Nottingham Underground Festival

Caves may not be what Nottingham is most famous for around the world.

But since the bloke who is what Nottingham is most famous for, probably never existed, only ever came to Nottingham to get himself arrested by the evil Sheriff and was most likely born in Yorkshire anyway, maybe caves should replace the mythical man in Lincoln Green.

And so we come to the Nottingham Underground Festival.

A chance to get into Nottingham’s caves ... quite literally ... or do I mean quite actually?

From the 5th – 9th of April (with a few additional dates outside that) there are loads of opportunities to take yourself into some of the darkest, dampest corners of Nottingham and get to know some of the creepy tales and horrible histories that went on under our feet and possibly under Robin Hood’s feet too.

Festival 2019

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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Caves Hub
Urban Rooms, 38 Carrington Street, NOTTINGHAM,
6-9 April

Come along to the Caves Festival Hub to get all the info on events taking place across the city. Stunning cave photography by local photographer Lamar Francois will be on display, and there will even be a chance to enjoy a virtual reality tour of the Nottingham Castle Caves. This will also be a great opportunity to meet the team at Trent & Peak Archaeology who will be on hand at points over the Festival to talk about their work

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Underground Wollaton Caves Festival Tour Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
5th April

Wollaton’s Historic Hauntings – with dark, damp rooms & tunnels. Walk in the steps of those who in ages past toiled below the Great House; hear their stories and feel their presence on our guided tour.

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Yoga in the Tunnel at Cave City
The Park Tunnel, Derby Road, Nottingham 5th April

For this one hour yoga session, hosted by Park Lives, please bring a yoga mat, candle/holder and water. Warm clothing and layers are advised as this is outside but sheltered from the rain.

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Beer Tasting at Cave City
Malt Cross 5th and 6th April

Take a step back in time to the historic Malt Cross caves where you will discover the wonderful, entertaining and downright tasty story of beer...

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City of Caves Tours
Cave City, Nottingham
Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April

You can find out more about the hidden world beneath your feet and tour our ancient network of caves at your leisure during the daytime over the three days of the festival. You will be given a hand-held audio set to guide you on your way.

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Tour of Rock Cemetery Catacombs
Forest Road East, NOTTINGHAM
Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April

This is a unique opportunity to visit the fascinating catacombs beneath Rock Cemetery. Open to the public for the first time, these intriguing tunnels lie ready to be explored. Guided tours will provide an introduction and background to the Cemetery itself followed by a tour of the catacombs.

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Cave Escape at Cave City
Cave City, Nottingham
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April 2019

Cave Escape Nottingham currently has 1 escape room, Carfax, with more rooms on the way. Carfax is a super immersive escape room: full of unique puzzles, twists and turns. A lavishly gothic Victorian quest, drawing you into a world of mystery. Explore our amazing subterranean location and attempt to defeat the ruthless Count Dracula!

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Guy Walks the Wight

 Guy will be Walking the Wight for Earl Mountbatten Hospice 2019, 12 May 2019

26 miles of nice views and blistered feet!

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City of Caves

Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem Tours
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
5 to 9 April 2019

Beneath this historic building, cave cellars root deep into the sandstone cliff, and like many of Nottingham's 800+ caves, they have for centuries been used for storage of ale. Located in these winding passages is an old cockfighting pit and part of the Castle Gaol was said to be housed in the cellars at one time.

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Ghosts of the Caves Tours
Cave City, Nottingham
Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April

As part of Nottingham City Council’s Cave City Festival we’re offering special £5 evening ghost tours of the City of Caves.

You will delve deep into the caves and discover the mysterious hidden stories of the past which lurk under the streets of Nottingham. You will uncover the ghostly tales of those who lived in the caves and learn of the spirits which still reside as part of this special evening tour.

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The Caves of Nottingham Talk
Cave City, Nottingham
Saturday 6 April

Hear about the history of Nottingham's fascinating caves, including their previous uses and why we have so many! Laura Binns, Community Archaeologist from Trent and Peak Archaeology will deliver this illuminating talk, focusing also on the discoveries made by Trent and Peak across the city in recent years.

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Access Archaeology
Urban Room, Carrington Street
6 and 7 April

Meet the archaeologists and see the finds they have uncovered across Nottingham. Try your hand at a mini excavation in our dig pits and even try some cave crafts!

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Cave Pétanque in Peoples Hall
People's Hall, Heathcote Street, Nottingham
6 and 7 April

Enjoy exclusive use of one of the People's Hall caves for a game of Pétanque! Groups of up to 6 people can access this unique space beneath the Grade II* listed People's Hall in Nottingham's Lace Market. Equipment will be provided.

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Fine Ales and Strange Tales
Story telling in the Salutation Caves
6, 9 and 10 April 2019

As part of Nottingham's Cave Festival 2019 we bring you this unique venue for telling a mixture of Local and Gothic Stories all of the strange and ghostly nature. And of course, the visit would not be complete if you could not take one of the fine ales on offer from the award winning cellars

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Peel Street Cave Tours

16th and 26th April

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries are pleased to present an exciting opportunity to explore Nottingham's largest cave system, which has not been open to the public in many years.

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At Your Own Risk Cave Tour
The Bell Inn, 18 Angel Row, Nottingham
Friday 11 May Saturday 12 May Sunday 13 May 2018

Accessible only by a ladder leading down from the beer cellars, this tour will take you around the sub caves of The Bell Inn, which date from the medieval times. Few people have dared to the entire complex beneath the Bell Inn and this tour is not for the timid!​​

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Doing it for Maggies

 Alex is running the London Marathon to raise money for Maggie’s, who provide support for people and families dealing with cancer and is run on donations alone.

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