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Nottinghamshire gets ready for the Chinese New Year

All around Nottinghamshire preparations are underway for the Chinese New Year which takes place on 19th February. This year we will be welcoming the Year of the Ram with a host…

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Exploring the mountain bike trails at Sherwood Pines

I might be a road cyclist at heart but mountain biking has always held a certain appeal for me. Perhaps it’s the fact that there are fewer cars and less…

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Things to do this weekend, 30th January – 1st February 2015

We wave goodbye to January this weekend and say hello to February. And with a new month comes exciting new events to see across Nottingham and the wider county. Here's…

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The Major Oak needs your help to be crowned European Tree of the Year 2015

Photo credit- Phil Lockwood Photography

Could the Major Oak become European Tree of the Year?

Many of you will know that since my last blog, the Major Oak has successfully been awarded the accolade of England’s Tree of the Year. It is incredible news for our…...

  • matt Posted on 22 January 2015

    WIN tickets to Matt Goss’ glamorous show at Nottingham’s ALEA Casino

    Singer, songwriter and author Matt Goss made his name as one of the founding members of the legendary 1980s band Bros. In recent years he has performed his headline show, the Gossy Room, to sell-out crowds at the famous Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Now he is bringing a sprinkle of that glamour to the UK with a nationwide tour which includes a sell-out date at Nottingham’s ALEA casino on 29th January.

    We caught up with Matt to find out more about his show and to offer one lucky person the chance to experience it before meeting the man himself.

    Hi Matt. There are a lot of people who are very excited about your

  • cheese Posted on 20 January 2015

    WIN a place on the School of Artisan Food’s cheesemaking course

    If you love fine cheese then what could be better than learning to make your own? This week, the renowned School of Artisan Food is giving you the opportunity to do just that – and today we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a place on the course.

    The world of cheese making may seem a little daunting but this two-day introductory course, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, will take you through the process step by step, from the difference between raw and pasteurised milk to the maturing process. You will also have a go at producing a range of soft cheeses, including mozzarella, halloumi, paneer, feta and

  • Lace Market Theatre Posted on 19 January 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 23rd – 25th January 2015

    It’s always good to have something to look forward to during the working week. This weekend in Nottinghamshire we have stage shows, walking tours of one of the county’s most beautiful halls, singing workshops and the chance to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to live jazz. What more could you ask for?

    More information on events can be found on our What’s On page or alternatively, please visit our Facebook or Twitter pages.

    The Lion in Winter at The Lace Market Theatre

    Written by James Goldman, The Lion in Winter sets a Christmas scene, and tells the story of the Plantagenets, a modern,

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Exploring the mountain bike trails at Sherwood Pines

I might be a road cyclist at heart but mountain biking has always held a certain appeal for me. Perhaps it’s the fact that there are fewer cars and less pollution or, as with trail running, the challenge is more about tackling tricky terrain than pure speed. So with the weather too wintery to make…

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Introducing Yoga I Am . . .

I’ve recently been to meet the newest member of Experience Nottinghamshire, Shakti Shira Bassi, at her new wellness retreat centre called Yoga I Am in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. Warmth surrounds you the minute you walk through a somewhat hidden door at Yoga I Am, a lovely surprise in a fairly commercial area of the city….