• dig Posted on 20 July 2017

    We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets

    For centuries, there has existed a castle on that craggy hill overlooking Nottingham. Throughout the past 1,000 years, different structures have come and gone, from robust medieval forts with familiar motte-and-bailey designs, to the smart ducal palace we know today, each reflecting their times and telling a dramatic story of its own.

    We are quite familiar with the astonishing network of caves beneath our city, but what of the more subtle secrets that lie beneath the earth? To discover more about Nottingham’s forgotten history, each year Trent Peak & Archaeology excavate an area of Nottingham Castle grounds to add some missing pieces to the story of the castle. Through

  • TTD Collage Posted on 18 July 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 21st – 23rd July

    Splendour is of course the highlight of the coming weekend, but if you haven’t snapped yourself some tickets, never fear! There’s always something going on in Nottinghamshire to keep you entertained, and these events are just but a few!

    Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Now, here’s our top picks of things to do this weekend…

    CELEBRATE #LOVEPARKS WEEK

    A park of your choice – Anytime!

    To celebrate #LoveParks week, why not get out and explore one of Nottingham’s amazing country

  • malt_cross_cave_tour Posted on 13 July 2017

    Going Underground: Explore Nottingham’s Top Ten Caves

    Sometimes the most captivating features of a place are not those which stand out immediately, and you have to delve a little deeper to discover the best secrets. Of any city in Britain, this is perhaps most true of Nottingham and its vast underground network of caves. Under our city streets lies a subterranean world full of stories, history and intrigue – but it is only in the past few decades that they have been given the spotlight for exploration.

    Owing to the sandstone foundations under our feet, from its emergence as a settlement in the 7th century, Nottingham earned the name Tigguo Cobauc, meaning Place of Caves in Old

  • The Beach Nottingham smaller Posted on 10 July 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 14th – 16th July

    The great British summer is in full swing, delivering its wavering weather of blazing sunshine and premature winter to confuse us all. That’s no reason to be put off from the great events happening around Nottingham however, indoors or out there are plenty of great things to see and do. Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Now here’s our top picks of things to do this weekend…

    Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography 2017

    Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July 2017

  • Capture Posted on 05 July 2017

    Summer Preserves and Pickling Course at The School of Artisan Food

    The School of Artisan Food is a deluxe culinary school hidden away in the depths of The Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire. Since the school was founded in 2006 by two dedicated bakers, it has grown to cover a vast range of courses for all abilities, stretching from one day courses to ten month Advanced Diplomas, each under the tutelage of top national and international cooks.

    I was absolutely delighted to be given the chance to try a course recently and a truly fabulous day was had by all. Exploring the courses online is really simple, and the range on offer is quite spectacular, each covering something you probably wouldn’t learn yourself

  • ttd Collage Posted on 03 July 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham : 7th – 9th July

    An exciting run of events to indulge in this weekend in Nottingham, and with the forecast suggesting bright and sunny weather we advise you make the most of it! Outdoor theatre, music festivals and a steampunk jamboree are just a small taste of what’s on offer, but don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend.

    Had an amazing experience in Nottingham? Get in touch via TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share with us and our followers!
    Steampunk Day


    Sunday 9th July
    Papplewick Pumping Station

    Papplewick Pumping Station is a Victorian water works nestled in the north Nottinghamshire countryside. Described as a ‘feat of Victorian

  • Derby theartre performancesf-107 Posted on 29 June 2017

    Theatre Review: The Party’s Over at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    On a murky summer’s evening, an audience at Nottingham Lakeside Arts was invited to take a break from the illusion of normality. The Party’s Over, a new performance from local cultural studio Nonsuch, lured viewers into the space between sleep and wakefulness, flashing before our eyes in a mesmerising whirlwind of sand, sensuality and uncertainty.

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    Immersive theatre at its best, the performance had similarities to French theorist Antonin Artoud’s idea of the ‘Theatre of Cruelty’, a performance style which aims to dive into the audience’s subconscious and wake up the

  • ttd Collage Posted on 26 June 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 30th June – 2nd July

    A new week and a new weekend ahead full of exciting events to look forward to. Nottingham will be largely dominated by dinosaurs over the next few months (Confused? Read on!) but there are still plenty of other events and exciting things happening across this beautiful county. Whether you’re into gardening, grime or gigantoraptors, check out our top picks below and get planning your weekend!

    Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share you’re best times in Nottingham!
    Lido To Lakeside 1924 to 1992

    Sat 17th June – Sun

  • gingingin Posted on 23 June 2017

    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 tasting night, I was seriously rather excited. Despite having never eaten at George’s I have heard some great things about the menu, and I was looking forward to experimenting with a delicious gin, rather than my usual simplistic formula of: Gin + Tonic + Ice.

    On

  • reportrait Posted on 22 June 2017

    Exhibition Review: Reportrait at Nottingham Castle

    It is no wonder that portraiture has endured millennia as a favoured and endlessly fascinating form of art. We gather a multitude of information from observing a portrait, from mood and personality to age, status and era, building a narrative in our minds of the sitter and their story. And yet, there is much mystery in these images of people long gone, who are perhaps only remembered by this one fixed moment in time.

    Building on this already captivating art form, Reportrait exhibits the work of thirteen artists who each reimagine traditional portraiture, using sculpture, texture, photography, context or digital means. Transforming each image they not only add

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

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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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…