• ttd Posted on 25 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 29th September – 1st October

    Each year as October sets in, Nottingham seems to amp up the number of brilliant events being thrown around the county, and this year is no exception. You may need to wrap up warm, but there are plenty of things to do and see in Nottingham this weekend, with the variety ranging from burlesque to mushroom foraging (and that truly is some variety!).

    Take a look at our favourite events below or check out our What’s On page for 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 the #lovenotts!
    Spiegel Tent

    Old Market Square

  • NC-HorsePlay-Banner1 Posted on 19 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 22nd – 24th September

    Beer, art, ghost tours, exhibitions and performance. There’s plenty to do and see in Nottingham this weekend, it’s just choosing which is the hard part! Take a look at our favourite events below or check out our What’s On page for 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 the #lovenotts!
    Law & Order More Beer Festival

    National Justice Museum
    Saturday 23rd September 2017
    12pm – 11pm

    Along with bearing an excellent title, Saturday’s Law & Order More Beer Festival at the National Justice Museum is a brilliant excuse to tour one of the UK’s most

  • pcm-joeganech-robinhoodprinceofnottingham_orig2 Posted on 18 September 2017

    Interview with Artist Joe Ganech

    Self-taught artist Joe Ganech has had a love affair with art since he was a child. A lifelong anglophile, inspiration struck Joe whilst in Nottinghamshire, and in late 2016 he began creating a collection of colourful, imaginative paintings inspired by the history of the county. With his work to be sold at Nottingham Tourism Centre from September 19th, we caught up with Joe to discuss his work and inspirations

    VN: Tell us a little about yourself and your background as an artist… 

    My background as an artist is quite unusual. I worked for twenty years in a luxury hotel in Brussels, which left very little time for art in general.

  • Will-CoffeeNoFilterbyMarcusHoldsworth Posted on 13 September 2017

    I’m Not From London & Nottingham’s Underground Music Scene

    I’m Not From London is the brainchild of Will Robinson, an event organiser, dandy and man about town within the Nottingham music scene. Putting on up to twenty events per month under the I’m Not From London umbrella, INFL keep the bars of Nottingham in tune with quality music, and you can expect to find their name behind a variety of gigs, festival stages, open mics and club nights throughout the city and beyond.

    With 12 years under his belt scouting talent and promoting gigs, Will is quite the connoisseur when it comes to making events memorable. Each summer I’m Not From London organise The Waterfront Festival at The

  • The Parliament Oak, Nottinghamshire Posted on 13 September 2017

    The Parliament Oak & Other Legendary Nottinghamshire Trees

    With the legendary Sherwood Forest on the north Nottinghamshire’s doorstep, it is no wonder Nottinghamshire has some incredible trees. A walk through the lush and leafy glades of Sherwood Forest is a pleasure for the senses whatever the season, and a perfect way to unwind from the busy and modern world. For those who want to branch out a little further, there are numerous activities to take part in within the forest, from learning about conservation and local wildlife to flying around on zip wires at Go Ape.

    The Major Oak of Sherwood Forest

    You may have heard the tales relating to The Major Oak. Weighing

  • Broadfest Nottingham 2017 Posted on 11 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 15th – 17th September

    Despite the trees growing pretty and the nights turning in, we are not sure we are quite ready for autumn just yet. Luckily, each year Nottingham provides some cracking events during September and October, to ease us in and show us that hibernation is far from necessary. From food and drink festivals in the country estates and celebrations of ancient natural heritage, to dancing at street parties in Hockley, it’s time to make the most of the great outdoors.

    Don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for more events, browse our website for inspiration, and visit our TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Now, here are our top five events

  • BromleyHouseS-01 Posted on 08 September 2017

    Discovering The Secrets of Bromley House Library

    Despite the world becoming increasingly digitalised, our appreciation of good old paper and ink is gradually growing. The forces of technology are not deterring bibliophiles and bookworms from declaring their love for the treasured practice of browsing bookshelves and getting lost in print.

    Literary legends Lord Byron, DH Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe all resided in Nottingham and the city’s spirit was fused into their words and rebellious ideologies. And it seems ink still runs in our veins: the strength of the city’s contemporary literary scene led to Nottingham being named UNESCO City of Literature in 2015.

    So where in Nottingham can you find yourself surrounded by

  • Heritage Open Days Nottingham Posted on 04 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th September

    Each year, just as the summer comes to a close, there are four great days in September for history lovers and cultural explorers to look forward to. Offering free entry to dozens of fabulous venues and events, Heritage Open Days celebrate the culture, history, and architecture in the country and make for fantastic days out.

    Whether you’re visiting Nottinghamshire or fancy being a tourist in your own city, this is a brilliant opportunity to get out and see what Nottingham has to offer! We have picked our favourite open days within Nottinghamshire for you to explore this weekend. For more information on Heritage Open Days, including an extended list

  • Nottingham Mela Festival Posted on 01 September 2017

    Nottingham Mela Festival 2017 : A Feast For The Senses

    A sensational display of music, dance, colour and celebration is set to take over Nottingham between 8th – 10th September as the UK’s original Mela Festival once again blossoms into life!

    Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence, this year’s theme centres around ‘Looking back, moving forwards’. Blending traditional South Asian culture with contemporary elements. The theme looks to celebrate and explore South Asian diaspora communities in the UK today.

    A true feast for the senses, the weekend will be jam-packed with South Asian themed workshops, live music, authentic cuisine, traditional arts and crafts, theatre, art and entertainment, aimed at families and people from all walks of

  • ghost walk Posted on 29 August 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 1st – 3rd September

    September may be looming but the summer is not over yet! There are still lots of great events happening in Nottingham as the autumn gradually greets us. In the last week of the summer holidays there are still some events for families and children happening, and don’t forget to catch the Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall before it closes in October! Now, here’s our favourite events coming up this weekend…

    Outdoor Theatre

    Wollaton Hall & Nottingham Castle
    Friday 1st September

    Picnics at the ready! It’s the final curtain for the splendid outdoor theatre season which has been gracing Nottingham over the past

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This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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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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As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery Christmas celebrations. There’s a great array of events on our What’s On calendar, so don’t forget to have a gander, but read on to check out our…