The grand finale spectacular firework display
is at 10.30pm
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.
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.
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 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
For more information on the event contact the
arts & events team at Broxtowe