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Nottingham Independents Festival

Various City Centre Locations, Nottingham
Nottingham BID's Independents Festival


Nottingham Independents Festival
Various locations, Nottingham city centre 
Saturday 6 July 2019 

Presented by It’s in Nottingham, this year’s Independents Festival will be filled to the brim with music, activities and entertainment in celebration of the great independent offer in Nottingham’s city centre.

Nottingham’s independents will be taking over Trinity Square for a street party full of live music and fun, free activities. Between 10am and 4pm there’re will be variety of stalls to explore. Make colourful flowers to turn into jewellery with The Bead Shop, use pedal power to make your own fruity smoothie, try your hand at adventure golf with a taster from Lost City and much more.

There will be more festival vibes at Sneinton Market with live music, a licenced bar, street food and local crafts at this hub of creativity in the city. Wander around the units of the Sneinton Avenues to discover a range of brilliant independent businesses, many of whom will opening their doors for workshops and drop-in sessions.

Join the one and only Robin Hood on a tour of the town to showcase some of the amazing independent gems in the city. Tours start at 11am from Nottingham Tourism Centre, they are free but must be booked in advance by emailing Free tours are also available on Saturday 20 July and Saturday 26 July.   

Across the city independent businesses will be celebrating with their own in-store events. Take a look at a few highlights below, and download the programme for loads more.

Debbie Bryan | China plate 'Crafternoon' | 10am-5pm
Try your hand at illustration and hand-lettering to craft yourself a one of kind decorative wall plate from Debbie Bryan’s beautiful collection of vintage china saucers.

Dukki| Drop in craft sessions
Make a keyring or badge, and paint your own salt-dough ‘duckoration’

200 Degrees | Coffee brewing bar experience | 8-11am
Step inside the world of the Barista with this coffee brewing bar experience. No booking required and it’s free!

Malt Cross | Independents Party | 12pm-1am
Enjoy a brilliant brew at the bar from the Nottingham Craft Breweries Take Over, tuck in to tasty, festival style food, enjoy live art and music from local bands and party the night away to live vinyl DJ set from local legend Stiff Kittens.

Annies Burger Shack | Annie's Summer Street Party | 12pm – Late
Live music, family friendly entertainment, amazing food and loads more.

For more events, please take a look at the programme.  

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Debbie Bryan in Lace MarketDebbie Bryan, NottinghamNumber one for shopping in Nottingham, Debbie Bryan, are an award winning, independent creative retailer. With an in-house design studio, creative space and award winning Tea Room - they are a haven of gift giving, eating, drinking and things to do.

Malt Cross, NottinghamMalt Cross is an Grade-2 listed Victorian Music Hall set at the heart of Nottingham city centre, just off Old Market Square.

Dukki Designs on St James's Street, NottinghamDukki, Nottingham CityDukki is an independent gift shop on St James' Street. They design fabulous products to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, using the rich heritage, wonderful local dialect and beautiful landmarks of Nottingham.

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