• 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

  • 5 Posted on 22 October 2015

    2015 Bonfire Night events in Nottinghamshire

    Up and down the country people will gather to commemorate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up Parliament and here in Nottinghamshire we like nothing more than celebrating Bonfire Night by crunching on a delicious toffee apple as fireworks crackle in the sky above. Across the city and the county, there are plenty of public fireworks and Bonfire Night events for you to choose from, whether you are looking for a large-scale display or a friendly community event.

    Here’s our round-up of some of the displays taking place around the area:

    People of all ages will be able to enjoy fun fair rides, a children’s fireworks display, roaring bonfire and

  • o Posted on 08 October 2015

    Oaks Restaurant – review

    Not afraid of a rainy Monday afternoon we decided to have lunch at the new Oaks Restaurant located in Nottingham’s city centre. Oaks serves locally-produced sausages and meats cooked over wood embers. The restaurant also offers locally brewed craft ales on tap, as well as carafes of wine and a pared down cocktail list.

    Here is what we thought about our recent visit.

    Anna: The smell of BBQ and the glorious aroma of wood fires met us as we ventured into Oaks restaurant on this cold and rainy afternoon. I felt instantly at home and relaxed in this woodland themed restaurant. The open kitchen was tantalising, watching the

  • comp Posted on 22 September 2015

    WIN one of 10 pairs of tickets to The Robin Hood Game and Country Show

    The Robin Hood Game and Country Show is coming to Newark Showground on 17 & 18 October offering something for everyone – from the serious game enthusiast to families looking for a fun day out – and we’ve got 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs.

    During the jam-packed weekend of interactive attractions, the Main Arena will feature Robin Hood and his Merry Men, along with thrilling, breath-taking displays of stunt riding and jousting by the leading Stampede Stunt Display Team – and it’ll also welcome back the newly-renamed Conquest K9 dog display team.

  • 77 Posted on 09 September 2015

    A special summer at Revolution in Hockley

    Revolution in Hockley is a popular lunch spot in the hip neighbourhood of Hockley in Nottingham, thanks to its delicious menu of burgers, pizzas, salads and wraps.

    This summer they’ve launched a Summer Specials menu on top of this, bringing Italian-inspired flavours to the heart of the city. We were lucky enough to sample the new menu, here’s what we thought…

    Erin…

    A pre-bank holiday Friday in August seemed like the perfect time to head out with the team for lunch, to sample new tastes at Revolution. The Summer Specials menu is very tempting, and I quickly decided on the Lobster Ravioli, as I have a love of

  • 99 Posted on 19 August 2015

    The Conspiracy Season at Nottingham Playhouse

    This blog is not only for my fellow theatre buffs who are on the lookout for a new play to watch, if you’re one of them – you’re welcome, but it’s also for those of you who enjoy a good play once in a while when you’re in the right mood.

    Nottingham Playhouse won’t disappoint you this autumn with a new Conspiracy Season consisting of four strong titles that will make you hold on to your chair.

    Conspiracy Season starts in September with a celebrated production – 1984. This highly anticipated play returns to the stage of Nottingham Playhouse after its success two years ago. In fact, the Playhouse co-produced this play with

  • interior Posted on 24 July 2015

    Curry delight at The Cumin restaurant

     

    Our beautiful city is famous for its very own curry lane – Maid Marian Way is the street where many of Nottingham’s Indian restaurants are located, and where any Indian curry lover would feel at home. You’ll know you’re in the right place after crossing the street from the Old Market Square towards the Nottingham Castle, because of the deliciously tempting smell of Indian spices that hangs in the air.

    We visited The Cumin restaurant last week on a warm summer evening. The weather was perfect for an evening meal out, and we decided to pay a visit to one of our favourite Indian restaurants in Nottingham. We

  • 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

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When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend. Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway…

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Saturday 19th August sees the return of a celebration for all those selfie lovers out there – the National Photography Day – and we couldn’t miss this great opportunity to share some of our favourite snaps taken around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and posted on Instagram using #lovenotts. Without further ado, here is our top 5 photos taken…