Hannah Stoddart presents Trent Sound’s guide to entertainment for the weekend ahead. To contact Hannah with details of your local events, please email email@example.com.
THE MILK RACE
NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE
SUNDAY 26 MAY 2013
We gave you the heads up on this one a few weeks ago with details about how to sign up but if you didn’t get around to it there’s still a chance for you to get involved saving you from missing out.
You can enjoy all of the action on the day as a spectator or there will still be the opportunity on the day to sign up for a race so you can see how sporting you’re feeling!
The Milk Race is a cycling event that has been set up by The Dairy Council and the Milk Marketing Forum. The name may sound familiar if you’ve been a resident in Nottingham for a while as it returns to the city this year after a twenty year break away.
A feasible cycling route will be marked out throughout the city centre whereby elite cyclists will embark on their journey from Long row. They’ll cycle through much of the historic landmarks within the city taking the tour around Beast Market Hill, down Friar Lane and Spaniel Row, across Castle Gate taking in the sights of Nottingham Castle and eventually making their way back towards the Old Market Square up Lister Gate, across St Peter’s Gate, along Bridlesmith Gate and racing their way to the finish line back at Long Row. The length of the route is 1.2km.
There will be a separate men and women’s elite race which you can enjoy as a spectator but Nottingham residents are encouraged to sign up to take part in one of three other cycle rides.
The public rides that will be taking place are; The Advanced Ride, best for any regular cyclists who fancy road testing the same course and conditions the elite riders endeavour. The Community Ride which is suitable for cyclists of any ability and children aged eight or above and then there’s The Family Ride which is pretty self explanatory but is perfect for families with young children.
The day will commence at 10:00 with the opening of The Milk Race Village whereby the Market Square will become an entertainment hub involving Savage Stunt Skills, an Anti Gravity Show as well as many milk based activities.
Throughout the day there will be plenty more to see and do with the day drawing to an end at 19:30 when the prize giving for winners of the elite men and women’s races will take place at 19:15. For a full itinerary of the day you can visit:
DOT TO DOT MUSIC FESTIVAL
VARIOUS VENUES – NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE
SUNDAY 26 MAY 2013 15:00 – 22:00
With most festival line ups now announced The Nottingham Dot To Dot music festival arrives at a perfect time to get you ready for the summer music season. If you’re not planning on going to any this year then this will give you a nice taster and one without camping and portaloos!
Over a number of favoured music and entertainment venues in the city there will be a succession of great musicians, bands and singers taking to the stage to entertain the local crowds. Not to mention an enriched selection of local artists representing the booming Nottingham music scene.
Headline acts include; winner of the critics’ choice award at the BRITS, Tom Odell, up and coming feel good alternative rock band, The 1975, local RnB/soul/hip hop singer Ady Suleiman, Saint Raymond, Swim Deep, Gappa Kamma, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Indiana and plenty more.
Venues getting involved will be: Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth, Bodega, Jongleurs, The Corner, Broadway, Jam Cafe and Antenna. For a full line up and to see the complete itinerary so you can start planning your day, head to . Tickets can be purchased via Alt tickets for £22 which includes the booking fee.
REAL DEAL COMEDY JAM
JUST THE TONIC 20:00
FRIDAY 26 MAY 2013
The real deal comedy jam arrives at Just the Tonic in The Forum thanks to the comedic wit of three friends from Birmingham. After being inspired by The Comedy Jam in America the show of comedian Russell Simmon; these three English comedians, Nathan Wilkins, Samuel Nelson and Damian Blackwood decided to bring the idea across the pond and add a taste of Britain to the set making it all the more appealing and accessible for a British audience.
The group are formally known as JEP entertainment and credit themselves in producing distinctive and unique comedy.
The show starts at 20:00 and doors open at 18:45. Tickets can be purchased via Just the tonic for £15. 0115 910 0009. Just the Tonic, The Forum, Cornerhouse, Nottingham.
THE HANGOVER 3
WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2013
This Wednesday sees the release of the third and penultimate instalment of The Hangover. This time the familiar faces return to Las Vegas and are at the aid of the eclectic and unpredictable yet loveable character Alan. For the sake of his sanity and well being after the death of his father the friends decide to get him some help. Though as the culprit of the gang’s previous misfortunes during some heavily drink and drug infused adventures. Who knows which way their good deed may go?
It doesn’t take long for these guys to be on the road before some friends and foes from the past make it clear they’re not willing to leave business unfinished. This initiates a whirlwind of chaos and panic as they aim to clear their name and rid their debt, creating an adventure that’s all the more exciting to watch!
It’s out Wednesday and there are various showings throughout the day at cineworld.
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WHEE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE
SATURDAY 25 MAY– SUNDAY 7 JULY 2013
Whee is an international children’s festival of theatre and dance produced by Nottingham Lakeside. Over the next couple of months there are plenty of activities taking place in various parts of The Lakeside Arts Centre showing families and children the fantastic works of different artists, performers and promoters. All of which will prove to be events to remember this summer.
Just a couple of those taking place and opening this weekend will be:
A RIGHT LOAD OF OLD STUFF AND NONSENSE (May 25 – July 7)
Within the Wallner Gallery some very interesting creations will be displayed made by designer and puppeteer Marc Parrett. The exhibition collates various pieces of work deep from the realms of his imagination and give a good indication to what you could expect from one of his puppet and music shows. This is a free exhibition. The Wallner Gallery is open Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 17:00.
ARCHITECTS OF AIR LUMINARIUM (May 27 – June 2)
Rather excitingly the air luminarium will once again be constructed on Highfields Park. Boasting in size, shape and colour it looks impressive and intriguing on the outside but for those of you who have ever seen one before you’ll know that the true magic takes place within.
For a relaxing, beautiful and inspiring experience you’ll want to take a walk around this incredible piece of design. It’s the luminosity captured within the interior joins, areas and shapes that provide something really special.
As this is a popular event the time allowed in the Luminarium is restricted to fifteen minutes during peak times but that should give you enough time to explore, sit back and enjoy. Opening times will vary but on its opening day Monday 27 May it’s 11:00 – 17:15. The admission price is £3 and children under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
For more information about the festival and specific events taking place visit: or you can call the box office on: 0115 846 7777. Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD