• 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

  • imageedit_1_7804633401 Posted on 23 December 2016

    Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

    Our county is stunning at this time of year with parks, canals, the iconic Sherwood Forest and much more. There’s several places for relaxing winter walks with family and friends this season. So wrap up warm and take an afternoon stroll with a coffee stop on the way, we have plenty of inspiration for you.

    Rufford Abbey Country Park walks

    Escape the hustle and bustle of high street shopping and the last minute Christmas rush, and enjoy a gentle stroll with a ranger through the ancient glades of Sherwood, looking for winter wildlife and discovering this legendary forest. This Christmas Eve guided walk is perfect for you if you want to relax before the big

  • ncf-comedy Posted on 15 December 2016

    £1 Comedy Night – Award Winning Show

    Guest blog from NCF Comedy.

    In 2015 we at NCF Comedy were very flattered to pick up the Open Mic Comedy Award (East Midlands) at the Midlands Comedy Award show in Birmingham.
    This year on the back of that award we aimed to make our £1 Comedy Night, held at the Canalhouse Nottingham, better by attracting more established acts and going twice a month with the shows.

    On Sunday the 27th of November we did just that as Canalhouse was chosen to host the Midlands Comedy Awards and in our very own backyard we at NCF Comedy took the award for the entire Midlands for Best Open Mic Night. We were delighted and thankful

  • capture Posted on 13 December 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 16th – 18th December

    Kick start your weekend with our guide of top six things to do in Nottinghamshire. We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

    1.This Friday sees the start of the Weather Extremes: Making and Breaking Records in Nottinghamshire exhibition at Lakeside Arts. The exhibition will be on display until 26th March 2017. Visit the exhibition this Friday and explore the history of extreme weather events in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

    Francis Willughby has closed. We are now looking forward to Weather Extremes, opening

  • white-christmas-theme Posted on 05 December 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 9th – 11th December

    We’re just three weeks away from Christmas! We know that this time of year may be a bit stressful but there’s plenty going on in Nottinghamshire that will take your mind off the Christmas fever.

    An Inspired Christmas

    Join this festive performance at The Royal Concert Hall this Friday 9th December, featuring vibrant a capella performances from Nottinghamshire Schools, who have created exciting new vocal ensembles with NYCGB workshop leaders over the past few months.

    An Inspired Christmas Concert on 9 December at @RoyalNottingham: marking our new partnership with @nycgb pic.twitter.com/XVfzAKV9hI

    — Notts. Libraries (@nottslibraries) November 29, 2016

    Sticky Morales at Riverbank Bar & Kitchen

    Also on Friday 9th December, Sticky Morales

  • veeno-nottingham-banner Posted on 09 November 2016

    Drinks and nibbles at Veeno

    Veeno Italian Wine Café is in the heart of Nottingham’s busy city centre. Set inside a listed building it’s a cosy and relaxing getaway. The award winning range of wines and authentic Italian spuntini (nibbles of cured meats & cheeses) make it a perfect place to meet with friends and family.

    Last month we decided to visit Veeno and have a few of their famous drinks. Read on to learn what we thought about our recent visit.

    Jessie – I can’t think of many occasions where a visit to Veeno could go amiss. Perched on the corner of Weekday Cross, just off Bridlesmith Gate, it’s the perfect pit-stop after some late night shopping

  • lustre Posted on 17 October 2016

    Win one of two sets of two free entry tickets to Lustre 2016

    One of the best Christmas shopping opportunities of the year – Lustre returns with a special weekend at Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 12th – 13th November where you will find over 65 of the finest contemporary craft makers selling everything from jewellery, bags and hats to ceramics, glass and tableware.

    Each maker has been chosen for the quality and uniqueness of their craft and will be on hand all weekend to talk to you about the ideas and techniques behind their work.

    With something to suit every taste and budget and with Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to find a really special gift.

    To celebrate

  • pp Posted on 22 September 2016

    Nottingham Lace Market Tour with Ezekial Bone – review

    Recently we joined Ezekial Bone on a walking tour of Nottingham’s famous Lace Market and surrounding areas. We were looking forward to growing our knowledge about the history of the textile industry in Nottingham, from the poverty of the Framework Knitters to the glories of the lace empire.

    The Nottingham Lace Walking Tour is an initiative started by the Creative Quarter to educate both visitors and residents, and to encourage them to broaden their knowledge about the industry that put Nottingham on the map of the lace manufacturing industry.

    The Lace Market area is undergoing massive regeneration. Home to a D.I.Y culture of independent shops, boutiques, bars, clubs and restaurants, it’s also becoming a centre for creative and digital industries. The Lace Market

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