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Uncovering the colourful characters from Nottingham’s past

Historian Dr David Cross, from Tours of Nottingham, has been enthralling visitors with his tales of the city since 1989. In today's guest blog he explains why it's the lesser…

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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

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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…...

  • Chinese Posted on 23 January 2015

    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 of celebrations – from fireworks and dragon dances to wonderful food. Here is our round-up of some of the best events taking place . . .

    Each year, Lakeside Arts Centre, on the University of Nottingham’s grounds, hosts a series of events for Chinese New Year, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over the lake. And, as the university celebrates 10 years of having a campus in China, the celebrations at Lakeside promise to be even more spectacular, with films, dancing and of course

  • 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

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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….