• 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:
    Evening

  • icicles-2014-british-synchro-skating-champs-2-651x434 Posted on 09 January 2017

    Things to do this weekend, 14th – 15th January

    It’s Monday but we’re already getting ready for the weekend, and with a selection of great events we’re looking forward to it even more. We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages.

    1. Chinese New Year exhibition

    Kick start your Chinese New Year celebrations with Yuan-Hsiung and Xue Qian photography exhibition of traditional artisans in South West China. The exhibition starts today – 9th January – and concludes on 13th February, so you’ve got plenty of time to pencil it in your calendar.

    Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster with events at Lakeside through Jan and Feb https://t.co/YYB8vZvVIY #CNY17

  • zaap Posted on 04 January 2017

    A visit to Zaap Thai Nottingham

    A Friday night spent with my friend Emily from Leicester called for a meal out somewhere quick and delicious in the city centre. After working up an appetite over a very nice glass of Pinot Noir at Veeno, we headed to Zapp on Maid Marian Way.

    The wintery November nights meant that it was already dark outside by the time we headed over, but Zaap looked very inviting, with its colourful lighting glowing through the restaurant’s glass front.

    The staff were incredibly welcoming, greeting us with wide smiles as soon as we got through the door. Our table near the back of the restaurant gave us a great view of all

  • castle Posted on 27 December 2016

    Top 5 New Year’s Eve events in Nottinghamshire

    Are you still looking for plans to celebrate this New Year’s Eve? There’s plenty of events in Nottingham to choose from that will help you celebrate 2017 in style. Let us walk you through our top 5 things to do in Notts this New Year’s Eve.

    1. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Nottingham Castle with your friends and family. This fantastic public event is completely FREE and takes place in the grounds of Nottingham Castle, which will open from 8pm.

    The Gatehouse area will feature Fire Jugglers/performers who will provide incidental activities from 8pm onwards, and The Rockery will be illuminated with coloured lights to add to the experience. For more information go here.

    2. If you’re

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