• Logiclock_logo_gb_1000 Posted on 30 September 2015

    Test your wits at Nottingham’s Logiclock

    Today we hear from our guest blogger Elisia Denton, who recently pitted her wits against Logiclock – an escape game located in Nottingham City Centre. Did her team beat the game? Read on to find out!

    Tucked away on Trinity Walk is a new leisure activity that is a must try for everybody! This activity was one of the best that I’ve participated in this year and since going I have recommended it to everybody I know. In fact, I even joined TripAdvisor afterwards just so I could review it and add another 5 star rating to over 100 that they already have, and most definitely deserve. If you’re looking for an

  • Goose Fair rides Posted on 28 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 2nd October – 4th October 2015

    We’ve had a busy summer here in Nottinghamshire, filled with a real feast of excitement and entertainment. There’s certainly no reason to be sad now that autumn’s arrived, however – as we leap headfirst into October, a month when Nottingham becomes the UK’s Festival City. We’re squeezing in as many festivities into the next 31 days as physically possible – so without any further ado, let’s jump right into some of the highlights of our first weekend of October action. Stay up to date with all that’s happening in Nottingham this October by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

     

    Goose Fair at Forest Recreation Ground

    It’s one of the world’s most

  • 12025487_964139800317601_1539027287_n Posted on 28 September 2015

    Win tickets to Klaus’ Brau Haus Pop-Up Bier Keller

    This October, Nottingham welcomes a brand new event, Klaus’ Brau Haus Pop-Up Bier Keller, bringing with it traditional Bavarian food and much more. From Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th October, visitors to Nottingham can sample an Oktoberfest experience in the centre of Nottingham in a cool pop-up covered, weatherproof and warm venue on Huntingdon Street.

    The venue itself will be transformed with a stage, bars, and food vendors. The Food & Drink Offering will be authentic Bavarian to compliment the party atmosphere. There will be a range of Blond, Wheat and Dark beers from Kaltenberg, Warsteiner and Konig Ludwig as well as jagermeister & German Wines.

    Music and Entertainment across the four nights

  • 1984_640x300 Posted on 23 September 2015

    Win opening night tickets to see 1984 at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal

    Critically acclaimed and created by former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins, 1984 is a hugely anticipated ballet which comes to Nottingham from the 29th September – 3rd October 2015.

    The story centralises around the protagonist Winston Smith, who spends his days working at the Ministry of Truth with Big Brother looking over his shoulder, forcing him to lead a life within which there is no time for love or romance. That is until Winston rebels against the system when he meets Julia, the love of his life. From there, a story unfolds, told to the audience through enchanting dance, music and superb choreography.

    Based on a story by the iconic George

  • Calm Water blog Posted on 22 September 2015

    Prepare for the Robin Hood Marathon with Calm Water Floatation

    If you’re taking part in this weekend’s Ikano Robin Hood Marathon, then today’s guest blog from Nick at Calm Water Floatation Centre in West Bridgford is perfect if you’re looking for the ideal way to prepare for and recover from the strains of Nottingham’s long distance running event.

    Are you running in this years Ikano Robin Hood Marathon? Are you a keen sportsperson or do you exercise regularly? We have something to aid preparation, performance and speed recovery that could well be of interest to you.

    Floatation Therapy is a truly unique concept in complimentary therapies, which you can experience at our state-of-the-art centre (the very first in the Midlands) at

  • comp Posted on 22 September 2015

    WIN one of 10 pairs of tickets to The Robin Hood Game and Country Show

    The Robin Hood Game and Country Show is coming to Newark Showground on 17 & 18 October offering something for everyone – from the serious game enthusiast to families looking for a fun day out – and we’ve got 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs.

    During the jam-packed weekend of interactive attractions, the Main Arena will feature Robin Hood and his Merry Men, along with thrilling, breath-taking displays of stunt riding and jousting by the leading Stampede Stunt Display Team – and it’ll also welcome back the newly-renamed Conquest K9 dog display team.

  • Theatre Royal blog image Posted on 21 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th September 2015

    This week we’re celebrating historic milestones, local produce, sporting success and wartime nostalgia – all wrapped up into a neat and tidy three day package we like to call the weekend! Of course this handy, five event-long guide is not a comprehensive list of what’s on in Nottinghamshire, so be sure to visit our what’s on page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

     

    The Great Notts Show 2015 at Old Market Square

    Known as the annual show where Nottinghamshire celebrates local produce, art and crafts and real ale, The Great Notts Show 2015 is not to be missed if you like

  • The head gardener, Christopher Margrave holding a piece of rhubarb in the garden at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Posted on 18 September 2015

    Let’s meet… Clumber Park’s Head Gardener

    We had a chat with Chris Margrave, Head Gardener at National Trust property Clumber Park, home to the beautiful Walled Kitchen Garden… 

    How long have you been Head Gardener at the Walled Kitchen Garden in Clumber Park?

    It will be 10 years in November.  When I started, the lower walled garden was just grass.  We began bringing it back under cultivation in the winter of 2005/6, putting back some of the paths and extending the herbaceous borders to run the full length of the garden.

    Tell us a bit about the history of the Garden.

    The kitchen garden was built in the 1770s and for 150 years was the food superstore of its day, growing

  • Lee Rosy's - High Res Posted on 17 September 2015

    Time for tea

    Whether the sun is shining or the skies are grey, whether you’re taking things slow or rushing through the day, there is always time for tea.

    In Nottingham, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to a cuppa, especially thanks to Lee Rosy’s on Broad Street in Hockley, which offers more than 100 varieties of tea – from black and green tea blends to flavoured rooibos, herb and fruit teas.

    So it is that I found myself visiting Lee Rosy’s twice in one week for long overdue catch-ups with two different friends. The first day was gloriously sunny and we chose an outside table to enjoy the warm weather, I had a delicious

  • Things to do image Posted on 16 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th September 2015

    We’re not done with the summer just yet, even though September is passing us by quicker than we would like. The 18th – 20th September is yet another jam packed weekend and as usual, narrowing it down to a top five is very difficult. Read on for some inspiration and if you still need more to satisfy your hunger for things to do, follow our Twitter and Facebook pages.

     

    Festival of Food & Drink 2015 at Clumber Park

    After two hugely successful weekends in 2013 and 2014, the Festival of Food & Drink returns to Clumber Park this weekend from 19th – 20th September, bringing with it a

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Win tickets to Splendour Festival feat. Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and more

Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as headliners for Nottingham’s award-winning Splendour Festival, set in the picturesque setting of Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 22nd July and we’ve got one pair of tickets to giveaway. One of the biggest homegrown pop acts of the 21st century, Busted; 80s legend Tony Hadley (ex…

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Exhibition Review: Reportrait at Nottingham Castle

It is no wonder that portraiture has endured millennia as a favoured and endlessly fascinating form of art. We gather a multitude of information from observing a portrait, from mood and personality to age, status and era, building a narrative in our minds of the sitter and their story. And yet, there is much mystery…