5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

10 October 19 words: LeftLion

Five ways to spend yer weekend...

Wellbeing Boat and Bimble

When? Friday 11 October, 10am - 1pm
Where? Castle Wharf
What? There ain’t nowt more relaxing than being by the canal and seeing all the lovely bits of nature that surround it. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, The Canal and River Trust are offering a free boat ride and guided walk. Plonk on yer sailor’s hat and have a go at steering the boat on the way, then have a relaxing wander back to Castle Wharf from Lenton. Take the time out from all that hecticness and just let the water drift your worries away. Places are limited, so only book if you know that your sea legs will be there.
How much? Free
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Tutored Tasting Sessions

When? Friday 11 October, 2pm and 7pm 
Where? Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival
What? Fancy being one of those sophisticated types down the pub who taste notes of jazzy stuff when drinking a pint, instead of being one of those who downs it and thinks ‘Mmm, beer’? If you’re into your light and sometimes bubbly stuff, the Introduction to Cider and Perry will tell you how they’re made and fun facts abaht it. Or if you’ve got a sweeter tooth, the Introduction to Beer and Chocolate will tell you why the pair are a better suited couple than Torvill and Dean. You can only attend if you’re a festival-goer mind, and if you aren’t one already, you better nab yerself a ticket.
How much? £6 - £12
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When? Friday 11 October, 7pm
Where? University Hall
What? Feeling like a bit of fancy schmansey music on a Friday evening instead of all that disco hullabaloo? The award-winning Floreilgium are playing at NTU’s brand new University Hall, which looks proper posh and cushy. From Sydney Opera House to Wigmore Hall, they’ve played all sorts of prestigious venues, and there’s no better place for them to play a chamber concert in Nottingham. Their set will feature the masters of Baroque composition Bach, Purcell and Handel, so you know you’re in for some seriously powerful stuff.
How much? £5 - £25
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Festival 38

When? Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October, 2pm - 10:30pm
Where? The Playwright
What? Young man, there's a place you can go for a proper good boogie this weekend. The Playwright are putting on a jamming fest, and this year the proceeds are going to YMCA Nottingham. On Saturday there will be live music, with bands include Soft Girls and Boys Club and Towers. Sunday will have acoustic sounds, local business and art stalls, as well as roasts all round as it ain’t Sunday without a roast. Get down and support a marvelous cause. You can drink to that and all. 
How much? Free
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Rap and Spoken Word with Karizma and Bridie Squires

When? Sunday 13 October, 1pm - 2:30pm 
Where? Nonsuch Studios
What? Have your little-uns ever wanted to learn how to do proper word flow that’s not Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Our very own Editor-at-Large and Nottingham hip-hop legend Karizma will be able to show you ‘em to put those rhymes and rhythms into something super sweet. Karizma’s tunes will give you all sorts of inspiration, while Bridie’s nonsense verses will tickle yer funny bones. The workshop is free, so the kids ain’t got nowt to lose by giving it a go. They can go there, and you can go for a coffee or a tipple. Ace.
How much? Free
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