• potw Posted on 27 February 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend: 3rd – 5th March

    History, art, culture and the great outdoors – there is a great selection of events and things to do coming up in Nottingham to make it a weekend like no other! Get up, get outside and let us know what you are up to this weekend. Give us a Tweet or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share your weekend in Nottingham!

     

    Collabor-8 X Subculture Uncovered X Dizzy Ink

    Fri 3 March, Workshop 5pm – 7pm

    In this creative event for 16-25 year olds Nottingham Trent University students have teamed up with local risograph printing masters Dizzy Ink to present a great afternoon celebrating DIY publishing, fashion and subcultures. In collaboration with

  • ye olde trip nottingham Posted on 24 February 2017

    Nottingham’s Tourism Superstar at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

    (This blog is part one of two. To discover more about the history of Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, keep a watch next week for an exclusive interview with Karl!)

    Its always great to take a moment to celebrate those who keep our city interesting and unique, and so we are thrilled to announce that a dedicated Nottingham local has been once again shortlisted for the Visit England Tourism Superstar Awards.

    Karl Gibson, landlord of the much loved Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, is contending with tourism stars from nine other cities. Each year the award, which is chosen through a public vote, recognises one passionate individual dedicated to giving tourists in

  • 597x336.fitandcrop Posted on 23 February 2017

    Performance Review: Touched at Nottingham Playhouse, 22nd February 2017

    Well go to the foot of our stairs, what a performance!

    On Tuesday night we went to see Touched and what a privilege it was. One of Nottingham Playhouse’s 40th anniversary productions, written by Nottingham playwright, Stephen Lowe, we got a glimpse of 1940s life in Nottingham. Set during the end of World War II, the story revolves around the impact on those at home living in constant fear and hardship but in true to British tradition, having to keep calm and carry on.

    Without giving too much away, here are some of our favourite bits:

    Sarah

    Apart from the superb costumes, set design and brilliant Nottingham accents, my favourite scene is when lead character

  • Craft Courses Posted on 23 February 2017

    Snap, Coffee & Craft: Creative Courses in Nottingham

    You’ve settled into the new year and the winter is getting a little old. In just a few months time you’ll be shunning the comfort of your living room and soaking in the energy of balmy evenings and spring flowers. But for now, it’s time to get busy. Time to pick up a new hobby or hone an old skill, crack out the crafts and start wowing people with your creations.

    With such a wealth of independent businesses in Nottingham who are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with you, we’ve selected a few of the best workshops and classes to get you feeling inspired.

    DEBBIE BRYAN STUDIO

    We

  • Chambers 614x449 Posted on 20 February 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend: 24th – 26th February

    CHAMBERS, DIABLO FURS, & MINATORE
    Contemporary Cafe Bar
    Saturday 25th February, 8pm. Free.

    If you’re after some loud rock ‘n’ roll this Saturday night, get yourself over to Contemporary Cafe Bar for another of their excellent Saturday night gigs. This week sees Hull/Leeds sister duo Chambers, who have been making waves with their ‘sister doom’ stylings. Support come from Nottingham glam gang Diablo Furs, who never fail to impress with their trashy 70s punk performances, and 2-piece Minatore who thrash out groovy alternative rock reminiscent of 90s grunge.

     

     

    MADAME  PARBOILED’S HISTORICAL PUB TOUR
    The Pit & Pendulum Pub at 7pm
    Sunday 26th February, 7pm

    Spend a relaxed Sunday evening exploring Nottingham and

  • fish and chips George's nottingham Posted on 17 February 2017

    Dinner at George’s Nottingham

    George’s is bringing back good and proper fish and chips and other British favourites with a difference. From the beach huts to the gin bar, it is all part of the journey that you’ll be taken on when you visit this city centre’s restaurant.

    We were invited to sample George’s famous fish and chips last week, and were really looking forward to it. Read on to find out what we thought about our recent visit.

    Kinga – It was my first time at George’s but I was told by my colleagues that I will really enjoy my visit, so the expectations were high.

    We arrived just after five

  • the vamps in nottingham interview Posted on 16 February 2017

    We talk to The Vamps ahead of their world tour

    The Vamps were recently in Nottingham to promote their world tour, and are performing at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham this coming May. The show will feature support artists like Sabrina Carpenter, The Tide and New Hope Club.

    Read on for a sneak peak into their upcoming tour, their 2017 highlights, thoughts on Nottingham and more.

    What’s been the highlight of 2017 so far?

    Bradley – We were at Kris Kross Amsterdam this year with DJ Triplet, which was great. Other than that we’ve been locked away in the studio working on our music most of the time to be honest.

    You’ve worked with many big names already, supporting McFly, Selena Gomez and The Wanted – who would you most

  • Capture Posted on 15 February 2017

    Exhibition Exposition: UNTITLED at New Art Exchange

    As the largest gallery in the UK to focus on culturally diverse visual arts, the New Art Exchange celebrates the rich spectrum of nationalities and culture which populate the local area. Providing high quality exhibitions, events, workshops and performances, there is a varied programme available throughout the week and at weekends, welcoming everyone from art tourists to families and young people. A fresh, engaging space which is as much connected with the visitors as it is with the artists, NAE is most definitely worth checking out. Last week we took a trip to check out their latest exhibition UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time.

    Curated in collaboration with

  • 597x336.fitandcrop Posted on 14 February 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend: 17-19th February

    Oscar Wilde Exhibition at Galleries of Justice Museum
    2-19th February

    In this brand new exhibition by local members of the LGBT community, the history of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender life and politics are explored, charting the history of their fight for equal rights and presenting personal stories and experiences. Prominently featured is the yellow door behind which writer Oscar Wilde was imprisoned between 1895-97 when he was charged with gross indecency.

    Ezekial Bone: Guts & Gore Tour
    By booking only

    The nights are slowly getting brighter, but there’s certainly still time to make use of those last atmospheric wintry evenings

  • Capture Posted on 10 February 2017

    February half term fun in Nottinghamshire

    There’s plenty going on in Nottingham during this year’s February half term to keep your little ones entertained. And to help you out organise their time we’ve put together our top picks for the whole family to enjoy.

    1. Visit The Harley Gallery for a host of fantastic Lego-themed activities this half term including interactive storytelling, hands-on Lego activities, paint-a-pot Workshops, and Lego brick building time trials. While you’re there don’t forget to explore the new Brick Wonders – Ancient, Natural and Modern Marvels in Lego exhibition, which proves to be very popular with the children of all ages.

    2. Join Nottingham Contemporary every day from Tuesday 14th until Sunday 19th February for free family workshops.

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