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Today to Fri 18 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Bottesford Library Summer Fair
Bottesford Library Annual Summer Fair. Pop along for Stalls, refreshments and book sales. All proceeds to Bottesford Community Library, a registered charity.
Bottesford Library, Grantham Road, Bottesford, Nottingham
Sun 6 May

More details - Making Noise Grantham
Making Noise is a series of weekend musical workshops for parents and carers and their children and young people with disabilities or sensory impairment in Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln! Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in the workshops.
Guildhall Arts Centre St Peter’s Hill Grantham
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Crafty Sundays at Woolsthorpe
One Sunday a month we’re inviting local stallholders to bring their wares to Woolsthorpe for a mini-craft event - just drop in and see what’s here this month! Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Sun 13 May

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Photography Drop-in
Photography with a difference - from pinhole cameras to digital, including an opportunity to take photographs inside the Manor House without visitors. Booking Essential. Phone: 01476 862823. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Tue 15 May

More details - Belton House - Spring Bulb Planting
Help Belton’s garden team add some colour to the spring gardens. Each April head gardener Jon holds a ’have a go’ bulb planting event which gives you the chance to add to Belton’s annual spring flower display. Booking Not Needed.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Belton House - Belton Park Cricket Club Home Game
Founded in 1947 by Lord Brownlow, Belton Park Cricket Club can be seen playing a game on Belton’s Oval lawn, most weekends from early spring all the way through to early autumn. Come and watch a bit of cricket on Belton’s Oval lawn.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Belton House - Button Bucks Club
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month. All activities are designed for children aged 18 months to 4 years old and will involve some exploration of the Gardens and House.
Belton House, Grantham,
Thu 3 May, Thu 17 May

More details - Belton House - Sophia's Views
Join local artist Jan for a watercolour challenge as you recreate one of Lady Sophia Cust’s inspirational scenes of Belton. Bring your paints and brushes, and we’ll provide the rest.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sat 5 May

More details - Belton House - Paint the garden
Take inspiration from the formal gardens at Belton to create your own work of art. Recreate the beauty of Belton’s gardens in paint, pencil or crayon. All materials supplied. Booking Not Needed. Families welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Belton House, Grantham,
Sun 6 May

More details - Belton House - Toolbox Talks
Find out what the project team have been up to on the renovation of Belton’s 17th century Grade I listed stable block. Booking Not Needed.
Belton House, Grantham,
Thu 17 May

More details - Ensonglopedia of Science
A critically acclaimed one-man musical-comedy-science family show from the top-drawer storyteller John Hinton. 26 silly songs about science from A to Z. An hour of fun facts and mesmerising melodies to delight the inquisitive mind.
Ropsley Village Hall
Thu 26 Apr

More details - The Old Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Set on a southerly ridge overlooking Catmose Vale. Stone walls and yew hedges divide the garden into enclosed areas with herbaceous borders, shrubs, and young and mature trees. In 2006 the lower part of garden was planted with new shrubs to create a walk with mown paths.
The Old Hall, Market Overton
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Sunday Afternoon Music For All Tastes
Come along and enjoy 2 hours of Show Tunes, Film Themes, Big Band, Classical, Ballads, Orchestral, Jazz and Popular Easy Listening Favourites played by top professional artistes on electronic keyboard orchestra instruments. Free light refreshments during the 30 minute interval.
Market Overton Village Hall, 52 Main Street
Sun 13 May

More details - Tresillian House - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre garden re-established by current owner since 2009. Beautiful blue cedar trees, excellent specimen tulip tree. Parts of garden original, others reinstated with variety of plants and bushes. Original bog garden and natural pond. Koi pond added in 2015. Vegetable plot. Cowslips and bulbs abound in Springtime.
Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray
Sun 6 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Capability Barn - Open Garden for NGS
Later dates this year for new selection of plants in imaginatively planted, large country garden. Tulips mingle with daffs/wisteria adorns barn front - erythroniums/primulas/pulmonaria in long borders together with Rhodo/azaleas/apple blossom star in May.
Capability Barn, Hoveringham
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 20 May

More details - Push the Boat Out/Try Sailing
An opportunity to try sailing for free. Come down to our friendly club - named the RYA/Yachts&Yachting Sailing Club of the year 2018 Come in clothes that you don’t mind getting wet in.
Notts County Sailing Club Hoveringham Lane
Sat 12 May

More details - Burrough Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Burrough Hall was built in 1867 as a classic Leicestershire hunting lodge. The garden, framed by mature trees and shrubs, was extensively redesigned by garden designer George Carter in 2007. The garden continues to develop.
Burrough Hall, Burrough on the Hill
Sun 6 May

More details - Burton Joyce Community Market
Our community market offers an excellent range of food produce and crafts. Food includes Great Cheese company’s heritage cheeses, Blackthorn Rare Breed meats, fresh vegetables and choices of jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves.
Burton Joyce Village Hall, Trent Lane, Burton Joyce, Nottingham
Sat 12 May, Sat 9 Jun

More details - Farndon Book fair
Small village hall book fair with 20 dealers in attendance offering a wide range of books for sale on various subject matters. Includes fiction, antiquarian, new and used books, maps, prints and ephemera. The venue has ample free parking for fair visitors. Light refreshments are served all day.
Village Hall, Farndon, Near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Bountiful Blossom
What a spectacular sight it is, the cherry blossom filling our spring gardens with abundant flowers, scent and stunning beauty. If you can manage to tear your eyes away from these spectacular trees, the whole gardens are also bursting with fresh, new-season flowers and foliage.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Spring Birdwatch
Meet the experts and take a special bird-spotting tour of the Gardens with local wildlife sound recordist Phil Rudkin. You can chat with our clever makers of bird boxes and bug hotels or make a simple seed feeder yourself to take home.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Deliciously Different Veg
Got a glut of runners? Overflowing with courgettes? Want to try something different? For those who want to grow beyond potatoes, broad beans and lettuce but aren’t sure where to start- come and be inspired!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Mon 23 Apr

More details - Willow Animal Workshop
Grab your secateurs and join country craftsman Martin Keeley to learn all about willow and create something beautiful to take home. In the morning you’ll learn the basics of weaving and make a simple fish, then after lunch in the Tea Room you can progress onto a very realistic pheasant.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Growing Under Glass
Nick Hamilton shows you how to get the most from a productive greenhouse or tunnel in this easy-to-follow course.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 8 May

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Garden Views’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for a really enjoyable, relaxed and informative workshop; it doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while, you will be able to sit up close and watch detailed demonstrations and then have a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout the
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 17 May

More details - Margaret Harrison. Subject tbc
Coddington History Group invite you to a welcome return visit by Margaret, she is always a popular amusing speaker - even if we don’t know the topic yet!
Coddington Village Hall, Main Street,
Thu 17 May

More details - Woodpeckers - Open Garden for NGS
4 acres of mature woodland and formal gardens with spectacular views over Trent Valley. Carpets of snowdrops at Feb/March opening. 500 rhododendrons/azaleas in May. Scented rose tunnel/wisteria arbour. Balustrade terrace for teas. Glade with 200yr old cedars overlooking ponds, waterfalls and croquet lawn.
Woodpeckers, Nottingham
Sun 13 May

More details - Kings, Chess and Mozart
Rutland Sinfonia Paul Hilliam - Conductor Anne Bolt - Piano Walton - Prelude to Richard III Mozart - Piano Concerto No.
Oakham School Chapel, Oakham
Sat 12 May

More details - The BIG Leadenham Comedy Night
A top comedy spot in Lincolnshire is hosting its 7th big comedy night with a fantastic line up of fabulous standup comedians. The Big Leadenham Comedy Night is back again and will be bringing some of the finest comedy around, to the George Hotel.
The George Hotel. High Street, Leadenham, Lincs.
Fri 4 May

More details - ExLibris Charity Masked Book Sale 2018
12th annual booksale in aid of charities: NNRF Destitution Fund (helping to ameliorate destitution amongst asylum seekers) & Hayward House (Nottingham Hospitals Charity, helping people at end of life.
16 Vernon Avenue, Carlton
Fri 27 Apr to Mon 30 Apr, Fri 4 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Gallantry in the Air
Open 1 April to 30 September 2018 To mark the centenary of the RAF, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s exhibition will commemorate the RAF crew who were decorated for their bravery. Many of the airmen featured in this exhibition gained the highest award for their valour with some of them paying the ultimate price.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford
Today to Wed 30 May

More details - All About Dogs
The All About Dogs show is a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy that you and your furry companion will not want to miss. The show consists of arena displays, demonstrations, activities and family entertainment as well as expert advice and unbeatable shopping opportunities.
Newark Showground
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Nottinghamshire County Show
Heavy horses, cattle, sheep and pigs are set to take centre stage at this year’s Nottinghamshire County Show on May 12 and 13, including a number of action horses that recently featured in popular period dramas Poldark, Victoria and Peaky Blinders.
The Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Discover England's last hidden Victorian Gothic country mansion this weekend..!
This weekend visit one of England’s last hidden country houses still in private ownership - the astonishing Victorian Gothic Kelham Hall near Newark and enjoy the rare opportunity of having a guided tour which includes the astonishing upstairs rooms which can only be viewed on this exclusive guided tour!
Kelham Hall & Country Park, Kelham near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Sun 22 Apr

More details - An Evening with Neil Webb
An Evening with Neil Webb. Artists performing: Neil Webb.: Tickets avaiable.
The Southbank Bar - Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Thu 3 May

More details - Quaintree Hall - Open Garden for NGS
An established garden surrounding the medieval hall house (not open) incl a formal box parterre to the front of the house, a woodland walk, formal walled garden with yew hedges, a small picking garden and terraced courtyard garden with conservatory.
Quaintree Hall, Braunston
Sun 13 May

More details - Ensonglopedia of Science
A critically acclaimed one-man musical-comedy-science family show from the top-drawer storyteller John Hinton. 26 silly songs about science from A to Z. An hour of fun facts and mesmerising melodies to delight the inquisitive mind.
Braunston and Brooke Village Hall
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Library Landscape: A Myriorama for Nottinghamshire Exhibition
Inspire and Leicester Print Workshop artist Sue Rowland have worked with groups of Nottinghamshire people in Libraries and with young people in special schools to create a unique Nottinghamshire Myriorama.
West Bridgford Library Bridgford Road West Bridgford
Today to Sat 12 May

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - International Women's Day
Join us at The Workhouse as we celebrate International Women’s Day with the launch of ’Suffragette and Suffragists: 1918-2018’ textile exhibition. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Today to Sun 6 May

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - Women in Power
The Workhouse is working in partnership with the National Trust Public Programme to present an exhibition of photographs and paintings from National Portrait Gallery entitled Women and Power.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sat 28 Apr to Tue 26 Jun

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - Who Cares?
Nottingham Trent Theatre Design Students and The Workhouse are creating an exciting and intriguing performative costume event ’Who Cares'’. The students will be working with volunteers and young homeless people to create costumes that speak through time about care work. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - The National Portrait Gallery Faces of Change: Votes for Women
The Workhouse is working in partnership with the Women and Power National Trust public programme to present an exhibition of photographs and paintings from the National Portrait Gallery.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Sun 29 Apr to Wed 27 Jun

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - International Women's Day
Join us at The Workhouse as we celebrate International Women’s Day with the launch of ’Suffragette and Suffragists: 1918-2018’ textile exhibition. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Mon 7 May to Thu 5 Jul

More details - The Workhouse, Southwell - Working Workhouse Women 1918
South Essex College of Further & Higher Education Costume Construction Course Project: costume exhibition of traditional historical costume based on research from The Workhouse Southwell from Lady Laura Ridding to nurses and teacher to paupers. Booking Not Needed.
The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell,
Wed 16 May to Sat 14 Jul

More details - Netherlands National Circus
The Netherlands National Circus. West Bridgford, Bridge Field, NG2 6AP. Tue 24th - Sun 29th April 2018. Show times. Tue at 7pm, Wed-Fri at 4:45pm & 7:30pm, Sat at 2pm & 4:45pm & 7:30pm, Sun at 12noon & 3pm. Our brand new show for 2018.
Bridge Field, west Bridgford
Tue 24 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Chris, Denny and Emily @The HopBarn
Chris and Denny have been bringing their unique sound to audiences across Europe and the USA since the early 1990s, when a chance meeting at a music session created one of folk music’s most enduring partnerships.
The HopBarn Hopyard Farm Hockerwood lane Southwell
Sat 21 Apr

More details - 38 Main Street - Open Garden for NGS
Varied acre. Bamboo fenced Asian species area with traditional outdoor wood fired Ofuro bath, herbaceous border, raised rhododendron bed, vegetables, greenhouse, pond area and art studio and terrace.
38 Main Street, Nottingham
Sun 13 May

More details - Georgie Meadows Stitched Drawings
Georgie Meadows: Stitched Drawings brings together 24 textile artworks which explore personal experiences of ageing and dementia.
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Making Noise Sleaford
Making Noise is a series of weekend musical workshops for parents and carers and their children and young people with disabilities or sensory impairment in Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln! Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in the workshops.
National Centre for Craft and Design Navigation Wharf Carre Street Sleaford
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Artist Talk, Tour and Q&A with Georgie Meadows
Meet textile artist and former occupational therapist Georgie Meadows. Georgie focuses her talk on the subject of her artworks; people living with dementia and other mental and physical challenges, and the importance of how we interpret what we see and how this affects the way we treat people.
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Sleaford.
Wed 25 Apr