• PlayhousePanto Posted on 25 October 2013

    WIN tickets to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Nottingham Playhouse

    The pantomime at Nottingham Playhouse is one of the highlights of the festive season and if you’re a fan then make sure you enter our competition to WIN a family ticket to the show.

    This year’s glittering production is Jack and the Beanstalk and it stars the fabulous and well-loved Kenneth Alan Taylor as Dame Daisy. Kenneth has been involved in the Playhouse pantomime for the past 30 years, often writing it, directing it and performing in it. But make sure you get your tickets early because this will be your last chance to see him as dame after he announced his retirement earlier this year.

    Kenneth will be joined by panto favourites John

  • Calm Water Posted on 24 October 2013

    Let your troubles melt away at the Calm Water Floatation Centre

    This week, we were given the chance to try out the facilities at the Calm Water Floatation Centre in West Bridgford. The centre allows you to step into a tank of water containing an Epsom-salt solution which brings about weightlessness and total relaxation. Simon Redgate, Tourism Centre Manager, and Anna Kiorkian, Membership Account Co-ordinator at Experience Nottinghamshire write about their visit to Calm Water. 

    Simon Redgate

    As someone who is always willing to try something a little different, a trip to Calm Water Flotation was one that I looked forward to with a firm degree of intrigue. I’d done a bit of research (checked out their website) and summed up that I’d be spending roughly an

  • IMG_8923 small Posted on 22 October 2013

    The life and times of Green’s Windmill

    Ever been to Green’s Windmill in Nottingham? This iconic family attraction is FREE to visit, and a must-see when in the city. We caught up with Apprentice Miller John Bellingham at the Mill to find out more… 

    The majestic sails of Green’s Windmill are an iconic feature of Nottingham’s city skyline. The Mill, located upon a hill in Sneinton, was built in 1807 by a local baker called George Green. A fine example of a tower mill, it replaced a few post mills that stood on Windmill Lane before it. 

    Post mills were smaller than tower mills and the whole structure rotated around a central post. Tower mills on the other

  • NI_HalloweenPosterA4 Posted on 15 October 2013

    WIN tickets to the Halloween Foam Skating Party at the National Ice Centre!

    The National Ice Centre are ready to run a chill through you this Halloween with their Halloween Foam Skating Party on the evening of Friday 1st November. Celebrate with the ghosts and ghouls on the ice as the music is turned up and the Halloween celebrations commence. Expect foam to be unleashed onto the ice to make for a unique and entertaining evening. Dress up in your best spooky fancy dress costume and keep watch for the official photographer; you may even see a photograph of yourself on the Ice Arena Facebook page! Of course, don’t forget a towel and change of clothes for the journey home.

    Because we are in the Halloween spirit here

  • firework1 Posted on 11 October 2013

    Nottingham’s Game City8 is set to go off with a virtual bang

    This week, guest blogger Seb Lee-Delisle has written about the brand new digital fireworks display which will light up Game City8 next week.

    Everyone loves fireworks displays but usually you have to stand well back while the experts light the touch paper. So I’ve created a fireworks display called PixelPyros, but this is no ordinary fireworks display. It’s a digital fireworks display controlled by you!

    We’re excited to be bringing it to Nottingham’s Old Market Square on 18th October for the first night of a national tour, which will also travel to Brighton, Leicester and Huddersfield. It’s completely free to attend, thanks to funding from Arts Council England, and it’s the official opening

  • SONY DSC Posted on 10 October 2013

    Victor cockpit moves to Newark Air Museum

    Newark Air Museum, located in the east of the county, is one of the largest volunteer run aviation museums in the country. Recently, it has taken delivery of a very special piece of history. On Saturday 5th October, a Handley Page Victor cockpit was delivered to the air base as the latest exhibit to be added to its already impressive collection. The cockpit in question was originally built as an airframe and was intended to take to the skies. However it never made it to that stage and was instead used as a simulator to train crews at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

    Victor in use as part of
  • Homemade window Posted on 07 October 2013

    Homemade Nottingham: A haven for cake lovers

    With the weather cooling down, now is the time to get cosy inside with a nice cup of tea and a generous piece of cake.

    Homemade Cafe in Nottingham is known as a haven for cake lovers, and it takes a will of steel to walk past its inviting window display without being drawn in for a piece of cake.

    We were lucky enough to sample some of the cakes recently for an office taste test (it’s a tough job…). We had four cakes to try: Blueberry Sponge, Carrot Cake, Flapjack and a Brownie. Homemade is known for having the best Brownies in Nottingham, so our expectations were high! We certainly

  • Landmark cake by Danielle Gotheridge Posted on 03 October 2013

    In Notts We Love Cake!

    For those of you who love cake and love Nottinghamshire, we highly recommend you visit the Tourist Information Centre before mid October.

    Danielle, owner of Danielle Gotheridge, has been hard at work producing a unique cake highlighting some key Nottinghamshire landmarks and it is on display in the Tourist Information Centre window. Until the end of October, you can admire the divine looking, one-of-a-kind cake before it is whisked off on a ‘cake tour’ visiting the landmarks which are featured on the cake.

    Based in Hockley in Nottingham, Danielle produces designer cakes for special occasions and was voted best cake designer 2011/12. She also won an award for best cup-cakes in Nottingham

  • 1264639_585244274872048_1504373465_o Posted on 02 October 2013

    Notts County and the Mercure re-create historic partnership

    Now for those of you who don’t know me personally, I am a lifelong Notts County supporter. It is a family love that was passed to me from my Dad. I still remember the first game I ever went to when I was very young as if it were yesterday. So when we heard that the Mercure Hotel and Notts County were organising a meet and greet to celebrate the historic link that the two share, as well as their newly-established partnership, naturally I jumped at the opportunity to attend and witness a little bit of history for my boyhood team and the Mercure.

    The George
  • Glorious sunshine and fabulous food at the Great Notts Show. Posted on 01 October 2013

    Fabulous food, great beers and sunshine at the Great Notts Show

    The sun shone on Nottingham at the weekend as crowds of people flocked to the Old Market Square where they were treated to a dazzling array of fine food and drink at the Great Notts Show.

    At the event, which took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, local artisan producers, brewers and restaurateurs gave visitors a flavour of the best that Nottinghamshire has to offer, while top chefs demonstrated their skills in everything from sausage making to how to cook the perfect curry.

    There was an opportunity to try dishes prepared by chefs at one of Nottingham’s most acclaimed Indian restaurants, MemSaab and the warm, sunny weather meant that the

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