Things To Do in Nottingham : 2nd – 4th June

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Another weekend in Nottingham is on its way, loaded with some smashing events and great things to do! From history to ale, theatre and performance to water sport activities, there is plenty of fun to be had for the old and young alike. Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share what you’ve got up to in Nottingham!

Wheee! International Children’s Theatre and Dance Festival


Lakeside Arts Theatre
Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 June 2017

The Wheee! International Children’s Theatre and Dance Festival is a jam packed jamboree of fun events for the whole family. Now in its 13th year the event is a staunch favourite in the Lakeside’s calendar, with a selection of national and international performers, interactive activities and a buzzing atmosphere of fun and theatrics. The star attraction of the show no doubt is the world premiere of Albesila Luminarium – an intriguing, iridescent walk through experience created by Nottingham company Architects Of Air. Introduce the kids to the world of performance.

Castle Rock Brewery Yard Party – 40 Years Young!


Castle Rock’s Brewery Yard and The Vat and Fiddle
Wednesday 31 May – Saturday 3 June 2017

Now in their 40th year, Castle Rock Brewery are firmly placed in Nottingham’s extensive history of brewing good ale. With a number of pubs throughout the county and a selection of tasty ales celebrating local heroes, you know you can’t go wrong when you see the Castle Rock logo. Join them at the Vat & Fiddle to celebrate their work so far over the past four decades, with hearty street food, some great local bands and of course some cracking pints of Castle Rock ale!

Paddle In The Park


National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont Country Park
3rd and 4th June 2017

Since the weather seems to have officially warmed up a bit, the idea of splashing about in cool refreshing waters seems highly appealing. At the National Water Sports Centre’s Paddle in the Park Festival there is a great variety of activities to get involved in from kayaking and stand up paddle boarding to the more challenging white water rapids. It’s not purely aquatic fun however- if you’re feeling like a couple of hours out of the water you can check out the live music, on land activities and tuck in to a delicious hog roast too!

Hello Notts Tours: Nottingham Highlights & Nottingham Heroes Tour

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Starts at The Left Lion, Market Square
Regular Tours Every Sunday 11am & 2pm (starting 4th June)

Nottingham has a rich history and though it’s not all Robin Hood his spirit of unconventional rebellion runs deep in our heritage. Join local history expert Bryn for a leisurely walk around the city, recounting 1000 years of history and discover how the city has become the place we know today. While the Nottingham Highlights tour at 11am gives a more general outlook, the Nottingham Heroes at 2pm looks at the famous and infamous of our city’s past, from sporting heroes to literary luminaries.

Nottingham Trent University’s Art and Design Degree Show

Bonington Gallery
Saturday 3 – Saturday 10 June 2017

With a history spanning over 150 years Nottingham Trent University has a great reputation for its Art & Design courses, producing artists such as Wolfgang Buttress, Jon Bergerman, Mat Collishaw and Keith Piper. See the next generation of designers in a diverse range of subjects – visual arts, photography and graphic design; fashion, knitwear and textile design; fashion management, marketing and communication; theatre, media, film and costume design; as well as architecture, interiors, product and furniture design.

Posted on 30 May 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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