Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 15th – 17th September
Despite the trees growing pretty and the nights turning in, we are not sure we are quite ready for autumn just yet. Luckily, each year Nottingham provides some cracking events during September and October, to ease us in and show us that hibernation is far from necessary. From food and drink festivals in the country estates and celebrations of ancient natural heritage, to dancing at street parties in Hockley, it’s time to make the most of the great outdoors.
Now, here are our top five events happening this weekend!
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September
The last Food & Drink Festival of the year takes place in the scenic estate of Clumber Park this weekend, and there will be much delicious cuisine to dig your teeth into. With creative food producers from throughout the UK and Europe showing off tips, tricks and treats, including This Morning’s Phil Vickery talking about his new book, you can get inspired and try some tasty new food. It’s worth taking a wander around Clumber Park too (if you aren’t too full of grub!) and checking out the park’s rich history, such as the lost navel frigate The Lincoln, which is immersed beneath the lake.
Nottingham’s creative taskforce are at it again, presenting a one day festival within the creative district of Hockley. Following the success of last year’s event, Broad Street will buzz with electric excitement once again with live art, stalls, street food and awesome electronic music in Broadway Cinema and various other venues. A brilliant warm up for Hockley Hustle in October, music fans will not be disappointed by this final swan song to the summer.
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve
Sunday 17th September
The legendary Sherwood Forest, home of Robin Hood and The Major Oak, was once a grand thicket of pines and oaks sprawling throughout north Nottinghamshire. Throughout the past 300 years the forest has greatly diminished, but continues to be protected by The Sherwood Forest Trust and other conservation groups. The Major Oak Woodland Festival is your chance to learn more about this great local heritage site and support those working to protect this natural beauty spot, with talks, woodland crafts, and workshops scheduled throughout the day to entertain all the family.
16th September – 26th November 2017
The latest exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary showcases the work of 17 documentary photographers from America including Diane Arbus, Louis Draper, Bruce Davidson, and Stephen Shore. Focusing on key facets of American history across three decades, from protests and politics to pop culture and advertising, the exhibition demonstrates those threads have undisputedly shaped American society, its counterculture and Trump’s America today.
Thoresby Courtyard & Gallery
Friday 1 September – Sunday 1 October 2017
Now in its 21st year, the charming Thoresby Courtyard hosts its annual Open Exhibition, with an array of art in various mediums from traditional to contemporary art. Attracting art lovers from far and wide, you are likely to be inspired by the beautiful and thought provoking pieces on show. Afterwards we suggest a delicious hot drink in the cafe then exploring the grade I listed building, elegant retail outlets and picturesque surrounding areas.