It’s soon to be that time of year again folks, the time when we all don our best green finery and head out on the town in honour of St Patrick. Next Saturday’s the day, and, true to form, Nottingham is rising to the occasion with all sorts of shenanigans…
Next Saturday sees the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade make its way from the Forest to the Market Square, led by the County of Westmeath. Then, throughout the afternoon, there’ll be music, song and dance at a free open-air concert in the Square.
There are all sorts of events taking place alongside the parade: Greyfriars Club are holding a St Patrick’s Day dance (tickets available now), and there’s an evening of Celtic music at the Rescue Rooms from Nottingham-based band Seven Little Sisters.
- You can get a taster of the Irish language at the Nottingham Irish Centre from 4-5pm
- DJ Ged Dowling will be playing Irish music all evening at The Bell Inn.
- Irish crime comedy The Guard is on at Broadway
And a new art gallery will be honouring St Patrick with an exhibition. The Forty Shades of Green Annual Exhibition will be open from noon on Saturday 17th until March 31st at the City Gallery at 14A Long Row, NG1. The exhibition marks the opening of the gallery, with a preview night on Friday 16th March, and a post-opening do on Sunday 18th.
More info about the St Patrick’s Day Parade and events can be found at St Patrick’s Day Nottingham.