September 2, 2013, by offcampus
What’s On: September 2013
It’s not long until term starts again, so whether you’ve been in Nottingham all summer or you’re just moving back for the new academic year, make the most of the last weeks of your holidays with some of the fun events that are going on in the city and its surrounding areas in September.
Perhaps you’re a literature fan? If so, the D H Lawrence Festival, held in various venues in Eastwood, might take your fancy. Celebrated from Friday 6th September to Saturday 21st September, this year’s festival marks the centenary of the Nottingham graduate’s famous novel Sons and Lovers with a programme including lectures, guided walks, film screenings, specialist museum tours, National Heritage Open Days, reading groups, exhibitions, drama and music.
Perhaps you’re looking for somewhere you can have a relaxing evening before diving into your studies again, or to enjoy some downtime after working or travelling during the vacation? The award winning Pure Land Japanese Garden in North Clifton will be lit up with giant oriental lanterns from 7-10pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September.
If you’re filled with good intentions about hitting the gym when the new term begins, why not get a head start with one of Skyride Nottingham’s guided bike rides. With a range of difficulties from easygoing to challenging and locations across Nottingham (including one ride which starts on University Park on Sunday 15th September at 10am), there are plenty of opportunities to get active and maybe explore some new parts of the city.
If you’d like to learn more about the city of Nottingham, then perhaps a walking tour led by none other than Robin Hood himself might be a good choice of Saturday activity in September. The tours will give you an insight into the history of the city, as well as taking in key Robin Hood-related landmarks along the way.
For musical fans, what about a trip to Wollaton Hall, where there will be an outdoor film screening of Les Misérables at 7pm on Friday 6th September.
And as if all that wasn’t enough, Art in the Asylum: Creativity and the Evolution of Psychiatry, a new exhibition, opens at Lakeside Arts Centre on Saturday 7th September and runs until Sunday 3rd November.