• viking Posted on 21 November 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 24th – 26th November

    Now the lights are on and Winter Wonderland has come to town, we are getting full on festive this weekend in Nottinghamshire. For fans of the season there are oodles of ways to get merry, from light switch-ons to seasonal shopping, and for those who like a regular November, there are Vikings, gin and lots more!

    Nothing tickled your fancy? There are even more events to discover on our What’s On page! Don’t forget, if you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

    Christmas Markets & Craft Fayres

    Support your local traders, get in

  • debbie bryan exterior Posted on 15 November 2017

    6 Reasons You Should Explore Nottinghamshire Shopping On Small Business Saturday

    Have you ever bought something from an independent trader and experienced a small buzz of happiness? The knowledge that you are supporting someone’s business and the local economy while you shop can be a gratifying feeling, but there are many more reasons why shopping at small businesses is a great experience when compared to buying at big brand chain shops.

    Saturday 2nd December sees Small Business Saturday take over the UK, and our independents are given the stage to shout a little louder than usual. Now in its fifth year, the campaign encourages small businesses to get involved, and for the public to put their money back into the hands of regular people.

    We’ve

  • D37MKK Ice skaters at the Christmas outdoor ice skating rink in the Old Market Square  Nottingham city centre England UK GB EU Europe Posted on 13 November 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 17th – 19th November

    At this time of year it’s good to have another dose of seasonal fun to brighten the dark evenings, so we’re just going to go ahead and get festive in Nottingham. Time to start the Christmas shopping, gather your sparkly party outfits, and find your Christmas cheer at one of these fantastic events happening this weekend!

    Not tickled your fancy? There are even more events to discover on our What’s On page! Don’t forget, if you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

    Winter Wonderland

    Old Market Square | Saturday 17th November – Sunday 31st

  • whatson Posted on 06 November 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 10th – 12th November

    The clocks have changed, the chills have set in, and we need some motivation for the week ahead! As always, the weekend approaches, and with it you’ll find some excellent events and things to do across Nottinghamshire. In this collection we have chosen sound art, ballet, history and more as our favourite events, but don’t forget there is even more to discover on our What’s On page!

    If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use #lovenotts to keep in touch!
    Sounds Like Her

    New Art Exchange | 14th Oct – 3rd Jan 2018 | Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sun 10am

  • christmas fair holme Posted on 02 November 2017

    A Festive Fair at Holme Pierrepont Hall

    Finding the ideal gift for family and friends can be quite difficult.  You want the present to be thoughtful… unique… which is not always easy when one shop sells similar, if not the same, gifts as the next. A Christmas fair with individual stall holders offering everything from hand crafted jewellery to creative kids’ toys, home-made treats to funky fashions and everything in between, can offer the inspiration and individuality sadly lacking on the high street.

    I went along to the Holme Pierrepoint Christmas Fair Preview night last year and loved every minute of it.  Parking was easy – right on the doorstep and I was greeted with

  • Darren Stevenson Art Posted on 31 October 2017

    Fletcher Gate Art Gallery presents Darren Stevenson

    Fletcher Gate Art Gallery has been providing Nottingham and the world beyond with original fine art works for the past nine years.

    The next exhibition to grace the gallery is from Southwell artist Darren Stevenson, a painter and sculptor who has been creating professional works for the past fifteen years.

    Darren has been a creative since his early days, but only began to explore a variety of mediums in more recent years. Urged to go to art college by his teachers, Darren instead served an apprenticeship in technical drawing and engineering, only to liberate himself of the trade’s precision after turning to painting during a

  • Time for Tea12 Posted on 30 October 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 3rd – 5th November

    As the days start growing shorter, it seems that there are more atmospheric events, cosy celebrations and festive functions around to brighten our evenings. To keep you entertained this weekend, we have everything from live comedy and creative craft fairs to classic Bonfire celebrations and paranormal storytelling. Take a look at our handpicked selection of favourites below, and don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for even more happenings throughout Nottinghamshire!

    If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use #lovenotts to keep in touch!

    Winter Craft Fairs

    Various Locations | 4th/5th November

    There are numerous reasons

  • mans Posted on 23 October 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 27th – 29th October

    As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your weekend, there is probably something happening in Nottinghamshire to tickle your fancy, so make sure to check out our What’s On page for even more events!

    If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use #lovenotts to keep in touch!
    Malt Cross Festival

  • Logo for the woolly tellers Posted on 19 October 2017

    Nottingham History & Telling Tales with The Woolly Tellers

    If you caught last week’s blog, you’ll know that earlier this month we thoroughly enjoyed ‘A Very Victorian Murder’ with The Woolly Tellers – an evening of suspense which brought Victorian Nottingham to life through the time-honoured art of spoken word storytelling.

    Intrigued to hear more about these local chaps with a penchant for spinning yarn and unearthing local history, I spoke to Dave Brookes, one half of The Woolly Tellers, to talk local history, developing a performance, and keeping stories of Nottingham past alive.


    Mick & Dave – The Woolly Tellers

    VN: How did the two of you meet and begin performing as The Woolly Tellers?

    Dave: We both

  • 26/10/13 - Robin Hood Pageant Posted on 16 October 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 20th – 22nd October

    Another weekend is on the horizon, and there are plenty of brilliant events happening in Nottinghamshire to enjoy. We’ve got medieval jousting contests, traditional morris dancing, vintage WWII singalongs or tasty macabre banquets to choose from.

    However you like to spend your weekend, there is probably something happening in Nottinghamshire to tickle your fancy, so make sure to check out our What’s On page for even more events!

    If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use #lovenotts to keep in touch!
    Bramley Apple Festival 2017

    Various venues, Southwell
    Saturday 21 October 2017

    When it comes to produce from Nottingham, the Bramley

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