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  • City of Lit Posted on 28 April 2017

    Search is on for Nottingham’s first young POET laureate

    Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is searching for a young poet to represent Nottingham on the international stage. To coincide with Nottingham Poetry Festival, the call for applications opens today (Friday 28th April) and entries will be accepted via the Nottingham City of Literature website until the end of June 2017.

    The competition is open to all poets aged between 18-30 who live, work or study in Nottingham. Entrants will be encouraged to send in a personal written statement, or a short film about themselves, covering their work as a poet, why they would like to have the role, what trends they’d like to explore as part of the role, and

  • Chris Packham is supporting the ground breaking Dinosaurs of China exhibition Posted on 28 April 2017

    TV Presenter Lends Support to World Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition

    The ground-breaking Dinosaurs of China exhibition, which is bringing some of the best-preserved dinosaur fossils in the world to the UK this summer, has a new high-profile supporter in the form of respected TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham.

    The wildlife expert is known for presenting popular nature programmes on TV, as well as a host of other projects. He has a lifelong passion for palaeontology and is keen to help tell the story of dinosaur evolution through the exhibits on show.

    Featuring the massive Mamenchisaurus, the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the UK, and the amazing Gigantoraptor, the largest bird-like feathered dinosaur in the world, the 26 exhibits have been hand-picked to

  • MP110417AH1_141 Posted on 26 April 2017

    Chance to get involved in World-Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition this summer 

    Nottingham City Council is offering the opportunity to be a part of the incredible Dinosaurs of China, Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers Exhibition coming to Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 1 July to 29 October with a number of exciting volunteering roles.

    The City Council’s award winning Museums and Galleries volunteer programme is looking to recruit a team of enthusiastic, friendly faces for the following roles:

    Dinosaur Rangers: This involves supporting Hunter the animatronic Sinraptor dinosaur on public appearances around the city and beyond in the build-up and during the exhibition! The role will include assisting the operator of the dinosaur and giving out information about the exhibition. Hunter has already

  • Tour of Britain 1 Posted on 25 April 2017

    Nottinghamshire to host stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

    Nottinghamshire will host an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s premier road cycling race, this September as the event visits Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent for the first time.  It is the only county in the Midlands to host one of the eight stages.

    Wednesday 6 September will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent.  The route will take in Eastwood, Hucknall, Gedling and the grounds of Newstead Abbey and the centre of Southwell.

    After heading through Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park the stage will loop the north of the county and the towns of Worksop and Retford.  The OVO Energy Tour

  • NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Heather Watson of Great Britain in action during her women's singles match against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia on day two of the WTA Aegon Open on June 7, 2016 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Jon Buckle/Getty Images for LTA) Posted on 24 April 2017

    Watson latest GB Fed Cup Star confirmed for Aegon Open Nottingham

    Great Britain’s Fed Cup star and British No. 2 Heather Watson has been confirmed for the 2017 Aegon Open Nottingham.

    Watson, who was part of the Aegon GB Fed Cup Team to face Romania in the World Group II play-off in Constanta, has again chosen the Nottingham Tennis Centre as the place to begin her preparations for The Championships, Wimbledon.

    The Guernsey-born player is set to line up alongside Fed Cup teammate and World No. 7 Johanna Konta at the Aegon Open, which runs from June 10th to 18th.

    Watson, 24, enjoyed a glorious summer on grass last season, as she collected her first Grand Slam title, winning the mixed-doubles with Henri Kontinen at

  • 15128734_1851783791718897_1507861409_n Posted on 21 April 2017

    OUT THERE Exhibition of International Artists in Nottingham

    Art-Culture-Tourism (ACT), based in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, is gearing up for its second international art exhibition in Nottingham this week – helping to promote the city’s growing reputation as an art and cultural capital.

    The exhibition, at P Spowage Art Gallery, in Byard Lane, Nottingham, includes the work of international fine art landscape photographer, Mike Lindtner, and includes copies of his newly launched coffee table book ‘OUT THERE’.  In addition, seven other international artists –  Joe Ganech (Belgium), Theresa Moynes (Ireland), Angelos Mavraidis (Greece), Sara Gaynor (UK), Rand Heidinger (Canada), Christine Zion (Canada) and Marcus Gilmore (UK) – with the opening preview event starting Friday 21st from 6pm and exhibition running until Saturday 29th April.

    On Saturday 22nd, The

  • KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 22:  Daniel Evans of Great Britain reacts during his match against  Ernesto Escobedo during day 3 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 22, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Posted on 21 April 2017

    GB Davis Cup star to light up British Summer Tennis Tournament

    The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has confirmed that GB Davis Cup star Dan Evans is set to return to the Aegon Open Nottingham which will run at the Nottingham Tennis Centre from June 10th- 18th and feature a combined men’s and women’s event for the first time in 44 years.

    Evans, the Birmingham based world ranked No. 44, is a regular in Great Britain’s Davis Cup team and has had a very strong start to the 2017 season, reaching his first ATP Tour final in Sydney before the Australian Open.

    Speaking to British Tennis, Evans said: “I can’t wait to get back to playing on home soil and in front of the home

  • CH_Peoples_Choice Posted on 20 April 2017

    The Cornerhouse Reveals People’s Choice Award Winners

    Cineworld gets a five-star review as hundreds of visitors vote it their number one venue in The Cornerhouse.

    The cinema has been named as the Best Overall Venue for the fourth-year running, after Nottingham’s premier entertainment and leisure complex asked customers to nominate the places they like to visit most in the annual People’s Choice Awards.

    Over 500 customers took to The Cornerhouse social media channels to cast their votes in the awards, which were made up of six different categories including Best Value for Money and Best Customer Service.

    Cineworld, which includes the only IMAX screen in the East Midlands, came out on top in the Best Overall Venue category, closely followed by

  • DipStudentsBaking Posted on 19 April 2017

    Future of Food on the menu at ‘Food for Thought’

    Leading experts, writers, nutritionists and cooks will gather together for a series of public talks, demonstrations and debate about the future of food in Britain at the ‘Food for Thought’ event taking place over the weekend of 13/14 May (Food for Thought).

    Organised and hosted by the School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire, ‘Food for Thought’ is a two day event looking at issues such as encouraging good food habits in children, sustainable diets, food as medicine, and the impact of social media on food culture.

    Nicole Pisani, ex-chef at Ottolenghi restaurant Nopi, food writer and cook Felicity Cloake, and Prof Tim Spector, author of ‘The Diet Myth’

  • Kate Rusby Live Image Posted on 18 April 2017

    Summer Love, Great Music and Family Fun at Gate to Southwell Festival in Nottinghamshire

    The eleventh Gate To Southwell Festival is expected to attract five thousand visitors to the East Midlands in early June.  With over 60 international, UK and local music acts, ceilidhs and dance displays, poets and storytellers, fantastic family entertainment, plus workshops, great food stalls, a beer and cider festival and a craft fair, this 2017 event looks certain to be the most eclectic, entertaining and exciting yet.

    Running from Thursday June 8th to Sunday June 11th, in the beautiful rural setting near Southwell racecourse, the festival headliners include Kate Rusby, the much-loved leading lady of English folk (Friday 9th) and Jon Boden, charismatic frontman of the extraordinary Bellowhead (Saturday 10th).  There’s also

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