Summer Festivals in Nottingham.

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Is there really a better way to spend a summer’s day than taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of a festival?

Festivals are also the perfect place to meet new people. Whether you get lost and find a cool group of people, or a lost soul stumbles upon your group, they are a great place to meet incredible people.

Here is a round-up of events that you won’t want to miss over the next few weeks:


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Lightest Night 2019 – Friday 21st June 2019

To celebrate the summer solstice, Nottingham will host its first-ever Lightest Night on Friday 21 June. Making the most of an expected 17 hours of daylight, the City will come to life from 5pm; offering all kinds of FREE entertainment.  Sample tasty treats from across the continent at the European Market in Old Market Square (until 10.30pm) and enjoy a few summery songs from the Nottingham City Tuneless Choir on the Council House steps (7pm). Throughout the evening, you can catch Can Samba doing their thing across the City Centre in a colourful carnival of tropical rhythms, then dance the night away with DJ Steve Cutz in Trinity Square.

You can find out more about Nottingham’s Lightest Night here.


The Great British Gin Festival - Nottingham

The Great British Gin Festival – Saturday 13th July 2019

The UK’s biggest gin festival arrives in town. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by over 100 different gins from around the world! You can enjoy cocktail demonstrates and sample the many gins whilst enjoying live entertainment.

You can find out more about The Great British Gin Festival here.


Rum & Reggae Festival

Rum & Reggae Festival – Saturday 13th July 2019

Take a Rum journey around the world. Enjoy tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & The United States.  There will be Carnival Dancers and Performances and traditional Jamaican food served such as jerk chicken and peas.

You can find out more about the Rum & Reggae Festival here.


Splendour Festival,

Splendour Festival – Saturday 20th July 2019

Nottingham’s favourite festival returns to the beautiful setting of Wollaton Hall and Deer Park.

Headliners, Manic Street Preachers and The Specials, as well as Rag’n’Bone Man, All Saints and a whole host of artists, comedians and entertainers, will perform at the huge outdoor music event. With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a fun fair, entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is Nottingham’s biggest party of the summer.

You can find out more about the Splendour Festival here.


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Top 5 Nottingham Events in Early May.

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With Easter holidays behind us and a new term about to start we have discovered plenty of things happening to beat those holiday blues. Check out our list of events happening in the city and discover poetry, ancient tents and pamper sessions.

Here are our top picks:


Nottingham Poetry Festival - 26th April to the 5th May

Nottingham Poetry Festival – 26th April to the 5th May

Calling all poets and poetry lovers, this is festival for you.   An array of acclaimed national and local poets and performers will be providing ten days of word jams, poetry slams, performances, songs and readings from some of the most renowned poets in the country.

You can find out more and the various locations at https://nottinghampoetryfestival.com/


The SunSet Run – 7th May – Lee Westwood Sports Centre

Make the most of a spring evening on Tuesday 7 May at 6.30pm and join like-minded runners in a 5k or 1.5k fun run around Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus.

The route will include the nature trail and surrounding areas, and there’ll even be a BBQ at the finish, so runners and their friends and family can purchase a bite to eat. It costs £5 for students entrants must be registered by Friday 3rd May.


Yoga Classes – 1st and 8th May at 7pm – Lace Market Studios

With deadlines looming, you’re bound to feel stressed.  While your student budget may not allow for regular classes at the local yoga studio, you can enjoy the perks of ‘free’ stress busting yoga right here in our social area, provided by All You Yoga.

Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body. It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety.  Perfect to shake of the stresses and strains of studying.


The Magnificent Spiegeltent - 4th to the 18th May -  Old Market Square

The Magnificent Spiegeltent – 4th to the 18th May – Old Market Square

Spiegeltent literally translates as ‘mirror tent’. These 100yr old tents were built in Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and now regularly tour the world’s cities and festivals, showcasing music, circus, cabaret, theatre and comedy as well as food and drink.

The shows are of varying price and are expected to sell out quickly.    

More info and booking.


Unlimited Wellbeing Festival – 12th May – Motorpoint Arena

Enjoy free workshops and classes, browse amazing products from all over the world and get free advice from some of the most respected practitioners in the UK before indulging yourself with a luxurious massage or spa treatment in the pamper zone.

Tickets can be purchased online, via 0843 373 3000 or in person at the Motorpoint Arena Box Office and Nottingham Tourism Centre.


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6 ways to spend less this Valentine’s Day

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailLove it or loathe it, the 14th February – or Valentine’s Day as it’s also known, is coming. Every year the prospect of Valentine’s Day is simultaneously met with excitement and horror.

If your bank account will barely stretch to another packet of M&Ms, let alone the Michelin star restaurant and bed of rose petals your other half has their eye on, then fear not, there are many fun ways that you can spoil your loved one without breaking the bank. To help you out, we’ve pulled together a few of our favourite ideas to help get you started:

1. Eat out for less

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to go out with your date; more often than not, restaurants have set menus and special offers running on these special occasions. Whether it’s 3 courses at a discounted price or a free glass of bubbly with your meal, you’re sure to find something to suit your budget. Visit your favourite restaurant’s website or give them a call for more information or visit Go Dine for some of Nottingham’s top deals.

2. Dine in

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If you want to avoid doe eyed diners, why not treat your loved one to a home cooked meal? Cook up your favourite dish from scratch, have some fun cooking some heart-shaped pizzas together or buy a pre-made meal from the supermarket so you spend more time with your date, and less time in the kitchen! At Tesco you can buy one of their Finest meal deals for two which includes a starter, main dish, side dish, dessert and a bottle of wine for just £20.

3. Valentine’s scrapbook

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Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect card with just the right verse. So, why not add that personal touch and create your own? You could even make your own Valentine’s scrapbook and show your recipient just how much they mean to you. Shops such as Hobbycraft and Paperchase make it easy to get your hands on arts and craft materials, and they won’t break the bank either. If you’re more techy, you can upload photos and get a card or book printed online from sites such as Moonpig, Funky Pigeon or Snapfish.

4. The Lost City Adventure Golf

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If you’re looking for something a bit more entertaining this year, then head to The Lost City and celebrate with a difference. Whether it’s a date night or a mate night, enjoy a game of adventure golf before heading to the Tiki Bar for a limited-edition cocktail – all for just £13.50 (or 18.50 for two games).

5. Celebrate early

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Break the mould and celebrate a romantic evening with your loved one early! Not sure what to do? Why not take an orbital journey across the city of Nottingham to discover stunning light installations and exciting performances?  This year’s Light Night will take place on Friday 8th February from 6pm onwards. In Old Market Square, you can take a selfie in front of the massive 25m-wide installation or enjoy the Light Market attractions with a hand-picked selection of some of Nottingham’s best street food and independent traders.

6. Gift basket

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Show the person you love how well you know them by filling a small basket with some of their favourite things.  This doesn’t need to be expensive, you could fill it with bubble bath, chocolates, a small bottle of their favourite drink or their favourite snacks.

Experience Nottingham this summer time

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailIt’s that time of year again when exams are finishing, coursework has been handed in and freedom is in sight. So, what have you got planned for the summer months? Why not spend some time in the city of Nottingham?

With plenty to see and do, Nottingham has always been a popular and vibrant place to visit – especially throughout the summer months. So, whether you’re a continuing student in the city, or you’re new and arriving in Nottingham early ready for the coming year, below are a few local attractions for you to check out.

Where to visit?
Steeped in history, blessed with a lively culture, and home to world class sport, you’re sure to find something to enjoy no matter your interests…

Delve into history at Nottingham Castle and explore the castle’s caves, galleries and grounds. And with the castle located in the centre of Nottingham, it’s easily accessible from our student accommodation at Lace Market Studios.

But that’s not all. Discover a hidden maze of sandstone caves underneath the streets of Nottingham. The City of Caves attraction is part of a complex of over 500 man-made caves dating back thousands of years to the Dark Ages. Over the years, the caves have been used as a tannery, public house cellars and air raid shelters. Take a tour to investigate the history of the caves and learn more about what once happened inside these fascinating underground dwellings. And if you’re exploring the caves, don’t forget to pop into the famous Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – an ancient pub built into the caves, for a drink or two.

If you didn’t already know, Nottingham was home to the legendary Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. With the beautiful 450 acre Sherwood Forest Country Park being the legendary stomping ground for them. And at the end of August you can partake in the hugely popular Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest Country Park.

Feeling sporty? Plan a visit to the Nottingham Tennis Centre this summer and watch some action-packed tennis with friends at the Nature Valley Open – Nottingham Tournament.

Or if acting and play writing is more your thing, then why not visit the beautiful Wollaton Hall for an Outdoor Theatre spectacle? From A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, immerse yourself in theatrical performances in the stunning grounds surrounding the House.

And finally, if you love to be beside the seaside but don’t think you can experience that in Nottingham – what with it being a city in the middle of the country, then think again. You haven’t far to travel to get a taste of the coast, as The Nottingham Beach returns to Old Market Square in July. So, get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy an ice cream on the sandy beach, take a dip in the pool and soak up the atmosphere at the funfair.

With plenty to see and do, summer 2018 in Nottingham is bound to be bigger and better than ever before!

And if you’re looking for a place to stay whilst you experience the wonderful city of Nottingham, why not stay with us at Lace Market Studios? We have a range of luxury studios with designer kitchens and en-suite bathrooms available for short-term stays from 21st July 2018 until 7th September 2018. To find out more about our summer accommodation, please contact us on +44(0)115 8240591 or at lacemarketstudios@host-students.com.

What’s on at Lace Market Studios this February?

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailJanuary has been a long month, but it’s nearly out of the way, which can only mean one thing; Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’ve got a date or you’re just heading out with friends, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite local restaurants for a special treat this Valentine’s…

Plus, if you book in advance or even go out the days before or after the big day, you might be able to take advantage of special offers such as 2-4-1 deals, meaning you can save money and even take a trip to the cinema too!

But that’s not all. To celebrate the day of love, here at Lace Market Studios, we’ll be offering one lucky resident the chance to win our special Valentine’s Day hamper filled with some special treats. Please visit the office to find out more and for your chance to win.

And the fun doesn’t stop after Valentine’s Day. This February, we’re also celebrating Chinese New Year, which falls on Friday 16th February.

This Chinese New Year is the year of the Dog; people born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 will fall under this Chinese Zodiac sign. The Dog occupies the 11th position in the zodiac and symbolizes a loyal, kind and honest character. Those born under the Zodiac sign of the Dog always offer support and advice to others as they value friendships above all else and often become very involved in the personal lives of others which can give the impression of being nosy. However, ensuring the happiness of others is their ultimate aim. According to the Chinese calendar, the Dog is sincere, trustworthy and reliable with a strong sense of duty and a clearly defined moral compass.

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If you’re in Nottingham, there’s lots to see and do in the city to celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the Dog. From Chinese arts and crafts and gallery exhibitions, to dance and music to represent the Chinese culture. Find out more here.

And for our residents at Lace Market Studios, we’ll be decorating our accommodation in traditional Chinese decor and offering you fortune cookies and other treats. So, don’t forget to stop by, say hello and celebrate Chinese New Year with us!

Looking for student accommodation in Nottingham? To find out more about our student accommodation at Lace Market Studios please contact us today on 01158 240 590 or lacemarketstudios@host-students.com.

Christmas in Nottingham

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailIt might feel like just yesterday that you were packing your bags and waving goodbye to your family home as you set off to start university in Nottingham. But can you believe the end of the first term is fast approaching? Where has the time gone?

With Fresher’s events to enjoy, lectures to attend and deadlines to meet, it’s been a busy and eventful few months for students in Nottingham. But it’s not all work. In their free time, students living with us here at Lace Market Studios, have been able to relax and put their feet up in our common room. With movie nights and games consoles on our large projector, and the arrival of our brand-new foosball table and table tennis, students have been having fun with their friends.

And over the next few weeks, in the lead up to Christmas, students living in Nottingham will see the city transform into a wonderful Winter Wonderland. The Old Market Square will come alive and more vibrant than ever with the introduction of some favourite festive activities. From warming up with a cup of mulled wine to showing off your skating skills on the ice rink, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Below are just a few of the highlights;

  • Sur-La-Biste Bar
  • Ice Bar
  • Helter Skelter Bar
  • Christmas market stalls
  • Christmas food stalls
  • Outdoor Ice Rink Skating
  • Large Authentic Christmas Tree

The market and festivities opened to the public on 17th November and will run right through to 31st December, giving you plenty of time to enjoy before your Christmas break. So, grab your coat, get together with your friends and make your way to The Old Market Square to get in the festive spirit.

New to Nottingham? Your local guide to the city

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailStarting university is kind of a big deal. On top of actually studying towards your degree, you’ve got to deal with the fact that you’re surrounded by new people, you’re living in a new home, and for some, in a city you’ve never been to before. Sounds pretty scary, right? Well, fear not…

Nottingham is a lovely city to study and live in – you’ll love being a student in this wonderful city. Located in central England, in the Midlands region, Nottingham is home to two major universities – the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, and over 60,000 students – so you won’t be alone.

But while you settle in and familiarise yourself with your new surroundings, we’ve got a quick guide to some of the city’s hot spots…

Nightlife
If there’s one thing we can be sure about, it’s that you won’t be short of a thing or two to do in the evenings when you’re in Nottingham. In fact, the nightlife in Nottingham is so good, the city has been awarded a Purple Flag Award.

Dance the night away at one of the UK’s best live music venues Rock City, have a laugh a minute at the Glee Club, or eat until your heart’s content at one of the city’s many fine restaurants, cosy pubs or fast food outlets. And when you’re done, discover chic bars and hotspots to enjoy a cocktail or two in and dance the night away.

Sport
If you like sport, you’ve come to the right place. From football to Ice Hockey and everything in between, you’ll find a whole host of sports venues and activities in Nottingham.

Whether you’re watching a match or taking part in a game yourself, get close to the action in Nottingham. Cheer on Nottingham Forest at The City Ground football stadium, support the boys of Nottingham Rugby at The Bay, watch the Nottingham Panthers battle it out on the ice rink at The National Ice Centre and for those who follow cricket, head to Trent Bridge Cricket Club.

Shopping
Did someone say shopping? If you’re in need of some retail therapy, you can shop ‘till you drop in Nottingham. Ranked as one of the UK’s top retail destinations, you’ll find everything from high street names and designer brands, to independent shops and vintage market stalls.

Shop in the centres at Broadmarsh and the Victoria Centre, head to Hockley for a browse, enjoy a leisurely stroll into the Lace Market, admire the old arcades (The Exchange and Flying Horse Walk) or grab a bargain at Sneinton Market. No matter your taste or style, you’re sure to find a shop to suit.

Travel
With a handy tram system that stops at both of the city’s universities and offers student discounts, getting around the city is quick, easy and great value for money. But if the tram isn’t for you, there are also regular bus services running around the city and to university campuses too.

Travelling further afield? Nottingham train station and Nottingham coach station have regular train and coach services connecting you to all major cities and locations across the country. And if you’re travelling abroad, East Midlands Airport and Birmingham Airport are situated close by.

Student accommodation
So, now you know the ins and outs of the city, you might be wondering where you can stay. Well, look no further than right here at Lace Market Studios. Located right in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter – The Lace Market, you’ll find an abundance of cafes, shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment complexes located right on your doorstep. And with Nottingham Trent University less than 1 mile away and the University of Nottingham less than 3 miles away, you haven’t far to go for your lectures either.

After a busy day of studying and socialising, you can come home to one of our luxury studios – all complete with a range of modern amenities such as fully fitted kitchens and sparkling en-suite bathrooms, and all tastefully decorated to make your stay even more comfortable. Don’t forget that our student accommodation is all-inclusive which means that all bills are included in the price of your rent – including Wi-Fi, so you can focus on your studies and let us worry about the rest.

To find out more about our student accommodation at Lace Market Students please contact us today on 01158 240 590 or lacemarketstudios@host-students.com.

May Bank Holidays in Nottingham

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailBeing back at university after the long Easter break can be tough. Fewer lie ins, exams on the horizon and no good excuse to eat as much chocolate as you like! But fear not, May – the month of long weekends, is almost here. And who doesn’t love a long weekend? In May, there are two bank holidays, so what are the dates for this year’s holidays?

The first is on Monday 1st May, and this is officially known as Early May Bank Holiday. It’s often referred to as May Day Bank Holiday. The second is on Monday 29th May and is officially known as Spring Bank Holiday. But you’d best make the most of them because the next one isn’t until the end of August.

So, what will you be doing for the May Day Bank Holiday?

Throughout history, May Day has been a day of festivities and is most associated with towns and villages celebrating springtime and the fertility of the land and livestock.

In England, there are a number of traditions which take place for May Day including dancing around a May pole, where children weave ribbons in a pretty pattern around a pole – usually made from birch – as they dance.

Another traditional dance associated with the beginning of May is Morris dancing. The dancers wear different outfits depending on which part of the country they are from. Their clothes are often white with coloured belts across the chest. The dancers may shake white handkerchiefs or bang short sticks together as part of the dance.

But dancing isn’t all that takes place on May Day; the May Queen is also crowned on this day. She represents the Roman Goddess Flora, the goddess of fruit and flowers, and is often a local schoolgirl. By tradition, the Queen takes no part in games or dancing, but sits in a flower-decked chair to watch her ‘subjects’. But that’s not all, did you know…

  • The tallest maypole was built in London on the Strand in 1661 and stood over 143 feet high
  • The Mayfair area of London was named after the two-week long May Fair held in the Shepherd Market area between 1686 and 1764
  • In Italy, May Day is regarded as the happiest day of the year
  • According to tradition, women are supposed to wash their faces in dew on May morning to improve their beauty
  • May 1 is also a national holiday in Russia and Asian countries such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

That’s May Day, but what about Spring Bank Holiday? Well, if you’re looking for a way to celebrate the long weekend at the end of May, then you’re in luck. Nottingham Food and Drink Festival is taking place at Nottingham Castle between 27th – 29th May 2017.

Head down to the Castle and you’ll find a variety of bars offering everything from real ale and cider to prosecco. So, no matter what your tipple is, you’re sure to find it all at the festival. There’s even a double decker bus bar with a range of drinks on offer and great seating at the top of the bus.

But drinks aren’t all that’s being served at the festival. There will be up to 100 stands selling a variety of hot and cold food for you to enjoy throughout the day. As well as a large range of high quality handmade crafts and gifts for you to browse and buy.

Tickets are available in advance for just £8.00, and that gives you access to the festival, the castle grounds, museum and galleries. Plus, they’ll be live entertainment to enjoy throughout the weekend with music in the bandstand every day from 10am – 5pm.

And for all our residents at Lace Market Studios, you’ll be pleased to know that the food and drink festival is only a short 14-minute walk – meaning you won’t have far to go to indulge in some tasty food and drinks!

To find out how you can join our thriving student community at Lace Market Studios please contact us today on 01158 240 590 or lacemarketstudios@host-students.com.

Dine and dance in Nottingham this Easter

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailThe Easter holidays are almost upon us and there are so many reasons why we can’t wait for the long weekend. Its arrival signifies the end of another bitter winter, it’s the first Bank Holiday of the year – which means four days of lie-ins and intentional late nights, and it’s the only holiday where gorging on as much chocolate as you like is totally acceptable.

But you may be wondering the reason behind Easter and what the religious origins actually are. Well, Easter is a Christian feast day – which are significant days in the life of Jesus Christ or saints. But unlike most days in the Christian calendar, Easter does not have a fixed date, instead it is determined by the lunar calendar, which is based on the phases of the moon. Meaning, that each year, Easter weekend falls on a different date.

And this year, Easter in the UK will be celebrated with Good Friday falling on 14th April, Easter Sunday on 16th April and the public holiday the following day on Monday 17th April.

So, what’s your plans for the holidays? Perhaps you’re planning a break with the family or visiting friends for the weekend. Or maybe you’re just looking forward to spending a long weekend relaxing at home. And if Easter Egg hunts aren’t your thing, there are lots of other events happening over Easter to keep you entertained…

Why not treat yourself to a hearty dinner out and then dance the night away? At Tom Brown’s Brasserie – located on the banks of the River Trent, on Easter Sunday you can tuck into a three-course meal while listening to live music from one of the country’s greatest Beatles tribute band.

But if the Beatles’ music isn’t your thing, check out British street dance troupe Diversity who will be live on stage at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on 12th April for their seventh tour “Genesis”. The new tour Genesis is the concluding part of their super hero fantasy epic and follows ‘Limitless: The Reboot’.  Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo said of the tour;

“It is approaching 7 years since Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent in front of an audience of over 20 million and thanks to the support of the British public and our legion of fans we have gone from strength to strength.”

Driven by their motto “Dream, Believe, Achieve” Diversity continue to inspire all generations and are a remarkable example of what can be accomplished with dedication, belief and hard work. See them in action and who knows what you might be inspired to do next?

And best of all, the Motorpoint Arena is located just 15 minutes away from our student accommodation at Lace Market Studios. To find out how you can join our thriving student community at Lace Market Studios please contact us today on 01158 240 590.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Nottingham

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailSt Patrick’s Day is this Friday and is one of the biggest celebrations in the world, with expats from the US to Britain and Hong Kong celebrating Irish culture on 17th March. It was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. It celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, the arrival of Christianity and Irish culture.

Did you know?

Although the colour green is normally associated with Ireland and St Patrick’s Day, blue was considered symbolic of the country for many years. The Irish Presidential Standard remains blue to this day.

St Patrick’s Day folklore states the patron Saint Patrick used the three leaves of a shamrock to explain the Christian holy trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. However, experts states this tale was invented much later.

Where are the biggest St Patrick’s Day celebrations?

Dublin hosts the largest parade in Ireland, with more than 500,000 people expected to be present at this year’s event. Thousands of people also attend St Patrick’s Day parades across Northern Ireland every year, with the biggest celebrations held in Belfast.

But it’s not just people in Ireland that celebrate St Patrick’s Day. There are around 34.5 million Americans who list their heritage as either primarily or partially Irish, and one of the biggest celebrations takes place in New York City – where there is a large Irish-born population. The very first St Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York in the 1760s. In Chicago, they even dye the river green to mark the day!

In the southern hemisphere, one of the largest celebrations takes place in Sydney, Australia. In 2010, the Sydney Opera House turned green to mark the 200th anniversary of St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Back in London, the St Patrick’s Day Parade is marked on 19th March with marching bands, dancers and floats. It makes its way down Piccadilly from 12pm towards Whitehall.

What’s on in Nottingham?

Nottingham this year will see the 18th annual parade, the first having been in the year 2000. The parade will assemble at 11.30am from Pelham Street and local schools, Irish groups and other members of the Irish community will be marching through to the Old Market Square. From Irish dancing and music, to Irish stew and Guinness, you’ll find a whole host of entertainment and stalls to enjoy at Nottingham’s Market Square. Check out the schedule of entertainment here.

When the afternoon’s entertainment finishes, the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Continue the celebrations into the night at many of the bars, clubs and students’ unions that will be holding Irish-themed events over the weekend. Students can get dressed up, wear something green and party at The Point – Clifton Students Union. They’re holding a St. Paddy’s Special, where tickets and drinks start at just £1.50!

Alternatively, you can venture into the city and join in the fun at Nottingham’s biggest bar crawl for St. Patrick’s Day. For only £10 a ticket online, you’ll gain entry into three bars and a nightclub – with a drink at each venue included. And if that wasn’t enough to get you in the spirit of things, you’ll also receive a free St. Patrick’s Day goodie bag with hats, props, balloons and other accessories.

And don’t forget, on Saturday 18th March Ireland take on England in the final match of the 6 Nations rugby tournament – with kick-off at 5pm. So, grab your jerseys and show your support for Ireland!

If you would like to live in a place close to all of the city’s events and attractions, stay with us during your studies at Lace Market Studios – rooms available for September 2017. To find out how you can join our thriving student community at Lace Market Studios please contact us today on +44 (0)1158 240 590.