More arts festival action

Coronation Park
Coronation Park

The annual Eastwood Arts Festival is wrapping up its first full week of events and is busy preparing for a particularly dramatic week ahead.

This first week has seen a windsocks and kites workshop for kids, a willow weaving session, a poetry evening and a craft market for the residents of Eastwood and wider Broxtowe.

But it is this week where the festival gets into full swing with pottery classes, music and drama performances and a full family fun day.

Festival organiser Alex Kahn said that the week ahead promises to be very busy, with some of the workshops already becoming fully booked.

He said: “It has been great so far and I hope people are taking full advantage of the events on offer.”

Check out the next batch of arts festival events ahead:

Saturday July 12:

Family Fun Day:

A free day of art, dance, sport, music and drama for the whole family. 12pm-4pm.

Venue: Coronation Park, Chewton Street.

Vibe :

A free evening event for teenagers with a love of music, art, sports and dance. 6pm-9pm.

Venue: Coronation Park, Chewton Street

Monday July 14:

Pottery for adults workshop:

Learn how to use a potter’s wheel and make your own pot. The finished pots will be fired and glazed at the pottery and returned to participants finished a few weeks later. 10am-4pm.

Costs: £25/£20 concessions. Plumptre Hall.

Thursday July 17:

Rain or Shine Theatre presents ‘Treasure Island’:

A humorous swash-buckling tale adapted from the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale.

Gates open 6.30pm. Performance 7.30pm-10pm.

Tickets: £8

Venue: Collier’s Wood, Engine Lane, Moorgreen

Friday July 18:

Sugar craft for adults workshop

Learn to make sugar flowers by hand and a cake topper figurine. 10am-4pm.

Costs: £25/£20 concessions

Venue: St Mary’s Church Parish Rooms, Church 

Festival tickets are available from Broxtowe Customer Services Shop, 15 Nottingham Road, Eastwood or by contacting arts and events at on 0115 917 3695 or email where workshop bookings can be made (unless otherwise stated).