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Our online event calendar is the place to find out what’s happening in the local area. It features events such as festivals, markets, open days, dance, drama, music, films, walks - and much more, including Council meetings and committees.

The Council is keen to promote community activities. If you represent an organisation which hosts regular meetings, workshops or performances in the local area or if you're organising an event, fair or other festivity, fill in a Tell us about your event form and we’ll add your event to the calendar alongside council events. This service is free of charge.

When submitting details about your events, you need to be certain that the text you are supplying us with is accurate. Your text will be reviewed before it is published on the website, but Rushcliffe Borough Council cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information you supply to us.

We can also offer advice in areas such as event management, publicity and assistance with finding local venues, artists and suppliers.

Workers Playtime

The ‘Workers Playtime’ day will feature live music as well as an opportunity for visitors to see and ‘have-a-go’ at traditional crafts.  The family event will feature demonstrations by traditional craftspeople including spinners, basket weavers and rag rug makers.  Entertainments will include traditional dance and song. More activities will be announced shortly.

The May Day Bank Holiday was traditionally an annual workers holiday and this event celebrates the skills and social activities of past generations.  The museum celebrates the lives of the Framework Knitters who produced hosiery and lace and whose poverty led to the Luddite protests.  Visitors can observe the authentic machines in action and are invited to have a go on our circular knitting machines.  The site includes two workshops, cottages, a chapel and a delightful garden.  Refreshments will also be available.

Why not follow the museum on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates and additions to the celebrations.

For more information contact Paul Baker, Museum Manager – tel: 0115 984 6914, email:, web:, address: Framework Knitters Museum, Chapel Street, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6HE.

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