Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 14th – 16th July

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The great British summer is in full swing, delivering its wavering weather of blazing sunshine and premature winter to confuse us all. That’s no reason to be put off from the great events happening around Nottingham however, indoors or out there are plenty of great things to see and do. Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

Now here’s our top picks of things to do this weekend…

Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography 2017

download (3)Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July 2017
Patchings Art Centre

Patchings Art Centre is a centre of creativity based in Calverton, north Nottinghamshire. Having been building their community for the past 23 years, you can bet they have some tips and tricks to share with the creatively minded. Their annual festival begins this weekend, and it looks like it’s going to be quite the creative jamboree. Watch live demonstrations, pick up some beautiful artisan wares, learn which materials are most recommended, and chat to the 250 artists, makers, crafters and designers that will be rocking up to inspire, share their work and give talks. With beautiful grounds to explore and a restaurant serving delicious food, you can easily spend the weekend in this creative retreat.

The Nottingham Beach 2017

The Beach Nottingham smallerThursday 13 July – Sunday 3 September 2017
Old Market Square

It’s that time of year again when a taste of the seaside comes to Nottingham.

Yes, our very own Riviera is once again set to take over Old Market Square, offering a lovely place to chill out under the summer sun, while enjoying tasty food, refreshing cocktails and live music. Stretch out on a deck chair, dip your toes in the sand, cool off under the fountains and have a go on some rides. Who needs long car journeys to the coast when you have this on your doorstep?

England v South Africa 2nd Investec Test Match

Trent Bridge 2Friday 14 – Tuesday 18 July 2017
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground

Following an exciting first Test, all eyes turn to Nottingham as Joe Root’s England take a 1-0 series lead into the Second Investec Test Match, which will be hosted by the world’s third oldest Test venue, Trent Bridge.

Trent Bridge tests always offers up something a little special, and hometown-hero Stuart Broad will be looking for a big performance on his home ground, while the South Africans will be desperate for a response as they look to save the series.

Two nearby Castle Rock pubs will be serving breakfast buffets, bbqs, and local cask ales from 8.30am. Drop round to The Trent Navigation or The Embankment for your perfect post match party, with live entertainment and music throughout the day.

You can view the full list of special offers for ticket holders here, and travel information is available here.


Fat Tyre Flyers Screening and Q&A

Sunday 16th July
Broadway Cinema

Continuing their custom of providing top quality events to compliment great film screenings, Broadway Cinema presents special guests and mountain biking pioneers Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze. Following a screening of the award winning documentary ‘Klunkerz – A Film About Mountain Bikes’, the two will be discussing the history and culture of the sport and their part in its inception in a live Q&A. You will be able to purchase signed copies of Charlie Kelly’s new book Fat Tyre Flyers which delves right back into the early days in 1970s California when mountain biking was just getting off the ground.

We have a special competition to win tickets to the screening which you can enter by retweeting the following tweet.

Inspire Poetry Festival

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Various venues across Nottinghamshire

Since gaining the status of UNESCO City Of Literature in 2016, the already blooming literary scene in Nottingham has blossomed even further, with regular events showcasing talent from Nottingham and beyond. The Inspire Poetry festival brings things back to the library, the sadly almost-forgotten sanctuary of the bibliophile. With events across the county, there are appearances from Ted Hughes prize winner Holly McNish, Nottingham legend Henry Normal and various others, with workshops, performances and children’s events throughout the week.

Posted on 10 July 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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