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  • LEVIATHAN Landscape - Credit Steve Tanner Posted on 23 March 2017

    Nottingham Lakeside Arts’ new season approaches

    Nottingham Lakeside Arts’ new season of events stretching April to August 2017 is fast approaching and tickets for all events are now on sale. The jam-packed season is full of events to cater for all tastes and includes the usual diverse range of theatre, dance, gallery exhibitions, museum, and music events.

    The world exclusive exhibition, Dinosaurs of China, will be soaring into Lakeside from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 29 October 2017. A large, ticketed exhibition will be held at Wollaton Hall and a smaller, free exhibition will be coming to Nottingham Lakeside Arts’ Angear Visitor Centre. This exhibition represents the only time that visitors can see this vast selection of fossils

  • John Cooper Clarke Posted on 22 March 2017

    Nottingham Poetry Festival returns to UNESCO City of Literature

    The Nottingham Poetry Festival, planned by Notts TV, Nottingham born poet Henry Normal and Hockley Hustle Director, Tommy Rosley returns from 21st April – to 30th April.

    Building on the success of the first Nottingham Poetry Festival in Autumn 2015, and on behalf of the Nottingham poetry community, Nottingham Poetry Festival presents a diverse programme of over 50 events spanning 10 days combining some of the most renowned poets in the country with Nottingham’s poetic voices, showcasing Nottingham’s lyrical literary scene at its best.

    The stellar line-up includes national names in Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Wendy Cope OBE, Simon Armitage, John Cooper Clarke and John Hegley together with many local poets including John Lucas,

  • resized Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Tourism Superstar 2017 - credit Visit Nottinghamshire (6) Posted on 22 March 2017

    Help needed – just one week to vote for Nottinghamshire finalist as England’s Tourism Superstar

    With just one week to go until voting for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar closes at 5pm on Wednesday 29 March, the landlord of Nottingham’s Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – Karl Gibson – is appealing for local help to get him to number one in the country!

    Karl is flying the flag for Nottinghamshire by becoming one of just ten finalists in the country to be shortlisted for a national VisitEngland Tourism Superstar Award.  He goes above and beyond the call of his landlord duties to ensure visitors receive an extra special experience and, as well as providing a warm and friendly Nottinghamshire welcome, he is a fountain of knowledge, not just about

  • National Justice Museum_Families_ Posted on 16 March 2017

    Work Underway To Transform Nottingham Landmark into Centre of National Significance

    A MUCH-LOVED Nottingham attraction and landmark of historical importance is under-going an exciting £1 million refurbishment.

    Reopening in early April as the National Justice Museum, the former Galleries of Justice will not only attract visitors from across the country, but become an educational resource of national importance.

    The popular former courthouse and gaol, which houses the UK’s largest collection of over 40,000 law, justice, crime, and punishment artefacts, will include new areas to display a wider selection of archive items, feature an increased number of interactive displays, a new crime gallery featuring free exhibitions plus even more fun, family friendly activities thanks to its

  • Print Posted on 10 March 2017

    Billy Ocean, Busted and Tony Hadley Join Kaiser Chiefs at Splendour Festival

    Bona fide music legends and a multi award-winning band have been announced for Splendour today, Nottingham’s fantastic all-day summer music festival held at Wollaton Park on Saturday 22 July.

    Busted, one of the biggest homegrown pop acts of the 21st century, will generate plenty of excitement joining Kaiser Chiefs as the next act confirmed for the Main Stage. Beloved by a whole generation of fans who grew up with them in the noughties, the double Brit Award winning band are sure to go down a storm playing a mix of their unforgettable hits and songs from their third studio album ‘Night Driver’. After a sell-out show at Rock City in February, expect

  • craggy award pic Posted on 09 March 2017

    Creswell Crags Shortlisted For A National Museums & Heritage Award!

    Creswell Heritage Trust are absolutely delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

    Their Christmas 2016 marketing campaign, which involved a cheeky looking “cave elf” has been shortlisted in the category “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at the annual national Museums + Heritage Awards.

    The awards are very well respected, and the calibre of entrants is outstanding. The awards had an unprecedented amount of entries this year, so the competition was very fierce in order to gain shortlisting in each category. Just to get this far is an amazing achievement for Creswell Crags.

    Just a few of the other

  • Special Guest - April Towers - credit- Angelo Panzera (Nusic) Posted on 02 March 2017

    Splendour Festival Offers Local Talent the Chance to Shine

    The opportunity to perform in front of a 20,000 strong crowd at the award-winning Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park is on offer for the unsigned act which tops this year’s Future Sound of Nottingham.

    Organised by NUSIC, Future Sound of Nottingham (FSN) will give one Nottinghamshire act the chance to perform the opening slot on the main stage at the festival on Saturday 22nd July. Open to entrants now, the first round of FSN invites local bands and artists of all genres to send in demos for a panel of industry judges.

    So far, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as festival headliners. The winning act of FSN will join the multiple Brit Award

  • TRCH Canopy day time Posted on 28 February 2017

    FROM CROISSANTS TO COCKTAILS: Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall to become an all-day destination

    The second phase of the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham’s Royal Transformation Project will go ahead this summer, transforming the venue in to an all-day destination, with food and drink available every day from breakfast until midnight.

    The construction and refurbishment work taking place during August and September 2017 will include:

    Complete remodelling of the Theatre Royal’s ground floor café bar and upper floor roof terraces, offering an all-day menu, every day, in a unique location;
    Refurbishing the Royal Concert Hall bars and function rooms;
    Transformation of the streetscape on South Sherwood Street by creating a striking two-storey canopy and a new entrance way to both the Theatre

  • HIDDEN-Trail-Instagram Posted on 28 February 2017

    Independent Shopping in Nottingham made easy with launch of new trail

    Nottingham is home to some of the UK’s best-known high-street names and designer brands but it also boasts a thriving independent shopping scene, making it the ideal place for a short-break. From vintage to vinyl, specialist books and magazines to creative hubs and boutiques, the city is bursting with individuality.

    A new walking trail and mobile app highlighting the best Nottingham has to offer shoppers looking for places off the beaten track has been launched to guide visitors around the array of unique shops, bars and eateries in the ‘Hidden’ heart of the city.

    The trail, which is available as a free Guidigo app (www.guidigo.com) or as a handy pocket sized fold

  • 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

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