• Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 31 May 2016

    Things To Do This Weekend 3rd-5th June

    Can it really be June already? With so many fantastic things happening in Nottinghamshire, it’s no surprise that 2016 is flying by – and there’s no let up this weekend, as even more top quality sport comes to Nottinghamshire. Keep up to date with everything that’s happening by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and see our What’s On guide for full listings.

    1. Aegon Open Nottingham WTA International Women’s Tournament 2016

    Following on from the European Archery Championships last weekend, it’s tennis’s turn to take over Nottingham, as the biggest names in the sport descend on Nottingham Tennis Centre. With Britain’s Heather Watson and former World No.1 Victoria

  • Concert Posted on 31 May 2016

    WIN a pair of tickets to Newark Festival 2016

    Summer is in air and we’ve got a pair of tickets to this years Newark Festival up for grabs. Taking place on Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June 2016 in the heart of the town, the festival is now in its fifth year and promises to be as popular as ever.
    Festival Lineup
    Friday: Riverside Rocks

    If you love Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, The Killers and Arctic Monkeys then you need to buy a ticket to the best party in town with The Bon Jovi Experience, The Four Fighters, The Fillers and Antarctic Monkeys who will be performing all their biggest hits.

    Saturday: 80’s Night

    Some of the era’s most popular names will be performing in

  • Hart's - Wild Sea Bass Posted on 27 May 2016

    The best in fine dining and a warm welcome at Hart’s, Nottingham

    Hart’s Restaurant has been well established as the premier fine dining experience in Nottingham for many years. Just the mention of Hart’s evokes reactions among locals like ‘ooh my favourite’, ‘the best restaurant around’ or ‘what’s the special occasion?’  I have to say, for me it is the go to place for a real treat so when my colleague Sarah and I we were invited over to sample the latest lunch menu we were both more than happy to oblige.

    Hart’s entrance

    Hart’s Restaurant is located next door to the luxury boutique Hart’s Hotel, on a quiet street close to Nottingham Castle and

  • nottingifs-01 Posted on 26 May 2016

    Celebrating Nottingham’s Most Popular Attractions With Animated GIFs

    A series of ten fun animations, which celebrate some of Nottinghamshire’s best-loved institutions, have been spreading like wildfire across social media. Featuring references to everything from Batman’s home at Wollaton Hall to the selfie-magnet that is the famous Robin Hood statue – they celebrate all that’s great about our county.

    In this special guest post for Experience Nottinghamshire, Lydia from Skeleton – the team behind the GIFs – explains what motivated them to pay their quirky tribute to Notts:

    Wollaton Hall, with its grand Elizabethan front and rolling deer park.

    Market Square, which transforms from sweltering summer fair to glittering winter wonderland and back again.

    The statue of our favourite outlaw Robin Hood, where countless group shots and selfies are

  • Untitled-1-01 Posted on 24 May 2016

    New Robin Hood Film – Rumour Round-Up

    Update – One year to go!
    Start counting the days, it’s one year to the day until Robin Hood returns to our cinemas – and he’ll be bigger than ever, thanks to an IMAX release.

    It’s been announced that the release date will change from March next year to September, presumably for commercial reasons, to avoid clashing with other blockbuster releases.

    The film stars Kingsman star, Taron Egerton, as the main man himself, and has been directed by Peaky Blinders’ Otto Bathurst. We’ve been promised a dark and gritty tale, in the same tone as Peaky Blinders – just 365 days to wait!

    Update – New Robin Hood Film has Release Date – September, 2018
    As we predicted

  • 12_walking-through-sherwood-forest (2) Posted on 24 May 2016

    Bank Holiday Fun in Newark & Sherwood

    Spring Bank Holiday is nearly upon us and there are lots of exciting events taking place in the historic Newark & Sherwood area of Nottinghamshire.
    Newark Castle King John Re-Enactment

    If you enjoy a bit of history then head to Newark Castle to see Regia Anglorum re-enact the final days of King John.  See a living history of the events leading up to and the aftermath of his death to mark 800 years since he spent his last night within the walls of fortress.

    Half Term at the National Civil War Centre 

    Meet a musketeer or dress up in a period costume at Newark’s National Civil War Centre this half term holiday.

  • Caves in the dark - low res Posted on 23 May 2016

    Discover the Nottinghamshire hidden beneath our feet

    The Royal Geographical Society have chosen Nottingham’s cave network as one of their Great British landscape highlights on their national ‘Discovering Britain’ walking trial.

    Nottinghamshire’s Caves have been a big part of the city and county’s history and heritage for centuries and we have lots of different ways for you to explore them.

    City of Caves

    Explore the Nottingham’s original man-made caves found under the cobbles of some of the city’s most famous streets, including the infamous Drury Hill. Discover how the caves were built into the sandstone rock and how Nottingham dwellers came to call them home.

    Nottingham Castle

    Nottingham Castle contain’s one of the city’s best known historic sites – Mortimer’s Hole. Let Robin

  • 3 Posted on 20 May 2016

    Trying out the great British menu at George’s

    Having eaten George’s delicious takeaway food before, I was told by friends that I needed to get myself booked into the restaurant as I would be overwhelmed by the choice available.

    Our delicious tapas

    I knew that George’s had recently re-branded to highlight their yummy great British menu, and that they’d introduced a British tapas option, so there seemed like no better time to go. Booking is really important – this place is sooo popular, and you’d hate to get to the door and be told that there’s a waiting time.

    Sipping a chilled Kir Royale at the bar, surrounded by stunning high ceilings, glistening chandeliers and seaside beach huts (you can

  • Luminarium Posted on 18 May 2016

    Q & A with Architects of Air Artistic Director Alan Parkinson

    Architects of Air have been creating spectacular pneumatic structures from their Nottingham workshop for over three decades. Their latest Luminarium, Katena, will be at Whee! The International Children’s Theatre and Dance Festival at Lakeside Arts later this month. We got a sneak preview inside and spoke to founder and artistic director Alan Parkinson to learn more about the company and the unique experience they create.

    The Luminaria have toured all over the world but Architects of Air is still based here in Nottingham. Does the city make a good home for the company?

    Nottingham has been the only home of my inflatable activity which began in 1982.  I’ve been based in a number

  • Glee Club Nottingham review Posted on 17 May 2016

    Canalside Chuckles at the Glee Club Nottingham

    After a long week, a trip to the Glee Club Nottingham seemed like the perfect way to start the weekend, promising food, fun and plenty of laughs of a Friday evening.

    Located an easy walk from Nottingham’s railway station, on the banks of the canal, this well respected comedy and music hub is nestled inside the spacious interior of the former British Waterways Building – meaning there’s plenty of room inside to spread out and grab a drink or a bite to eat, before the main entertainment gets going.

    I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from the actual comedy. My only previous experience of this type of event was a grubby,

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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…