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The Major Oak, Sherwood Forest

June 9th & 10th 2018 – The Major Oak Woodland Festival

Sherwood Forest Country Park, NG21 9HN.  Admission free.  Parking £3.  Tel. 01623 823202.

Woodland crafts and traditional green woodworking skills showcased outdoors in the legendary, leafy setting of Sherwood Forest.

Major Oak painting by Andrew MacCallum 1882

The Major Oak by Andrew MacCallum 1882 (c) Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

Monday 27th August – Sunday 2nd September 2018 – The Robin Hood Festival

Sherwood Forest Country Park, NG21 9HN.  Admission free. Parking £5.  Tel. 01623 823202.  http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/country-parks/sherwood-forest/robin-hood-festival

Family friendly fun as Sherwood celebrates its most famous son.  Wander the very woods Robin Hood and his Merry Men once haunted.  Meet strolling musicians, storytellers, craftspeople, entertainers – and doubtless a few Outlaws.

This year the Festival has a new hub, as we say goodbye to the old Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.   The brand new iconic building  of the new Visitor Centre will look out to the Forest edge from a little closer to historic Edwinstowe village.

Times change, but the magic of the legendary outlaw never dims!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Hood Rides Again!

2018 will see another film about Sherwood’s most famous son – Robin Hood. The merry outlaw has already inspired over 90 films and TV series round the world.

September 21st 2018 is expected to be the release date for “Robin Hood Origins” – an adventure movie starring Welsh actor Taron Egerton (ex “Kingsman”) as Robin, and Irish beauty Eve Hewson as Maid Marian.

Nottinghamshire film lovers are (forgive the pun) all a-quiver to find out how this latest offering compares to classics such as Kevin Costner’s 1991 classic “Prince of Thieves.”

No filming took place in real Sherwood Forest – understandable given that the forest’s historic heart is today a National Nature Reserve with special protection because of its special and fragile ecology.

Old town Dubrovnik stood in for Ye Olde city of Nottingham, and the rest of the filming took place in France and Budapest.

Meanwhile it’s rumoured that at least three more Hood inspired movies are in production – one by Disney and another by Warner Brothers, plus “Marian” – in which a widowed Maid Marian has to take over the reins after the hero’s demise.

One thing’s for sure – the popularity of Sherwood Forest’s most legendary inhabitant shows no sign of waning!

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