• Attenborough Nature Reserve Posted on 23 September 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 23-25 September 2011

    This weekend there’s plenty of intriguing and entertaining things to do around Nottinghamshire. We start with the bizarre and work our way out through the best of the events taking place.

    Nottingham Mushroom Festival, Carluccio’s Nottingham – Do you love mushrooms? Yes me too and until 10 October you can try a tempting selection of seasonal mushrooms. You’ll also be able to pick up truffles to cook at home for a special treat.

    Happy as Larry, Nottingham Playhouse, 23-24 September – what really makes us happy? An innovative performance by an Australian choreographer explores this theme in a funny, playful and poignant look.

    Purple Flag Week, Charity Twilight Walk, Old Market

  • School of Artisan Food Posted on 22 September 2011

    Food lovers heaven: Nottinghamshire local produce on show for British Food Fortnight

    Nottinghamshire is showcasing the best in local produce to celebrate the annual British Food Fortnight, which runs until 2 October,  offering food festivals and markets, local produce menus, seasonal produce adventures and the chance to learn artisan bread and cheese making from masters of the trade.

    The county has food and drink at its heart, with Nottingham city centre boasting over 300 pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants – more per square mile than any other city in Europe. Famous as the home of HP sauce, Stilton and Bramley apples, the county is full of food treats for people after new flavours and hands-on experiences.

    The School of Artisan Food

    The School of

  • Purple Flag Charity Walk Posted on 19 September 2011

    Purple Flag charity walk – this Friday

    Pull on your walking shoes this Friday to celebrate the Nottingham’s Purple Flag Status and raise funds for a vital night time support service.
     
    The Twilight Charity Walk will take place on Friday 23 September and form part of Purple Flag Week (19-25 September), helping to demonstrate community support and pride for Nottingham at night.  
     
    The weeklong celebration has been planned to highlight the fact that, once again, the city’s night time offering, and efforts to continually improve cleanliness and safety, have been deemed to be amongst the best in the country.
     
    If you’d like to take part in the walk, meet by the left lion in

  • DH Lawrence Museum, home to the DH Lawrence Festival this weekend Posted on 16 September 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 16-18 September 2011

    You would think that two weeks in to a new school term there would hardly be anything on and we’d all have to mull around as the grind of school and work continues next week. This weekend in Nottinghamshire there’s more things to do than I can remember blogging about for a long while.

    With fantastic activities and events taking place get out and have some fun this weekend, there’s load of really quality stuff going on:

    DH Lawrence Festival, Durban House, Eastwood – one of history’s most controversial novelists is celebrated in his home town of Eastwood. Find

  • Purple Flag launch Posted on 12 September 2011

    NOTTINGHAM FLIES THE PURPLE FLAG TO CELEBRATE NIGHT TIME OFFERING

    Nottingham has gained further praise for being one of the best places in the country to go for a great night out.

    It has been announced that the city has been successful in retaining its Purple Flag Status, which deems Nottingham’s night time offering, and efforts to continually improve cleanliness and safety, to be amongst the best in the country.

    Nottingham first gained Purple Flag Status last year and, following a recent assessment, the city will now hold the title for a further 12 months. The success is down to a collaborative effort between We Are Nottingham Leisure, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottingham Businesses Against Crime and the Nottingham Crime and Drugs

  • Newstead Abbey Posted on 26 August 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 26-29 August 2011

    It’s bank holiday weekend this weekend and that means we get an extra day to go out and about with family and friends.

    The first thing that leaps to mind is the Big Weekend Out promoted in Nottingham with lots of restaurants and attractions offering great discounts.

    Some of the Big Weekend Out events

    Heroes and Villains Tour, this tour takes you from Nottingham Castle to the Lace Market and the old Saxon area of the town. You’ll find out about all of Nottingham’s colourful characters, including Lord Byron, DH Lawrence, Peter Pan and of course Robin Hood. £5 per adult, £4 children

  • Big Weekend Out Posted on 23 August 2011

    Restaurant offers in Nottingham this weekend, 26-29 August 2011

    This bank holiday weekend in Nottingham is the Big Weekend Out and lots of Restaurants have put together some amazing offers for eating out.

    The Big Weekend Out is a Nottingham City Council initiative supported by We Are Nottingham and we’ve also put together a lot of the events and offers with a dedicated website listing.

    Some favourites include:

    40% off at MemSaab from their A La Carte Menu. One of the best Indian Restaurants around is great value for money on Friday, Sunday and Monday.

    Two for one on all main courses at Strada in the Cornerhouse. Italian food is always a winner and the price is bound to be good for eating out

  • Last yea'rs Best bar None Winners Posted on 19 August 2011

    Vote for the best bars, pubs and clubs in Nottingham.

    What do you think is the best bar or pub in Nottingham? Well, soon you’ll be given the chance to have your say on some of the top nightspots in the city as the search is on to find Nottingham’s Best Bar None!

    Best Bar None is a national scheme to find the bars, pubs and clubs that do that little bit extra to make sure their customers have a great and safe night out. Venues need to apply and are then put through a rigorous two hour assessment from industry professionals to see if they come up to scratch.

    If they meet the criteria, they will then be shortlisted for a number

  • Newark Antiques Fair Posted on 18 August 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 19-21 August 2011

    We’re already beginning to think about the weekend here and given that we’re still in the throes of the summer school holidays there’s a heck of a lot going on around Nottinghamshire.

    Here’s our list of some of the things that we think you might want to do:

    On Friday 19 August, you’ll find Newark Antiques Fair at Newark Showground. This event only takes place every other month and is a big draw for antiques traders and customers alike. Find yourself something totally unique and pick up a bargain.

    Every evening over the weekend up to and including Sunday 21 August, you’ll find Purelands Japanese Garden lit up with lanterns from 7pm to 10pm.

  • Nottingham Food and Drink Festival Posted on 25 July 2011

    FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL LEAVES A GOOD TASTE

    The Nottingham Food and Drink Festival may be over for another year, but I think it’s safe to say that it’s left a lasting impression – and not just on our waistlines!

    Things were a little bit different this year. It was extended from four to 12 days for a start, which was great for dedicated foodies like us. The celeb chef demos of previous years were replaced with a packed programme of food-themed events and masterclasses at bars and restaurants across the city and there were lots of special Festival menus on offer too. There was also a Food and Drink Market in the Square, which certainly made our lunchtimes interesting

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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…