Christmas Nottingham 2014
Stapleford Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Hemlock Happening 2013

Hemlock Happening 2012

On Saturday 8th June 2013, the 12th Hemlock Happening, Broxtowe Borough's entertaining and best attended free community event of the year takes place.

All the fun happens at Bramcote Hills Park in full view of the Hemlock Stone. The festivities start at 1pm and end with a fireworks finale at 10:30pm. The event is organised by Broxtowe Borough Council in conjunction with The Bramcote & Stapleford Golden Jubilee Group.

Event Programme

A live, fun packed day with live music, dance, make and take activities, re-enactment, sports and dozens of local groups, schools and local organisations.

The Stage

At the Hemlock Happening, there are live performances throughout the day on the main stage in the walled garden, local schools will perform alongside local youth, dance & community groups leading into the evening programme with music from local bands and groups and our finale act for 2013 - The Feds, who are once again guaranteed to fill the dance floor.
See the full programme below. NB. This programme could be subject to change.

The grand finale spectacular firework display is at 10.30pm

The Field

The field will once again be packed full of activities and entertainment for all the family. Enjoy watching re-enactment performances, have a go at archery and Dog owners can enjoy the ever popular 'Dogs Day Out' with competitions and prizes. Other regular attractions include the dance area, W.I. cake stall, Guides and Scouts stalls, craft activities, more community groups and organisations, a few children's fair rides and much much more:-

History of the event

The Hemlock Happening is a great free day out for all the family.  The event has gone from strength to strength since the first Hemlock  Happening was organised in 2002 by Broxtowe Borough Council in conjunction with the newly formed Bramcote and Stapleford Golden Jubilee Group - to celebrate the 'Queens Golden Jubilee'. The group continue to work 'hand in hand' with Broxtowe Borough Council to provide a platform for local talent, local groups, community engagement and professional artists workshops and performances.

The event was inspired by an Arts Development project in 2001 to investigate the history, geology and mythology of the Hemlock Stone. That project resulted in a community play 'The Stone', that was performed in the shadow of the Hemlock Stone to over 700 people. It was the first time the walled garden had been used for a performance event and the public response was tremendous.

More information

For more information on the event contact the arts & events team at Broxtowe Borough Council.


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