Things to do this weekend, 19th – 21st June 2015

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With a feast of tennis, Father’s Day on Sunday and lots of entertainment and things to do, this weekend promises to be another cracker for locals and visitors alike in Nottinghamshire. Read on for our weekly guide on the top 5 things to do and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.


Aegon Open Nottingham ATP at Nottingham Tennis Centre

The women’s tennis is all but over now, with the final being played out today. But, the world-class tennis action doesn’t end there! From the 20th – 28th June, you can enjoy the men’s ATP event at the Nottingham Tennis Centre as the big names take centre stage once more.

With players such as hotly tipped home-favourite James Ward competing alongside names such as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the mens event is set to deliver as much adrenaline fueled action as the women’s. For more details on tickets and the order of play, please visit the website.


Lowdham Book Festival at various venues in Lowdham

From the 19th – 28th June, lovers of novels will descend upon Lowdham to enjoy the Lowdham Book Festival 2015. From Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, stories bound in book form old and new will be celebrated in various ways from readings and talks to activities and events.

There will be a free day of talks to enjoy as well as stalls, children’s tents, treasure hunts and much more for the whole family to take part in. To find out more on the schedule of events as well as booking tickets, please visit the website.


Newark Festival 2015 at Riverside Park, Newark

Celebrating its fourth year in 2015, the Newark Festival continues to build momentum and deliver a brilliant weekends entertainment in a Nottinghamshire town famed for its role in the Civil War.

From the 19th – 21st June, visitors to Newark can enjoy a full schedule of live tribute bands on the Friday and then on Saturday, it’s the turn of pop icons Boyzone to take to the stage! They will be supported by well-known acts Shayne Ward and Only The Young who appeared on last year’s X Factor. For more details on tickets and what’s on over the weekend, please visit the website.


Open Air Garden Theatre: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes at Kelham Hall

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Kelham Hall: See Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson take on another case in the outdoor theatre production this weekend.

The summer season has brought about the return of delightful outdoor theatre events across the county. This weekend, Kelham Hall hosts a classic adventure tale from one of fiction’s most iconic detectives; Sherlock Holmes.

Embark on the journey with Holmes and Watson in front of the beautiful backdrop of Kelham Hall on Friday 19th June. Their journey takes them to a nunnery to locate a missing item of treasure deep in the English countryside. It promises to be one of the most thrilling cases they’ve undertaken so far! For more details, visit the booking website.


Cycle Live 2015 at Victoria Embankment

Labelled as a festival of cycling, Cycle Live is a staple event in the cycling calendar and incorporates the Nottingham City Ride and the Great Notts Bike Ride over the 20th – 21st June 2015.

Families, amateurs and professionals are all encouraged to come and take part in rides of varying distances and difficulties included to cater to all experience levels.

To find out more on how to take part in this year’s Cycle Live, please visit the official website.

Posted on 15 June 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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