What's On In and Around Nottinghamshire

August events

Street Art Festival 2022

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Street Art Festival 2021 23rd July – 13th August Launch Party: Friday 22nd July, 6pm – 10pm This Summer at Surface sees the return of the most anarchic, the most spectacular show in town: the
16 Southwell Road NG1 1DL
Fri 22 Jul, Sat 23 Jul, Tue 26 Jul to Sat 30 Jul, Tue 2 Aug to Sat 6 Aug, Tue 9 Aug to Sat 13 Aug

Stapleford Play Day

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A fantastic day out for all the family this summer! What will be happening? You will be able to take part in all the family favourites*: puppet shows giant bubbles children’s...
Hickings Lane Recreation Ground NG9 8JE
Mon 1 Aug

Hands on Holidays // Summer Sessions

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This summer children aged 5 to 12 are invited to join us at The Harley for creative workshops, which are taking place every Tuesday in August.
The Harley Gallery Welbeck S80 3LW
Tue 2 Aug, Tue 9 Aug, Tue 16 Aug, Tue 23 Aug

Eastwood Play Day

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A fantastic day out for all the family this summer! What will be happening? You will be able to take part in all the family favourites*: puppet shows giant bubbles children’s...
Coronation Park NG16 3LQ
Wed 3 Aug

Chilwell Play Day

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A fantastic day out for all the family this summer! What will be happening? You will be able to take part in all the family favourites*: puppet shows giant bubbles children’s...
Inham Nook Recreation Ground NG9 4GY
Fri 5 Aug

The Gin and Rum Festival - Nottingham

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The Gin and Rum Festival - Nottingham The Gin & Rum Festival are returning to a city near you! Only this year we're BIGGER and BETTER as we bring a taste of Mexico with us! New for 2022 is our themed Tequila bar!
The Nottingham Conference Centre NG1 4BU
Sat 6 Aug

The Nottingham Vegan Festival

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Vegan Events UK is pleased to announce an additional Vegan Festival this summer. The extra event in the Vegan Events UK calendar will take place in Nottingham on Saturday 6th August 2022.
Mellish Sports Centre, Kemmel Road, Bulwell NG6 9FH
Sat 6 Aug

Plant Fair at the Southwell Minster, Notts on Sunday 7th August 2022

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Plant Hunters' Fair featuring highly respected specialist nurseries with a really great mix of plants and specialities to delight plant lovers of every level of experience.
Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HD
Sun 7 Aug

Syerston Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Syerston is a small rural village with four very contrasting gardens for you to visit. Long Acres is a large traditional cottage garden with an atmospheric walled garden, themed herbaceous borders...
Syerston Village Gardens, Syerston NG23 5NA
Sun 7 Aug

Kimberley Play Day

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A fantastic day out for all the family this summer! What will be happening? You will be able to take part in all the family favourites*: puppet shows giant bubbles children’s...
Kimberley School Field NG16 1FB
Tue 9 Aug

Exploring Rewilding Course

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A two day course exploring the topic of rewilding, featuring presentations, group activities, guided walks and a beaver enclosure tour.
Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford DN22 8RQ
Sat 13 Aug and Sun 14 Aug

Meadow Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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A 1 acre garden that takes you through a hosta garden into a jungle with bananas, tree ferns, cannas. Winding path takes you to a parterre with topiary and sequoiadendron giganteum pendula trees and...
Meadow Farm, Retford DN22 0NF
Sun 14 Aug

Newark Half Marathon

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The DB Wood Newark Half Marathon is back for 2022! Take to the streets of Newark and the surrounding areas with this delightful Half Marathon.
Boundary Rd, Newark, Nottingham NG24 4AU
Sun 14 Aug

Oasis Community Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Oasis Gardens is a community project transformed from abandoned field to an award winning garden. Managed by volunteers the gardens boast over 30 project areas, several garden enterprises and hosts...
Oasis Community Gardens, Worksop S81 0DE
Sat 20 Aug

Japan FEST Retford, Retford Town Hall

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For the first time in Retford, Nottinghamshire, we will be holding an event in celebration of Japanese culture.
17b The Square, Retford DN22 6DB
Sun 21 Aug

University Park Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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University Park has many beautiful gardens inc the award-winning Millennium Garden with its dazzling flower garden, timed fountains and turf maze.
University Park Gardens, Nottingham NG7 2RD
Sun 21 Aug

Alice in Wonderland

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Alice, a young, curious girl, follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland! There, she begins on an adventure she will never forget.
Newark Castle 31 Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1BG
Tue 23 Aug

“William Lee and the Hosiery Industry in Calverton”

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Over 400 years ago, during the Elizabethan era, William Lee of Calverton invented the framework knitting machine; this became the basis for an important cottage industry for several hundred years
Calverton Library, 1 St. Wilfrids Square, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6FP
Wed 24 Aug

Art Exhibition: Paul Dyson

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Meet Paul Dyson as he presents his water-colour artwork inspired by wildlife and nature at this free event at the Attenborough Nature Centre.
Attenborough Nature Reserve, Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham NG9 6DY
Sat 27 Aug to Mon 29 Aug

Art Exhibition by Mike Warren

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Join us at Idle Valley Nature Reserve for a wonderful exhibition of paintings by long term friend of the Trust, Mike Warren.
Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford DN22 8RQ
Sat 27 Aug to Sat 3 Sep

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