• pride-header Posted on 29 July 2016

    Nottinghamshire Pride 2016

    Nottinghamshire Pride is back this Saturday with a packed day of celebrations painting rainbow colours across the city.

    After meeting with A Big Proud Kiss at 11am, there will be a march from Castle Gate, leading all the way to Broad Street in Hockley for one very colourful street party!

    Acts on the main stage include Rob Green and fabulous Nottingham drag queens Vivienne Lynsey and Marilyn Sane.

    Broadway Cinema will also be hosting the Dance Arena and just opposite in Lee Rosy’s Tea, you’ll find the poetry corner giving talks and performances to listen to over 100 varieties of loose leaf tea.

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    Celebrations are kicking off early tonight with a pre-pride party at Nottingham Contemporary.

  • Lunch Posted on 28 July 2016

    Lunch at the new 200 Degrees Cafe

    Nottingham coffee lovers have been rejoicing following the opening of the second 200 Degrees café in the city centre – an outlet for fresh brews and amazing food from Nottingham’s premier coffee roasters, 200 Degrees coffee.

    The roaster’s first café on the edge of Old Market Square in the Flying Horse Walk arcade is already hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, thanks to its delicious coffee and drinks, freshly prepared food and chilled-out atmosphere. Not only this, it’s home to Nottingham’s very own barista school, where you can learn everything from how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home, to how to perfect your latte art if

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 27 July 2016

    The Lion at Basford Review

    There’s no shortage of amazing pubs in Nottinghamshire, and while there’s many characterful options in Nottingham city centre, it’s always worth exploring a little further afield, to find a hidden gem.

    One pub, which you could easily overlook if you were unaware of its existence, is The Lion – which is located next to an industrial estate, in New Basford. The location doesn’t sound particularly promising, but don’t be discouraged – this is a fantastic pub with a great selection of local ales, live music and fantastic food.

    What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to get to. The tram runs right along side it, so hop off at Shipstone’s Street, and you’ll see

  • IMG_6058_Alan Kitching and Monotype Posted on 25 July 2016

    Small but perfectly formed art galleries

    With a leading contemporary art centre, a dedicated Creative Quarter and status as a UNESCO Creative City, Nottinghamshire has many impressive accolades in the art world.

    Though some of our favourite art spaces are found off the beaten track, hidden in cinemas, rural villages and even old music halls. Take a look inside Nottinghamshire’s independent galleries.

    Arts & Crafts at Malt Cross

    Arts & Crafts at Malt Cross is a non-profit workshop and gallery space located beneath the historic Music Hall in Nottingham’s city centre.  They also host the popular team crafting event, The Craft Off, along with Handmade Nottingham.

    Broadway Gallery

    Broadway Gallery is a new exhibition space which further expands Broadway’s creative

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This image is supplied for single use only and should not be archived or passed on to third parties. Posted on 25 July 2016

    Things to do this weekend 29th – 31st August

    It’s finally the Summer Holidays and Notts is certainly looking sunny with the Old Market Square transformed into the beach and so far, the weather seeming to be playing ball…

    There are all sorts exciting events taking places across the city and county to keep kids – and grown-ups – entertained. Make sure you take a look at our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages to share your weekend using #LoveNotts.

    Nottingham Pride

    Join in the celebrations with the annual parade and street party in the Hockley area of Nottingham.

    Nottingham Pride 30th July! Time To Celebrate & Be Proud! @MyNottingham @NottsPride @NottsLGBT pic.twitter.com/OyP95m0hdf

    — myLGBTnetwork (@myLGBTnetwork) July 21, 2016

  • central helicopters Posted on 22 July 2016

    Up, up, and away with Central Helicopters

    My other half is a tad obsessed with cars, motorbikes, tanks; basically a fan of anything with an engine that either goes like the clappers or is a military vehicle. So, when I was looking around for an experience gift that he hadn’t tried, but wouldn’t break the bank, I was amazed to find a helicopter flying experience with Central Helicopters at a great affordable price.

    He’s always wanted to have a helicopter lesson having been a passenger many times over the years in various military varieties but never thought he would get the chance to fly one, until now. Cue me scoring major wife points

  • nottinghamshire-wildflower-fields_19421315681_o Posted on 22 July 2016

    Breathe in Nottinghamshire this National Countryside Week

    It’s the official Prince’s Countryside Fund #NationalCountrysideWeek from July 18th to Sunday 24th and people across the country are celebrating the beautiful British landscape. We’re joining in the love by sharing some of the best of rural Nottinghamshire in pictures.

    From manicured country estates to wildflower meadows and the mighty Sherwood Forest, our county is the perfect picture postcard, so grab your camera, pack a picnic, bring your dog and come and breathe in Nottinghamshire!

    Kelham Hall and Country Park

    Attenborough Nature Reserve 

    By Alan Metheringham

    Lime Tree Avenue at Clumber Park

    Thoresby Hall

    By Terry Smith

    Hodsock Priory

    Welbeck Estate

    Rufford Abbey

    Rushcliffe Country Park

    Holme

  • Counter Posted on 21 July 2016

    A visit to the Mulberry Tree Cafe

    On a recent sunny Sunday, my friend and I decided to visit somewhere new for the afternoon, and we headed to the Mulberry Tree Café in the grounds of picturesque Strelley Hall, on the outskirts of Nottingham.

    Located in what was originally the stable block for the Hall, the Mulberry Tree Café is open every day and serves a delightful variety of café food, amazing cakes and ice cream.

    Upon arrival, we first took some time to walk around the grounds and to explore the vicinity, which includes picturesque fields and a historic church. For those feeling a little more energetic (and without a toddler in tow!), there are also a number

  • Robin Hood and Little John, Robin Hood Festival 2013 Posted on 20 July 2016

    Countdown to Robin Hood Festival

    It’s that time of year again and this year’s Annual Robin Hood Festival gets underway on Monday 1st August 2016. It will be packed full of events and activities for all the family, many of which are free!

    The opening ceremony starts in the Jousting Arena on the edge of Sherwood Forest at 11am. Join Robin Hood and his Merry Men as they make their way through the forest to the Major Oak. Let’s hope the evil Sheriff of Nottingham doesn’t spoil the fun!

    Throughout the week there will be lots of things to see and do including traditional jesting with Bill Brookman and medieval magic from Nathaniel Bagshot . The Medieval Maniax

  • newstead Posted on 19 July 2016

    Things to do this Weekend 22nd – 24th July

    We’re happy to see a lovely summer day again today, and with sun out we know that most of you are thinking to spend your time outside. With this in mind we’ve prepared a list of outdoor activities that you can enjoy with family and fiends this coming weekend.

    Don’t forget to give us a follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and share your experiences with us using #LoveNotts.

    1. Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle will once again host a programme of live theatre in their picturesque grounds. Starting with Macbeth on Friday 22nd, Much Ado About Nothing on Saturday 23rd – both at Nottingham Castle, and if you’ve can’t make it on neither

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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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