• 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

  • broadway nottingham 1 Posted on 02 May 2017

    The UK Green Film Festival returns to Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema

    The UK Green Film Festival is back for its seventh year, and is delighted to return to the Broadway Nottingham.

    This May, the UK Green Film Festival gets ready to bring the very best of environmentally themed films from around the world to one of the UK’s largest cinema networks. Taking place over 8 days from the 4th- 11th May around the country, it’s rapidly expanding into one of the biggest touring cinema events in Europe.

    To match the expanding growth of the festival, this year will see some big films from Oscar nominated filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival winners and trendy Copenhagen based culinary artists, covering every environmental issue from sustainability to mining,

  • griddle and shake Posted on 14 April 2017

    An interview with Ed Halls – founder of Griddle & Shake Nottingham

    We sat down with Ed Halls – the founder of Griddle & Shake – to find out what inspired him to establish the restaurant in Nottingham, and to learn about its philosophy, future plans and much more.

    What inspired you to establish Griddle & Shake?

    I was inspired to start Griddle & Shake after deciding to pursue my passion for high-quality burgers. I sought to improve and revolutionise the ‘better burger’ market and its standards, and with my extensive experience from working as a chef, I was confident I had the skills to do this.

    Why did you choose to open the restaurant in Nottingham?

    I chose to open Griddle & Shake in Nottingham because

  • 200 degrees coffee shop nottingham Posted on 13 April 2017

    A great cup of coffee in Nottingham(shire)

    To celebrate UK coffee week we’ve rounded up some of our favourite coffee drinking destinations in Nottingham and the Shire. So, raise your cup and let’s get started.

    —–UK coffee week – 10th – 16th April—–

    HARTLEYS

    At this independent family run business you can treat yourself to a selection of beverages. We recommend you try a skinny cappuccino with a choice of chocolate sprinkled on top for just £2.50. You can sit down at one of the tables (inside or outside) and have your brew or if you’re in a hurry you can take it away. And if you find yourself stray to Hartleys more than once a week we recommend you

  • ye olde trip to jerusalem Posted on 10 April 2017

    10 things I love about Nottingham

    Everyone who lives in Nottinghamshire has got their own favourite places to go and ways of spending time. In today’s blog I would like to share a few of my top picks of places to visit and things I like about Nottingham. Maybe some of them will encourage you to go and enjoy them as well. I’d also like to hear about your favourite spots and things to do in your spare time so I can discover them for myself.

    1. University Park Campus – The University of Nottingham

    The University of Nottingham’s Park Campus is an oasis of peace which can be enjoyed not only by the students but also by tourists and local

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