October 1, 2014, by offcampus
What’s On: October
Nottingham always has loads going on, but October seems to be a really bumper month with all sorts of exciting events on offer. So get your diaries out and get planning:
Event: Goose Fair
Date: 1st – 5th October
Location: Forest Recreation Ground
Information: Goose Fair has seven hundred years of history in Nottingham. It’s a huge fair with loads of rides and attractions – the main one being eating mushy peas with mint sauce in the crisp autumn air, of course! Find out more at http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=23517
Event: Feeding the 5K
Date: Saturday 4th October
Location: The Old Market Square
Information: Feeding the 5k will be taking place in Market Square from noon on the 4th October. The movement started in London in 2009, and aims to highlight food waste. On the day, a huge vegan curry will be cooked in the biggest cooking pot in Europe, and everyone is welcome to come and try a bowl for free. Find out more on the Nottingham City Council website. http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/feeding5k
Event: Moving In Moving On
Date: 11am-3pm Thursday 9th October
Location: The Atrium, Portland Building, University Park
Information: This event, aimed at students who have moved into the community in Nottingham, returns for its second year. There’ll be freebies a-plenty, with a chance to win an iPad Mini by visiting every stall. With advice on everything from crime prevention to recycling, you’re sure to find out something helpful.
Event: Curry In The Park
Date: Saturday 11th October
Location: Radford Recreation Ground, 3-5pm
Information: Live near Radford Recreation Ground in Lenton? You’re warmly invited to come along to meet other members of your local community and share a free bowl of curry.
Event: This Is Beeston
Date: 12pm-4pm Saturday 18th October
Location: Bartons, Chilwell High Road, Beeston
Information: This new event is designed to show off what a brilliant place Beeston is – there’ll be loads of interesting stalls from the University, community groups and local businesses with freebies and offers. All of this will be taking place in the Engine Room at Bartons, so you’ll also get a chance to catch a glimpse of some stunning vintage vehicles which are a part of Beeston’s heritage. There’s loads going on in Beeston on the 18th October too – from the Carnival of Monsters art festival to the Oxjam Beeston Takeover – so why not make a day of it?
Event: Oxjam Beeston Takeover
Date: 12pm-2am Saturday 18th October
Information: With fourteen stages across twelve venues and over seventy artists, this music festival is a brilliant way to spend the day. Not only will you get to sample the local area’s finest musical talent, but also some of Beeston’s excellent venues. With everything free until 6pm, and the option to buy a wristband to enter the evening’s festivities, you can also guarantee a warm feeling inside as you remember it’s all for charity. Find out more at www.oxjambeestontakeover.org
Event: Hockley Hustle
Date: Sunday 19th October
Location: Hockley, City Centre
Information: If you haven’t had your fill of the local music scene with Oxjam on the 18th, pop into the city for more musical fun on the 19th October. Another multi-venue music festival put on in the name of charity, you can find out more about it at http://www.hockleyhustle.co.uk/
Event: Nottingham Festival of Words
Date: 13-19th October
Information: This is Nottingham’s second Festival of Words and there will be all manner of events going on across the week commencing 13th October, with some of the events taking place here at the University of Nottingham. You can find a full programme at http://nottwords.org.uk/events/index.html
Event: Robin Hood Pageant
Date: 25-26th October
Location: Nottingham Castle
Information: Everyone loves a little Robin Hood-themed fun, and the Robin Hood pageant gives you the chance to step back to Medieval England, with live jousting, falconry displays, archery and much more. There’s more information on the Nottingham City Council website, and the best news is that you can win one of three pairs of tickets by entering our October Twitter competition*! Just send us a Tweet telling us why you love living in Nottingham with the hashtag #offcampuscomp and we’ll pick our winners on 17th October.
*Competition only open to currently registered students of the University of Nottingham. Multiple entries are welcome.