5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

Words: Rachel Forrest
Friday 21 September 2018
reading time: min, words

Fingers crossed the bleddy rain stays away... 


Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

When? Friday 22 September, 1.30pm-4pm
Where? Glee Club
What? For all those ‘rents that gave up the rave when they had kids, cancel yer playdates now because Glastonbury Festival sensation BFLF are bringing their family-friendly rave to town. The fun doesn’t stop there tho, as confetti cannons, bubbles, giant balloons and even a parachute will feature - but we’re not sure who will enjoy these more, you silly adults or the little uns’. So crack out your glow-sticks from the back of your wardrobe and show the kids your best dance moves (the more embarrassingly scarring the better).
How much? £6.50-£8.50
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Gin in Gaol: Gin Tasting Event

When? Saturday 22 September, 7pm-10pm
Where? National Justice Museum
What? The National Justice Museum are jumping on 2018’s gin obsession by hosting a one-of-a-kind gin tasting that’s sure to teach you about more than just alcohol. The tasting is guided by four historical characters who know lots of clever things about gin and crime in the Georgian and Victorian eras. Next time you’re sippin’ a cheeky g&t in your local you can impress your mates with all your new topical fun facts. Obvs this is an 18+ event tho as bevs will be involved.
How much? £27
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The Roy Orbison Story

When? Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm
Where? Royal Concert Hall
What? Get yusens down to the Royal Concert Hall for some proper 60’s bangers this Saturday night. Barry Steel, himself a proper Orbison fan, takes on the lead in this reflection on the musical career of the Big O. The show promises to be upbeat and contemporary, following Orbison’s life from his early years at Sun Records through to the late 1980s. If you’re a super fan why not don the infamous black suit and sunglasses yusen? We’ve already got them tunes stuck in our heads… “Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street…”
How much? £25
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Paws in the Park

When? Sunday 23 September, 11.30am-4pm
Where? Rushcliffe Country Park
What? Do you have a cute doggo? Then get you and your pooch down to Rushcliffe Country Park for a super fun 5km sponsored dog walk. Not only will you get some fresh air and meet adorable pups, but you’ll be helping a fab cause - Pet’s Project. The charity helps pets and families to find safety from domestic abuse, so dig deep in your pockets! Registration is only £5, but each entry is asked to try and raise £20 in sponsorship, as Pet’s Project relies completely on public donations. Now don’t you feel like a good citizen!
How much? £5
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Mid-Autumn Festival and Market

When? Sunday 23 September, 11.30am-4pm
Where? Sneinton Market Avenues
What? Come down to Sneinton Market this Sunday to celebrate the traditional Vietnamese mid-autumn festival run by Vietcentric. The Market will be packed with yummy street food and fun games, sure to please all the family. Why not take your kid to the additional special festive session, where they can lend a hand to traditional crafts, between 1pm-2pm for only £5? Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the Dragon Dance.
How much? Free
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For the full motherload of goings-on this week, check out our What’s On section

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