• VW exterior Posted on 20 November 2013

    A step inside the Flying Horse Walk shopping emporium

    Our blog feature on the Flying Horse Walk comes from Ellie Shouls, a musician raised in Nottingham who loves the arts, retail, and a good read!

    Having lived in Nottingham for the past fifteen years, I’m not oblivious to the city’s fantastic shopping centres and the great range of shops available. However, one of my favourite places to shop in Nottingham has to be the Flying Horse Walk. This hidden gem, tucked away between St Peter’s Gate and South Parade, still manages to delight me every time I take a peek inside.

    Firstly, there’s such a great variety of shops. From small boutique stores selling perfumes, jewellery, and lingerie,

  • imageresizerCAQM612A Posted on 18 September 2013

    Things To Do This Weekend, 20-22 September

    You are never short of things to do in and around Nottinghamshire but if you’re still to make plans for the weekend ahead then be inspired by some of our highlights.  For more events over the weekend, and all year, see our What’s On section of the website.

    Nottingham Comedy Festival

    The annual Nottingham Comedy Festival kicks off on Friday evening which starts with The Best in Live Stand up Comedy at the Glee club.  The festival, now in its fifth year, gives us eight days of one liners and wise cracks at a variety of Nottinghamshire venues both large & small.  There is something for everyone to be in

  • Museum cottages Posted on 16 September 2013

    Spotlight on Framework Knitters Museum

    When my colleague Erin, invited me to join her on a visit to Framework Knitters Museum, although a relatively new member of the team I’m ashamed to say I knew very little about it.

    I discovered that the museum is located in a quiet corner of the pretty village of Ruddington just south of the city.  Blink and you might just miss it.  Please don’t. This is a mesmerising journey into the birth of the knitting machine, the working & living conditions of the framework knitters, and how it all led to Nottingham’s establishment as a global centre for machine-produced lace in the 19th century. A place not to be

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Matilda, the European Eagle Owl

Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

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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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

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    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 25th – 28th August

August is drawing to a close but the bank holiday still awaits, bringing with it more awesome events and things to do in Nottinghamshire! If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained throughout the summer holidays, never fear! We have rustled up a handy guide for ideas. Finally, don’t forget to have a look at our What’s…