April 4, 2017, by Andrew

So you’re staying in Nottingham over Easter?

As a postgrad student in the middle of running a study and also working on the weekends, time-off is a rarity right now. Add to the mix the astronomical cost of a return train ticket home to Cornwall, and the sheer length of time taken for said train to trundle along the antiquated track of the south west coast line, and it makes visiting my family this Easter an impossibility. But fear not! If you too are staying in Notts while many of your friends have returned home, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy yourself (other than crying in shame and self-resent as you polish off your seventeenth cream egg of the day).

Here’s a few events going on in our locale this Easter, and a few suggestions for outdoorsy activities.

What? Watch the ice hockey teams of Great Britain and Poland go head to head in what promises to be an exciting match
When? Friday 14th April, 7:30pm
Where? Motorpoint arena
How much? Student tickets from just £11.20 at
More info/ tickets: https://www.motorpointarenanottingham.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=gbvspoland2017&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=

What? EM-Con: the biggest film and television convention in the East Midlands. Get your geek on with the likes of Admiral Ackbar himself!
When? Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th April.
Where? Motorpoint arena.
How much? Day tickets are £15, or £20 for the weekend.
More info/ tickets: http://www.em-con.co.uk/

What? Spend a leisurely afternoon at Nottingham Contemporary soaking up some culture and going ‘Hmmm. Indeed’ as you peruse what might be the latest modern art installation, or possibly just the fire exit.
When? The gallery is open Tue – Sat: 10:00-18:00 and Sun: 11:00-17:00.
Where? Big green and gold shipping-container-esque building on the edge of lace market.
How much? Absolutely stonking free (can I get a hallelujah!?)
More info: http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/

What? Take a stroll around Wollaton Hall and park; visit the industrial museum; et a selfie with a deer.
When? As of next week, the park will be open from 8:00-20:00, the hall from 10:00-17:00 and the museum from 11:00-17:00.
Where? Wollaton park is situated on the north side of Derby road – quite literally a stone’s throw from park campus.
How much?
The Park and Hall are free to roam, the museum charges just £2 for students.
More info: http://www.wollatonhall.org.uk/

What? Get out into the spring air and do a Park Run at your nearest venue
When? Park Runs begin at 9am every Saturday
Where? In Nottingham, you can find Park Runs being hosted at the Weirfields (Beeston) and Forest (Forest Fields) recreation grounds, as well as at Colwick country park (Next to the racecourse)
How much? Run by generous volunteers, taking part won’t cost you a dime.
More info: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/

Now put down that tub of Ben and Jerry’s, take a break from binging on The Walking Dead, and go try something different!

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