What's on in August?

Riverside Festival - 04/08 to 06/08
Stretching along the banks of the River Trent/Victoria Embankment, enjoy live music, a huge fireworks display, dragon boat racing, funfairs, steam engines, craft fair and loads more. All free! An annual event enjoyed by locals and visitors every year. https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/events-markets-parks-and-museums/events-in-nottingham/riverside-festival/

Dinosaurs of China @ Wollaton Hall - throughout the whole month
A one-time only world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs in Europe for the first time. Held at Wollaton Hall with a complementary exhibition at Lakeside Arts. Featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, Dinosaurs of China brings to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today. http://www.dinosaursofchina.co.uk/

Pagan Pride - 06/08
The biggest free pagan event in the UK, just over the road from Igloo Annexe and Pods at The Arboretum park. Talks, shopping, live music, friendly family festival vibes, free entry! http://www.paganpride.org.uk/

Melodica Festival @ Rough Trade - 12/08
"Melodica acoustic festival brings together songwriters and musicians from around the world and gives them the opportunity to experience playing in different countries, meet local artists, swap ideas and form musical collaborations. Audiences are treated to rare and intimate performances from artists they would normally never get the chance to see and local artists then get the opportunity to play at the other Melodica festivals." https://www.roughtrade.com/events/melodica-festival-at-rough-trade-nottingham

Hyson Green Cultural Festival - 19/08
A free annual event celebrating the diversity in the local community. Family friendly with loads of activites, food and music. Held on Forest Fields just a 10minute walk from Igloo Annexe and Pods. http://hysongreenculturalfestival.org.uk/

Leonardo Da Vinci @ Nottingham Castle - throughout the whole month
"A display of ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection in a new exhibition. The works have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist’s interests, from painting and sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany, mapmaking and anatomy, as well as his use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metalpoint." http://www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk/explore/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci

Pull Up! with Reggae Takeover - 19/08
An interactive all-day event shines the musical spotlight on Nottingham's rich reggae heritage. A of talks, workshops and film screenings. Music will be provided by Reggae Take Over DJs plus special guests, and a tasty Jamaican menu will be available. http://www.nae.org.uk/event/pull-up-with-reggae-takeover/514

Nottingham Carnival - 20/08
A parade, live music, workshops, funfair, all in true Caribbean carnival style! £2 entry,  12-8pm at Victoria Embankment. Reggae legends Michael Prophet and Horace Andy are headling the main stage too. Take the tram from Market Square near Igloo Hybrid. http://emccan.org/nottingham-caribbean-carnival/

The Shins @ Rock City - 23/08
On their world tour! With support from Kidwave. Tickets £27.50 http://www.rock-city.co.uk/gig-guide/1202/the-shins

Kindread Sound System @ The Maze - 25/08
Nottingham's own heavyweight roots reggae sound system! Just a few minutes walk up the road from Igloo Annexe and Pods. £5 entry, fundraiser for keeping The Maze alive and kickin. Ital food, arts and craft stalls and a 12v 'off grid' sound system room upstairs. http://www.themazerocks.com/gig/kindread-presents-steppin-out-of-babylon-part-1

Jehst @ Rough Trade - 26/08
British hip-hop legend Jehst will be live in store performing tracks from his new album FREE! https://www.roughtrade.com/events/nottingham-jehst-live-signing

Rescue Room's Beer Festival - 27/08
Celebrate the bank holiday Monday with Rescue Room's first ever beer festival. They'll be turning the venue into an Oktoberfest style beer hall, hosting live music and showcasing craft beers. Tickets £10 which includes 2 drinks tokens! http://www.rescuerooms.com/gig-guide/2052/rescue-rooms-beer-festival