• bierkeller nottingham Posted on 02 March 2017

    Win tickets to exclusive opening of the Bierkeller Nottingham

    To celebrate the opening of Nottingham’s new Bierkeller Entertainment Complex (BEC) this March, we have 25 pairs of tickets up for grabs for a very special VIP launch night on the 16th March 2017. 

    The Bierkeller Entertainment Complex comprises three distinct bars – the Bavarian themed Bierkeller, the Around the World Bar with beers and cocktails from across the globe and the Shooters Bar boasting the largest screen in Nottingham for watching live sport.

    The classic Bierkeller, celebrating all things Bavaria, will have live Oompah shows on a Friday and Saturday night, traditional German beers and hearty food straight from the tables of a traditional German feast.

    And for those who prefer wine over

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

    We

  • fish and chips George's nottingham Posted on 17 February 2017

    Dinner at George’s Nottingham

    George’s is bringing back good and proper fish and chips and other British favourites with a difference. From the beach huts to the gin bar, it is all part of the journey that you’ll be taken on when you visit this city centre’s restaurant.

    We were invited to sample George’s famous fish and chips last week, and were really looking forward to it. Read on to find out what we thought about our recent visit.

    Kinga – It was my first time at George’s but I was told by my colleagues that I will really enjoy my visit, so the expectations were high.

    We arrived just after five

  • dukki Posted on 08 February 2017

    Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! We realise that sometimes it may be a bit of a struggle to find a gift that will wow your loved one, and although you may believe in presence over presents we would like to try and convince you otherwise. This selection of Nottingham’s independent shopping gems are just waiting to be discovered, so read on and get inspired!
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    If you’ve got a knack for craft and want to put that extra time and effort into a present then making your loved one a gift is the way to go…

    At The Bead Shop on Market Street you’ll find a dazzling array of textures, colours and

  • 11111 Posted on 07 February 2017

    Get Ready for Light Night 2017!

    This Friday, for the 10th consecutive year, Nottingham will be all aglow as one of our favourite events lights up the city with glowing decorations and vivid light displays.

    Light Night is back for 2017, and this year there will be a dramatic new centrepiece to the celebrations, with Nottingham’s answer to the London Eye having arrived in the city. The Wheel of Nottingham can already be seen glowing beside The Council House’s illuminated dome in Old Market Square, with its 75,000 bulbs putting on a dazzling display.

    Ahead of @RobinHoodEnergy Nottingham Light Night check out this timelapse as night falls on the city https://t.co/j7L1LpSyRE @iamgarethevans pic.twitter.com/8jPZbasVtT

  • x factor tour Posted on 31 January 2017

    Win a pair of tickets to the X Factor Live Tour

    See the 2016 X Factor winner, Matt Terry, along with the other X Factor finalists perform their biggest hits at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham!

    Kicking off in Nottingham on Thursday 23 February, The X Factor Live Tour 2017 is a country wide arena tour with contestants performing classic songs and viewers’ favourites from the TV series. Attended by over three million people, The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the most successful annual arena tours in the UK for the past twelve years.

    Tickets & info: https://goo.gl/GNgstc

    All you have to do to enter this competition is fill in your details below and answer the question that follows. Terms and

  • download (2) Posted on 30 January 2017

    Things to do this weekend, 3rd-5th February

    The January cobwebs have been blown away and 2017 is in full swing – its time to get out and try something new this weekend. Shopping, entertainment, workshops and thought provoking comedy are all going on in the city so there’s certainly no excuse to be bored! Here are some handpicked suggestions of some of our favourite events in Nottingham this weekend…

    Sister Act – Theatre Royal until 11th February

    After several years on Broadway and the West End, the well loved musical Sister Act comes to Nottingham. Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a

  • tropical Posted on 27 January 2017

    Valentine’s in Nottinghamshire – Inspiration

    Valentine’s Day traditionally divides opinion, but in truth who doesn’t like a good excuse to splash out and treat the person you love? There are a number of fabulous Valentine’s Day Dinner Offers available, but if you’re feeling a little stuck for inspiration we have pulled together a whole host of events in Nottinghamshire to give you some ideas for making the day extra special.

    Whether you prefer a classic candlelit dinner, an amorous adventure or a romantic ramble there will be something to match your tastes…

    Valentine’s Afternoon Tea at The Tropical Butterfly House

    The Tropical Butterfly House is a hidden gem of the East Midlands and perfect for animal

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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…