Free Hemlock Happening Returns to Bramcote

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Preparations for the 14th annual Hemlock Happening were well underway yesterday as event sponsors, Castle Rock Brewery presented a cheque to organisers.

Hemlock Happening 1Representatives from The Castle Rock Brewery, one of the main business sponsors of the event presented a cheque for £1,100 to event organisers from the Bramcote and Stapleford Golden Jubilee Group and Broxtowe Borough Council.

Visitors to this year’s Hemlock Happening can expect all the usual entertainment, activities, workshops, arts and crafts and more as it returns to Bramcote Hills Park on Saturday 11th June from 1.00pm until 10.00pm.

The programme includes live music and dance on the Main Stage and the Haven Community Stage, a Schools Arena, sports, crafts, local groups, a ‘Health zone’, fairground rides and various food and drink stalls.

The free event will finish with a fantastic firework finale at 10.00pm.

“Hemlock Happening is a great community event and one that we (Castle Rock) have been a main sponsor of for some time. We’re really proud to be involved with such a well-run event and it’s great that we are able to serve one of our most popular seasonal beers, Hemlock Bitter, to the thirsty public”,” said Lewis Townsend, Castle Rock Brewery.

Stan Heptinstall from the Bramcote Hills Community Association said: “Preparations are now well underway for the Hemlock Happening on 11 June in Bramcote Hills Park. The members of the Bramcote and Stapleford Golden Jubilee meet regularly throughout the year with members of the Events Team at Broxtowe Borough Council and between us we look at the options and possibilities for the next event, and as always, a super programme of events is coming together. We can be confident that there will be entertainment and information that will be enjoyed by everyone. Do come and enjoy the many singers, bands, dance groups and everything as that will be happening.”

The Hemlock Happening is organised each year by Broxtowe Events with support from the Bramcote and Stapleford Golden Jubilee Group.

A host of local sponsors have also supported the event, including Bramcote Hills Community Association, Central England Co-operative, The Haven Centre, Nottinghamshire County Council and Inspire.

Castle Rock Brewery, who have been involved with the Hemlock Happening from the very beginning will also once again be sponsoring the event and providing a bar.

Parking is available on site for bicycles and disabled badge holders only. All others are asked to park on Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground.

The official programme will be issued in the coming weeks and will be available at

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council events team on 0115 917 3695, email or visit

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