Back to school for the Nottingham South Asian Cultural Festival

Welcome back, Nottingham schools – boy, we have missed you! But now it’s school business as usual and we, and you – we hope, are raring to go for another year of learning. Welcome too, to those who are having their first days and weeks at school! You’ve quite the journey ahead of you!

Whilst the summer holiday is over, there is still loafs happening for you to do! September will see arts, cultural and community partners from across Nottingham launch South Asian Cultural Festival – the first of its kind anywhere in the UK. The month is a celebration of the culture and heritage of people from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have settled, flourished and contributed to the vibrancy of the city.

The Chinasuars are still on the prowl at Wollaton Hall and Lakeside with The Dinosaurs of China exhibition!  This one-time only world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs, featuring fossils never before seen outside of Asia, brings to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today. It runs to 29 October. There are also dino-sleepovers at Wollaton happening, but for those of us who’ve been on the Wollaton Hall camps in Year 2, then this is old news!

You may have also seen that Nottingham is bidding to become the European Capital of Culture in 2023! You can find more info here and see what you can do to be part of or back the bid. It would be great to back up our UNESCO City of Literature status with us being a cultural capital for a year too!

Have a great first week back!