Musical nights and days at Sherwood Forest

There’s music in the air at Sherwood Forest next month with some very different sounds and styles to be sung, played and learned in Robin Hood’s patch.

On Saturday 2nd July, the award-winning Mansfield-based Cantamus Girls Choir will be performing at the amphitheatre at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre at 7pm.

They will be singing a selection of beautifully arranged classics, including songs by Abba, The Beatles, Coldplay and many more.

It promises to be a wonderful summer evening to get together with family and friends, enjoy a picnic and savour the choir’s incredible choral harmonies.

Tickets are just £10 for adults and there is a family ticket for just £25. Parking is free in the main Visitor Centre car park from 5.30pm for ticketholders.

Tickets must be purchased direct from the choir or from the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre shop.

Please note that ticket purchases are cash only.


Then on Sunday 3rd July, we have a free drumming workshop led by Andy Harris of the Nottingham group Power of Drums.

Andy will be showing participants how to get to grips with the djembe drum for a session that can help not only to create great music, but to relieve stress and enhance wellbeing.

Then on Sunday 10th July, violinist Laura Wilcockson will entertain visitors to the National Nature Reserve, playing from 11.30am until 1.30pm.

Laura has a fascinating and varied musical CV.  She’s a member of Sunbirds, a band formed by former Beautiful South guitarist and songwriter Dave Hemmingway, and has also played for folk act Steel Threads.

It’s another free event, and Carol Hallam, Community and Volunteer Development Officer at RSPB Sherwood Forest, said: “We’re really excited about these concerts and workshops, and we’re delighted to have such great performers from across Nottinghamshire lined up for July.

“It shows how Sherwood is offering such a diverse range of events for our visitors and local residents.”

Find out more on the Events page


Laura Wilcockson. Photo by Jay Knox.