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1. Watch the sun set in style
Watch the sun go down from the best view in Nottingham: Cocktails on the rooftop terrace of Saltwater on top of The Cornerhouse. Cocktails from £4.50.
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2. Swallow an Old Organ
Swallow an Old Organ, try the Tunnel of Love or dice with the Wall of Death (relax, they're actually all local beers) at the Nottingham CAMRA annual beer festival 17th to 20th of October. Victoria Leisure Centre, Sneinton Market. £3 including a free commemorative half-pint glass and programme.
BBC Nottingham : Beer Festival preview

3. Become a culture vulture
Become a culture vulture. Tickets for the Nottingham Playhouse start at just £2 for 16 - 26 year olds for selected shows. 0115 9419419.
BBC Nottingham : Theatre listings

4. Drink in Britain's oldest pub
Drink in Britain's oldest pub. Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem on Castle Road has been serving thirsty Nottingham folk since 1189 A.D. Don't miss the Rock lounge, once the malting room of the old brewhouse, with a massive chimney extending sixty feet up through the castle rock. 01159473171.
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5. Change your image
Blag a free makeover from the beauty counter staff in one of the city's large department stores or get a trendy low cost haircut on the cheap by being a model for student training nights at one of the city centre's hairdressers.

Arena Hair and Beauty salon, Hockley. Models required Thursday evenings £7 for cut and blow dry, or get a free restyle on 13th and 14th of October (booking essential 0115 948 4377).

6. Visit the world's smallest cinema
Visit the Worlds smallest cinema for some cult classics: The Screen Room on Broad Street, Nottingham has just 21 seats, £4 for students. 0115 924 1133.
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7. Eat trendy
Eat your fill at a trendy Hockley restaurant. Shimla Pinks Sunday night all you can eat Indian buffet for around £10 with student discount. 0115 958 9899.
BBC Nottingham : Restaurant reviews
8. Get cold
Show Torvill and Dean how it's done at the National Ice Arena in Hockley, skate hire and admission only £2.60 with NUS card. 0115 853 3000.
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10. ...and wet
Watch the canoeists slalom and the water-skiers fall in at the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepoint. The National Water Sports Centre is located in 270 acres of country parkland, just three miles from Nottingham on the River Trent. Bus 11C (Sundays only) Admission free. 01159 821212.
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9. Then go to the dogs
Greyhound racing at Nottingham Greyhound Stadium, the home of greyhound racing in the East Midlands, two miles from the City Centre on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. For £10, a Six Pack party includes free admission and race card, two free beers, a pie and pea supper, a £1 Tote jackpot bet, and a £2 tote win bet (minimum 10 people, pre booking essential). Phone the track to check availability 0115 910 3333. Buses Red 44, 45 and 43, 92a.
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