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Nottingham’s Malt Cross re-opens to give the city more than just a great drinking experience

Nottingham's old music hall, the Malt Cross has been closed for the past few months while an exciting refurbishment of the building has taken place. A firm favourite with locals,…

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The Walled Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park sprouts a new face lift

It's one of the few remaining aspects of Clumber Park that reminds us how it once looked 100 years ago. Steeped in history, the Walled Kitchen Garden is maintained using…

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Things to do this weekend, 21st – 23rd November 2014

It's a week where Nottinghamshire starts to become a little bit brighter, as the Christmas lights are switched on. There's a feast of festive activities and events taking place as well…

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The Major Oak needs your vote

Think of Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood and what springs to mind? For most of you it is likely to be the Major Oak. Estimated to be 800 to 1,000…...

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    Nottingham could write its name in the history books as a UNESCO City of Literature

    When you stop and ponder the contribution that Nottingham has made to the world of literature, it’s easy to see that it’s right up there with the greatest places across the globe.

    With its great literary heritage it’s only right that the city should celebrate by launching a bid to become a UNESCO City of Literature. It’s a prestigious title and one that Nottingham must surely deserve when you look at the wealth of literary talent that’s been produced over the years. There are of course three names that stand out when we talk about Nottingham’s literary history – Lord Byron, D.H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe.

    The Romantic poet

  • Nottingham Winter Wonderland Christmas Lights Switch-On 2013 Posted on 13 November 2014

    A magical Christmas in Nottinghamshire

    A trip to Nottinghamshire this Christmas will definitely leave you feeling merry! Here is my round-up of magical must-do Christmas events. There are also plenty of events taking place around Sherwood Forest, including visits from Santa Claus, festive markets and much more. Further details of what’s coming up are available here. And don’t forget you can find plenty more inspiration on our Christmas page.

    Christmas at Nottingham Castle

    Nottingham Castle will come alive and host some fantastic Christmas events for all the family. Visit Santa in the Castle’s beautifully decorated Bastion (13, 14, 20 & 21 December), enjoy a delightful high tea with a festive twist (13 & 14 December),

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    Get into the Christmas spirit at Rufford and Sherwood country parks

    As the festive season gets underway, Nottinghamshire’s famous woodland and country parks take on a magical quality. In this guest blog Debbie Hibbert from the Rufford Tourist Information Centre writes about some of the upcoming seasonal events around Sherwood Forest.

    With only a few weeks until the Big Day, there are lots of events taking place in Rufford and Sherwood country parks to get you into the festive spirit.

    Santa will be in residence in his Victorian style grotto at Rufford Country Park every weekend from the 15th November until 21st December and also 22nd and 23rd December. Children can also take part in Santa’s Christmas Trail by buying a trail leaflet

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Behind the Red Door

Step Behind the Red Door in Nottingham

In a beautiful Victorian building at Weekday Cross, opposite Nottingham Contemporary, you’ll find Behind the Red Door, a veritable treasure trove of gifts and the ideal place for Christmas shopping. Today marks the first birthday of this boutique retailer, which was established by owner Karen as an extension of her existing business The Art File,…

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Turning up the heat at Carluccio’s cookery evening

Cookery is a real passion of mine, and while I don’t profess to be any kind of masterchef, I do like to experiment and try out new things on my ever-willing family!  And as a particular favourite of mine is Italian food, I was the first to put my name down when Carluccio’s in West…