• IMG_1433 Posted on 17 July 2015

    Wheelchair Tennis Stars Light Up Nottingham

    Following hot on the heels of the Aegon Open Nottingham, the crème de la crème of wheelchair tennis took to Nottingham’s courts this week, as the British Open got into full swing.

    I went along to catch the quarter finals, which took place on a sunny Thursday afternoon at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

    It quickly became apparent, as I flicked through my programme, and wandered around the humming courts, how high the stakes were – with committed gasps, grunts and cheers punctuating the air all around.

    I took a seat for one of the day’s headline matchups, which pitted Britain’s double Wimbledon Champion and world no. 6 – Jordanne Whiley MBE – against Germany’s former World

  • 1a Posted on 07 July 2015

    McBusted experience at the Capital FM Arena

    Every time I get a chance to see a show at Capital FM Arena Nottingham I get excited because I know they are always brilliant. Nothing can compare to being a part a crowd of ten thousand singing, and dancing together to the same tune. The Capital FM Arena gives you that and much more.

    After we interviewed McBusted before their Most Excellent Adventure 2015 (MEAT) Arena Tour I couldn’t wait until they returned to Nottingham to do their show. I knew I would have a great time and neither the venue nor the band disappointed me and my date.

    We arrived at the Arena fifteen

  • dimitri450 Posted on 25 March 2015

    Win tickets to see DJ Dimitri from Paris

    Dimitri, star of the French DJ scene is playing in Nottingham on bank holiday Sunday 5th April, and you could be going along to see him. Enter our competition to win a pair of tickets to see Dimitri live at Riverbank Bar and Kitchen.

    It was DJing that gave 36-year-old Dimitri his start more than a decade ago, when the European radio station CFM hired him to mix records on the air. Because of what he describes as a lack of dance remixers in France, his career in radio led to his being asked to rework tracks for various artists, among them Björk, New Order, and the Brand New Heavies. Along

  • Mermaid Posted on 18 March 2015

    Review: Stunning performances in Mermaid at Nottingham Playhouse

    Yesterday evening we were treated to a performance of Mermaid at Nottingham Playhouse. Knowing Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of Little Mermaid we had high expectations and we were certainly not disappointed as the actors gave a stunning performance, especially Polly Frame who played several roles throughout including mother of the prince and grandmother of Little Mermaid. The Prince himself (played by Finn Hanlon) also put on a wonderful performance and an admirable mention goes also to Sarah Twomey in her professional debut as the Little Mermaid.

    We were enthralled by the music and dance throughout the play. Composer and sound designer Jon Nicholls used a choir of local young women to create a magical musical experience, taking the audience to the mystical world of Mermaids.

  • 1504359_224930240964424_1930284713_o Posted on 11 July 2014

    East Midlands Chilli Festival – WIN one of five sets of tickets for two!

    The Hot Place for Cool Families this Summer

     This competition is now closed.

    The first East Midlands Chilli Festival will be held on the 16th and 17th August at the Newark Showground NG24 2NY.

    A great family event for chilli and non-chilli lovers, there is an exciting array of stalls, including an impressive list of East Midlands and UK wide artisans, street food and drinks vendors – something for everyone.

    Across the two days, entertainment will consist of East Midlands bands, competitions and demonstrations, whilst on the Saturday evening there will be a music festival.

    It’s an event for children too, and for a nominal entry fee, activities such as theatre, workshops, face painting

  • imageedit_3_7749327443 Posted on 13 November 2013

    The Cumin restaurant scoops the Best in Midlands Award

    Yesterday (12th November) was a special day for the Cumin restaurant as they were awarded with the Best in Midlands Award of Excellence from Pat Chapman’s Cobra Good Curry Guide. The celebration became even more spectacular after we found out that of the 9,000 Indian restaurants in the UK, only 16 in England, two in Scotland and two in Wales have achieved the high standard of excellence the Cobra Good Curry Guide requires to enter ‘The Best’ category in their exclusive guide.

    The doors of the Cumin restaurant opened for the guests at 7pm welcoming everyone with a lovely raspberry cocktail prepared specially for the evening by

  • Night of Festivals giant skeleton Posted on 11 September 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 14-15 September

    We all know how great it is to live in our wonderful county. Every week there is so much going around Notts that it’s really hard to fit it all into our calendars. For those who like to organise themselves before the weekend begins we’re here to help. For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.


    Night of Festivals Touring

    Following the tremendous success of Night of Festivals 2012, ArtReach has created Night of Festivals Touring, with a vibrant, new artistic programme, most of which has free access. The night of festivals  will visit the Old Market Square on

  • imageresizer Posted on 04 September 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 07-08 September

    Although it’s still Wednesday, the weekend seems to approach faster every week, which is great news for all of us weekenders out there. For those of you looking for weekend inspiration we prepared a condensed dose of events taking place around our beautiful country. For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.


    Nottingham Mela100

    Celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema and the poetry of Tagore with the Nottingham Mela100.  Held across five Nottingham venues this weekend, 6th-8th September, and additionally on 15th September, the festival will be a vibrant, colourful celebration which brings together music, dance, visual arts, film,

  • 017__WFP0129 Posted on 28 August 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 31 August – 01 September

    With a reliable forecast for the weekend we prepare our sunglasses and get ready to explore the outdoors. Fortunately, for us there are plenty of indoor events in case the weather decides to throw an end of summer tantrum. As always we’re prepared for every scenario with a full list of both indoor and outdoor activities just for you. For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.


    Archery GB National Series Finals

    Notts is home to the most famous archer in the world – Robin Hood, so is the perfect place to stage The Archery GB National Series Finals.

  • featured p Posted on 21 August 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 24-25 August 2013

    In Notts we love our events, especially those happening during the weekend. There is plenty going on in our beautiful county. Don’t sit around at home, go out, explore and enjoy the outdoors with some exciting things to do this weekend.
    For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.


    Newark International Antique & Collectors’ Fair

    The Newark International Antiques and Collectors’ Fair is the largest event of its kind in Europe. It gathers collectors, lovers and buyers from all over the world and takes place this Thursday and Friday 22nd and 23rd August. With its vast number of stands,

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Win tickets to Splendour Festival feat. Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and more

Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as headliners for Nottingham’s award-winning Splendour Festival, set in the picturesque setting of Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 22nd July and we’ve got one pair of tickets to giveaway. One of the biggest homegrown pop acts of the 21st century, Busted; 80s legend Tony Hadley (ex…

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Williams GB Gin Tasting at George’s Great British Kitchen

Cocktails are truly the most opulent of beverages. Copious and delicious ingredients, exotic garnishes, precise measures and methods of mixing all add to the feeling you’re being treated to something savour rather than devour. When the lovely folks at George’s Great British Kitchen told us they were hosting a Williams GB Gin cocktail making and…