• 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

  • mansfieldmus Posted on 14 July 2011

    The Curioso at Mansfield Museum Theatre show set in a curiosity shop.

    ‘The Curioso’ (McWheel & Munch Proprietors), is a quaint theatrical shop of curiosities in a time of it’s own which is opening it’s doors to your imagination and inviting you to enter the foolhardy, weird and wonderful world of artefacts from the chaotic & humorous life of harmless co-Proprietor Ian Munch. The silent partner Mr. McWheel never appears, as he travels far & wide in search of new curious objects to ‘flog off, but’ keeps check on the business and the less than competent Munch via telephonic contact. In the shop, Ninja Monkey; Mrs. T. Lady; The Cloaked One & The Curious Customer help Munch from the outset to reorganise the

  • Riviera Posted on 13 July 2011

    City Centre Beach returns to Nottingham

    As I trundled into work on the tram yesterday, I got to Old Market Square and a flicker of excitement ran through me as I saw wooden bases being carefully laid out. Maybe I am that sad to be enthusiastic about such a thing, but those wooden bases meant that Nottingham Riviera, our own city centre beach was beginning to be laid.

    Now for anyone who is totally confused by what I’ve just said or hasn’t experienced anything like it before, the beach is just that – a whole load of sand in the middle of Nottingham. Put around it a paddling pool, a beach bar, a Helter Skelter and a few

  • The Gedling Show Posted on 01 September 1985

    The Gedling Show – a perfect family day out

    The Gedling Show takes place this Sunday 4 September and is a great family fun day out with lots of events and things to do.

    The show starts at 11am with a Classic Car and Motorbike Show and over 60 cars and bikes booked for display with hopefully, a specialist scooter section too. There will be awards for the best on display, presented by the Mayor of Gedling at 4.15pm.

    You’ll also be able to register your dog for the Fun Dog Show which starts at 1.30pm with categories including Most Handsome Dog, Waggiest Tale and even Fancy Dress! It costs 50p to enter each category and all proceeds go to the Mayor’s

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