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Weekend Picks: Knickerbocker Glorious

  • Artistic talent from around Derbyshire will be celebrated this weekend in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.
Local singer-songwriter Amy Illingworth will be among those performing. Credit: J.J. Beardsley Photography

The Knickerbocker Glorious show will see musicians, comedians, poets and dancers take to the stage at the Fountain area in Cathedral Quarter Derby. Live performances are free to watch and suitable for all the family.

Knickerbocker Glorious events will take place every 3rd Saturday of the month produced by Cathedral Quarter Derby and the Derbyshire arts organisation Furthest From The Sea.

We are thrilled to launch another season of events working with Cathedral Quarter Derby, having provided performance opportunities to over 100 different acts last year.

– Dan Webber, Furthest From The Sea’s events coordinator

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.furthestfromthesea.co.uk

Weekend Picks: Seasonal markets in Digbeth

This weekend the first of four seasonal markets will be held in Digbeth.

Seasonal markets in Digbeth. Credit: Jack Spicer Adams

The one-day urban festival will feature the best of Birmingham’s food, drink and music.

There will be more than 10 street food traders, a vintage double decker bus real ale and cocktail bar, local DJs, canal side barge traders moored up in the venue, a mobile vintage boutique bus and an indoor market hall of more than 20 artisan food producers, local artists and designers.

The event is for all the family with free entry to under 12s and a range of child-friendly activities including face painting and a farm petting zoo with spring lambs to be feed.

For more information visit www.seasonalmarkets.co.uk.

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Weekend Picks: Gin Festival in Nottingham

  • There will be more than 100 types of gins on show at Nottingham’s gin festival this weekend.
Gin Festival Credit: Tom Marshal, Hobo Tom Photography

On arrival visitors will be handed a Gin Festival glass and a brochure, with information on the gins to sample and about each company.

Throughout the event there will also be live music entertainment and talks from gin industry experts.

We absolutely love gin, so we started these events because we thought other people would want the same as us.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reception and it’s been fantastic to see so many people rediscover this amazing drink.

– Jym Harris, Gin Festival.com founder

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An Easter tradition: Bottle kicking!

Hundreds of people descended on Hallaton and Medbourne in Leicestershire yesterday to watch rival villagers battle over beer barrels.

The sport, which dates back around a thousand years, sees people from the neighbouring Hallaton and Medbourne battle it out to get barrels across their own village's finishing line. Hallaton won 2-1.

This video was filmed by Ed Stafford, an explorer from Leicestershire who holds the Guinness World Record for walking the entire length of the Amazon River in 2010.

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