• the vamps in nottingham interview Posted on 16 February 2017

    We talk to The Vamps ahead of their world tour

    The Vamps were recently in Nottingham to promote their world tour, and are performing at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham this coming May. The show will feature support artists like Sabrina Carpenter, The Tide and New Hope Club.

    Read on for a sneak peak into their upcoming tour, their 2017 highlights, thoughts on Nottingham and more.

    What’s been the highlight of 2017 so far?

    Bradley – We were at Kris Kross Amsterdam this year with DJ Triplet, which was great. Other than that we’ve been locked away in the studio working on our music most of the time to be honest.

    You’ve worked with many big names already, supporting McFly, Selena Gomez and The Wanted – who would you most

  • Capture Posted on 10 February 2017

    February half term fun in Nottinghamshire

    There’s plenty going on in Nottingham during this year’s February half term to keep your little ones entertained. And to help you out organise their time we’ve put together our top picks for the whole family to enjoy.

    1. Visit The Harley Gallery for a host of fantastic Lego-themed activities this half term including interactive storytelling, hands-on Lego activities, paint-a-pot Workshops, and Lego brick building time trials. While you’re there don’t forget to explore the new Brick Wonders – Ancient, Natural and Modern Marvels in Lego exhibition, which proves to be very popular with the children of all ages.

    2. Join Nottingham Contemporary every day from Tuesday 14th until Sunday 19th February for free family workshops.

  • dukki Posted on 08 February 2017

    Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! We realise that sometimes it may be a bit of a struggle to find a gift that will wow your loved one, and although you may believe in presence over presents we would like to try and convince you otherwise. This selection of Nottingham’s independent shopping gems are just waiting to be discovered, so read on and get inspired!
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    If you’ve got a knack for craft and want to put that extra time and effort into a present then making your loved one a gift is the way to go…

    At The Bead Shop on Market Street you’ll find a dazzling array of textures, colours and

  • x factor tour Posted on 31 January 2017

    Win a pair of tickets to the X Factor Live Tour

    See the 2016 X Factor winner, Matt Terry, along with the other X Factor finalists perform their biggest hits at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham!

    Kicking off in Nottingham on Thursday 23 February, The X Factor Live Tour 2017 is a country wide arena tour with contestants performing classic songs and viewers’ favourites from the TV series. Attended by over three million people, The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the most successful annual arena tours in the UK for the past twelve years.

    Tickets & info: https://goo.gl/GNgstc

    All you have to do to enter this competition is fill in your details below and answer the question that follows. Terms and

  • national story telling week Posted on 26 January 2017

    Celebrate National Storytelling Week 2017 in Nottinghamshire

    Nottingham is famous for many stories and tales passed through generations, with the most renowned one being the famous legend of Robin Hood and his merry men. So we’ve got several reasons to be proud and celebrate this upcoming National Storytelling Week.

    Our beautiful county is renowned for producing some of the finest wordsmiths. Whether it’s the sometimes controversial tales of D.H. Lawrence or the romantic poems of Lord Byron, through to tales of local life and the harsh realities of the 20th century from Alan Sillitoe – Nottinghamshire has brought forth some of the most innovative story tellers known to the world. Nottingham is also one of only 20 cities around the world

  • Capture Posted on 19 January 2017

    Win a FREE game at iLocked

    iLocked brings a revolution in escape games to Nottingham, with stunning set designs, sophisticated technology and amazing special effects.

    Win a FREE GAME for you and four friends at iLocked Nottingham! Be transported back in time 3000 years and become an archaeologist searching for treasure in a recently discovered Egyptian tomb. But be warned, the Mummy’s tomb if full of trap doors, hidden passageways and moving walls. You may never make it out alive!

    All you have to do to enter this competition is fill in your details below and answer the question that follows. 

    There can only be one winner but during the month of January use Promo Code: JAN2017 and get 20% OFF

  • clumber park Posted on 17 January 2017

    Things to do this weekend, 21st – 22nd January

    Don’t stay behind, plan your weekend ahead and enjoy all Nottingham has to offer. This weekend looks especially interesting for the art lovers with lots of different exhibitions to enjoy. It also brings some fun for the little ones and a relaxing afternoon of jazz.

    If you’re in Newark this weekend, stop by Stray’s and enjoy a relaxing late afternoon of jazz. This Saturday from 3.30pm – 5.30pm an exiting instrumental trio will be sharing their mellow vibes. The event is FREE so don’t miss it.

    Excitement is building for the new LEGO model exhibition coming to The Harley Gallery on 22nd January following the phenomenal success of last year’s Brick City. We’re sure

  • lego Posted on 17 January 2017

    Brick Wonders at The Harley Gallery

    Guest blog by Carl Gibson – Gallery Co-ordinator at The Harley Gallery.

    In 2015 The Harley Gallery welcomed Warren Elsmore’s LEGO® based exhibition ‘Brick City’, an exhibition of famous architecture from around the world, created entirely from LEGO® bricks. This was a break from the norm for The Harley Gallery, used to showing the likes of Sir Peter Blake and Grayson Perry, to name but a few.

    The experiment was a success and the exhibition drew huge crowds daily with the final tally breaking all records for visitor numbers to a single exhibition at the gallery. Many people came back more than once, and brought children and grandchildren

  • twenty-seventeen-1861357_1280 Posted on 13 January 2017

    Celebrate Chinese New Year in Nottinghamshire

    The Year of the Rooster is almost here, and we can’t wait to start celebrating. There’s a lot going on around our beautiful county so keep on reading to find out top places to check out.

    To celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, a new FREE event will showcase Chinese culture in Nottingham’s Old Market Square on 21st January from 11am till 4pm. There will be 22 marquees offering plenty of activities for families to get involved with, including: Chinese food and drink vendors, arts and craft stalls, learn calligraphy, traditional Chinese brush painting, story telling, and much more.

    There’s a lot going on at the Nottingham Lakeside Arts this year

  • rum-festival-nottingham-788x307 Posted on 10 January 2017

    WIN tickets to The Rum Festival!

    The Rum Festival is coming to Nottingham’s Studio 7 this February bringing you Caribbean and Cuban sunshine with rum, cocktails, food and music from around the globe.

    There will be over 100 different rums showcased during the festival including new and exclusive rums, producers and a variety of entertainment. This event is a must for the rum connoisseurs, and everyone who simply loves rum.

    We are giving away 2 tickets for each of the 3 sessions at The Rum Festival. All you have to do to enter the competition is fill in your details below and answer the question that follows. Terms and conditions apply. Good luck!

    The sessions will run:
    Friday 24th February:
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