Outdoor Cinema, Beer and Music Festivals, and Singles Night - Here’s What’s On In Nottingham This Week: 21 - 28 August

Words: Akhila Thomas
Sunday 20 August 2023
reading time: min, words

This week, you can drink some beer, listen to some live music, watch a film, or find your perfect love match...

Pick Of The Week

Arboretum Beer Festival
When: Saturday 26 August
Where: Arboretum
How much: £12.50

The third edition of this festival is set to take place with several local and national brewers such as Brew York, Hollowstone, Liquid light and many more coming to the Arboretum. The festival will also feature street food from brands like Homeboys, Chilli Kitchen, Wholesome Junkies, Just-Ice and more. Those who are heading there for the day can also enjoy performances by The Outriders, Josie Beth, Jonny Olley along with entertainment such as Indie Bingo and the Eighties Things DJs. 

Pick Of The Week (1)

Outdoor Cinema
When: Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 August
Where: Wollaton Hall 
How much: £17.50

If you are in the mood for an outdoor picnic accompanied by a good movie, Wollaton Hall is offering a selection of films to choose from including The Dark Knight Rises (they had to include this one, really, since it was filmed there), Top Gun: Maverick, Pretty Woman and the biggest hit of this summer: Barbie. They also have food and drink available, so make sure to remember to bring your blankets for a cosy and relaxing evening watching an iconic film.

Pick Of The Week (2)

Southwell Music Festival
When: Friday 25 - Monday 28 August
Where: Various locations
How much: From £12.50 

Music lovers in town need to mark their calendars as the ninth edition of this festival is set to take place in Southwell, with a headline piano recital from Janeba Kanneh-Mason, Handel’s Dixit Donminus and Coronation Anthems, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Classical, folk and jazz events will take place across the town, along with opportunities for local musicians to perform at a free Fringe event or join the Come and Sing segment.

Pick Of The Week (3)

FilBrit Festival
When: Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 August
Where: Forest Fields, Gregory Boulevard
How much: £16.75

Toploader will be performing all of their biggest hits when they headline the festival on the Saturday, following a performance from local lads The Public Eye, who are not to be missed. And then the next day, the fun continues: you’ll be able to catch Boyzlife (yes, that is a mixture of Boyzone and Westlife), Charlie Green & The 12 Piece Band, and more. Fans of alternative rock music, make sure to grab your tickets and head over for a memorable weekend in Forest Fields.

Pick Of The Week (4)

Singles Night for Professionals
Thursday 24 August
Where: The Botanist, West Bridgford
How much: From £11.49 

This is your opportunity to meet new people and build new connections as several single professionals are set to meet at the venue for a fun night accompanied with cocktails tasters. With options to connect even after the event via the organisers, this might be the perfect occasion to spark a relationship or even just to make some new friends!

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