Category Archives: Community Festivals

Note from the Green Festival

Hello all
A bit more information…Please network this widely…

The Nottingham Green Festival is confirmed for Sunday 1st September.

The event, now in its 22nd year, is independently organised by grass
routes community based volunteers, with no statutory funding. The
ethical standards and environmental / human / animal rights ethos of
the event are long established, having evolved from the pre-history of
the Nottm Peace Festival from which it has grown.

So if you are able to run a fund-raiser, book a stall for your group
or encourage others to do so, that might make all the difference in
ensuring the success of Nottingham’s own Green Festival, the place for
the whole family to learn, explore and try the latest in everything
environmentally friendly and ethical, whilst also having lots of fun
in the beautiful setting of the Arboretum Park, Waverley Street /
Addison Street, a couple of minutes from Nottingham’s Old Market

This event has over 100 product, information and food stalls, kids
rides, workshops, alternative therapies and technologies, live
performers, entertainments throughout the park, live music bands
performing from the bandstand alongside Veggies Catering Campaign and
the Vegan Festival within the Green Festival

Read more and find booking details at


Nottingham Yoga & Wellbeing Festival seeking food stalls

The Nottingham Yoga & Wellbeing Festival on Sunday 12th May 2013 (at the Britannia Hotel, St. James Street, Nottingham, NG1 6BN) has opportunities for someone to provide a pop-up cafe, craft, art stall traders etc…

Please get in touch for more information.


Local community festival updates

Hi All

Although community cafes are great spaces (not home, not work) where people hang out regularly,   the bigger less regular events are also vital for community.

Three major community led events in Nottingham are Sneinton Festival, Sherwood Art Week, and Fun on the Forest (Bulwell).

Sneinton Festival

They are thinking about doing a smaller event this year. The main day is always the first Sat in July.  Current Secretary is, who you can email to find out more or go  on his mailing list.

Sherwood Art Week

They have a new website – – that you can sign up to on the front page to get a e-newsletter – if you also sign up as member then you can add a link on their site, and get other benefits

Fun on the Forest

They are  looking for stalls and supporters (date of event 29th June).  See that booking form and other event upcoming in Bulwell here Doc1

Street-food festival invitation [fwd]

We at Pop Up Nottingham, are tentatively planning a pop-up street food festival.  What we are looking for, is independent, local food specialists, who source ingredients locally and have a flare for the unusual.

Contact us at hello[at]

Green Festival and Sneinton Festival Coming up

The Nottingham Local food partnership including Ecoworks (and their new electric, vehicular stall), Stonebridge City Farm, AMC Gardens and others are going to be at the Green Festival again this year on Sunday 10th, 11-4pm.

The weather looks ok too, so hopefully see you there!


So here it is guys, this year’s SNEINTON FESTIVAL coming very soon (28th June-8th July). The main festival event is on July 7th 2012.  It starts with a Parade through the streets of Sneinton (with the ‘Olympic Ideals’ theme, promoting positive health, education, citizenship, community & spirituality) the on to Tricketts park for an event jam packed full of excellent activities, arts & crafts, stalls and food to satisfy all tastes. Plus with two music areas -the main stage and the SEND world vibes acoustic tent – we welcome many amazingly talented local musicians, performers and artsist to entertain and wow you all.

For more information check out the full event details on the programme attached or at these links – Front page,  Main programme page
Plus if you want to find out more about a particular event, volunteer or get involved in any way please contact us at
See you all for some wonderful festival fun, games, dancing and much more,

The Sneinton Festival Team

[fwd] Festival coordinator job ad

Please see attached a job description for an event coordinator for St. Ann’s Unity Day.

You can download the person specification and application form from the Renewal Trust website here

link here to job ad

Meeting next week

Hello Nottingham Community Cafe

We want to invite you to a meeting next week in the evening at the Stonebridge City Farm 6pm – 7.30pm EITHER WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY 16th or 17th .  Please let me know which, if either, date is best for you….

The Meeting is about the 10th Dec Sneinton Market Relaunch.  There is potential for us to book stalls for this event.  It is slightly complicated which is why I am hoping all who are interested should meet first.

Some advantages to you for being part of this:

This should be a money earner:-

1. It is free to book a stall
2. The event should attract thousands of people.  This is because it is being advertised front page in the Arrow that goes to every home.  Also last year a much smaller Christmas market attracted 2000 people.  There is a risk however that the weather is bitter cold which will of course put people off.
3. This is a great chance to advertise to people through flyers and banners.  It may be that we can do one flyer for all the cafes if we have time to agree on the details. This should lead to more business for all of us.

It is a good chance to develop a taste (or more of a taste) for outdoor catering, and also network amongst some of the local food providers and other interesting people that will be attracted to this arts and market event.

There are only a limited number of slots but it is a long day so I imagine not everyone wanting to be there all day.  There should be a steady stream of people throughout the day from 10am-7pm.  So if we divide this into 3 hour slots let us know how many you want to do also how much space you need – 5foot or 10foot?

These are the sort of details we can discuss with Wendy who is managing the market – I am grateful that she will be there at this meeting to answer questions and come up with a plan together.

Look forward to seeing you next week, if you can’t make it but would like to join in please rest assured we can sort it out over the phone so you shouldn’t miss out!!

Dave Jones

Also please bring a dish each so that together we can all have a bit to eat.

Can Sneinton Market become the Marakesh of the North?