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.


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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Lowdham Book Festival
2 - 29 June

The Lowdham Book Festival is back, and to celebrate two full decades of attracting writing talent - and many thousands of book fans - to the beautiful village. We find out why this year is a bit special...

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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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Nottingham Refugee Week 2019
15 — 22 June 2019

 As part of International Refugee Week 2019, we welcome you to join us in the Council House Ballroom, Market Square (in between the lions) on Saturday 15 June from 14.00 – 17.00 to recognise and celebrate our diverse community.

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Paris Marathon 2019

Guy ran the Paris Marathon 2019 to raise funds for Hothouse Theatre.

All 26.2 miles of it!
And his knees still hurt!!!

You can still donate to the cause.

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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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The Darkest Hour

 A private is on sentry duty the night before embarkation to the docks in preparation for D-Day. He is frightened, trying not to think about what lies ahead of him. He only has 2 cigarettes to see him through the night.

Then a stranger comes out of the darkness ...

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Nottz Film Festival 2019

Saturday 6th July 4-7pm
United Reformed Church, Bulwell
As part of the Bulwell Arts Festival

A selection of short films from around the world covering various categories from Adverts to narrative films and documentaries.

All the films will be less than 10 minutes long and be consistent with the British board of Film Classification PG certificate.

The audiences at the public showings will vote for the best films.

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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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Guy Walked the Wight

 Guy walked the Wight for Earl Mountbatten Hospice 2019 on 12 May.

It was his second marathon in a month ... not a lot of people can say they did that!

Legs and knees recovering!

Still time to donate!!!

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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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