• capital Posted on 30 April 2015

    Enter our competition and win tickets to The Vamps at Capital FM Arena

    We’ve teamed up with Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena to give THREE people the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Vamps on Tuesday.

    This is the first arena tour for the British boyband, whose last album spawned four top four singles, Can We Dance, Wild Heart, Last Night and Somebody To You. The Vamps will be supported by Union J, Luke Friend and The Tide.

    This competition is now closed.

    If you’ve not been lucky enough to win tickets in our competition, they are still on sale via the Arena box office, starting at £10.64. Further details are available via the website.

  • Chef Edwards Halls Posted on 28 April 2015

    Let’s meet . . . Edward Halls from the Clockhouse Café at Upton

    Award-winning chef Edward Halls, pictured above, has had a long career in the catering industry, including owning a very successful gastropub, cooking in Michelin starred restaurants and being a private chef. In 2013, he also became the owner of The Clock House café and tea room in the beautiful setting of Upton Hall, near Southwell. We caught up with him to find out what it’s like to run this hidden gem.

    1) What do you think makes The Clock House unique?
    The high quality of the food, service and our attention to detail make coming to The Clock House a more enjoyable experience than going into just another café that is part of a

  • civil Posted on 27 April 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 1st – 4th May

    Brace yourself for a bumper bank holiday weekend in Nottinghamshire! Over the three days you will be able to enjoy everything from a merry beer festival to the opening of one of the UK’s newest attractions. More inspiration can be found in the What’s On section of our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

    Fortress Newark Under Siege – National Civil War Centre

    It’s been years in the planning but now the country’s first dedicated Civil War Centre will open its doors in Newark this Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. But if you’re expecting a low-key event then think again. Instead, you can witness the town come under siege from an

  • Posted on 27 April 2015

    Nottingham Trent University announced as a Nottingham 2015 Games Partner in CPISRA World Games

    Nottingham Trent University is delighted to announce its unique partnership with Cerebral Palsy Sport for the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) 2015 World Games.
    The Games will be taking place in Nottingham between 6-16 August 2015 and participants from as far afield as Australia, Brazil and Ghana will be arriving in Nottingham to take part in the international competition, which is held every four years.
    The event includes athletics, with racerunner, which is running on a bike; bowls; the first-ever under 19 football championship and swimming. In addition, there will also be two demonstration sports competitions including table cricket, which was originally created by Nottingham Trent

  • food Posted on 24 April 2015

    Taste revolution as Hockley bar launches its new menu

    Revolution Hockley re-opened earlier this year with a brand new look which perfectly complements its place in the bohemian Lace Market. Now it has a new menu to match so last week, Experience Nottinghamshire’s Anna Scott, Kate Dawson and Catherine Allen, who are all self-confessed food lovers, went to try it out.

    Anna: MacPhilly Cheese Steak
    What a mouth-watering taste sensation this was! Smoked cheddar macaroni cheese smothered in delicious pulled salt beef with French mustard in a stone-baked ciabatta bun. The steak was perfectly complemented by crispy fries and Revolution’s home-made ketchup.

    This dish combined some of my favourite food: cheese, pasta and slow-cooked meat so it was always going

  • robin Posted on 23 April 2015

    Four Hollywood studios plan new Robin Hood films

    It’s the news legions of Robin Hood fans around the world have been waiting for . . . no less than four major Hollywood studios have announced that they are planning to make films about Nottinghamshire’s famous outlaw.

    Warner Brothers, Sony, Disney and Lionsgate could be making major Robin Hood productions with new takes on the popular legend. Although the Warner Brothers’ film has yet to be given a name, Sony is set to release Hood, which will see Robin Merry Men given an Avengers makeover, while Lionsgate is producing Robin Hood: Origins and Disney is planning a Pirates of the Caribbean-style film called Nottingham and Hood.

    Following the announcement, Experience Nottinghamshire’s chief executive Jennifer Spencer said: “The myth

  • Olly Murs Posted on 22 April 2015

    Win tickets to see Olly Murs at the Capital FM Arena

    He’s one of the most popular British pop singers in the charts today and his most recent album, ‘Never Been Better’, has gone down a storm with his adoring fans. And now, Olly Murs is coming to Nottingham as part of his current UK tour, showcasing all the hits from this album as well as previous albums. He’ll be in town on the 30th April & 1st May, performing popular tracks such as ‘Wrapped Up’ and ‘Never Been Better’ to his Nottingham fan base.

    To celebrate Olly’s arrival in Nottingham, we have two pairs of tickets to give away to his show on Thursday 30th April 2015. And as if that

  • Rufford Posted on 21 April 2015

    Get ready for a fun-filled weekend around Sherwood

    In the spring-time, the Sherwood Forest area really comes into its own with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. In today’s guest blog, Deborah Hibbert, from the Rufford Tourist Information Centre, gives us the low-down on what you can look forward to. 

    There is lots happening this weekend so get out and about and experience it for yourself. Rufford Country Park, pictured top, is playing host to the Grand Historical & Vintage Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, a historical ‘bring and buy sale’ with lots of re-enactors dressed in costumes from different eras. Bring along those unwanted historical or historically-themed items and sell, swap or even give them away. There will be

  • The spire of the Victorian Gothic chapel, seen over the serpentine lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Posted on 20 April 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 24th – 26th April 2015

    This week sees the final weekend of April, and to end the month there’s a great lineup of events to enjoy for everyone! Enjoy family fun, arts and entertainment and the great outdoors plus much more in Nottinghamshire from the 24th – 26th April. Find out more on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


    BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out at various heritage attractions in Nottinghamshire

    This weekend at many of Nottinghamshire’s finest heritage attractions, visitors can take advantage of free entry when they visit as part of BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out.

    Places such as Green’s Windmill, Galleries of Justice Museum, Newark Air Museum, Bestwood Winding Engline

  • ForestHolidays Posted on 17 April 2015

    Five top archery tips from the home of Robin Hood

    Have you ever wanted to try archery but weren’t sure where to start? Well, book a stay in Sherwood Forest, the famous hide-out of Robin Hood, and you might discover that the sport is surprisingly easy to master and also very addictive. In today’s guest blog. Forest Holidays archery expert Len Worrell, pictured above, gives us his top five tips for aspiring archers.

    1. Listen Carefully
    You might be expecting five technical tips but to be honest, if you can pick up a bow the basics are easy. My lessons last one hour and in the first five to eight minutes I introduce the equipment; not too complicated – a bow, arrows and a

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