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Bestwood Steampunk Picnic, Nottinghamshire Heritage Tourism

Bestwood Country Park Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottingham

The event will include heritage activity such as tours of the winding engine house and archery coupled with activity in keeping with the Steampunk theme. More Information from: Laura Simpson Senior Practitioner in Heritage Tourism Policy, Planning & Corporate Services Nottinghamshire County Council Tel: 0115 9932595 Mob: 07834 008204 www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk Follow us on Twitter @Notts_Heritage […]

Free

Christmas at Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

Why not join us for one of three really special Christmas events this year, with two full weekends of entertainment, 28/29 November and 5/6 December, 11:00am to 4:00pm, at Newstead Abbey,including house tours, Santa, Crafts and festive fun and also the chance to see the House twinkling with Christmas lights on Friday 4th December until […]

£5

Christmas at Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

Why not join us for one of three really special Christmas events this year, with two full weekends of entertainment, 28/29 November and 5/6 December, 11:00am to 4:00pm, at Newstead Abbey,including house tours, Santa, Crafts and festive fun and also the chance to see the House twinkling with Christmas lights on Friday 4th December until […]

£5

A People’s History in Song, Nottingham Clarion Choir

Sherwood Methodist Church Devon Drive, Sherwood

On Saturday 5th December from 7.30pm at Sherwood Methodist Church Nottingham Clarion Choir will be performing "A People's History in Song" whilst a new theatre company called Bread and Roses will be performing their wonderful musical drama "Food For Thought." Entrance fee is by donation and all proceeds will go to the Nottingham Winter Shelter.

Shakespeare in the Garden, Bromley House Library

Bromley House Library Angel Row, Nottingham

Presented by The Lace Market Theatre in the gardens of Bromley House on Thursday 21st April 2016, 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Doors open at 5.45pm. This promises to be a magical occasion as The Lace Market Theatre presents extracts from Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night in the gardens of Bromley House Library and Newdigate House to […]

FREE entry and fun day at Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle Gatehouse Nottingham

On Saturday 2 July 2016 the new Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham will be sworn in and the city blessed, plus enjoy stalls, activities and live music. 10:55am - proclamation on Council House steps by Robin Hood to set off the parade 11am - 11.30am - horse and carriage parade from Old Market Square […]

The Victorian Fair: Freaks and Fisticuffs, Lambley HS

Lowdham Women's Institute Hall Main Street, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire

Presented by Ann Featherstone on Monday 26th September 2016 at Lowdham WI Hall commencing at 7:30pm. Think of freak shows and boxing booths, primitive roundabouts and gingerbread, noise, mayhem and crime – the Victorian statute fair, wakes or mop. This talk looks at the history of the fair and explores some of the fascinating shows […]

Martinmas Fair 2016

Lenton Priory Church of St Anthony Gregory Street, Lenton

It's the Martinmas Fair 2016 - Saturday 22 October - 11-4pm (grand opening 12 noon) - at Priory Park and Priory Church of St Anthony, Old Lenton, NG7 2NW Website: http://martinmasfairlenton.weebly.com/whats-on.html The Martinmas Fair returns on Saturday 22 October, celebrating Nottingham's medieval heritage and sharing the story of Lenton's lost medieval priory. Organised this year […]

£1

A Night at the Empire, Beeston & District LHS

Chilwell Memorial Institute 129 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham

Beeston and District Local History Society Presented by Trevor Lee on Wednesday 16th November 2016 at Chilwell Memorial Hall commencing at 7.30p.m.

Once upon a time at Christmas, Lambley HS

Lowdham Women's Institute Hall Main Street, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire

Presented by Tracey Akehurst on Monday 28th November 2016 at Lowdham WI Hall commencing at 7:30pm. Deck the halls with boughs of holly. Kiss your neighbours under the mistletoe. Keep the Yule log burning and decorate the Christmas Tree! Of all the seasonal celebrations Christmas has more traditional plants, with their accompanying legends and symbolism, […]

The Storm Officer, Lakeside Arts

University of Nottingham, Djanogly Theatre University Park, Nottingham

On Friday 17 March 2017, 1.30pm-2.45pm in the Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside there will be a PERFORMANCE of The Storm Officer: Wild Stories and Songs of Extreme Weather, written by Matt Black Admission free

Free

Magic Lantern Show, The Framework Knitters Museum

Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum Chapel Street, Ruddington

At The Framework Knitters Museum, Chapel Street, Ruddington, on Monday 3 April at 2.30pm Pat, Peter and Michael Spencer will present their show “Kaleidoscope” with their 100 year old projector and hundreds of hand painted glass slides. Some of them move! The show includes “Belle Belton and her Bicycle Adventure” from the 1890s, “Come to the […]

£6

The Malt Cross, Rebekah Wood, Beeston and District LHS

Chilwell Memorial Institute 129 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham

Beeston and District Local History Society Presented by Rebekah Wood on Wednesday 19th April 2017 at Chilwell Memorial Institute commencing at 7.30p.m. The Malt Cross is one of the last Victorian music halls in Britain. In 1877 the site was built for entrepreneur Charles Weldon by architect Edwin Hill. As a Grade II listed building has many important […]

Echoes and I Imagine, Aakash Odera Company, Lakeside Arts

University of Nottingham, Djanogly Theatre University Park, Nottingham

On 13th June 2017 at 7:30pm in the Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University Park Campus, Nottingham, NG7 2RD the Aakash Odera Company presentsan exhilarating, high octane Kathak dance experience which explores relationships with our ancestors. Aakash combines beautiful choreography with powerful spoken word performance For tickets please contact Lakeside’s Box Office 0115 846 7777. This talk […]

£15

The History of the Malt Cross, Rebekah Wood, Arnold LHG

Arnold Labour Club 79 High Street, Arnold, Nottingham

On Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 7:00pm at Arnold Labour Club, (Bonington House), 79 High Street, Arnold, Nottingham. NG5 7DN Dr. Rebekah Wood will give an insight into the life of Nottingham's Victorian Music Hall.

Fools and Horses: The Victorian Circus, Ann Featherstone, Lambley HS

Lowdham Women's Institute Hall Main Street, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire

On Monday 27th November 2017 at Lowdham WI Hall commencing at 7:30pm Ann Featherstone will tell the story of the Victorian circus a tale of high success and dreadful failure, of fires, falls and fabulous feats. Of horses, equilibrists, aerial acts and clowns, and the men (and women) who rode, tumbled, swung and gagged. Of ‘Lord’ George […]

A Night at the Empire, Trevor Lee, Sherwood Library

Sherwood Library Spondon Street, Sherwood, Nottingham

Come along to our library club at Sherwood Library on Thursday 15th March 2018 10.00am – 11.00am and experience a range of entertaining talks and activities.  Join Trevor Lee for this talk…. featuring the stars of variety, with a display of memorabilia from the Nottingham Empire and elsewhere with music, stories and brief archive recordings. […]

£2

The History of Music Hall, Sue Dolby, Worksop A & LHS

Worksop Station Hotel Carlton Road, Worksop

On Thursday March 22nd 2018 at The Station Hotel, Carlton Road, Worksop commencing at 7:30pm Sue Dolby will give a  presentation on this popular form of entertainment.

Songs and Rhymes from the Mines

The Tin Hat, Matthew Holland Complex Chapel Road, Selston

Songs and Rhymes from the Mines is an evening of music and poetry celebrating the coal mining industry in the East Midlands.  The event takes place at the Tin Hat Centre, Selston, on Tuesday evening, 24th April 2018 (6pm – 9pm) as part of the 2018 Nottingham Festival of Poetry.  Admission is £6 per person which […]

£6

Fools and Horses, Ann Featherstone, Woodborough LHG

Woodborough The Institute Roe Lane, Woodborough, Nottingham

On Thursday May 17th 2018 commencing at 7:30 pm at The Institute, Roe Lane, Woodborough there will be a presentation by Ann Featherstone on the Victorian circus.

Society Christmas Social, Tracey Akehurst, Keyworth and District LHS

Keyworth Centenary Lounge Elm Avenue, Keyworth

Once Upon a Time at Christmas. On Friday 7th December 2018 in the Centenary Lounge, Keyworth Village Hall at 7:30pm Tracey Akehurst will review ancient customs of the festive season. Ticket only for more information please visit the website www.keyworthhistory.org.uk

Once upon a pantomime, Trevor Lee, Clifton Library

Clifton Library Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham

On Thursday 3rd January 2019 starting at 10:30am at Clifton Library Trevor Lee will be recalling a selection of seasonal productions from 1865 at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, with a display of memorabilia, an assortment of hats, stories, songs and of course humour. £2.00 a ticket For more information visit: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/libraries/ Come along to our library […]

£2

A History of Busking, Dave Mooney, Bilborough Local History Group

Bilborough St. Martin's Church St Martin's Road, Off Strelley Road, Bilborough, Nottingham

On Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 7.30pm at St Martin’s Church come and join us to find out more about the history of street performance since the Industrial Revolution right through to the Hit Parade, including the lives and careers of performers and some live music on the night! Admission £2 Refreshments 50p Everyone welcome no need to book For […]

£2

Fools and horses: The Victorian Circus, Ann Featherstone, East Leake and District LHS

East Leake St Mary's Church Hall East Leake, Nottinghamshire

 On Wednesday February 20th 2019 at 2 pm at St. Marys Church Hall The history of the Victorian circus is one of fools, horses and the men and women who rode, tumbled and gagged. Ann gives a fascinating insight into this little known aspect of Victorian entertainment. 

Heritage Open Day, Theatre Royal

Nottingham Theatre Royal Theatre Square, Nottingham

On Saturday 9th April 2019, 9:30am - 1:00pm, the Theatre Royal opens its doors for a very special FREE Heritage Open Day! Celebrating both its unique history and the Heritage Lottery funded work that has taken place over the past two years, this event will be an opportunity to go behind the scenes with our […]

Free

The History of Busking and Street Performance, Dave Mooney, Lenton Local History Society

Dunkirk and Old Lenton Community Centre Old School, Montpellier Road, Dunkirk, Nottingham

On Wednesday 10th April 2019, at Dunkirk and Old Lenton Community Centre housed in the old Dunkirk School building on Montpellier Road, commencing at 7:30pm Dave Mooney will tell the history of busking and street performance. The cost of entry is £3 per person and anyone is welcome to attend. For anyone coming by car […]

£3

Sydney Race’s Nottingham Nights – a talk at Sherwood Library

Sherwood Library Spondon Street, Sherwood, Nottingham

On Thursday 19th September 2019, 10.00am to 11.00am, at Sherwood Library Join Dr Ann Featherstone for this talk, which explores fascinating glimpses into Edwardian entertainment, using Race’s journals and a large collection of contemporary images. Sydney Race, from his early teens, kept an irregular journal in which he wrote about his fascination with the amusements Nottingham had to offer. […]

£2

The Workhouse Story Tellers at Sutton Heritage Society

Sutton St Johns Methodist Church Hall Brook Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield

On Tuesday 12 November at 7.30pm in the St John's Methodist Church Hall, Brook Street, Sutton in Ashfield. We are to be entertained by The Workhouse Storytellers who are both knowlegable and amusing. Visitors are most welcome. Admission fee is £2 and tea and biscuits are included. For more information contact Ian Morris on 01623 […]

£2

Theatres and Cinemas in Nottingham, Bob Massey, Lenton Local History Society

Dunkirk and Old Lenton Community Centre Old School, Montpellier Road, Dunkirk, Nottingham

On Wednesday 13th November 2019, at Dunkirk and Old Lenton Community Centre housed in the old Dunkirk School building on Montpellier Road, commencing at 7:30pm Bob Massey will talk about theatres and cinemas in Nottingham. The cost of entry is £3 per person and anyone is welcome to attend. For anyone coming by car there […]

£3

The Victorian Pantomime, Ann Featherstone, Lambley Historical Society

Lowdham Women's Institute Hall Main Street, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire

On Monday 25th November 2019 at 7:30pm at Lowdham WI Hall Ann Featherstone will present a (very) brief History of pantomime - From the slapstick of commedia dell'arte through the sumptuous stage-designs of the Victorian period to the TV soap stars of the present day, this illustrated history will journey through 500 years of pantomime, […]