Things to do this weekend 11th-12th June


The sun is out and we’re getting in the mood to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Make sure you don’t miss out on the great events happening around the county, and explore the great Nottinghamshire outdoors with our list of top things to do this weekend.

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1. Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography 2016

Starting this Thursday 9th June up until Sunday 12th June over 250 artists, photographers, craft makers and designers will descend upon Patchings Art Centre. The event, which is set within 60 acres of beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside, guarantees a treat for the art lovers. Find out more here.

2. The Gate to Southwell Festival 2016

The Gate to Southwell Festival is a premier acoustic, roots and dance festival, situated near the picturesque market town of Southwell. In its 10th year the festival’s focus will remain on Celtic music while embracing other roots music forms. The festival will see the comeback of some of the artists who made the biggest impressions in past years as well as some special events. Find out more here.

3. NTU Art and Design Degree Show 2016

If you’ve had too much sun, why not drop by Nottingham Trent University’s city campus. There are student works on display until Saturday 11th June. The NTU Art and Design Show is one of the largest exhibitions of work by final year Art and Design students in the UK. The 2016 Nottingham event is the biggest ever, simultaneously showcasing creativity and innovation from 20 course areas across the NTU City site. Find out more here

4. Aegon Open Nottingham WTA International Women’s Tournament 2016

The Aegon Open Nottingham is underway, and it continues until Sunday the 12th June with Ana Konjuh, Monica Niculescu, Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki and many more competing for the final. Find out more here.

Posted on 06 June 2016
Featured author: Kinga

Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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