Things to do this weekend, 17th – 19th July 2015

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Nottingham’s Old Market Square transforms into Riviera this week as the city in the most landlocked county invites you to pack the bucket and spade and enjoy the sights of the beach. If you fancy live music, then Wollaton Park has an awesome lineup of acts heading its way this weekend. Alternatively, for something more relaxed, you can enjoy art and culture at the New Art Exchange, watch live tennis at the Nottingham Tennis Centre or take part in activities on the water at the Holme Pierrepont Country Park. Keep reading to find out more about what’s on across the weekend. To keep up to date on these events and more across Nottinghamshire, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Nottingham Riviera 2015 at the Old Market Square

You know it’s the height of summer when the Nottingham Riviera returns to the Old Market Square for the summer holidays! Nottingham’s annual beach will be in place with plenty to keep the whole family entertained from 16th July – 1st September 2015. With over 250 tonnes of sand, beach bar, amusement games and rides, food stalls and paddling pool, this focal point for the city centre will be a huge hit with families once more.

Daily entertainment will return with a varied and fresh lineup of acts to entertain visitors. To find out more on this and everything else taking place at Nottingham Riviera this summer, please visit the website.


Splendour Festival 2015 at Wollaton Hall

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Splendour Festival returns to the grounds of Wollaton Hall with another great lineup of artists

It’s a festival that’s attracted some big names from the world of music in recent years and in 2015, Splendour Festival will once again pull in the acts and the crowds for a day of live music that will have you bouncing and singing from start to finish on Saturday 18th July.

Set in the grounds of the magnificent Wollaton Hall, Splendour Festival 2015 has attracted big names such as Bananarama, The Specials, James, Indiana and many more to perform in this iconic location. As well as the three music stages you can also enjoy live comedy, a funfair, stalls and much more family entertainment throughout the day. To book your tickets to Splendour and to find out more on the festival, please visit the website.


Superstar Holiday Club – Wet & Wild Activity Days at Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home to the National Water Sports Centre

Take to the water at Holme Pierrepont Country Park during the summer holidays as their Wet & Wild Activity Days return once again to offer kids the chance to experience water sports and activities every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Whether they want to soar high up and enjoy the sky rope trail, take on the waters with kayaking, raft building, sailing or keep their feet on the ground and enjoy mini golf, assault courses or ECombat – there’s bound to be something to suit all interests. To find out more information on how to book them onto the Wet & Wild Activity Days, please visit the website.


British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships 2015 at Nottingham Tennis Centre

A whole host of stars from World Wheelchair Tennis will descend on the Nottingham Tennis Centre this week as the British Open arrives in Nottingham from 14th – 19th July. Hot on the heels of the Aegon Open and Wimbledon, this event is one of only six Super Series Events on the tour and is one level below Grand Slam.

The very best players from across the globe will be competing to take home the title and there will also be the opportunity for the public to take part in FREE have-a-go sessions as well. Click here to purchase tickets and find out more on the tournament.


Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar at New Art Exchange

Nottingham’s New Art Exchange will welcome an exciting new sound and film installation to its gallery this week as Jangbar, the latest in a successful line of work by British artist Zarina Bhimji, offers footage recently captured in Kenya. The installation bears no true definition and instead plays between the universal, literal and the abstract. Observational techniques are utilized throughout to draw on historical moments and political influences on the world around. Much of the imagery used is thought provoking and at first appearance might offer a bleak shot of the landscape or items within it. It’s an exhibition that is definitely worth a visit and will be on display from 16th July – 27th September.

Visit the New Art Exchange website to learn more on this installation as well as all other future exhibitions and events taking place.

Posted on 13 July 2015
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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