Things To Do This Weekend : 9th – 11th June
Welcome to a new week in Nottingham, packed with exciting events and fantastic things to do. This week the star of the show is the Aegon Open, which is set to be a fast paced week of competitive tennis, but there is also live music, nature walks, open gardens, and lots more! Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on 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!
Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 June 2017
Warming up for Wimbledon, this nine days of thrilling on court actions features some of the best names in international tennis. See the men’s and women’s tennis battle it out for the champion title, with Johanna Konta heading up the women’s league and GB Davis Cup star Dan Evans on the men’s. Kids go free on qualifying weekend (Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 June) and adult tickets are just £5.
Thrumpton Village Flower & Garden Festival 2017 – Thrumpton
10th & 11th June – 11-5pm
Revealing some truly tremendous gardens, the Thrumpton Village Flower & Garden Festival is a delightful weekend for gardeners, nature-lovers and those with a curious eye for horticulture. Find inspiration for your own green spaces, browse stalls of crafts and cakes or simply enjoy admiring the display of nature that has been cultivated. On Sunday Thrumpton Hall will be opening their gardens for all to see, and the weekend will conclude with a special Songs of Praise service in All Saints Church at 6pm on Sunday 11th June.
The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival 2017 – Southwell
Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 June 2017
Arguably one of Nottinghamshire’s prettiest villages, Southwell once again presents its annual folk festival – a relaxing four days of live music, activities, food, drinks and fun. With over 50 performers across a range of genres, you can check out new talent from Nottinghamshire and beyond with the likes of She Shanties, Attila The Stockbrocker, Le Vent Du Nord and British folk heroine Kate Rusby. A good wander around the town is advised as there are some delightful shops and eateries such as Alfresco Caffe and The Refrectory.
Saturday 10th June, 11am – 3:30pm
With sprawling, beautiful countryside surrounding Nottingham, visiting the great outdoors is easy, but how much do we know about the wildlife around us? Freelance broadcaster, teacher and author Partick Harding is an expert on medicinal use of plants. The day includes an illustrated talk by Harding and a foray into Sherwood Pines to identify plants that can be foraged for medicinal and culinary purposes. From sorrel soup to nuts in May; skin creams to digestive remedies, you’ll learn tips to take home and experiment further.
Saturday 10th June, 8.30pm
In another evening of great live music at Nottingham Contemporary, one of Nottinghamshire’s finest solo musicians, Stacey McMullen, performs his unique repertoire for the release of his latest EP ‘I Wait’. Performing in a broad musical style underlain by flamenco and classical guitar, Stacey’s influences gather from a vast range of countries, blending traditional Irish folk to Portuguese with hints of Middle Eastern. Complemented by a bright demeanour and strong lyrical message, this will be a grand night for any lover of eclectic live music.