What's on in September?

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/


Nottingham Castle Heritage Open Days - 10/09
FREE admission to the castle! Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture offering FREE access to properties usually closed to the public, or those which normally charge for admission.

Nottingham Mela @ Nottingham Castle - 10/09
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns as Mela 2017! This year Nottingham Mela is bigger than ever, with a weekend extravaganza in September, filling New Art Exchange (NAE) and the majestic grounds of Nottingham Castle. On Sunday 10th, Mela continues in the open air, in the majestic landscaped grounds of Nottingham Castle. To coincide with National Heritage Open Days, the historic site will be filled with a colourful range of activities for the whole family to enjoy including: a dance programme, a line-up of live music performances, sports, street-food stalls, art and craft workshops for children and much more! http://www.nae.org.uk/event/nottingham-mela-weekend/532

Broadfest - 16/09
Broad Street is about to get taken over for the second year in a row. 7 venues. 10 promoters. 1 night. Nottingham’s creative taskforce is linking up to deliver an electronic music festival to see off the summer good and proper, all centred on Hockley’s famous strip. There’ll be live art, clothing stalls, and loads of food to smash in what’s set to be one of the biggest parties of the city this year. Broadway, Rough Trade, The Angel Microbrewery, Brewdog, Bar 11,and Suede will all be stuffed full of grins and skanking bodies until the early hours. Check out their Facebook page.


Nottingham Green Festival @ The Arboretum - 17/09
Enjoy FREE live music, outdoor entertainment and adult & children’s activities plus community stalls with refreshments, ethical products and energy-saving technologies. Organised by grass roots, community based volunteers, with no regular statutory funding, the event features many product, information and food stalls, kids rides, workshops, natural therapies and sustainable technologies, performers and entertainment throughout the park and live music from the bandstand. www.nottinghamgreenfest.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

Ricky Gervais @ Motorpoint Arena - 20/09
Considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin, (received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy 2016 BAFTA/LA) Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years: Humanity. Tickets and info here.


Speigeltent @ Old Market Square - 29+30/09 and throughout all of October
The Salon Perdu is one of a handful of the unique and legendary tents left in the world today; it has spent its life travelling the world from New York to Sydney, and since 2015 annually to Nottingham, as a small part of the Goose Fair returns to its spiritual home of Old Market Square. Live music, events and loads of fun! http://octoberinnottingham.gigantic.com/venue/nottingham/speigel-tent#59a406139289a