• 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

  • clumber Posted on 06 October 2017

    Inspiration for Embracing Autumn In Nottinghamshire.

    The end of the summer is a love it or hate it kinda thing. While some pine for endless warm days under the sun, others are perfectly ready for woolly jumpers and crunchy leaves. As the seasons change make the most of the beautiful colours, daylight hours, and cosy treats, and have a gander at our top tips for embracing autumn in Nottinghamshire.

    Search for the best hot chocolate in town…

    With the cooler weather we welcome the chance to indulge in mugs of creamy, delicious hot chocolate. The recent trend for dessert only cafes has not passed Nottingham by and we have some great places

  • moobitmedia ClipnclimbNotts 13 Posted on 06 October 2017

    Family Fun for All at Clip’ n Climb’ Nottingham

    My daughter-in-law was looking for a venue for my grandson’s 6th birthday party.

    Clip n’ Climb fitted the bill perfectly – with 22, five and six year olds ready to burn off lots of energy the excitement and anticipation was high!

    Clip’ n Climb, didn’t disappoint! From the warm welcome, the informative and friendly safety briefing, to letting the little ones loose on the 26 obstacle courses including Jungle Vine, Sky Scraper, Spaghetti Junction, Lightning Crack and Stairway to Heaven, to name a few!

    The children had a great time scaling the walls, climbing to the top and being proud of their achievements. My grandson even braved the leap of faith.

    The food was amazing

  • dinod Posted on 05 October 2017

    Behold! The Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall

    With just under a month to go until the Dinosaurs of China depart Nottingham, a few of us from the Visit Nottinghamshire team thought it was high time we took a trip to finally meet these wondrous prehistoric beasts. On a blustery, autumnal Tuesday morning we met on the steps under the great Wollaton Hall ready for an encounter which we had been anticipating all summer.

    Described as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ by New Scientist, an exhibition of this importance deserves a stunning setting, and there are few finer than Wollaton Hall.

    Wollaton Hall and Park

    Wollaton Hall almost needs no introduction, but for those unfamiliar with this 16th century

  • IMG_9481 with Arrow Posted on 04 October 2017

    Top Tips from a Nottingham Native with Hello Notts Tours

    When visiting a new city it can be easy to feel like you’re barely touching the ground. The history, the quirks, and the best hidden gems can all lurk just out of sight, unless you know the right people that is.

    If you’re spending more than a day in Nottingham, we recommend starting off your stay with a guided tour, and who better than a native who knows the city like the back of his hand.

    For Bryn Tomlin of Hello Notts, what began as a simple passion for Nottingham’s culture and history has now become a vocation. We spoke to him about how his interest developed and to pick up a few little

  • gf Posted on 02 October 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 6th – 8th October

    Another fantastic weekend is on the horizon, with plenty of great things happening in Nottinghamshire to keep you entertained. Ditch the ironing, don your big coat and go explore our fabulous county!

    We have complied some of our favourite events below, but make sure you 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 #lovenotts to keep in touch!

    Hockley Hustle 2017

    Multiple venues throughout Hockley
    Sunday 8th October

    Hockley Hustle is one of the annual highlights of the Nottingham cultural scene, demonstrating the wealth of talent and

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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…