• ttd Posted on 25 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 29th September – 1st October

    Each year as October sets in, Nottingham seems to amp up the number of brilliant events being thrown around the county, and this year is no exception. You may need to wrap up warm, but there are plenty of things to do and see in Nottingham this weekend, with the variety ranging from burlesque to mushroom foraging (and that truly is some variety!).

    Take a look at our favourite events below or check out our What’s On page for more events. If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use the #lovenotts!
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    Old Market Square

  • prde and prejudice nottingham playhouse Posted on 22 September 2017

    Pride and Prejudice at Nottingham Playhouse

    This brand new comic adaptation by a stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe with an original score from Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Director of Posh in 2015) didn’t disappoint. We went to see it for ourselves this week so continue reading if you want to find out what we thought about it.

    Genevieve – Sara Pascoe isn’t a name that you would expect to find alongside the classic novel title, Pride and Prejudice, so when I heard of her new adaptation of the Jane Austen story, I was already intrigued. I expected that Sara Pascoe, being known for her comedic skills, writing and experience as an actress, would breathe fresh air into the 19th Century romance and I was not disappointed.

  • curry in nottingham Posted on 19 September 2017

    Dinner at Cosmo Nottingham

    Everyone has days when they’re not sure what we fancy for dinner and on Wednesday last week that’s exactly how I felt after I left the office. I couldn’t make up my mind whether I felt like cooking and if I did, what I wanted to cook.

    After some deliberations me and my date decided to head to Cosmo knowing that we’ll be spoilt for choice with a selection of fresh food under one roof. I’m a huge Japanese food fan and Cosmo is famous for their teppanyaki chefs, as well as a selection of delicious sushi. We were both excited to mix and match our favourite dishes from around the world.

  • NC-HorsePlay-Banner1 Posted on 19 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 22nd – 24th September

    Beer, art, ghost tours, exhibitions and performance. There’s plenty to do and see in Nottingham this weekend, it’s just choosing which is the hard part! Take a look at our favourite events below or check out our What’s On page for more events.

    If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use the #lovenotts!
    Law & Order More Beer Festival

    National Justice Museum
    Saturday 23rd September 2017
    12pm – 11pm

    Along with bearing an excellent title, Saturday’s Law & Order More Beer Festival at the National Justice Museum is a brilliant excuse to tour one of the UK’s most

  • pcm-joeganech-robinhoodprinceofnottingham_orig2 Posted on 18 September 2017

    Interview with Artist Joe Ganech

    Self-taught artist Joe Ganech has had a love affair with art since he was a child. A lifelong anglophile, inspiration struck Joe whilst in Nottinghamshire, and in late 2016 he began creating a collection of colourful, imaginative paintings inspired by the history of the county. With his work to be sold at Nottingham Tourism Centre from September 19th, we caught up with Joe to discuss his work and inspirations

    VN: Tell us a little about yourself and your background as an artist… 

    My background as an artist is quite unusual. I worked for twenty years in a luxury hotel in Brussels, which left very little time for art in general.

  • Will-CoffeeNoFilterbyMarcusHoldsworth Posted on 13 September 2017

    I’m Not From London & Nottingham’s Underground Music Scene

    I’m Not From London is the brainchild of Will Robinson, an event organiser, dandy and man about town within the Nottingham music scene. Putting on up to twenty events per month under the I’m Not From London umbrella, INFL keep the bars of Nottingham in tune with quality music, and you can expect to find their name behind a variety of gigs, festival stages, open mics and club nights throughout the city and beyond.

    With 12 years under his belt scouting talent and promoting gigs, Will is quite the connoisseur when it comes to making events memorable. Each summer I’m Not From London organise The Waterfront Festival at The

  • The Parliament Oak, Nottinghamshire Posted on 13 September 2017

    The Parliament Oak & Other Legendary Nottinghamshire Trees

    With the legendary Sherwood Forest on the north Nottinghamshire’s doorstep, it is no wonder Nottinghamshire has some incredible trees. A walk through the lush and leafy glades of Sherwood Forest is a pleasure for the senses whatever the season, and a perfect way to unwind from the busy and modern world. For those who want to branch out a little further, there are numerous activities to take part in within the forest, from learning about conservation and local wildlife to flying around on zip wires at Go Ape.

    The Major Oak of Sherwood Forest

    You may have heard the tales relating to The Major Oak. Weighing

  • Broadfest Nottingham 2017 Posted on 11 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 15th – 17th September

    Despite the trees growing pretty and the nights turning in, we are not sure we are quite ready for autumn just yet. Luckily, each year Nottingham provides some cracking events during September and October, to ease us in and show us that hibernation is far from necessary. From food and drink festivals in the country estates and celebrations of ancient natural heritage, to dancing at street parties in Hockley, it’s time to make the most of the great outdoors.

    Don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for more events, browse our website for inspiration, and visit our TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Now, here are our top five events

  • BromleyHouseS-01 Posted on 08 September 2017

    Discovering The Secrets of Bromley House Library

    Despite the world becoming increasingly digitalised, our appreciation of good old paper and ink is gradually growing. The forces of technology are not deterring bibliophiles and bookworms from declaring their love for the treasured practice of browsing bookshelves and getting lost in print.

    Literary legends Lord Byron, DH Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe all resided in Nottingham and the city’s spirit was fused into their words and rebellious ideologies. And it seems ink still runs in our veins: the strength of the city’s contemporary literary scene led to Nottingham being named UNESCO City of Literature in 2015.

    So where in Nottingham can you find yourself surrounded by

  • 20170812_160828 Posted on 06 September 2017

    Cake and dinosaurs at Debbie Bryan

    Looking for an afternoon out with the kids which the whole family can genuinely enjoy?

    It’s not often we go somewhere for kids craft which also ticks all the boxes of my ideal afternoon out, but a crafternoon tea for kids at Debbie Bryan was a real treat for all of us.

    Set in the heart of the Lace Market in Nottingham, Debbie Bryan is a shop, studio, tea room and all round creative space, with an amazing array of events and hands-on workshops throughout the year. We visited in the summer to try out a new range of craft activities for children, taking my two boys aged three and one to

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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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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December

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…