New Nottingham arts festival a “real treat”

Published: 21 August 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

The Three Inch Fools’ Robin Hood Credit: Wilson and Smith

A new arts festival is to be held in Nottingham, with the city’s art deco bandstand on Victoria Embankment being turned into a festival village.

Nonsuch on Trent will be presented by Hockley-based creative venue and theatre Nonsuch Studios from Thursday 26 August until Sunday 5 September.

Edward Boott, Nonsuch Studios artistic director and chief executive, said, “the entire Nonsuch Studios team have been working flat out to make this festival a real treat for the audiences of our city to enjoy this summer, bringing some of the best artists from across the UK to the shores of the river Trent.

“Like most things, this year we can’t do everything we’d like to but we’ve worked hard to ensure we can put on a great event with amazing artists in the safest way possible and we know that audiences are behind us to experience culture again in a safe and respectful manner.”

One of the attractions will be Three Inch Fools’ presentation of Robin Hood, featuring “five actors with all manner of musical instruments struggling to remember Britain’s best-known folktale”. It will be staged on Friday 3 September at 7PM.

The full line-up is available at the Nonsuch on Trent web site.