• 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

  • 88 Posted on 15 February 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 19th – 21st February 2016

    With half-term in full flow, it’s a good job there isn’t a shortage of engaging and exciting events to take the little ones to this coming weekend. With heritage attractions putting on a great lineup of fun things to do, as well as a few gigs for the adults thrown in to the mix if you need a break for an evening, Nottinghamshire throws up yet another feast of activity. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and Facebook.

    Roundheads and Cavaliers at Bolsover Castle

    Re-live historic clashes from a time-gone-by, as Bolsover Castle steps back in time to when the

  • curry1 Posted on 23 December 2015

    Calcutta Club wins Best Restaurant in the UK award at the British Curry Awards!

    British Curry Awards is an annual event and this year it was held on 30th November. In its 11th year the awards have become the BAFTA’s of the curry world. The awards ceremony gives a chance for the industry as a whole, foodies, celebrities, MP’s and dignitaries to pay homage to the nation’s finest curry restaurants.

    The United Kingdom houses 10,000 Indian, Nepalese Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan restaurants (or Southern Asian) and these are filtered down to 100 of the best on the night. There are several different categories that you can be nominated for by the general public before a judging/screening process takes place to find the best of the best.

  • cornerh Posted on 22 December 2015

    WIN a family fun day out at The Cornerhouse, Nottingham.

    With such excitement and anticipation in the build up to Christmas, the grey days after can leave us all feeling a little bit deflated, especially the children. We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Cornerhouse to help put a smile on their faces with a fabulous day out at Nottingham’s premier entertainment and leisure complex.  Situated in the heart of the city centre and set over three floors, The Cornerhouse is filled to the brim with bars, restaurants and activities for all to enjoy.

    Your fun day prize for a family of four will include:

    – A meal at Chiquito restaurant

    – Passes for The Lost City Golf Adventure

  • 4 Posted on 21 November 2015

    Top 5 Christmas events in Nottinghamshire

    This year Christmas in Nottinghamshire comes with a host of events and festivities that you simply can’t miss.  Dress in the holiday style, feel the refreshing winter air in your lungs and don’t miss out on special events that are happening all over the county. Below you’ll find my top five events to enjoy this winter season.

    Garden of fire

    Celebrate Christmas with an exclusive event at Clumber Park’s walled garden. Experience stunning sights of this elemental force and make it a night to remember for you and your family. Follow the trail that will lead you on a path of discovery past dazzling fire sculptures, sparkling lanterns and much more.

    Join the fun

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