• 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.

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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

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

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…