International Robin Hood Day set to kick off a celebration of our hero outlaw
Robin Hood is set to take centre stage as the focus of celebrations taking place 16 – 31 October in Nottingham. The city will come alive with medieval fun to entertain kids young and old, as Robin is joined by legendary friends from the continent – the Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Tell. The trio will be out and about around Nottingham between the 16 – 18 October, performing, taking photos with the public and entertaining. They’ll also put out a call for a new legend to join their council of legends by taking part in The Sheriff’s Gauntlet on 31 October, part of the GameCity Festival.
International Robin Hood Day – Saturday 17 October 2015
Twitter: People all over the globe can join in to celebrate Robin Hood Day, as tweets using the hashtag #RobinHoodDay help to propel Robin’s arrow on its journey around the world. Follow the progress of the arrow at http://gamecity.org/robinhoodday/ once the arrow is officially launched at 12pm on Saturday 17 October.
Nottingham Central Library: The legendary trio of Robin, the Pied Piper and William Tell will visit the library for a storytelling session with local children between 10.30am and 11.30am.
National Videogame Arcade: Robin Hood will launch his international arrow in a short ceremony at 12 noon alongside director Iain Simons, the Sheriff of Nottingham and the Pied Piper and William Tell.
Nottingham Castle: 2 – 5pm – The trio will visit Nottingham Castle to entertain visitors at the famous historic site.
Robin Hood Week – 16 – 25 October 2015
Robin Hood Week continues with the legends entertaining crowds at the Galleries of Justice and in the Old Market Square, then a series of daily performances from Monday 19 – Thursday 22 October will thrill and delight children and families during half-term. The free medieval themed entertainment based in the Old Market Square will include Robin Hood plays, displays of medieval combat and justice, and the chance to interact with medieval artists and characters.
The Robin Hood Pageant returns to Nottingham Castle between Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October, with two exciting night jousting events and two fantastic daytime events. Buy your tickets in advance from the Nottingham Tourism Centre or the Royal Centre Box Office. Tickets also available on the gate.
Robin Hood themed events and sessions in Nottingham city libraries will also take place between Monday 19 and Friday 30 October.
Finally, the Sheriff’s Gauntlet will see the space that opened up in the Council of Legends filled as one person becomes legendary on Saturday 31 October.
Visitors and residents looking to get into the Robin Hood spirit can also enjoy:
- Half price Robin Hood hats at Nottingham Tourism Centre on Smithy Row.
- A new Robin Hood burger at Annie’s Burger Shack.
- Visit the Robin Hood: Rise of a Rebel exhibition at Galleries of Justice Museum (FREE).
- The Robin Hood Game & Country Show at Newark Showground (17 – 18 October).
Find out more at: www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/october