• 111 Posted on 30 September 2016

    Win tickets to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature will be arriving in Nottingham next month, when The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show launches a UK Tour from Nottingham Playhouse on Monday 17 October, ahead of a run London’s West End run.

    We’ve got a set of family tickets (2 adults and 3 children maximum) and a Very Hungry Caterpillar plush toy to give away. Just answer the question and fill in the form below before 10th October 2016 to be in with a chance of winning! Terms and conditions apply.

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  • coffee-3 Posted on 29 September 2016

    Great Spots to Grab a Coffee in Notts

    We’re spoilt for choice for places to get a caffeine fix in the city and county, so here are just a few of our favourite independent bean brewers who we think make Notts a coffee capital!

    200 Degrees Coffee

    Nottingham coffee royalty since their Market Square shop opened in 2014, 200 degrees have since opened a second branch on Carrington Street and they even share their expertise at their Barista school – you’ll never have to suffer a substandard coffee again!

    Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery

    Cartwheel believe ethical production is key to producing a great cup. They take care when sourcing their coffee and their beans are roasted in house by their knowledgeable

  • Bramley apples Posted on 28 September 2016

    Feeling autumnal at Bramley’s Brasserie

    What better week to visit Bramley’s Brasserie, on our stunning University of Nottingham campus, than when it’s been announced that the original Bramley apple tree in Southwell which still bears fruit today has been shortlisted for a national award?

    I heard the new autumn menu was available, just as the leaves started to fall from the trees around this beautiful venue, so I branched out for a visit. The floor to ceiling glass in the foyer and restaurant never cease to please the eye and visiting around 7.30pm in September, I managed to catch the sun setting and appreciate the fairy lights in the trees which started to appear.

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  • nottingham-david-baird-6900 Posted on 27 September 2016

    Nottingham – The Perfect Tourist City

    This World Tourism Day, Christopher Harrison, general manager at St James Hotel tells us why Nottingham makes the perfect tourist city.

    Take a walk around Nottingham and you’ll soon come to realise that this is a city with a perfect mix of old and new, which is why I always suggest to guests that they get out and about and enjoy everything that Nottingham has to offer. When I ask if they enjoyed their stay at the end, I often hear stories of the things that they’ve seen, the restaurants they’ve enjoyed and the theatre they’ve been to watch, and 9 times out of 10 they tell me that they’d love to come back.

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  • img_9310 Posted on 26 September 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 30th September – 2nd October

    October arrives Nottinghamshire in this weekend, bringing a months worth of festivals, Halloween events and autumnal fun with it! Here’s what we recommend.

    October Festival City begins

    The city’s myriad of festivals kicks off with comedy at the Spiegeltent, the Family Arts Festival and the Nottingham Independent Festival.

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    — Experience Notts (@ExperienceNotts) August 28, 2016

     

    Try para-rowing at the National Watersports Centre

    British Rowing are throwing a party to promote para-rowing and inspire everyone to try rowing.

    Time to Party, time for a Para-Rowing Party on 2 October. Come down and give

  • Posted on 23 September 2016

    Tucking into Pizzas at Rocket at Saltwater

    Sitting high above the city, Rocket at Saltwater is a stylish place to enjoy a drink and some food, with a fantastic atmosphere. A couple of members of the Experience Nottinghamshire team went along to try out their tasty looking pizza menu – here’s what we made of it:
    Alistair
    Few things make life worth living more than a good pizza – so when offered the chance to go and try out the pizzas at Rocket at Saltwater, I jumped at the chance to grab a slice of the action.

    Located in the Cornerhouse, which is a fantastic entertainment venue in the heart of Nottingham and features restaurants, a huge

  • pp Posted on 22 September 2016

    Nottingham Lace Market Tour with Ezekial Bone – review

    Recently we joined Ezekial Bone on a walking tour of Nottingham’s famous Lace Market and surrounding areas. We were looking forward to growing our knowledge about the history of the textile industry in Nottingham, from the poverty of the Framework Knitters to the glories of the lace empire.

    The Nottingham Lace Walking Tour is an initiative started by the Creative Quarter to educate both visitors and residents, and to encourage them to broaden their knowledge about the industry that put Nottingham on the map of the lace manufacturing industry.

    The Lace Market area is undergoing massive regeneration. Home to a D.I.Y culture of independent shops, boutiques, bars, clubs and restaurants, it’s also becoming a centre for creative and digital industries. The Lace Market

  • artist-helaina-barkworth-cobden-chambers Posted on 21 September 2016

    Spray Paint & Inspiration

    Gavin Conwill, aka street photographer Urban Shutterbug, talks Nottingham’s vibrant street art scene.

    Nottingham is being steadily nurtured into a pivotal hub for urban art. The genre once frowned upon but subsequently popularised by ‘Banksy’ et al, is now finding a home in the heart of the midlands.

    For an art form to flourish, it needs passionate innovators. One of the early protagonists responsible for Nottingham’s rise is artist ‘Dilk’. Held in high esteem throughout the Graffiti community Stephen Dilks has been a driving force on the local scene. First establishing the Coverage shop in the city’s West End Arcade, then subsequently heading Montana Colours Hockley, Dilk has been friend, mentor & key provider

  • plates-workshop-01 Posted on 14 September 2016

    Plates Records Workshop Puts Us In a Spin

    Since setting up shop in Nottingham back in 2014, Plates Records have been leading the way in Nottingham’s vinyl revival. Two years on, and one move to the Malt Cross later, Plates are continuing to keep the city’s music scene exciting.

    In a world where Spotify and YouTube give access to practically any song in a couple of clicks, sometimes it’s nice to slow the pace a little, and enjoy the simple pleasures of listening to music the old fashioned way.

    While it was tempting to spend a few hours flicking through the great collection of rare and interesting records, the EN team arrived at Plates a couple of weeks ago for another

  • colston-bassett-stilton_close-up Posted on 14 September 2016

    UK Dairy Day: Spotlight on Colston Bassett Dairy

    Nottinghamshire is proud to be home to Colston Bassett Dairy – world-renowned makers of Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheese.

    Set in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, the dairy formed in 1913 when the village doctor, Dr William Windley, suggested that local farmers set up a cooperative to make cheese, in order to add value to their excess milk.

    This cooperative has remained in place for more than a century; with milk now sourced from four farms all located within a 1.5-mile radius of the dairy.

    Outstanding milk, combined with traditional production techniques and the talents of expert cheesemakers, result in exceptional quality cheese and Colston Bassett continues to receive top industry

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