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  • Mixed-Relay Posted on 23 February 2017

    New British Triathlon event to welcome elite stars to Nottingham 

    Today (Thursday 23 February) sees the launch of a brand new triathlon event to the 2017 calendar. The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham will feature some of Great Britain’s finest sporting talent racing around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge on Saturday 2 September.

    An expected crowd of 20,000 spectators and a live BBC television audience will follow the action as up to 20 elite teams, including Olympians, battle to become the event’s inaugural champions.

    Teams will be formed from British Triathlon’s high performance centres and major cities, seeing world-famous elite triathletes compete alongside up and coming talent. Teams, to include quartets from Leeds, Loughborough, Stirling, Cardiff, Bath and Nottingham amongst others, will

  • Karl and Ade Posted on 22 February 2017

    Robin Hood meets up with Tourism Superstar finalist to generate votes for pub landlord

    The Landlord of Nottingham’s world-famous Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – Karl Gibson,  is one of just ten finalists in the country to be shortlisted for a national VisitEngland Tourism Superstar Award.  He was joined at the pub by Robin Hood, who was there to persuade the good folk of Nottingham to vote for their local Tourism Superstar.

    Karl was nominated for the award by Visit Nottinghamshire as he goes above and beyond the call of his Landlord duties to ensure visitors receive an extra special experience.   The organisation is delighted Karl is one of the national finalists but is urging Nottinghamshire to back the campaign on the Daily Mirror

  • Dame Kelly Holmes Posted on 21 February 2017

    UK Corporate Games Nottingham 2017 partners with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

    Europe’s largest annual multi sports festival for organisations and business people will be coming to Nottingham from 6th – 9th July 2017.

    The Games are set to be a resounding success with many of the UK’s top companies already having entered alongside businesses of all sizes and type from Nottingham and across the East Midlands.  However, the Games team have also recently struck up another partnership with charity Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.  The Trust has been unveiled as the Official Sporting Ambassador Programme provider at a presentation in Nottingham on 21st February.

    Dame Kelly Holmes Trust does amazing work, developing world class athletes beyond sport and then works with them to deliver programmes

  • Olivier Marc Leger, Torture Geniale, Pen and ink on paper. Judges Prize winner Posted on 21 February 2017

    Harley Gallery Open to Britain’s Brightest Artistic Talents

    The Harley Gallery on the Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire has launched a search for Britain’s most exciting artists by inviting them to enter the ‘Harley Open’, its popular biennial art competition.

    Artists of all ages and experience can enter their art and are encouraged to let their imagination run riot. The only conditions are that entries can hang on the wall and have been made in the last two years. Entries should be submitted on the Harley Gallery website (Harley Open) by 21 May.

    Director of The Harley Gallery, Lisa Gee explained: “The Harley Open gives us an exciting insight into what Britain’s artists are making

  • Photo by Carsten Windhorst Posted on 20 February 2017

    Tom Jones announces Forest Live gig in Nottinghamshire

    Tom Jones has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations across the country.  He will be appearing with guests in Nottinghamshire at Sherwood Pines Forest on Saturday 24 June.

    Tom Jones has sustained his popularity as a live performer and recording artist in a remarkable career spanning over five decades. Jones has a keen interest in a wide range of music; although well known for hits including ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘Kiss’, ‘Delilah’, ‘What’s New Pussycat’, ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’ and ‘If I Only Knew’, he is first and foremost an artist with a true rhythm

  • _MG_5292 RTCreditSimon FowlerInfinity Music Posted on 17 February 2017

    Magic of the Opera at Wollaton Hall 

    Popular opera singer Lesley Garrett will star in ‘Magic of the Opera’ at Wollaton Park on Sunday 23rd July – the day after Splendour – making a whole weekend of music for all tastes in this beautiful setting.

    The show, which will also feature the English National Philharmonic Orchestra and principal singers from the Royal Opera House and English National Opera, is presented by the newly formed Nottingham theatre production company, UK Theatre Bureau, in association with Nottingham City Council.  The orchestra will be conducted by Ben Crick and the singers will include John Cunningham (Baritone), Hannah Mason (Mezzo Soprano) and Lee Bradley (Tenor).

    ‘Magic of the Opera’ is a show for all

  • newark Posted on 16 February 2017

    2017 Newark Festival Line up announced

    X-Factor Star Fleur East will join the Saturday line-up of the 2017 Newark Festival, performing in the afternoon as part of the new earlier opening hours in what looks set to be the town’s best festival yet!

    Newark Festival 2017 will include Riverside Rocks on Friday 16 June, followed by Saturday 17 June which includes headline act UB40 – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, along with Level 42, The Original Wailers and Fleur East.  The free Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday 18 June.

    Fleur East first shot to fame –  subsequently going on to build a huge fan following – when she competed on the 11th edition of the X-Factor

  • wollaton Posted on 15 February 2017

    Wollaton Hall hosts exhibition based on the building and its history 

    Close Distance
    Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse

    8 March – 1 May 2017
    Wollaton Hall, Prospect Room

    The Close Distance exhibition opens in the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall on Wednesday 8 March. With views across the surrounding park and city beyond, this new commission offers visitors a unique experience of an area of the house rarely visited by the public.

    Artists Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse have taken inspiration from the building’s history and inhabitants, exploring such details as 17th century embroidered costume belonging to the Middleton family who once lived in the Hall, and the doors that separated the kitchens and servants’ quarters from the family

  • Armed and ready.  Newark is to host the UK's biggest military history conference this summer 2017. Posted on 14 February 2017

    Top military history conference to take place in Newark

    The National Civil War Centre in Newark is to host the UK’s top military history conference this summer.

    World famous historians will deliver the exciting two day event on 30 June and 1 July in what could become a regular date for the Nottinghamshire museum, which charts the turmoil of the 17th century British Civil Wars.

    “Hosting such a prestigious gathering is another feather in our cap,” said Mark Williamson from the National Civil War Centre.  “The breadth of the weekend is astonishing, with sessions ranging from the Battles of Agincourt and Bosworth to modern conflicts such as aerial bombing.  There’ll be talks, debates, discussions and hands-on seminars, a military history fair, tours

  • The Cherry Orchard Square Posted on 09 February 2017

    Nottingham Playhouse announces new productions for Autumn 2017

    After 18 years at Nottingham Playhouse, Giles Croft will be stepping down as Artistic Director after directing The Cherry Orchard in November 2017.  Anton Chekhov’s last and greatest play tells the story of a family on the edge of ruin and a country on the brink of revolution. When Ranevskaya returns to her country home – with its famous orchard – she is torn between its past and the future. By turns tragic and funny, this new version by Olivier Award-winner Simon Stephens (A Doll’s House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), is both dynamic and profound.

    Giles Croft has chosen this masterpiece as his final play – and first Chekhov

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