Nottinghamshire 2019

Time to plan your festivals for 2019!

Nottinghamshire and it's surrondings is full of them. All shapes and sizes and loads of different themes.

So if it's music, or art or films you are after ... look no further!

If you are organising a festival, let us know the details and we’ll stick them here.


For the Love of George

 An adaptation of the monologue that was a critical success at the Edinburgh Festival 2000. It follows the experience of a woman trapped in violent marriage and her relationship with George and biology.

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Nottingham Poetry Festival
26 April – 5 May 2019

It will once again shine a spotlight on the city’s thriving literary scene for the fourth time presenting an eclectic line-up of acclaimed national and local poets and performers.

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4th May - 1st June

Preparations are well under way for the seventh Belper Arts Festival

Already confirmed is the fast growing Arts Trail (5/6 May), a genuine Broadway star, JEANNA DE WAAL IN CONCERT (4 May), the enchanting Woollen Woods (13 – 27 May), and Belper Open Houses (25 - 27 May)plus much more ...

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Feminist Book Fortnight
Five Leaves Bookshop
4th - 18th May
Five Leaves Bookshop set up a national Feminist Book Fortnight for 2018, which will include many writers, publishers and about fifty independent bookshops.

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Open Studios Notts
May & June, 2019

Open Studios Notts’s aim is to widely promote Nottinghamshire artists and maker’s open studio events in a co-operative collaboration, creating opportunities during May/June for visitors to meet artists and to discover their work and practices.

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Wigflex City Festival
Five Leaves Bookshop
5th May
The debut edition of Nottingham's Wigflex festival assembles a pretty incredible lineup. From jazz to house, techno to hardcore, every corner of the scene is represented by these best-in-class artists.

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Lady Bay Arts Trail 2019
18th -19th May

The Lady Bay Arts Trail is a unique contemporary arts trail organised entirely by volunteers giving opportunities to local and regional artists and designers

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Dot To Dot Festival
26th May

Since starting in Nottingham in 2005 Dot To Dot Festival has established itself as the UK’s premier festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe.

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Newark Festival
14 - 16 June

Focused on bringing a fantastic atmosphere to Newark Riverside, our festival is a celebration of music, family, food and fun! Spread across three fun-packed days, we promise you'll be begging to come back again next year!

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Paris Marathon 2019

 Guy will be running the Paris Marathon 2019 to raise funds for Hothouse Theatre.

All 26.2 miles of it! Paris. 14th April 2019. A day that will live in infamy.

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Sherwood Art Week 2019
22nd - 30th June

Sherwood Art Week is Sherwood's week-long Arts festival. Artists will be exhibiting, hosting workshops, talks and participating in community events.

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Exile Music Festival
Jun 28 at 12 PM – Jun 30 at 5 PM

 Exile Music Festival is a small, non-profit, family friendly festival hosted at a private residence in the Derbyshire countryside, just north of Matlock. We have lots of space for camping, which is included in the weekend ticket price.

Sabine Hay off Oldfield Lane Darley Dale, DE4 2LN Matlock, Derbyshire

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Hucknall Byron Festival 2019
Friday 5 July - Sunday 7 July 2019 Various venues

Every year the Byron Festival takes place in Hucknall and Newstead Abbey to celebrate the life of poet Lord Byron.

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Bullwell Arts Festival 2019
5th - 12 July

Bulwell Arts Festival celebrates creativity within the community and hosts a varied program of activities including Art, Music, Dance, Film, Poetry, Workshops and Family Fun across the Bulwell area.

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Patchings Art Festival
JULY 11th - 14th

A chance to meet over 250 Artists, Photographers, Craft Makers and Designers selling and demonstrating.

Hands-on-workshops, Demonstrations and Art Materials, all set in 60 Acres of Nottinghamshire Countryside.

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Nottingham Chamber Music Festival
JULY 12h - 14th

Nottingham's 1st Chamber Music Festival! Nottingham is a place of discovery with concerts across the city. Join this summer 12th - 14th July 2019.

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Worksop Pride
13 July

A free annual event for the LGBT+ community, their friends, families and allies.

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Newark Book Festival
JULY 12th - 14th

Newark Book Festival celebrates and showcases the world of books through an exciting, engaging programme from author events to panels, crime fiction, contemporary, literary fiction and a children’s programme.

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Waterfront Festival
At the Canalhouse, Nottingham
Saturday 13th July 2019

The Waterfront Festival is a big Notts-centric party designed to showcase the best this fair city has to offer, while raising money for some great local causes to boot.

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Splendour Festival
Saturday 20 July 2019
Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Manic Street Preachers and The Specials are the first of over 40 acts announced to perform at the Nottinghamshire’s biggest outdoor music event at Wollaton Park, with many more artists, comedians and entertainers to be revealed in the coming month

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Sneinton Festival

Details to be confirmed

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Robin Hood Festival
5th - 11th August
Sherwood Forest

Save the date - the Robin Hood Festival returns even bigger and better between 5th - 11th August! In the mean time why not wonder around the home of Robin Hood and discover for yourself the beauty of Sherwood Forest?

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Gloworm Festival
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 August 2019 Thoresby Park

The Gloworm Festival is a brilliant 2 day Festival that has been especially created for grown ups and their little people.

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Southwell Music Festival
Wednesday 21 - Monday 26 August

Southwell Music Festival is an annual, top-quality classical music festival taking place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, raise the profile of the town and its magnificent medieval Minster, and to inspire local musicians – especially young people.

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The Big Fake Festival
Fri 30 Aug - Sun 01 Sept Thoresby Park

Just wait until you see how our Fake Bands look, sound and move. These guys are almost the real deal and they really know how to play a large festival crowd!

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Nottingham Green Festival
Sunday 15th September 2019
12 noon to 6pm . Free
Arboretum Park, Nottingham.

Nottingham’s own Green Festival provides the place for everyone to learn, explore and try the latest in everything environmentally friendly and ethical, while having lots of fun in the beautiful setting of the Arboretum Park.

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Hockley Hustle
Sunday 27 October 2019

With the help of Nottingham's finest promoters and creative groups, the venues and streets of Hockley will be full of fantastic music, performers, art, food and, for the icing on the cake, we're raising more money for local charities while we're at it.

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If you want your arts festival included in the list, send the details and we will try to include it. The copy date for each months edition is the 20th of the month before.

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