• MorningCreswellCrags2017SophieGargettst Posted on 31 October 2017

    Favourite Spooky Spots in Nottinghamshire

    Back in 2012 we asked a few specialists of the odd and extraordinary, what were their weirdest encounters and where we might find the strangest and scariest places in Nottinghamshire. Here is what they revealed… Beware it may make you shiver and you may not see those Nottinghamshire locations in the same light ever again!

    Steven Sheil, Mayhem Horror Film Festival curator and director of Mum & Dad and Dead Mine:

    “Working in the field of horror films, I’ve often had to visit grim or unusual places in the search for shooting locations. Some time ago I went to visit Annesley Hall in Nottinghamshire, formerly the

  • Darren Stevenson Art Posted on 31 October 2017

    Fletcher Gate Art Gallery presents Darren Stevenson

    Fletcher Gate Art Gallery has been providing Nottingham and the world beyond with original fine art works for the past nine years.

    The next exhibition to grace the gallery is from Southwell artist Darren Stevenson, a painter and sculptor who has been creating professional works for the past fifteen years.

    Darren has been a creative since his early days, but only began to explore a variety of mediums in more recent years. Urged to go to art college by his teachers, Darren instead served an apprenticeship in technical drawing and engineering, only to liberate himself of the trade’s precision after turning to painting during a

  • Time for Tea12 Posted on 30 October 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 3rd – 5th November

    As the days start growing shorter, it seems that there are more atmospheric events, cosy celebrations and festive functions around to brighten our evenings. To keep you entertained this weekend, we have everything from live comedy and creative craft fairs to classic Bonfire celebrations and paranormal storytelling. Take a look at our handpicked selection of favourites below, and don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for even more happenings throughout Nottinghamshire!

    If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use #lovenotts to keep in touch!

    Winter Craft Fairs

    Various Locations | 4th/5th November

    There are numerous reasons

  • bonfire night in nottingham Posted on 25 October 2017

    2017 Bonfire Night Events in Nottinghamshire

    Crunchy leaves, hot chocolate, and woolly jumpers. Toffee apples, crackling fireworks, bonfires and sparklers… what’s not to love about this time of year? Up and down the country people will be wrapping up warm and gathering together to exercise their oohs and ahhs, stare at the sky with wonder and commemorate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up Parliament.

    Throughout Nottinghamshire, there are plenty of Bonfire Night events for you to choose from, whether you are looking for an awe inspiring display, a night on the waltzers, or a friendly community event with lots to do.

    Here’s our round-up of some of the displays taking place around the area:
    Bonfire Night at

  • mans Posted on 23 October 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 27th – 29th October

    As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your weekend, there is probably something happening in Nottinghamshire to tickle your fancy, so make sure to check out our What’s On page for even 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 #lovenotts to keep in touch!
    Malt Cross Festival

  • Logo for the woolly tellers Posted on 19 October 2017

    Nottingham History & Telling Tales with The Woolly Tellers

    If you caught last week’s blog, you’ll know that earlier this month we thoroughly enjoyed ‘A Very Victorian Murder’ with The Woolly Tellers – an evening of suspense which brought Victorian Nottingham to life through the time-honoured art of spoken word storytelling.

    Intrigued to hear more about these local chaps with a penchant for spinning yarn and unearthing local history, I spoke to Dave Brookes, one half of The Woolly Tellers, to talk local history, developing a performance, and keeping stories of Nottingham past alive.


    Mick & Dave – The Woolly Tellers

    VN: How did the two of you meet and begin performing as The Woolly Tellers?

    Dave: We both

  • 26/10/13 - Robin Hood Pageant Posted on 16 October 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 20th – 22nd October

    Another weekend is on the horizon, and there are plenty of brilliant events happening in Nottinghamshire to enjoy. We’ve got medieval jousting contests, traditional morris dancing, vintage WWII singalongs or tasty macabre banquets to choose from.

    However you like to spend your weekend, there is probably something happening in Nottinghamshire to tickle your fancy, so make sure to check out our What’s On page for even 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 #lovenotts to keep in touch!
    Bramley Apple Festival 2017

    Various venues, Southwell
    Saturday 21 October 2017

    When it comes to produce from Nottingham, the Bramley

  • vvm Posted on 13 October 2017

    A Very Victorian Murder: Review of The Woolly Tellers

    On a brisk autumnal evening last week, I had the pleasure of attending A Very Victorian Murder. It’s not quite as bad as it sounds – the murder took place over 160 years ago – but its tragic events were to be retold in an atmospheric evening of dramatic narration.

    Our hosts for the evening were local raconteurs The Woolly Tellers, who have been performing to audiences for the past eight years and most often specialise in stories local to Nottinghamshire.

    In the face of technological overload, I rather find good old-fashioned entertainment quite refreshing, and back in January another of their shows had caught my eye. ‘Definitely Not Respectable’ sounded

  • review Posted on 10 October 2017

    Just What The Botanist Ordered

    West Bridgford was the latest UK town to welcome artisan bistro The Botanist to their streets this month. Coming from an award winning franchise, which boasts branches in London’s Sloane Square, York, and Manchester, we at Visit Nottinghamshire had been highly anticipating The Botanist’s arrival and certainly weren’t disappointed!

    Located just ten minutes from Nottingham city centre on the town’s main thoroughfare Bridgford Road, The Botanist is a complimentary addition to the existing strip of bars and restaurants, which offer a relaxed and chic night out for those seeking an alternative to the city centre bustle.

    Along with stunning cocktails and delicious food, the sumptuous

  • ttd Posted on 09 October 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottinghamshire: 13th – 15th October

    There are so many exciting events happening in Nottinghamshire this weekend that we couldn’t choose a top five. Instead, we present a medley of brilliant goings on, from merry beer festivals and Diwali celebrations to supernatural investigations and classical music. Make sure you check out our What’s On page for even 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 #lovenotts to keep in touch!

    Mayhem Film Festival
    Broadway Cinema
    12th – 15th October 2017

    Mayhem is a Film Festival exclusive to Broadway Cinema which screens the best in contemporary horror, science-fiction, cult

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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…