• Lime Tree Avenue - copyright - Waldren Effingham - CLUMBER PARK med Posted on 12 February 2013

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Alan MacDonald

    This week we share local children author Alan MacDonald’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire.

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

    Alan MacDonald  is an award-winning children’s author who has lived in Nottingham for many years. He has published over 80 children’s books ranging from picture books to novels. His series fiction includes Troll Trouble and the best-selling Dirty Bertie series, with twenty titles published in sixteen different languages.  When not scribbling books he writes for TV series such as Horrid Henry on CITV.

    Broadway Cinema – If I ever moved

  • elemental_force02_lowres_Credit Maria Falconer Posted on 05 February 2013

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Sukhy Johal

    This week we share Sukhy Johal’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire.

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

    Sukhy Johal is the Executive Director for Elemental Force which will light up Nottingham Castle as part of Light Night this Friday. This free event is the first of a series of four taking place in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, to showcase the area’s unique heritage, using film projections, pyrotechnic displays and fire gardens. The display will also highlight the rich history of the Castle, a site chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue.

    Very

  • Lime Tree Avenue Clumber, Paul Jones, 14.11.2012 Posted on 22 January 2013

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Paul Jones

    This week we share Paul Jones’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire.

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

    Local resident Paul Jones recently won our photography competition with his wonderful picture of Lime Tree Avenue in Clumber Park (left). We asked him to share his favourite places to inspire us to take our camera with us next time we’re out and about. All the photos included on this post were taken by Paul. You can see more of Paul’s photographs at   http://www.flickr.com/groups/1390056@N22/ and www.pauljones-photography.com

    Hodsock Priory – Located in Blyth

  • savoy Posted on 15 January 2013

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Neil Adam Fulwood

    This week we share Neil Adam Fulwood’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire.

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

    Neil is an active member of the Alan Sillitoe Committee, which celebrates Alan Sillitoe’s acclaimed work. For more information on the committee and Alan Sillitoe himself, please visit http://www.sillitoe.com/

    “Lowdham. Located halfway between Nottingham and Southwell, Lowdham is the kind of village that gets called “quaint” or “rustic”, and it is a sleepy kind of place. Except for the one week of the year when it plays host to the Lowdham Book

  • Broadway 163 Posted on 08 January 2013

    Your Favourite Nottinghamshire Spot of 2012

    As we revealed yesterday, you named Broadway Cinema as your favourite Nottinghamshire location of 2012. We caught up with one of the Broadway team, Andrew Knight, to see what it means to them.

    –       Congratulations! You’ve been named Nottinghamshire’s top favourite place of 2012! How does it make you feel?

    That’s fantastic news. It feels like a bonus little Christmas present. 2012 was a brilliant year for us. It has had its challenges but we’ve had a ball and shared it with lots of happy film fans and customers eating, drinking and generally being merry.

    –       Why do you think people love Broadway so much? Many people have mentioned how Broadway is much more

  • Broadway 163 Posted on 07 January 2013

    Your Top 3 Favourite Places in 2012

    Since early 2012, we’ve been inviting locals and visitors to share their favourite places in Nottinghamshire with us. The feature is published every Tuesday and has proven to be one of the most popular of our blog. From local residents to high profile personalities, our ‘Favourite Places’ have seen a wide range of people share their mutual love for our wonderful county. Below is the top 3 of your favourite places in Nottinghamshire.

     

    3. Wollaton Hall & Park and Rufford Abbey Country Park

    In Notts we love our great outdoors! From tales of Batman at Wollaton Hall to Aurora Illuminations at Rufford Abbey Country Park, our parks and gardens are

  • Newstead Abbey PN 24-04 Posted on 18 December 2012

    My Favourite Places in Nottinghamshire by Hattie Startin and Jane Middlebrook

    This week, we are sharing Hattie Startin and Jane Middlebrook’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. Hattie and Jane are local makers who both specialise in textiles, and recently exhibited at The Harley Gallery Christmas Market.

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

    Hattie Startin is a textile maker based in Nottinghamshire.

    “Having grown up in the Lakes and loving the countryside, I’d have to say my favourite places in Nottingham are Sherwood Forest and Newstead Abbey, along with all the fields and woods in between!

  • ArtisanDSC_1571web Posted on 11 December 2012

    My Favourite ‘Foodie’ Spots in Nottinghamshire by Joe Piliero

    This week we share a slightly different ‘favourite places’ blog, dedicated entirely to food. We asked food specialist Joe Piliero from the School of Artisan Food for his favourite places to source his Christmas dinner.

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

    “The mere mention of Christmas conjures a whole host of images and for us they are largely about food!  With so much great local food available right here on our doorstep, Christmas is the perfect opportunity to taste something new and support and celebrate Nottinghamshire’s fantastic

  • Lakeside Arts Centre Posted on 04 December 2012

    My favourite spots in Nottinghamshire by Alison Moore

    This week we asked local author Alison Moore to share her favourite places in Nottinghamshire with us. Alison Moore is the author of The Lighthouse, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 and for New Writer of the Year in the National Book Awards 2012 

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

    Lakeside Arts Centre is one of my favourite places in Nottingham. I worked there for most of my thirties and now enjoy taking my little boy there for children’s theatre and workshops. Annual highlights include the International

  • Theatre Royal stage Posted on 27 November 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Ezekial Bone

    This week we asked resident ghost and local tour guide Ezekial Bone to share his favourite places in Nottinghamshire with us. 

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

     

    “My favourite haunts in Nottinghamshire are places seemingly caught between times.

    A place held dear in many Nottingham hearts is the monument to the arts that is the Theatre Royal. Built and re-built by the greatest Victorian architects, it breathed life into a derelict part of old Nottingham and transformed the area in the middle of the 19th century into a

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