• patchings Posted on 06 June 2016

    Things to do this weekend 11th-12th June

    The sun is out and we’re getting in the mood to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Make sure you don’t miss out on the great events happening around the county, and explore the great Nottinghamshire outdoors with our list of top things to do this weekend.

    Keep up to date with everything that’s happening by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and see our What’s On guide for full listings.


    1. Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography 2016

    Starting this Thursday 9th June up until Sunday 12th June over 250 artists, photographers, craft makers and designers will descend upon Patchings Art Centre. The event, which is set within 60 acres

  • st james Posted on 02 June 2016

    Guest blog from our competition winner, Natasha.

    Back in November and December, we ran a very exciting competition to win one of five breaks here in Nottinghamshire. The winner of the City Penthouse Suite Stay for two scooped an evening meal at the Hart’s Restaurant and, as the name of the prize suggests, a penthouse stay at St James Hotel. Today we’re excited to hear from the winner of this amazing stay – Natasha. Let’s see how she got on.

    I have just returned from a weekend away in Nottingham, thanks to winning Experience Nottinghamshire’s Christmas prize which included a night in the Penthouse Suite at St James’ Hotel and a dinner at Hart’s Restaurant.

    The Penthouse Suite at St James Hotel was amazing, and we felt

  • 3 Posted on 20 May 2016

    Trying out the great British menu at George’s

    Having eaten George’s delicious takeaway food before, I was told by friends that I needed to get myself booked into the restaurant as I would be overwhelmed by the choice available.

    Our delicious tapas

    I knew that George’s had recently re-branded to highlight their yummy great British menu, and that they’d introduced a British tapas option, so there seemed like no better time to go. Booking is really important – this place is sooo popular, and you’d hate to get to the door and be told that there’s a waiting time.

    Sipping a chilled Kir Royale at the bar, surrounded by stunning high ceilings, glistening chandeliers and seaside beach huts (you can

  • newark Posted on 04 May 2016

    Explore Newark and Sherwood this May

    Now that the weather is hopefully going to improve – it’s May after all – our thoughts turn to days out and places to visit, and you don’t have to travel far, as there are lots of exciting events taking place in Newark and the Sherwood Forest area.

    If it’s history that interests you, then look no further than Newark. This year is the 370th anniversary of the fall of Newark during the English Civil War, and on Sunday 8th May (the actual date of the surrender in 1646) Royalist troops will return to the castle. The final acts of a terrible six month siege will be played out as

  • the ram newark Posted on 22 April 2016

    Mouth-watering lunch at The Ram Bar & Brasserie

    On a beautiful sunny afternoon we visited Newark, a picturesque market town with charming streets full of character, inviting cafes and restaurants. We were excited to pay a visit to the stunning The Ram Bar and Brasserie, a hidden gem that stands close to the town’s famous castle.

    The Ram has a colourful history of offering the perfect place for people to meet and enjoy good food and wine, right back to the 15th century when a coaching inn opened on the site where the current 18th century Georgian building stands. After years of neglect, The Ram has been renovated and rejuvenated, restoring it to its former elegant Georgian glory, in

  • u7 Posted on 14 April 2016

    Interview with British Soul Sensation – Mica Paris

    British Soul Sensation Mica Paris will perform with live band at the Riverbank Bar & Kitchen on Friday 22nd April.

    She’ll be supported by up-and-coming star Malaika Shaw, who was handpicked by Jamie Cullum to perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2015.

    The range, power, and sheer soulfulness of Mica Paris’ singing made an immediate impact on the UK music scene in 1988 when she released her debut, platinum-selling album, ‘So Good’ from which she had her first top ten hit, ‘My One Temptation’. This led to a collaboration with American soul singer Will Downing and a further smash hit with ‘Where Is The Love’.

    We caught up with Mica for a quick fire

  • t Posted on 08 April 2016

    Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf at the New Art Exchange

    Our guest blogger Madeleine Wallner reviewed for us her play-through at New Art Exchange Leisure Land Golf. Read on to find out what she thought about her experience.

    Friday 1st April

    No, this wasn’t an April Fools but a sneaky peak at Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf exhibition at New Art Exchange. Opening just in time for the Spring holidays, it’s a mini golf and art collaboration all ages can enjoy, featuring ten of the leading voices in contemporary art.

    This a great affordable day out that can be enjoyed solo or as a team, and only 4 stops to The Forest on a 7-minute tram ride from

  • 8 Posted on 29 March 2016

    The spooktacular Nottingham Ghost Walk

    On the second Saturday of March, our team were invited to take part in the famous Nottingham Ghost Walk – so we promptly assembled some brave souls and ventured out into the unknown. We turned up early at the starting point to find a group of people already waiting. The Ghost Walk is a really popular event, booking is not essential, so you can just turn up on the day and pay then. The only time it’s important to book, for obvious reasons, is on Halloween, when all of the damned souls descend to join the walk too.

    During our recent walk we visited, among others, St Nicholas’ Churchyard, to listen to the story of the restless soul who

  • Grand Tour Posted on 17 March 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th March 2016

    Well, we’ve made it through the Winter, and this weekend Spring finally arrives! So celebrate by getting out and about, and making the most of everything Nottinghamshire has to offer! 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 Facebook.

    The Grand Tour

    Following a hugely successful first season in 2015, the Grand Tour returns for Season Two. The same four venues will be coming together once again, to offer visitors an engaging cultural journey across the East Midlands.

    Nottingham Contemporary and The Harley Gallery will be hosting special, free, exhibitions

  • Kelham Hall Posted on 01 March 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 5th – 6th March 2016

    There’s a lot going on in Notts during the weekends and, as always, we’re here with a list of top events for you to enjoy. Plan your weekend with us and make the most out of it while it lasts. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and Facebook, or visit our what’s on pages.

    Kelham Hall’s Big Vintage Festival and Evening Show featuring Katrina From Katrina And The Waves

    Head to Newark on 5th March for the Big Vintage Festival and Evening Show featuring Katrina From Katrina And The Waves. The festival is set in the beautiful grounds of Kelham Hall and Country Park just five minutes off the A1 at

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