• Robin-Hood-Half-Marathon2011start-line Posted on 28 September 2012

    Things to do this weekend 29th-30th September

    The Nottingham Comedy Festival Continues with performances by Sally Ann Hayward, a debut solo slot from Francis Jenkins, Sandi Toksvig live at Nottingham Playhouse, the superb Tiffany Stevenson, Sam Avery and Martin Mor.

    The Edinburgh Fringe super sell-out play Bones is on at Nottingham Playhouse. Anyone pining for a past of Panda Pops and Eggy Bread will appreciate this gripping, gritty portrayal of a boy struggling to find a place in a world that doesn’t want him.

    Calendar Girls is opening tonight and continuing Saturday for two performances at the Nottingham Arts Theatre, this is sure to be a cheeky feel-good to enjoy with your friends with a glass

  • Fireworks Posted on 26 September 2012

    The Great Nottinghamshire Show

    The Great Nottinghamshire Show takes place this weekend, 29 & 30 September, at Highfields Park in Nottinghamshire. We spoke with Andy Whyles, Director of the inaugural Great Nottinghamshire Show, to find out more about this exciting new event…

    Q: How did the idea for the Great Nottinghamshire Show come about?

    Johnny Pusztai, a local butcher and legend, approached us with an idea about putting on an event. After looking at the idea for all of 30 seconds we just knew that we wanted to run with it. From the initial idea to where we are now is miles apart, we did not  realise how much demand there was for an event like

  • Newstead Abbey Posted on 25 September 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Faye Rollinson

    This week we are sharing Faye Rollinson’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.


    Faye Rollinson is the Business Development and Marketing Coordinator at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham. Here are her favourite places.

    Gatecrasher:   On a Saturday night, I can usually be found in my favourite nightclub, listening to the finest sounds from Nottingham’s top Dj, Nathan Hadley.  Gatecrasher Nottingham plays all my favourite kinds of music and is the perfect place to dance the night away

  • Walking a Meerkat at Wetlands Posted on 24 September 2012

    Week 6: The Tinneys visit Wetlands Animal Park, Retford

    Wetlands Animal Park was the sixth and final destination of our fantastic prize from Experience Nottinghamshire.

    Wetlands Animal Park and Waterfowl Reserve is set in the north Nottinghamshire countryside about 5 miles from Retford. The park surrounds two lakes full of wildlife and incorporates a natural woodland area.

    The girls were jumping around with excitement when we found out that our first activity of the day was to take part in the Meerkat Experience. We walked around the lake to the Meerkat enclosure, where we met Emily, the Meerkat Keeper.

    Feeding meerkats at Wetlands

    Emily explained to us how to feed the Meerkats, and what they eat – crickets, Locust, meal worms and chicken, were on the menu that

  • LaurenceClark-web Posted on 21 September 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 21-23 September 2012

    After a hectic week, I get the feeling that something funny is happening in Nottingham. Ahhh, it must be the Nottingham Comedy Festival which starts this weekend. First on our round-up of things to do this weekend, here’s who to see:

    Tonight you can catch Wireless Times at the Create Theatre in Mansfield and Ishi Khan Jackson at the Poppy and Pint in West Bridgford.

    Saturday brings Alan Davies, the star of Jonathan Creek and QI, who makes a long awaited return to stand-up at the Royal Concert Hall.

    On Sunday, Laurence Clark performs as part of the cultural Olympiad

  • purple_flag_2012_1SMALL Posted on 21 September 2012

    It’s Purple Flag Friday

    Don’t worry if the sky over Nottingham city centre turns a strange shade of purple later today (Friday 21 September), it’s all to mark the start of national Purple Flag Week.

    The Purple Flag scheme is run by the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) and recognises places that offer a varied and safe night out. It’s an accolade Nottingham has held for three consecutive years now.

    You may remember that last year, Nottingham held the first ever Purple Flag Week. It involved a ‘Purple Carpet’ screening of local film making talent at The Broadway, key buildings illuminated in purple, special offers at bars and restaurants, and a Twilight Walk around the city

  • yarn1 Posted on 20 September 2012

    Have a go at… yarn bombing

    Wool you be having a go at Yarn Bombing?

    Visit the Harley Gallery, and you’re in for a colourful treat. Not only can you see the beautiful exhibition Ptolemy Mann: The Architecture of Cloth, Colour & Space, but visitors to the gallery have also been showing off artistic flair with a spot of yarn bombing.

    The Harley Gallery is inviting visitors to leave their mark on the outdoor space, by placing crocheted, knitted or embroidered masterpieces in the courtyard for all to see.

    We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to have a go ourselves, and have our work proudly ‘exhibited’ at the gallery.

    Armed with lengths of yarn, we set to work and

  • Welbeck Posted on 18 September 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Joan & Robin Brown

    This week we are sharing Joan and Robin’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.


    Robin & Joan Brown own Browns of Holbeck Bed & Breakfast, a five-star award-winning B&B near Worksop. Here are their favourite places in the county.

    “1) The complex on the Welbeck Estate: browsing through the splendour of the displays in the Harley Gallery, the delicious food and drink to buy at the Welbeck Farm Shop,  then to the Dukeries Garden Centre, into the greenhouses of the Dukes of Portland, and

  • Newark Castle 2 - Med Res Posted on 14 September 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 15 – 16 September

    Is that the sound of the weekend we hear calling? Not long now til the working week is over and the fun officially starts! To help get you inspired, we’ve pulled together a round-up of some of the top events in Nottinghamshire this weekend…

    Feeling peckish? Head to Clumber Park for the Food Fair on Saturday and Sunday, to tantalize your taste buds with the very best of local produce and regional food. The Fair showcases producers within a 45 mile radius of Clumber Park. There will be a variety of stalls offering all sorts of delights, from local and regional cheeses, meats including bison and venison, to treats for those

  • RobinHoodLittleJohnFightinonthebridge Posted on 14 September 2012

    Laura Porter explores Robin Hood country…

    In the mood for Robin Hood?

    Journalist and travel writer Laura Porter @AboutLondon came to Nottinghamshire for the start of the Robin Hood Festival and we showed her some of the fun on offer here. She wrote about it for @Anglotopia.

    Read about her visit here: http://www.anglotopia.net/countries/england/lauras-london-laura-leaves-london-explores-robin-hood-country-nottinghamshire/

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This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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