• Brewhouse Yard 3 Med Res-jpg Posted on 28 April 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 2nd – 5th May 2014

    With this weekend incorporating May Day bank holiday and spoiling us with another three day weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out and about to explore, discover and unearth some great locations, attractions and events taking place across our county. We have so much to show you and not enough time and space to fit it all in! So here’s our quick round-up of what you should see and do this bank holiday weekend.

    Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre: The Rite of Spring and Petrushka at Nottingham Playhouse

    This production brings together contrasts and comparisons of complete opposites. The Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre present to you The Rite of Spring and Petrushka

  • Forest Holidays Posted on 28 April 2014

    A sneaky peek at the new cabins at Forest Holidays in Sherwood Forest

    If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise!  For Forest Holidays in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire is currently undergoing a major extension to the number of cabins on offer  – including the brand new Golden Oak Hideaway cabins, which are built exclusively for a couple’s holiday.  This cosy love-nest comes complete with a hot tub, wood burning stove, a large sunken bath big enough for two with a private panoramic view of the forest from your window and even a hammock on your own secluded decking area.

    Now there’s no need to wait until Valentine’s Day; you can enjoy a romantic break whatever the

  • Festival image Posted on 25 April 2014

    Nottingham’s neat14 festival is back with a bang this May

    It’s back! This year, the return of the Nottingham European Arts & Theatre Festival (neat14) will offer a vigorous, intriguing and uplifting programme which will see major arts venues in Nottingham celebrate the very best of European theatre, music, performance, film and visual art for adults and children.

    From 23 May – 1 June 2014, there will be more than 40 amazing events taking place at popular cultural attractions and each one promises to be a great day out for everyone. This year’s main participating venues and partners are Broadway, Nottingham Contemporary, Dance 4, Lakeside Arts Centre, New Art Exchange, Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal

  • julian Posted on 24 April 2014

    All rise: Hambleton Bakery is ready to open in West Bridgford

    Julian Carter is Head Baker at Hambleton Bakery which will open in West Bridgford tomorrow (Friday). A 10th generation baker, he spent his summer holidays working in his family’s bakery in Liverpool from the age of 14. After serving in the RAF, his work included a spell at 10 Downing Street and Chequers in John Major’s time as Prime Minister, followed by nine years working as sous chef at Hambleton Hall. In this guest blog he writes about the new bakery.

    It’s been a busy few weeks for Hambleton Bakery, working on a new Hambleton Bakery shop in the thriving West Bridgford, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This will be our

  • Hercules RED bground A4 Chris Nash Posted on 23 April 2014

    WIN a family pass to see New Art Club’s production of Hercules at Nottingham Playhouse

    ONE extraordinary superhero, 12 impossible tasks . . . it’s the story of Hercules as you’ve never seen it before! From the critically acclaimed New Art Club comes Hercules, a new family friendly take on one of the classic tales of Greek Mythology.

    New Art Club are Pete Shenton and Tom Roden, often described as the Morecambe and Wise of dance, and they are renowned for creating unique work that brings together the worlds of dance and comedy. Now they bring their unique comic style and sense of the absurd to the story of the 12 Labours of Hercules in a hilarious and highly successful family friendly show.

    Co-produced in partnership by Dance4, New Art

  • DialM640x300_371382194 Posted on 22 April 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th April 2014

    Now that Easter is becoming a distant memory, you might be thinking that it’s time to get out and about and walk off all those Easter eggs consumed over the holiday. If that’s the case, then make sure you check out some of the great events and attractions Nottinghamshire has to offer as we bring you our final weekend events roundup for April.

    Dial M For Murder at Theatre Royal

    Frederick Knott’s gripping story Dial M For Murder, which was famously brought to life by Alfred Hitchcock on the big screen, comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from 22nd – 26th April. With big name actor Christopher Timothy, well known for his

  • RobinHoodStatue Posted on 20 April 2014

    Robin Hood secures a place in Visit England’s Hall of Fame

    Fans of Robin Hood will be celebrating today after it was announced that the legendary outlaw has won a place in an open air exhibition which has been organised by Visit England to celebrate St George’s Day.

    The Hall of Fame exhibition, which will be held at the Observation Point on London’s Southbank, is set to open to the public on St George’s Day (23rd April) and will run until 30th April. Robin Hood secured his place at the exhibition after receiving a silver award in The Great, The Good and the Notorious category of VisitEngland’s Hall of Fame, just behind the founder of the National Trust, Octavia Hill.

    The search to create England’s

  • Station 17 Posted on 15 April 2014

    Nottingham Station nears completion

    At the end of March, I took the walk from our office to Nottingham Station, full of excitement and anticipation ahead of what I was about to see. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to blog about the work on Nottingham Train Station over the past eight months, when a lot of the major work has taken place. I was a fairly regular user of the station before the changes, so I knew the layout and the feel of it inside out. Eight months on and I was about to experience what the new-look station would feel like to passengers using the site day in, day out.

  • Kelham Posted on 15 April 2014

    There is plenty to enjoy at Kelham Hall this spring and summer

    In the pretty village of Kelham, just outside Newark, stands Kelham Hall, a magnificent, red-brick building made up of towers and turrets and surrounded by 42 acres of landscaped gardens.

    Once the home of the Manners-Sutton family, the distinctive hall was designed by the acclaimed architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and its interior is just as impressive; grand corridors give way to rooms decorated with intricate paintings, oak panels and carved stone work. For much of the 20th century it was a theological college for an Anglican Order of Monks and visitors can find out about its rich heritage during one of the hall tours which take place every Sunday.


  • Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem 1 - high res Posted on 14 April 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 18th – 21st April 2014

    The Easter holidays are now upon us and you might be thinking about how to keep the family entertained this weekend. But don’t worry – we have plenty of inspiration in our round-up of what’s on in Nottinghamshire this Easter weekend.

    The Two Worlds of Charlie F at the Theatre Royal

    The Two Worlds of Charlie F explores a moving story from the battlefields in Afghanistan, told through the eyes of a soldier who is struggling with pain and injury and the consequences of war on the individual. Performed by former and serving soldiers, this show delivers a powerful and emotional message to the audience, as you learn the psychological and physiological

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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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As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery Christmas celebrations. There’s a great array of events on our What’s On calendar, so don’t forget to have a gander, but read on to check out our…