• 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

  • 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

  • father's day nottingham Posted on 09 June 2017

    Celebrate Father’s Day in Nottingham

    It’s not always easy to think of an original present for Dad on Father’s Day. You’ve given him enough socks, books, golfing gear and novelty gifts to last a life-time so this year why not whisk him away to Nottinghamshire? Over the weekend you will find plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy – below are some of our highlights but you will find plenty more inspiration on our What’s On page.

    1) Classic Car and Motorcycle Show at Clumber Park

    If your dad loves cars, there’s no better thing for him to do than to celebrate Father’s Day at the Classic Car and Motorcycle show at Clumber Park on 18th June.

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  • east is east Posted on 06 June 2017

    East is East at Nottingham Playhouse ★★★★★

    Nottingham Playhouse welcomed the brand new production of this Olivier Award-winning comedy on 25th May, and it’s quickly become a sensation among those who’ve seen it.

    Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household. Back in George’s homeland, Pakistan, a father rules the house; but in 1970s Salford, as Britain evolves and rebels, his teenage children are proving quite the challenge.

    Read on to find out what we thought about our experience at a performance of East is East last week.

    Linda – A delightful evening was spent watching the cast of East is East perform to a packed audience at Nottingham Playhouse. Each and every member of the cast

  • Forest Live 2017 Nottinghamshire Posted on 23 May 2017

    Win a pair of tickets to see Elbow at Forest Live!

    Forest Live takes place in Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Pines Forest, near Edwinstowe, and this year’s headline acts are: Olly Murs with special guest Louisa Johnson – Friday 23 June; Tom Jones plus guests – Saturday 24 June; Elbow with special guests Steve Mason and Ed Harcourt – Sunday 25 June.

    Over Forest Live’s 16 year history, more than 1.5 million music fans have attended the concerts. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sherwood Pines to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Elbow

  • lovenotts1-01-651x231 Posted on 19 May 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – May 19th

    The weekend is almost here and we’re looking forward to spending some time out and about enjoying Nottinghamshire! But before we do that we’re excited to look back at the Instagram #lovenotts activity from the past week.

     

    1. The University of Nottingham campus looks magical both in the morning and at night but this photo took our breath away. When you’re exploring Nottingham don’t forget to take a photo in front of the famous N O T T I N G H A M sign.

  • museums at night banner-01 Posted on 16 May 2017

    Museums At Night 2017 in Nottinghamshire

    For those of you who would like to take part in Museums at Night this year, which runs from Wednesday 17th till Saturday 20th May, we’ve prepared a handy guide to the events that are taking place around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Venues that take part in this annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage this year are National Justice Museum, Nottingham Contemporary, The Workhouse and Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

    1. Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    Join an evening of family fun this Saturday 20th May, complete with free popcorn and relaxed atmosphere. Nottingham Lakeside Arts will be screening the box office hit Night at the Museum with creative craft activities for all the family before the movie from 5pm. Activities

  • curious tavern mercure nottingham Posted on 09 May 2017

    Exploring Curious Tavern – Nottingham’s hidden gem

    The Curious Tavern is situated in Nottingham city centre’s oldest hotel, constructed in 1822, and formerly known as “The George” (now Mercure Hotel).

    Serving Starbucks coffee and offering a light, fast daytime menu, there is an addition of  great traditional tavern comfort foods with the evening offer at the Oyster and Champagne Bar serving tasty seafood delicacies.

    The decor reflects opulence of George IV’s renowned style, design of the venue has been inspired both by the historic Georgian architecture of the building combined with 21st century chic.

    Read on to find out what we thought about our recent visit to Curious Tavern.

    Sophie – As has become expected from Nottingham’s other great Curious Venues, step into The

  • Forest Live 2017 Nottinghamshire Posted on 08 May 2017

    Win a pair of tickets to see Olly Murs at Forest Live!

    This summer sees the sixteenth season of Forest Live return to Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Pines. Every year the festival in the forest attracts some of the biggest names in music and this year is no different. Olly Murs, Tom Jones and Elbow are some of the headline acts on the list for 2017 in what promises to be a lineup of serious heavyweights from 23rd – 25th June.

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sherwood Pines to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Olly Murs and Louisa Johnson perform on the 23rd June.

    To win a pair of tickets for this fabulous day out, simply fill in your details in

  • georgie splendour nottingham Posted on 03 May 2017

    Notts Superstar Georgie Talks Splendour Festival

    Mansfield singer-songwriter Georgie will be joining headliners Kaiser Chiefs on the Main Stage at this year’s Splendour Festival. Two years on from her last Splendour appearance, and after supporting Jake Bugg on a triumphant UK tour, Georgie is signed to Columbia Records and working on her debut album. With an exciting year ahead, we caught up with the local star ahead of her Splendour Festival return.

    You’re about to step on stage, but first what’s your typical regime?

    I’m always pretty chilled before I go on stage so I don’t really have any little regimes or superstitions, I sometimes listen to some tunes that really inspire me. The bass player and I

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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…