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  • Patchings Art Festival Posted on 07 June 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 7-9 June 2013

    Summer has finally arrived in Nottingham with international cricket already taking place at Trent Bridge this week and the final weekend of the Nottingham Festival of Tennis taking place. We’ll kick off the round up of things to do with two great art festivals:

    The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival takes place until Sunday 9 June with performers Oysterband, Show of Hands, Eliza Carthy, Home Service  and more. Tickets are still available through Nottingham tourism centre with adult entry for Saturday £42. Call 08444 77 5678 or pop in to the centre on Smithy Row to find out more.

    Patchings Festival of Art started yesterday (Thursday) and is open until Sunday

  • Jazz-et-vin-performance1 Posted on 26 April 2013

    Jazz et Vin! at Ann et Vin Newark, 18-19th May 2013

    Jazz et Vin! returns to Newark in May 2013 with a programme of live jazz over the weekend of May 18th and 19th. It will be held for the seventh year running at Ann et Vin wine shop on Castlegate, Newark.

    The event — a mix of ticketed and free-to-enter gigs — offers something to suit a wide variety of musical tastes. Tickets can be bought for individual events, or a weekend pass, priced at just £30, will allow unlimited access to both days and all the musical events.

    Ann Hayes, founder of Ann et Vin, said: “The busy line-up is another heady blend of well-loved faces back by popular demand. This time

  • Swordfighting Posted on 15 March 2013

    The Civil War – more than just men with beards

    One of my first experiences with the English Civil War was at school. A rather overweight middle-aged man with a beard came into the class dressed as a Roundhead and showed off muskets, pikes and general fighting tactics.

    Yet despite all this effort, I found it rather uninspiring. When you also combine it with the main battles being in rather bland fields, for a while the civil war was something old and rather meaningless.

    It was only later when I had to study the social side and the impact of the war that it finally became quite impressive. Here are my top three reasons why:

    The Civil War still remains

  • bnbexternalspring Posted on 14 March 2013

    Spotlight on … Ivy Farm bed & breakfast

    As all eyes turn to Newark this weekend for the Elemental Force event, we caught up with Ivy Farm, a three-star Farmhouse just on the outskirt of the pretty market town. Ivy Farm celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

    Nestled in the Nottinghamshire countryside, in the district of Barnby-in-the-Willows, is Ivy Farm B&B – the home and business of Clare and John Troop. This B & B on a working beef and arable farm provides guests with the opportunity to sample a little piece of country life. Four farm-themed restful rooms offer a comfortable night’s stay to all who pass through their doors.

    Clare and

  • Church Street - Med REs Posted on 04 October 2012

    Oxjam Takeover Mansfield.

    Oxjam is coming to Mansfield this October, with plans for the UK’s biggest festival line up to grace the town, next weekend. We caught up with Emma Stringfellow, one of the key promoters of the festival to find out more about what to expect, and how you can get involved.

    What can visitors expect at Mansfield Oxjam next weekend?

    I think visitors can expect a little bit of everything really! We’ve got some great cover artists, folk, original acoustic acts – I honestly think we’ve got something to suit every musical taste. We have a dedicated under 18s venue at the newly refurbished My Place at The Folkhouse, which I’m really looking forward

  • DH Lawrence Heritage Centre Posted on 11 July 2012

    Nottinghamshire STARS best visitor attraction – DH Lawrence Heritage

    Sally Nightingale from DH Lawrence Heritage gives an insight into what it’s like behind the scenes:

    We were absolutely delighted to have been awarded the title of ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ at the Nottinghamshire STARS awards recently. It is recognition of the dedication, passion and knowledge of our staff and the hard work that takes place front of house and behind the scenes.

    D.H. Lawrence Heritage is a twin visitor attraction, run by Broxtowe Borough Council, based in the Nottinghamshire writer D.H. Lawrence’s hometown of Eastwood. The attraction brings together the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre along with a Bistro, art gallery, a self guided walk called The Blue

  • Newark Heritage Barge Posted on 26 March 2012

    Discovering the Trent Vale

    Christine Jordan from the Trent Vale Landscape Partnership talks about an emerging area in Nottinghamshire:

     

    The Trent Vale Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations varying from local authorities, environmental groups, wildlife and voluntary organisations with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Formed back in 2010, the partnership is targeted at promoting an area of the River Trent from Farndon to West Stockwith. The Trent Vale comprises 76 villages following the course of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

    Picking up in a shoe shape with the heel and sole around the market town of Newark, the Trent Vale moves through the picturesque areas of North Muskham, Collingham and Sutton

  • changes-poster-image Posted on 07 March 2012

    Young people don’t know they’re born

    I used to hate these words. It was as if I had committed some kind of horrible deed by being alive in a time of prosperity. There was always a menace behind the accusation that the youth of the day didn’t fully appreciate the benefits that had been gained.

    But what about what has been lost too? I’m sometimes a contrary soul and have found myself thinking about this recently. The times around me seem to point to this too – more than ever we bemoan the fact that we don’t make enough anymore and that our economy needs to change.

    I was also saddened in last year’s riots when people targeted Apple,

  • The Workhouse Posted on 15 February 2012

    Celebrate 10 years with Southwell Workhouse

    On 13 March 2002, Southwell Workhouse opened its doors as a National Trust property after lengthy restoration work.

    Now widely regarded as the best preserved Workhouse in England, the heritage of the venue was under severe threat at the start of the 21 century. Developers at the time considered turning the property into flats for the area of Southwell but thanks to the intervention of the National Trust, The Workhouse has been available for everyone to experience over the past 10 years.

    The Workhouse at Southwell was originally built in 1824 for the poor and homeless of Nottinghamshire. In the early ages of the Industrial Revolution, this building was a pioneer in

  • Chequers-Inn Posted on 13 February 2012

    Funfair Brewing expansion finally takes shape

    The Funfair Brewing Company, is finally getting ready to expand from the Chequeurs Inn, in Elston near Newark. The company, which already supplies an existing base of client pubs in Derbyshire, is looking to increase production of its Real Ale to supply demand in Nottinghamshire as well.

    The co-owners David Tizard and Abigail Cutts took up the Chequers Inn in May 2010 and have been trading since June much to the relief of the local community. The pub had previously been out of use since the 1970’s and was in poor condition.

    Thanks to match funding from the LEADER project, the owners have been able to raise enough capital to

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