• POTW Posted on 17 March 2017

    Nottinghamshire Attractions in The Museum + Heritage Awards

    Over the past twelve months we’ve seen some of Nottingham’s most unique venues and attractions go from strength to strength, offering interesting, interactive and exciting new projects.

    Celebrating the wealth of museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions in the UK, this year The Museum and Heritage Awards have shortlisted three Nottinghamshire attractions. Shining among a London heavy line up, Clumber Park, Creswell Crags and The National Holocaust Centre have been shortlisted for their projects of 2016. We took a look at what is coming up this year for these treasured places to visit in Nottinghamshire.

    Clumber Park


    A well loved spot of Nottinghamshire

  • c. Ash Bird Posted on 15 March 2017

    Fun and Games at The National Videogame Arcade

    Videogames are a pastime that easily splits opinion. Often hailed in the media as advocating negative behaviour, the focus on the beneficial aspects of gaming as a new way to learn, develop skills and have fun can be very much overlooked.

    Along with its annual festival Game City, The National Videogame Arcade in Hockley is here to change that. As the world’s first centre to celebrate and explore video game culture, since opening in March 2015 The NVA has firmly championed the role of gaming in society, aiming to bring gaming to a wider audience and offer an exciting space to play games, which is fun, educational and

  • download Posted on 13 March 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend : 17th – 19th March 2017

    The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and everyone has a little more energy to enjoy the weekend. As ever, there are lots of events and happenings going on in Nottingham – from street parties to ballet you can find something whatever your taste. Read on to see what we’ve handpicked, and don’t forget you can always check out our What’s On page for more ideas!

    HANDMADE NOTTINGHAM MARKET

    THE MALT CROSS
    SUNDAY 19TH MARCH 11-5PM

    Based in the Malt Cross music hall, this is set to be a delightful afternoon of creativity, fun and great design. Browse 20+ stalls of handmade goods, including stationery,

  • Capture Posted on 08 March 2017

    An Interview With Karl Gibson, Nottingham’s Tourism Superstar

    With subterranean caves, a cellar full of local ales, mysterious cursed objects, and a few ghosts thrown in for good measure, there’s certainly a lot to look after at Nottingham’s oldest inn. Karl Gibson has been the landlord of Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem for the past four years, attentively keeping things rolling as the 30th successive known landlord in a whopping 800 year history.

    Through sharing the pub’s fascinating history on tours of the building and caves, Karl has become known for his knowledge of local history and his passion for the business shines through. This year he is a finalist in the Visit England Tourism

  • download Posted on 07 March 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend: 10th -12th March

    As the year gets in full swing, Nottingham is buzzing with things to do that are waiting for you to explore. We’ve handpicked a great selection of events, from live music and performance to historical talks and country living. Call your friends and get planning for a fabulous weekend in Nottinghamshire.

    Swing Gitan

    Baresca

    Baresca hosts some scintillating gypsy jazz in the Cellar Bar – the perfect way to follow up a night of delicious tapas and kickstart your weekend. With multi-instrumental Latin grooves to get your toes tapping, this is certainly the place to be dancing this Friday evening.

    “A Pyramid of Fame”

  • HIDDEN-Trail-Facebook Posted on 01 March 2017

    Nottingham’s New Independent Shopping Trail

    More often than not the best things in life take a bit longer to discover, and it is certainly something to keep in mind when getting to know a city. While Nottingham is splendidly compact to get around, if you roam a little beyond the bustle of the main city streets you’ll find a true taste of Nottingham’s character. Hiding within retro shopping arcades, peaceful courtyards, inconspicuous alleys (or twitchells if you want to learn the local dialect!) there is a spectacular array of niche, independent businesses all ripe for discovery.

    These ventures are lovingly began by locals, who hold a true passion and knowledge of their trade.

  • potw Posted on 27 February 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend: 3rd – 5th March

    History, art, culture and the great outdoors – there is a great selection of events and things to do coming up in Nottingham to make it a weekend like no other! Get up, get outside and let us know what you are up to this weekend. Give us a Tweet or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share your weekend in Nottingham!

     

    Collabor-8 X Subculture Uncovered X Dizzy Ink

    Fri 3 March, Workshop 5pm – 7pm

    In this creative event for 16-25 year olds Nottingham Trent University students have teamed up with local risograph printing masters Dizzy Ink to present a great afternoon celebrating DIY publishing, fashion and subcultures. In collaboration with

  • ye olde trip nottingham Posted on 24 February 2017

    Nottingham’s Tourism Superstar at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

    (This blog is part one of two. To discover more about the history of Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, keep a watch next week for an exclusive interview with Karl!)

    Its always great to take a moment to celebrate those who keep our city interesting and unique, and so we are thrilled to announce that a dedicated Nottingham local has been once again shortlisted for the Visit England Tourism Superstar Awards.

    Karl Gibson, landlord of the much loved Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, is contending with tourism stars from nine other cities. Each year the award, which is chosen through a public vote, recognises one passionate individual dedicated to giving tourists in

  • 597x336.fitandcrop Posted on 23 February 2017

    Performance Review: Touched at Nottingham Playhouse, 22nd February 2017

    Well go to the foot of our stairs, what a performance!

    On Tuesday night we went to see Touched and what a privilege it was. One of Nottingham Playhouse’s 40th anniversary productions, written by Nottingham playwright, Stephen Lowe, we got a glimpse of 1940s life in Nottingham. Set during the end of World War II, the story revolves around the impact on those at home living in constant fear and hardship but in true to British tradition, having to keep calm and carry on.

    Without giving too much away, here are some of our favourite bits:

    Sarah

    Apart from the superb costumes, set design and brilliant Nottingham accents, my favourite scene is when lead character

  • Craft Courses Posted on 23 February 2017

    Snap, Coffee & Craft: Creative Courses in Nottingham

    You’ve settled into the new year and the winter is getting a little old. In just a few months time you’ll be shunning the comfort of your living room and soaking in the energy of balmy evenings and spring flowers. But for now, it’s time to get busy. Time to pick up a new hobby or hone an old skill, crack out the crafts and start wowing people with your creations.

    With such a wealth of independent businesses in Nottingham who are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with you, we’ve selected a few of the best workshops and classes to get you feeling inspired.

    DEBBIE BRYAN STUDIO

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

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…