• 18_4_17_blog_post_image_template-01 Posted on 30 June 2017

    How to take breathtaking photos of Nottinghamshire

    Fancy yourself as something of a whizz with the camera? Ever look on instagram at some of the stunning photos on there and wonder how do they do it?

    We spoke to Greg Howard, an amazing local photographer and digital artist, to get some tips and tricks to help you take some memorable photographs.

    Luckily, we’re blessed with some beautiful subject matter here in Nottinghamshire – from the majestic Newstead Abbey, to the atmospheric trees of Sherwood Forest – so read on, and then grab your camera and get out and explore for yourself!
    Is Nottinghamshire a good place to take photos?

    Nottinghamshire definitely has some great scenes to photograph if you can

  • Derby theartre performancesf-107 Posted on 29 June 2017

    Theatre Review: The Party’s Over at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    On a murky summer’s evening, an audience at Nottingham Lakeside Arts was invited to take a break from the illusion of normality. The Party’s Over, a new performance from local cultural studio Nonsuch, lured viewers into the space between sleep and wakefulness, flashing before our eyes in a mesmerising whirlwind of sand, sensuality and uncertainty.

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    Immersive theatre at its best, the performance had similarities to French theorist Antonin Artoud’s idea of the ‘Theatre of Cruelty’, a performance style which aims to dive into the audience’s subconscious and wake up the

  • nottingham contemporary Posted on 27 June 2017

    Nottinghamshire Named One of the Top 7 Cities in the UK

    Here in Nottinghamshire we know our slice of heaven in the heart of England is nothing short of spectacular, but we’re glad others are taking notice too. The travel experts at Canada’s leading online travel agency, Flight Network, recently released their blog post titled, “The 7 Absolute Best Cities in the UK”. Nottinghamshire was named one of the best places to find history, culture, natural beauty, diversity and exciting attractions in a single travel destination.
    About the List
    Flight Network’s team of intrepid travellers and industry experts knows the UK is no stranger to tourists. However, many of those tourists aren’t venturing away from the major hubs to lesser-known but

  • ttd Collage Posted on 26 June 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 30th June – 2nd July

    A new week and a new weekend ahead full of exciting events to look forward to. Nottingham will be largely dominated by dinosaurs over the next few months (Confused? Read on!) but there are still plenty of other events and exciting things happening across this beautiful county. Whether you’re into gardening, grime or gigantoraptors, check out our top picks below and get planning your weekend!

    Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share you’re best times in Nottingham!
    Lido To Lakeside 1924 to 1992

    Sat 17th June – Sun

  • gingingin Posted on 23 June 2017

    Williams GB Gin Tasting at George’s Great British Kitchen

    Cocktails are truly the most opulent of beverages. Copious and delicious ingredients, exotic garnishes, precise measures and methods of mixing all add to the feeling you’re being treated to something savour rather than devour.

    When the lovely folks at George’s Great British Kitchen told us they were hosting a Williams GB Gin cocktail making and tasting night, I was seriously rather excited. Despite having never eaten at George’s I have heard some great things about the menu, and I was looking forward to experimenting with a delicious gin, rather than my usual simplistic formula of: Gin + Tonic + Ice.

    On

  • reportrait Posted on 22 June 2017

    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 in these images of people long gone, who are perhaps only remembered by this one fixed moment in time.

    Building on this already captivating art form, Reportrait exhibits the work of thirteen artists who each reimagine traditional portraiture, using sculpture, texture, photography, context or digital means. Transforming each image they not only add

  • madame parboiled nottingham Posted on 20 June 2017

    Madame Parboiled’s Historical Pub Tour

    Nottingham is a city steeped in history and its pubs are a living proof of that, they’re a tangible representation of England’s past, and celebration of life before us. To learn how to grow our appreciation for Nottingham’s historic pubs we ventured into a world of Madame Parboiled – the executioner’s wife who knows Nottingham and its pubs like a back of her hand.  Read on to find out what we thought about our experience at Madame’s Parboiled’s Historical Pub Tour.

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    The idea of spending the evening with a medieval executioner’s wife may seem a little daunting to begin with, but Madame Parboiled certainly isn’t as dark as some

  • ttd Collage Posted on 19 June 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 23rd – 25th June

    Although the heatwave is set to calm a little, we can still expect another lovely warm weekend in Nottinghamshire to look forward to. As ever, there are dozens of ways to spend your time, taking in the best of our fair city at some great events and attractions throughout the county. Get involved in  Craft Beer Week, meet some lovable canine mates at the Fun Dog Show, or take in art and delicious food at the historic Welbeck Estate.

    Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share what you’ve got up

  • splendour Posted on 16 June 2017

    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 Spandau Ballet); Grammy Award winning singer, Billy Ocean; Black Grape, Buzzcocks and local singer-songwriter Georgie, plus many more will also be playing across three stages.

    With children 10 and under getting in free, Splendour promises a great family summer day out with plenty to enjoy including the free kids’ area with hands-on activities and entertainment taking place throughout

  • Canal House Beer Garden Nottingham Posted on 14 June 2017

    Top Beer Gardens in Nottingham

    Discovering a good beer garden can be a saving grace of summer fun, and luckily for us Nottingham has a great selection in it’s midst. Tucked behind our bars and pubs there are yards, rooftops, canal banks and terraces which have been cleverly transformed into lovely spaces, perfect for whiling away summer days, meeting friends, and of course enjoying a pint with the sun on your skin. Have a look at some of our favourites below….

    The Hand & Heart – Derby Road

    While this delightful establishment first appears to be another classic pub, peer behind the bar and you’ll notice a stretch

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Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend. Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway…

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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

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    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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Celebrate National Photography Day in Nottingham

Saturday 19th August sees the return of a celebration for all those selfie lovers out there – the National Photography Day – and we couldn’t miss this great opportunity to share some of our favourite snaps taken around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and posted on Instagram using #lovenotts. Without further ado, here is our top 5 photos taken…