What's on in May

The summer is (finally!) upon us. The weather in Notts has been bloomin' lovely recently and festival season is about to get into full swing. If you're visiting us in the next few weeks check out what's going on in the city and surrounding areas below:

Castle Rock Brewery Yard Party @ Castle Rock Brewery and Vat and Fiddle 18+19/05

"The two-day beer festival will showcase some of the best beers from across the globe. The biggest beer brains of Castle Rock are combining their knowledge and contacts to bring you guys an impressive array of keg and cask beers, with 20 available at any one time. There’ll be street food featuring a classic British barbecue from the Vat & Fiddle and the most glorious meats from Smoqued – served from their bespoke 1973 Citroen H van. Plus, there will be events taking place in the Vat & Fiddle (our beloved brewery tap) throughout the festival, and Saturday includes a family-friendly afternoon with a section of the yard dedicated to entertainment for the sproglets!" For all the important info and to buy tickets head over to www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/yard-party-faq/

Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens Spring Event @ AMC Gardens 26/05

AMC Garden's annual spring event with food, stalls, activities, music and a wonderful chance to explore the gardens and find out about what’s going on locally. All welcome, free entry! http://www.amcgardens.co.uk/

Photo by Xanthea Heynes

Photo by Xanthea Heynes

Deeper than Roots presents DJ SS and Sinai Sound @ The Maze, 26/05

One for all the ravers out there! Just up the road from Igloo Annexe and Pods at The Maze. Line-up is:

DJ SS ( Formation Records )
BIZZY B ( Suburban Bass )
SUPA APE ( UK Jungle Records )
DJIMM ( UK Jungle Records )




Tickets - £8/10 Advanced M.O.T.D


The May Park Market @ The Park Newcastle Circus, 27/05

Local food and independent businesses in a beautiful setting! To get a taste of what to expect take a look at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheParkMarketNottingham/

Dot to Dot Festival @ Various Locations, 27/05

Since starting in Nottingham in 2005 Dot To Dot Festival has established itself as the UK’s premier festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe. This years venues are: Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham Trent University Student Union, Stealth, The Bodega, Rough Trade, Black Cherry Lounge, The Orange Tree (BBC Music Introducing in the East Midlands), Alt. Gaming, Broadway, The Chameleon, Contemporary, Jam Cafe, Junkyard, The Herbert Kilpin, Suede, The Angel. For more info and tickets go to http://www.dottodotfestival.co.uk/

Wheeee! International Children's Theatre and Dance Festival @ Lakeside Arts 28/05 - 03/06

The Wheee! family weekend is always special and this year is no exception. There will be lots of arts and craft activities plus outdoor theatre and dance performances to entertain family members of all ages. The fun will start at mid-day (although the luminarium will be open from 11am with the usual ticketed entry).

*all events free with the exception of Daedalude Luminarium and indoor theatre performances.

from https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/children-and-families/event/3804/wheee-family-weekend.html

from https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/children-and-families/event/3804/wheee-family-weekend.html

Events throughout the weekend include:

  • Fantastic Spiders – facts and fiction with Sarah Goodacre from the University of Nottingham’s School of Life Sciences
  • Camera Obscura workshops with Jon Legge
  • The Curious Perambulator and its inventive Spider Trails
  • A climbing wall, pop-up tennis, football skills and futsal with membersfrom the David Ross Sports Village and Nottingham Tennis Centre
  • Paper Spiders and Giant Web-making workshops
  • Heritage stories from Highfields Park with Nicky Rafferty
  • Summer-watch with Highfields Park Ranger, Steve Clarke and BioBlitz
  • Traditional Chinese Crafts with the Nottingham Confucius Institute

    Here at the Igloo we highly recommend the amazing Architects of Air 'Luminarium' for adults and kids alike! For more info go to https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/children-and-families/event/3804/wheee-family-weekend.html

Nottingham Community Market @ Sneinton Market, 01/06

Save the Earth Cooperative are putting on their first Community Market in Sneinton, The event will highlight the importance of food education, tackling food waste, Social Chefs, Ethical Products & Crafts, Supporting local businesses, Artisans and crafts people.