• hart's nottingham Posted on 18 August 2017

    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 by lovely people of Instagram.

    1. Nottingham’s Lace Market is rich not only in history, quirky shops and cafes, but also in urban art. This photo shows a great example of Lace Market’s street art displayed on the building where Nottingham College and a host of new media and PR companies are based. A collective or artists from

  • ranger date Collage Posted on 28 July 2017

    Exploring Sherwood Forest with the Ranger

    Nottingham’s Sherwood Forest is without doubt one of the most famous woodlands in the world, and we think that the legend of Robin Hood had something to do with its world-wide popularity.

    Nowadays there’s much going on in this legendary forest. You can enjoy its green surroundings in several different ways. You can stay the night at the Forest Holidays in one of their luxurious cabins with Jacuzzi, you can enjoy a segway ride, let your inner adventure junkie self out at Go Ape, or you join one of the resident Rangers and explore the wild side of Sherwood Forest. We chose to do the latter, and were really excited

  • ijump nottingham Posted on 21 July 2017

    Sunday afternoon at the i-Jump Trampoline Park

    ~Blog written by our Events Manager – Rachel Stewart

    Sunday afternoons usually mean a day of rest with a roast dinner and time to catch up on last week’s TV.  However, having two children aged 9 and 11, this can sometimes mean a constant moan of “Mum, we’re bored”! Therefore, what better way for them to burn off some energy than spending an hour at i-Jump – the indoor trampoline centre in Mansfield.

    With two of their school friends joining them, we were booked into bounce at 1 pm.  All the relevant waivers were easily completed on-line and once we got there, the checking in procedure was simple. 

  • unesco city of literature nottingham Posted on 19 July 2017

    Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

    Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another.

    Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages and make them used globally, with Latin being one of the first languages widely-spread across Europe. Back then Latin was a language of science, literature, law, and administration. It was also used in churches, and most books were written in Latin as well. Then there was time for French and Spanish, during the colonisation period. French then took over and it became

  • forest live nottingham Posted on 14 July 2017

    Review: The Spectacular Forest Live

    Last month saw the return of the hugely popular Forest Live to the spectacular setting of Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire, with artists such as Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Elbow, Louise Johnson and more performing live for their fans.

    Visit Nottinghamshire had to be represented at those great gigs and two of my colleagues – Elisia and Simon – got a chance to go and experience Forest Live for themselves. Elisia went to see Olly Murs, Simon on the other hand chose to see Elbow. Read on to find out what they thought of this celebration of music in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

    Simon –  Anyone who listens to Guy Garvey’s show on 6

  • Smooth-Cinema-FB-Event-Image-650x280 Posted on 10 July 2017

    Win tickets to Smooth Cinema – a drive-in movie festival

    Our friends at Smooth Radio and Robin Hood Energy are bringing you the Smooth Cinema, Nottingham’s biggest ever drive-in movie festival with 21 films to chose from. And you have the chance to win yourself a VIP experience.

    Across July and August, you can dance to films like Grease, Mamma Mia or Dirty Dancing, laugh to Four Weddings and a Funeral, Toy Story or Shrek and be mesmerized by the magic of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

    There is something for everyone, so whether you’re a family of film lovers, or you’d like to treat someone to a special night out, you can find a film for you!

    We have 5 VIP tickets to give

  • 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.

    With 500+ club

  • 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

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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…