The Weather may not have got the memo, but Spring is finally in the air in and around Nottingham, and with it comes another bumper crop of things to do in Nottingham this April.
Here’s hoping for some decent weather, as we see more outdoor activities taking place.
Join the Eggciting Easter Egg Hunt at Green’s Windmill and Science Centre (5 – 7 April). Explore the Windmill, the mill yard, science centre and community garden for hidden eggs and win a bumper prize pack for your efforts! No need to book, just drop in. £5 per child for the Easter Egg Hunt. Proceeds go to the Green’s Windmill Trust. For ages 3+
Good Friday 7 – Easter Sunday 9 April. Everyone loves the Easter bunny (and the chocolate)…But have you ever wondered where the furry fella came from? Or how he got his title name? This hour-long production will surely have you giggling, singing and clapping along to this eggstravaganza. So grab a blanket and sit out on the lawn to discover how the ‘Easter Bunny’ was born!
The Motorpoint Arena hosts the return of Olly Murs (27th April) and over at The Theatre Royal we have The Commitments (3 – 8 April) Returning to tour the UK and Ireland 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record-breaking run in London’s West End. The Commitments is a fantastically feel-good celebration of soul based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. The story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working-class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. Steel Magnolias visits (11 – 15 April)
There’s more live music at The Royal Concert Hall when Billy Ocean drops in (19 April) with a set packed with greatest hits and crowd favourites. Finally, there’s something a little different with Psychology of Serial Killers. (23 April) Join expert forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees to explore one of Forensic Psychology’s most troubling topics. She will also debunk common Serial Killer Myths – you may be surprised by what you learn!
There’s more grisly history, with A Very Victorian Murder: The intriguing true story of the Saville Murders in Colwick Woods at Arnold Methodist Church (18 April), a talk by Mick Whysall who will give a fascinating account of the murder of the entire Saville family, at the hands of William Saville. The heinous crime took place in Colwick Woods (Colwick Spinney).
For a little history in action, enjoy a fascinating day out at Britain’s finest Victorian waterworks, Papplewick Pumping Station, by visiting on one of their Steaming Days – (9/10 Apr, 30 Apr/1 May)
You might also like Plants & Prayer: Health and Healing before 1700 at Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park (Running until 3 Sept) Healing is what makes us human – but concepts of health and methods of healing have changed much over time. This exhibition explores medicine, care, and healing before 1700 and some of the changes that led to the development of medicine as we know it today. Medical manuscripts and books tell us about diseases, treatments, the relationship between healer and patient, and the lengths to which people went to find cures.
For fans of sport, Ice Hockey UK has been successful in its bid to host the 2023 World Championship Division I Group A at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham. It will be the most prestigious ice hockey tournament ever to be held in the UK (29 April – 5 May)