• spy2 Posted on 27 February 2015

    Si5 Spy Missions: I spy with my little eye an awesome adventure!

    Like a lot of other boys his age my seven year old son spends most of his spare time shooting and fighting imaginary ‘baddies’, as he calls them, and practicing his commando rolls around the house. So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that when I ask him what he wants to be when he grows up it’s a tough choice between becoming a ninja or a spy. And when I told him he had the real life opportunity to become a special agent as part of his friend’s 7th birthday party he literally jumped at the chance.

    Agent H reporting for duty – Si5 Spy Mission

    On a cold

  • 1421967_orig Posted on 23 February 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 27th February – 1st March 2015

    We say goodbye to February and hello to March this weekend – and there are already signs of spring blooming across Nottinghamshire.  The change in seasons brings with it a change in things to do across the county. There’s plenty to look forward to in March but for now, let’s see what’s happening this weekend. Of course you can find out more about what’s on by keeping up with us on Twitter and Facebook 24 hours a day.

    Al Murray at Nottingham Playhouse

    Comedian and pub landlord Al Murray delivers his brand of comedy to Nottingham Playhouse on a special tour to commemorate 20 years of his stand-up genius.

    His latest show,

  • In-cabin massage treatment - Forest Holidays Posted on 20 February 2015

    Treat Mum to a Nottinghamshire break

    Mother’s Day will soon be here (15 March), and it’s your chance to whisk Mum away and treat her to a day (or even a break) to remember! Plan a weekend escape to Nottinghamshire, ideal for shopaholics, chocoholics, culture vultures and adventurists alike. 

    Enjoy a cultural city break . . . Tie in a Nottingham city break and visit one of the city’s prestigious theatres, for a one of a kind experience.

    Theatre Royal Nottingham has a proud reputation of showing the best in music, theatre and dance, and in 2015 it will celebrate 150-years in residence with a soon to be announced programme of events.

    Take a Magic Lantern back stage tour

  • Posh2 Posted on 18 February 2015

    I predict a riot . . . Posh is a must see at Nottingham Playhouse

    Theatre and comedy lovers in Nottingham right now should see the hilariously brilliant Posh at Nottingham Playhouse before it leaves town on 28th February.

    Written by Laura Wade, this satirical play follows the antics of the notorious Riot Club – or Ryatt Club as we later learn – and gives us a glimpse of what happens behind the walls of the quarterly private dining parties of these wealthy students. There’s drunken debauchery aplenty as well as  shockingly hilarious tales – and you can almost feel the testosterone bouncing off the walls. As the play unfolds it’s not long before you find yourself swaying from laughing along with them to laughing at them.

    As dinner progresses, the wine flows

  • Revolution Posted on 17 February 2015

    Revolution Hockley opens with a brand new look

    Retro style furniture and décor, cocktail-making and a brand menu are just some of the things you can look forward to at the newly-refurbished Revolution Hockley.

    Located in possibly the hippest neighbourhoods in the city, Revolution Hockley has something for everyone, whether you are planning a relaxed lunch or after-work drinks with friends or want to dance late into the night.

    The makeover took just one week to complete and the bar is now open for business once again. In keeping with the area’s vintage clothes shops and cafes, Revolution Hockley now has a distinctly bohemian feel. Natural materials such as wood and leather form part of the new décor and the large venue has

  • Chinese New Year 2015 2 Posted on 16 February 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 20th – 22nd February 2015

    We have yet more exciting events for you this weekend as February proves to be the month that just keeps on giving. From frights and shocks at one of the county’s finest museums, to cultural celebrations and live entertainment, we have it all for you in one neatly wrapped Nottinghamshire package. For more information on events happening this weekend, check in with us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Ghost Tours at The Galleries of Justice Museum

    You don’t have to wait for Halloween to get a fright in Nottingham. The Galleries of Justice Museum’s Ghost Tours run all year round and are fantastic for those who loves things that go bump

  • trop Posted on 12 February 2015

    Experience the carnival atmosphere of Brazil at Nottingham’s Tropeiro restaurant

    By February, most people will have had enough of the dark nights and cold weather. But at Nottingham’s Tropeiro there will be a chance to sizzle in the good times of Brazil’s famous Rio Carnival with a series of events which taking place this month.

    Located just a stone’s throw from the Old Market Square, in an area buzzing with restaurants and bars, Tropeiro is housed inside a grand, palace-like building and is a meat lover’s paradise. Guests can choose from 12 cuts of freshly-roasted, succulent chicken, pork, beef or lamb, which is carved before your eyes at your table. But don’t worry if you don’t like meat – there is also a vegetarian menu as

  • Snowdrops at Hodsock Posted on 11 February 2015

    Spotlight on . . . Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory

    It was a crisp sunny day in February when we visited Hodsock Priory, a beautiful historic gem in Worksop, to see the launch of its perennially popular Snowsdrops at Hodsock event

    The Buchanan family cut the ribbon to celebrate 250 years

    The historic house is set in 800-acres of gardens and woodland, and in 2015 celebrates a very special Quarter-Millennial anniversary under the ownership of the Buchanan family. I was fascinated to discover that on 25 March 1765 (250 years ago), Hodsock Priory was handed over to the Buchannan family at a cost of £34,000 – and the original receipt can be seen on display. To mark the special occasion, a Buchanan sestercentennial garden

  • RedHot-NottLaunch-0023 Posted on 10 February 2015

    A world of choice at Red Hot World Buffet

    Sometimes there is nothing harder than satisfying hungry tummies in our household. I have a husband who loves Chinese food, a child who likes Indian food and then me who pretty much goes with the flow to keep the peace.

    Imagine my horror then when recently I had a family party to arrange and with differing ages and so many different tastes to cater for I was near panic with where we could go. It was suggested to me that we try Red Hot World Buffet located in the Cornerhouse in the city centre and boy am I glad they did.

    Upon sitting down we were amazed at just how

  • PPP exhibition Posted on 09 February 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 13th – 15th February 2015

    2015 has already served up some great events and moments so far. Nottinghamshire is getting a bit weak at the knees this coming weekend as Valentines Day fast approaches. We have some great events that are perfect to share with that special someone in your life and you can find a round-up of these in our Valentines blog or by visiting our Valentines Day page. Away from the romance, there is of course plenty more to enjoy, so here’s a quick roundup of our five top picks from the 13th – 15th February. For more events and things to do, please visit our Facebook and

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

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…