• Nottingham Contemporary Posted on 14 February 2012

    My Favourite Spots

    If you would like to share you favourite spots around the county with us and maybe feature on our blog, simply email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or post a comment on this entry.

     

     

    This week we asked Jim Waters, Head of Exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, what his favourite places and recommendations in Nottinghamshire were:

    “Discover the city’s rich visual art culture by starting at Nottingham Contemporary, the take a short walk to Nottingham Castle (where you also get fantastic views of the city) followed by a tram ride out to New Art Exchange.

    Iberico restaurant world tapas, never disappointing and great for lunch. Try Hart’s for a special occasion or for

  • The Woman in Black Posted on 07 February 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire…

    Today we introduce a new section on our blog in which we will share people’s favourite places and favourite things to do in Nottinghamshire.

     

     

     

    We start our section with The Woman in Black’s director James Watkins, originally from Bakersfield, Nottingham. His favourite places in Nottinghamshire are:

    ” – Newstead Abbey: totally Byronic…
    – The Broadway Cinema: a great indie cinema- passionate about film- check out Screen 4 designed by Sir Paul Smith.
    Wollaton Hall: the ultimate house on a hill, stunning parklands, museum and concert venue. And, rumour has it, Batman’s new Wayne Manor.”

    The Woman in Black stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and is signed Hammer, Britain’s legendary film studio

  • Newstead Abbey Japanese Garden Posted on 07 November 2011

    My favourite places, Newstead Abbey

    I’ve recently been asked to put together my favourite place in Nottinghamshire. This has been incredibly hard for me as my wife likens me to Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing – whichever happens to be around at that moment is my favourite. If push really came to shove, Newstead Abbey would definitely be one the front runners.

    At this point I’d have to declare that Newstead and I have some minor history. My general introduction to the park has been the cricket pitch which lies to the left of the house as you approach it from the car park.

    I’ve played cricket at Newstead Abbey a few times and each time it

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When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend. Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway…

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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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August is drawing to a close but the bank holiday still awaits, bringing with it more awesome events and things to do in Nottinghamshire! If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained throughout the summer holidays, never fear! We have rustled up a handy guide for ideas. Finally, don’t forget to have a look at our What’s…