Things to do in Nottinghamshire: 13 – 20 October

robin hood beer and cider festival

Here are our top picks for things to do this weekend in Nottinghamshire, including huge celebrations in Old Market Square.

Oxjam Beeston Takeover

Beeston Town Centre

Saturday 14 October

5.30pm – 11pm

£8 (£10 OTD) / all venues are free before 6pm

This fantastic community event is back and plans to bring the town alive with music, love and good old Beeston spirit. There will be over 12 hours of live music at over 15 venues across Beeston (cafés, bars and community spaces) with an eclectic mix of genres including pop, indie, rock, jazz, choral, folk, ska, and punk! Prepare to dance the night away to a huge range of artists who are giving their time and talent for free – all in aid of Oxfam.

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Diwali Nottingham Celebrations

Old Market Square

Friday 13 – Saturday 14 October

6pm – 8.30pm Sat / 12pm – 4pm Sun


To celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, join in this joyous celebration that marks the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil with art installations, dancers, musicians, workshops and a 3-metre high mechanical elephant.

Old Market Square will become a feast for the senses on Friday night as the mechanical elephant processes around the area with dancers and Dhol players. View the beautiful installations, including a focal Rangoli piece, have a personalised poem written by a local poet in a Tuk Tuk and pick up a treat at the curry and craft market.

Nottingham Comic Convention

Nottingham Conference Centre

Saturday 14 October

£9 / FREE for under 13s

In its 5th year here at Nottingham, Comic-Con has a lot of exciting activities in store for all you comic fans. Enjoy live music from some of the best local bands, plus seminars and Q&A panels. Browse through over 150 comic exhibitors, as well as some awesome artists who are waiting to talk to you about their work.

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Mayhem Film Festival

Broadway Cinema

Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 October

From £11

With premieres, previews, special guests and midnight screenings, Mayhem Film Festival showcases the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through feature films, short films and special events.

Currently, on its 13th edition, Mayhem Film Festival is proudly announcing an exciting lineup – view the programme here.

Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival

Nottingham Castle

Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 October

11am – 11pm (Wednesday 5.30pm – 11pm)

Advanced tickets from £10.80

Nottingham CAMRA’s annual festival will once again be held at Nottingham Castle, with well over 1,000 different real ales and over 200 real ciders on offer, plus live entertainment on the Victorian Bandstand.

Enjoy your week Notts!