Uncover your very own Indiana Jones-type mysteries and unravel the secrets in an action-packed adventure at Highfields Park. It’ll be a right fun-filled day for the kiddies, full of team building activities that’ll require you to use yer bonce, like navigating larger-than-life mazes and scavenger hunts. You’re gonna need to keep your wits about yer. Whether it’s digging up buried treasure, breaking secret codes or attempting daring balancing acts on their slack-line, there’s always something intriguing to keep the little ones occupied. Oh, did we mention it’s free?
Friday 28 July, 12pm, Free, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, event link


Island Gyal

Zim zimmer yourself down to Bar Eleven this Friday for a tropical island experience. Brought to you by the creative force behind Honeydips and Donuts, Island Gyal is sure to be a treat for the avid dancehall and afrobeats lovers out there. Special guest DJ’s will be mixing bangers of old and new, ready for you lot to get proper sweaty skanking and dutty-wining to all of the classics. Rep your favourite caribbean island and fly that flag high, it’s the only way to spice up the beginning of your weekend. Trust us. Mr Vegas said so.
Friday 28 July, 10pm, £3-£5, Bar Eleven, event link


MIMM X Henry Wu - Rooftop Party

Whether it’s sunny as owt or as cloudy as freshly-squeezed lemonade, this party is not one to be missed. The guys from MIMM are back at it again for another annual summer party at Saltwater and they welcome back the great Henry Wu to bless your ears with some eclectic bangers for you to dance the night away to. As per, you can expect a phat sound system and an extra slick selection from the MIMM DJ’s, ranging from old school garage bangers to nu-school hip-hop tracks to see you through. If that’s not enough, there’s an after party at the Angel Microbrewery ‘til the early morn.
Saturday 29 July, 2pm, free, Saltwater, event link


Nottingham Pride 2017

Right, get yer rainbows ahht! The city centre will be popping this weekend for a day full of fun activities, crafts stalls and live music to celebrate Nottingham’s LGBTQ+ community. Nottingham Pride have been hosting this colourful event for a number of years now, and they’ve always made it a great day out for all. The Pride march will start at Castle Gate and head round to good ol’ Broad Street, where the fun really begins. With a whole heap of after parties in Hockley alone, the glitz and glamour won’t be stopping till you lot start dropping. Dancing shoes at the ready, me duckies.
Saturday 29 July, 11am, free, city centre, event link


Katie Cooper EP Launch

Well isn’t this is a feast of tasty Notts talent; Katie Cooper will be showcasing her debut EP at Rough Trade this weekend. Head down after yer Sunday roasts to hear some real homegrown talent from a local rising star; our Katie regularly performs at Bodega, Rescue Rooms and the famous Boat House. And she won’t be the only talent on show, as Ms Cooper will be supported by two Nottingham natives, singer/songwriter George Gadd and indie/hip-hop artist Izaak lowe (aka GrapeIceCream). If you like everything acoustic then this one’s right up yer street.
Sunday 30 July, 6pm, free, Rough Trade, event link

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