• Newark & Notts County Show Heay Horse Posted on 11 May 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 11-13 May 2012

    This weekend is a special weekend for Nottinghamshire. There’s the 160 Anniversary of Nottingham Arboretum and the Newark and Notts County Show. So we’ll start with these events for something to do:

    On Sunday 13 May there are celebrations for the 160th anniversary of Nottingham Arboretum with free entry and activities for everyone to enjoy.

    Starting tomorrow (Saturday 12 May) the Newark and Notts County Show takes place at Newark Showground with lots things to see and do. You’ll find an Xtreme Trails Display Team, show jumping, sheep racing, forestry area, antique village and a food hall among the attractions.

    Over the weekend there’s the chance to see a musical version

  • NDH_Logo_web_red Posted on 09 May 2012

    Sofia Hagberg tells us more about No Direction Home Festival

    For the first time this year the team behind music festival End of the Road are taking their lovely ideas outside of Dorset to set up camp in Welbeck, Nottinghamshire for sister festival No Direction Home. We asked Sofia Hagberg, Director of the festival, to tell us a bit more about their new venture.

     

    – Tell us a bit more about End of the Road Festival and the idea behind No Direction Home.

    End of the Road Festival was started in 2006 by my friend Simon Taffe and I.  We had no previous experience of working in the music industry and we were simply two huge fans who used to go to lots

  • Napoleonic-re-enactment Posted on 04 May 2012

    Things to do this bank holiday weekend, 4-7 May 2012

    If you were unsure what to do this May Bank Holiday weekend, then look no further; in Nottinghamshire it’s MASSIVE! There are so many great things to see and do that we’d quite like to be in two or three places at once. Here are our top things to do:

    It’s now got cheaper to visit the stunning former home of the poet Lord Byron. Newstead Abbey has recently changed its pricing and is now just £6 per car for entry. Tours of the house are available on Sunday lunchtimes at an additional £5 per person.

    Savour the sights and sounds of a Napoleonic camp at Wollaton Hall on Sunday 6

  • Meeting the animals at White Post Farm Posted on 03 May 2012

    Have a go at… meeting the animals.

    It was a warm sunny March when a friend and I decided to go for a trip around White Post Farm, and we were not alone. The car park was crammed with visitors from happy families with smiley babies, to groups of young friends looking for a fun day out.

    Victoria feeding goats in the Silver Barn

    White Post Farm is home to a variety of animals that Old Macdonald himself would be proud of.  From the more traditional farm animals to Llamas, meerkats and wallabies (my favourites) – you might even find a few newborns to fall in love with (depending on the time of year).

    There are so many

  • Theatre Royal Nottm exterior night time 2009 Posted on 27 April 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 27-29 April 2012

    Well you wouldn’t believe May was virtually upon us as the rain seems set in for another week. Here are my top five things to do this weekend:

    All About Allen: on Sunday there’s the last of Woody Allen’s comedies in the series at the Broadway Cinema. The Purple Rose of Cairo stars Mia Farrow and Woody Allen himself.

    Focus Gallery Exhibition: located on Derby Road a new exhibition opens this weekend with new paintings, ceramics and jewellery from some of the UK’s finest artists and makers.

    Tribute to the V-Force at Newark Air Museum: the third of the museum’s V-Force reunions looking at the amazing Victor and Vulcan Aircraft. Includes

  • Hire a Canalboat Posted on 26 April 2012

    Why not try… holidaying on a canal boat?

    Erin paid a visit to Hire a Canalboat at Sawley Marina to find out first-hand what a canal boat holiday is all about…

    With the busy pace of our modern lives, a holiday which forces us to slow down, relax, and see the world with fresh eyes sounds like just what the doctor ordered. A canal boat holiday ticks all these boxes.

    Arriving in Sawley Marina, reputedly the largest inland marina in the UK, fills you with a sense of wonder. This is new territory, especially for someone like me who has never set foot on one of these charming vessels before.

    Many of the canals around Nottinghamshire were created to serve

  • St Georges Day Posted on 20 April 2012

    Things to do This Weekend, 20-23 April 2012

    The rain has come hard this week so far but in Nottingham at the moment it’s still dry so let’s not let the weather put us off. 

    It’s a big weekend with St George’s Day coming up and celebrations take place across Nottingham all weekend and on into Monday. There’ll be activities and entertainment at Nottingham Castle and Old Market Square as well as a St George’s Day Medieval Weekend at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.

    On St George’s Day itself (Monday 23 April), there’s free live music at the Trent Navigation from 6pm when Paul Gibbard performs all things Mod and Britpop.

    There are a whole host of attractions involved in

  • Record Store Day by fourbeatwalk Posted on 18 April 2012

    Record Store Day in Nottingham

    We asked Joey from The Music Exchange to tell us a bit more about Record Store Day and what is happening at The Music Exchange and in Nottingham to celebrate.

     

     

    The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived and founded in the USA back in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores in not only the USA but internationally.

    The UK soon followed suit in 2008 and has been growing gradually ever since. From a handful of stores in the first year, Record Store Day UK now plays host to over 190 stores.

    On April 21st 2012, all of the independently owned record stores join forces with

  • Picture 006 Posted on 13 April 2012

    Center Parcs 25 Year Anniversary

    This year is the 25th Anniversary of Center Parcs UK flagship holiday village in Sherwood Forest. Erin Huckle our PR Manager caught up with Karen Henderson, General Manager, who has worked at the venue since it opened.

    How did you first start out with Center Parcs?

    I started my career at Center Parcs as Housekeeping Manager back in January 1987 and was the first employee recruited by the General Manager on site.  At that time the village was being constructed and my initial task was to commence recruitment of key members of the Housekeeping Management team to enable us to commission the completed accommodation units on a phased basis i.e. we were involved with ensuring

  • Easter Baking with Shelly Preston Posted on 05 April 2012

    Have a go at… Easter Baking with Shelly Preston

    With a 50 strong crowd of ladies (and the odd gent), the Welbeck Farm Shop was alive with a buzz of excitable chatter and gentle 80s beats; as foodie smells danced in the air.

    I took three friends along to the evening (these demos make for a fabulous evening out), and with a glass of fizz on arrival, and a generous portion of coconut dusted marshmallow (I’m not ashamed to say I had two helpings), we settled into our seats and waited for the show to begin.

    Shelly Preston (owner of Boutique Aromatique – last year’s charming little addition to

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