July 26, 2013, by offcampus

What’s On: August in Nottingham

We know that not everyone has left Nottingham for the summer, and there’s plenty going on in the city for those of you who are still here. We’ve rounded up some highlights for the next month in this blog:

If you’ve been in the city centre in the last week or so, you probably won’t have been able to miss the return of the Nottingham Riviera which has taken up residence in the Old Market Square and will be in place until Monday 2nd September. There’s a swinging pirate ship, a beach bar and an awful lot of sand – the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine!

Fancy a spot of culture? Nottingham’s outdoor theatre season is in full swing, and there’s plenty to keep you entertained over the next few weeks. Nottingham Castle is playing host to Sherlock Holmes on Wednesday 14th August at 7pm, and The Wind in the Willows will be showing on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August at 6.30pm. There’s al fresco theatrical fun to be had at Wollaton Hall too, with Twelfth Night on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August and Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles on the 23rd and 24th August. Tickets for students are only £10 each and you can find out more here.

If art is more your thing, you don’t even need to stray off University Park to get your fix. Djanogly Art Gallery is host to an exhibition by Christopher P Woods called Unseen Works until 26th August, and is open daily. Or in the city centre you can pop to Nottingham Contemporary to take in the Aquatopia exhibition.

Perhaps you’re just looking for some Robin Hood themed adventures to fill your summer days? The Robin Hood Festival takes place at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre from 5th to 11th August, and there’ll be musicians, entertainers, craft stalls and activities.  If you pop by on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday you’ll also find live jousting and falconry displays.

Do let us know how you find some of these activities if you go along! We’d love to hear about your experiences.

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