5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

13 July 17 words: Lucy Manning

The weekend's never looked so good...

Back to the Future

We’re absolutely loving the life that’s been blasted with full force into Sneinton Market these days. We’ve had art exhibitions, food and drink markets and all sorts taking place there over the last couple of weeks, and this weekend ain’t no different. Blend Coffee – the coffee shop what does the fancy grilled cheese sarnies – and Big Sky Cinema are bring you an outdoor film experience that’ll send you back in time. Or forwards. The screening of Back to the Future will start at 9pm, but you’re invited along from 7pm to enjoy some live music, and food courtesy of The Super Kitchen. There’s also rumours of the DeLorean rocking up...
Friday 14 July, 7pm, £10, Sneinton Market, event link

Amulet

It’s wicked to see a band’s hard work paying off, and one of them said bands is Amulet. The band were formed in 2015, and are the epitome of indie; bowl cuts and round sunglasses as standard. But trendy fad these lot are not. They’ve got some cracking tunes, citing inspiration from the likes of Stone Roses and Oasis. You might have seen ‘em play at Cycle Live or the Nottingham Independent’s Festival, but this week they’re taking to the stage at Rough Trade for a gig in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. In’t that loveleh? There’ll be support from Sonder and Short Weekends. Make sure you take some cash moneys to dob in the pot.
Friday 14 July, 7pm, free entry but donations encouraged, Rough Trade, event link

Ottar Chocolate

The sweet toothed among you are in for a right treat this week. Rough Trade, everyone’s favourite record shop-cum-bike pump station have teamed up with Ottar Chocolate to bring sugary delights to the likes of you lot. Up on floor 1.5 throughout the month of July, Ottar Chocolate will be bringin along some of the best chocolate in the city, alongside pastries from Small Food Bakery and coffee from Outpost. The space is gonna become a proper haven on Broad Street, so you can take some time out from the hustle and bustle to take a break. There’ll also be homewares on sale from Lane. Make sure you take enough pennies with you. It could turn into an expensive break...
Saturday 15 July, 11am, Rough Trade, event link

Shakespeare in the Garden

The new tramlines into Beeston may have caused an absolute raucous during their installation, but now they’re there, they’ve opened up a world of opportunities for lazy city dwellers to get stuck in to the world of events Beeston has to offer. This week, the White Lion are hosting an evening of Shakespeare in their beer garden, so you can sup on a cold one while mischievous fairies run amok for your viewing pleasure. The chaotic love story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream sees Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander and Helena get proper wrapped up in one of the most complicated love triangles – or squares – since Max, Stacey and Bradley in Eastenders. Meet you there.
Saturday 15 July, 6.30pm, £5/£8, The White Lion at Beeston, event link

Newark Book Festival Newark Book Festival

We don’t know about you, but we definitely don’t read enough. There always seems to be something that gets in the way. This weekend, take time out and dedicate your days off to the written word by getting stuck into the Newark Book Festival. There’s a cracking programme of events lined up. From author events to panel discussions, workshops for kids and street theatre. Authors involved include international best-seller, Matt Haig, author of the Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley, and children’s writer/illustrator dream team, Lucy Rowland and Mark Chambers. Head over to their website to have a goose at the full line up.
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 July, Newark on Trent, event link

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