Things to do this weekend, 15-17 June 2012


In amongst an appalling weather forecast, the Euro 2012 championships and Fathers’ Day on Sunday there are lots of things to experience in Nottinghamshire this weekend:

There are over 200 exhibitors from around the world at Patchings Art Festival. With David Bellamy appearing today and Ken Howard OBE appearing tomorrow, this top festival takes in painting, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and more.

Head to the Art Marquee at Woodthorpe Park on Saturday 16 June for the start of Sherwood Art Week for demonstrations and drop-in workshops.

Women in the Workhouse is an exhibition at Southwell Workhouse looking at the lives of women in these institutions from archive records and oral history interviews.

Over at Kilton Forest Showground near Blyth, there’s a traditional summer fair with the Great Nottinghamshire Steam Fair. Car parking is free with entry for adults £8, concessions £6 and children under 16 free.

On Saturday 16 there’s a heritage walk of the Lace Market from the Civic Society. This fantastic area of the city started out as a 7 century Saxon settlement and became world renown in the 19 century for its dominance in the textile industry. Well worth a go but dress for the weather, adults £3, concessions £2, all accompanying children free.

And whilst it may not be the weekend officially, try a guided walk of Nottingham’s exquisite architecture with the RIBA Love Architecture walks on Monday 18 June and Tuesday 19 June. Taking in some of Nottingham’s finest contemporary buildings such as Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham Trent University and Broadway, this is a great way to see the city centre in a new light.

And from Twitter…

@LilianGreenwood – Hoping to call in at Lenton Festival on Sat – 1-5pm at Lenton Rec, Derby Rd, #Nottingham. Always a great afternoon.


Have a good weekend everybody!

Posted on 15 June 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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