What's on this weekend in Nottinghamshire

It feels like summer is finally back on track as we approach the longest day, and there’s lots of great events to check out this weekend. Take a look at our highlights of what’s happening in Nottinghamshire below, and don’t forget to browse our What’s On calendar or check out our Things To Do section for lots more attractions and ideas. 

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Lightest Night

Lightest Night - Visit Nottinghamshire

Friday 21 June 2019 | From 5pm

To celebrate the summer solstice, Nottingham is hosting its first ever Lightest Night, to make the most of the expected 17 hours of daylight on the longest day of the year. From 5pm the city will come to life with loads of fun, free, family-friendly entertainment. Look out for Can Samba’s colourful carnival of tropical rhythms making its way around the city, and the intriguing performance art and installations in Old Market Square.  

Nottingham Street Food Club with be in full swing over at the Snienton Avenues, with music and live art to enjoy alongside a variety of amazing food. Elsewhere you’ll find tasty treats from around the globe and a variety of stalls to peruse at the International Market.

Over in the Arboretum, they’ll be celebrating midsummer with a magical evening of outdoor performances, including the playful circus, puppetry and theatre of Look Up by Hikapee and a large-scale willow puppet coming to life in Awakening Titania, plus live music and magic in the Bandstand.

For more information, please click here.


Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair 

Ceramic Fair Harley Gallery


The Harley Gallery | Friday 21- Sunday 23 June 2019

One of the country's premier ceramic events returns to the award-wining Harley Gallery this weekend. This popular event attracts collectors and gallery owners, alongside enthusiasts of pottery and sculpture from around the country. But even if it’s not your specialist field, this is an excellent chance to browse and buy some beautiful items, including mugs, teapots, eggcups and more. There’s much more to do at the prestigious Welbeck Estate; browse The Harley Gallery’s current exhibitions, pick up some gorgeous local produce at The Welbeck Farm Shop, and if you have time, you can even take a short walk to the fascinating Creswell Crags.

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Brunch

Bottomless Brunch at Das Kino - Visit Nottinghamshire

Various Venues

Nothing says weekend quite like a brilliant brunch, and coming up in Nottingham we’ve got two, very different approaches to this weekend institution to enjoy - whether you’re looking to start the Saturday night party early or prefer an uplifting start to a laid-back Sunday.

Get the weekend off to a flying start at Now That’s What I Call Brunch by Das Kino – a dazzling night out in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon. This is brunch on steroids served with a side of sass and sequins courtesy of Nottingham drag legends Kitty Litter and Kitty Tray. Expect bizarre bingo, exceptional sourdough pizza, disco hits and free-flowing drinks at this bottomless brunch extravaganza.

On Sunday, the rather more civilised Yoga Brunch will be coming to the Pitcher and Piano for a morning of wellness inside the stunning and serene former church. The yoga class is suitable for all, including beginners, and takes place on a well-lit, private terrace, after which you can take your pick from the varied menu.


Summer Concert in Southwell

Summer Concert Southwell Minister - Visit Nottinghamshire


Southwell Minster | Saturday 22 June 2019 I 7:30pm

The stunning Southwell Minister is a spectacular place to experience classical music, and their summer concert of romantic music by Elgar and Wagner, performed by the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, is sure to be a brilliant evening’s entertainment. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, first performed to wake his wife on Christmas morning, is an intimate and delicate piece of music, full of tenderness. A perfect counterpoint to Elgar’s Symphony no.2, which ranges over a huge spread of emotions, anger and joy, sadness and peace, darkness and light, before finally coming to rest in absolute serenity.

For more information, please click here.


Park Garden Trail

Park Garden Trail

The Park Estate | Sunday 23 June 2019 | 1-6pm

Nottingham's historic Park Estate, the former deer park of Nottingham Castle, features some of the most remarkable homes and spectacular gardens in the city. Twice a year the private, gated community throws open its doors and private gardens for all to enjoy. Wander the wide leafy pavements, remark at the grand Victorian architecture and explore a wide range of gardens and landscapes - some large, some small and some secret. Treat yourself to a cream tea, a glass of fizz or something tasty from one of various food and drink stalls or at the mini farmer’s market. There’ll also be music and children’s activities to keep little ones occupied.

For more information, please click here


 This blog was written by Claire Jones, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire. 

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  1. Oaktreeman
    Lots of free ads for private business and very little in the way of free events. Why should we expect free city events? Well in a civilised society cultured entertainment is a cornerstone of personal wellbeing and community. Take for example the splendour festival and the Earth and fire ceramics faire. The festival was once free, meaning that those on a low income could join in the fun and the ceramics event was once much more than just a market which you pay to go to. It seems as if only those with money can afford the better things in life in Notts now. In a way none of this is surprising since councillors through the years have put themselves and their business interests first.
    Enjoy the summer, if you’re moneyed that is.
  2. Oaktreeman
    Lots of free ads for private business and very little in the way of free events. Why should we expect free city events? Well in a civilised society cultured entertainment is a cornerstone of personal wellbeing and community. Take for example the splendour festival and the Earth and fire ceramics faire. The festival was once free, meaning that those on a low income could join in the fun and the ceramics event was once much more than just a market which you pay to go to. It seems as if only those with money can afford the better things in life in Notts now. In a way none of this is surprising since councillors through the years have put themselves and their business interests first.
    Enjoy the summer, if you’re moneyed that is.

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